News & Perspective

Sep 19, 2017

Sep 19, 2017

News Scan for Sep 19, 2017

H7N9 vaccine development
Cyclospora cases rise
MERS vaccine trial
Zika transmission prediction
Nigerian cholera vaccination

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Federal budget

White House budget proposal spells steep cuts for public health

Though deep cuts aren't likely to be enacted, health groups and experts aired strong concerns.

Apr 06, 2017

Apr 06, 2017

News Scan for Apr 06, 2017

Congress Zika letter to Trump
Saudi MERS case
H5N8 avian flu in Austria
Marburg treatment
Resistant bacteria in river water

Feb 02, 2017

Feb 02, 2017
Mice vaccine

Animal trial shows promise for Zika mRNA vaccine

The vaccine protected macaques from infection 5 weeks later and mice 5 months later.

Jan 20, 2017

Jan 20, 2017

News Scan for Jan 20, 2017

US Zika cases
Seoul virus in rat breeders
NIH director stays
Avian flu outbreaks
HPV rates in men

Jan 06, 2017

Jan 06, 2017

News Scan for Jan 06, 2017

Zika birth defects
Ebola lung findings
AFM increase
Botulism and prison hooch
Chikungunya vaccine plan

Nov 07, 2016

Nov 07, 2016
Zika antibodies

Mouse experiments with Zika antibody suggest protection for fetuses

In other Zika news, Florida reported more local Zika cases over the past few days, officials announced the launch of a vaccine trial, and Palau reported its first local case.

Oct 18, 2016

Oct 18, 2016
Government funding

Zika funding to be split among CDC, NIH, emergency fund

Also today, a Lancet letter details the second case of female-to-male sexual spread.

Sep 20, 2016

Sep 20, 2016

CDC ups Zika testing support; Florida reports more local cases

In other developments, without Zika funding federal officials have had to tap research money for cancer and other diseases.

Aug 11, 2016

Aug 11, 2016
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Florida detects 3 more local Zika cases as feds shift funds

HHS Secretary Burwell says lack of congressional action forced $81 million to be taken from other programs.

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