News & Perspective

Feb 14, 2017

Feb 14, 2017

News Scan for Feb 14, 2017

Yellow fever in DRC ends
H7N9 in China
Patient hand hygiene
Cholera in Somalia
Chikungunya update

Feb 06, 2017

Feb 06, 2017

News Scan for Feb 06, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
Saudi MERS
Zika microcephaly in Mexico
Chikungunya cases
MenB vaccine and carriage

Jan 19, 2016

Jan 19, 2016

News Scan for Jan 19, 2016

More H5N6, H7N9 infections
New chikungunya cases
Ebola vaccine trial

Apr 05, 2013

Apr 05, 2013

US flu activity continues to decline

(CIDRAP News) – As attention shifts to China and a novel H7N9 strain of avian flu, seasonal influenza in the United States continued to ebb, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Mar 15, 2013

Mar 15, 2013

US flu markers show further signs of decline

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in the United States last week continued its slow retreat, with more areas of the country returning to regional baselines and fewer respiratory samples testing positive for the virus.

Feb 15, 2013

Feb 15, 2013

CDC: Flu activity continues to slow

(CIDRAP News) – The nation's flu markers show that the flu has probably peaked, though many states are still reporting plenty of infections and hospitalizations, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

Though the percentage of doctors' visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) is still above baselines in all regions of the country, the overall national level fell from 3.6% to 3.2% last week, according to the CDC.

May 18, 2009

May 18, 2009

WHO is urged to go slow on declaring pandemic

(CIDRAP News) – As the World Health Organization (WHO) convened its annual meeting today, several countries urged the agency to use caution in weighing whether to declare a full-scale pandemic, despite signs that the novel H1N1 influenza virus is now spreading in Japan.

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