Tag Archives: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC U.S., global TB data highlight worldwide needs for extended screening, preventive treatment, access to newest medicines

By on .

Releasing the most recent domestic and global data on tuberculosis incidence in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasized that while rates of new cases continue to drop, they are not declining swiftly enough to reach important and achievable goals. Those goals include ones agreed to […]

As U.S. sees first rise in TB cases since early ’90s, World TB Day offers forum to count costs of missed opportunities

By on .

Generally World TB Day is meant to commemorate progress, and the opportunities to conquer an ancient disease that opened when physician scientist Robert Koch identified the bacteria that causes it more than 130 years ago. This year, though, the day also offered a glimpse of what happens when progress stands still. The short answer: The […]

World TB Day 2016: CDC’s Shannon Hader on leadership against an epidemic

By on .

The following is a guest post from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Global HIV and TB, with answers to questions on the global tuberculosis pandemic and responses from Division Director Shannon Hader. TB is one of the world’s oldest diseases, yet it continues to kill millions of people each year. […]

CDC Ebola model shows impacts of speed, scale, as well as of neglect to be great

By on .

Lagging international response as it stood in August would lead to from half a million to more than a million Ebola cases across Sierra Leone and Liberia by January, according to report A spread sheet created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to project the trajectory of the West Africa Ebola epidemic […]