News & Perspective

Nov 27, 2013

Nov 27, 2013
Bexsero meningococcal vaccine

CDC clears Princeton's meningococcal vaccine campaign

Princeton University will offer a vaccine that includes the outbreak strain starting Dec 9.

Nov 27, 2013

News Scan for Nov 27, 2013

Flu vaccine and hospitalizations
Tularemia cases hold steady
Lawmakers seek FSMA rules rewrite
Philippines immunizations

Nov 26, 2013

Nov 26, 2013
2009 H1N1 influenza virus

Study estimates 2009 pandemic deaths at up to 203,000

Data show H1N1 deaths skewed toward young and reflect wide regional variance.

Nov 26, 2013
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu)

Studies: Oseltamivir use drops as evidence of benefits grows

Studies show that antivirals up to 3 days after flu symptom onset can benefit, but their use is down in hospitalized kids.

Nov 26, 2013

News Scan for Nov 26, 2013

WHO confirms 3 MERS cases
Pertussis protection gap
More polio cases in Syria
Nov 26, 2013

Flu Scan for Nov 26, 2013

Vaccine effectiveness in pregnancy
Flu mutation predictability
Social media and flu contest

Nov 25, 2013

Nov 25, 2013
College students in a dorm

CDC urges vigilance over college meningitis outbreaks

The agency's alert follows meningitis outbreaks at two colleges involving a strain not found in the vaccine.

Nov 25, 2013

News Scan for Nov 25, 2013

DoD biodefense plant questioned
Hepatitis C drug approval
Pakistan polio abductions

Nov 22, 2013

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.


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