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What Do Bridges and Public Health Have in Common?

Brian Castrucci | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Castrucci

We have major infrastructure needs in many sectors in the United States. The potential impact of a failing public health infrastructure should alarm us and drive action. We can't predict when the next outbreak, epidemic, or disaster will occur, but we can guarantee that it will take place. The question is whether we will work to fortify the public health infrastructure now or deal with the consequences later.

CDC's Mission: Protecting the Health of Americans

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

CDC is America's health protection agency. Along with our many governmental and private sector partners, we're working 24/7to find, stop, and prevent disease - in every state, throughout our nation, and in many countries around the globe.

White House Halts Funding On Risky Flu Studies

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The White House has temporarily stopped funding new research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists ...

The Looming Foreclosure Crisis: As the Fed Runs Out of Bullets, Local Governments Step In

Ellen Brown | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Ellen Brown

Mortgage debt overhang from the housing bust has meant lack of middle-class spending power and consumer demand, preventing the economy from growing.

Review Finds More Cases Of Deadly Virus In Saudi Arabia

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia, which is grappling to contain the spread of a frequently deadly respiratory virus, announced Tuesda...

Health Officials Take Back Report Of MERS Spread In US

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials on Wednesday backtracked on an earlier report that a mysterious Middle East virus had apparently spread from one pe...

Iran Confirms First 2 Cases Of MERS

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living

DUBAI, May 27 (Reuters) - Iranian officials say they have confirmed the country's first two cases of MERS, a deadly virus first reported two years a...

REPORT: New Case Of MERS Marks First Case Transmitted In U.S.

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living

By Nick Carey CHICAGO, May 17 (Reuters) - An Illinois resident tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome after being in contact with an ...

Mild Cases Of MERS May Go Undetected

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, May 16 (Reuters) - Scientists leading the fight against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome say the next cr...

Saudis Kiss Their Camels In Defiance Of MERS Warning

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

Saudi Arabians are brazenly engaging in public displays of affection in defiance of the authorities. But this proud show of love is not between people...

Hospital Workers Test Negative For MERS

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

(Adds details on patient status, airport advisories) By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, May 14 (Reuters) - Two U.S. hospital wor...

MERS Virus Not A Global Emergency

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

(Adds details, background, quotes from telebriefing) By Kate Kelland LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) - Concern about the deadly...

World Health Organization Holds Emergency Meeting On MERS Virus

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living

(Updates with WHO news conference postponed until Wednesday) LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) - Health and infectious disease experts met at t...

2 Florida Health Workers Showing Symptoms After Exposure To MERS Patient

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen and Barbara Liston May 13 (Reuters) - Two health workers at a Florida hospital exposed to a patient with Middle ...

5 More Deaths From MERS In Saudi Arabia

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi health authorities reported another five deaths Tuesday from a potentially fatal Middle Eastern respiratory virus ...

Patient With Second U.S. MERS Infection Traveled Through London

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living

* Patient is second MERS case imported to United States * Health authorities checking other UK-based passengers * Deadly...

Health Officials Confirm Second MERS Case In U.S.

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living

May 12 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Monday a second case of MERS, a deadly virus first discovered in the Middle East, has been confirme...

First U.S. MERS Patient Released From Hospital

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living

May 9 (Reuters) - The first U.S. patient to test positive for the often deadly MERS virus was released from an Indiana hospital on Friday and is ful...

Another 10 Cases Of MERS Found In Saudi Arabia

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living

DOHA, May 9 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Friday it had identified 10 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), pushing the total num...

Saudi Arabia Reports 5 More Deaths From MERS

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Five more people have died in Saudi Arabia after contracting an often fatal Middle East respiratory virus as the ...

Joshua Hersh

WHO Downplays Recent MERS Virus Surge | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

A recent spike in a deadly virus that has swept across much of the Middle East, prompting fears of a global pandemic, was likely the result of a seaso...

Another 18 MERS Cases Identified In Saudi Arabia

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living

RIYADH, May 8 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has identified 18 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), it said late on Wednesday, pushing th...

First U.S. MERS Patient To Be Isolated At Home

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living

By Brendan O'Brien May 6 (Reuters) - The first U.S. patient to test positive for the often deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome vir...

5 Things You Need To Know About MERS

Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living

By Susan E. Matthews A healthcare professional from Indiana came down with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a deadly respiratory virus, l...

No Other MERS Cases Reported In The U.S.

AP | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials say no other cases of a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East and has hospitaliz...