News & Perspective

Jun 19, 2019

Jun 19, 2019
Medical checkup in Sudan

Global trust strong in healthcare, scientists, vaccines—with exceptions

Skepticism remains in some high-income nations, with France having the lowest trust in vaccines.

May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019
Polio shot

Four new polio cases in Pakistan as study tackles partial-dose vaccination

The study supports WHO guidance for conserving vaccine during shortages.

May 09, 2019

May 09, 2019
Nipah virus particles

Study highlights caregiver risk, respiratory role in Nipah

Adults who had respiratory symptoms spread the virus to more people than other patients did.

Jan 08, 2018

Jan 08, 2018
Mideast map

Iraq, Afghanistan, other nations report avian flu outbreaks

It is Iraq's first H5N8 outbreak since 2016, and Afghanistan's first since 2007.

Dec 27, 2017

Dec 27, 2017
Traditional duck farm

Six countries report more avian flu outbreaks

The outbreaks involved different strains, including H5N6, H5N1, and H5N8.

Dec 04, 2017

Dec 04, 2017
Physician with critical patient

Studies spotlight heavy burden of severe flu in developing nations

A meta-analysis finds 4 key differences between low-income and high-income nations involving children, pregnant women, and those with certain underlying medical conditions.

Jan 23, 2017

Jan 23, 2017
Kuwait flag

H5N8 spreads to Kuwait as H5N1 returns to Bangladesh

In addition, Italy reports more H5N8 and Germany has an H5N5 poultry outbreak.

Sep 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016
Great cormorant

Russian waterfowl finding prompts FAO warning about H5N8 spread

Given past patterns, the FAO warned countries that border the Caspian and Black Seas, as well as Western Europe, to be on high alert.

Mar 22, 2016

Mar 22, 2016
Premature baby

Concerns grow over care of patients with serious Zika complications

WHO head calls for a focus on building healthcare capacity, asks for more funds.

Feb 16, 2016

Feb 16, 2016
Crow

More avian flu outbreaks detected in four countries

H5N1 kills crows in Bangladesh, while France, Nigeria, and Vietnam see more outbreaks of avian influenza caused by various strains.

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