New tool helps public health officials determine the scope of the opioid crisis in their communities. Rural communities have been in dire need of a means to estimate the number of people who inject drugs

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In 2003, epidemiologist Nicholas Thomson was doing HIV prevention work in Chiang Mai, Thailand, when the country’s president, Thaksin Shinawatra, launched an aggressive war on drugs

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Why scientists still aren’t sure. With rates of prescription opioid use disorder and opioid-involved overdose deaths on the rise, the U.S. opioid crisis appears to be continuing unabated

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Pregnancy and childbirth are killing women at inexplicable rates. When it comes to the natural process of childbearing, women in the US die in much higher numbers than those in most developed nations, where maternal deaths are generally declining

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For many years CDC has sent epidemiologists, or scientists who analyze disease outbreaks and study ways to prevent future ones, to major disease outbreaks. But building on its experiences with Ebola in 2014, the agency also has created new rapid response teams, called CDC Emergency Response Teams (CERT), that bring expanded expertise to contain an outbreak as quickly as possible

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Research based on newly released 1970s policy documents suggests Glaswegians’ higher risk of premature death was caused by ‘skimming the cream’ – rehousing skilled workers in new towns, and leaving the poorest behind

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A team of U.S. government disease detectives Monday launched an eagerly anticipated research project in Brazil designed to determine whether the Zika virus is really causing a surge of serious birth defects

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Zika

February 18, 2016

The current epidemic, research agenda & public health response. Video from a symposium via the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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