News & Perspective

Feb 08, 2011

Feb 08, 2011

Study: Dengue costs Americas $2.1 billion per year

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers estimate that more than 5.6 million dengue virus infections occur in the Americas annually, costing an average of $2.1 billion, according to a study published yesterday in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Feb 11, 2011

Feb 11, 2011

US flu activity rises, shifts toward 2009 H1N1 strain

(CIDRAP News) – The nation's flu activity increased again for the fourth week in a row, and for the first time the number of specimens testing positive for the 2009 H1N1 virus topped the H3N2 strain, which for the past several weeks had dominated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.