Infectious Disease

Reflections from the United Nations’ High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance: Connecting Local and Global Efforts

On September 21, 2016, leaders from around the world convened for a high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) during the 71st session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. This was only the fourth time…

Blog Series: Antimicrobial Resistance & Global Health Security – Collaborative Efforts in Disease Surveillance (Part 1)

Last week, NACCHO outlined the landscape of disease surveillance and highlighted the importance of local public health agencies as early detectors of infectious disease threats. Revisit the first blog post in this series for a…

Blog Series: Antimicrobial Resistance & Global Health Security – The State of Disease Surveillance

Due to the continued application and overuse of antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance – which includes resistance among bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi – is a growing threat to human health and an increasingly critical component of…

Watch Now: Public Health Grand Rounds – Changes in Clinical Diagnostics and Tracking Infectious Diseases

On October 18, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presented the October session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “Changes in Clinical Diagnostics and Tracking Infectious Diseases.” The session focused on how culture-independent diagnostic tests (CIDTs)…

Infection Prevention and Healthcare Quality Training in a Criminal Justice Healthcare Setting: The Work of El Paso County Public Health

This week, October 16-22, marks both International Infection Prevention Week and Healthcare Quality Week. Infection prevention is both a means and an end to the work healthcare quality professionals do to manage risks, reduce mortality…