News & Perspective

Feb 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017

News Scan for Feb 17, 2017

Zika birth defects
More yellow fever
Limiting dengue
Malaria in the Americas
H5N8 outbreaks

Feb 15, 2017

Feb 15, 2017

News Scan for Feb 15, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
Zika in body fluids
Yellow fever vaccine
Malaria vaccine trial

Feb 09, 2017

Feb 09, 2017
Baby tape measure

Studies highlight microcephaly data, Zika spread by breast milk, saliva

Zika doesn't appear to transmit efficiently through breast milk, but questions still remain. Also, experiments with macaques found a low risk of spread by saliva.

Feb 09, 2017

News Scan for Feb 09, 2017

More yellow fever in Brazil
Stewardship in nursing homes
Burkholderia cepacia probe

Feb 02, 2017

Feb 02, 2017
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Surge of yellow fever in Brazil raises alarms

A fivefold increase in less than a month—to more than 700 cases—is unusual for sylvatic (jungle) yellow fever, one expert points out.

Jan 24, 2017

Jan 24, 2017

News Scan for Jan 24, 2017

Yellow fever in Brazil
More H5N8
Saudi MERS case
CDC quarantine rule
Next WHO head
Pneumococcal vaccine underwhelms
Cost of MRSA screening

Jan 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017

News Scan for Jan 17, 2017

More Saudi MERS
Potential CDC funding cuts
Yellow fever in Brazil

Dec 30, 2016

Dec 30, 2016
Tom Frieden, CDC director

CDC reviews Zika actions as response nears 1-year mark

"Fighting Zika is the most complex epidemic response CDC has taken on," Frieden says.

Dec 28, 2016

Dec 28, 2016
Zika pipette

Florida reports more local Zika cases; FDA warns of possible IgM test problems

Also, a review of blood samples suggests Zika-linked microcephaly in Hawaii as far back as 2009.

Dec 14, 2016

Dec 14, 2016
Newborn resting on mom

Two studies highlight risk of fetal Zika damage

The data show different rates of defects but shed light on the link between exposure timing and poor outcomes.

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