Infectious Disease
CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Preventing mosquito-borne illnesses

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Preventing mosquito-borne illnesses

“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.”
The Nation's Health: Progress being made on hospital infections, but more work needed

The Nation’s Health: Progress being made on hospital infections, but more work needed

Reducing health care-associated infections remains a challenge, as reported in the March 2015 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper.
Measles outbreak highlights record number of U.S. cases in 2014

Measles outbreak highlights record number of U.S. cases in 2014

Measles is back and making headlines thanks to a recent and growing outbreak linked to a popular theme park. Find out how this previously "eliminated" disease is making a comeback in the U.S. and how you can protect yourself and others from it.
CDC's Frieden on Ebola: 'We are making real progress'

CDC’s Frieden on Ebola: ‘We are making real progress’

Yesterday in Washington, D.C., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden discussed late-breaking developments in the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
Flu season intensifies across the US

Flu season intensifies across the US

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports U.S. flu activity is on the rise. Does your state have high or widespread flu activity? Get the latest updates here.
It’s not too late: Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

It’s not too late: Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, an observance organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to highlight the importance of annual flu immunizations.
Lessons from Ebola: How schools can stay healthy

Lessons from Ebola: How schools can stay healthy

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, discusses how schools can take a risk-based approach to protect students and staff against health threats in a commentary published today in Education Week.
Obama: US health workers heroes, will “ultimately snuff out this outbreak” of Ebola

Obama: US health workers heroes, will “ultimately snuff out this outbreak” of Ebola

In a White House event yesterday, President Barack Obama stated affirmatively that “we will contain and ultimately snuff out this outbreak of Ebola."

AJPH editorial argues for ethical response to Ebola

A new editorial from the American Journal of Public Health outlines the moral challenges of the Ebola epidemic, particularly regarding public health response. Read on and tell us what you think.
APHA provides science-based voice on Ebola

APHA provides science-based voice on Ebola

In the midst of the worst Ebola outbreak in history, APHA has been helping deliver expert, credible information about the outbreak and response efforts.
CDC tightens guidelines for US health care workers treating Ebola patients

CDC tightens guidelines for US health care workers treating Ebola patients

In light of three confirmed U.S. cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published three principles for health care workers caring for patients with Ebola yesterday “to ensure there is no ambiguity.”

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.