Healthcare Associated Infections

CDC Report: Antibiotic Use in the United States: Progress & Opportunities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) report, Antibiotic Use in the United States, 2017: Progress and Opportunities, provides the status of antibiotic use in healthcare settings, highlighting programs and resources to support better…

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…

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…

Impact of the FY18 President’s Budget on Selected Public Health Programs

With the President’s FY 2018 budget proposal looming as a serious threat to public health, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released an issue brief on how the budget puts the nation’s health at risk,…

MMWR: Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment of Patients Given a Diagnosis of Chronic Lyme Disease – United States

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, “Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment of Patients Given a Diagnosis of Chronic Lyme Disease – United States.” The report…

CDC: Hunting Down Healthcare-associated Fungal Infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) program fosters scientific innovation in genomic sequencing, epidemiology, and bioinformatics to transform public health and protect people from disease threats. The AMD program recently…