News & Perspective

Dec 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014
Ebola contact tracing

Ebola total tops 18,000, with hints of slowing in Sierra Leone

Case counts vary, but progress is being made toward the UN goal of isolating & treating, and safely burying where necessary, all Ebola patients.

Dec 12, 2014

Dec 12, 2014
Ebola survivor holds baby

Surveys, Firestone model yield lessons for aiding Ebola survivors

Survivors face stigma and other complex issues because of the unique nature of the disease.

Nov 11, 2014

Nov 11, 2014

News Scan for Nov 11, 2014

800th Saudi MERS case
Uganda Marburg outbreak over
H5N6 in poultry
Malaria control in Africa
Post-exposure BioThrax

Sep 23, 2014

Sep 23, 2014

Flu Scan for Sep 23, 2014

More H5N6 in Vietnam
Global flu report
Flu in pregnant women

Jul 21, 2014

Jul 21, 2014
fruit bat

West Africa Ebola outbreak total tops 1,000

Sierra Leone's new cases nudge its total ahead of Guinea's, and Liberia also adds to its illness and death totals.

Jul 01, 2014

Jul 01, 2014

News Scan for Jul 01, 2014

Childhood-vaccine safety
Rules for drug compounders
Two more MERS cases
Foodborne parasites
ACA and public health

May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014
Abu Dhabi skyline

Saudi Arabia, UAE report 6 MERS cases

In addition to the 6 new cases, the FAO calls for an urgent increase in research on MERS-CoV in animals.

Apr 04, 2014

Apr 04, 2014

Flu Scan for Apr 04, 2014

Uptick in flu activity
More H7N9 cases

Apr 03, 2014

Apr 03, 2014
Incense sticks at Chinese graveside

More H7N9 cases reported in China as holiday prompts warning

The slow but steady trickle of cases in China could mount with increased travel and poultry sales during the upcoming Qingming Festival.

Feb 19, 2014

Feb 19, 2014
Boy feeding chickens

China reports one H7N9 case, FAO says human illnesses aren't a threat to poultry

As human H7N9 cases slow, the FAO says the risk of human-to-bird transmission is low.

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