News & Perspective

Jun 19, 2019

Jun 19, 2019
Medical checkup in Sudan

Global trust strong in healthcare, scientists, vaccines—with exceptions

Skepticism remains in some high-income nations, with France having the lowest trust in vaccines.

May 08, 2019

May 08, 2019
Helicopter fighting forest fire

More states confront environmental threats to public health

The national preparedness index score was 6.7 out of 10 in 2018, a 3.1% improvement.

Apr 11, 2019

Apr 11, 2019
Vaccines web search

Online anti-vax efforts prove daunting public health challenge

"The anti-vaccine movement is like its own media empire."

Mar 06, 2019

Mar 06, 2019
Needle with droplet

MSF questions affordable access to CEPI-supported vaccines

MSF calls a revised CEPI policy on vaccine access "toothless and weak."

Dec 06, 2018

Dec 06, 2018
Pregnant African woman

Guidance seeks to increase outbreak vaccines in pregnant women

"We have to make sure pregnant women are on the agenda, so they will never again be left unprotected."

Sep 20, 2018

Sep 20, 2018
Rehydration therapy for diarrhea

Studies: Diarrheal disease rates vary across Africa, world

The new data highlight an especially profound impact on the very young and very old.

Jun 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018
Child splashing in lake

CDC profiles outbreaks linked to untreated recreational water

Lessons learned from 140 outbreaks involving nearly 5,000 people and steps to minimize the risk of getting sick from swimming.

Apr 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018
Preparedness backbacks

Preparedness index reflects overall gains but some regional gaps

The US as a whole had a score of 7.1 out of 10 for 2017, nearly a 3% improvement.

Mar 27, 2018

Mar 27, 2018
Doctor holding patient's hand

Infectious disease deaths decline across US, but not evenly

Death rates dropped 18.7% from 1980 to 2014, with the largest decline in men.

Mar 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018
CDC headquarters

HHS head names HIV expert Redfield as CDC director

The move is praised by some experts, but Redfield comes with a controversial past.

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