News & Perspective

Apr 05, 2017

Apr 05, 2017
Bat in cave

Researchers find novel bat coronaviruses, akin to MERS, SARS

Genetic analysis of a virus from Uganda revealed that it is 87% identical to MERS-CoV.

Jan 30, 2017

Jan 30, 2017
Farm pigeons

Macedonia reports first H5N8 outbreak; more strains noted elsewhere

France reports three low-path strains that struck poultry last year, Greece detects H5N5 for the first time, and Germany detects high-path H5N2.

Jan 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017

Uganda reports H5 in wild birds, poultry as Europe logs more H5N8

Several European countries reported more H5N8 outbreaks several different settings: wild birds, poultry, and even at a zoo.

Aug 31, 2016

Aug 31, 2016
Yellow fever vaccine production

WHO: Yellow fever not a public health emergency

Situation "continues to be serious and requires sustained control measures," though.

Jun 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
Vaccination in Africa

WHO details $72 million yellow fever response plan

The $72 million plan focuses on vaccination, as well as on early detection and case management.

Jun 17, 2016

Jun 17, 2016
yellow fever vaccine

WHO approves fractional dosing to stretch yellow fever vaccine supply

The disease persists in Angola, local cases were reported in a new part of the DRC's Kinshasa province, and investigators are looking at cases in other nations.

Jun 09, 2016

Jun 09, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

WHO plans to stretch vaccine as yellow fever persists in Africa

Yellow fever stubbornly persists and is spreading, despite a major influx of vaccine.

Jun 02, 2016

Jun 02, 2016
Yellow fever vaccination

Yellow fever persists in Angola, DRC; suspected cases probed elsewhere

Angola has almost 3,000 cases, while 3 new nations probe possible infections.

May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016
Yellow fever vaccine

Yellow fever expands in Angola; vaccination set for DRC, Uganda

DRC and Uganda are set to mobilize almost 3 million vaccine doses.

May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016
Yellow fever vaccine facility

Yellow fever outbreak control stymied by low vaccine supply, urban spread

Angola, the hardest-hit country, has 2,267 suspected cases and 292 deaths.

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