Infectious Disease

Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, 2019

One lesson from recent events is that emergencies happen. And happen often. From disease outbreaks to natural disasters to man-made crises, the stakes are high: Americans face serious health risks and even death with increasing…

APHA 2019 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is now accepting abstracts for APHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo. The theme of the meeting is Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health. Authors are encouraged…

New Resource: CDC Field Epidemiology Manual

Yesterday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through a partnership with the CDC Foundation and Oxford University Press published The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual. The manual serves as a definitive guide to investigating…

Report: Initiatives for Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

On December 11, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with the United Kingdom Science and Innovation Network and the Wellcome Trust, released Initiatives for Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment. The…

Against Antimicrobial Resistance: A Local Commitment to Fighting a Global Threat

Antimicrobial drugs like antibiotics transformed medical care, rendering once life-threatening infections easily treatable and reducing the risk of infection associated with surgery and chemotherapy. Advances in agriculture soon followed as farmers began using antimicrobial drugs…