News & Perspective

Apr 07, 2016

Apr 07, 2016
Aedes larvae

Groups unveil new traps for Zika mosquitoes

Two groups unveil traps to help control the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that spread Zika.

Apr 05, 2016

Apr 05, 2016
Flu shot

Study: Prior-year vaccination cut flu vaccine effects in 2014-15

Those vaccinated 3 years in a row appeared to fare the worst in 2014-15 against H3N2 flu, but experts say it's still beneficial to get a flu shot each year.

Mar 08, 2016

Mar 08, 2016
N95 fit testing

Meta-analysis yields no clear verdict on respirators vs masks

Review finds evidence that N95s block infectious particles better, but no significant advantage.

Feb 01, 2016

Feb 01, 2016
E coli

Chinese, Canadian teams report more MCR-1 detections

In one worrisome finding, MCR-1 was found in chicken E coli alongside other resistance genes.

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.

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