News & Perspective

Mar 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017

News Scan for Mar 27, 2017

MERS case
Avian flu in 3 nations
Meningitis in Nigeria
Preparedness spending

Oct 19, 2016

Oct 19, 2016

News Scan for Oct 19, 2016

E coli in beef
Avian flu outbreaks
Cholera funding
Healthcare-related infections
5-strain kids' vaccine

Sep 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
WHO flag

WHO names candidates for next director-general

Five of the six candidates are medical doctors, and four have served as health ministers.

Mar 31, 2016

Mar 31, 2016
Ebola vaccination

Expert panel urges no letup on Ebola vaccine progress

Experts say the world cannot ease up on efforts to fully develop Ebola vaccines.

Jan 20, 2016

Jan 20, 2016
Injected vaccine

Gavi, Merck ink Ebola vaccine purchase agreement

The organizations have signed an agreement worth $5 million to advance the VSV-EBOV vaccine.

Oct 30, 2015

Oct 30, 2015
Ebola virus

Ebola 'Team B' model could serve more broadly, its members say

The group of 28 experts continues to offer Ebola vaccine guidance and says its concept could be used in other outbreaks.

Feb 19, 2015

Feb 19, 2015
Ebola patient on stretcher

Experts suspect Ebola virus sometimes spreads by air

An international team of experts says, in effect, "Don't be so sure" about Ebola not spreading by air.

Dec 19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014
H3N2 threat

US flu activity rises ahead of holiday season

Almost 70% of H3N2 strains are mismatched with the vaccine, and 4 more kids have died.

Oct 21, 2014

Oct 21, 2014
Washington's Dulles International Airport

DHS boosts screening for travelers from Ebola outbreak nations

All travelers whose flights originate in outbreak countries must enter the US through 1 of 5 airports.

Oct 15, 2014

Oct 15, 2014
Commercial airliner

Second Ebola-infected Dallas nurse triggers air passenger tracing

The nurse had flown from Ohio hours before she reported having a fever.

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