To Protect Patients, Follow Clinical Guidelines When Prescribing Fluoroquinolones

Appropriate fluoroquinolone prescribing is important for patient safety.

Ebola outbreak in North Kivu/Democratic Republic of the Congo

CDC has been responding and coordinating with the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since a new outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu province was reported on July 30, 2018.

Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Turkey Products

CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Reading infections linked to raw turkey products.

CDC Investigating Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections

CDC, several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections (STEC O157:H7) in 13 states.

CDC Recommendations for Once-Weekly Isoniazid-Rifapentine for Latent TB

CDC has updated the 2011 recommendations for use of once-weekly isoniazid-rifapentine for 12 weeks (3HP) for treatment of latent TB infection.

Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Flocks

CDC is investigating several multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks.

Annual Healthcare Epidemiology, Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellows Course

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments are investigating hepatitis A outbreaks in multiple states among persons reporting drug use and/or homelessness and their contacts.

CDC Recommendations for Managing and Reporting Shigella Infections

This Health Alert Network (HAN) Update provides current recommendations on management and reporting of Shigella infections that have been treated with ciprofloxacin or azithromycin and resulted in possible clinical treatment failure.

Update on Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo

On May 8, 2018, the Ministry of Public Health (MoHP) of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Bikoro Health Zone, Equateur Province, in Northwest DRC.

New Rapid Rabies Test Could Revolutionize Testing and Treatment

A new rabies test developed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could mean people exposed to potentially rabid animals could forego the weeks-long regimen of shots to prevent the deadly disease.

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Infections Linked to Rose Acre Farms Shell Eggs

Since the last update on April 16, 2018, 12 more ill people were added to this outbreak.

Recommendations for the Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines

Herpes zoster, also known as shingles, is a common viral disease with about one million cases occurring each year in the United States. In October 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a 2-dose, recombinant zoster vaccine ([RZV], Shingrix), for the prevention of herpes zoster in adults aged ≥50 years.