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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 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016
Map of Africa

Ebola vaccine highly effective in final trial results

In addition, phase 2 trial of an adenovirus-based vaccine shows it to be safe and immunogenic though protection less than prolonged. 

Dec 21, 2016

Dec 21, 2016

Zika triggers call for more arbovirus research

In other developments, research teams describe viral levels in semen and thrombocytopenia as a complication.

Dec 19, 2016

Dec 19, 2016
Green MERS

More MERS reported in Saudi Arabia; WHO details recent cases

In related developments, a pair of WHO updates flesh out the details for 22 infections reported by Saudi Arabia since late November.

Dec 13, 2016

Dec 13, 2016
Malaria bed net

WHO marks malaria progress but worries about flat funding

Achievements include more diagnostic testing in kids and prevention during pregnancy.

Dec 12, 2016

Dec 12, 2016
Doc with surgical mask

Saudi Arabia reports more MERS cases; WHO updates risk assessment

Also, Korean researchers detailed transmission patterns in its 2015 outbreak, including a role for doctor shopping and ED visits in super-spreading events.

Dec 08, 2016

Dec 08, 2016
Zika virus

Zika linked to hearing and vision complications in adults

Also, New York's first 80 cases point to the usefulness of urine testing for diagnosis.

Dec 05, 2016

Dec 05, 2016
Prophet's Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia

Saudi officials announce 4 new MERS cases

Of 9 recent cases detailed by the WHO, 4 involved contact with camels or drinking raw camel milk.

Dec 01, 2016

Dec 01, 2016

Groups report first Zika glaucoma, new 'minibrain' findings

Findings from "minibrain" experiments raise new questions on how Zika infects developing fetal brain cells.

Nov 29, 2016

Nov 29, 2016
Camel

MERS infects 3 more in Saudi Arabia

In another development, the WHO shared details of 6 Saudi cases reported earlier this month, including 2 involving contact with camels or raw camel milk.

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