News & Perspective

Aug 29, 2014

Aug 29, 2014
Map of Senegal

Senegal's first Ebola case has links to Guinea

Senegal announced today the country's first Ebola virus disease case, in a student from Guinea who was located in a Dakar hospital.

Aug 13, 2014

Aug 13, 2014
MSF Ebola center

Countries take more control steps as Ebola totals grow

From travel-related measures to the offer of experimental vaccine, African and non-African nations take steps to control spread.

Aug 11, 2014

Aug 11, 2014
Border patrol

Ebola: Guinea closes border, Canada case ruled out

In recent days, Guinea closed its borders, and suspected cases in Canada and Saudi Arabia were ruled out.

May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014
camel racing

MERS-CoV infects four more in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia reported more MERS cases and a death, and Oman found the virus in racing camels.

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014
Peace Palace in the Hague, Netherlands

MERS reaches Netherlands; 2 Florida patients cleared

In addition to the Dutch MERS case, Saudi Arabia reports 16 new infections.

May 05, 2014

May 05, 2014
Hospitalized woman

CDC: Don't take influenza B lightly in adults

A late-season "flu B" surge serves as a reminder that it can be severe in adults, as a recent study shows.

Apr 16, 2014

Apr 16, 2014
Skin rash in measles patient

Animal study yields promising results for measles drug

Encouraging results suggest that health departments may someday have an oral drug to help extinguish outbreaks.

Mar 28, 2014

Mar 28, 2014
H3N2 influenza

Study: Mutations during egg step cut last year's flu vaccine effectiveness

Canadian scientists may have solved the mystery of low vaccine efficacy against the H3N2 strain.

Mar 25, 2014

Mar 25, 2014
map of West Africa

Guinea's Ebola outbreak leads to testing in Liberia

Ill patients in Liberia and Sierra Leone cause concern in what WHO calls 'rapidly evolving' Ebola outbreak.

Mar 07, 2014

Mar 07, 2014
adult hospitalized patient

Canadian study: Vaccine cut risk of flu-related hospitalization 59%

Study says this year's vaccine provided moderate protection against serious flu outcomes.

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