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.

Jun 04, 2013

Jun 04, 2013

Saudi Arabia reports another MERS-CoV case

Saudi Arabia reported another person with a MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) infection today, as reports from Italy suggested that media stories of asymptomatic MERS-CoV infections there were probably a false alarm.

May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013

Large study finds no need for ICU MRSA screening

(CIDRAP News) – Disinfecting all intensive care unit (ICU) patients was found to be more effective and easier to implement than specifically screening ICU patients for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) before disinfection in a study of more than 70,000 patients published today.

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