At the United Nations General Assembly in September, all 193 member states agreed to a declaration to combat antimicrobial resistance. This was only the fourth time global leaders had convened to specifically discuss a health topic.
In late September, CDC updated its interim guidance for preconception counseling and prevention of sexual transmission of Zika for people with possible Zika virus exposure. CDC also issued travel guidance for Zika virus in Southeast Asia.
World Rabies Day is an opportunity to reflect on efforts to control this deadly disease and to serve as a reminder that the fight is not yet over. Find out about CDC’s work around the world and the burden of rabies here in the United States.
In late September, CDC co-hosted a stakeholder meeting to kick off the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition. Attendees joined forces with CDC to implement CDC infection control recommendations and prevent bloodstream infections among patients undergoing hemodialysis.