News & Perspective

Sep 16, 2019

Sep 16, 2019
HHS Secretary Azar Ebola

US officials end visit to DRC Ebola region; cases rise to 3,129

US officials said other outbreak indicators such as deaths in the community need to improve before they feel more confident about the recent drop in cases.

Sep 10, 2019

Sep 10, 2019
Trip to DR Congo Ebola front lines

Azar, Redfield among US officials heading to DRC to assess Ebola

Cases have grown to 3,084, including 2,070 deaths.

Aug 01, 2019

Aug 01, 2019
DRC PPE

Two new cases in Goma as DRC Ebola outbreak reaches 1-year mark

In other developments, the WHO said Beni is still the main hot spot and that the pace of new infections hasn't changed much.

Apr 16, 2019

Apr 16, 2019

News Scan for Apr 16, 2019

Needle-free flu vaccine boost
Promise for chikungunya vaccine
Global flu mostly dropping

Feb 12, 2019

Feb 12, 2019

News Scan for Feb 12, 2019

More Saudi MERS cases
Yellow fever in Brazil
Lassa fever in Guinea and Nigeria
Zika in Mexico
Gain-of-function H5N1 studies to resume

Aug 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018
vaccine research

CEPI announces new collaboration and funding for Lassa vaccine

The announcement comes as Nigeria is experiencing its largest outbreak, with 481 confirmed cases reported as of last week, 133 of them fatal.

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Drawing vaccine from a vial

Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts

The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.

Oct 05, 2017

Oct 05, 2017

Flu Scan for Oct 05, 2017

Research and pandemic readiness
Reusable respirators
Monoclonal antibody partnership

Sep 05, 2017

Sep 05, 2017
Vaccine vials and syringe

Sanofi halts work on Zika vaccine amid federal funding cuts

The vaccine it has been developing with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has been halted.

Jul 13, 2017

Jul 13, 2017
Mouse mom

Animal study suggests vaccines block in-utero Zika transmission

In other Zika developments, a human rights group raised concerns about water, sanitation, and other public health concerns in Brazil, and India announced microcephaly screening for newborns.

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