News & Perspective

Nov 04, 2013

Nov 04, 2013

News Scan for Nov 04, 2013

WHO confirms fatal MERS case
H5N1 death in Cambodia
Final BSE import rule
2-dose HPV vaccine response
Childhood vaccine acceptance
Powassan virus cases

Oct 17, 2013

Oct 17, 2013

News Scan for Oct 17, 2013

MERS case in Qatar
Limited flu vaccine impact in seniors
Potential flu drug
Feces odor as flu marker in ducks

Jun 06, 2013

Jun 06, 2013

Flu Scan for Jun 06, 2013

H5N1 challenges in Cambodia
H7N9 developments

May 01, 2013

May 01, 2013

US labs progress with H7N9 studies as CDC urges readiness

(CIDRAP News) – As labs in the United States study how the H7N9 virus behaves in humans and animals, state and local health officials should dust off their pandemic preparedness plans in case the virus becomes a bigger threat, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

Apr 26, 2013

Apr 26, 2013

CDC: Labs take lead role in H7N9 preparedness

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued an update on routine preparedness steps it is taking to protect the country if the novel H7N9 virus in China starts spreading among humans.

Apr 08, 2013

Apr 08, 2013

CDC waiting for H7N9 sample to speed test kits

(CIDRAP News) – A human isolate of the novel H7N9 influenza virus from China—needed for the development of diagnostic test kits and related efforts—is expected to arrive at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within 2 days, a CDC official said today.

Jan 25, 2013

Jan 25, 2013

NIH panel supports stronger safeguards for H5N1 research

(CIDRAP News) – A federal advisory committee yesterday recommended increased biosafety precautions for research involving H5N1 avian influenza viruses that can spread among mammals, a step that stems from the ongoing controversy over studies involving lab-modified H5N1 strains that show increased transmissibility in ferrets.

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