News & Perspective

Oct 31, 2014

Oct 31, 2014

WHO updates Ebola PPE guidance for health providers

The guidance prioritizes protecting mucosal areas and hand hygiene.

Oct 31, 2014

EVD-68 cases fading, but more unexplained neuro illnesses

Cases remain at 1,105, deaths climb to 9, and the CDC reports 13 new polio-like illnesses.

Oct 31, 2014

News Scan for Oct 31, 2014

H5N1 seroprevalence in Egypt
Flublok vaccine approval
Listeria in soft cheese

Oct 30, 2014

Oct 30, 2014

At universities, Ebola threat sparks range of travel warnings, limits

Guidance ranges from advising against travel to limiting travel but allowing appeals to banning travel, with a possible impact of limiting volunteers to the outbreak region.

Oct 30, 2014

More outbreak responders feel Ebola quarantine impact

A Maine nurse defies a state order, while a returning Texas nurse agrees to home quarantine.

Oct 30, 2014

News Scan for Oct 30, 2014

3 new Saudi MERS cases
Polio update
Leprosy in US

Oct 29, 2014

Oct 29, 2014

WHO sees hint of Ebola hope in Liberia as quarantine issue burns

WHO official is "cautiously optimistic" that a few freed-up Ebola treatment unit beds and fewer burials suggest that an apparent slowing of disease activity there is real.

Oct 29, 2014

News Scan for Oct 29, 2014

6 Saudi MERS cases
FDA OK's group B mening vaccine
Delamanid for MDR-TB
Twitter flu forecasting
Global outbreak increase

Oct 28, 2014

Oct 28, 2014

Obama airs concerns about Ebola quarantine policies

President Obama says policies based on fear rather science could discourage volunteers.

Oct 28, 2014

News Scan for Oct 28, 2014

Another Saudi MERS case, 2 deaths
More EV-D68 cases, genome study
EU antimicrobial initiative

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