Infectious Disease

Interim Updated Planning Guidance on Allocating and Targeting Pandemic Influenza Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Interim Updated Planning Guidance on Allocating and Targeting Pandemic Influenza Vaccine is now live on the CDC website. The guidance is available in a PDF and HTML version,…

CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2018-19 Flu Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed a digital toolkit to assist public health professionals in communicating about the importance of vaccination. The toolkit includes details on events/activities, sample social media and newsletter content, graphics, web…

New Report: Shortage of “Disease Detectives” in Local Health Departments Puts Cities at Risk

This post was written by originally posted on the Big Cities Health Coalition’s Front Lines blog.  Epidemiologist, noun epidemiologist \ˌe-pə-ˌdē-mē-ˈä-lə-jist An expert scientist who studies, detects and tracks injuries and disease in our communities. Epidemiologists serve on the…

CDC Releases 2016 Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2016 Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report. This report shows year-to-year progress on the prevention of key healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) to help highlight progress as well…

Infectious Disease Preparedness: Reflections from CDC’s Pandemic Flu Exercise

On September 12-14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a pandemic influenza functional exercise in response to a fictional influenza pandemic with federal, state, local, and non-governmental partners. The National Association of…