News & Perspective

Mar 28, 2017

Mar 28, 2017
Lab pipetting

CDC updates flaccid myelitis testing, expands search for clues

Last year saw a surge of 136 AFM cases in 37 states.

Mar 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017
White chickens

Georgia reports low-path H7 in commercial breeder flock

Four southeastern states have now been hit with low-path H7, with Tennessee also noting high-path H7N9.

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 24, 2017
Barn chickens

High-path H7N9 expands to poultry in China's Hunan province

Japan, meanwhile, reports two large H5N6 outbreaks at poultry farms in different prefectures.

Mar 24, 2017
Aedes aegypti mosquito

CDC reports 7 more babies born with Zika defects

Research news includes microcephaly in infants and mapping of the Aedes aegypti genome.

Mar 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017
Drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Report warns of rise in drug-resistant tuberculosis

About 20% of TB cases globally are resistant, and 5% are resistant to both isoniazid and rifampicin.

Mar 23, 2017
Brown howler monkey

Another yellow fever case noted in Rio de Janeiro state

The state now has 3 cases, 1 fatal, and officials worry the disease will spread to the city of Rio.

Mar 22, 2017

Mar 22, 2017
Camels

Qatar reports its first MERS case of 2017

The case, involving a 62-year-old man, is likely locally acquired, and Saudi officials, meanwhile, report MERS in 4 camel herds.

Mar 21, 2017

Mar 21, 2017
Swabbing rooster

Kentucky reports low-path H7N9 in commercial flock

Alabama officials likewise confirm low-path H7N9 at 2 locations in separate counties.

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.

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