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    Public health labs aren’t just on the frontlines of vaccine-preventable outbreaks. They’re often the only line.

Public health labs aren’t just on the frontlines of vaccine-preventable outbreaks. They’re often the only line.

by Kim Krisberg
In the U.S., rates of vaccine-preventable diseases are so low that many commercial labs don’t even have the ability to test for them anymore. The shift reflects the hard work of decades-long immunization efforts. But it also means that when there is a vaccine-preventable outbreak, just about all of our rapid diagnostic […]

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    Panel Discussion on HIV in the News and Meeting Jeanne White-Ginder (Ryan White’s Mother)

Panel Discussion on HIV in the News and Meeting Jeanne White-Ginder (Ryan White’s Mother)

I was invited to speak on a panel called, “HIV in the News” by Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers for their End AIDS: The HIV Prevention and Outreach Summit during AIDS Education Month. I found that it was very informative because there were different prospectives on the panel. Cherri Gregg who is a reporter […]

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Researchers develop yeast-based tool for worldwide pathogen detection

Columbia University researchers have developed a tool that is likely to revolutionize the way we detect and treat pathogens in everything from human health to agriculture to water. …read more

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New gene editing technique could drive out mosquito-borne disease

Scientists at UC Berkeley and UC Riverside have demonstrated a way to edit the genome of disease-carrying mosquitoes that brings us closer to suppressing them on a continental scale. …read more

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    How Do I Mobilize Relatives and Friends Who May Not Be Politically Aligned to #KillTheBill?

How Do I Mobilize Relatives and Friends Who May Not Be Politically Aligned to #KillTheBill?

In recent days, we have been working to mobilize our family, friends and everyone we know to make calls to their Senators to reject the cruel “health care” bill known in the House as the “American Health Care Act” and in the Senate as the “Better Care Reconciliation Act” — especially folks in states […]

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