News & Perspective

Dec 30, 2016

Dec 30, 2016
Tom Frieden, CDC director

CDC reviews Zika actions as response nears 1-year mark

"Fighting Zika is the most complex epidemic response CDC has taken on," Frieden says.

Dec 29, 2016

Dec 29, 2016
White farm geese

Avian flu outbreaks expand to Slovakia

China, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Finland and South Korea also reported new outbreaks.

Dec 28, 2016

Dec 28, 2016
Zika pipette

Florida reports more local Zika cases; FDA warns of possible IgM test problems

Also, a review of blood samples suggests Zika-linked microcephaly in Hawaii as far back as 2009.

Dec 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016
Gray heron

Greece and Bulgaria latest countries to report avian flu outbreaks

Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.

Dec 27, 2016
Map of Africa

Ebola vaccine highly effective in final trial results

In addition, phase 2 trial of an adenovirus-based vaccine shows it to be safe and immunogenic though protection less than prolonged. 

Dec 22, 2016

Dec 22, 2016
Baby ear

Study: Shorter treatment isn't better for infant ear infections

The shortened treatment didn't just come with clinical drawbacks. It also didn't improve antibiotic resistance rates.

Dec 22, 2016

CDC adds $184 million to fight Zika; Texas has new case

Texas reports another local Zika case as DNA vaccine is successful in phase 1 trial.

Dec 22, 2016
Duck shower

H5N8 avian flu outbreaks expand to Wales

Also, officials in France, Sweden, Finland, and Germany report more H5N8.

Dec 22, 2016
Antibiotics on the farm

FDA: Antibiotic use in food animals continues to rise

Experts are particularly concerned about the increase in sales of medically important antibiotics.

Dec 21, 2016

Dec 21, 2016
Map of Montenegro

Montenegro reports its first H5N8 detection

Also, France, Switzerland, and Poland report more H5N8, and France notes low-path H5N1 and H5N9 avian flu.

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