Opioids

From the Field: Strategies to Increase Hepatitis C Screening and Linkage to Care through SSPs

By: Nicole Miller, MSN, RN; Lela Riherd, BSN, RN, CIC; Zac Doobovsky, BSN, RN, CIC; and Harp Cheema, BSN, RN, Whatcom County Health Department (WA) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates nearly 2.4 million Americans are…

CE: Wound Botulism Outbreak Among Persons Who Use Black Tar Heroin — San Diego County, California, 2017–2018

CDC’s MMWR and Medscape are proud to introduce a new FREE continuing education (CE) activity. The goal of this activity is to describe a wound botulism outbreak in California during 2017–2018 among persons who use…

NGA Releases Publications on Addressing the Infectious Disease Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic

In March 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborated with the National Governors Association (NGA) to conduct a Learning Lab about the intersection of the opioid epidemic and infectious diseases. This collaboration…