News & Perspective

Feb 06, 2014

Feb 06, 2014
chickens in henhouse

H7N9 cases grow by 7, along with China poultry industry outcry

Beijing and four provinces report more cases as farm groups seek to suppress H7N9 publicity.

Feb 06, 2014
woman receiving vaccination

Canadian study finds flu vaccine working well against H1N1

Researchers estimate that this year's flu vaccine may reduce the risk of H1N1 infection by more than 70%.

Feb 05, 2014

Feb 05, 2014
Older Asian woman in hospital bed

Study reaffirms that H7N9 rarely spreads person to person

A Chinese study suggests that H7N9 may spread person to person only with prolonged close contact, if at all.

Feb 05, 2014
Guangxi province

No H7N9 letup as Guangxi detections prompt warning

China reports nine new H7N9 cases, as detections near Vietnam prompt an alert.

Feb 05, 2014

News Scan for Feb 05, 2014

Funds for bioterror drug
Salmonella policy for chicken
New porcine epidemic diarrhea virus

Feb 04, 2014

Feb 04, 2014
Map of China

Ten new H7N9 cases push outbreak total past 300

The cases are from five provinces, mostly in the south, and include three deaths.

Feb 04, 2014
Influenza virus

Study: H10N8 virus in first human case is novel strain

The virus carries genes from H9N2 viruses and has a mutation linked to adaptation to mammals.

Feb 04, 2014

News Scan for Feb 04, 2014

MERS death in UAE
UCSB meningitis vaccination
Compounding-pharmacy risks
Antimicrobial use in Europe
Feb 04, 2014

Flu Scan for Feb 04, 2014

H5N1 case in Cambodia
Flu and pregnancy warning

Feb 03, 2014

Feb 03, 2014
China on globe

China reports 14 more H7N9 cases, 3 fatal

The new cases include 4 in children, as the second wave tilts more toward southern China.


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