North Carolina State Epidemiologist Takes Office as President of National Public Health Council

Chief of the Epidemiology Section of the North Carolina Division of Public Health Dr. Megan Davies took office in June as the president of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE). Dr. Davies has worked as an epidemiologist for over 18 years, first with the Centers for Disease... - July 08, 2016

New Rule Helps Public Health Agencies Track and Prevent Workplace Injury and Illness

Nearly 5,000 workers die each year and millions are injured on the job in the U.S., costing roughly $250 billion per year. This amount is more than the cost of many other common diseases. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) yesterday released a new rule requiring employers to electronically report to OSHA all work-related injuries and illnesses. This new rule will significantly improve the capacity for states to track and prevent work-related injuries and illnesses. - May 12, 2016

Assessment Shows Nation’s Guard is Down Against Zika Virus and Mosquito-Borne Diseases

The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) supports President Barack Obama’s request of $1.8 billion to combat Zika virus. Declared a “global health emergency” by the World Health Organization, Zika virus increasingly threatens to spread local epidemics in the... - February 08, 2016

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