News & Perspective

Mar 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018
CDC headquarters

HHS head names HIV expert Redfield as CDC director

The move is praised by some experts, but Redfield comes with a controversial past.

Mar 22, 2018

News Scan for Mar 22, 2018

Fed budget bill and public health
CEPI, Georgetown partnership

Mar 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018
Petri dish with bacteria cultures

Dried coconut from 2 firms tied to Salmonella cases in 8 states

Three of 13 patients have been hospitalized, and recalled products include those from Natural Grocers and International Harvest, Inc.

Mar 21, 2018

News Scan for Mar 21, 2018

Kansas measles outbreak
Dallas ED visits and Ebola
Vaccine campaigns in Syria

Mar 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018
Shredded coconut

Packaged coconut recalled amid multistate Salmonella outbreak

The CDC plans to post an announcement soon, which will include a recommendation that people not eat recalled Coconut Smiles Organic from Natural Grocers.

Mar 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018
child flu mask

Flu declines, but hospitalizations are still high

Though many flu markers are declining, hospitalizations are still inching up, as expected in the latter part of the season.

Mar 19, 2018

News Scan for Mar 19, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia and Oman
Yellow fever warnings
Kratom Salmonella outbreak expands
Polio in Afghanistan and DRC

Mar 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018

News Scan for Mar 15, 2018

Oral cholera vaccine efficacy
Avian flu in Netherlands, Sweden, Taiwan
Monkeypox preparedness priorities

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 14, 2018
Mother and newborn

Study: 7% risk of birth defects in Zika pregnancies

In 3 similar recent studies of different populations, the rates of microcephaly have been similar: 3.4% to 5.8%.

Mar 14, 2018
Scientist with bacteria cultures

US surveillance finds low level of worrisome resistant bacterium

The finding "affords us the opportunity to be aggressive about prevention."

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