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Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Director
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 10, 2017
The orthopedic surgeon is confirmed to lead the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Scientists Respond to CDC Climate Summit Cancellation
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 25, 2017
An agency-sponsored meeting, which is now postponed indefinitely, was intended to highlight the ways in which global warming poses threats to public health.
Dispute Within CDC Over Zika Testing
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 28, 2016
An agency scientist who accused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of suppressing disagreements over the accuracy of a diagnostic test obtains whistleblower protection.
Polio Reemerges in Nigeria
Jef Akst | Aug 15, 2016
Prior to last week’s announcement of newly confirmed cases, the country had been polio-free for two years.
Unexplained Zika Case in Utah
Tanya Lewis | Jul 18, 2016
Health officials are investigating a case of Zika infection in a patient who acquired the virus while caring for an infected relative who died this month.
CDC: Olympics May Boost Zika Importation Risk for Four African Countries
Tanya Lewis | Jul 13, 2016
People returning from the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil will not substantially affect viral transmission in most participating countries, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tracy Vence | May 13, 2016
US government contemplates public health funding; World Health Organization advises summer Olympics attendees
CDC: Screen Pee for Zika, Too
Tanya Lewis | May 11, 2016
Health officials say testing urine as well as blood samples can provide a more accurate diagnosis than screening blood alone.
CDC: Zika Causes Microcephaly
Tracy Vence | Apr 14, 2016
The virus is also to blame for other birth defects, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concludes.
Mosquito Control, 1945
Tracy Vence | Apr 1, 2016
Long before Zika’s expected arrival,
mosquitoes were a focus of public health campaigns in the U.S.