News & Perspective

Mar 31, 2014

Mar 31, 2014

Tests confirm Ebola infections in Liberia

Lab tests have confirmed Ebola in two patients from a district that borders Guinea.

Mar 31, 2014
Camel and man silhouette

WHO revises guidance on MERS case-control studies

The WHO has revised its guidance on studies to pinpoint how the virus is infecting people.

Mar 31, 2014
Chicken

H7N9 sickens 3 more in 3 Chinese provinces

Also, researchers noted connections between positive market findings and human H7N9 cases.

Mar 28, 2014

Mar 28, 2014
H3N2 influenza

Study: Mutations during egg step cut last year's flu vaccine effectiveness

Canadian scientists may have solved the mystery of low vaccine efficacy against the H3N2 strain.

Mar 28, 2014
Camel

WHO sees camels as MERS source, but route uncertain

The WHO says it's not clear how the virus is jumping to humans, as Saudi Arabia reports a new case.

Mar 27, 2014

Mar 27, 2014
Africa graveyard

Four Ebola cases confirmed in Guinea's capital

The number of suspected and confirmed cases in the nation climbed from 86 to 103.

Mar 26, 2014

Mar 26, 2014
Clostridium difficile

Reports on hospital infections show progress, needs

One report detailed the burden of healthcare-related infections, and another noted progress.

Mar 25, 2014

Mar 25, 2014
map of West Africa

Guinea's Ebola outbreak leads to testing in Liberia

Ill patients in Liberia and Sierra Leone cause concern in what WHO calls 'rapidly evolving' Ebola outbreak.

Mar 24, 2014

Mar 24, 2014
Ebola virus

Ebola outbreak kills 59 in Guinea

The WHO today said Guinea has 86 suspected Ebola cases—13 of them lab-confirmed—and 59 deaths.

Mar 24, 2014
TB chest x-ray

European group offers guidance for treating MDR, XDR-TB

In addition, Boston researchers provide what they say is the first estimate of MDR-TB in kids.

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