Helen Branswell

Senior writer, infectious diseases & global health, @statnews. I block rude. #flu #Zika, #Ebola, #polio, #AMR. Neiman '11. 🇨🇦

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New Ebola outbreak declared in DRC a week after earlier one declared over
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New Ebola outbreak declared in DRC a week after earlier one declared over
August, 1 2018
Zika's destructive power might be turned against tumors, scientists say
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Zika's destructive power might be turned against tumors, scientists say
July, 25 2018
To treat gonorrhea, researchers increasingly look to bespoke treatments
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To treat gonorrhea, researchers increasingly look to bespoke treatments
July, 17 2018
Charity launches $330M initiative to fund high-risk life sciences projects
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Charity launches $330M initiative to fund high-risk life sciences projects
July, 9 2018
A case study in the fast-rising threat of antibiotic resistance
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A case study in the fast-rising threat of antibiotic resistance
July, 6 2018
Flu drug, taken in single dose, could upend treatment if approved in U.S.
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Flu drug, taken in single dose, could upend treatment if approved in U.S.
June, 27 2018
Health officials cautiously optimistic dangerous Ebola outbreak is over
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Health officials cautiously optimistic dangerous Ebola outbreak is over
June, 21 2018
Sanofi in search of diagnostic that will make its dengue vaccine safe to use
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Sanofi in search of diagnostic that will make its dengue vaccine safe to use
June, 13 2018
Bill Gates says he got Trump fired up about a universal flu vaccine
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Bill Gates says he got Trump fired up about a universal flu vaccine
April, 30 2018
Shoebox-sized lab can diagnose infectious diseases from a drop of blood
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Shoebox-sized lab can diagnose infectious diseases from a drop of blood
April, 25 2018
Ebola vaccine appears to provide long-lasting protection
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Ebola vaccine appears to provide long-lasting protection
April, 16 2018
As towns lose their newspapers, disease detectives are left to fly blind
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As towns lose their newspapers, disease detectives are left to fly blind
March, 20 2018
Despite push for a universal flu vaccine, the 'holy grail' stays out of reach
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Despite push for a universal flu vaccine, the 'holy grail' stays out of reach
March, 5 2018
The virus hunter: How C.J. Peters learned how to bend the rules
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The virus hunter: How C.J. Peters learned how to bend the rules
February, 20 2018
Fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine provide protection, study finds
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Fractional doses of yellow fever vaccine provide protection, study finds
February, 14 2018
Some flu vaccines may work better — but public guidance is scant
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Some flu vaccines may work better — but public guidance is scant
February, 6 2018
CDC director's investment in tobacco, drug companies baffles ethicists
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CDC director's investment in tobacco, drug companies baffles ethicists
January, 31 2018
A severe flu season is stretching hospitals thin. That is a very bad omen
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A severe flu season is stretching hospitals thin. That is a very bad omen
January, 15 2018
Flu season is shaping up as one of the worst in years, officials say
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Flu season is shaping up as one of the worst in years, officials say
January, 12 2018
‘The problem child of seasonal flu’: Beware this winter’s virus
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‘The problem child of seasonal flu’: Beware this winter’s virus
January, 8 2018
CDC plans session on 'preparing for the unthinkable': a nuclear detonation
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CDC plans session on 'preparing for the unthinkable': a nuclear detonation
January, 4 2018
How to Stay Healthy While Traveling Over the Holidays
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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling Over the Holidays
December, 22 2017
Zika-affected babies show severe health issues two years later
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Zika-affected babies show severe health issues two years later
December, 14 2017
Flu season gets off to an early start — and may peak over holidays
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Flu season gets off to an early start — and may peak over holidays
November, 30 2017
Scientist concedes his controversial multiple sclerosis therapy is ineffective
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Scientist concedes his controversial multiple sclerosis therapy is ineffective
November, 28 2017
Scarlet fever, a disease of yore, is making a comeback in parts of the world
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Scarlet fever, a disease of yore, is making a comeback in parts of the world
November, 27 2017
How the incredible, edible egg may actually be hampering your flu vaccine
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How the incredible, edible egg may actually be hampering your flu vaccine
November, 7 2017
Scientists solve a dengue mystery: Why second infection is worse than first
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Scientists solve a dengue mystery: Why second infection is worse than first
November, 2 2017
Study shows miscarriage risk may have increased after flu shots
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Study shows miscarriage risk may have increased after flu shots
September, 13 2017
Former CDC director Tom Frieden to launch new global health initiative
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Former CDC director Tom Frieden to launch new global health initiative
September, 12 2017
How bird flu finds perfect conditions to spread among humans
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How bird flu finds perfect conditions to spread among humans
July, 13 2017
Vaccine shows protection against gonorrhea for first time, study says
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Vaccine shows protection against gonorrhea for first time, study says
July, 10 2017
Scientists recreate an extinct virus, a relative of smallpox
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Scientists recreate an extinct virus, a relative of smallpox
July, 7 2017
Brenda Fitzgerald of Georgia is named new CDC director
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Brenda Fitzgerald of Georgia is named new CDC director
July, 6 2017
Changes to bird flu virus could make human transmission more likely
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Changes to bird flu virus could make human transmission more likely
June, 15 2017
Ebola outbreak may be smaller than feared, WHO indicates
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Ebola outbreak may be smaller than feared, WHO indicates
May, 25 2017
Ebola outbreak reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Ebola outbreak reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo
May, 12 2017
New report charts ways to expedite critical research during epidemics
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New report charts ways to expedite critical research during epidemics
April, 12 2017
Why were there fewer microcephaly cases from Zika last year?
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Why were there fewer microcephaly cases from Zika last year?
March, 29 2017
Human cases of H7N9 bird flu are surging, officials say
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Human cases of H7N9 bird flu are surging, officials say
February, 28 2017
WHO releases list of world's most dangerous superbugs
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WHO releases list of world's most dangerous superbugs
February, 27 2017
Nasal vaccine FluMist may not be recommended for use for years
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Nasal vaccine FluMist may not be recommended for use for years
February, 23 2017
Flu vaccine is only moderately protective this year, CDC says
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Flu vaccine is only moderately protective this year, CDC says
February, 16 2017
Bill and Melinda Gates make the case for vaccines
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Bill and Melinda Gates make the case for vaccines
February, 14 2017
Feared superbug is showing up in E. coli bacteria in China
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Feared superbug is showing up in E. coli bacteria in China
January, 27 2017
Remembering Ebola, coalition targets three viruses with outbreak potential
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Remembering Ebola, coalition targets three viruses with outbreak potential
January, 18 2017
We're not prepared for future Ebola outbreaks, experts warn
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We're not prepared for future Ebola outbreaks, experts warn
January, 17 2017
Nevada woman dies of superbug resistant to all available US antibiotics
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Nevada woman dies of superbug resistant to all available US antibiotics
January, 12 2017
FDA says food livestock can no longer get medically important antibiotics
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FDA says food livestock can no longer get medically important antibiotics
January, 3 2017
WHO declares Zika public health emergency over, though threat remains
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WHO declares Zika public health emergency over, though threat remains
November, 18 2016
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