News & Perspective

Jun 06, 2016

Jun 06, 2016

News Scan for Jun 06, 2016

New chikungunya cases
Oropouche fever in Peru

Jun 03, 2016

Jun 03, 2016
Ultrasound

WHO: Array of Zika birth defects equals new syndrome

Defects can include craniofacial disproportion, spasticity, seizures, irritability, and eye problems.

May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016
Rio de Janeiro

WHO cites Zika funding gap, rejects call to move Olympics

In other developments, officials update guidance on sexual transmission and antibody testing.

May 31, 2016

News Scan for May 31, 2016

Costs vs benefits of new antibiotics
More chikungunya
Arizona measles outbreak
Gender and pneumococcal disease
Lassa fever in Nigeria

May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016
Brazil couple

Zika data point to sexual transmission in women

Women in the sexually active age-group are much more likely than men to be infected with Zika virus.

May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Zika found in wild mosquitoes; US reviews Wolbachia use

Also, PAHO posts ethics guidance, and Colombia and Costa Rica note microcephaly.

May 24, 2016

News Scan for May 24, 2016

Yellow fever immunization
Chikungunya cases top 100,000
4-strain cell-based flu vaccine

May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016
capitol interior

House approves $622 million Zika funding package

In other developments, new community engagement programs are under way in the Americas, including a superhero-themed campaign aimed at kids.

May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016

News Scan for May 16, 2016

Saudi MERS case
More chikungunya infections
H5N1 illness in Egypt

May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016
Relay race baton

WHO gives Zika advice to Olympics-bound travelers

Also, Chinese researchers noted more findings from infected fetal mice showing extensive damage in developing brains., and US funding efforts made some strides.

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