Infectious Disease

MMWR: Access to Syringe Services Programs — Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, 2013–2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on Access to Syringe Services Programs — Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, 2013–2017. The report explores how syringe services programs (SSPs)…

2018 Vector Control Summit: “Itching to Improve: Building Local Mosquito Control Capacity”

In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO developed and distributed an electronic survey to assess mosquito surveillance and control capacity among the nearly 2,000 local vector control programs nationwide. Through this…

New Release: Community Response Planning for Outbreaks of Hepatitis and HIV Among People Who Inject Drugs

In response to the vulnerability to rapid dissemination of hepatitis and HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID), which is being fueled by our nation’s opioid epidemic, the National Association of County and City Health…

Recap: Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic

The recent workshop on Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic included discussions that focused on infectious disease consequences of the opioid epidemic, giving particular attention to viral hepatitis, HIV, and endocarditis.…

Guide for Health Departments: Managing HIV/Hepatitis C Outbreaks in People Who Inject Drugs

The opioid epidemic has increased the number of people who inject drugs in the US, and thereby substantially increased the risk of transmission of blood-borne viruses, including HIV, hepatitis C virus, and hepatitis B virus…