Public Health

Recent News

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.

Apr 11, 2018

News Scan for Apr 11, 2018

Monkeypox in Liberia
HHS patient transport exercise
Universal flu vaccine trial
Yellow fever vaccine campaign
Mar 27, 2018
Doctor holding patient's hand

Infectious disease deaths decline across US, but not evenly

Death rates dropped 18.7% from 1980 to 2014, with the largest decline in men.

Mar 27, 2018

News Scan for Mar 27, 2018

Lassa fever in Nigeria
Zika cardiac findings in babies
Infection prevention & antibiotic stewardship
Emergency funds for WHO
Mar 22, 2018
CDC headquarters

HHS head names HIV expert Redfield as CDC director

The move is praised by some experts, but Redfield comes with a controversial past.

Mar 22, 2018

News Scan for Mar 22, 2018

Fed budget bill and public health
CEPI, Georgetown partnership

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)

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)

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

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

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

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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