News & Perspective

Oct 31, 2014

Oct 31, 2014
Personal protective equipment

WHO updates Ebola PPE guidance for health providers

The guidance prioritizes protecting mucosal areas and hand hygiene.

Oct 31, 2014
Boy in hospital bed

EVD-68 cases fading, but more unexplained neuro illnesses

Cases remain at 1,105, deaths climb to 9, and the CDC reports 13 new polio-like illnesses.

Oct 31, 2014

News Scan for Oct 31, 2014

H5N1 seroprevalence in Egypt
Flublok vaccine approval
Listeria in soft cheese

Oct 30, 2014

Oct 30, 2014
Columbia University

At universities, Ebola threat sparks range of travel warnings, limits

Guidance ranges from advising against travel to  banning it, with a possible impact of limiting volunteers.

Oct 30, 2014
Ebola quarantine tape

More outbreak responders feel Ebola quarantine impact

A Maine nurse defies a state order, while a returning Texas nurse agrees to home quarantine.

Oct 30, 2014

News Scan for Oct 30, 2014

3 new Saudi MERS cases
Polio update
Leprosy in US

Oct 29, 2014

Oct 29, 2014
Healthcare worker in Liberia

WHO sees hint of Ebola hope in Liberia as quarantine issue burns

WHO official is "cautiously optimistic" that an apparent slowing of disease activity there is real.

Oct 29, 2014

News Scan for Oct 29, 2014

6 Saudi MERS cases
FDA OK's group B mening vaccine
Delamanid for MDR-TB
Twitter flu forecasting
Global outbreak increase

Oct 28, 2014

Oct 28, 2014
Health workers in West Africa

Obama airs concerns about Ebola quarantine policies

President Obama says policies based on fear rather science could discourage volunteers.

Oct 28, 2014

News Scan for Oct 28, 2014

Another Saudi MERS case, 2 deaths
More EV-D68 cases, genome study
EU antimicrobial initiative

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