News & Perspective

Apr 03, 2019

Apr 03, 2019

News Scan for Apr 03, 2019

Ebola Bombali in Kenyan bats
Universal flu vaccine trial
E coli O103 in 4 states
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Waterborne hospital infections

Feb 27, 2019

Feb 27, 2019

News Scan for Feb 27, 2019

Salmonella tahini outbreak
RNA printer for vaccines
Push for universal flu vaccine
Avian flu in 3 nations

May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018

News Scan for May 11, 2018

Salmonella egg outbreak
Pandemic threats
More flu deaths in US kids
Lassa outbreak contained

May 09, 2018

May 09, 2018

News Scan for May 09, 2018

More romaine E coli cases
Predicting pandemic severity
Lassa fever cases
HPV vaccine meta-analysis

Apr 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018

News Scan for Apr 24, 2018

US stockpile management
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Meningitis B vaccine progress

Dec 14, 2007

Dec 14, 2007

Players in H5N1's debut ponder a decade's lessons

(CIDRAP News) – Dr. Keiji Fukuda still remembers the intense emotions that tumbled through his mind as he waited to board his hastily scheduled flight out of Atlanta. His destination was Asia. In Hong Kong, a newly identified avian influenza virus, recently dubbed H5N1, was making people desperately ill.

Nov 15, 2006

Nov 15, 2006

'Gene chip' test could speed H5N1 diagnosis

(CIDRAP News) – Scientists say they have developed an inexpensive "gene chip" test that can quickly identify a variety of influenza A viruses, including H5N1, and is less apt to be confused by viral mutations than other tests are.

Nov 02, 2006

Nov 02, 2006

WHO report calls H5N1 vaccine stockpiling premature

(CIDRAP News) – A group of influenza experts convened by the World Health Organization cautioned today that governments shouldn't stockpile "pre-pandemic" H5N1 influenza vaccines now, because too little is known about the requirements for an effective vaccine.

Sep 16, 2005

Sep 16, 2005

US pushes international efforts to thwart flu pandemic

(CIDRAP News) – US officials this week promoted international efforts to prepare for a potential influenza pandemic, announcing an international flu surveillance partnership and promising aid to Vietnam for avian and human flu surveillance.

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