News & Perspective

Dec 05, 2016

Dec 05, 2016
geese

More avian flu reported in Germany, France

High-path avian flu continues to appear on farms and in wild birds in Europe, while Hong Kong reports H5N6 in samples from a nature preserve.

Dec 02, 2016

Dec 02, 2016
Ducks in France

H5N8 expands in France as H5N6 strikes more Korean farms

Also, a study from China says H5N6 has replaced H5N1 as the dominant strain in southern poultry.

Dec 01, 2016

Dec 01, 2016

Groups report first Zika glaucoma, new 'minibrain' findings

Findings from "minibrain" experiments raise new questions on how Zika infects developing fetal brain cells.

Nov 28, 2016

Nov 28, 2016
Avian influenza sign

H5N8 noted in more European nations, spreading elsewhere

Finland, France, and Romania report their first outbreaks, while India and Iran note further spread.

Nov 16, 2016

Nov 16, 2016
Black swan

More avian flu expected in Europe, US

In the past few weeks, 8 European nations, plus India and Israel, have confirmed H5N8, mainly in migratory waterfowl.

Oct 18, 2016

Oct 18, 2016
Government funding

Zika funding to be split among CDC, NIH, emergency fund

Also today, a Lancet letter details the second case of female-to-male sexual spread.

Sep 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
WHO flag

WHO names candidates for next director-general

Five of the six candidates are medical doctors, and four have served as health ministers.

Jun 08, 2016

Jun 08, 2016
Baby's eye

Findings highlight Zika eye problems, long risk of sexual spread

One report describes eye problems in a baby born without microcephaly and the other notes sexual transmission 44 days after the male partner's infection.

Apr 19, 2016

Apr 19, 2016
Guinea fowl

France, Myanmar, Taiwan report avian flu outbreaks

In France, where Guinea fowl were infected, Tarn becomes the 9th department affected since December.

Apr 14, 2016

Apr 14, 2016
Men holding hands

Report describes male-to-male Zika sexual transmission

Health officials reported sexual transmission of Zika virus involving a gay couple.

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