News & Perspective

Jun 28, 2018

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.

Mar 22, 2018

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.

Dec 18, 2017

Dec 18, 2017
CDC headquarters

Infectious disease groups weigh in on CDC-budget word ban

"Censorship . . . threatens to disrupt a prime goal of government: protecting public safety," the groups write.

Jul 07, 2017

Jul 07, 2017
Brenda Fitzgerald

Public health leaders see strong choice in new CDC director

Public health groups leaders see a strong leader and ally, but worry over looming CDC budget challenges.

Jun 23, 2017

Jun 23, 2017
Ebola response

US cities' Ebola lessons yield readiness checklist

Also, a new study estimates that safe burials may have saved 1,400 to 10,400 lives in West Africa's outbreak.

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Federal budget

White House budget proposal spells steep cuts for public health

Though deep cuts aren't likely to be enacted, health groups and experts aired strong concerns.

May 02, 2017

May 02, 2017
US Treasury Department

US budget plan includes support for readiness, research, response

The plan includes a $2.8 billion boost to HHS but cuts to global health.

Apr 20, 2017

Apr 20, 2017
Flooded street

US preparedness index finds sluggish, uneven progress

The annual index found worrying discrepancies among states that create widening gaps, especially in low-income areas and those vulnerable to public health emergencies.

Apr 13, 2017

Apr 13, 2017
Balance sheet and calculator

Report: Ongoing drop in federal public health funds, plateau for states

Federal funds are poised to take another hit with President Trump's proposed budget.

Mar 30, 2017

Mar 30, 2017
Scientist in laboratory

CARB-X awards $24 million for new antibacterial products

The products include 3 new classes of small-molecule antibiotics.

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