Infectious Disease

International Infection Prevention Week 2017: Local Approaches to Combatting Antibiotic Resistance

Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs have revolutionized treatment of infectious diseases. However, even at the time of discovery, Fleming himself cautioned that resistance was a…

NACCHO Report: Shifting Our Approach to Mosquito Control Capabilities in the U.S.

The State of Mosquito Control in the U.S. Mosquito-borne diseases are an ongoing public health concern in the United States, but there seems to be a cyclical pattern when it comes to prioritizing mosquito control…

CDC: Estimated Range Maps for Aedes aegypti and albopictus Mosquitoes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released estimated range maps for Aedes aegypti and albopictus mosquitoes by using a model that predicts possible geographic ranges for these mosquitoes in the contiguous United…

Watch Now: Webinar: Reflecting on the Arkansas Mumps Outbreak

On September 12, NACCHO hosted a webinar on the Arkansas Mumps Outbreak, which began in August 2016, to hear about the circumstances of the outbreak, the social challenges involved, and the strategies for response. Many thanks…