News & Perspective

Oct 30, 2015

Oct 30, 2015
Statin pills

Studies indicate statins could dampen flu vaccine effect

Two studies show that the cholesterol drugs may blunt immune response to flu vaccine in seniors.

Oct 30, 2015
High-containment lab

White House releases detailed lab biosafety plan

The plan includes ways to improve safety and security at US labs that conduct infectious disease research.

Oct 30, 2015
Ebola virus

Ebola 'Team B' model could serve more broadly, its members say

The group of 28 experts continues to offer Ebola vaccine guidance and says its concept could be used in other outbreaks.

Oct 30, 2015

News Scan for Oct 30, 2015

Hawaii dengue cases
Plague case in Oregon teen

Oct 29, 2015

Oct 29, 2015

Panel report recommends blueprint for fixing biodefense gaps

Recommendations include executive-level management that spells out a national plan, pulls together a policy council, and unifies the biodefense budget.

Oct 29, 2015
Riyadh apartments

Saudi Arabia notes new MERS case; WHO details 12

The latest patient is a foreign health worker, the eighth case in a Hofuf hospital cluster.

Oct 29, 2015

News Scan for Oct 29, 2015

Health plans and HPV vaccination
EU gain-of-function report
Fungal meningitis follow-up

Oct 28, 2015

Oct 28, 2015
Ebola awareness campaign in Guinea

Ebola sickens 3 family members in Guinea

For the 2nd week in a row, Guinea reported 3 new Ebola patients, all from the same family and one pregnant.

Oct 28, 2015

News Scan for Oct 28, 2015

MERS in Saudi Arabia
High global herpes rate
MDR-TB outcomes
Oct 28, 2015

Flu Scan for Oct 28, 2015

Delays in flu vaccines
Cell-based flu vaccine safety


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