Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

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 on a variety of topics, including those below.

Photo: Family Prepping Food
Photo: Major Foodborne Illness Outbreaks slide - Medscape

Food Safety
Find out simple and quick ways to reach your patients about foodborne illness, outbreaks, and foods to avoid or handle correctly. Topics include:

  • Food Outbreaks: The Most Wanted List
  • 5 Cases of Food Poisoning: Can You Identify the Pathogen?
  • Clinical Impact of Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella
  • Foodborne and Enteric Infections in Children
  • Botulism: Countering Common Clinical Misperceptions
  • Major Foodborne Illness Outbreaks of 2012
  • Suspecting Foodborne Illnesses in Special Populations:
    Quick Facts for Providers
  • Listeria: Food Poisoning’s Rare but Deadly Germ
  • The Major Foodborne Illness Outbreaks of 2011
  • Hold the Raw Sprouts, Please
  • Savvy about Salmonella?
  • Got Milk? Don't Get Raw Milk! A Cautionary Tale.
  • Foodborne Illness: A Handy Overview
Photo: Two kids in pool

Healthy Water
Talk to your patients about the importance of clean water.
Topics include:

  • Keratitis and Contact Lens Use
  • Brain-Eating Ameba: Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis
  • Clean Drinking Water and How to Get It: Advising Patients
  • Is Waterborne Disease Still an Issue in the United States?
  • Shedding New Light on a Potentially Blinding Eye Infection
  • When to Consider Cholera
  • Talk to Patients About Recreational Water Health Risks
Photo: Exserohilum rostratum

Learn about fungal infections that may appear in your patients and when to suspect them.
Topics include:

  • Fungal Disease: A Growing Nemesis
  • Valley Fever: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Fungal Endophthalmitis: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Fungal Infection Outbreak: What Should Physicians Be Doing?
  • Mucormycosis: When to Think Fungal Infection
Photo: Small Slider Turtle

Healthy Pets, Healthy People
Help your patients make sure their pets aren't making them sick. Topics include:

  • Major Outbreaks of Enteric Zoonoses in 2012
  • Pet Turtles Can Make People Sick: Guidance for Clinicians
  • Pets Can Make People Sick
Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
  • Contact CDC–INFO The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC-INFO