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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.

Keratitis and Contact Lens Use
November 14, 2014
CDC's Dr. Jennifer Cope explains that a few basic "contact lens hygiene" measures can keep patients free of keratitis.
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.
Clean 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.
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.
To 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.
When to Consider Cholera
November 14, 2011
CDC Expert Dr. Robert Quick discusses when to consider cholera.
Talk 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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