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Sep 06, 2016

Sep 06, 2016
Couple snuggling

WHO expands Zika sexual transmission advice

Also today, research highlighted eye infections in mice and brain injury in human babies.

Sep 02, 2016

Sep 02, 2016
WHO logo

WHO continues Zika emergency amid virus spread, unanswered questions

Also, the CDC announced $2.4 million to help large cities detect and manage birth defects, and researchers revealed possible differences in brain cell infections between the 2 Zika lineages.

Sep 01, 2016

Sep 01, 2016
Dead mosquitoes

Mosquitoes in Miami Beach test positive for Zika

Also, the WHO said samples from Guinea-Bissau are part of the African lineage, not the Americas one.

Aug 31, 2016

Aug 31, 2016
Mosquito ground spraying

With more Zika in Florida, lack of funding underscored

With new cases reported, federal and global health officials decry shortages in response funding.

Aug 30, 2016

Aug 30, 2016
Hearing test

Zika linked to hearing loss in infants

Researchers describe congenital hearing loss associated with Zika in infants born with microcephaly.

Aug 29, 2016

Aug 29, 2016
Singapore skyline

Local Zika transmission confirmed in Singapore

Also, another diagnostic test received an EUA and a vaccine trial launched in Puerto Rico.

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.

Jul 08, 2015

Jul 08, 2015
MERS-infected vero cells

Korea reports MERS deaths; WHO details Philippines case

The Philippines patient, from Finland, also traveled to Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Jun 04, 2015

Jun 04, 2015

News Scan for Jun 04, 2015

ILI case definitions
PulseNet funding
Flublok granted exclusivity

Apr 14, 2015

Apr 14, 2015

News Scan for Apr 14, 2015

New Saudi MERS case
Disclosure of trial results
Egg outbreak sentencing
CDC travel notices

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