News & Perspective

Mar 31, 2015

Mar 31, 2015

Genetic study boosts evidence for EV-D68 in polio-like cases

The virus was found in half the acute flaccid myelitis patients studied, and earlier testing may have identified more, say authors.

Mar 31, 2015

BioCryst gets HHS contract for Ebola drug development

Funding will be used to continue trials of BCX4430 and prepare for its large-scale manufacture.

Mar 31, 2015

News Scan for Mar 31, 2015

Chikungunya cases climb
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Oral HCV therapy
Endoscope contamination

Mar 30, 2015

Mar 30, 2015

H5N2 strikes 3rd Minnesota turkey farm; H5N1 hits Romania

A 39,000-bird turkey farm was hit by H5N2, and H5N1 killed pelicans in Romania.

Mar 30, 2015

Abstinence, other steps for Ebola nations as cases top 25,000

Liberian officials urged longer sexual abstinence for survivors, and extra response measures are under way in Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Mar 30, 2015

Egypt has 10 new H5N1 cases, Indonesia 2

Egypt has 10 more cases in the past few days, and both Indonesian cases involved likely poultry exposure.

Mar 30, 2015

Saudis report 5 MERS cases; WHO sees no change in pattern

The WHO reports 114 Saudi MERS cases in January & February, compared with 21 in that time last year.

Mar 30, 2015

News Scan for Mar 30, 2015

Lack of good filovirus PPE data
Flu vaccine and disease severity
Novel tickborne parasite

Mar 27, 2015

Mar 27, 2015

USDA at work on poultry vaccine for H5N8, H5N2

The agency has begun developing a vaccine as a backup tool to protect US poultry if needed.

Mar 27, 2015

White House releases plan to curb antibiotic resistance

The Obama administration unveils a plan for addressing the threat in the next 5 years.


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