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March 5, 2019 A study of 657,461 children shows that vaccines do not cause autism

Source: CNET

Danish researchers followed children born over a ten year period and found no link between autism and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

January 22, 2019 Flu season update: Which states are experiencing high influenza-like activity?

Source: Accuweather

Flu season is in full swing, and according to this week’s FluView report, seasonal influenza activity remains elevated in the United States as the flu is widespread in most of the country.

May 14, 2018 Bill Gates revealed a scary simulation that shows how a deadly flu could kill more than 30 million people within 6 months

Source: Business Insider

As a percentage of the world's population, 33 million deaths is much smaller than the impact of the 1918 epidemic. But during his lecture, Gates showed a simulation that illustrates how devastating the effects of a flu pandemic...

June 19, 2017 HHS unveils updated pandemic flu plan

Source: CIDRAP

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) yesterday released a major update to its pandemic influenza plan, designed to guide preparedness activities over the next decade.

April 5, 2017 Birth defects strike 1 in 10 U.S. pregnancies affected by Zika

Source: CBS

One in 10 pregnant U.S. women with confirmed Zika infection in 2016 had a baby with virus-related birth defects, federal health officials reported Tuesday.

June 30, 2016 Timeline: Zika’s origin and global spread

Source: Reuters

The following timeline charts the origin and spread of the Zika virus from its discovery nearly 70 years ago:

May 25, 2016 United States reports 279 Zika cases in pregnant women

Bills Insider - The city's count comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that it is monitoring 279 pregnant women with likely Zika virus infections in USA states and territories. Doctors are monitoring...

April 28, 2016 Zika Virus Was In Haiti Before It Was in Brazil, Study Finds

Source: NBC News

The Zika virus was circulating in Haiti in 2014, long before it became obvious that it was spreading fast in Brazil, a new study finds.

February 18, 2016 Zika virus: Study supports link to microcephaly

Source: BBC News

Scientists say a study involving pregnant women in Brazil "strengthens" the theory that Zika is linked to microcephaly birth defects in babies.

January 14, 2016 Stinging Report On Pandemics Makes Louis Pasteur Look Like A Prophet

Source: NPR

But the report itself has a stinging message: We're not prepared for the next coming plague or pandemic — or HIV 2.0.

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