Infectious Disease

Ebola updates: Eliminated in Nigeria and Senegal, US response efforts

Today, the World Health Organization announced on Twitter that Nigeria is free of Ebola, with 42 days — the disease’s incubation period is up to 21 days — having passed since its last confirmed case. On Friday, WHO declared the outbreak over in Senegal.
APHA releases new edition of renowned infectious disease manual

APHA releases new edition of renowned infectious disease manual

The 20th edition of APHA's Control of Communicable Diseases Manual is a key resource for public health professionals fighting infectious disease.
Ebola doesn't abide by borders

Ebola doesn’t abide by borders

Should the U.S. ban travel to Ebola-affected countries? APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin argues "no" in a commentary published today in U.S. News & World Report.
More than half of Americans not getting flu shots

More than half of Americans not getting flu shots

Less than 50 percent of Americans received flu vaccinations this past flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
You can join US Ebola response right now

You can join US Ebola response right now

Yesterday, U.S. President Barack Obama announced “a major increase” in the nation’s response to Ebola. And you can help.
Ebola: More than 1,500 deaths, needs ‘urgent response’

Ebola: More than 1,500 deaths, needs ‘urgent response’

The Ebola outbreak has already claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people, infected more than 3,000 and is “likely to get worse.”
Health leaders: Ebola not threat to US if stopped quickly

Health leaders: Ebola not threat to US if stopped quickly

The Ebola outbreak, which started in West Africa, has been declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Read more about the Ebola's threat to the United States and how the outbreak can be addressed .
APHA releases Ebola resource during global outbreak

APHA releases Ebola resource during global outbreak

The Ebola-Marburg virus chapter of APHA's forthcoming Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (CCDM), 20th Edition, is available online as a free download.
APHA Storify: US health officials on alert for MERS

APHA Storify: US health officials on alert for MERS

With 614 cases reported around the globe — and three infections in the U.S. — Middle East respiratory syndrome has been making headlines lately.
As measles cases rise CDC says US vaccination program saves lives, prevents illness

As measles cases rise CDC says US vaccination program saves lives, prevents illness

Twenty years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created its Vaccines For Children Program to provide free immunizations to children.

One-year anniversary of Newtown tragedy demands action, APHA says

A year after 20 children and six staff members were fatally wounded by gunfire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Congress has failed to pass legislation to prevent gun violence.
Carter hosts global health online chat

Carter hosts global health online chat

After engaging APHA's Google+ public health community during the past week, former President Jimmy Carter hosted a live video chat on global health on the social media platform.