News & Perspective

Aug 22, 2017

Aug 22, 2017

Flu Scan for Aug 22, 2017

Prior year flu vaccination
H5N8 in South Africa
Global flu hot spots

Mar 03, 2017

Mar 03, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 03, 2017

Antibiotic development incentives
De-escalation to ertapenem
NDM-1 in Ethiopia

Oct 11, 2016

Oct 11, 2016
Lab testing

New Zika cases confirmed in Miami Beach

As Florida announces new cases, health labs have noted a lag in testing for pregnant woman and the WHO says Asia will experience wider transmission.

Oct 06, 2016

Oct 06, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Hurricane adds to Zika concerns; WHO addresses Thai microcephaly cases

The WHO says it's still not clear if  Zika-linked microcephaly cases in Thailand are tied to the strain that has circulated in Southeast Asia.

Sep 30, 2016

Sep 30, 2016
Couple with doctor

CDC updates Zika guidance for couples trying to conceive

Also, Thailand confirms 2 microcephaly cases, and CDC researchers publish a case series on US kids.

Sep 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016
Zika mosquitoes

Zika funds finally pass amid more Florida cases

In another breaking development, the CDC today urged pregnant women to avoid nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries.

Sep 28, 2016

Sep 28, 2016
Lab worker PCR test

CDC scientist challenges accuracy of Zika test

In other news, the Senate passes a funding bill that includes $1.1 billion in Zika money.

Sep 26, 2016

Sep 26, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Four suspected Zika microcephaly cases in Thailand

Also, Florida, the Philippines, and Singapore report more locally acquired cases.

Sep 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

News Scan for Sep 22, 2016

MERS cases in Saudi Arabia
Malaria drug trial
Summer flu review
H5 in Taiwan, Netherlands, Antarctica

Sep 20, 2016

Sep 20, 2016

CDC ups Zika testing support; Florida reports more local cases

In other developments, without Zika funding federal officials have had to tap research money for cancer and other diseases.

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