News & Perspective

Jul 23, 2019

Jul 23, 2019
Whitetail buck

Experts call for action on chronic wasting disease

"Relying on the current tests is too late," one expert says, as dead deer might already be shedding infectious prions.

Jul 22, 2019

Jul 22, 2019
Chick in hands

Two deaths noted in growing Salmonella outbreaks tied to poultry

Almost 500 cases are tied to backyard poultry, and nearly 100 infections are linked to dog treats.

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.

Jul 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019

Study highlights resistance, persistence of C difficile

Researchers found C difficile spores quickly contaminate surgical gowns, cannot be killed by standard disinfectant.

Jul 10, 2019

Jul 10, 2019
Ebola Makona virus

CDC's adapted Ebola virus works in trials, as pressure for funds grows

CDC reverse-engineers the virus for important trials of interventions.

Jul 10, 2019
Knee reflex in a child at doctor's office

CDC wants clinicians' help to solve acute flaccid myelitis riddle

The agency says prompt reporting is key to help figure out the cause of the mysterious limb-weakening condition.

Jul 09, 2019

Jul 09, 2019
Influenza viruses

Study says baloxavir fights all 4 flu types, many animal flu viruses

The drug was active against flu A, B, C, and D, as well as avian and swine strains.

Jul 08, 2019

Jul 08, 2019
Measles vaccination in baby

US measles cases reach 1,109 as studies point to early vaccination

Data from Pakistan and South Africa highlight advantages of vaccination early in life.

Jul 02, 2019

Jul 02, 2019
Flu shot

Poor late-season protection limited flu vaccine impact for 2018-19

Vaccine effectiveness was 44% for the H1N1 strain but essentially zero for H3N2.

Jun 27, 2019

Jun 27, 2019
Girl getting HPV vaccine

Experts expand HPV vaccine recs as study finds high impact

Data on 60 million people indicate the vaccine has slashed infections and pre-cancer lesions.

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