News & Perspective

Jan 29, 2016

Jan 29, 2016
Central America map

Zika country list expands; Colombia sees GBS spike

Also, more vaccine details emerge, including a candidate that might be available for emergency use this year. 

Jan 29, 2016

News Scan for Jan 29, 2016

MERS vaccine to be tested
GBS and AFP in Wales
TB risk in aircraft
Polio cases in Laos
Jan 29, 2016

Flu Scan for Jan 29, 2016

US flu levels up
Flu B patterns in Australia

Jan 28, 2016

Jan 28, 2016
Margaret Chan WHO

WHO convenes emergency panel over Zika virus

The committee will meet Feb 1 to discuss the growing threat and possibly related neurologic complications.

Jan 28, 2016
Mosquito control

Feds say US unlikely to see explosive Zika spread

A CDC expert says US spread will likely be localized but calls for better mosquito control.

Jan 28, 2016

News Scan for Jan 28, 2016

More US listeriosis
H7N9 cases in China
Ebola screening

Jan 27, 2016

Jan 27, 2016
Barack Obama White House Zika briefing

Zika on executive-level agendas at White House, WHO

Zika outbreaks are getting high-level attention, and Brazil reports 287 new microcephaly cases.

Jan 27, 2016

News Scan for Jan 27, 2016

New Saudi MERS case
More chikungunya infections
Jan 27, 2016

Avian Flu Scan for Jan 27, 2016

H7N9 illness in China
H5N1 in Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire

Jan 26, 2016

Jan 26, 2016
Camel

WHO Saudi MERS mission finds progress, urges more steps

Also, 5 of 6 recent cases detailed by the WHO involve camel contact.

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