From the CDC: Are you ready to work your way closer to becoming a Disease Detective? CDC has released an update to Solve the Outbreak, the popular, free iPad app that puts you in the shoes of a member of the Epidemic Intelligence Service. The app now has twice as many outbreaks as before, giving … Continue reading Solve the Outbreak – CDC iPad app updated!
From the New York Times: A report on three of the first patients in China to contract a new strain of bird flu paints a grim portrait of severe pneumonia, septic shock and other complications that damaged the brain, kidney and other organs. All three died. So far, the disease has killed 10 people in … Continue reading Updates on bird flu in China
A new post from our friends at Mind the Science Gap: Tweets, Posts, Tags and Likes: Is Social Media the Future of Outbreak Epidemiology? Read, enjoy, and comment!
Do you want to be a disease detective? the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a new app, Solve the Outbreak. New outbreaks happen every day and CDC’s disease detectives are on the front lines, working 24/7 to save lives and protect people. When a new outbreak happens, disease detectives are sent … Continue reading Solve the outbreak!
Columbia University researcher Jeffrey Shaman, who studies environmental determinants of infectious disease transmission, will speak next month at the School of Public Health on "Forecasting Seasonal Outbreaks of Influenza". Date: Tuesday, Feb. 5 Time: 4-5:30 Location: 1690 SPH 1 (Lane Aud.) Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program & the Center … Continue reading Lecture – Forecasting seasonal outbreaks of influenza
NPR's Shots blog created a map that shows graphically how the prevalence of diabetes has changed over time. Access the interactive map here. Read the CDC report here: Diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States, all ages, 2010
The National Library of Medicine has released a list of the new MeSH terms for the coming year. Among the terms of interest to public health are: Dual MEDICAID MEDICARE Eligibility Food Quality Fukushima Nuclear Accident Geographic Mapping Meaningful Use Motivational Interviewing Patient Medication Knowledge Patient Navigation Public Health Surveillance Racism Smoke-Free Policy Social Marginalization … Continue reading New MeSH terms for PubMed 2013
From the CDC's blog, Public Health Matters: You can’t respond to threats if you don’t know what they are, which is one reason that laboratories play such an important role in public health. Public health laboratories have helped detect all kinds of threats to the public’s health; including anthrax, monkey pox, novel flu viruses, and … Continue reading Disease detection: Laboratories on the front lines
From the National Academies Press: Among the poorest and least developed regions in the world, sub-Saharan Africa has long faced a heavy burden of disease, with malaria, tuberculosis, and, more recently, HIV being among the most prominent contributors to that burden. Yet in most parts of Africa-and especially in those areas with the greatest health … Continue reading New from NAP – The Continuing Epidemiological Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Read the latest edition of the CDC's Updates from the field . . . , which includes stories on an outbreak investigation of an illness of unknown etiology in Yemen, a profile of Michele Evering-Watley, CDC Instructional Designer and Health Education Specialist, and public health training programs in Laos, South Sudan, and Lusaka. Read the … Continue reading Interested in global public health?