News & Perspective

Nov 22, 2013

Nov 22, 2013
Camel and goats

WHO: Humans, animals both likely fueling MERS spread

The WHO says MERS is likely sustained by both human-to-human spread and infection from animals.

Nov 22, 2013
H5N1 under a microscope

FDA clears first adjuvanted H5N1 vaccine

The FDA approves the first adjuvanted H5N1 flu vaccine to aid in pandemic preparedness.

Nov 22, 2013
'Flu season ahead' sign

Flu activity picks up slightly in southern US

US flu activity stays steady overall, but reports of flulike illness in the South grow.

Nov 22, 2013

News Scan for Nov 22, 2013

E coli salad outbreak
Bacteria in courthouse mail
Vaccination in the Philippines
Inactivated polio vaccine

Nov 21, 2013

Nov 21, 2013
Child receiving oral polio vaccine

Polio hits Cameroon as limited progress cited elsewhere

The CDC noted some hope in Afghanistan and Pakistan—but the disease reappeared in Cameroon.

Nov 21, 2013

News Scan for Nov 21, 2013

Saudi MERS death
Dengue in New York
H7N9 clusters
Rotavirus vaccine and seizures
Polio in China
Metapneumovirus in nursing homes

Nov 20, 2013

Nov 20, 2013
Globe showing Africa

Niger, Tanzania probe two unknown-illness outbreaks

Officials are investigating a small but deadly outbreak in Niger and a 794-case outbreak in Tanzania.

Nov 20, 2013

News Scan for Nov 20, 2013

Chicken-linked Salmonella update
Climate change and disease
MERS vaccine trial in mice
Virus-harboring African bats
Polio progress in Afghanistan

Nov 19, 2013

Nov 19, 2013
Riyadh skyline

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more MERS cases

Besides new Saudi cases, a Qatar man has died, and debate continues on the role of camels in transmission.

Nov 19, 2013

News Scan for Nov 19, 2013

Dengue outbreak in Texas
Compounding-pharmacy bill
Princeton meningitis steps
World Toilet Day


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