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.
Funding levels for public health hang in the balance as House appropriators last week set their first spending mark for next year.
A new conclusion linking the Zika virus to microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects gives added urgency to the need for emergency funding.
Are you ready for the loudest public health conversation of the year? #NPHWchat promises to be just that.
APHA hosted CDC at its headquarters to discuss the president's budget with the CDC Coalition, a public health advocacy group of more than 100 organizations.
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.
Beth Bell, MD, MPH, serves as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
One week before the president's State of the Union address, we're proud to bring you the "State of Public Health 2016" in our Q&A with Dr. Frieden.
Today on World Rabies Day — an observance organized by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control — health organizations worldwide will call attention to preventing the onset of rabies for the 2 billion people at risk.
Seventy years ago, the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, made history when it added fluoride to its community water system to prevent tooth decay.
Public health communication is changing, CDC Associate Director for Communication Katherine Lyon Daniel told Public Health Newswire.