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May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

News Scan for May 25, 2017

Ebola in DRC
Saudi MERS cases
Yellow fever in Brazil
Zika and fetal outcome
WHO budget OK'd

May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017
Zika virus

Zika studies uncover early spread, factors fueling Florida outbreak

The Florida study suggests a 'perfect storm' of conditions made Miami a favorable setting for Zika and that mosquito control helped reduce disease levels.

May 24, 2017
Aerial spraying

GAO says diagnostics, mosquito control key in Zika efforts

Establishing an effective diagnostics protocol for Zika testing is of utmost importance, the GAO says.

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Federal budget

White House budget proposal spells steep cuts for public health

Though deep cuts aren't likely to be enacted, health groups and experts aired strong concerns.

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
WHA Margaret Chan

WHA hears Chan's farewell, prepares to pick new WHO head

Chan said infectious disease challenges over the last decade led to better preparedness, but not nearly enough.

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Study suggests Zika mosquitoes can spread 3 viruses in 1 bite

Also, researchers report a mutation in the Asian-lineage strain that made it more infectious to mosquitoes.

May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

News Scan for May 18, 2017

Singapore Zika lessons
Novel H7N2 virulence
Clinical trial reporting standards

May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017

News Scan for May 12, 2017

Brazil ends Zika emergency
Drug-resistance in Belgium
GAO weighs avian flu control
Emergency readiness challenges

May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

News Scan for May 10, 2017

MRSA bacteremia
WHO on Liberia probe
Zika vaccine trial
Senate confirms FDA head
Tularemia in Australia

May 05, 2017

May 05, 2017
Zika testing

CDC updates Zika test guidance for pregnant women

Changes are based on evidence that Zika virus IgM antibodies can persist beyond 12 weeks.

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