News & Perspective

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.

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.

Apr 03, 2017

Apr 03, 2017

News Scan for Apr 03, 2017

Healthcare MERS
Yellow fever spreads
Avian flu in Europe
More chikungunya
Russia and resistance research

Mar 20, 2017

Mar 20, 2017
Rio de Janeiro

Two yellow fever cases confirmed outside of Rio de Janeiro

Ecuador reports its first yellow fever case since 2012, and, based on the latest Brazil developments, the WHO updates its travel recommendations.

Jul 15, 2016

Jul 15, 2016
NYC couple

CDC: Zika passed from woman to man via sex

After a woman returned to the US from a Zika-affected area, a single act of intercourse likely transmitted the virus.

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 22, 2016

Feb 22, 2016
Tobago beach

Zika outbreak expands; WHO assesses threat to Africa

The WHO said though Zika virus has circulated in Africa before, the effect of an importation from the Americas is unclear.

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.

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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