News & Perspective

Jun 07, 2016

Jun 07, 2016

News Scan for Jun 07, 2016

Zika emergency panel
Hospital MERS study
Ebola secondary spread
Childhood vaccines and seizures
H5N1 hits Nigeria again

May 01, 2014

May 01, 2014

Flu Scan for May 01, 2014

Flu vaccine and symptoms
Pandemrix-narcolepsy link
Flu hospitalizations
Flu B with strep A
H7N9 in China
H5N8 in South Korea

Feb 17, 2011

Feb 17, 2011

WHO sticks with current strains for next flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Signaling that the current flu strains are likely to persist over the next several months, the World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended sticking with the current trio of vaccine strains for the Northern Hemisphere's next influenza season.

The WHO's vaccine strain advisory committee met on Feb 15 and 16 and released its recommendation on the WHO's Web site. The group recommends the following for next season's vaccine:

Jan 20, 2004

Jan 20, 2004

WHO seeks vaccine to prevent avian flu in humans

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said today it is launching an effort to quickly develop a vaccine against influenza A(H5N1), the avian flu virus that has caused at least five human deaths in Vietnam.

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