News & Perspective

Nov 06, 2013

Nov 06, 2013
Hepatitis virus

Drug duo raises hopes for beating hepatitis C

A Lancet report adds to expectations that hepatitis C might be treated without months of injections.

Nov 05, 2013

Nov 05, 2013
H7N9 virus

China reports two new H7N9 cases

China reported two H7N9 influenza cases in different provinces today, the third and fourth cases detected since mid-October.

Nov 05, 2013

News Scan for Nov 05, 2013

Syrian anti-polio efforts
WHO confirms latest H5N1 death

Nov 04, 2013

Nov 04, 2013
Elderly woman on the phone

ECDC finds limited data on boosting flu vaccine coverage

Personal reminders likely help boost flu vaccine uptake in the elderly, but other data are scant.

Nov 04, 2013

News Scan for Nov 04, 2013

WHO confirms fatal MERS case
H5N1 death in Cambodia
Final BSE import rule
2-dose HPV vaccine response
Childhood vaccine acceptance
Powassan virus cases

Nov 01, 2013

Nov 01, 2013
airport departure board

CDC warns of rise in imported malaria

Growth in international travel and precaution lapses may contribute to a 40-year high in imported malaria cases.

Nov 01, 2013

News Scan for Nov 01, 2013

FDA drug-shortage steps
Dengue in Florida
Nov 01, 2013

Flu Scan for Nov 01, 2013

Low fall flu levels
Erasmus appeals export ruling
Hospital-onset flu cases

Oct 31, 2013

Oct 31, 2013
Spices at open-air market

FDA report says 12% of imported spices tainted

Risk study finds 12% of spices were tainted by pathogens like Salmonella or by filth.

Oct 31, 2013

Flu Scan for Oct 31, 2013

H7N9 and live-bird markets
H5N1 in Cambodia
H1N1 vaccine acceptance
Pandemic flu admissions in Canada


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