News & Perspective

Jan 02, 2014

Jan 02, 2014

15-case Salmonella outbreak prompts cheese recall

A producer pulls its cashew cheese products as officials probe possible links to a 15-case Salmonella outbreak.

Jan 03, 2014

Jan 03, 2014
camel in desert

Study: MERS-CoV-like virus was in camels in 2003

Researchers say that MERS-CoV, or a closely related virus, existed in camels in the UAE in 2003.

Jan 03, 2014
coughing patient and examining provider

US flu rise expands across country

Nearly half of US states are reporting widespread flu activity, up from 10 last week.

Jan 06, 2014

Jan 06, 2014
Goose in cage

Four more H7N9 cases reported in China

The recent cases are in three areas of eastern China, including the first Shanghai case in 9 months.

Jan 06, 2014
MERS-CoV

MERS-CoV study supports infection control, suggests camel link

German researchers say scores of people who had contact with a MERS patient escaped infection.

Jan 07, 2014

Jan 07, 2014
Mother and infant

Study adds evidence on neonatal benefits of maternal flu shots

Vaccinated pregnant women had a lower risk of preterm or low-birth-weight babies.

Jan 08, 2014

Jan 08, 2014
Commercial airplane

Fatal H5N1 case in Canada is North America's first

The unidentified victim, recently in Beijing, died in an Alberta hospital.

Jan 08, 2014
Asian street market

China and Hong Kong report more H7N9 cases

Three more H7N9 cases have been confirmed, two from mainland China and one in Hong Kong.

Jan 09, 2014

Jan 09, 2014
Beijing skyline

Exposure source in Canadian H5N1 case a mystery

The visit to China in December did not involve areas of high risk or contact with ill people.

Jan 09, 2014
Chicken

China reports new H7N9 case; study details virus in markets

A 51-year-old woman from Zhejiang province has H7N9, and the WHO confirms 7 recent cases.

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