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May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019
international flight

Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk US locations

The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.

Apr 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019

New metric aims to simplify how global resistance is measured

The Drug Resistance Index shows disparities in the effectiveness of antibiotics in high- and low-income countries.

Apr 15, 2019

Apr 15, 2019
Measles virion

With 90 more measles cases, US nears record year

US cases have climbed to 555 and at the current pace would eclipse 2014's total within weeks.

Jan 18, 2019

Jan 18, 2019
Plasmodium in bloodstream

New one-dose drug prevents malaria relapse, studies show

A total of 62.4% of patients taking tafenoquine were free of P vivax after 6 months.

Aug 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017
Hospital ward

WHO details recent Saudi MERS hospital outbreak

In a report on an imported case from 2015, Thai researchers spelled out some of the clinial and lab challenges in diagnosing MERS-CoV.

Oct 11, 2016

Oct 11, 2016
Lab testing

New Zika cases confirmed in Miami Beach

As Florida announces new cases, health labs have noted a lag in testing for pregnant woman and the WHO says Asia will experience wider transmission.

Oct 06, 2016

Oct 06, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Hurricane adds to Zika concerns; WHO addresses Thai microcephaly cases

The WHO says it's still not clear if  Zika-linked microcephaly cases in Thailand are tied to the strain that has circulated in Southeast Asia.

Sep 30, 2016

Sep 30, 2016
Couple with doctor

CDC updates Zika guidance for couples trying to conceive

Also, Thailand confirms 2 microcephaly cases, and CDC researchers publish a case series on US kids.

Sep 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016
Zika mosquitoes

Zika funds finally pass amid more Florida cases

In another breaking development, the CDC today urged pregnant women to avoid nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries.

Sep 28, 2016

Sep 28, 2016
Lab worker PCR test

CDC scientist challenges accuracy of Zika test

In other news, the Senate passes a funding bill that includes $1.1 billion in Zika money.

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