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Tom Frieden

CDC says Zika will be endemic

MIAMI — The Zika virus is more prevalent than Florida health officials have reported, and pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Miami-Dade County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said last month. Because of the local spread of the virus, the CDC also reinforced recommendations for measures to prevent exposure to Zika.

Concerns about Zika threat on the rise in this country

WASHINGTON — A new study suggests that the Zika virus can live and cause damage in newborns for at least two months after birth, raising new concerns among health officials across the globe. The report, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, involves a baby boy born in January to a woman in

NACDS Foundation plans Zika campaign in Puerto Rico

NACDS Foundation plans Zika campaign in Puerto Rico

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation is launching a radio and digital education initiative in Puerto Rico to address rising concerns over the Zika virus. Plans call for the NACDS Foundation to begin airing radio messages on May 9 to urge women to seek advice from doctors and pharmacists about

CDC sharpens aim at antibiotic overuse

CDC sharpens aim at antibiotic overuse

ATLANTA — Nearly a third of antibiotics prescribed in the United States aren’t necessary, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC study, done in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and other public health and medical experts, examined antibiotic use in doctors’ offices and emergency departments nationwide and