Posts tagged "infectious disease"

May 1 news: Dog infects humans with plague, bird flu, new mental health resource

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, May 1, 2015.
Big cities talk impact of emergency preparedness funding

Big cities talk impact of emergency preparedness funding

Today is National PrepareAthon! Day, the perfect time for Americans to learn how to prepare for disasters. But how do cities take action? The Big Cities Health Coalition visited Capitol Hill this week to urge policymakers to restore emergency preparedness funding.

April 30 news: Eliminating rubella, state of the air, bullying and mental health

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, April 30, 2015.
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.

Jan. 27 news: Neglect and brain development, Madagascar plague, e-cigarette limits

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

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.
The Nation's Health: Health workers put themselves at risk for Ebola while saving lives

The Nation’s Health: Health workers put themselves at risk for Ebola while saving lives

Find out more about the challenges health workers face in fighting the West African Ebola outbreak in The Nation's Health, APHA's newspaper.

Feb. 14 news: California soda warning labels, teen tanning, infectious disease threats

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, February, 14, 2014.

IOM conference: Public health key to stemming infectious disease

Public health and medical research accentuate each other’s strengths, health leaders concurred at a conference hosted by the Institute of Medicine on Tuesday that looked at progress made against infectious disease.

West Nile virus epidemic grows, Texas reports half of US cases

The number of cases of West Nile virus has grown dramatically in recent weeks and public health experts suggest that if the trend continues, this year’s outbreak may rank among the largest in U.S. history.

CDC confirms over 100 new cases of H3N2v influenza this week

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today that a number of new cases of an H3N2 variant strain of influenza A have been confirmed in four states, believed to be the result of contact between humans and pigs, mostly occurring at county or state fairs.