Infectious Disease

Updated Guidance for Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its interim guidance for pregnant women with possible exposure to Zika virus to include recommendations specific to pregnant women with symptoms and, separately, pregnant women without…

Treatment Action Group: 2017 Pipeline Report

Treatment Action Group (TAG) recently launched its annual research and development landscape analysis: The Pipeline Report: Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Preventive Technologies, Research Toward a Cure, and Immune-Based and Gene Therapies in Development. This year’s Pipeline Report continues…

Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements at Small and Critical Access Hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new resource for small and critical access hospitals to help healthcare facility leaders and providers implement antibiotic stewardship activities in their facilities. The Implementation of…

NACCHO Launches Healthcare-Associated Infections Toolkit for LHDs

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which people acquire while receiving treatment or care for another condition, affect 1 in 25 hospital patients in the United States each year and can lead to sepsis or death. HAI risks are…

NACCHO Annual 2017: Learn More about Infectious Diseases & Informatics

The 2017 NACCHO Annual Conference will feature a variety of sharing sessions highlighting key focus areas of NACCHO’s Infectious Disease and Informatics (IDI) portfolio, including: HIV, STI & Hepatitis, Immunization, Emerging Infections and Outbreak Response.…

NCEZID: Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

The National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) has just released a new publication highlighting its emerging infectious disease work, covering topics from A to Z – anthrax to Zika. This document features…

Webinar Series: The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care: Health Care Data and the Law in the 21st Century

The 21st century has brought an abundance of health related technologies and information systems. These innovations have opened a new world of electronic health records, health metrics, and disease surveillance; allowing health professionals to improve…

Report: Substantial Increase in Number of U.S. Counties with Virus-carrying Mosquitoes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a substantial increase in the number of counties that reported evidence of the mosquitoes that can spread chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses, according to new research published…