News & Perspective

Oct 02, 2019

Oct 02, 2019
Ebola education efforts

New Ebola cases confirmed in outbreak that hits women hard

Women and girls account for 58% of patients.

Sep 20, 2019

Sep 20, 2019
flu vaccine

Trump signs executive order to improve flu vaccines

A task force will identify priorities and monitor progress, and HHS will coordinate efforts.

Sep 16, 2019

Sep 16, 2019
HHS Secretary Azar Ebola

US officials end visit to DRC Ebola region; cases rise to 3,129

US officials said other outbreak indicators such as deaths in the community need to improve before they feel more confident about the recent drop in cases.

Sep 10, 2019

Sep 10, 2019
Trip to DR Congo Ebola front lines

Azar, Redfield among US officials heading to DRC to assess Ebola

Cases have grown to 3,084, including 2,070 deaths.

Sep 04, 2019

Sep 04, 2019
Dental assistant wearing mask

Outpatient study finds masks, respirators equally protective

Researchers find no difference in health worker infections from flu, other viruses.

Aug 22, 2019

Aug 22, 2019
Ebola health workers in DR Congo

Fourth Ebola case reported in DRC's South Kivu province

Officials are bracing for more cases and spread to new areas after a community protest led to the suspension of Ebola response activities.

Aug 05, 2019

Aug 05, 2019

Medicare payment changes aim to boost antibiotic development

CMS will boost payments for the use of new antibiotics and for treating patients who have drug-resistant infections.

Aug 01, 2019

Aug 01, 2019
DRC PPE

Two new cases in Goma as DRC Ebola outbreak reaches 1-year mark

In other developments, the WHO said Beni is still the main hot spot and that the pace of new infections hasn't changed much.

Jul 18, 2019

Jul 18, 2019
Ebola preparedness

Ebola cases climb in Beni as groups laud emergency decision

Activity resurges in Beni, the outbreak's former epicenter.

Jun 06, 2019

Jun 06, 2019
Girl receiving vaccine

Experts urge vaccination as US measles cases top 1,000

"Measles is an incredibly contagious and dangerous disease," HHS Secretary Azar says.

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