New Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria Species Discovered

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic and health officials from Minnesota, Wisconsin,...

Feb 16, 2016 | Katie Regan

  • ACMT Webinar Series on Chemical Agents of Opportunity: New Training Modules Available

    The American College of Medical Toxicology is presenting the ninth module in the Chemical Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism Webinar...

    Jan 07, 2016 | Rachel Schulman

  • 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

  • October 2015 Hottest on Record

    Much like the months that preceded it, October 2015 closed out the calendar with the dubious honor of being the hottest in recorded...

    Nov 18, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • 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

  • Environmental Health and Operational Conditions in Emergency Shelters

    This post originally ran on NACCHO’s Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. For more environmental health news and information, visit...

    Oct 28, 2015 | Mary Hodges

  • 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

  • Celebrate World Environmental Health Day Sept. 26

    Ensuring the public’s health is a multifaceted challenge requiring expertise in more than just the health threats that come from...

    Sep 24, 2015 | Katie Regan

  • New Lyme Disease-Causing Bacteria Species Discovered

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic and health officials from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota, have reported a new species of bacteria that causes Lyme disease in humans. The new species, Borrelia mayonii, has been identified in blacklegged ticks in at least two counties in northwestern Wisconsin, though […]

    Feb 16, 2016 | Katie Regan

    ACMT Webinar Series on Chemical Agents of Opportunity: New Training Modules Available

    The American College of Medical Toxicology is presenting the ninth module in the Chemical Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism Webinar Series addressing Water, Food, and Medication as Vectors on Wednesday, January 13th, at 3:30pm (EST). All are welcome to register at any time for this module using the registration link on the module website: Module 9: Water, Food, and Medication as Vectors. Note...

    Jan 07, 2016 | Rachel Schulman

    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

    October 2015 Hottest on Record

    Much like the months that preceded it, October 2015 closed out the calendar with the dubious honor of being the hottest in recorded history. Every month this year with the exceptions of January and April have hit such a record, putting 2015 well down the path toward “hottest year in recorded history.” New data from […]

    Nov 18, 2015 | Katie Regan

    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

    Environmental Health and Operational Conditions in Emergency Shelters

    This post originally ran on NACCHO’s Healthy People, Healthy Places blog. For more environmental health news and information, visit http://essentialelements.naccho.org/.  By Chris Mills, Senior Program Assistant, NACCHO A controversial topic dominating news media in recent months has been the immense wave of Syrian refugees entering European and Middle Eastern nations for safety from the conflict...

    Oct 28, 2015 | Mary Hodges

    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

    Celebrate World Environmental Health Day Sept. 26

    Ensuring the public’s health is a multifaceted challenge requiring expertise in more than just the health threats that come from within. As the United States continues to experience increasing numbers of severe weather events and national foodborne illness outbreaks, the nation’s environmental health is pushed front and center. Addressing environmental health issues such as climate...

    Sep 24, 2015 | Katie Regan

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