News & Perspective

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019
Boy with measles

CDC: 41 new measles cases in US, 880 total

The agency is tracking 10 active outbreaks across the country, including one involving almost 500 cases in New York City.

Apr 22, 2019

Apr 22, 2019
MMR vaccine

US measles total grows by 71 cases, nears record

Cases have now reached 626 and could soon top the ignomious post-elimination record of 667, reached in 2014.

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Aedes albopictus mosquito

South America records most yellow fever cases in decades

Brazil has confirmed almost 1,000 human cases since July 2016, and cases in animals have doubled.

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Jan 24, 2018

Jan 24, 2018
Monkeys

Yellow fever case counts jump in Brazil

In 1 week, deaths from yellow fever rose from 20 to 53, and reported cases spiked from 470 to 601.

Jan 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018
Yellow fever vaccine production

Yellow fever persists in Brazil; Netherlands reports case

Yellow fever vaccine will be used across some of Brazil's most populous regions in the coming months.

Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017
Chikungunya viruses

More sickened in France's chikungunya outbreak

The number of people sickened in France's outbreak has grown from 2 to 13.

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.

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
mosquito larvae

South America sees Zika rise; study estimates US disease cost

The cost study looked at different attack-rate ranges, putting the upper-end estimate at as much as $2 billion.

Apr 27, 2017

Apr 27, 2017
Brown monkey

Sixth Brazilian state reports yellow fever

Tocantins joins Para, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Espirito Santo, and Minas Gerais as states with confirmed human yellow fever cases.

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