News & Perspective

Dec 31, 2015

Dec 31, 2015
Sierra Leone slum

Conditions in Liberia's urban slums helped fuel Ebola spread

Social networks, though, were strong in poorer areas, which helped with disease control.

Dec 31, 2015

News Scan for Dec 31, 2015

H7N9 case in China
Global flu update
French avian flu outbreaks

Dec 30, 2015

Dec 30, 2015
Saudi Arabia map

Saudi Arabia reports MERS case near recent cluster

As officials note an illness in Unaizah, UAE scientists detail a fatal case involving a pregnant woman.

Dec 30, 2015

News Scan for Dec 30, 2015

Microcephaly in Brazil
HCW pandemic absenteeism
End to Iowa poultry ban

Dec 29, 2015

Dec 29, 2015
Three little pigs

Study: Flu virus in pigs shows worrisome pandemic profile

An avian-like H1N1 virus that showed pandemic potential turned up often in Chinese swine.

Dec 29, 2015

News Scan for Dec 29, 2015

Guinea Ebola-free
H5N6 case in China

Dec 28, 2015

Dec 28, 2015
Patients in waiting room

Slowly growing US flu activity rises above key baseline

The percentage of clinic visits for flu rose to 2.2%, above the national baseline of 2.1%.

Dec 28, 2015

News Scan for Dec 28, 2015

Saudi MERS case
Ebola vaccine emergency use
Zika in French Guiana, Martinique
Dengue vaccine, new cases
Dec 28, 2015

Flu Scan for Dec 28, 2015

H7N9 case in China
Avian flu in Ghana

Dec 23, 2015

Dec 23, 2015
Tuberculosis

White House unveils plan for battling MDR-TB

The plan is part of the president's overarching efforts, first announced last fall, to tackle antibiotic resistance.

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