News & Perspective

Dec 07, 2015

Dec 07, 2015

Avian flu strikes poultry in Europe, Africa, found in Oregon duck

Tests on the Oregon duck found H5 genetic material, but not enough to pin down the subtype or pathogenicity.

Nov 13, 2015

Nov 13, 2015
Coronavirus

Study notes MERS, SARS virus shedding similarities

Scientists find that the timing and intensity of MERS virus shedding is similar to SARS.

Jul 27, 2015

Jul 27, 2015
Chickens in barn

Germany, Taiwan, Vietnam report avian flu outbreaks

Germany is the second European country to report a recent highly pathogenic H7N7 outbreak in poultry.

Jul 10, 2015

Jul 10, 2015
DNA fingerprint

Gene study points to Liberian source for new Ebola cluster

The new Ebola disease cluster in Liberia probably was not sparked by an imported case. 

Apr 01, 2015

Apr 01, 2015
Syringe and vials

Phase 1 trials of Ebola vaccine show good immune responses

The first two phase 1 trials of VSV-EBOV vaccine show good immune responses.

Mar 09, 2015

Mar 09, 2015
Patient on gurney

MERS count rises in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Qatar

Saudi Arabia confirms 7 new cases, while Germany reports an imported case and Qatar has its 2nd of the year.

Mar 05, 2015

Mar 05, 2015
Domestic ducks

Avian flu in South Korea, Taiwan prompts massive culling

The 2 nations have destroyed more than 2.7 million poultry to combat H5N8 and H5N2.

Jan 22, 2015

Jan 22, 2015
Chicken culling

Avian flu outbreaks in Taiwan trigger human monitoring

Officials are assessing farm and public health workers after widespread outbreaks.

Jan 12, 2015

Jan 12, 2015
Farm geese

Avian flu outbreaks reported on four continents

H5N8 in Taiwan leads a long list of outbreaks in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa.

Jan 08, 2015

Jan 08, 2015
Gadwall duck

H5N8 found in another US wild bird; study ties H5N1 to migrations

Also, Washington state takes steps to curb H5N2 outbreaks in backyard flocks.

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