News & Perspective

Dec 31, 2018

Dec 31, 2018
MSF Ebola treatment unit

US health worker monitored as DRC Ebola nears 600 cases

A healthcare worker is under observation as the DRC reports 5 new Ebola cases.

Dec 31, 2018
Group of college students

Study highlights higher risk of meningitis B in college students

Students have more than triple the risk of contracting serogroup B meningococcal disease.

Dec 28, 2018

Dec 28, 2018
Pakistani kids

WHO: XDR typhoid outbreak in Pakistan tops 5,200 cases

Insufficient clean water and poor sanitation raise the risk of acquiring XDR typhoid in Pakistan.

Dec 28, 2018
Ebola contact tracing

WHO weighs in on Ebola security incidents; case total climbs to 593

The DRC health ministry says protest-related disruptions carried over to a second day.

Dec 28, 2018
boy with fever

US flu levels continue rise as more child deaths reported

The 2009 H1N1 strain is dominant, except in the Southeast, where H3N2 is more common.

Dec 27, 2018

Dec 27, 2018
burning tire

Protests disrupt response operations in two Ebola hot spots

Eleven suspected patients who fled during vandalism voluntarily returned.

Dec 27, 2018
NIH clinical center

Plumbing system at NIH hospital linked to rare, resistant pathogen

Genetic analysis suggested the isolates were unique to the NIH Clinical Center.

Dec 26, 2018

Dec 26, 2018
Ebola treatment center

Ebola cases continue steady rise over holiday period

Also, the country's election commission has delayed the vote in some Ebola-hit areas.

Dec 21, 2018

Dec 21, 2018
Heart, aorta, blood vessels

FDA: Fluoroquinolones may cause aortic rupture in some

People at risk include those with a history of aortic aneurysm or blockages of other blood vessels and patients with high blood pressure.

Dec 21, 2018
Influenza virus

US flu levels on the rise before year-end holidays

Eight of 10 regions report flulike illness at or above baseline, and 1 more child has died of flu, bringing the total to 7.


by Topic

by country

by organization

Newsletter Sign-up

Get CIDRAP news and other free newsletters.

Sign up now»


Unrestricted financial support provided by

Bentson Foundation 3MAccelerate DiagnosticsGilead 
Grant support for ASP provided by


  Become an underwriter»