News & Perspective

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.

Oct 26, 2016

Oct 26, 2016
Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes

Wolbachia efforts ramp up to fight Zika in Brazil, Colombia

Elsewhere, Florida notes 9 new local cases, and the WHO spells out its research agenda.

Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

News Scan for Oct 21, 2016

More MERS in Saudi Arabia
Zika funding offer
Antibiotic de-escalation
Hep A outbreak grows
Chikungunya update

Oct 10, 2016

Oct 10, 2016

News Scan for Oct 10, 2016

CRE in LA hospitals
Yellow fever in Angola
Chikungunya slows
Polio in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Sep 02, 2016

Sep 02, 2016
WHO logo

WHO continues Zika emergency amid virus spread, unanswered questions

Also, the CDC announced $2.4 million to help large cities detect and manage birth defects, and researchers revealed possible differences in brain cell infections between the 2 Zika lineages.

Jun 21, 2016

Jun 21, 2016
Pregnancy group

With launch of big Zika pregnancy study, NIH seeks key answers

Also, agencies publish guidance on Olympics travel and lab testing, and New York City officials outline their Zika response.

Jun 15, 2016

Jun 15, 2016
Colombia map

Colombia Zika study: No birth defects in late pregnancy infections

All 4 babies with microcephaly were born to asymptomatic women.

May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

News Scan for May 20, 2016

Yellow fever in Angola
US flu activity drops
Smallpox vaccine order
Bivalent polio vaccine

Apr 15, 2016

Apr 15, 2016
Pregnancy consult

Few Zika tests positive in US travelers with no symptoms

Also, a gene sequence analysis reveals more about how the outbreak virus evolved and why it spreads so fast.

Apr 13, 2016

Apr 13, 2016
Microcephaly MRI

CDC analysis concludes Zika causes microcephaly

A comprehensive peer-reviewed analysis demonstrates the link between the virus and the birth defect.

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