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Oct 29, 2014

Oct 29, 2014

WHO sees hint of Ebola hope in Liberia as quarantine issue burns

WHO official is "cautiously optimistic" that a few freed-up Ebola treatment unit beds and fewer burials suggest that an apparent slowing of disease activity there is real.

Oct 29, 2014

News Scan for Oct 29, 2014

6 Saudi MERS cases
FDA OK's group B mening vaccine
Delamanid for MDR-TB
Twitter flu forecasting
Global outbreak increase

Oct 28, 2014

Oct 28, 2014

Obama airs concerns about Ebola quarantine policies

President Obama says policies based on fear rather science could discourage volunteers.

Oct 28, 2014

News Scan for Oct 28, 2014

Another Saudi MERS case, 2 deaths
More EV-D68 cases, genome study
EU antimicrobial initiative

Oct 27, 2014

Oct 27, 2014

CDC, some states differ over quarantine for Ebola responders

The CDC unveils more specific guidance for monitoring those entering the US.

Oct 27, 2014

CSL-Novartis deal includes US cell-based flu vaccine plant

The $275 million deal will make the company the second leading player in the $4 billion global flu vaccine market.

Oct 27, 2014

News Scan for Oct 27, 2014

More Saudi MERS cases
Chikungunya in Americas, France
EV-D68 cases top 1,000
Oct 27, 2014

Avian Flu Scan for Oct 27, 2014

H10N8 avian flu in animal workers
Numerous H5 outbreaks in China

Oct 24, 2014

Oct 24, 2014

Ebola confirmed in NYC doctor as WHO warns about Mali

Mixed news on Ebola: case confirmation in NYC doctor, nurse released from hospital, and concern over Mali case.

Oct 24, 2014

New Ebola vaccine forecast sees earlier start for big trials

An efficacy trial could start in Liberia in December, according to WHO.


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