News & Perspective

Feb 11, 2013

Feb 11, 2013

China reports two H5N1 cases, both critical

(CIDRAP News) – China's health ministry has confirmed H5N1 avian influenza infections in two residents of Guizhou province, a 21-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said yesterday.

Feb 11, 2013

Novel coronavirus case in UK raises global total to 10

(CIDRAP News) – A 60-year-old British man is under intensive care in a UK hospital for both a novel coronavirus (CoV) infection and influenza, marking the 10th known illness caused by the novel virus, European and British authorities reported today.

Feb 08, 2013

Feb 08, 2013

US flu ebbs but still causes considerable illness

(CIDRAP News) – US flu indicators continued their decline last week, though many states are still reporting brisk levels of flu activity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Feb 07, 2013

Feb 07, 2013

Researchers find first US evidence of vaccine-resistant pertussis

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers in other countries have found evidence that circulating strains of Bordetella pertussis have adapted to the acellular vaccine, and researchers today reported similar findings for the first time in US kids, based on genetic analysis of isolates from hospitalized children.

Feb 07, 2013

Bacteria in meat show growing drug resistance, FDA says

(CIDRAP News) – An annual report released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week shows that antibiotic resistance in bacteria found in retail meat and poultry samples is continuing to increase, though not uniformly.

Feb 06, 2013

Feb 06, 2013

Study details age-related differences in flu vaccination response

(CIDRAP News) – A detailed inventory of antibodies in the blood of people before and after flu vaccination found that the number of antibody types shrink with age, suggesting that vaccines may work differently in older people, a research team reported today.

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