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Aug 12, 2019

Aug 12, 2019
PAHO measles

Global measles outbreaks make 2019 a record-setting year

In US developments, the CDC confirms 10 more cases, and New York reports a new outbreak in a Mennonite community.

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 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.

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.

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.

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