Saudis report 12 more MERS cases; Greece has its first

The outbreak in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, had six more cases, and Greece reported a case with a link to Jeddah.

CDC sees little overall progress on foodborne infections

Overall foodborne disease rates held steady in 2013, but Salmonella infections were lower than in the previous 3 years, the CDC says.

MERS outbreaks grow; Malaysian case had camel link

Seven cases were added to the Jeddah outbreak in Saudi Arabia, and 3 in the UAE.

Study: Growing Guinea outbreak caused by new Ebola strain

The now-197-case Ebola outbreak is caused by a novel strain, researchers say.

MERS cases reach Far East; Saudi Arabia reports 6 more

The disease has made a long-feared leap outside the Middle East, killing a man in Malaysia and infecting a nurse in the Philippines.

Animal study yields promising results for measles drug

Encouraging results suggest that health departments may someday have an oral drug to help extinguish outbreaks.

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Mar 28, 2014
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The Osterholm Quote

"We could be in the early days of another SARS-like event," Associated Press, Apr 17, 2014, on recent spate of MERS cases