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11 articles
The Government has the flu. Do you, too?
Oct 11, 2013 | Steven Purcell

As most are aware, influenza or the ‘flu’ peaks dramatically in the fall and winter. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...

Drop in Healthcare-Associated Infections is Good News for U.S. Patients
Feb 15, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

A report published by the CDC shows reductions of several types of health care-associated infections (HAIs) over the last five years. The report,...

Flu Widespread in 47 States
Jan 16, 2013 | Lauren Edmundson

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every state except California, Mississippi, and Hawaii, is reporting an outbreak of...

Flu Season Hits Early This Year
Dec 5, 2012 | Jane Huston

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed this week that the flu season has hit the United States early this year. In fact, it’s...

CDC Reports Significant Increase in Variant Swine Flu Cases
Aug 10, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

In late July, The Disease Daily reported on a potential outbreak of a variant swine flu (H3N2v), in Indiana, after the State Department of Health...

Pharmacies to Offer Free HIV Testing
Jul 5, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

Last week, the CDC and Walgreens announced the launch of a pilot program to deliver free HIV tests in 24 pharmacies and retail clinics across the...

New Test Detects Dengue Virus Faster
Jun 26, 2012 | David Bui

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new test to rapidly diagnose dengue infection in humans. The test, developed by the Centers for...

From Poor to Rich: The Migration of the Plague in the United States
Jun 21, 2012 | Alex Ocampo

The plague, once a disease affecting mostly lower socioeconomic communities in the United States, has made a shift to middle and upper class...

Number of Parents Altering Vaccine Schedules on the Rise
Jun 20, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

A new report published in the journal Pediatrics shows that the number of parents delaying or limiting their children’s vaccinations more than...

CDC Recommends Hepatitis C Testing for All Baby Boomers
May 24, 2012 | Lauren Edmundson

Last Friday, the day before the first National Hepatitis Testing Day, the CDC announced a new recommendation that all “baby boomers” (those born...

No Infectious Agent Found in "Morgellons" Research
Jan 31, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

The debate surrounding an inexplicable skin disease, coined “Morgellons” in 2002, may finally provide patients and practitioners with some answers....