News & Perspective

Mar 29, 2016

Mar 29, 2016
Pregnant woman with bug spray

Americans lack awareness of Zika spread, birth defects

About 31% thought the virus spreads through sneezes, and 42% didn't know about sexual transmission.

Mar 22, 2016

Mar 22, 2016
Premature baby

Concerns grow over care of patients with serious Zika complications

WHO head calls for a focus on building healthcare capacity, asks for more funds.

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.

Mar 16, 2016

Mar 16, 2016
Map of Cuba

Cuba, Dominica report local Zika; study estimates US risk

Scientists unveiled risk estimates for 50 US cities, with hot spots in the South and East.

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.

Dec 01, 2015

Dec 01, 2015

Flu Scan for Dec 01, 2015

Global flu update
Avian flu in Vietnam, Italy, France

Nov 06, 2015

Nov 06, 2015
Flu shot

US flu levels still low, with few global hot spots

More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week. 

Aug 10, 2015

Aug 10, 2015

News Scan for Aug 10, 2015

Cyclospora in Canada
Global flu update
Flu vaccine and race

Jun 30, 2015

Jun 30, 2015

News Scan for Jun 30, 2015

MERS death
Vaccine exemption law
Pleas for better lab safety
Global sanitation failures
More H5N1 in Ghana
Maternal HIV, syphilis

Mar 17, 2015

Mar 17, 2015
Vials and syringe

Emergent announces human trial for boosted Ebola vaccine

Other Ebola developments include the departure of Cuba's team from Liberia, new information on evacuee contact monitoring, and outbreak case totals.

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