News & Perspective

Apr 13, 2015

Apr 13, 2015
Africa map

US, African agreement formalizes creation of African CDC

Officials said the center is clearly needed, for Ebola and other disease threats.

Feb 03, 2015

Feb 03, 2015
Pills and money

Infectious-disease programs fare well in Obama's 2016 budget

Highlights include funds for antibiotic resistance, bioterrorism preparedness, and a unified food safety agency.

Dec 18, 2014

Dec 18, 2014
USA map

Group gives US states middling marks on disease readiness

TFAH says many states have a mediocre level of infectious-disease preparedness.

Mar 26, 2014

Mar 26, 2014
Clostridium difficile

Reports on hospital infections show progress, needs

One report detailed the burden of healthcare-related infections, and another noted progress.

Feb 13, 2014

Feb 13, 2014
CDC Arlen Specter HQ and IOC

US unveils plan to boost global health security

Officials offer few details on what exaclty the 30-nation "Global Health Security Agenda" involves.

Jan 30, 2014

Jan 30, 2014
Environmental testing in Uganda

CDC pilot programs boost disease response in Uganda, Vietnam

The programs could provide a model for other nations to protect against health threats.

Dec 17, 2013

Dec 17, 2013

Infectious disease scorecard reveals state gaps, makes recommendations

Ratings on 10 key indicators of the nation's level of protection gives 'clarion call' to improve upon prevention and control.

Dec 05, 2013

Dec 05, 2013
Emergency department sign

New health preparedness index gives US overall good marks

An exhaustive 2-year effort gives the US an overall score of 7.2 out of 10.

Oct 22, 2013

Oct 22, 2013
Complex differential equation

Study: More focus on uncertainties would improve disease modeling

Mathematical models of outbreaks too often focus too little on underlying uncertainties, say UK researchers.

Oct 18, 2013

Oct 18, 2013

Work resumes at federal public health agencies

Key public health tasks, like flu surveillance, science communication, and lab testing, have resumed.

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