News & Perspective

May 02, 2017

May 02, 2017

News Scan for May 02, 2017

Liberian illness cluster grows
Zika in dead infants
CRISPR bacteria detection

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
mosquito larvae

South America sees Zika rise; study estimates US disease cost

The cost study looked at different attack-rate ranges, putting the upper-end estimate at as much as $2 billion.

Apr 27, 2017

Apr 27, 2017
Brown monkey

Sixth Brazilian state reports yellow fever

Tocantins joins Para, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Espirito Santo, and Minas Gerais as states with confirmed human yellow fever cases.

Apr 24, 2017

Apr 24, 2017
Rio de Janeiro

With yellow fever reaching Rio, official says Brazil prepared

Officials plan to vaccinate the entire city of Rio this year, but current coverage is spotty.

Apr 24, 2017
Aedes albopictus

Studies highlight Zika-linked neurologic damage

Two new studies show fatal spinal damage and cognitive impairment associated with Zika infection.

Apr 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017
Baby with stethoscope

High level of heart defects found in Zika-affected babies

Also, 2 more babies have been born in the US with Zika-related birth defects.

Apr 18, 2017

Apr 18, 2017

News Scan for Apr 18, 2017

Zika birth defects in Puerto Rico
MERS in Qatar
Yellow fever in Brazil
Measles travel alerts
Meningitis vaccine shortage
Chikungunya in Pakistan

Apr 17, 2017

Apr 17, 2017

News Scan for Apr 17, 2017

More chikungunya
Pertussis in preemies
Emergency meningitis vaccination
CRISPR diagnostics

Apr 14, 2017

Apr 14, 2017

News Scan for Apr 14, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Zika RNA in mosquitoes
H7N9 cases in China
US flu decline

Apr 13, 2017

Apr 13, 2017
Mom and baby

Study: Zika behind Brazil's 15% decline in births

Meanwhile, Taiwan reports its first 2017 case, and HHS funds a potential new diagnostic test.

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