News & Perspective

May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017

News Scan for May 31, 2017

DRC Ebola response
Meningitis C in Nigeria, Niger

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017
Ebola diagnostics lab

DRC approves use of Ebola vaccine

The protocol for a ring vaccination has been approved by DRC authorities, and a new study yields generally good safety data.

May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017
India satellite photo

First local Zika cases noted in India; studies explore transmission

The WHO says the cases in India likely reflect low-level transmission.

May 26, 2017

News Scan for May 26, 2017

Resistant gonorrhea in China
Cholera response in Yemen

May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017
Airline pandemic flu testing

World Bank says most nations not ready for pandemic

One recommendations is for all nations to assess preparedness and animal health capacities by 2019.

May 25, 2017

News Scan for May 25, 2017

Ebola in DRC
Saudi MERS cases
Yellow fever in Brazil
Zika and fetal outcome
WHO budget OK'd

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Skvortsova, Tedros, and Chan

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected WHO director-general

Tedros, the first African to lead the WHO, succeeds Margaret Chan on Jul 1 as she steps down from the post after serving the global health agency for 10 years. 

May 23, 2017

News Scan for May 23, 2017

43 Ebola cases in DRC
Liberia meningococcus outbreak
H7N9 clusters in China
Parents who don't vaccinate
Botulism in nacho cheese

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
WHA Margaret Chan

WHA hears Chan's farewell, prepares to pick new WHO head

Chan said infectious disease challenges over the last decade led to better preparedness, but not nearly enough.

May 22, 2017

News Scan for May 22, 2017

Cholera surges in Yemen
Avian flu in Egypt and Russia
Slight chikungunya rise

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