News & Perspective

Sep 28, 2018

Sep 28, 2018

News Scan for Sep 28, 2018

Funds for MERS, Lassa, Nipah vaccines
New polio cases

Aug 16, 2016

Aug 16, 2016

News Scan for Aug 16, 2016

Malaria may boost Ebola survival
Scallop hepatitis A source
Inhaled vs injectable flu vaccine
Camels and human cold virus
Venezuela malaria spike

Apr 01, 2015

Apr 01, 2015
Syringe and vials

Phase 1 trials of Ebola vaccine show good immune responses

The first two phase 1 trials of VSV-EBOV vaccine show good immune responses.

May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

Experts: Regulatory issues are main reason for keeping smallpox virus

(CIDRAP News) – When the World Health Assembly (WHA) considers the fate of the remaining stocks of smallpox virus this week, the debate is likely to be framed in part by a report from a group of independent experts that says the only strong reason for keeping the virus is to satisfy strict regulatory requirements for new vaccines and antivirals.

Apr 08, 2011

Apr 08, 2011

Measles outbreaks prompt travel and vaccine advisories

(CIDRAP News) – Measles developments at the international and US levels are sparking fresh warnings about the disease, along with renewed efforts to get children vaccinated, according to several recent reports.

Feb 28, 2006

Feb 28, 2006

Avian flu suspected in ducks in Sweden, cat in Germany

(CIDRAP News) – Europe braced for further spread of the H5N1 avian influenza virus today in the wake of reports that the virus was suspected in the deaths of two wild ducks on Sweden's Baltic coast and a domestic cat in Germany.

The cat was discovered last weekend on Ruegen, the island off Germany's north coast where H5N1 was first discovered on German soil, according to a Reuters report.

Feb 27, 2006

Feb 27, 2006

Two more countries find H5N1; 3 others probe bird deaths

(CIDRAP News) – The H5N1 avian influenza virus has spread to Niger and Bosnia-Herzegovina, media outlets said today, and testing is under way on birds found dead in Switzerland, Pakistan, and Kenya.

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