The United States is struggling to hold back the coronavirus. More than 30 states are reporting a rise in infections, and several are now reconsidering their plans to loosen restrictions and reopen economic activities. William Brangham talks to Dr. Tom…
A government shutdown of the FDA, CDC and NIH will likely have widespread and long-lasting consequences for public health.
By Erin Mershon, Ike Swetlitz, STAT
Georgia’s public health commissioner, Brenda Fitzgerald, will succeed Dr. Tom Frieden as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
WASHINGTON — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says officials are finding it challenging to eradicate mosquitoes in a part of Miami where 14 people appear to have contracted the Zika virus.
By Associated Press
By Andrew Taylor and Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said today.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Wednesday that a House GOP measure to combat the Zika virus is inadequate to deal with the swelling threat to public health.
By Jennifer Kay, Associated Press
MIAMI — The spread of the Zika virus in Latin America is giving a boost to a British biotech firm's proposal to deploy a genetically modified mosquito to try to stop transmission of the disease.
By PBS NewsHour
Transmitted by mosquitos, the Zika virus can cause babies to be born with unusually small heads and brain damage. It has spread from Brazil to several countries and territories in the Americas, with a handful of cases confirmed in the…
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Give flu vaccine another chance: This year's version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter's misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus.
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