News & Perspective

Nov 09, 2017

Nov 09, 2017
Girl receiving cholera treatment

Gene studies flesh out cholera patterns in Africa, Americas

Strains in Africa are becoming more drug resistant.

Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016
Hurricane Matthew devestation in Haiti

Worsening cholera in Haiti, Yemen prompts stepped-up response

The WHO announces a vaccine campaign in Haiti and $1 million in funding for Yemen.

Aug 11, 2016

Aug 11, 2016
Wynwood Building-arctic penguin Flickr cc

Florida detects 3 more local Zika cases as feds shift funds

HHS Secretary Burwell says lack of congressional action forced $81 million to be taken from other programs.

Jun 28, 2016

Jun 28, 2016
US Capitol and flag

Zika funding bill falters as Florida reports microcephaly

Senate Democrats derail a $1.1 billion Zika funding bill over objections to attached measures.

Apr 25, 2016

Apr 25, 2016
Couple in bed

Canada reports its first sexually transmitted Zika case

Also, researchers report that the virus was circulating in Haiti in late 2014.

Mar 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016
Zika flyer

Experts probe Zika mosquito control, more microcephaly

Experts said only 2 of the new methods—Wolbachia and transgenic mosquitoes—were at the stage for carefully designed pilot projects.

Feb 19, 2015

Feb 19, 2015
Officials testing water for cholera in Haiti

Cholera still issue despite Haiti's public health progress

To prevent cholera, chlorination programs have been launched in 107 of 500 rural water systems in Haiti.

Aug 04, 2014

Aug 04, 2014
Chikungunya virus micrograph

Caribbean chikungunya cases climb 8%, top 500,000

About two thirds of the 38,000 new cases reported last week were in the Dominican Republic.

Jul 28, 2014

Jul 28, 2014
Map of Dominican Republic

Caribbean chikungunya cases up 7%

Cases in the Americas now total almost 475,000, with the Dominican Republic accounting for most of last week's rise.

Jul 14, 2014

Jul 14, 2014
Martinique church

Chikungunya outbreak exceeds 355,000 cases

Suspected and confirmed cases now total 355,617, an increase of 48,780.

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