News & Perspective

Feb 26, 2015

Feb 26, 2015

ACIP drops preference for nasal-spray flu vaccine in kids

Faced with new data, the ACIP drops its preference for nasal-spray flu vaccine in 2- to 8-year-olds.

Feb 26, 2015

WHO warns about influenza co-circulation, bird outbreaks

The WHO notes signs that flu strains, especially avian ones, are co-circulating at unprecedented levels.

Feb 26, 2015

Bioethics review cites Ebola response glitches, offers advice

Presidential panel finds "a failure to prepare and a failure to follow good science."

Feb 26, 2015

Studies from Spain, Scotland support flu vaccine effectiveness

A Scottish study of this year's vaccine found effectiviness of 33%, higher than elsewhere.

Feb 26, 2015

News Scan for Feb 26, 2015

Meningitis B vaccine recommendation
Pneumonia in kids
New antibiotic approved
Feb 26, 2015

Flu Scan for Feb 26, 2015

Flu vaccine strain selection
H7N9 in China

Feb 25, 2015

Feb 25, 2015

CDC puts C difficile burden at 453,000 cases, 29,000 deaths

The CDC says the findings point to a need for better antibiotic stewardship and infection control.

Feb 25, 2015

Obstacles slow Ebola progress in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Officials reported fewer new cases overall last week than the week befeore, but progress stalled in Sierra Leone.

Feb 25, 2015

Experts air concerns about federal gain-of-function review

Two experts cite a perceived lack of public and global input, as well as potential conflict of interest.

Feb 25, 2015

News Scan for Feb 25, 2015

New MERS case, study
Measles surge in Europe
Group B mening vaccine

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