News & Perspective

Jun 08, 2017

Jun 08, 2017

News Scan for Jun 08, 2017

Polio in Syria
Health worker Ebola preparedness
Legionnaires' and water birth

Jun 06, 2017

Jun 06, 2017

News Scan for Jun 06, 2017

New Ebola case
More Saudi MERS
Zika in Puerto Rico
Avian flu in Taiwan, France
Chikungunya vaccines

Jun 05, 2017

Jun 05, 2017

News Scan for Jun 05, 2017

Ebola in DRC
Zika, chikungunya co-spread
Chikungunya case increase

May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017

News Scan for May 31, 2017

DRC Ebola response
Meningitis C in Nigeria, Niger

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017
Ebola diagnostics lab

DRC approves use of Ebola vaccine

The protocol for a ring vaccination has been approved by DRC authorities, and a new study yields generally good safety data.

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 23, 2017

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
Ebola treatment center

WHO: 37 Ebola cases in DRC, 4 deaths

An Ebola treatment center has now been established and is currently treating 5 patients.

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017
Ebola treatment center

WHO: 9 more Ebola cases in DRC, 29 total

Though global risk remains low, 7 countries have begun screening at airports and ports of entry.

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