News & Perspective

Apr 29, 2016

Apr 29, 2016
PCR strip

FDA OKs emergency use for first commercial Zika test

Also, the first US Zika death was reported and local transmission was announced in St. Barthelemy.

Apr 22, 2016

Apr 22, 2016
Mini brain infected with Zika

Lab study shows severe, early Zika damage to fetal brain cells

Also, Mexican scientists have detected Zika virus in Aedes albopictus mosquitoes for the first time in the Americas, and US officials posted guidance for protecting workers.

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 09, 2016

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.

Feb 03, 2016

Feb 03, 2016
Blood unit

Zika outbreak alters Red Cross blood donor protocol

Also today, the CDC added Jamaica and Tonga to its travel advisory, and an Indian company announced two vaccine candidates.

Jan 22, 2016

Jan 22, 2016
Plane wing

CDC expands Zika travel advisory as experts detail risks

The CDC adds 8 more destinations to its travel alert, as experts assess the threat.

Dec 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015

News Scan for Dec 11, 2015

Drugs in food animals
R&D readiness priorities
Zika risk level
Cholera in Tanzania

Nov 06, 2015

Nov 06, 2015
Flu shot

US flu levels still low, with few global hot spots

More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week. 

Jul 28, 2015

Jul 28, 2015

News Scan for Jul 28, 2015

CDC slowness on lab safety
Cyclospora cilantro alert
Low hepatitis B awareness
Meningitis in Africa
6-strain infant vaccine

Jun 05, 2015

Jun 05, 2015

News Scan for Jun 05, 2015

Five Saudi MERS cases
NIH pharmacy lapses
Drug-resistant Shigella
Zika virus in Americas
Call for better lab biosecurity

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