News & Perspective

Dec 22, 2014

Dec 22, 2014
Frieden Ebola

CDC chief sees promising signs, long road ahead for Ebola-hit countries

The CDC director said Ebola outbreak conditions have improved since his first visit, but tough challenges remain.

Dec 19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014
Caramel apples

Listeria tied to caramel apples prompts broad CDC warning

After 28 cases and 5 deaths, officials warn against eating any commercially made caramel apples.

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.

Dec 19, 2014

News Scan for Dec 19, 2014

More polio-like illnesses
Federal food safety shortfalls
Crypto in emergency workers
Dec 19, 2014

Avian Flu Scan for Dec 19, 2014

H5N8 avian flu in Oregon
H5N8 in Europe

Dec 18, 2014

Dec 18, 2014
Vaccination in Africa

Data request slows timetable for Ebola vaccine trial

New information now indicates phase 2 trials will most likely start in Africa in February.

Dec 18, 2014
USA map

Group gives US states middling marks on disease readiness

TFAH says many states have a mediocre level of infectious-disease preparedness.

Dec 18, 2014

News Scan for Dec 18, 2014

MERS GOF studies to resume
Avian flu in Germany, India
Compounding pharmacy charges
Shingles vaccine

Dec 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014

Biosecurity Scan for Dec 17, 2014

Next steps on GOF policy
More misplaced microbes found

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