Flu Near You to Expand Symptom Set

Flu Near You is an online health reporting system that maps users with flu-like symptoms. In light of emerging health threats in the...

Mar 01, 2016 | Christina Baum

  • Potential Research Priorities to Inform Public Health and Medical Practice for...

    Given the recent rapid spread of Zika virus (ZIKV) throughout the Americas and the presence of its vector mosquito species within...

    Feb 29, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

  • 2015 Likely to be Named Warmest Year in History

    Global temperatures ran hot lost year—even hotter than in 2014, which, when the calendar ran out at the end of December, cemented its...

    Jan 04, 2016 | Chris Mills

  • National Guard Called in to Hawaii in Response to Dengue

    At a time of year when vector-borne diseases are not at the forefront of attention, Hawaii is facing its first significant outbreak of...

    Nov 23, 2015 | Christina Baum

  • Rodent Control and Public Health: Examining Local Rodent Control Programs

    From the 1900 San Francisco bubonic plague epidemic to the 2012 Yosemite National Park hantavirus infection outbreak, rodents have...

    Nov 11, 2015 | Lisa Brown

  • Protecting Children from Environmental Threats During Children’s Health Month

    We face environmental health threats every day in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the homes in which we live. And though we...

    Oct 23, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • Preparing for the Growing Threat of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

    During the summer, mosquitoes can be a nuisance when trying to enjoy the warm weather. But with climate change and lack of...

    Jul 14, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

  • NACCHO Staff Author Article about Arboviral Surveillance

    NACCHO staff authored the article “Assessment of Arbovirus Surveillance 13 Years after Introduction of West Nile Virus, United...

    Jul 07, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

  • Flu Near You to Expand Symptom Set

    Flu Near You is an online health reporting system that maps users with flu-like symptoms. In light of emerging health threats in the United States–including mosquito-borne diseases like the Zika virus–Flu Near You is adding additional symptoms for volunteers to report on. These symptoms include rash, eye pain, red eyes, joint pain, yellow skin/ eyes, and dark […]

    Mar 01, 2016 | Christina Baum

    Potential Research Priorities to Inform Public Health and Medical Practice for Domestic Zika Virus: Workshop in Brief

    Given the recent rapid spread of Zika virus (ZIKV) throughout the Americas and the presence of its vector mosquito species within parts of the United States, RADM Nicole Lurie, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, determined an urgent need for additional research to better characterize ZIKV, especially those […]

    Feb 29, 2016 | Alyson Jordan

    2015 Likely to be Named Warmest Year in History

    Global temperatures ran hot lost year—even hotter than in 2014, which, when the calendar ran out at the end of December, cemented its status as the warmest year on record. But then came 2015, which shattered previous records by an enormous margin and may soon take up the mantle of hottest year in recorded history (Jan. 11 update: […]

    Jan 04, 2016 | Chris Mills

    National Guard Called in to Hawaii in Response to Dengue

    At a time of year when vector-borne diseases are not at the forefront of attention, Hawaii is facing its first significant outbreak of Dengue fever since 2001. This serves as another reminder among a constant stream of the ways that local public health is impacted by international disease. Zika virus, another mosquito-borne febrile agent, also […]

    Nov 23, 2015 | Christina Baum

    Rodent Control and Public Health: Examining Local Rodent Control Programs

    From the 1900 San Francisco bubonic plague epidemic to the 2012 Yosemite National Park hantavirus infection outbreak, rodents have always been a lurking environmental threat, capable of compromising the public’s health. In addition to potentially carrying parasites and pathogens, rodents have been destroying infrastructure, infesting houses and businesses, and damaging property for centuries. To...

    Nov 11, 2015 | Lisa Brown

    Protecting Children from Environmental Threats During Children’s Health Month

    We face environmental health threats every day in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the homes in which we live. And though we are all susceptible, the level of risk experienced is not equal: For children, these threats pose an even greater risk to health than they do for adults. Children are a […]

    Oct 23, 2015 | Katie Regan

    Preparing for the Growing Threat of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

    During the summer, mosquitoes can be a nuisance when trying to enjoy the warm weather. But with climate change and lack of surveillance funding, mosquitoes are developing into more than an irritating pest—instead they pose a major threat to public health in the United States. Arboviral surveillance funding has decreased by nearly two-thirds in the […]

    Jul 14, 2015 | Stella Bartholet

    NACCHO Staff Author Article about Arboviral Surveillance

    NACCHO staff authored the article “Assessment of Arbovirus Surveillance 13 Years after Introduction of West Nile Virus, United States,” appearing in the July 2015 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Authors examine how before 1999, the United States had no appropriated funding for arboviral surveillance, and many states conducted no such surveillance. After emergence of West Nile...

    Jul 07, 2015 | Alyson Jordan

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