Public Health

Recent News

Jul 12, 2018

News Scan for Jul 12, 2018

US drug shortage task force
TB vaccine candidates
Fractional dosing for yellow fever
Influenza B in pigs
Avian flu outbreaks
Jul 10, 2018

News Scan for Jul 10, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia
DRC polio outbreaks
Wellcome funds innovation
Southern Hemisphere flu rise
Australia Wolbachia mosquitoes
Jun 28, 2018
Child splashing in lake

CDC profiles outbreaks linked to untreated recreational water

Lessons learned from 140 outbreaks involving nearly 5,000 people and steps to minimize the risk of getting sick from swimming.

Jun 28, 2018

News Scan for Jun 28, 2018

DRC Ebola contacts complete monitoring
Water source in romaine E coli outbreak
Proposed public health corps cuts
Universal flu vaccine initiative
May 31, 2018

News Scan for May 31, 2018

More DRC Ebola cases
Nipah deaths in India
Emergency guidelines gaps
Avian flu outbreaks
May 24, 2018

News Scan for May 24, 2018

Tracking global health security
ECMO, ARDS, and death rates
May 16, 2018
HIV fingerprick test

WHO unveils first essential diagnostic test list

The list offers a way of focusing limited resources toward diagnosing the most common conditions as well as priority diseases.

May 16, 2018

News Scan for May 16, 2018

Pandemic exercise lessons
Saudi MERS case
New rapid rabies test
Apr 24, 2018

News Scan for Apr 24, 2018

US stockpile management
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Meningitis B vaccine progress
Apr 17, 2018
Preparedness backbacks

Preparedness index reflects overall gains but some regional gaps

The US as a whole had a score of 7.1 out of 10 for 2017, nearly a 3% improvement.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Andre AM, Lopez A, Perkins S, et al. Frontline field epidemiology training programs as a strategy to improve disease surveillance and response. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Nov 13)

Bambery Z, Cassell CH, Bunnell RE, et al. Impact of a hypothetical infectious disease outbreak on US exports and export-based jobs. Health Secur 2018 (published online Feb 13)

Belay ED, Kile JC, Hall AJ, et al. Zoonotic disease programs for enhancing global health security. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 31)

Bell E, Tappero JW, Ijaz K, et al. Joint external evaluation-development and scale-up of global multisectoral health capacity evaluation process. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 12)

Brencic DJ, Pinto M, Gill A, et al. CDC support for global public health emergency management. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Nov 13)

Cassell C, Bambery Z, Roy K, et al. Relevance of global health security to the US export economy. Health Secur 2017 Dec 1;15(6):563-8

Cassell CH, Bambery Z, Roy K, et al. Relevance of global health security to the US export economy. Health Secur 2017 Dec 1;15(6):563-8

Cordes KM, Cookson ST, Boyd AT, et al. Real-time surveillance in emergencies using the Early Warning Alert and Response Network. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 23)

Edelstein M, Lee LM, Herten-Crabb A, et al. Strengthening global public health surveillance through data and benefit sharing. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online May 22)

Fitzmaurice AG, Mahar M, Moriarty LF, et al. Contributions of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in implementing the Global Health Security Agenda in 17 partner countries. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 25)

Graciaa DS, Cope JR, Roberts VA, et al. Outbreaks associated with untreated recreational water—United States, 2000-2014. MMWR 2018 Jun 29;67(25):701-6

Harder T, Takla A, Eckmanns T, et al. PRECEPT: an evidence assessment framework for infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control. Euro Surveill 2017 Oct 5;22(40):pii-16-00620

Isenor JE, O'Reilly BA, Bowles SK. Evaluation of the impact of immunization policies, including the addition of pharmacists as immunizers, on influenza vaccination coverage in Nova Scotia, Canada: 2006 to 2016. BMC Public Health 2018 Jun 26;18:787

Johnston SA, Domenyuk V, Gupta N, et al. A simple platform for the rapid development of antimicrobials. Sci Rep 2017 (published online Dec 14)

Jones DS, Dicker RC, Fontaine RE, et al. Building global epidemiology and response capacity. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Nov 13)

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Building a national capability to monitor and assess medical countermeasure use during a public health emergency: going beyond the last mile: proceedings of a workshop. Oct 31, 2017

Norris SL, Sawin VI, Ferri M, et al. An evaluation of emergency guidelines issued by the World Health Organization in response to four infectious disease outbreaks. PLoS One 2018 May 30;13(5):e0198125

Salyer SJ, Silver R, Simone K, et al. Prioritizing zoonoses for global health capacity building — themes from One Health Zoonotic Disease workshops in 7 countries 2014-2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Nov 7)

Schemm Dwyer K, Misner H, Chang S, et al. An interim examination of the US public health response to Ebola. Health Secur 2017 Oct 1;15(5):517-38

Schuchat A, Anderson LJ, Rodewald LE, et al. Progress in vaccine-preventable and respiratory infectious disease — first 10 years of the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, 2006-2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online May 20)

Schuchat A, Anderson LJ, Rodewald LE, et al. Progress in vaccine-preventable and respiratory infectious disease — first 10 years of the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, 2006-2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online May 20)

Stoto AM, Nelson C, Savoia E, et al. A public health preparedness logic model: assessing preparedness for cross-border threats in the European region. Health Secur 2017 Oct 1;15(5):473-82

Tapper JW, Cassell CH, Bunnell RE, et al. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its partners' contributions to global health security. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 21)

Vonnahme LA, Jungerman MR, Gulati RK, et al. US federal travel restrictions for persons with higher-risk exposures to communicable diseases of public health concern. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Nov 7)

Walldorf JA, Date KA, Sreenivasan N, et al. Lessons learned from emergency response vaccination efforts for cholera, typhoid, yellow fever, and Ebola. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 31)

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