News/Outbreaks


Meningitis B and Your College Student: Preventing the Call

Emily was a college student when she called home complaining of a headache - 36 hours later she passed away due to serogroup B meningococcal disease, but her organ...


Congress Proposes Big Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund

Congress is once again developing a Continuing Resolution (CR) budget. While it includes critical funding for many public health programs including two years of funding for community health...


Most Popular Posts of 2017 Address Flu, Vaccine Safety, Disease Outbreaks and Maternal Vaccines

In these final days of 2017, we hope you will revisit the top ten posts from the past year and share them with others in your social networks.  They address such pressing...


Flu Vaccine Benefits Go Beyond Effectiveness of One Strain

There seems to be a lot of speculation recently about how effective the influenza (flu) vaccine will be at preventing cases of influenza this season. It's important to understand...


Flu Vaccination is a Team Sport

It’s great when individuals get vaccinated. In fact, the CDC recommends annual flu vaccination for everyone six months and older.  But flu vaccination is not just about us as...


Take it From This Mom, the Flu is No Joke

The words “just the flu” need to be eradicated from our lexicon. There’s no “just” about this. It was terrifying. It was the most helpless I’ve ever felt as a...


Scientists Travel to Remote Village in Search of Clues to Monkeypox Virus

Animal-borne infectious diseases that jump to humans are on the rise. This year, outbreaks of monkeypox, a rare but fatal disease have been spreading across Africa. In...


In “The Pathological Optimist” Wakefield Profits From False Hope and a Disproved Autism-MMR Hypothesis

"The Pathological Optimist" follows Wakefield on a cross-country, money-seeking tour targeting parents of children with autism. He isn’t raising money for research on autism’s causes or cures. Rather, he’s...


3 Things I’ve Learned Since Losing My Son to Flu

By Serese Marotta, Chief Operating Officer, Families Fighting Flu   Today is a hard day for me – it’s been eight years since I lost my five-year-old son, Joseph, to...


The Continued Legacy of Every Child By Two Co-Founder Betty Bumpers

Every Child By Two co-founder Betty Bumpers has dedicated her life to advocating for children’s health and has inspired others in her state and throughout the nation to continue...