News & Perspective

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017
thermometer

CDC: Flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states

Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.

Oct 09, 2017

Oct 09, 2017
Y pestis

Plague outbreak in Madagascar spikes to almost 400 cases

Also, the CDC's travel notice said local officials are scaling up flea control and have cancelled mass gatherings.

Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia, UAE report MERS cases days before hajj

The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca begins on Wednesday.

Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017
Chik skin rash

France reports local chikungunya cluster

In other developments, a few more cases were reported in the Americas and mosquito trials showed a risk of spread in major Kenyan cities.

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
Tamiflu macro

ECDC experts confirm support for neuraminidase inhibitors

The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.

Mar 24, 2017

Mar 24, 2017
TB screening

Tuberculosis declines in US, Europe, but issues remain

TB cases among people of foreign origin pose problems for disease elimination, officials say.

Mar 20, 2017

Mar 20, 2017
Rio de Janeiro

Two yellow fever cases confirmed outside of Rio de Janeiro

Ecuador reports its first yellow fever case since 2012, and, based on the latest Brazil developments, the WHO updates its travel recommendations.

Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
Antibiotic susceptibility test

WHO identifies antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

Agency officials say new antibiotics for the identified bacteria are urgently needed.

Feb 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017
Doctor examining girl

Flu widespread in 46 states; 9 more kids' deaths reported

The H3N2 strain continues to dominate, especially affecting the elderly.

Feb 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017
nasal swab

Flu widespread in 43 states; 5 more fatal cases in kids

Flu markers rose to their highest points yet, as influenza B detections rose slightly, typical for the later months of the flu season.

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