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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 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 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 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 23, 2015

Dec 23, 2015
eyes

Ebola studies reveal new findings on survivors, vaccine

Researchers used detailed exams in survivors to document eye problems, a common finding.

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.

Dec 22, 2015

Dec 22, 2015
Aedes mosquito

Zika outbreak expands in West Africa, Americas

Cape Verde reported its first Zika illnesses, while Panama and Honduras confirmed additional cases.

Dec 22, 2015
Oral polio vaccine

Myanmar reports polio cases as India launches injected vaccine

Also, a trial in infants of a high-dose type 2 inactivated vaccine candidate shows promise.

Dec 21, 2015

Dec 21, 2015
DC skyline

Infectious disease efforts see gains in 2016 budget approval

The NIH sees its biggest boost in 12 years, and other public health initiatives benefit, too.

Dec 18, 2015

Dec 18, 2015
Antibiotic syringe and farm quail

More MCR-1 findings lead to calls to ban ag use of colistin

The worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene has spread to distant regions, even Africa, rather quickly.

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