News & Perspective

Oct 01, 2014

Oct 01, 2014

WHO experts flesh out Ebola vaccine plans

As a WHO panel mapped out how to speed vaccine delivery and overcome obstacles, cases in West Africa topped 7,000 and deaths reached 3,338.

Oct 01, 2014

US Ebola patient revealed travel history; schoolkids among contacts

The man had revealed his travel history 2 days before he was admitted to the hospital, and 5 schoolchildren are among his contacts.

Oct 01, 2014

CDC: EV-D68 found in four patients who died

The CDC says it's not clear what role EV-D68 played in the deaths, but Rhode Island reports a death due to bacterial infection.

Oct 01, 2014

WHO panel: MERS still not an international emergency

Following a summer lull in cases, the WHO's MERS panel says the outbreak still falls short of heightened concern.

Oct 01, 2014

News Scan for Oct 01, 2014

Funds for new flu tests
Simvastatin for ARDS
Flawed FEMA system

Sep 30, 2014

Sep 30, 2014

US Ebola case confirmed in traveler from Liberia

Texas and CDC lab tests confirm the first US case detected outside of West Africa.

Sep 30, 2014

CDC notes more EV-D68, sees link to earlier polio-like illness

As the CDC confirms 29 new cases, it reports that an outbreak strain is closely related to one from California in 2012.

Sep 30, 2014

UN sets up Ebola headquarters in Ghana

The new UN mission headquarters in Accra will have a strong presence in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Sep 30, 2014

News Scan for Sep 30, 2014

MERS in Austria
Hospital C diff rise
Vaccine adjuvant research
Countermeasures in emergencies
Sep 30, 2014

Flu Scan for Sep 30, 2014

H5N1 case in Egypt
H5N1 in Russian birds
Flu vaccine and vaccine history

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