News & Perspective

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.

Apr 08, 2016

Apr 08, 2016
ICU patient

Report outlines patterns in rare fatal Zika infections

One patient suffered brain hemorrhage, and two others had ischemic brain lesions.

Apr 05, 2016

Apr 05, 2016

News Scan for Apr 05, 2016

Yellow fever in Angola
Finalized food transport rule
Ebola persistence in semen
Saudi MERS case
More chikungunya

Mar 11, 2016

Mar 11, 2016
Mexico City and mountains

CDC excludes high elevations in Zika travel advice

CDC guidance now excludes destinations above 6,500 feet, as Aedes mosquitoes are rare in those areas.

Mar 04, 2016

Mar 04, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

CDC announces Zika summit as gush of developments continues

The CDC will host a summit Apr 1, Laos has local transmission, and studies highlight key developments.

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 15, 2016

Feb 15, 2016

News Scan for Feb 15, 2016

Hawaii declares emergency
New chikungunya cases
Ebola vaccine test in monkeys
European Medical Corps formed

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.

Feb 11, 2016

Feb 11, 2016
Washington winter

Lawmakers take up Zika funding as study yields more sexual transmission clues

Semen tests were done during an investigation into a British man's infection with Zika virus after visiting the Cook Islands in 2014.

Feb 08, 2016

Feb 08, 2016

News Scan for Feb 08, 2016

New Borrelia species
More chikungunya cases
Sierra Leone Ebola patient discharged

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