News & Perspective

Aug 22, 2003

Aug 22, 2003

Irradiation proponents object to Consumer Reports article

(CIDRAP News) – Supporters of irradiation as a tool for preventing foodborne disease are dismayed by a generally negative evaluation of irradiated meat in the August issue of Consumer Reports.

Jun 06, 2006

Jun 06, 2006

WHO confirms Indonesian H5N1 case; nurses test negative

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed that a 15-year-old Indonesian boy who died May 30 had H5N1 avian influenza, but the agency said four nurses who had suspicious symptoms after caring for avian flu patients were not infected.

Nov 15, 2007

Nov 15, 2007

THE PANDEMIC VACCINE PUZZLE Can we vaccinate enough people in time to matter?

Maryn McKennaContributing Writer

(CIDRAP News) – This in-depth article investigates the prospects for development of vaccines to head off the threat of an influenza pandemic posed by the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Its seven parts put advances in vaccine technology in perspective by illuminating the formidable barriers to producing an effective and widely usable vaccine in a short time frame.

May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

Smallpox virus destruction talks falter at WHA

(CIDRAP News) – A World Health Assembly (WHA)committee that took up a resolution to destroy the remaining stocks of smallpox virus failed to reach an agreement today, despite a working group's attempts to find an acceptable solution.

May 21, 2014

May 21, 2014

News Scan for May 21, 2014

Guinea Ebola outbreak eases
Pasteur lab suspension
North American pact on health emergencies

Aug 11, 2014

Aug 11, 2014
Border patrol

Ebola: Guinea closes border, Canada case ruled out

In recent days, Guinea closed its borders, and suspected cases in Canada and Saudi Arabia were ruled out.

Aug 13, 2014

Aug 13, 2014
MSF Ebola center

Countries take more control steps as Ebola totals grow

From travel-related measures to the offer of experimental vaccine, African and non-African nations take steps to control spread.

Aug 29, 2014

Aug 29, 2014
Map of Senegal

Senegal's first Ebola case has links to Guinea

Senegal announced today the country's first Ebola virus disease case, in a student from Guinea who was located in a Dakar hospital.

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