News & Perspective

Nov 22, 2013

Nov 22, 2013
H5N1 under a microscope

FDA clears first adjuvanted H5N1 vaccine

The FDA approves the first adjuvanted H5N1 flu vaccine to aid in pandemic preparedness.

Oct 02, 2013

Oct 02, 2013
flu vaccine vial

HHS: Fill-and-finish contracts will boost flu vaccine capacity

New federal contracts establish a "fill and finish" network for flu vaccine to boost capacity by 20%.

Oct 01, 2013

Oct 01, 2013
US Capitol building

Fed shutdown affects disease detection, food safety

Response to seasonal flu, H7N9, MERS, and other threats could be markedly diminished.

Jul 23, 2013

Jul 23, 2013
Bacillus anthracis

Poll finds public a bit wary about taking anthrax pills

Antibiotics stockpiles are in place for an anthrax attack, but will people take the drugs?

Jul 08, 2013

Jul 08, 2013
Hospital Preparedness Program logo

Federal funds for disaster preparedness decline

HHS awarded $916 million in emergency preparedness grants, down $55 million from last year.

Jun 25, 2013

Jun 25, 2013

HHS awards grant for antibiotic to fight melioidosis, glanders

HHS awarded $16.8 million to a Swiss company for a new antibiotic for melioidosis and glanders.

May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

Experts offer dim view of potential vaccine response to H7N9

If the H7N9 influenza virus now circulating in China evolves into a pandemic strain, the world is likely to have great difficulty providing adequate supplies of an effective vaccine in time to blunt its impact, according to a viewpoint article by three experts in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Apr 05, 2013

Apr 05, 2013

CDC working on vaccine, tests for novel H7N9 virus

(CIDRAP News) – US health officials said today they are working on a potential vaccine and diagnostic tests for the novel H7N9 influenza strain in China and are warning clinicians to be alert, but they emphasized that they see no signs that the virus is spreading from person to person.

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