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 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 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 18, 2016

Feb 18, 2016
Amniocentesis

Microcephaly cases rise; Zika detected in amniotic fluid

The finding of the virus in amniotic fluid adds evidence to a possible link between Zika and microcephaly.

Feb 18, 2016
La Guardia Airport

CDC to end Ebola-related screening of travelers from Guinea

The move signals the end of enhanced screening in the United States related to West Africa's Ebola outbreak.

Feb 17, 2016

Feb 17, 2016
Lab mouse

Inovio reports promising Zika vaccine results in mice

A robust immune response in mice clears the way for tests in nonhuman primates.

Feb 12, 2016

Feb 12, 2016
Pregnant traveler at airport

WHO stiffens Zika travel advice for women, airs countermeasure efforts

The WHO's top drug and development official projected the launch of a large vaccine trial is still at least 18 months away, but a test might be available within weeks.

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