News & Perspective

Feb 28, 2014

Feb 28, 2014

Flu activity sinking overall but holding on in some areas

Only 10 states, most in the Northeast, continue to see widespread cases.

Feb 28, 2014
Caged chickens

China reports 3 more H7N9 cases, finds more virus in poultry

Two of the cases are in young, hospitalized girls from the same Zhejiang province city.

Feb 28, 2014
CDC lab worker

CDC: 14 lab workers had orthopoxvirus infections in past decade

Seven of the 26 exposed workers had been vaccinated against smallpox, and only 1 of them got infected.

Feb 28, 2014
Map of Egypt

Media report says Egypt has its first MERS case

The Egyptian woman died after returning from a religious pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

Feb 28, 2014

News Scan for Feb 28, 2014

FDA flu strain selection
H5N1 cases in Cambodia
Flu hospitalization in babies
Measles after vaccination

Feb 27, 2014

Feb 27, 2014
Oropharyngeal swab in chicken

Three more H7N9 cases; poultry tests yield fresh clues

China reports three more cases, as new research implicates chickens and quail.

Feb 27, 2014
Camel at pyramids

Study finds MERS-CoV in Egyptian camels

The findings add to the evidence suggesting camels may be a source of human infections.

Feb 27, 2014

News Scan for Feb 27, 2014

Histoplasmosis linked to bonfire
Rat-bite fever lawsuit
Feb 27, 2014

Avian Flu Scan for Feb 27, 2014

Avian flu strains in Egypt
H5N1 outbreaks in Cambodia, Nepal

Feb 26, 2014

Feb 26, 2014
poultry market

Two new H7N9 cases as experts suggest H9N2 control

China reported two more H7N9 cases, as scientists said targeting H9N2 might prevent other novel avian flu viruses.


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