News & Perspective

Jul 31, 2015

Jul 31, 2015
Vaccine nurse

High effectiveness found in Guinea Ebola ring vaccination trial

The vaccine was 100% effective in those who received it soon after possible exposure, setting the scene for it quickly to become a useful response tool.

Jul 31, 2015
David Nabarro, United Nations

WHO Ebola-related emergency response reforms advance

The WHO announces a unified program for health emergencies, vaccine support, and other reforms.

Jul 31, 2015

News Scan for Jul 31, 2015

Cyclospora goes nationwide
Avian flu in Nigeria, UK
Flu in live-animal markets
CSL-Novartis deal

Jul 30, 2015

Jul 30, 2015
HPV vaccination

CDC says 40% of teen girls lack HPV vaccination

HPV vaccine uptake, though up slightly, was just 60% in girls and 42% in boys.

Jul 30, 2015
FedEx plane

FedEx bans select agents after DoD anthrax lapses

Also, a Nature editorial says the DoD's anthrax missteps highlight regulation inequalities.

Jul 30, 2015

News Scan for Jul 30, 2015

More stuffed-chicken Salmonella
NIAID antiviral award
Jul 30, 2015

Flu Scan for Jul 30, 2015

Flu vaccine gaps probed
H5N2, H5N8 human risk
More avian flu in Ghana

Jul 29, 2015

Jul 29, 2015
Schoolchildren in Guinea

Ebola numbers drop sharply in Guinea, Sierra Leone

With only 7 new cases, the countries recorded their lowest Ebola levels in more than a year.

Jul 29, 2015

News Scan for Jul 29, 2015

Saudi MERS update
More amoeba-infested water
Targeting P vivax malaria

Jul 28, 2015

Jul 28, 2015
BSL-3 lab

CDC: DoD anthrax errors involved 575 shipments

The transfer of potentially live B anthracis  by an Army lab involved 575 shipments in 10 years, an official said.

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