News & Perspective

Dec 19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014

Listeria tied to caramel apples prompts broad CDC warning

After 28 cases and 5 deaths, officials warn against eating any commercially made caramel apples.

Dec 19, 2014

UN head tours Ebola region, warns against let-up

In the first stop of a 3-day tour, the UN director warned against easing up on response efforts.

Dec 19, 2014

US flu activity rises ahead of holiday season

Almost 70% of H3N2 strains are mismatched with the vaccine, and 4 more kids have died.

Dec 19, 2014

News Scan for Dec 19, 2014

More polio-like illnesses
Federal food safety shortfalls
Crypto in emergency workers
Dec 19, 2014

Avian Flu Scan for Dec 19, 2014

H5N8 avian flu in Oregon
H5N8 in Europe

Dec 18, 2014

Dec 18, 2014

Data request slows timetable for Ebola vaccine trial

New information now indicates phase 2 trials will most likely start in Africa in February.

Dec 18, 2014

Group gives US states middling marks on disease readiness

TFAH says many states have a mediocre level of infectious-disease preparedness.

Dec 18, 2014

News Scan for Dec 18, 2014

MERS GOF studies to resume
Avian flu in Germany, India
Compounding pharmacy charges
Shingles vaccine

Dec 17, 2014

Dec 17, 2014

Ebola total tops 18,000, with hints of slowing in Sierra Leone

Case counts vary, but progress is being made toward the UN goal of isolating & treating, and safely burying where necessary, all Ebola patients.

Dec 17, 2014

News Scan for Dec 17, 2014

More Salmonella from sprouts
Plasma pathogen removal
Avian flu in Washington
H5N1 death in Egypt
Saudi MERS cases

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