News & Perspective

Feb 29, 2016

Feb 29, 2016
French flag

France reports Zika sexual spread; Honduras probes GBS in pregnancy

As cases of the mosquito-borne disease mount, the CDC urges pregnant women to skip going to the Summer Olympics in Brazil.

Feb 26, 2016

Feb 26, 2016
Pregnant woman with doctor

CDC notes Zika in 9 pregnant women, cases of sexual transmission

The CDC details 6 sexual transmission cases, some in pregnant women.

Feb 26, 2016
Sick with flu

US flu season continues heating up

Flu activity by a number of measures picks up, especially in the Southwest, and the CDC reports a flu-related death in a child.

Feb 25, 2016

Feb 25, 2016
Flu vaccination

CDC's early estimate finds this year's flu vaccine 59% effective

Protection against the H1N1 strain was 51%, compared with 76% to 79% against B strains.

Feb 25, 2016

Food Outbreak Scan for Feb 25, 2016

E coli in alfalfa sprouts
More Listeria cases tied to salads

Feb 23, 2016

Feb 23, 2016
Holding hands

CDC probes 14 more Zika cases possibly spread via sex

The findings underscore advice regarding strict precautions in returning travelers, the CDC says.

Feb 23, 2016

News Scan for Feb 23, 2016

HPV vaccine effect
Saudi MERS illness
Ebola complications in UK nurse
More sproutbreak cases
US malaria funding

Feb 19, 2016

Feb 19, 2016
Brazil's health minister

WHO issues Zika blood guidance, mobilizes for next steps

Also, the CDC shares new guidance on babies and children with acute infections.

Feb 19, 2016

News Scan for Feb 19, 2016

Nutritional powder Salmonella
Ebola antibody protection
Feb 19, 2016

Flu Scan for Feb 19, 2016

Jump in US flu activity
H7N9 cases in China
Avian flu outbreaks


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