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Dec 28, 2020

Dec 28, 2020
travel ban

Multiple countries report UK SARS-CoV-2 variant cases

As cases soar in both the UK and South Africa, scientists are scrambling to detail variant virus characteristics.

Dec 20, 2019

Dec 20, 2019

FDA approves Merck Ebola vaccine amid more DRC cases

Regulators in Africa are reviewing the vaccine for licensing in at-risk countries.

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017
thermometer

CDC: Flu rises sharply, now widespread in 36 states

Flu hospitalizations are also on the rise, with the highest levels in seniors, a pattern often seen in H3N2-dominant seasons.

Nov 06, 2015

Nov 06, 2015
Flu shot

US flu levels still low, with few global hot spots

More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week. 

Apr 14, 2015

Apr 14, 2015
Ebola health workers

Launch of Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone targets health workers

The study of VSV-EBOV hopes to enroll 6,000 health and other frontline workers.

Mar 05, 2015

Mar 05, 2015
Vaccination Guinea

Ebola ring vaccination trial set for Guinea launch

With its Mar 7 launch date, the trial's main goal is to see if ring vaccination can knock down Ebola hot spots.

Feb 19, 2015

Feb 19, 2015
Ebola patient on stretcher

Experts suspect Ebola virus sometimes spreads by air

An international team of experts says, in effect, "Don't be so sure" about Ebola not spreading by air.

Oct 24, 2014

Oct 24, 2014
Patient receiving GSK Ebola vaccine

New Ebola vaccine forecast sees earlier start for big trials

An efficacy trial could start in Liberia in December, according to WHO.

Oct 10, 2014

Oct 10, 2014
Scientist in lab

Experts urge innovative ways to test new Ebola drugs

Experts today pushed for new ways to test Ebola treatments, and two groups renewed their urgent pleas for aid.

Oct 09, 2014

Oct 09, 2014
Spain map

More airline screening, new Texas details in evolving Ebola situation

Canada, Britain announce enhanced screening, as officials in Spain probe how a health worker was infected.

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