News & Perspective

May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014
Iranian flag

Saudi Arabia cites one MERS case; Iranian patient dies

Just 1 Saudi case today, an Iranian patient has died, and the US plans serology tests.

May 30, 2014
Sierra Leone map

Ebola cases in Sierra Leone triple, to 50

Ebola cases in Sierra Leone have spiked from 16 on May 27 to 50, and Guinea has 10 new cases and Liberia 1.

May 30, 2014
Aedes mosquito

Dengue cases in Americas rose 5-fold in 10 years

Dengue cases increased fivefold from 2003 to 2013, but the death rate dropped a bit recently.

May 30, 2014

News Scan for May 30, 2014

More live-chick Salmonella
Chikungunya in Puerto Rico, Tahiti
May 30, 2014

Flu Scan for May 30, 2014

Declining US flu activity
Needle-free flu vaccine

May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014
MERS-CoV in cytoplasm

Saudi Arabia reports 3 more MERS cases

Also today, scientists filled in more details about the first two Dutch MERS cases.

May 29, 2014
Philippines jet

CDC reports record measles, urges travel vaccination

The CDC reports 288 measles cases so far in 2014, a 20-year high for this time of year.

May 29, 2014
Cholera bacteria

Study: Cholera vaccine worked well during outbreak

Study finds 87% vaccine effectiveness, as Haiti reports a 75% drop in cases over this time last year.

May 29, 2014

News Scan for May 29, 2014

H7N9 risk perception
Global polio upswing
Chikungunya in Guyana, Florida
Chia seed products recalled
Optimal strep testing

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014
Ebola virus

Ebola expands in Guinea, sickens more in Sierra Leone

Guinea reports 14 new cases and 5 new deaths, and Sierra Leone has 15 new cases and 1 new death.

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