News & Perspective

Aug 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016
Zika virus

Study hints at greater Zika sexual transmission threat to fetuses

A mouse study shows that the virus replicates in vaginal tissue for several days, while CDC officials report increasing case numbers.

Aug 23, 2016

Aug 23, 2016
baby goat

More MERS in Saudi Arabia as antibody therapies get funding

In a related development, a new study suggests goats, sheep, and horses aren't likely to pass MERS-CoV to humans.

Aug 22, 2016

Aug 22, 2016
Insecticide canisters

Florida governor allocates funds to fight Zika in Miami-Dade

The money will be spent on added staff, spraying, and community outreach.

Aug 22, 2016
DA Henderson

Infectious disease field loses 'commander-in-chief' D.A. Henderson

Besides leading smallpox eradication, Henderson is also known for his role in shaping public health education and for instilling passion for solving infectious disease problems.

Aug 15, 2016

Aug 15, 2016
Zika plates

Texas reports Zika case imported from Miami; Florida reports 2 new local infections

In another key development, HHS recently declared a public health emergency for Zika virus in Puerto Rico.

Aug 11, 2016

Aug 11, 2016
Wynwood Building-arctic penguin Flickr cc

Florida detects 3 more local Zika cases as feds shift funds

HHS Secretary Burwell says lack of congressional action forced $81 million to be taken from other programs.

Aug 08, 2016

Aug 08, 2016

News Scan for Aug 08, 2016

H3N2v cases in US
Yellow fever vaccine update
Saudi Arabia MERS case
Anthrax vaccine developments
Measles in Myanmar
AI in Ghana and Denmark
Polio eradication

Jul 28, 2016

Jul 28, 2016
Microbiology lab technician

Public-private partnership aims to spur new antibiotics

The US-UK partnership will provide $44 million this year and as much as $350 million over 5 years.

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.

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