By Erika Mills ~ In the June 5, 1981 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the CDC described a rare lung infection
“The World’s First Public Health Emergency of International Concern”
On April 25, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2009 H1N1 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
How to Wash Your Hands, Historically
By Sarah Eilers ~ A simple act of personal hygiene that practically every human carries out daily is key to preventing the spread of viral
Scrub Away the Thanksgiving Troublemakers
In the 1950s, the CDC produced a food-handling film series demonstrating what—and what not—to do when storing and preparing food.
A Call To Action to Prevent Skin Cancer
By Ginny A. Roth In the fun summer months, it is often difficult to remember that outdoor activities in the hot sun can cause
Future Explorations of the Modern Flu
Those who preserved the newspapers of 1918 served modern researchers well, today NLM preserves web content on epidemics and other health topics for the benefit of future historical research.