News & Perspective

May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019
measles torso

US measles total climbs by 60 to reach 940 cases

In global developments, European officials warn of a growing gap in vaccine coverage, and the WHO certifies measles and rubella elimination in Bahrain, Oman, and Iran.

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019
international flight

Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk US locations

The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.

Mar 19, 2019

Mar 19, 2019
Using stethoscope to assess lungs

Report highlights success, challenges in fight to end TB

Though incidence is down, treatment success for resistant strains is low.

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Feb 07, 2018

Feb 07, 2018

Report: At-risk Europeans under-vaccinated against flu

Half of EU nations report that only a third of older adults are vaccinated against flu.

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017
thermometer

CDC: Flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states

Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.

Oct 09, 2017

Oct 09, 2017
Y pestis

Plague outbreak in Madagascar spikes to almost 400 cases

Also, the CDC's travel notice said local officials are scaling up flea control and have cancelled mass gatherings.

Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia, UAE report MERS cases days before hajj

The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca begins on Wednesday.

Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017
Chik skin rash

France reports local chikungunya cluster

In other developments, a few more cases were reported in the Americas and mosquito trials showed a risk of spread in major Kenyan cities.

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
Tamiflu macro

ECDC experts confirm support for neuraminidase inhibitors

The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.

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