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Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017
Chikungunya viruses

More sickened in France's chikungunya outbreak

The number of people sickened in France's outbreak has grown from 2 to 13.

Aug 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017
Chik skin rash

France reports local chikungunya cluster

In other developments, a few more cases were reported in the Americas and mosquito trials showed a risk of spread in major Kenyan cities.

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
mosquito larvae

South America sees Zika rise; study estimates US disease cost

The cost study looked at different attack-rate ranges, putting the upper-end estimate at as much as $2 billion.

Apr 27, 2017

Apr 27, 2017
Brown monkey

Sixth Brazilian state reports yellow fever

Tocantins joins Para, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Espirito Santo, and Minas Gerais as states with confirmed human yellow fever cases.

Apr 19, 2017

Apr 19, 2017
Latrine

WHO reports unprecedented progress against NTDs

The effort to cut NTD levels has been hailed as one of the most effective global partnerships in modern public health.

Apr 11, 2017

Apr 11, 2017
Capuchin monkey

PAHO: More yellow fever in Espirito Santo, Brazil

Both Espirito Santo and Rio de Janeiro states are seeing more cases and are conducting a massive vaccination campaign.

Mar 20, 2017

Mar 20, 2017
Rio de Janeiro

Two yellow fever cases confirmed outside of Rio de Janeiro

Ecuador reports its first yellow fever case since 2012, and, based on the latest Brazil developments, the WHO updates its travel recommendations.

Feb 14, 2017

Feb 14, 2017
Zika microscope

Zika studies yield more fetal infection and testing clues, show persistence in breast milk

Surprisingly, tests on placental cells that correspond to the earliest pregnancy stages found more damage from the African Zika strain than the Asian one.

Jan 19, 2017

Jan 19, 2017
Holding a chicken

Chinese team posts analysis of early, sudden H7N9 spike

In some hard-hit areas, sampling of poultry environments in December showed increased virus levels compared with that time in past waves.

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.

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