News & Perspective

Dec 30, 2016

Dec 30, 2016
Tom Frieden, CDC director

CDC reviews Zika actions as response nears 1-year mark

"Fighting Zika is the most complex epidemic response CDC has taken on," Frieden says.

Dec 14, 2016

Dec 14, 2016
Newborn resting on mom

Two studies highlight risk of fetal Zika damage

The data show different rates of defects but shed light on the link between exposure timing and poor outcomes.

Dec 09, 2016

Dec 09, 2016
Zika-free baby

Study confirms 4-fold rise in Zika microcephaly in Colombia

The report adds to the growing body of literature linking Zika to a rise in microcephaly.

Dec 09, 2016

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 09, 2016

Stewardship metrics
Effective antibiotic stewardship
Chlorhexidine against MRSA
Drug-resistant TB meningitis
Candida in Colombia
Antibiotic prescribing in kids
MDR-TB in China

Dec 05, 2016

Dec 05, 2016

News Scan for Dec 05, 2016

High-yield flu B vaccine
Zika monkey challenge
More US AFM cases
New chikungunya cases

Nov 21, 2016

Nov 21, 2016

News Scan for Nov 21, 2016

Saudi MERS case
HPV vaccine dosing
Trump and anti-vaxxers
New chikungunya cases

Oct 26, 2016

Oct 26, 2016
Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes

Wolbachia efforts ramp up to fight Zika in Brazil, Colombia

Elsewhere, Florida notes 9 new local cases, and the WHO spells out its research agenda.

Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

News Scan for Oct 21, 2016

More MERS in Saudi Arabia
Zika funding offer
Antibiotic de-escalation
Hep A outbreak grows
Chikungunya update

Oct 10, 2016

Oct 10, 2016

News Scan for Oct 10, 2016

CRE in LA hospitals
Yellow fever in Angola
Chikungunya slows
Polio in Pakistan, Afghanistan

Sep 02, 2016

Sep 02, 2016
WHO logo

WHO continues Zika emergency amid virus spread, unanswered questions

Also, the CDC announced $2.4 million to help large cities detect and manage birth defects, and researchers revealed possible differences in brain cell infections between the 2 Zika lineages.


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