News & Perspective

Dec 31, 2014

Dec 31, 2014
Ebola graves

Ebola pace shows little let-up in Sierra Leone

The country has had 337 new cases this week, twice the number in Guinea and Liberia combined.

Dec 30, 2014

Dec 30, 2014
Ebola responders in Sierra Leone

Investigations yield insights into Ebola outbreak's early months

Bats in a hollow tree and a silent train of transmission may have fueled the unprecedented epidemic.

Dec 29, 2014

Dec 29, 2014
Glasgow airport

Ebola infects health worker returning to Scotland

Scotland detected its first Ebola case, as the illness toll topped 20,000 and the outbreak passed the 1-year mark.

Dec 29, 2014
Army lab workers

CDC lab tech still healthy after possible Ebola exposure

Mishandling of lab material that may have contained live virus follows other CDC safety lapses earlier in the year.

Dec 24, 2014

Dec 24, 2014
Ebola virus

Latest Ebola outbreak profile shows varied patterns in 3 hard-hit nations

Sierra Leone's western area is seeing intense Ebola activity, and in Guinea a surge of cases in one area propelled the country into its highest weekly case incidence so far.

Dec 23, 2014

Dec 23, 2014
Africa map with syringe

African Ebola vaccine trial shows modest immune response

The authors say the findings have proved useful in creating a more potent version.

Dec 23, 2014
Mallard in flight

More avian flu reported in Vietnam, Germany

An H5 avian flu virus strikes a large poultry flock in Vietnam, while H5N8 resurfaces in Germany.

Dec 22, 2014

Dec 22, 2014
Package of Rapivab (peramivir), a flu drug

FDA approval of peramivir makes IV flu drug available

Peramivir, made by BioCryst, is intended to be given to influenza patients in a single intravenous dose.

Dec 22, 2014
Frieden Ebola

CDC chief sees promising signs, long road ahead for Ebola-hit countries

The CDC director said Ebola outbreak conditions have improved since his first visit, but tough challenges remain.

Dec 19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014
Caramel apples

Listeria tied to caramel apples prompts broad CDC warning

After 28 cases and 5 deaths, officials warn against eating any commercially made caramel apples.


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