News & Perspective

May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

News Scan for May 10, 2016

Gain-of-function research policy
New chikungunya cases
MDR-TB treatment

May 06, 2016

May 06, 2016
fetal ultrasound

Lab study reveals Zika damage mechanism in fetal brain

In other developments, a transgenic mosquito project is in the works for Grand Cayman and Spain reported a travel-linked microcephaly case.

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 27, 2016

Apr 27, 2016
White House

White House steps up call for action on Zika funds

The White House is stepping up calls for Congress to pass $1.9 billion in emergency funding.

Apr 25, 2016

Apr 25, 2016

News Scan for Apr 25, 2016

Global malaria successes
Chikungunya spike
Yellow fever in Peru, China
Tanzania cholera

Apr 20, 2016

Apr 20, 2016
Zika Americas map

Maps predict areas favorable for Zika spread

Study says 2.2 billion people live in areas suitable for Zika spread, and over the next year more than 5 million babies will be born in vulnerable parts of the Americas.

Apr 19, 2016

Apr 19, 2016

News Scan for Apr 19, 2016

Public health funding
Saudi MERS cases
More chikungunya
New H7N9 cases
MRSA in athletes

Apr 15, 2016

Apr 15, 2016
Pregnancy consult

Few Zika tests positive in US travelers with no symptoms

Also, a gene sequence analysis reveals more about how the outbreak virus evolved and why it spreads so fast.

Apr 13, 2016

Apr 13, 2016
Microcephaly MRI

CDC analysis concludes Zika causes microcephaly

A comprehensive peer-reviewed analysis demonstrates the link between the virus and the birth defect.

Apr 08, 2016

Apr 08, 2016
ICU patient

Report outlines patterns in rare fatal Zika infections

One patient suffered brain hemorrhage, and two others had ischemic brain lesions.

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