Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Public Health Matters Blog Posts

New Year’s Resolution: Be Ready

We all make resolutions for the New Year, lose weight, read more, learn a new skill. Well this year why not make one of your resolutions to be ready? 2011 was full of devastating emergencies, from the Mississippi River flooding to the more than 343 tornados that tore through the Southeast. Just a few simple steps can Read More >

Posted on by Blog Administrator11 CommentsTags , , ,

Real-life Contagion: Part 2

By Tyler M. Sharp, PhD Before we left off in Part 1 I had just gotten on a boat to visit a small atoll in the Marshall Islands affected by the dengue outbreak… A few days earlier we had identified a small cluster of cases on Arno, a small atoll about 30 miles from Majuro. I Read More >

Posted on by 6 CommentsTags , , , , ,

Real-life Contagion: Governments unite to fight dengue outbreak in Marshall Islands

By Tyler M. Sharp, PhD The whole thing was straight out of a movie.  An outbreak of dengue fever on a small island chain in the middle of the Pacific. A local government requesting assistance to control the outbreak.  In the end, CDC, the US Department of Defense, the World Health Organization (WHO), USAID, local Read More >

Posted on by 5 CommentsTags , , , , ,

Top 7 Disaster Songs Countdown

  By Regina Quadir Most artists may not have had preparedness in mind, but these top 7 title tracks remind us of some events that we should always be prepared for. Check out our top 7 disaster tracks:

Posted on by Blog Administrator30 CommentsTags , , ,

Stepping Up to Take Down Polio

Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease that is completely preventable. Since 1988, members of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), including CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary, and UNICEF, have teamed up to eradicate polio world-wide through large scale vaccination efforts. Global polio cases are down more Read More >

Posted on by Ali S. Khan1 CommentTags , , , , ,

Ticket for Two – International travel during pregnancy

  By Stacie Dunkle “We don’t recommend international travel during pregnancy for first-time mothers,” said my nurse midwife. Those words stopped me in my tracks. As an officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service with three years of experience working overseas, I couldn’t believe what this nurse was telling me. Rarely a month went by that Read More >

Posted on by Blog Administrator9 CommentsTags , , , ,
TOP