News & Perspective

Aug 27, 2019

Aug 27, 2019

News Scan for Aug 27, 2019

DRC Ebola totals grow
Papaya food safety concerns
Smoking and increased flu risk
Pertussis vaccine in older adults
Barriers to mosquito bites

Sep 19, 2018

Sep 19, 2018

News Scan for Sep 19, 2018

DRC Ebola vaccination
Smallpox vaccine sent to UK
Childhood deaths worldwide
Low global flu levels

Jul 10, 2018

Jul 10, 2018

News Scan for Jul 10, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia
DRC polio outbreaks
Wellcome funds innovation
Southern Hemisphere flu rise
Australia Wolbachia mosquitoes

Sep 10, 2014

Sep 10, 2014

News Scan for Sep 10, 2014

Duplicative antibiotic use
Active flu Down Under
WHO's future focus
Attack on polio vaccine team

Jul 07, 2010

Jul 07, 2010

Non-vaccine aid for needy nations' pandemic response falls short

(CIDRAP News) – While donor countries and organizations have responded well to the need for pandemic flu vaccine for developing countries, the level of giving for other pandemic response efforts in needy countries so far has fallen short, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a recent report.

Sep 17, 2009

Sep 17, 2009

Study on respirators versus masks hailed as landmark

(CIDRAP News) – A study in which N95 respirators strongly outperformed surgical masks in shielding hospital workers from influenza viruses and other microbes is being hailed as a landmark in research on respiratory protection for healthcare workers.

Mar 10, 2008

Mar 10, 2008

Hectic season exposes gaps in flu preparedness

(CIDRAP News) – Friday's announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that influenza appears to be slowing down has left medical personnel relieved for the imminent end of a harsh flu season.

But it has also left them worried over weaknesses that the season exposed in public health's ability to anticipate flu's behavior, and over doubts raised among their patients by the flu vaccine's diminished effectiveness.

May 16, 2007

May 16, 2007

Syndromic surveillance: faulty alarm system or useful tool?

(CIDRAP News) – At first glance, the Web page looks like an overhead shot of a fantastic game board: a map—identifiably Los Angeles—sprinkled with faceted roundels in a half-dozen colors.

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