News & Perspective

Mar 01, 2017

Mar 01, 2017
Tamiflu (oseltamivir)

WHO: H7N9 antiviral resistance likely arose after treatment

Officials said the shifts haven't changed the epidemiologic or clinical patterns in people.

Mar 01, 2017
Dead swan

Serbia, Slovenia report first H5N5 avian flu outbreaks

Also, Taiwan notes new H5N6 outbreaks, and China detects more highly pathogenic H7N9 in poultry markets.

Mar 02, 2017

Mar 02, 2017
Flu shot in elderly

Study: High-dose flu vaccine may cut deaths in seniors

The vaccine cut deaths 36.4% in a severe flu season but not at all in the next season.

Mar 02, 2017
Syringe and vial

WHO swaps H1N1 for 2017-18 flu vaccine, recommends 2 new H7N9 viruses

The new H1N1 strain mirrors the change the WHO made last September for the Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine.

Mar 03, 2017

Mar 03, 2017
Chickens in Greece

H5N6 outbreak in Greece is first outside of Asia

The virus caused an outbreak in early February, but it was originally mistakenly reported as H5N8.

Mar 03, 2017
Influenza virus

CDC: High flu activity remains throughout US

Six more children died from flu last week, bringing the season's pediatric death total to 40.

Mar 06, 2017

Mar 06, 2017
Farm chickens

High-path H7 avian flu detected on Tennessee farm

The virus claimed 700 chickens, and more than 70,000 were culled to contain the outbreak.

Mar 06, 2017
genetic sequences

Greek H5N6 virus appears distinct from Asian strain

In other developments, Nepal reported its second H5N1 outbreak of the year, France continues battling several strains, and H5N8 triggered more European outbreaks.

Mar 07, 2017

Mar 07, 2017
Broiler chickens

North American-origin H7N9 isolated from Tennessee farm

Officials empasize it is not the H7N9 virus that has affected poultry and humans in China.

Mar 07, 2017
Petri dish bacteria

Study finds potential new antibiotic use for old drug

Pentamidine, mainly used to treat a fungal infection, showed powerful combination effects.

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