News & Perspective

Aug 12, 2019

Aug 12, 2019
PAHO measles

Global measles outbreaks make 2019 a record-setting year

In US developments, the CDC confirms 10 more cases, and New York reports a new outbreak in a Mennonite community.

Oct 24, 2016

Oct 24, 2016
Oral polio vaccine in West Africa

CDC: Polio eradication within sight but efforts still needed

The CDC celebrates World Polio Day with hopeful talk of the finish line.

Feb 18, 2016

Feb 18, 2016
La Guardia Airport

CDC to end Ebola-related screening of travelers from Guinea

The move signals the end of enhanced screening in the United States related to West Africa's Ebola outbreak.

Oct 20, 2014

Oct 20, 2014
N-95s and gloves

CDC unveils new PPE guidance for Ebola

The guidance emphasizes unexposed skin and suggests either N-95s or PAPRs for respiratory protection.

Oct 14, 2014

Oct 14, 2014
Ebola workers in Liberia carry a body bag.

CDC to deploy Ebola response team to help hospitals

The CDC has set up a special team to assist any hospital that has a confirmed Ebola patient.

Sep 30, 2014

Sep 30, 2014
UN flag

UN sets up Ebola headquarters in Ghana

The new UN mission headquarters in Accra will have a strong presence in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Sep 05, 2014

Sep 05, 2014
Blood bags

WHO on Ebola: Blood may offer help now, vaccines this fall

Blood products may offer early help, while vaccines may be ready in November.

Sep 03, 2014

Sep 03, 2014
Nigeria map

Quarantine escapee sparked more Ebola in Nigeria

The man infected at least two other people, and officials again stressed urgent steps.

Aug 25, 2014

Aug 25, 2014
WHO Ebola workers

WHO: Medical worker infections and shortages hamper Ebola response

The WHO has heightened concerns about the impact the outbreak is having on frontline workers and the prospects of overseas help.

Aug 22, 2014

Aug 22, 2014
Ebola treatment center

As Ebola outbreak grows, WHO notes case-count difficulties

As West Africa's Ebola toll climbed by 142 cases and 77 deaths, the WHO conceded that the size of the epidemic has been underestimated.

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