News & Perspective

Apr 01, 2015

Apr 01, 2015
Syringe and vials

Phase 1 trials of Ebola vaccine show good immune responses

The first two phase 1 trials of VSV-EBOV vaccine show good immune responses.

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.

Dec 08, 2010

Dec 08, 2010

Resistant flu cases underline need for new antivirals

(CIDRAP News) – A package of studies and commentary published this week by the Journal of Infectious Diseases points up the ability of influenza viruses to become drug-resistant and continue to spread, highlighting the need for new antivirals.

Nov 21, 2005

Nov 21, 2005

Avian flu viruses in Canada not dangerous, officials say

(CIDRAP News) – Canadian officials said yesterday they would destroy all the poultry on a British Columbia farm where a duck was found to be carrying a low-pathogenic H5 avian influenza virus.

That announcement came 2 days after the Canadian government reported the identification of a low-pathogenic strain of H5N1 virus in wild birds in Manitoba and other flu viruses in wild birds in British Columbia and Quebec.

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