News & Perspective

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019

News Scan for Feb 08, 2019

DRC Ebola total hits 800
African Lassa fever outbreak support
Polio cases from three countries
Mayaro virus vaccine trial

Jan 24, 2019

Jan 24, 2019
Long-fingered bat

Ebola infects 3 more in DRC; virus evidence found in West Africa bat

The illnesses bring the overall outbreak total to 715, including 443 deaths.

Jul 23, 2018

Jul 23, 2018
Ebola campaign

Flare-up of Ebola in Liberian family highlights virus persistence

The Liberian case from 2015 highlights a lingering threat that the DRC will face after its outbreak is declared over.

Jun 26, 2018

Jun 26, 2018
Ebola balloon

Study: Amyloid proteins in semen increase Ebola spread, protect virus

In a separate report, researchers from Liberia weigh in on urban spread in the DRC and recommend strategies for reducing that type of Ebola transmission.

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017

News Scan for May 23, 2017

43 Ebola cases in DRC
Liberia meningococcus outbreak
H7N9 clusters in China
Parents who don't vaccinate
Botulism in nacho cheese

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017
Ebola treatment center

WHO: 9 more Ebola cases in DRC, 29 total

Though global risk remains low, 7 countries have begun screening at airports and ports of entry.

Jul 08, 2016

Jul 08, 2016

News Scan for Jul 08, 2016

US Zika death
More yellow fever in Angola
CDC Ebola recap
Resistance to MDR-TB drugs
Measles in Arizona

Apr 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016

News Scan for Apr 28, 2016

Memphis measles outbreak
Yellow fever in Africa
Ebola update
Severe adenovirus illnesses
MCR-1 in Brazil’s livestock

May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015

News Scan for May 27, 2015

Immune response to flu vaccine
Caramel apple Listeria source
Measles, rubella in Europe
Fast drug-resistance test

Aug 25, 2014

Aug 25, 2014
Map of DRC

DRC says its Ebola outbreak not linked to West Africa's

Ebola has struck the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but authorities say it is not the same strain as in West Africa.

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