News & Perspective

Apr 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018
Viral isolation

New findings on Zika virus in semen may alter CDC guidance

Infectious virus was found in 3 of 78 samples, all within 30 days of illness onset.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 14, 2018
Mother and newborn

Study: 7% risk of birth defects in Zika pregnancies

In 3 similar recent studies of different populations, the rates of microcephaly have been similar: 3.4% to 5.8%.

Mar 13, 2018

Mar 13, 2018
Pregnant woman at airport

Survey finds generally good local capacity to address Zika in pregnant women

Researchers find that 80% of local health department have communication and referral mechanisms between their maternal and child health programs and agency programs, and 78% have access to electronic lab results.

Feb 27, 2018

Feb 27, 2018

Zika Scan for Feb 27, 2018

Zika testing challenges
Phase 1 Zika vaccine trial

Feb 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018

News Scan for Feb 23, 2018

Japan clears new flu drug
UK Zika vaccine project
Avian flu epi report
Yellow fever in Brazil
Public health readiness

Jan 31, 2018

Jan 31, 2018
Culex mosquito

Mouse study hints West Nile may cause Zika-like birth defects

It's too soon to know if the study applies to people, but West Nile caused fetal brain damage and death in mice.

Jan 31, 2018

News Scan for Jan 31, 2018

CDC director resigns
Zika-chikungunya-dengue cases
Malaria in the Americas

Jan 30, 2018

Jan 30, 2018

News Scan for Jan 30, 2018

Saudi MERS case
US food safety agreement
New antimicrobials
Wolbachia mosquitoes
Suspected RVF in South Sudan
Global health cuts

Jan 29, 2018

Jan 29, 2018

News Scan for Jan 29, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia
North Korea H1N1 outbreak
Avian flu in Iraq, South Korea
Fast-tracked Zika vaccine
Aerosolized toilet flushes
New botulism toxin

Jan 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018
Pregnant belly

Birth defects climb in US areas with local Zika

Areas that experienced local Zika transmission saw a 21% increase in birth defects possibly linked to Zika.

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