News & Perspective

Dec 10, 2013

Dec 10, 2013
H7N9 Influenza Virus

WHO confirms H7N9 cases as labs track risks

The WHO confirms four cases as scientists assess risks based on genetic monitoring and lab tests.

Dec 09, 2013

Dec 09, 2013
Market poultry

Hong Kong, China offer more details on H7N9 cases

Officials detail poultry exposures for recent cases and reveal a family connection in two of them.

Dec 06, 2013

Dec 06, 2013
Hong Kong aerial view

Hong Kong and China report new H7N9 cases

Hong Kong detects a second imported H7N9 case, while mainland China reports another.

Dec 06, 2013
2009 H1N1 influenza virus

US flu activity still low, but creeping up

Influenza activity in the United States edged slightly higher during Thanksgiving week.

Dec 05, 2013

Dec 05, 2013
Emergency department sign

New health preparedness index gives US overall good marks

An exhaustive 2-year effort gives the US an overall score of 7.2 out of 10.

Dec 05, 2013
Flight arrival board

US measles status unchanged, but vaccination gaps exist

Recent cases don't change the nation's status but can threaten health security, the CDC said.

Dec 04, 2013

Dec 04, 2013
Poultry plant conveyer

USDA unveils plan to cut Salmonella in meat and poultry

Plan aims to streamline inspections and give inspectors more flexibility.

Dec 04, 2013
WHO headquarters building

WHO panel: No MERS-CoV emergency yet

The WHO's emergency committee decided not to call MERS a public health emergency at this point.

Dec 03, 2013

Dec 03, 2013
Plate of burgers and fries

CDC finds holes in restaurant food safety systems

Findings include risky handling of ground beef and chicken and poor shipping of leafy greens.

Dec 03, 2013
Coughing patient with doctor

Flu season gains momentum, especially in South

The US flu season is picking up, and 2009 H1N1 is the dominant strain so far.

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