News & Perspective

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

Oct 01, 2015

Oct 01, 2015

News Scan for Oct 01, 2015

More support for VSV-EBOV
HHS preparedness resources
New Bronx Legionella cases
Oct 01, 2015

Flu Scan for Oct 01, 2015

Flu vaccine development
H5N6 in Vietnamese poultry

Sep 30, 2015

Sep 30, 2015
Ebola contact tracing

Guinea reports 4 Ebola cases; WHO details response reforms

In other developments, the HHS announced more funding for a rapid Ebola test.

Sep 29, 2015

Sep 29, 2015
Pipette and test tubes

HHS funds 2 experimental flu treatments

One treatment is a new type of antiviral targeted for hospitalized patients, and the second is a monoclonal antibody.

Sep 21, 2015

Sep 21, 2015

Ebola Scan for Sep 21, 2015

Entry screening for Liberia travelers
Probe into Sierra Leone response
Ebola drug agreement

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