News & Perspective

Sep 01, 2015

Sep 01, 2015
Hospital gurney

WHO confirms hospital MERS outbreak in Jordan

Also, Saudi officials reported four more cases from Riyadh, and South Korea announced new prevention steps in the wake of its outbreak.

Sep 01, 2015

News Scan for Sep 01, 2015

Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone
Avian flu outbreaks in Vietnam
Influenza A & B illness

Aug 31, 2015

Aug 31, 2015
Nurses station

Eleven more MERS cases in Saudi Arabia, 2 in Jordan

New reports indicate hospital MERS outbreaks in both Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

Aug 31, 2015

News Scan for Aug 31, 2015

Sierra Leone Ebola death
More chikungunya cases
Aug 31, 2015

Biosecurity Scan for Aug 31, 2015

Further lab biosafety lapses
Smallpox vaccine response

Aug 28, 2015

Aug 28, 2015
Blood transfusion

Riyadh, Jordan each report 2 new MERS cases

Three of the four new cases appear to involve contact with other patients, and the ECDC issues a risk assessment.

Aug 28, 2015

News Scan for Aug 28, 2015

Salmonella pork outbreak
Poliovirus shedding
Variant H1N1 flu
Mumps on campuses

Aug 27, 2015

Aug 27, 2015

Jordan reports another MERS case, Riyadh cases rise by six

In a related development, the WHO provided more details on 13 recent Saudi cases, 12 with hospital-outbreak links.

Aug 27, 2015
Kindergarten boys

Reports show early childhood immunization rates stay high, exemption levels low

The CDC also lauded the increase in states making vaccine exemption levels available on the Web.

Aug 27, 2015

News Scan for Aug 27, 2015

India tetanus elimination
Global water sanitation
Food pathogen network
Pneumococcal vaccine protection


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