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Healthy Water — Medscape Commentaries

CDC Expert Commentaries on Medscape are part of a collaboration between CDC and Medscape. They are designed to deliver CDC's authoritative guidance directly to Medscape's physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. The Division contributes regular Medscape commentaries, including those below.

Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis/Naegleria fowleri

Dr. Jennifer Cope - Brain-Eating Ameba: Brain-Eating Ameba: Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis
May 28, 2013
CDC expert Dr. Jennifer Cope discusses the brain-eating ameba Naegleria fowleri, advises clinicians on how to recognize and treat the infection, and provides prevention messages that you can share with your patients.

Drinking Water

Dr. Julia Gargano - Clean Drinking Water and How to Get It: Advising PatientsClean Drinking Water and How to Get It: Advising Patients
January 28, 2013
CDC expert Dr. Julia Gargano discusses three critical things clinicians should be aware of when discussing drinking water with their patients.

Waterborne Disease

Dr. Michael Beach - Is Waterborne Disease Still an Issue in the United States?Is Waterborne Disease Still an Issue in the United States?
October 22, 2012
CDC expert Dr. Michael Beach discusses four critical areas in waterborne disease: drinking water, recreational water, the built environment, and climate change.

Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Dr. Allison Brown - To See or Not to SeeTo See or Not to See: Shedding New Light on a Potentially Blinding Eye Infection
August 27, 2012
CDC expert Dr. Allison Brown discusses Acanthamoeba keratitis and contact lens safety.

Cholera

Dr. Robert Quick - When to Consider CholeraWhen to Consider Cholera
November 14, 2011
CDC Expert Dr. Robert Quick discusses when to consider cholera.

Recreational Water Illness

Michele Hlavsa - Talk to Patients About Recreational Water Health Risks - MedscapeTalk to Patients About Recreational Water Health Risks
July 18, 2011
CDC expert Michele Hlavsa discusses a common problem - recreational water illnesses.

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