News & Perspective

Apr 25, 2019

Apr 25, 2019
Measles-infected child

Soaring US measles cases near 700, set record

A significant factor in 2 New York outbreaks is misinformation about vaccine safety, the CDC says.

Nov 02, 2018

Nov 02, 2018
UN Peacekeepers

DRC Ebola total grows by 2; health experts push for high-level support

In other developments, Uganda will start vaccinating health workers in high-risk areas, and 2 global experts press for more high-level involvement, including US committment.

May 02, 2017

May 02, 2017
US Treasury Department

US budget plan includes support for readiness, research, response

The plan includes a $2.8 billion boost to HHS but cuts to global health.

Apr 07, 2017

Apr 07, 2017
Pregnant woman and doctor

Texas expands Zika test guidelines for pregnant women

Texas advises all pregnant women in 6 southern counties to get tested.

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
NIH researcher

Trump's budget cuts 20% of NIH; groups express outrage

The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.

May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016
Rio de Janeiro

WHO cites Zika funding gap, rejects call to move Olympics

In other developments, officials update guidance on sexual transmission and antibody testing.

Sep 30, 2015

Sep 30, 2015
Ebola contact tracing

Guinea reports 4 Ebola cases; WHO details response reforms

In other developments, the HHS announced more funding for a rapid Ebola test.

Jan 30, 2015

Jan 30, 2015
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and David Nabarro

Ebola response evolves amid slowing cases

UNMEER head calls the situation "perilous," because the disease is still present in 25 of 66 districts in the three outbreak nations.

Jan 21, 2015

Jan 21, 2015
Baby bath in Ebola ETU

Ebola cases tumble as WHO extends public health emergency

Cases continued to drop, with WHO advisors saying complacency is the biggest obstacle to getting to zero.

Dec 18, 2014

Dec 18, 2014
Vaccination in Africa

Data request slows timetable for Ebola vaccine trial

New information now indicates phase 2 trials will most likely start in Africa in February.

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