News & Perspective

Jun 05, 2019

Jun 05, 2019
Ebola doctor's reflection in mirror

New violence in Beni, DRC, as Ebola lab targeted

Seventeen new infections and 11 new fatalities raise outbreak totals to 2,025 cases and 1,357 deaths.

Jun 05, 2019
United States Capitol

Pandemic preparedness renewal sent to Trump's desk

"The fact that Congress passed this bill is acknowledgement that health security is national security."

Jun 04, 2019

Jun 04, 2019
Upside-down fruit bat

Indian government confirms Nipah virus in Kerala man

Two case contacts have fevers, and 2 nurses who cared for the man also have symptoms.

Jun 04, 2019
Red Cross workers

Aid groups weigh in on DRC topping 2,000 Ebola cases

The groups welcomed new commitments to humanitarian aid, but said a response reset is needed.

Jun 03, 2019

Jun 03, 2019
Longhorned tick

First US human bite from worrying longhorned tick noted

The tick was found on a manicured lawn and in sunny areas, which differs from other tick species.

Jun 03, 2019
Ebola treatment center visitors

Ebola hits 2,000 cases as vaccine OK'd in some pregnant, lactating women

An ethics committee fine-tuned an earlier vaccine recommendation, clearing its use in pregnant women past their first trimester and lactating women.

May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019
Holding child's hand at Ebola treatment center

New data show gaps in Ebola treatment for young kids

The death rate in infected preschoolers is 77%, compared with 57% for other Ebola patients.

May 31, 2019
Dentist and assistant with patient

Study finds 81% of dental antibiotic prescribing not needed

Dentists "need to be included in this conversation around antibiotic use."

May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019
measles child

US measles cases top record, putting elimination status at risk

A large chunk of cases are from 2 big outbreaks in and around New York City.

May 30, 2019
UN peacekeepers

Experts: DRC Ebola outbreak fueled by attacks

Experts say the outbreak likely began as far back as April 2018 and that nosocomial transmission played a big role in early spread. 

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