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Nov 30, 2015

Nov 30, 2015
Aedes albopictus

Zika virus spreads to more countries

The spread to more countries comes as Brazil reported 340 more possibly related microcephaly cases.

Nov 30, 2015
Baby Nubia

Youngest Ebola survivor leaves Guinea hospital

The infant—born to a mother who died from Ebola—received intensive treatment in an MSF facility, where she was given experimental antivirals.

Nov 25, 2015

Nov 25, 2015
Ebola treatment unit

Probe of Liberia Ebola cluster hints at prior infection in mom

Although no new cases are reported, tests show Ebola antibodies in 2 relatives.

Nov 24, 2015

Nov 24, 2015
Ebola cemetery

Liberia reports death of boy in family Ebola cluster

A health ministry official also said two of the boy's family members are being treated for Ebola, and 177 contacts are under monitoring.

Nov 24, 2015
VietnameseChickens

Avian influenza outbreaks reported in Africa, Asia

African detections signal ongoing H5N1 activity in the region, while Vietnam and Hong Kong both reported H5N6 detections.

Nov 23, 2015

Nov 23, 2015
Global Ebola response

Ebola review calls for reforms to boost global outbreak response

The WHO needs to be retooled to streamline emergency response, avoid political pressure, build country core capacities, and ensure adequate funding, an independent panel says.

Nov 20, 2015

Nov 20, 2015
Liberia map

Family case cluster ends Liberia's Ebola-free status

Officials confirm 3 Ebola cases, involving a 15-year-old boy and family members.

Nov 20, 2015
Ebola virus

Reports probe semen Ebola viability, survivor eye problems

One study explores virus survival in semen outside the body, and the other eye problems in a US survivor.

Nov 19, 2015

Nov 19, 2015
David Nabarro, MD

Panel suggests separate WHO subgroup for outbreaks

Experts recommend a separate entity within the WHO to handle outbreaks and emergencies.

Nov 18, 2015

Nov 18, 2015
Vials of blood

Studies show Ebola RNA stable in blood, promise for filovirus vaccine

One study found Ebola RNA more stable in blood than in urine, and an animal vaccine study showed promise.

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