News and Features

This page provides links to this year’s EHS spotlight and news articles.

Quick links to past EHS spotlight and news articles by year: 2018, 20172016, 20152014, 2013, 2012, 2011.

2019 News Items

Why Investigators Did or Did Not Do Environmental Assessments for Restaurant Outbreaks – Learn more in our review of more than 400 outbreaks reported to CDC’s National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS).

Legionnaires’ Disease at a Hotel in Missouri, 2015: The Importance of Environmental Health Expertise in Understanding Water SystemsExternal – Read how a comprehensive environmental assessment of a hotel’s water systems proved crucial to identifying maintenance issues in an outbreak.

Exposure to Contaminants Among Private Well Users in North Carolina: Enhancing the Role of Public HealthExternal – CDC’s Max Zarate-Bermudez and grantee Crystal Lee Pow Jackson discuss how the North Carolina Department of Health worked to improve services to private well users.

Outbreak Investigations of Restaurants, 2014–2016 – Learn about outbreaks and gaps we found in retail food safety practices and outbreak investigations reported to CDC’s National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS).

Tick Talk: Keeping Environmental Health Up With Current TrendsExternal – CDC’s Christine Vanover and Andrew Ruiz discuss two federal initiatives that could enhance vector control services in the nation and CDC resources and tools for environmental health professionals and programs.

Safe Water for Community Health UpdateExternal – CDC’s Shannon McClenahan and Brian Hubbard share examples of how grantees increased well sampling, quantified risk, enhanced and enforced policies, and developed and improved educational and outreach programs for private wells and other federally unregulated drinking water sources and systems.

Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease: A Training on Legionella Water Management Programs (PreventLD Training) – Learn to create a water management program to reduce risk for Legionnaires’ disease.

Earlier news items are available on the News and Features Archive page.

Page last reviewed: January 14, 2019