News & Perspective

Mar 08, 2016

Mar 08, 2016
Influenza researcher

COMMENTARY: Six policy options for conducting gain-of-function research

Experts offer approaches for moving the GOF conundrum forward that are not mutually exclusive, such as lifting the moratorium, seeking international consensus, and establishing a review board.

Feb 15, 2016

Feb 15, 2016
Insect repellent

WHO gives overview of Zika impact; Brazil cites 300 more microcephaly cases

Also, Brazil's health ministry rejected a possible microcephaly link to larvicides, and experts are gathering for a US Zika priority workshop tomorrow.

Feb 08, 2016

Feb 08, 2016

Obama seeks $1.8 billion for Zika response; CDC ups emergency level

The administration's request covers both domestic and international actions, with CDC's EOC at a level to speed up and coordinate the response.

Dec 28, 2015

Dec 28, 2015
Patients in waiting room

Slowly growing US flu activity rises above key baseline

The percentage of clinic visits for flu rose to 2.2%, above the national baseline of 2.1%.

Sep 30, 2015

Sep 30, 2015
Ebola contact tracing

Guinea reports 4 Ebola cases; WHO details response reforms

In other developments, the HHS announced more funding for a rapid Ebola test.

Sep 29, 2015

Sep 29, 2015
Pipette and test tubes

HHS funds 2 experimental flu treatments

One treatment is a new type of antiviral targeted for hospitalized patients, and the second is a monoclonal antibody.

Jul 28, 2015

Jul 28, 2015
BSL-3 lab

CDC: DoD anthrax errors involved 575 shipments

The transfer of potentially live B anthracis  by an Army lab involved 575 shipments in 10 years, an official said.

Jul 23, 2015

Jul 23, 2015
Influenza virus

BARDA: Recent 'universal' flu vaccine proposals fell short

BARDA's director says he's hopeful that a call for proposals in October will bear better fruit.

Jul 21, 2015

Jul 21, 2015

Ebola vaccine called promising; HHS awards drug contract

The contract is for bolstering monoclonal antibody treatment for Ebola.

Jul 07, 2015

Jul 07, 2015
Doctors pushing gurney

HHS 2015 preparedness grants hold at 2014 level

Grants to support emergency preparedness for local public health agencies and hospitals equal about $840 million.

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