News & Perspective

Nov 14, 2018

Nov 14, 2018
Ebola response van

WHO leader says Ebola outbreak could last 6 more months

Two new cases bring the outbreak total to 341, including 215 deaths.

Nov 14, 2018
Wood tick

Task force spotlights US tick-borne disease as cases set records

The number of 6 key tick-borne diseases rose from 48,610 to 59,349 cases.

Nov 14, 2018

News Scan for Nov 14, 2018

More measles in NY, NJ
Spread of resistant bacteria in hospitals
Nov 14, 2018

Flu Scan for Nov 14, 2018

Waning flu vaccine protection in kids
Low global flu levels

Nov 13, 2018

Nov 13, 2018
Child getting MRI

AFM count tops 250 as CDC struggles to find cause

"We're trying to figure out what the triggers are of what causes someone to get AFM," a CDC official says.

Nov 13, 2018
North Kivu with DRC flag

As outbreak area expands, DRC Ebola total climbs to 339

Three health zones reported their first confirmed Ebola cases recently, a worrisome sign.

Nov 13, 2018

News Scan for Nov 13, 2018

New MERS case
AFM in Scottish kids
Health departments against antimicrobial resistance
Oseltamivir and psychiatric events

Nov 12, 2018

Nov 12, 2018
UN peacekeeping troops

DRC Ebola cases climb to 334 amid fresh violence in Beni

At least 5 civilians were killed and children kidnapped in an attack by rebels in Beni.

Nov 12, 2018
Global antibiotic prescriptions

Nations vary widely in antibiotic use, WHO data show

Antibiotic consumption in 65 countries varies by a 16-fold difference.

Nov 12, 2018

Flu Scan for Nov 12, 2018

Flu vaccine protection for high-risk patients
Low-path H5N2 avian flu in Minnesota


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