Global infectious disease expert David Heymann, MD, calls the Zika virus “among the most troubling developments of the early 21st century.” In a Q&A with Public Health Newswire, Heymann discusses a new Zika chapter for APHA's renowned disease manual and his outlook for the virus.
As the public health community continues to ramp up efforts to address the Zika virus, it has a new tool at its disposal.
A new conclusion linking the Zika virus to microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects gives added urgency to the need for emergency funding.
New research shows how community-based approaches to prevention and care were able to reduce Ebola transmission during the recent epidemic.
The Obama administration Monday outlined a $1.8 billion plan to help prepare for, and respond to, the mosquito-borne virus, as health agencies raised their response.
Public health workers in the Americas and beyond are on alert, following evidence that Zika — a mosquito-borne virus that is spreading explosively across the region — may be linked to serious birth defects.
Mapping walking routes helps New York City health workers pinpoint Legionnaires’ in Queens cooling towers
Knowing where pedestrians walked helped health officials crack a case of Legionnaires’ disease.
Florida health workers using mapping tool to identify children, teens potentially at risk during disease outbreaks
Florida health officials have a new tool to help alert a particularly at-risk population about disease risks.
A year ago, the World Health Organization declared that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa met the definition of a “public health emergency of international concern.” Today, control of the disease remains a critical priority.
As the MERS outbreak continues CDC released updated guidelines and information for health professionals on Thursday.
The updated platform from APHA and Unbound Medicine includes content from the 20th edition of the renowned sourcebook on infectious disease.
“It doesn’t have to do with how many mosquito bites you have,” Marc Fischer of the CDC said Tuesday of mosquito-borne illnesses such as dengue and chikungunya. “You get bitten, get an infection and it all has to do with how your body responds.”