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International Infection Prevention Week 2017: Local Approaches to Combatting Antibiotic Resistance

Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs have revolutionized treatment of infectious diseases. However, even at the time of discovery, Fleming himself cautioned that resistance was a…

Training Course: Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA), revamped their Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) course. EHTER helps prepare environmental health professionals and other emergency response personnel…

Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response: Assessing the Legal and Institutional Framework for Interagency Information Sharing

The 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aims to create an integrated food safety system. The free flow of information is vital to reaching the goal of such a system, but, unfortunately, information sharing among…