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A Third State Sees Outbreaks Of Disease That Was Supposed To Be Long Gone

The Daily Beast | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living

This week, New Jersey joined New York and Ohio as the third U.S. location to have a mumps outbreak this year—and it probably won’t be the last. Is...

Arms Race -- Getting Ahead of Killer Microbes

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

The basic tools of disease tracking and data analysis -- which CDC's disease detectives and others relied on to eradicate smallpox, identify Legionnaires' disease, and stop SARS -- remain essential. But they are no longer enough.

Did Obamacare Help or Harm the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation in Tennessee?

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

As infectious disease doctors, we routinely care for patients with meningitis, but never have we treated a case of aspergillus meningitis, the type of fungal infection that has caused more than a dozen deaths and sickened nearly 200 people in Tennessee and other states.

Disease Outbreak Risks Rise As More Private School Students Opt Out Of Vaccines

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than thei...

Lynne Peeples

Dangerously Unaware: Americans Lack Knowledge About Source Of Global Pandemics

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Two out of every three Americans worry about the potential for a global disease outbreak. (Thank you, "Contagion.") Yet, alongside this result fr...

Marcus Baram

How Researchers Investigate The Source Of An Epidemic: Lots Of Detective Work, Add Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- After a few people turned up dead, officials sprang into action -- interviewing the next of kin, identifying suspects and pursuing leads. ...