News & Perspective

Sep 06, 2017

Sep 06, 2017

News Scan for Sep 06, 2017

Two MERS cases
Newer rapid flu tests
Zika-GBS link
More Cyclospora

May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

News Scan for May 20, 2016

Yellow fever in Angola
US flu activity drops
Smallpox vaccine order
Bivalent polio vaccine

Apr 08, 2015

Apr 08, 2015

News Scan for Apr 08, 2015

Climate change and diseases
Global flu ebbing
H7N9 deaths in China
More H5N1 cases in Egypt

Feb 03, 2012

Feb 03, 2012

Flu continues late-season Northern Hemisphere push

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in many Northern Hemisphere countries continued its late-season rise last week, with areas such as the United States, Canada, and Europe reporting steady increases.

Though flu activity overall is low, notable increases are occurring in North America, western Europe, and northern China, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Apr 11, 2011

Apr 11, 2011

Study finds versatile flu antibodies in human serum

(CIDRAP News) – A team of US researchers recently added to the evidence that humans can and do produce antibodies that target a wide range of influenza strains, though how the findings can be exploited in the quest for a "universal" flu vaccine remains to be seen.

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