News & Perspective

Oct 18, 2013

Oct 18, 2013
Shanchol cholera vaccine

Cholera vaccine yields 5-year protection, finds acceptance

Study shows 65% efficacy against severe disease for 5 years, and another shows good acceptance.

Oct 11, 2011

Oct 11, 2011

Relief groups report rising cholera in Africa, Haiti

(CIDRAP News) – Health groups fighting cholera outbreaks in Africa and Haiti are reporting increasing numbers of cases, prompting calls for more attention and coordination from the global community.

May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

Smallpox virus destruction talks falter at WHA

(CIDRAP News) – A World Health Assembly (WHA)committee that took up a resolution to destroy the remaining stocks of smallpox virus failed to reach an agreement today, despite a working group's attempts to find an acceptable solution.

Aug 22, 2003

Aug 22, 2003

Irradiation proponents object to Consumer Reports article

(CIDRAP News) – Supporters of irradiation as a tool for preventing foodborne disease are dismayed by a generally negative evaluation of irradiated meat in the August issue of Consumer Reports.

May 30, 2003

May 30, 2003

USDA to offer irradiated beef to schools next January

(CIDRAP News) – The debut of irradiated ground beef in school cafeterias grew more likely yesterday with the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) announcement that it will make the product available to schools starting next January.

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