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.

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.

Dec 09, 2016

Dec 09, 2016
Zika-free baby

Study confirms 4-fold rise in Zika microcephaly in Colombia

The report adds to the growing body of literature linking Zika to a rise in microcephaly.

Dec 05, 2016

Dec 05, 2016

News Scan for Dec 05, 2016

High-yield flu B vaccine
Zika monkey challenge
More US AFM cases
New chikungunya cases

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

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.

Jul 01, 2016

Jul 01, 2016

Zika Scan for Jul 01, 2016

Wolbachia bacteria and Zika
Whole-blood testing
Zika funding

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.

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