News & Perspective

Jan 28, 2016

Jan 28, 2016
Mosquito control

Feds say US unlikely to see explosive Zika spread

A CDC expert says US spread will likely be localized but calls for better mosquito control.

Jan 27, 2016

Jan 27, 2016
Barack Obama White House Zika briefing

Zika on executive-level agendas at White House, WHO

Zika outbreaks are getting high-level attention, and Brazil reports 287 new microcephaly cases.

Jan 14, 2016

Jan 14, 2016
Aedes mosquito

CDC notes Zika-microcephaly link, ponders travel alert

The CDC is weighing a warning specifically for pregnant travelers, and federal experts say other mosquito-borne diseases can complicate diagnoses.

Jan 13, 2016

Jan 13, 2016

News Scan for Jan 13, 2016

Another Saudi MERS case
Brazil microcephaly update
NIH antibiotic funds

Dec 21, 2015

Dec 21, 2015
DC skyline

Infectious disease efforts see gains in 2016 budget approval

The NIH sees its biggest boost in 12 years, and other public health initiatives benefit, too.

Nov 24, 2015

Nov 24, 2015

News Scan for Nov 24, 2015

Chicken salad E coli outbreak
Hawaii dengue outbreak
Postexposure BioThrax approved
Malaria gene replacement

Jun 09, 2015

Jun 09, 2015

News Scan for Jun 09, 2015

Saudi MERS case
XDR-TB traveler in US
H7N9 cases in China

Jun 05, 2015

Jun 05, 2015

News Scan for Jun 05, 2015

Five Saudi MERS cases
NIH pharmacy lapses
Drug-resistant Shigella
Zika virus in Americas
Call for better lab biosecurity

May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015

News Scan for May 20, 2015

Global malaria goals
Handling of lab pathogens
New strain of rabies
Fungal meningitis payment

Mar 27, 2015

Mar 27, 2015
Syringe on vials

Two Ebola vaccines shown safe as next step pondered

The findings clear the way for the next step, which may require a change in venue.

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