Posts Tagged: CDC

  • A (relatively) new virus on the block: enterovirus D68

    A (relatively) new virus on the block: enterovirus D68

    Hospitals in the mid-Western USA are seeing an abnormally high number of children with severe respiratory illness. From August to September 16, 2014, a total of 130 people in 12 states (Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania) were confirmed to have illness caused by enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).1 In

  • Would you like measles with that?

    Would you like measles with that?

    Measles was declared eliminated as a circulating disease in the United States in the year 2000.1 However, importation of measles into the U.S. from other countries where the virus remains endemic continues to be a threat. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that there have been 288 confirmed cases of

  • On Vaccinations

    On Vaccinations

    Untied is honored to have Tina M. Cairns, PhD.  University of Pennsylvania Department of Microbiology, submit a guest post on the topic of vaccination. Please take a few minutes out of your day to read her incredibly detailed, researched and articulate perspective.  “No polio is great. Everything tastes better. The Internet’s helped. Been reading that a