News & Perspective

Jan 19, 2016

Jan 19, 2016
Pregnant woman at airport

CDC releases Zika guidance on pregnant patients

PAHO, meanwhile, said the virus has expanded its reach and cautioned about Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Jan 20, 2016

Jan 20, 2016

News Scan for Jan 20, 2016

US Zika cases in pregnancy
H5N1 outbreaks in Nigeria
Lassa fever in Nigeria

Jan 21, 2016

Jan 21, 2016

WHO reports more local Zika confirmations, GBS spike

El Salvador notes a GBS spike that may be linked to Zika, and St. Martin and Guadeloupe report their first local cases.

Jan 22, 2016

Jan 22, 2016
Plane wing

CDC expands Zika travel advisory as experts detail risks

The CDC adds 8 more destinations to its travel alert, as experts assess the threat.

Jan 25, 2016

Jan 25, 2016
Aedes albopictus

PAHO says Zika virus likely to march through Americas

All areas that harbor Aedes are vulnerable, and the Dominican Republic now has a local case.

Jan 26, 2016

Jan 26, 2016
Newborn baby in hospital

CDC unveils Zika guidance for infants, expands travel advisory

The guidance covers testing of newborns, and the Virgin Islands and DR are now on the travel advisory.

Jan 27, 2016

Jan 27, 2016
Barack Obama White House Zika briefing

Zika on executive-level agendas at White House, WHO

Zika outbreaks are getting high-level attention, and Brazil reports 287 new microcephaly cases.

Jan 28, 2016

Jan 28, 2016
Margaret Chan WHO

WHO convenes emergency panel over Zika virus

The committee will meet Feb 1 to discuss the growing threat and possibly related neurologic complications.

Jan 28, 2016
Mosquito control

Feds say US unlikely to see explosive Zika spread

A CDC expert says US spread will likely be localized but calls for better mosquito control.

Jan 29, 2016

Jan 29, 2016
Central America map

Zika country list expands; Colombia sees GBS spike

Also, more vaccine details emerge, including a candidate that might be available for emergency use this year. 


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