Infectious Disease

NACCHO Executive Director Declares It’s Time for a Counterattack on Antibiotic-Resistance Bacteria

In his op-ed in The Hill, NACCHO’s Executive Director Dr. Hasbrouck urges swifter action in fighting antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as “superbugs,” cause an estimated 2 million illnesses and claim 23,000 lives each year…

National Environmental Health Association – Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition’s Food Safety and Defense Sessions

By Amy Chang, Program Analyst, Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response, NACCHO, and Lindsay Beattie, Program Analyst, Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness, and Catastrophic Response, NACCHO NACCHO staff and members presented about food safety and…

New CDC Vital Signs Report Shares How to Make Healthcare Safer by Stopping the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

On August 4, CDC released a new Vital Signs report highlighting how to stop the spread of antibiotic resistance. The report includes modeling that predicts increases in drug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) without immediate, nationwide improvements in…