Several instances of quarantine populated the news this week. Quarantine is a long-standing staple of public health, but it is often misunderstood and misused. We take a brief look at quarantine in the context of outbreak response and use these recent examples to illustrate some of the situations in which it can be an effective response tool.
Murine typhus, a centuries-old disease typically associated with overcrowding and poor hygiene, is on the rise in Los Angeles, with potential to spread to other US cities.
Influenza incidence is on the rise across the country, and deaths among younger adults may signal that early predictions of a particularly severe flu season may have been accurate.
Outbreak Observatory takes a look back at outbreaks in 2017.
With incidence of Legionnaires' disease on the rise in the US and elsewhere, many questions remain about the factors resulting in this increase.