NCEZID Newsroom (2015)

December 2015

October 2015

September 2015

TOPIC: Rabies

Every 9 Minutes, Someone in the World Dies of Rabies – (Press Release, September 28, 2015)

TOPIC: Improving Antibiotic Use

CDC Recommends All Nursing Homes Implement Core Elements to Improve Antibiotic Use – (Press Release, September 15, 2015)

August 2015

TOPIC: Eye Infections

Nearly all contact lens wearers in national survey report risky eye care behaviors that can lead to eye infections (Press Release – August 20, 2015)

TOPIC: ICEID Conference

Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference to Draw Scientists to Atlanta (Media Advisory – August 20, 2015)

TOPIC: Antibiotic-resistant infections and C. difficile

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing: With improved infection control, how many antibiotic-resistant related infections and deaths does CDC predict could be averted in 5 years? (Press briefing transcript – August 4, 2015) MP3 Cdc-media[6M] (Audio Recording)

CDC modeling projects growth of drug-resistant infections and C. difficile (Press release – August 4, 2015)

TOPIC: Funding to combat infectious disease threats

CDC funding helps states address infectious disease threats (Press release – August 3, 2015)

July 2015

TOPIC: Ebola

CDC versus Ebola: The Road to Zero (Press Release – July 9, 2015)

TOPIC: Travelers’ Health

CDC Releases 2016 Edition of the Yellow Book (Media Advisory – July 10, 2015)

June 2015

TOPIC: Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs is an ongoing threat (Media advisory – June 9, 2015)

TOPIC: Foodborne illness and food safety

 CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on Food Safety (Media Advisory – June 17, 2015)

TOPIC: Rocky Mountain spotted fever 

Prevention and early treatment of RMSF in Arizona may save millions by preventing premature death and disability (Press Release – June 18, 2015)

May 2015

TOPIC: Ebola outbreak

Liberia Travel Alert Revised from Level 3 to Level 2: “Practice Enhanced Precautions” (Media Statement – May 4, 2015)

TOPIC: Foodborne and waterborne disease

CDC data show progress in reducing some foodborne infections in 2014 (Press Release – May 14, 2015)

Study Highlights Risk of Norovirus from Swimming  (Media Advisory – May 14, 2015)

Transcript – CDC Telebriefing: CDC data show progress in reducing some foodborne infections in 2014 (Press Briefing Transcript – May 14, 2015)

TOPIC: Lassa Fever

Lassa Fever Confirmed in Death of U.S. Traveler Returning from Liberia (Press Release – May 25, 2015)

TOPIC: CDC Investigation

  CDC investigating unintentional DoD shipment of anthrax (Media Statement – May 29, 2015)

April 2015

TOPIC: Ebola outbreak

Ebola vaccine trial begins in Sierra Leone (Press Release – April 14, 2015)
Transcript for CDC press briefing: STRIVE trial begins in Sierra Leone  MP3 Cdc-media[5M] (Press Briefing Transcript – April 15, 2015)

TOPIC: Foodborne and waterborne illnesses; drug-resistant

Multidrug-resistant Shigellosis Spreading in the United States (Press Release – April 2, 2015)

March 2015

TOPIC: Lifesaving treatment for tickborne diseases

Misperceptions Keep Kids from Getting Lifesaving Treatment for Tickborne Diseases(Press Release – March 17, 2015)

TOPIC: TB Screening Guidelines

CDC Study Shows Updated Overseas TB Screening Guidelines Identify More Cases(Media Advisory – March 16, 2015)

TOPIC: Ebola outbreak

Ebola in West Africa: The Importance of “Getting to Zero” (Press Release – March 27, 2015)

Update: CDC investigating potential exposures of American citizens to Ebola in West Africa(Media Statement – March 14, 2015)

CDC investigating potential exposures of American citizens to Ebola in West Africa(Media Statement – March 13, 2015)

TOPIC: Melioidosis (Whitmore’s Disease)

Conclusion of Select Agent Inquiry into Burkholderia pseudomallei Release at Tulane National Primate Research Center (Media Statement – March 13, 2015)

February 2015

TOPIC: C. difficile (C. diff)

Nearly half a million Americans suffered from Clostridium difficile infections in a single year (February 25, 2015 – February 25, 2015)

Transcript for CDC Telebriefing: Study on Clostridium difficile infection   MP3 Cdc-media[9M] (February 25, 2015 – Wednesday, February 25, 2015)

Clostridium difficile infection (Media Advisory – February 25, 2015)

TOPIC: Ebola outbreak

Ebola containment strategy succeeding in Liberia (Press Release – February 20, 2015)

TOPIC: New virus discovery

CDC and Partners Investigate Newly Discovered Virus (Media Statement – February 20, 2015)

TOPIC: Foodborne illness

CDC, Federal Partners Develop Improved Method for Attributing Foodborne Illness (Media Statement – February 24, 2015)

TOPIC: Melioidosis illness

Ongoing Inquiry into Melioidosis Illness at Tulane National Research Center (Media Statement – February 7, 2015)

January 2015

TOPIC: Ebola outbreak

Enhanced Airport Entry Screening To End for Travelers from Mali to the United States (Press Release – January 5, 2015)

TOPIC: Healthcare-associated infections

Progress Being Made in Infection Control in U.S. Hospitals; Continued Improvements Needed (Press Release – January 14, 2015)