News & Perspective

Dec 06, 2018

Dec 06, 2018
PPE for Ebola decontamination

Ebola cases spike as WHO warns of possible reintroduction

Officials confirm 13 new cases, bringing the outbreak total to 471 cases and 273 deaths.

Dec 06, 2018
Pregnant African woman

Guidance seeks to increase outbreak vaccines in pregnant women

"We have to make sure pregnant women are on the agenda, so they will never again be left unprotected."

Dec 05, 2018

Dec 05, 2018
Ebola contact tracing

Ebola total rises to 458 in DRC outbreak

The WHO reports that cases dropped from 46 confirmed illnesses 2 weeks ago to 28 last week—and 43 health workers are now infected.

Dec 04, 2018

Dec 04, 2018
Pharmacy in Mexico

Analysis finds global antibiotic use varies widely in children

In 17 nations, most notably China and India, broader-spectrum drugs are more widely used.

Dec 04, 2018
Ebola safe burial team

More Ebola in DRC as WHO says it has outbreak 'covered'

With 9 new infections, the country now has 453 cases and 268 deaths, and 71 people are under investigation.

Dec 03, 2018

Dec 03, 2018
Ebola survivor testimony

DRC Ebola total climbs to 444 with cases in several areas

New cases are in 8 locations, and a WHO official expressed concern over vaccine supplies.

Dec 03, 2018

With 18 more cases, CDC says AFM may have peaked

The CDC has now confirmed 134 cases this year, compared with 149 in 2016.

Nov 30, 2018

Nov 30, 2018
Longhorned tick

CDC: Worrisome longhorned tick spreading rapidly in US

A female tick can reproduce—1,000 to 2,000 eggs at a time—without mating.

Nov 30, 2018
Oral polio vaccine

Polio experts address fears over disease resurgence

A WHO panel raises concerns about an increase in wild poliovirus cases, among other setbacks.

Nov 30, 2018

Sanderson Farms to phase out medically important antibiotics

The company says it will stop using medically important antibiotics for disease prevention in its live poultry operations.

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