Public Health

Recent News

May 14, 2020
Social media on smartphone

Facebook studies reveal science mistrust winning on vaccine messaging

Pro-vaccine groups on the social media platform are "fighting off to one side, in the wrong place."

May 13, 2020

News Scan for May 13, 2020

Legal liability of stewardship programs
Global life expectancy gains
Feb 06, 2020

Report: More states prepared for public health threat

Health advocacy group says states are more prepared to handle a public health threat this year than last year.

Jan 30, 2020
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, WHO

WHO declares nCoV public health emergency amid virus spread

The main worry is the possible effect on weaker nations.

Dec 13, 2019

News Scan for Dec 13, 2019

Polio numbers climb
New FDA head
Oseltamivir for flulike illness
Dengue in Afghanistan
Dec 05, 2019

News Scan for Dec 05, 2019

More lettuce E coli
Healthcare MERS cases
Eastern equine encephalitis in Georgia
App for difficult infections
Universal flu vaccine progress
Nov 21, 2019

News Scan for Nov 21, 2019

Waning measles antibodies in infants
Eastern equine encephalitis and preparedness
Nov 07, 2019

News Scan for Nov 07, 2019

Takeda's dengue vaccine
Preventing pneumonia after cardiac arrest
Botulism and salt-cured fish
Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine protection
WHO, Johns Hopkins collaborate
Oct 30, 2019
Drug production line

FDA floats drug expiration changes, other steps to address shortages

Fully 56% of hospitals reported changing patient care or delaying therapy because of drug shortages.

Oct 25, 2019

News Scan for Oct 25, 2019

First US flu deaths in kids
Oral HPV in young women
Promising rapid TB test
Animal virus surveillance program ends
Trial of new anthrax vaccine

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Martinez D, Talbert T, Romero-Steiner S, et al. Evolution of the public health preparedness and response capability standards to support public health emergency management practices and processes. Health Secur 2019 Dec 16;17(6):430-8

Stone KW, Felkner M, Perez-Patron M, et al. How do infectious disease epidemiologist positions increase public health capacity? Results from a qualitative study of local health departments. Health Secur 2019 Dec 16;17(6):454-61

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