News & Perspective

May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015

South Korean MERS cluster grows; Saudi Arabia reports case

A 44-year-old business traveler who is related to two recent South Korean patients is in isolation and observation in China after traveling through Hong Kong International Airport.

May 28, 2015

News Scan for May 28, 2015

More avian flu in Minnesota, Iowa
Respiratory protection for HCWs
Funding for Haiti
May 28, 2015

Biosecurity Scan for May 28, 2015

Live anthrax samples shipped in error
National biodefense lab ground-breaking

May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015

Ebola cases drop, but battle remains in two tough hot spots

WHO sees some promising signs amidst the continuing jagged pattern of cases.

May 27, 2015

Avian flu strikes more flocks in Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa

Four new outbreaks in chickens and turkeys join the 181 already counted by the USDA since last December.

May 27, 2015

News Scan for May 27, 2015

Immune response to flu vaccine
Caramel apple Listeria source
Measles, rubella in Europe
Fast drug-resistance test

May 26, 2015

May 26, 2015

South Korea, Saudi Arabia confirm more MERS cases

South Korea has 2 more MERS cases—5 total—and Saudi Arabia reports 4 new infections.

May 26, 2015

New Jersey traveler dies from Lassa fever

The man was hospitalized after returning from West Africa and died last night from a Lassa virus infection.

May 26, 2015

WHA wraps up with resolutions on emergency response reforms, antimicrobial resistance

The 3,000+ delegates from  194 WHO member states clear the way for changes prompted by gaps in the Ebola crisis response.

May 26, 2015

Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa flocks hit with avian flu

Minnesota has 6 new outbreaks, Iowa 3, and Nebraska 1, its third in the same area.

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