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How Do You Take Your Eggs?

By | August 27th, 2010|Preparedness, Prevention|

Cooked all the way through, I hope. I’m certain that you heard about the national egg recall this month.  I’ll try to put it in perspective.  Epidemiologists across the country and at the CDC found a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella that has made a few hundred people sick.  The investigation found that people that ate [...]

The 2010 Infectious Disease Training and Tabletop Exercise

By | August 13th, 2010|General|

was held at ASU July 27th -29th.  This is the first time that we have brought together all of the fields of infectious disease including HIV, TB, STDs, Vector-borne Disease, Foodborne Disease and Invasive Bacterial Infections in a unified training.  The training: Had almost 300 attendees from across the state, including physicians, nurses, sanitarians, local health [...]

Seasonal Flu News

By | August 9th, 2010|Prevention|

The FDA approved this year’s (2010-2011) flu vaccine for the US.  This year's shot will protect folks from 3 strains of influenza including the pandemic strain from last year.  The technical terms for the strains in this year’s shot are the “A/California/7/09 (H1N1)-like virus (i.e. pandemic virus”; the “A/Perth /16/2009 (H3N2)-like virus”; and the “B/Brisbane/60/2008-like [...]

Gulf Fish Testing

By | August 9th, 2010|General|

Our laboratory expects to get our first seafood samples from the Gulf next week.  The goal is find out whether commercial seafood has been contaminated by the oil spill and if so, to determine whether the levels pose a health risk.  Our team will specialize in testing for  Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).  The FDA and NOAA [...]

New Strategies to Reduce NaCl Intake

By | April 26th, 2010|Prevention|

Last Wednesday, April 21, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a new report on high blood pressure entitled Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States.  The report was sponsored by the CDC, FDA, and  NIH. High blood pressure is one of the nation’s leading causes of death, responsible for roughly one in six [...]

New Earache & Pneumonia Shot

By | February 26th, 2010|Preparedness, Prevention|

This week, the FDA approved and the CDC has recommended the use of a new vaccine called Prevnar 13™ for healthy kids children age 2-59 months.  The new shot prevents invasive pneumococcal disease from 13 different kinds of pneumonia germs. It also prevents many germs that cause middle ear infections and some kinds of meningitis.  [...]

New Earache & Pneumonia Shot

By | February 26th, 2010|Preparedness, Prevention|

This week, the FDA approved and the CDC has recommended the use of a new vaccine called Prevnar 13™ for healthy kids children age 2-59 months.  The new shot prevents invasive pneumococcal disease from 13 different kinds of pneumonia germs. It also prevents many germs that cause middle ear infections and some kinds of meningitis.  [...]