(CIDRAP News) Doubts about flu vaccine effectiveness in children younger than 2 years have kept some countries from recommending immunization for them, but Finnish researchers presented promising data yesterday that they say might prompt some to reconsider.
(CIDRAP News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) guidance on antiviral treatment for influenza focuses mainly on treating patients who are seriously ill or at risk for flu complications, but the CDC is not telling clinicians to refrain from using the drugs in uncomplicated cases, a CDC expert emphasized today.
(CIDRAP News) In its latest update, Haiti's health ministry said today that 56,901 people have been treated for cholera infections, of which 21,665 were hospitalized and 1,344 died, according to preliminary data as of Nov 19 from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
(CIDRAP News) Satellite tracking of wild birds in Asia suggests they may be spreading H5N1 avian influenza from India or Tibet to Mongolia when they fly north in the spring, according to a recent report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
(CIDRAP News) Protests over a possible foreign source of the cholera outbreak in Haiti have broken out in the capital, Port-au-Prince, as cases were reported for the first time from the country's South East department.
(CIDRAP News) Further action on the major food safety bill in the Senate has been postponed until the lawmakers return from their Thanksgiving week recess, with voting on amendments and the final bill scheduled for Nov 29.