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With the Disneyland measles outbreak up to 87 cases in seven states as of Jan. 26, state health departments are educating primary care providers and the public about measles and conducting contact tracing.Read More »

Public Health Not Blinded by Blizzard

January 26, 2015|11:31 p.m.| Scott Briscoe

When a snow emergency presents, public health agencies work the plan... and adapt as needed. Read More »

New Study Finds E-Cigarettes Produce Formaldehyde When Used

January 22, 2015|1:20 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that vapor produced by electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) can contain high levels of formaldehyde-releasing agents. Formaldehyde is a carcinogen linked to increased cancer risk. Read More »

California Reports 59 Confirmed Cases of Measles in Outbreak Traced to Disneyland

January 22, 2015|11:48 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

The California Department of Public Health announced yesterday that 59 cases of measles have been confirmed in California residents since the end of December 2014. Forty-two such cases have been linked to an initial exposure in December at Disneyland. Read More »

Virginia and Walgreens Team Up to Provide Free HIV Testing in the Commonwealth

January 20, 2015|11:10 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

After establishing that they share a commitment to addressing HIV, the Virginia Department of Health and Walgreens created a program that provides free, pharmacist-led HIV testing at select Walgreens sites. Read More »

Mortality Rate Associated with Heroin Soars

January 15, 2015|5:15 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

CDC’s 2013 drug overdose mortality data show that drug deaths related to prescription opioids have remained stable since 2012, but that the mortality rate associated with heroin has increased. Read More »