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Record Long Flu Season Stretches into Spring

Record Long Flu Season Stretches into Spring

While the arrival of spring has brought higher temperatures to much of the US, the number of flu cases remains elevated nationally. We discuss some of the factors that may have contributed to this year’s increased flu season duration.

Questions We Should Be Asking About the Ebola Outbreak in DRC

Questions We Should Be Asking About the Ebola Outbreak in DRC

As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues, many outstanding questions remain about response operations and their impact as well as the barriers that remain to implementing effective containment strategies.

Ebola- Contact Tracing and Monitoring in DRC

Ebola- Contact Tracing and Monitoring in DRC

A recent surge in cases, particularly in high-conflict areas like Beni, raise concerns that the DRC Ebola outbreak could be worsening. Outbreak Thursday looks for evidence to assess the current surveillance and monitoring efforts.

WHO Warns of Possible "Third Wave" of Cholera in Yemen

WHO Warns of Possible "Third Wave" of Cholera in Yemen

The WHO and UN both issued recent warnings of a possible third wave of cholera infections in Yemen. The warnings are based on recent increases in disease incidence, but official data is limited, making it difficult to assess the circumstances contributing to the warnings.

Newly Identified Human Infection with Usutu Virus

Newly Identified Human Infection with Usutu Virus

Usutu virus infection in a 2-year-old specimen from a man in France. Only the 22nd documented case of Usutu virus infection, this case raise questions about just how many are going undetected.

Zika in India

India recently reported Zika cases to the WHO that were identified several months ago.