News & Perspective

Mar 31, 2016

Mar 31, 2016
Zika virus structure

Study reveals Zika structure, French Polynesia details birth-defect cluster

Structure details may yield clues on how Zika damages cells and offer an inside track to drug, vaccine, and test developers.

Mar 29, 2016

Mar 29, 2016
Pregnant woman with bug spray

Americans lack awareness of Zika spread, birth defects

About 31% thought the virus spreads through sneezes, and 42% didn't know about sexual transmission.

Mar 24, 2016

Mar 24, 2016
Muppets' Zika message

PAHO aims Zika message at kids; more nations note sexual spread

PAHO employs the Muppets, and Argentina, New Zealand report possible sexual spread.

Mar 23, 2016

Mar 23, 2016
Ebola quarantine

Guinea Ebola cluster likely part of known transmission chain

Initial tests suggest the 5 new cases, including 4 deaths, are part of a known chain.

Mar 23, 2016
Cologne, Germany

More details emerge on German, US Lassa cases linked to Togo

The infected Americans are health workers, ages 33 and 47, the latter of whom died.

Mar 23, 2016

News Scan for Mar 23, 2016

Zika microcephaly, lab guidance
Chikungunya and sepsis
US vs. European Lyme

Mar 22, 2016

Mar 22, 2016
Premature baby

Concerns grow over care of patients with serious Zika complications

WHO head calls for a focus on building healthcare capacity, asks for more funds.

Mar 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016
Zika flyer

Experts probe Zika mosquito control, more microcephaly

Experts said only 2 of the new methods—Wolbachia and transgenic mosquitoes—were at the stage for carefully designed pilot projects.

Mar 17, 2016

Mar 17, 2016

News Scan for Mar 17, 2016

Michigan Elizabethkingia case
Lassa infection in Germany
TB prevention in Europe

Mar 10, 2016

Mar 10, 2016

News Scan for Mar 10, 2016

H7N9 cases in China
Antibiotic resistance in preemies
Angola yellow fever
Guinea's Ebola surveillance

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