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CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far

By Catherine Offord | February 16, 2018

The vaccine shows better-than-expected effectiveness against the most common and most virulent strain of influenza in children under 9 years old.

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Cholera Ripping Through Yemen

By Diana Kwon | June 9, 2017

More than 100,000 cases of the bacterial disease have been reported in the war torn country.

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Zika Update

By Tanya Lewis | July 26, 2016

Researchers in Brazil ponder whether virus alone causes birth defects; Colombia declares epidemic over; first Zika-related microcephaly case reported in Europe

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Zika Update

By Tanya Lewis | July 14, 2016

Epidemic may be peaking and could end within three years, scientists suggest; dengue antibodies enhance risk of Zika infection; considering new strategies for the control of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

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Mapping Zoonotic Disease

By Jef Akst | June 14, 2016

Researchers aim to predict new infectious disease outbreaks that spread from animals to humans.

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The CDC has released a new map that shows US counties where scientists have reported the presence of Aedes aegypti over the past 20 years.

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WHO: Ebola Emergency Over

By Tracy Vence | March 30, 2016

While additional flare-ups may occur, the World Health Organization says countries now “have the capacity to respond rapidly to new virus emergences.”

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Predicting Zika’s Potential Path

By Bob Grant | March 17, 2016

The mosquitoes that carry the virus could spread to US cities this summer, with travelers returning from Zika-infected regions contributing to the disease’s spread.

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Mapping Zika with Google

By Catherine Offord | March 4, 2016

The tech giant contributes funding and technical support to monitor and respond to the spread of Zika infection across Latin America.

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Zika Update

By Kerry Grens | January 28, 2016

The virus continues to spread as countries issue pregnancy advisories and drug firms pick up on vaccine development.

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