Enterovirus D68: What Local Health Departments Need to Know

Health officials are continuing to monitor an increase of non-polio enterovirus cases in the United States. According to the Centers...

Oct 08, 2014 | Guest Author

  • Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts, Vulnerability, and Public Health

    Human health is directly affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, and heat; it is also indirectly...

    Oct 07, 2014 | Chris Mills

  • NACCHO Staff Attend IOM Vector-Borne Disease Workshop

    NACCHO staff from both the Environmental Health Team and Infectious Disease Team attended an Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on...

    Sep 25, 2014 | Lisa Brown

  • Chikungunya: What Local Health Departments Need to Know

    Over the last several months, NACCHO has been assessing the potential implications of chikungunya (pronounced “chik-en-gun-ya”) for...

    Aug 08, 2014 | Andy Roszak

  • Chikungunya: Time to Prepare for a New Mosquito-Borne Virus in the United States

    On July 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the first locally acquired case of the chikungunya disease...

    Jul 18, 2014 | NacchoVoice

  • First Chikungunya case acquired in the United States reported in Florida

    Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of...

    Jul 18, 2014 | Admin

  • Dengue: Will there be another mosquito-borne virus establishing itself in the...

    Dengue (pronounced “den-gee” – with a hard “g”) virus was first identified in the 1950’s in Africa and Asia. It is now being seen in...

    Jun 25, 2014 | Guest Author

  • NACCHO Responds to “Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Disease”

    Dec 20, 2013 | Guest Author

  • Enterovirus D68: What Local Health Departments Need to Know

    Health officials are continuing to monitor an increase of non-polio enterovirus cases in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) can cause mild to severe respiratory illness and is spread like the flu. States with laboratory-confirmed EV-D68 now extend from the West to East coasts. Local health […]

    Oct 08, 2014 | Guest Author

    Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts, Vulnerability, and Public Health

    Human health is directly affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, and heat; it is also indirectly affected through increased transmission and geographic expansion of diseases spread by insects, compromised air, water, and food quality. For example, bacterial counts in the water surrounding coastal communities tend to spike dramatically following heavy rainfall. Not...

    Oct 07, 2014 | Chris Mills

    NACCHO Staff Attend IOM Vector-Borne Disease Workshop

    NACCHO staff from both the Environmental Health Team and Infectious Disease Team attended an Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on Microbial Threats Workshop titled, “Vector-Borne Diseases: Exploring the Environmental, Ecological, and Health Connections” on September 16 and 17. This two-day workshop highlighted recent developments in the incidence and prevalence of vector-borne...

    Sep 25, 2014 | Lisa Brown

    Chikungunya: What Local Health Departments Need to Know

    Over the last several months, NACCHO has been assessing the potential implications of chikungunya (pronounced “chik-en-gun-ya”) for local health departments. Earlier this week on August 6, public health officials in Harris County, Texas confirmed that a mosquito had tested positive for the virus. Year-to-date, Harris County has tested over 450,000 mosquitoes; however, this week was […]

    Aug 08, 2014 | Andy Roszak

    Chikungunya: Time to Prepare for a New Mosquito-Borne Virus in the United States

    On July 17, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the first locally acquired case of the chikungunya disease has surfaced in the continental United States. The post below shares how LHDs can prepare for chikungunya. The chikungunya (pronounced “chik-en-gun-ya”) virus has expanded its range into the Western Hemisphere as of late 2013. The […]

    Jul 18, 2014 | NacchoVoice

    First Chikungunya case acquired in the United States reported in Florida

    Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of the disease has surfaced in the continental United States. The case was reported July 17 in Florida in a male who had not recently traveled outside the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

    Jul 18, 2014 | Admin

    Dengue: Will there be another mosquito-borne virus establishing itself in the continental United States?

    Dengue (pronounced “den-gee” – with a hard “g”) virus was first identified in the 1950’s in Africa and Asia. It is now being seen in almost all regions of the world. The virus causes a disease that is characterized by a high fever accompanied by two or more of the following: a severe headache; severe eye pain; join pain; muscle and/or bone pain; rash; and/or mild bleeding. The person with this...

    Jun 25, 2014 | Guest Author

    NACCHO Responds to “Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Disease”

    Dec 20, 2013 | Guest Author

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