“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.”
Reducing health care-associated infections remains a challenge, as reported in the March 2015 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a White House event yesterday, President Barack Obama stated affirmatively that “we will contain and ultimately snuff out this outbreak of 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.
In the midst of the worst Ebola outbreak in history, APHA has been helping deliver expert, credible information about the outbreak and response efforts.
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.”
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.