News & Perspective

Jan 20, 2016

Jan 20, 2016

News Scan for Jan 20, 2016

US Zika cases in pregnancy
H5N1 outbreaks in Nigeria
Lassa fever in Nigeria

Oct 15, 2015

Oct 15, 2015

News Scan for Oct 15, 2015

Countermeasures for emerging disease
More cuke Salmonella
H5 in Nigeria, Gaza
Invasive mosquitoes
Super-spreading events

May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015

News Scan for May 21, 2015

Details on new rabies variant
Ebola clinical symptoms
Global polio progress
Peanut butter Salmonella settlement

Oct 20, 2014

Oct 20, 2014
N-95s and gloves

CDC unveils new PPE guidance for Ebola

The guidance emphasizes unexposed skin and suggests either N-95s or PAPRs for respiratory protection.

Oct 14, 2014

Oct 14, 2014
Ebola workers in Liberia carry a body bag.

CDC to deploy Ebola response team to help hospitals

The CDC has set up a special team to assist any hospital that has a confirmed Ebola patient.

Sep 30, 2014

Sep 30, 2014
UN flag

UN sets up Ebola headquarters in Ghana

The new UN mission headquarters in Accra will have a strong presence in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Sep 05, 2014

Sep 05, 2014
Blood bags

WHO on Ebola: Blood may offer help now, vaccines this fall

Blood products may offer early help, while vaccines may be ready in November.

Sep 03, 2014

Sep 03, 2014
Nigeria map

Quarantine escapee sparked more Ebola in Nigeria

The man infected at least two other people, and officials again stressed urgent steps.

Aug 22, 2014

Aug 22, 2014
Ebola treatment center

As Ebola outbreak grows, WHO notes case-count difficulties

As West Africa's Ebola toll climbed by 142 cases and 77 deaths, the WHO conceded that the size of the epidemic has been underestimated.

Aug 14, 2014

Aug 14, 2014
Airplane behind fence

WHO pushes back against Ebola-related flight bans

The WHO voiced concern about Ebola-related bans on flights to outbreak countries and other African nations.

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