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Jul 29, 2016

Jul 29, 2016
Miami skyline

Florida confirms local spread in 4 Zika cases

"As we anticipated, Zika is now here," CDC Director Tom Frieden says.

Jun 09, 2016

Jun 09, 2016
Researcher with syringe

Needle stick infects lab worker with Zika virus

Also, the NAS says more research is needed on genetically modified mosquitoes.

May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016
Influenza virus

Swine-origin flu infection reported in Minnesota

The patient was hospitalized with an H1N2v infection but has recovered, the CDC said, adding that 3 more kids have died from flu.

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.

Jan 12, 2015

Jan 12, 2015
Ebola vaccine

Report maps complex challenges to Ebola vaccine efforts

Interim report lays out 14 principles to guide the process of providing vaccines.

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.

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