News & Perspective

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.

Apr 15, 2013

Apr 15, 2013

China reports 3 new H7N9 cases, 64 total, 14 deaths

(CIDRAP News) – Three provinces in eastern China that have already reported several H7N9 avian flu infections each announced a new case today, bringing the country's total to 64 cases, according to official and media sources.

Apr 05, 2013

Apr 05, 2013

US flu activity continues to decline

(CIDRAP News) – As attention shifts to China and a novel H7N9 strain of avian flu, seasonal influenza in the United States continued to ebb, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Apr 02, 2013

Apr 02, 2013

H5N1 cases dropped in 2012, but fatality rate rose

(CIDRAP News) – The world registered fewer human infections with H5N1 avian influenza in 2012, but the fatality rate was a little higher than in previous years, the World Health Organization (WHO) noted in a recent review of the year's data.

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