epidemic
CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
Catherine Offord | Feb 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.
Cholera Ripping Through Yemen
Cholera Ripping Through Yemen
Diana Kwon | Jun 8, 2017
More than 100,000 cases of the bacterial disease have been reported in the war torn country.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Tanya Lewis | Jul 26, 2016
Researchers in Brazil ponder whether virus alone causes birth defects; Colombia declares epidemic over; first Zika-related microcephaly case reported in Europe
Zika Update
Zika Update
Tanya Lewis | Jul 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
Mapping Zoonotic Disease
Mapping Zoonotic Disease
Jef Akst | Jun 14, 2016
Researchers aim to predict new infectious disease outbreaks that spread from animals to humans.
Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes May Be More Constrained in U.S.
Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes May Be More Constrained in U.S.
Bob Grant | Jun 14, 2016
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.
WHO: Ebola Emergency Over
WHO: Ebola Emergency Over
Tracy Vence | Mar 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.”
Predicting Zika’s Potential Path
Predicting Zika’s Potential Path
Bob Grant | Mar 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.
Mapping Zika with Google
Mapping Zika with Google
Catherine Offord | Mar 4, 2016
The tech giant contributes funding and technical support to monitor and respond to the spread of Zika infection across Latin America.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Kerry Grens | Jan 28, 2016
The virus continues to spread as countries issue pregnancy advisories and drug firms pick up on vaccine development.