News & Perspective

Dec 26, 2013

Dec 26, 2013
Healthcare worker

WHO, Saudi Arabia update MERS case information

WHO confirms a case, and 5 new cases just reported include 3 healthcare workers.

Dec 20, 2013

Dec 20, 2013
Doctors office

Texas cluster part of rising H1N1 activity in state, nation

News of a severe ILI cluster in Texas parallels a dramatic flu rise—mostly from H1N1—in the region and nation.

Dec 20, 2013
Canning at food factory

FDA unveils FSMA food defense rule, will revise 2 others

The proposed rule is the first to prevent intentional contamination of food products.

Dec 20, 2013

News Scan for Dec 20, 2013

MERS treatment options, new cases
Chikungunya outbreak grows
Gain-of-function pushback
Dec 20, 2013

Flu Scan for Dec 20, 2013

ECDC weighs H7N9 threat
Firm seeks peramivir approval

Dec 19, 2013

Dec 19, 2013
Raw chicken breasts

Consumer Reports finds bacteria common on chicken breasts

Most US samples had bacterial contamination, and a good many had pathogenic varieties.

Dec 19, 2013
Shenzhen aerial view

Shenzhen man in critical condition with H7N9

A 38-year-old man from Shenzhen has H7N9 flu, the fourth recent case in Guangdong province.

Dec 19, 2013

News Scan for Dec 19, 2013

Salmonella outbreak grows
Botulism in Texas
Q fever lessons
Dec 19, 2013

Flu Scan for Dec 19, 2013

WHO on H10N8 death
Pandemic vaccine narcolepsy clues

Dec 18, 2013

Dec 18, 2013

News Scan for Dec 18, 2013

CDC on chikungunya
Meningitis, rotavirus grants
Polio in Pakistan


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