News & Perspective

Sep 27, 2016

Sep 27, 2016
Oral polio vaccine

Last steps in polio eradication prove challenging

"Eradication is an unforgiving goal," says Emory's Walt Orenstein, MD. "A handful of cases means you've failed."

Sep 27, 2016
Infant vaccination

Americas region first to achieve measles elimination

After a rigorous 6-year review, an expert panel declares the region the first in the world to eliminate the disease.

Sep 26, 2016

Sep 26, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Four suspected Zika microcephaly cases in Thailand

Also, Florida, the Philippines, and Singapore report more locally acquired cases.

Sep 26, 2016
Poultry farmer in Palestine

FAO warns of H5N1 threat to Middle East

Recent outbreaks in Iraq and Lebanon pose a risk to other nations because of political instability and a host of other factors.

Sep 26, 2016

News Scan for Sep 26, 2016

Waning pertussis vaccine effect
'Handshake' drug stewardship
Chikungunya spike
E coli in beef
Yellow fever in Congo
Two-dose flu vaccination

Sep 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
Aerial spraying airplane

Officials: Aerial spraying cut Zika mosquitoes in Miami

A report today says spraying with naled and Bti to target Aedes aegypti was effective.

Sep 23, 2016
WHO flag

WHO names candidates for next director-general

Five of the six candidates are medical doctors, and four have served as health ministers.

Sep 23, 2016

News Scan for Sep 23, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
Sabin polio shot
ILI in children

Sep 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016
Petri dish in lab

GAO finds 11 more breaches at high-security labs

The most common pathogens not properly inactivated were Bacillus anthracis and Francisella tularensis.

Sep 22, 2016
St. Kitts mountains

Some Zika 'firsts' as disease spreads across Caribbean

As St. Kitts and Nevis reports the disease, Guatemala notes its first related birth defects.

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