Infectious Disease
CDC Director Tom Frieden speaks on Zika

CDC Director Tom Frieden speaks on Zika

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden and his agency are faced with what he calls an “unprecedented” and “urgent” health threat: the Zika virus. Zika is the first mosquito-transmissible virus that has been shown to cause birth defects, and the first mosquito-borne sexually transmitted disease or infection.
APHA: 'Great disappointment' at lack of congressional funding for Zika

APHA: ‘Great disappointment’ at lack of congressional funding for Zika

Today marks the beginning of Congress' seven-week recess without any dedicated funding to protect Americans from the Zika virus infection.
APHA to Congress: Fund Zika prevention this week

APHA to Congress: Fund Zika prevention this week

APHA is strongly urging Congress to fund an appropriate Zika response this week before legislators leave for a seven-week recess.
APHA chats on Twitter about Zika preparedness, gun violence prevention

APHA chats on Twitter about Zika preparedness, gun violence prevention

APHA has led the battle to combat two significant public health challenges of today: the Zika virus and gun violence. On Tuesday, APHA added Twitter chats to its list of advocacy efforts.
Congress fails to fund Zika response, APHA dismayed

Congress fails to fund Zika response, APHA dismayed

APHA issued a strong rebuke to Congress yesterday for failing to pass legislation that properly addresses the Zika outbreak — without cutting funding for other important public health priorities.
David Heymann discusses Zika and new CCDM chapter on the virus

David Heymann discusses Zika and new CCDM chapter on the virus

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.
APHA’s venerable infectious disease manual now offers Zika chapter

APHA’s venerable infectious disease manual now offers Zika chapter

As the public health community continues to ramp up efforts to address the Zika virus, it has a new tool at its disposal.
Zika link to birth defects underscores funding urgency

Zika link to birth defects underscores funding urgency

A new conclusion linking the Zika virus to microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects gives added urgency to the need for emergency funding.
AJPH study: How community interventions reduced Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone

AJPH study: How community interventions reduced Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone

New research shows how community-based approaches to prevention and care were able to reduce Ebola transmission during the recent epidemic.
APHA supports request for Zika funding

APHA supports request for Zika funding

The Obama administration Monday outlined a $1.9 billion plan to help prepare for, and respond to, the mosquito-borne virus, as health agencies raised their response.
(The Nation's Health): Zika declared public health emergency

(The Nation’s Health): Zika declared public health emergency

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.