News & Perspective

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.

Nov 14, 2018

Nov 14, 2018
Wood tick

Task force spotlights US tick-borne disease as cases set records

The number of 6 key tick-borne diseases rose from 48,610 to 59,349 cases.

Sep 26, 2018

Sep 26, 2018
Drug researchers

HHS, CDC issue AMR 'challenge' to public, private sectors

More than 100 governments, drug firms, and others have already made commitments.

Sep 18, 2018

Sep 18, 2018
Ebola BSL-3 lab researcher

White House shines high-level spotlight on biodefense

With HHS taking the lead, the new strategy establishes a cabinet-level biodefense steering committee.

Aug 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018
vaccine research

CEPI announces new collaboration and funding for Lassa vaccine

The announcement comes as Nigeria is experiencing its largest outbreak, with 481 confirmed cases reported as of last week, 133 of them fatal.

Jul 12, 2018

Jul 12, 2018
Sick daughter on mom's lap

BARDA support paves way for at-home flu tests

BARDA will provide $24 million in initial funds to 2 companies to advance tests for influenza A and B.

Jun 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018
US Capitol

Bipartisan bill proposes new 'pull' incentives for priority antibiotics

A list of critical-need antimicrobials would guide awards, which include incentives and responsibilities for companies, including stewardship reporting.

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Drawing vaccine from a vial

Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts

The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.

Feb 06, 2018

Feb 06, 2018
Researcher holding drug capsule

FDA cites progress, hurdles in antibiotic development

Since July 2012, the FDA has approved 12 products that are now on the market.

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