Central nervous system manifestations of COVID-19: A systematic review

Good article in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences June 16, 2020 In this systematic review, we will discuss the evidence on the occurrence of central nervous system (CNS) involvement and neurological manifestations in patients with COVID-19. Results Through the search strategy, we could identify two articles about neurological involvement by COVID-19. One of these publications […]

Firearm Deaths Grow, Disparities Widen

Firearms were involved in 79% of all homicides and 53% of all suicides in 2020. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a historic increase of 35% in the firearm homicide rate, resulting in the highest firearm homicide rate in more than 25 years. This, along with increases in firearm suicide rates […]

Community fights to save Alzheimer’s care home

Now we are starting to see nursing homes and assisted living facilities struggle to pay their bills.  Many are being forced to sell to larger investment companies or just going out of business.  This is only the beginning, there was a great article published by the Honolulu Advertiser today.  I think this will be our […]

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Packaged Salads

CDC is currently investigating two separate Listeria outbreaks, both of which are linked to packaged salads. One outbreak is linked to packaged salads produced by Fresh Express. The other outbreak is linked to packaged salads produced by Dole. Listeria Outbreak Linked to Packaged Salads Produced by Fresh Express Key points: Ten people infected with the […]

CDC Principal Deputy Director Named 2021 Service to America Medal | CDC Online Newsroom

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS, RET), has been named a finalist in the Partnership for Public Service’s 2021 Service to America Medals, known as the “Sammies.” Dr. Schuchat is a finalist in the Paul A. Volcker Career Achievement Category that recognizes a federal employee for […]

New CDC Director

Today, Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, officially begins her post as the 19th director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the ninth administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). U.S. President Joe Biden selected Dr. Walensky to lead the agency in December. Dr. Walensky comes to CDC […]

CDC Medical Officer Honored with 2020 Sammies Award

Vikram Krishnasamy, M.D., MPH Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health scientist Vikram Krishnasamy, M.D., MPH, has been awarded the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal®external icon by the Partnership for Public Service. Krishnasamy, a senior medical officer at CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, was honored in the Emerging Leaders […]

CDC Marks the End of 2018 Ebola Outbreak in Eastern DRC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is joining the global public health community to mark the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) outbreak in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC Ministry of Health (MOH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) officially announced the end […]

CDC Health Scientist wins 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Award | CDC Online Newsroom

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Control (CDC) health scientist Duncan R. MacCannell, PhD, has been named a winner of the 2019 Arthur S. Flemming Awardexternal icon. The 71st annual Arthur S. Flemming Awards recognize federal employees for their exceptional contributions to the nation. Recipients are nominated by their agency, and the winners are chosen […]

Coronavirus Disease 2019

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

WhatThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will provide an update to media on the COVID-19 response. WhoNancy Messonnier, M.D., Director,National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases When12:30 p.m. ET Friday, February 14, 2020 Dial-InMedia: 800-857-9756International: 1-212-287-1647PASSCODE: CDC MEDIA Non-Media: 888-795-0855International: 1-630-395-0498PASSCODE: 3896719 Important InstructionsDue to anticipated high volume, please plan to dial in […]

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will implement enhanced health screenings to detect ill travelers traveling to the United States on direct or connecting flights from Wuhan, China. This activity is in response to an outbreak in China caused by a novel […]

Nine Health Threats that Made Headlines in 2019: A CDC Review

From an outbreak of mysterious lung-injury deaths to America’s near loss of measles elimination status, the beginning of the end of the U.S. HIV epidemic to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), CDC worked around the clock – and around the globe – to protect Americans from domestic and global […]