News & Perspective

Nov 06, 2015

Nov 06, 2015
Flu shot

US flu levels still low, with few global hot spots

More states are reporting their first cases and even deaths, but at the national level, flu levels remained low last week. 

Jul 31, 2015

Jul 31, 2015
Vaccine nurse

High effectiveness found in Guinea Ebola ring vaccination trial

The vaccine was 100% effective in those who received it soon after possible exposure, setting the scene for it quickly to become a useful response tool.

Apr 22, 2015

Apr 22, 2015
Turkey

USDA hopes weather will help as H5N2 outbreaks mount

Officials mull the effects of weather, migration routes, and possible airborne spread.

Apr 20, 2015

Apr 20, 2015
Chicken flock

H5N2 strikes again in Iowa, Minnesota

The farm in Iowa houses 5.3 million chickens, 2 more Minnesota turkey farms are affected, and Ontario has a new outbreak.

Apr 08, 2015

Apr 08, 2015
Turkeys in barn

Ninth Minnesota turkey farm struck by H5N2

The affected farm housed 310,000 turkeys, and Ontario's outbreak is also confirmed to be from H5N2.

Apr 07, 2015

Apr 07, 2015
Farm turkeys

Minnesota hit by 8th H5N2 outbreak in turkeys

Another Minnesota farm has been hit by H5N2, and Ontario and Vietnam also report avian flu outbreaks.

Mar 25, 2015

Mar 25, 2015

Ebola vaccine trial launches in Guinea; Chinese vaccine test detailed

Guinea's trial involves ring vaccination, a strategy used to used to stamp out smallpox in the 1970s.

Mar 18, 2015

Mar 18, 2015
Pintail duck

Role of wild birds in US H5N2 outbreaks questioned

Some wildlife disease experts warn against jumping to easy conclusions.

Mar 05, 2015

Mar 05, 2015
Vaccination Guinea

Ebola ring vaccination trial set for Guinea launch

With its Mar 7 launch date, the trial's main goal is to see if ring vaccination can knock down Ebola hot spots.

Feb 10, 2015

Feb 10, 2015
Measles virus

California, Chicago report more measles; PAHO issues alert

Officials confirm 4 new cases in California—107 total—and 1 in Chicago.

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