(CIDRAP News) In opening the World Health Organization's (WHO's) executive board meeting yesterday, the head of the WHO cited anti-vaccine sentiments as a worrisome trend that may be very difficult to change.
(CIDRAP News) Flu activity is increasing in many of the Northern Hemisphere's temperate-zone countries, with influenza B cocirculating with the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus across Europe and teaming up with influenza A (H3N2) in the United States and Canada, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest update.
(CIDRAP News) The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) today released its first report on how well states perform at reporting foodborne disease outbreaks, which they say varies greatly, with seven states earning A grades and 14 getting Fs.
(CIDRAP News) Zanamivir might be a better flu treatment for children than oseltamivir, according to a research group from Japan who observed the two drugs over four flu seasons, finding that zanamivir produced shorter virus-shedding times with fewer links to resistance.
(CIDRAP News) Flu in the United States picked up last week, increasing its geographic impact and sending more people to doctors' offices, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.