News & Perspective

Feb 27, 2015

Feb 27, 2015

Trial of Ebola drug ZMapp launches in Liberia, US

Steeply dropping cases, though, may cause the NIAID to vary from the original trial design.

Feb 27, 2015

News Scan for Feb 27, 2015

Saudi MERS cases
New bornavirus in Europe
Resistant Salmonella, Campylobacter
Marburg virus inhibition
Feb 27, 2015

Flu Scan for Feb 27, 2015

Flu's long, slow fade
More H7N9 in Guangdong
CDC on H5 threat to humans
H5N1 serology study

Feb 26, 2015

Feb 26, 2015

ACIP drops preference for nasal-spray flu vaccine in kids

Faced with new data, the ACIP drops its preference for nasal-spray flu vaccine in 2- to 8-year-olds.

Feb 26, 2015

WHO warns about influenza co-circulation, bird outbreaks

The WHO notes signs that flu strains, especially avian ones, are co-circulating at unprecedented levels.

Feb 26, 2015

Bioethics review cites Ebola response glitches, offers advice

Presidential panel finds "a failure to prepare and a failure to follow good science."

Feb 26, 2015

Studies from Spain, Scotland support flu vaccine effectiveness

A Scottish study of this year's vaccine found effectiviness of 33%, higher than elsewhere.

Feb 26, 2015

News Scan for Feb 26, 2015

Meningitis B vaccine recommendation
Pneumonia in kids
New antibiotic approved
Feb 26, 2015

Flu Scan for Feb 26, 2015

Flu vaccine strain selection
H7N9 in China

Feb 25, 2015

Feb 25, 2015

CDC puts C difficile burden at 453,000 cases, 29,000 deaths

The CDC says the findings point to a need for better antibiotic stewardship and infection control.

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