News & Perspective

Dec 31, 2014

Dec 31, 2014
Ebola graves

Ebola pace shows little let-up in Sierra Leone

The country has had 337 new cases this week, twice the number in Guinea and Liberia combined.

Dec 30, 2014

Dec 30, 2014
Ebola responders in Sierra Leone

Investigations yield insights into Ebola outbreak's early months

Bats in a hollow tree and a silent train of transmission may have fueled the unprecedented epidemic.

Dec 30, 2014

Avian Flu Scan for Dec 30, 2014

H5N1 in Egypt
H7N9 in China
How H9N2 led to H7N9

Dec 29, 2014

Dec 29, 2014
Glasgow airport

Ebola infects health worker returning to Scotland

Scotland detected its first Ebola case, as the illness toll topped 20,000 and the outbreak passed the 1-year mark.

Dec 29, 2014

Flu Scan for Dec 29, 2014

Flu keeps rising in US
H5N1 cases in Egypt
H7N9 cases in China region
Avian flu in 4 countries

Dec 24, 2014

Dec 24, 2014
Ebola virus

Latest Ebola outbreak profile shows varied patterns in 3 hard-hit nations

Sierra Leone's western area is seeing intense Ebola activity, and in Guinea a surge of cases in one area propelled the country into its highest weekly case incidence so far.

Dec 24, 2014

Flu Scan for Dec 24, 2014

Asymptomatic H7N9 infections
Avian flu in British Columbia
Increased global flu

Dec 23, 2014

Dec 23, 2014
Africa map with syringe

African Ebola vaccine trial shows modest immune response

The authors say the findings have proved useful in creating a more potent version.

Dec 19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014
UN Director-General Ban Ki-moon

UN head tours Ebola region, warns against let-up

In the first stop of a 3-day tour, the UN director warned against easing up on response efforts.

Dec 19, 2014
H3N2 threat

US flu activity rises ahead of holiday season

Almost 70% of H3N2 strains are mismatched with the vaccine, and 4 more kids have died.

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