CDC director resigns over conflict of interest

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who was appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July 2017, resigned today because of financial interests that forced her to…

CDC gives telebriefing on H3N2v

Access the transcript of an Aug. 10 telebriefing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which provided an update on H3N2v infection. Read more.

CDC provides enterovirus D68 information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has dedicated a section of its website to the nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with severe respiratory illness.…

CDC Reports a Rise in cases of STDs

In early October 2019, the CDC released a report showcasing a rise in the rates of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia in the United States. The report states that…

Fighting emerging threats

Three years ago, the American Nurses Association (ANA) and nurses nationwide found themselves on the frontlines of a crisis when the Ebola virus made its way to the…
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Hazardous drugs, a safety blind spot

Know the risks of handling many commonly administered drugs.  WARFARIN, OXYTOCIN, CLONAZEPAM—registered nurses administer millions of these drugs daily with little awareness that they are hazardous, as defined…
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New Zika guidance for pregnant women from CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its interim guidance for health care professionals caring for pregnant women with possible Zika virus exposure. (more…)

Obesity continues to rise

According to report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of states with an obesity prevalence of 30% or more has tripled in two…

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