Infectious Disease

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…

Rockland County Health Official: “Bacteria Aren’t the Enemy: Why Messy Can Be Better”

Rockland County (NY) Health Department’s Commissioner of Health, Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, DO, MPH, DABFM, FAAFP, recently penned an article for parents of children to explain why “Bacteria Aren’t the Enemy: Why Messy Can Be Better.” The article…