The Measles Menace

Once effectively eliminated in the U.S., measles is making an unwelcome comeback. The virus is now responsible for 121 cases in 18 states plus the…

Is Magnet Status Worth the Cost?

Becoming a Magnet hospital brings the highest level of recognition to a hospital’s nursing services, but it requires significant investment in developing a well-structured nursing…

Ebola: Are We Prepared?

The latest developments in the Ebola outbreak continue to flood news reports and stir controversy. A series of what appeared to be errors in managing…

Ebola Update: What’s New

As more cases of Ebola are identified each day, apprehension mounts about whether or not the epidemic can be contained. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) acknowledge that the battle to control the virus is going to be a “long, hard fight.” Knowing the facts helps to minimize fear and keep the perceived danger in perspective.

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Chikungunya: Reported Cases on the Rise

Last December, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported the first local transmission of chikungunya virus in St. Martin (French West Indies) in the Caribbean. Previously,…

Ebola: What You Need to Know

The news is full of stories about the Ebola virus. An infected airline passenger has carried Ebola virus into Nigeria, spreading the disease to yet…