News & Perspective

Dec 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014
Ebola contact tracing

Ebola total tops 18,000, with hints of slowing in Sierra Leone

Case counts vary, but progress is being made toward the UN goal of isolating & treating, and safely burying where necessary, all Ebola patients.

Dec 16, 2014

Dec 16, 2014
Wild pintail duck

H5N2, H5N8 avian flu viruses surface in US

The 2 highly pathogenic strains in Washington state raise questions about possible connections with outbreaks in Canada and Europe.

Dec 12, 2014

Dec 12, 2014
Ebola survivor holds baby

Surveys, Firestone model yield lessons for aiding Ebola survivors

Survivors face stigma and other complex issues because of the unique nature of the disease.

Nov 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014
White hen

OIE, FAO warn of H5N8 threat after another Dutch outbreak

The agencies warned that H5N8 represents a serious threat, especially to less-wealthy European nations.

Nov 17, 2014

Nov 17, 2014
Chicken farm

H5N8 strikes birds in Netherlands, possibly England

H5N8 avian flu, which hit Korea hard earlier this year, is raising alarm in Europe.

Nov 11, 2014

Nov 11, 2014

News Scan for Nov 11, 2014

800th Saudi MERS case
Uganda Marburg outbreak over
H5N6 in poultry
Malaria control in Africa
Post-exposure BioThrax

Oct 08, 2014

Oct 08, 2014

Ebola Scan for Oct 08, 2014

Economic cost of Ebola
FAO addresses Ebola food insecurity

Sep 23, 2014

Sep 23, 2014

Flu Scan for Sep 23, 2014

More H5N6 in Vietnam
Global flu report
Flu in pregnant women

Sep 22, 2014

Sep 22, 2014

News Scan for Sep 22, 2014

EV-D68 in 22 states
2 more MERS cases, 1 death
FAO concerned about H5N6
University meningitis B death
Peanut company convictions

Aug 29, 2014

Aug 29, 2014

Flu Scan for Aug 29, 2014

Ohio reports H3N2v case
H7N9 case in China

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