News & Perspective

Jan 10, 2014

Jan 10, 2014

News Scan for Jan 10, 2014

H5N1 patient was young woman
US preparedness funding
Jump in chikungunya cases
Anthrax in republic of Georgia

Jan 09, 2014

Jan 09, 2014
Beijing skyline

Exposure source in Canadian H5N1 case a mystery

The visit to China in December did not involve areas of high risk or contact with ill people.

Jan 08, 2014

Jan 08, 2014
Commercial airplane

Fatal H5N1 case in Canada is North America's first

The unidentified victim, recently in Beijing, died in an Alberta hospital.

Jan 02, 2014

Jan 02, 2014

Flu Scan for Jan 02, 2014

H1N1 susceptibility by age
H9N2 in China

Nov 08, 2013

Nov 08, 2013

Flu Scan for Nov 08, 2013

Flu activity up slightly
H5N1 in Cambodia

Oct 31, 2013

Oct 31, 2013

Flu Scan for Oct 31, 2013

H7N9 and live-bird markets
H5N1 in Cambodia
H1N1 vaccine acceptance
Pandemic flu admissions in Canada

Jun 06, 2013

Jun 06, 2013

Flu Scan for Jun 06, 2013

H5N1 challenges in Cambodia
H7N9 developments

May 28, 2013

May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

Study: H7N9 shows limited aerosol transmission in ferrets

(CIDRAP News) – The first study in animals to test-drive transmission of the new H7N9 virus found that it can spread by the airborne route in ferrets, but not very efficiently, an international team reported today in Science.

May 08, 2013

May 08, 2013

Another death in China raises H7N9 fatalities to 32

(CIDRAP News) – Another patient in China has died from an H7N9 influenza infection, raising the number of fatal illnesses to 32, though no new cases were reported today, holding the overall case total to 131.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the death today in an update based on information from China's National Health and Family Planning Commission.

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