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Medscape Commentaries

Medscape Commentary Directory

This special series of commentaries, interviews, and slideshows is part of a collaboration between CDC and Medscape. This content is designed to deliver CDC’s authoritative guidance directly to Medscape’s physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. Below are links to commentaries (2014-present) about NCEZID infectious disease topics.


Antibiotic-resistant Infections


Healthcare-associated Infections

Still image from the Video Think Sepsis and Act Fast
Think Sepsis and Act Fast

Posting date: September 26, 2016

Image of a healthcare worker with her sleeve up as she receives a flu shot in her arm

Why Healthcare Providers Must Receive a Flu Vaccine

Posting date: November 16, 2015

Thumnail image - linking to a Medscape commentary with Dr Nimalie Stone talking about Dying from C. Diff

Dying From C diff: Who Is Most Vulnerable?

Posting date: June 02, 2015

Image from the Medscape video: Be on the Lookout for MERS-CoV with Dr. Susan Gerber, a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Be on the Lookout for MERS-CoV

Posting date: June 23, 2014


Outbreak Response

Image from the Medscape video: Acute Flaccid Myelitis in US Children with  Dr James Sejvar, a neurologist and epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Acute Flaccid Myelitis in US Children

Posting date: January 20, 2015


Vector-borne Infections

Image from the Medscape video: Recognizing Lyme Carditis with Dr. Joe Forrester, an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Bacterial Diseases Branch of CDC's Division of Vector-Borne Diseases.

Recognizing Lyme Carditis

Posting date: January 13, 2014


Waterborne Infections

Image from the Medscape video: Keratitis and Contact Lens Use with Dr Jennifer Cope, an epidemiologist with the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch at CDC.

Keratitis and Contact Lens Use

Posting date: November 14, 2014


Deadly Infections

Image of a student dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) was being assisted by a staff member trained in detecting improper implementation of these protective garments.

Ebola: Environmental Infection Control Guidance

Posting date: September 16, 2014

Thumbnail of CDC poster: Interim Guidance for Specimen Collection, Transport, Testing, and Submission for Patients with Suspected Infection with Ebola Virus Disease

Laboratory Guidance on Ebola

Posting date: August 29, 2014

Image from the Medscape video: Ebola: The Risk to International Travelers with  Dr. Phyllis Kozarsky, with the Travelers' Health Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ebola: The Risk to International Travelers

Posting date: August 20, 2014


Foodborne Infection


Public Health Preparedness


Travel Health

Screenshot of Dr. Karen Wong in medscape commentary New cholera vaccine for adult travelers
New Cholera Vaccine for Adult Travelers

Posting Date: April 17, 2017

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