News & Perspective

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.

Apr 21, 2016

Apr 21, 2016
Biosafety lab

GAO: Many US agencies have gaps in lab safety policies

High-containment labs across the US government, including the CDC, have safety gaps, the GAO says.

Apr 06, 2016

Apr 06, 2016
White House

White House to shift Ebola funds for Zika response

The Obama administration, though, is sticking with its $1.9 billion request, some of which would cover the shift.

Apr 01, 2016

Apr 01, 2016
Pregnant woman at window

CDC Zika summit draws attention to preparedness, need for emergency funds

Officials warn that lack of funds could hinder countermeasure development, battle against mosquitoes.

Mar 28, 2016

Mar 28, 2016
Lab mouse

New mouse model paves way for Zika drug, vaccine tests

The genetically engineered mice have already yielded some pathogenesis clues.

Mar 08, 2016

Mar 08, 2016
Influenza researcher

COMMENTARY: Six policy options for conducting gain-of-function research

Experts offer approaches for moving the GOF conundrum forward that are not mutually exclusive, such as lifting the moratorium, seeking international consensus, and establishing a review board.

Feb 15, 2016

Feb 15, 2016
Insect repellent

WHO gives overview of Zika impact; Brazil cites 300 more microcephaly cases

Also, Brazil's health ministry rejected a possible microcephaly link to larvicides, and experts are gathering for a US Zika priority workshop tomorrow.

Feb 08, 2016

Feb 08, 2016

Obama seeks $1.8 billion for Zika response; CDC ups emergency level

The administration's request covers both domestic and international actions, with CDC's EOC at a level to speed up and coordinate the response.

Dec 28, 2015

Dec 28, 2015
Patients in waiting room

Slowly growing US flu activity rises above key baseline

The percentage of clinic visits for flu rose to 2.2%, above the national baseline of 2.1%.

Dec 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015

Flu Scan for Dec 11, 2015

US flu up only a bit
Funds for fast N95 production

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