News & Perspective

Jun 03, 2019

Jun 03, 2019
Longhorned tick

First US human bite from worrying longhorned tick noted

The tick was found on a manicured lawn and in sunny areas, which differs from other tick species.

Jun 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017
Manhatten skyline

NYC officials probe Legionnaires' cluster in Lennox Hill

One of the 7 cases, involving a nonagenarian, proved fatal.

Mar 24, 2016

Mar 24, 2016
Muppets' Zika message

PAHO aims Zika message at kids; more nations note sexual spread

PAHO employs the Muppets, and Argentina, New Zealand report possible sexual spread.

Oct 25, 2013

Oct 25, 2013
Northern Hemisphere

Flu activity stays low in most Northern Hemisphere regions

Some Northern Hemisphere indicators show slight upticks in influenza activity.

Jan 24, 2013

Jan 24, 2013

CDC: New norovirus strain fueling US outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – A new norovirus variant that emerged in Australia last year has been the leading cause of norovirus outbreaks in United States over the past few months, and federal health officials today warned that illnesses could increase in the months ahead.

Oct 30, 2012

Oct 30, 2012

CDC profiles wide range of global flu activities

(CIDRAP News) – An annual report released yesterday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) profiles a wide range of CDC influenza-related projects around the world, from flu surveillance in Indonesia to vaccine effectiveness studies in El Salvador and epidemiology training in Ghana.

Sep 14, 2012

Sep 14, 2012

Latest variant flu cases include rare H1N1 strain

(CIDRAP News) – The number of swine-origin H3N2 (variant H3N2, or H3N2v) influenza cases in the United States has climbed by 9 in the past week, to 305, and another rare swine-origin variant, H1N1v, has cropped up in Missouri, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Aug 06, 2012

Aug 06, 2012

Flu activity widespread in parts of Southern Hemisphere

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity is widespread across most of Australia and is running above baseline levels in New Zealand, though activity patterns and circulating virus strains vary among Southern Hemisphere countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest global flu update.

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