News & Perspective

Jul 01, 2016

Jul 01, 2016
Ebola PPE

Panel: Reform needed after failed HHS Ebola response

Lessons learned can improve Zika response and US readiness for the next threat, experts said.

Jun 27, 2016

Jun 27, 2016
Urinalysis container

Study documents live Zika virus in urine and saliva

Also, HHS announces support of vaccine development and capacity.

Jun 24, 2016

Jun 24, 2016

News Scan for Jun 24, 2016

White House Zika funding threat
Saudi MERS update
Flu vaccine developments
CDC lab incident disclosures
Measles susceptibility estimate

Jun 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
IV port

Rule ties hospital antibiotic stewardship to Medicare funds

Feds say coordinated activities can save $1 billion a year.

Jun 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016
Vaccine vials

FDA paves way for first human Zika vaccine trial

Inovio Pharmaceuticals will launch a phase 1 clinical trial of a DNA-based vaccine.

Jun 10, 2016

Jun 10, 2016
Peanut butter on toast

FDA drags its feet on food recalls, HHS audit says

At times consumers were at risk "for several weeks after FDA was aware of a potentially hazardous food," the report says.

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016
DNA testing

Highly resistant MCR-1 'superbug' found in US for first time

Human and animal samples tested positive.

May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

Bioterror Scan for May 11, 2016

CDC biosafety breaches
Rapid anthrax test

Apr 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016
Zika sample

HHS supports blood sampling to foster new Zika tests

Case numbers increased in US territories, as did travel-linked ones on the mainland, and little changed last week at the global level.

Apr 26, 2016

Apr 26, 2016
Cell culture

Lab findings hint that dengue antibodies intensify Zika infection

A cell-culture study shows that earlier dengue illness might boost Zika severity; also, HHS announces $5 million in Puerto Rico aid.

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