News & Perspective

Oct 17, 2008

Oct 17, 2008

US antiterrorism rules restrict vaccine exports

(CIDRAP News) – A recent Associated Press (AP) report revealed that, in the name of preventing biological attacks, the United States has rules barring the exportation of vaccines for avian influenza, smallpox, yellow fever, and many other pathogens to five countries classified as sponsors of terrorism.

Mar 27, 2013

Mar 27, 2013

Novel coronavirus lab studies hint at wide tissue susceptibility

(CIDRAP News) – Experiments by Hong Kong researchers to gauge the susceptibility of several human and animal cell lines to novel coronavirus (NCoV) found signs that it can infect a broad range of tissues, which might shed light on the disease's seemingly high mortality rate.

Jun 19, 2013

Jun 19, 2013

News Scan for Jun 19, 2013

Foodborne illness in poor kids
HPV vaccine data
Missed fungal infections
New cyclovirus
CDC rubella alerts
Dengue in Laos
Measles in Syria

Oct 21, 2013

Oct 21, 2013

News Scan for Oct 21, 2013

Two Saudi MERS cases
Possible polio in Syria
Teen vaccination and infant pertussis

Oct 24, 2013

Oct 24, 2013

News Scan for Oct 24, 2013

WHO on recent H7N9 case
Histoplasmosis in Montana
WHO anti-malaria efforts
Polio actions over Syrian situation

Oct 28, 2013

Oct 28, 2013

News Scan for Oct 28, 2013

Trial of rapid TB test
Syria vaccination efforts
Antibiotics for pneumonia in kids

Oct 29, 2013

Oct 29, 2013
Child receiving oral polio vaccine

Lab tests confirm 10 polio cases in Syria

The WHO says 10 polio infections have been confirmed out of 22 suspected cases.

Nov 05, 2013

Nov 05, 2013

News Scan for Nov 05, 2013

Syrian anti-polio efforts
WHO confirms latest H5N1 death

Nov 08, 2013

Nov 08, 2013
Map of Syria

Syria's polio outbreak prompts huge Mideast immunization drive

The outbreak has spurred plans to vaccinate 20 million children in seven countries.

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