Infection Control

Jan 18, 2023
The CDC released a dashboard tracking hospitalization rates for laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, flu and Respiratory Syncytial Virus by age group, sex, race/ethnicity, state and season based on data from select counties in 13 states, which the agency will update weekly.
Jan 11, 2023
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined the government of Uganda and global public health community in marking the end of the Ebola outbreak in Uganda, 42 days after the last reported case.
Dec 6, 2022
U.S. clinicians should consider cholera in patients with acute diarrhea returning from countries with cholera transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an advisory yesterday, citing eight cases this year in travelers returning to the United States.
Nov 11, 2022
The CDC reported continued increases in certain health care-associated infections in 2021 and improvements in others, based on the summary measure used by the National Healthcare Safety Network to track these infections.
Nov 7, 2022
The Ebola outbreak in Uganda has not spread to the United States or other countries to date, the CDC said in an update to clinicians.
Oct 18, 2022
Black, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native adults have higher flu hospitalization rates and lower flu vaccination rates than white adults, according to a report released by the CDC.
Oct 18, 2022
The Biden Administration released a strategy to better prepare and protect the nation from future pandemics and biological threats, and called for Congress to provide $88 billion over five years to help implement the plan. 
Oct 10, 2022
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS will continue to exercise enforcement discretion under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments to allow providers to test asymptomatic individuals using certain point-of-care SARS-CoV-2 tests authorized for symptomatic individuals, CMS…
Sep 15, 2022
Monkeypox cases have dropped nearly 50% since early August, the White House said today, affirming the effectiveness of a national mitigation strategy where vaccination and education are used in tandem.
Aug 11, 2022
HHS purchased $26 million worth of intravenous TPOXX (tecovirimat) to treat monkeypox, which the manufacturer expects to deliver next year.