News & Perspective

Feb 12, 2016

Feb 12, 2016
Pregnant traveler at airport

WHO stiffens Zika travel advice for women, airs countermeasure efforts

The WHO's top drug and development official projected the launch of a large vaccine trial is still at least 18 months away, but a test might be available within weeks.

Feb 12, 2016

News Scan for Feb 12, 2016

US flu ramps up
Two Saudi MERS cases
Yellow fever in Angola
DRC monkeypox outbreak
Global vaccine-derived polio
Harmless E coli in cheese

Feb 11, 2016

Feb 11, 2016
Washington winter

Lawmakers take up Zika funding as study yields more sexual transmission clues

Semen tests were done during an investigation into a British man's infection with Zika virus after visiting the Cook Islands in 2014.

Feb 11, 2016

News Scan for Feb 11, 2016

Global dengue burden
Antibiotic resistance in Europe
MCR-1 spread in French livestock
Saudi MERS risk
Feb 11, 2016

Flu Scan for Feb 11, 2016

Demographics and flu hospitalization
European flu vaccine protection
Patient-doctor spread of H7N9

Feb 10, 2016

Feb 10, 2016
Dengue patient

WHO addresses Zika fears as more microcephaly findings surface

Also today, two new microcephaly studies documented Zika virus in fetal tissue, strengthening a possible link between the two conditions.

Feb 10, 2016

News Scan for Feb 10, 2016

Antibiotic prescribing intervention
Pneumonia drug looks promising
Lyme disease in Hispanics
FDA budget request
Feb 10, 2016

Flu Scan for Feb 10, 2016

H7N9 cases in China
Avian flu outbreaks in France, Nigeria

Feb 09, 2016

Feb 09, 2016

Gloomy assessment underpins UN panel's health crisis advice

The panel's concern was fueled by the threat of an airborne virus spread more easily than Ebola.

Feb 09, 2016
Fever thermometer

Late start to Northern Hemisphere flu season feels strong H1N1 impact

The CDC said it has also received recent reports of severe flu infections linked to 2009 H1N1 in young- and middle-aged adults.

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