News & Perspective

Dec 18, 2013

Dec 18, 2013
Milk fresh from cow

Study: Raw milk outbreaks only tip of iceberg

Non-outbreak raw-milk cases may outnumber outbreak cases 25 to 1—and knowing the farmer might not help.

Dec 18, 2013
IV drip

Texas health officials probe severe flu-like illness cluster

An flu-like illness cluster has hospitalized eight people with severe infections, four of them fatal, and tests show 2009 H1N1 flu in one of the survivors.

Dec 18, 2013

Flu Scan for Dec 18, 2013

More H7N9 in China
RSV vs flu in older adults

Dec 17, 2013

Dec 17, 2013
Chicken in cage

China reports first human case of H10N8 avian flu

A 73-year-old woman in China has died from H10N8 avian flu, the first instance in people.

Dec 17, 2013

Infectious disease scorecard reveals state gaps, makes recommendations

Ratings on 10 key indicators of the nation's level of protection gives 'clarion call' to improve upon prevention and control.

Dec 17, 2013

News Scan for Dec 17, 2013

WHO confirms MERS cases
Anthrax vaccine on hold
Polio in Syria, Nepal
Pertussis exposures

Dec 16, 2013

Dec 16, 2013
Camel and handler

Nearly identical MERS-CoV strains found in camels, humans

Camels in Qatar were infected with a MERS-CoV strain nearly identical to that found in two people.

Dec 16, 2013
Liquid hand soap

FDA challenges safety, effectiveness of antibacterial soaps

Proposed a rule requires manufacturers to show safety and effectiveness.

Dec 16, 2013

News Scan for Dec 16, 2013

AAP slams raw milk
Chikungunya alert
FAO report on zoonoses
Dec 16, 2013

Flu Scan for Dec 16, 2013

More H7N9 cases in China
Common respiratory viruses


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