News & Perspective

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 23, 2017

News Scan for May 23, 2017

43 Ebola cases in DRC
Liberia meningococcus outbreak
H7N9 clusters in China
Parents who don't vaccinate
Botulism in nacho cheese

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 22, 2017

News Scan for May 22, 2017

Cholera surges in Yemen
Avian flu in Egypt and Russia
Slight chikungunya rise

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017
China poultry market

China confirms 16 new H7N9 cases, 2 fatal

The number of new cases is down a bit from a week ago buts still reflects steady ongoing activity.

May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

News Scan for May 18, 2017

Singapore Zika lessons
Novel H7N2 virulence
Clinical trial reporting standards

May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017

Flu Scan for May 16, 2017

H9N2 case in China
Immune plasma for severe flu
Southern Hemisphere flu rise

May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

News Scan for May 15, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Syria paralysis cluster probe
H5N1, H5N8 outbreaks
Chikungunya spike
Access to older antibiotics

May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017
Buying live poultry

China reports 23 more H7N9 cases, 7 fatal

Many of the new cases are in the north, which has reported a late-season surge; elsewhere, Egypt has a new H5N1 case.

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

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