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Mar 31, 2016

Mar 31, 2016
Zika virus structure

Study reveals Zika structure, French Polynesia details birth-defect cluster

Structure details may yield clues on how Zika damages cells and offer an inside track to drug, vaccine, and test developers.

Mar 22, 2016

Mar 22, 2016

News Scan for Mar 22, 2016

More Saudi MERS cases
New chikungunya infections
H5N1 case in Egypt
Yellow fever in Angola

Mar 11, 2016

Mar 11, 2016
Mexico City and mountains

CDC excludes high elevations in Zika travel advice

CDC guidance now excludes destinations above 6,500 feet, as Aedes mosquitoes are rare in those areas.

Mar 07, 2016

Mar 07, 2016
Zika banners

WHO reconvenes Zika panel; Philippines has possible local spread

The WHO has convened its Zika emergency committee for the 2nd time, a 3-day countermeasure meeting begins in Geneva, and a mouse study shows promise for a broad-spectrum antiviral drug.

Mar 07, 2016

News Scan for Mar 07, 2016

Ebola response errors
More chikungunya in Americas

Mar 04, 2016

Mar 04, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

CDC announces Zika summit as gush of developments continues

The CDC will host a summit Apr 1, Laos has local transmission, and studies highlight key developments.

Feb 29, 2016

Feb 29, 2016

News Scan for Feb 29, 2016

UK Ebola nurse discharged again
New chikungunya cases

Feb 25, 2016

Feb 25, 2016
Breastfeeding baby

Case hints at other severe birth defects tied to Zika

Also, WHO guidance today addresses breastfeeding, microcephaly, and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Feb 24, 2016

Feb 24, 2016
WHO's Margaret Chan and Brazil president Dilma Rousseff

WHO officials get firsthand Zika view in Brazil, Colombia

WHO and PAHO leaders continue assessing Brazil's response to its Zika outbreak.

Feb 22, 2016

Feb 22, 2016

News Scan for Feb 22, 2016

MERS in Saudi Arabia, Qatar
Chikungunya outbreak
Rising global flu
Lassa in Benin

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