News & Perspective

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

News Scan for Nov 24, 2015

Chicken salad E coli outbreak
Hawaii dengue outbreak
Postexposure BioThrax approved
Malaria gene replacement

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 23, 2015

News Scan for Nov 23, 2015

BioWatch capabilities
Flu vaccine protection
More chikungunya cases
Malaria funding
Cholera in Iraq

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 20, 2015

News Scan for Nov 20, 2015

New superbug in China
Chipotle outbreak expands
ISIS chemical weapon threat
Meningitis C in Africa
Nov 20, 2015

Flu Scan for Nov 20, 2015

Rise in US flu activity
H5N1 in Nigerian poultry

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 19, 2015

News Scan for Nov 19, 2015

Salmonella outbreak grows
Malaria treatment comparison
Recurrent C diff infections
Childhood vaccine coverage
More dengue in Hawaii

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