News & Perspective

Apr 30, 2015

Apr 30, 2015
Laying hens

Avian flu taking big toll in Iowa; virus found in Minnesota hawk

Nine more outbreaks in Iowa put that state's losses at a quarter of the state's 60 million layer hens.

Apr 30, 2015
Beagle with vet

Zoonotic and human transmission suspected in Colorado plague outbreak

Several lessons to be learned from an outbreak involving 1 sick dog and 4 human cases.

Apr 30, 2015
Vaccinia lesion

CDC reports rare vaccinia infection in vaccinated lab worker

The lab worker was infected after a needlestick injury, despite receiving the vaccine 10 months prior.

Apr 30, 2015

News Scan for Apr 30, 2015

Probe of healthcare antiseptics
Drug resistance in Bangladesh
Melioidosis cases in Australia

Apr 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2015
Engagement of religious leaders in Guinea

Slow Ebola progress in affected nations shows need for response tweaks

Lab-confirmed cases held steady last week, while some response statistics show reason for concern.

Apr 29, 2015
Drugs on shelves

Survey finds weak global response to antimicrobial resistance

The 133-nation survey shows major gaps in preventing antibiotic misuse and cutting the spread of drug resistance.

Apr 29, 2015
Rubella vaccination

Americas declared first region to eliminate rubella

Officials announce that the Americas are the world's first region to officially eliminate rubella and congenital rubella syndrome.

Apr 29, 2015

News Scan for Apr 29, 2015

WHO MERS update
Regional C diff rates
Meningitis in Niger
Apr 29, 2015

Flu Scan for Apr 29, 2015

H5N2 in Minnesota
Risk over dog flu virus

Apr 28, 2015

Apr 28, 2015

Food Safety Scan for Apr 28, 2015

Likely botulism source found
USDA food safety gaps


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