Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure
This interim guidance has been updated by establishing a “low (but not zero) risk” category; adding a “no identifiable risk” category; modifying the recommended public health actions in the high, some, and low (but not zero) risk categories; and adding recommendations for specific groups and settings.
Considerations for Discharging Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola)
The decision to discharge a patient being evaluated as a Person Under Investigation (PUI) for ebola who has not had a negative RT-PCR test for Ebola should be based on clinical and laboratory criteria and on the ability to monitor the PUI after discharge, and made by the medical providers caring for the PUI, along with the local and state health departments.
Recommendations for Breastfeeding/Infant Feeding in the Context of Ebola
Use this document to advise breastfeeding women with probable or confirmed Ebola virus disease about the care and feeding of their infant during their infection.
Find Out If You Are At Risk for Viral Hepatitis
Take CDC’s online Hepatitis Risk Assessment to find out if you should be tested or vaccinated for viral hepatitis. Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B can both be prevented with vaccines.
The ABCs of Viral Hepatitis
Know your Hepatitis ABCs! Hepatitis A: Outbreaks in the US do occur. Hepatitis B: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have higher rates. Hepatitis C: New treatments can cure the disease. Learn more.
CDC Guidance for Evaluating Health-Care Personnel for Hepatitis B Virus Protection and for Administering Postexposure Management
HepB vaccination is not contraindicated for pregnant or lactating women.
Prevent Group B Strep App for Obstetric and Neonatal Providers
"Prevent Group B Strep" is a standalone application that provides patient-specific and scenario-specific guidance consistent with the 2010 Guidelines for the Prevention of Perinatal GBS Disease. The app generates customized guidelines based on user input of patient characteristics.
Hepatitis B Vaccine Birthdose Practices in a Country Where Hepatitis B is Endemic -- Laos, December 2011-February 2012
With an estimated infection prevalence of >8%, HBV is considered highly endemic in Laos and is most commonly transmitted from mother to child during birth and early childhood. Health facilities can help prevent mother-to-child HBV transmission in Laos by ensuring vaccine availability, vaccinating all infants born in the facility, and enhancing outreach services for home births.
Prevention of Measles, Rubella, Congenital Rubella Syndrome, and Mumps, 2013: Summary Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
The report presents the recent revisions adopted by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on October 24, 2012, and also summarizes all existing ACIP recommendations that have been published previously during 1998–2011.