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Apr 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019

New metric aims to simplify how global resistance is measured

The Drug Resistance Index shows disparities in the effectiveness of antibiotics in high- and low-income countries.

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017
thermometer

CDC: Flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states

Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.

Apr 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016
Zika sample

HHS supports blood sampling to foster new Zika tests

Case numbers increased in US territories, as did travel-linked ones on the mainland, and little changed last week at the global level.

Nov 06, 2015

Nov 06, 2015
Flu shot

US flu levels still low, with few global hot spots

More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week. 

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.

Mar 25, 2015

Mar 25, 2015

Ebola vaccine trial launches in Guinea; Chinese vaccine test detailed

Guinea's trial involves ring vaccination, a strategy used to used to stamp out smallpox in the 1970s.

Mar 05, 2015

Mar 05, 2015
Vaccination Guinea

Ebola ring vaccination trial set for Guinea launch

With its Mar 7 launch date, the trial's main goal is to see if ring vaccination can knock down Ebola hot spots.

Dec 04, 2014

Dec 04, 2014
Vaccine in arm

Groups report early safety data, progress on Ebola vaccines

Several early vaccine trials are under way, and another American is airlifted home.

Nov 21, 2014

Nov 21, 2014
Ebola supply plane

Global leaders warn against Ebola complacency

Ban Ki-moon and other world leaders urged nations to continue aid for West Africa's Ebola outbreak region.

Nov 07, 2014

Nov 07, 2014
Candles

Revamped WHO burial protocols underscore dignity, religious practices

The WHO released new burial protocols and repeated its stance against travel bans.

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