News & Perspective

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019
Boy with measles

CDC: 41 new measles cases in US, 880 total

The agency is tracking 10 active outbreaks across the country, including one involving almost 500 cases in New York City.

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019
Polio shot

Four new polio cases in Pakistan as study tackles partial-dose vaccination

The study supports WHO guidance for conserving vaccine during shortages.

May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019
Ebola burial team

Ebola setting in 'unpredictable calm' as cases rise by 21

So far 68% of deaths have occurred outside of Ebola treatment centers, a worrisome statistic.

May 16, 2019
Measles in child

More US measles cases, links to international travel noted

International travel and low vaccination rates have combined to ignite outbreaks.

May 16, 2019

Food Outbreak Scan for May 16, 2019

Tahini Salmonella outbreak
Salmonella and live poultry

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019

News Scan for May 14, 2019

Saudi MERS case
Ground beef E coli outbreak
New CARB-X funding
Early Southern Hemisphere flu
Lab accidents and polio

May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019
measles vaccine

US measles cases pass 800, on track for record year

Part of the weekly rise in measles infections is related to further cases in ongoing outbreaks.

May 13, 2019

News Scan for May 13, 2019

MERS in Saudi Arabia
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Rift Valley fever on Mayotte
Grant for TB research
Canine brucellosis in Iowa

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019
international flight

Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk US locations

The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.

May 10, 2019

News Scan for May 10, 2019

Oyster-linked GI illness outbreak
US flu tapers off
Pakistan polio cases

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