News & Perspective

Dec 19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014
H3N2 threat

US flu activity rises ahead of holiday season

Almost 70% of H3N2 strains are mismatched with the vaccine, and 4 more kids have died.

Oct 21, 2014

Oct 21, 2014
Washington's Dulles International Airport

DHS boosts screening for travelers from Ebola outbreak nations

All travelers whose flights originate in outbreak countries must enter the US through 1 of 5 airports.

Oct 15, 2014

Oct 15, 2014
Commercial airliner

Second Ebola-infected Dallas nurse triggers air passenger tracing

The nurse had flown from Ohio hours before she reported having a fever.

Oct 10, 2014

Oct 10, 2014

News Scan for Oct 10, 2014

Marburg confirmed in Uganda
Novel poxvirus in US
$50 million for Haiti

Sep 25, 2014

Sep 25, 2014
Isolation unit in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Ebola activity escalates over large part of epidemic region

Although Ebola activity in Guinea may have stabilized, cases continue to rise briskly in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Sep 12, 2014

Sep 12, 2014
Nairobi, Kenya

Experts raise specter of more-contagious Ebola virus

Amid fears of out-of-control spread, experts raise the specter of virus mutations that could aid transmission.

Aug 11, 2014

Aug 11, 2014

News Scan for Aug 11, 2014

Another chikungunya spike
MERS case in Saudi Arabia
Salmonella from baby poultry
Polio vaccination in Iraq

Oct 09, 2013

Oct 09, 2013
artist rendering of salmonella

CDC details chicken-linked Salmonella outbreak probe

More on the current outbreak, including that DNA footprints match those of Salmonella outbreak earlier this year.

Aug 14, 2013

Aug 14, 2013
H5N1 color electron micro

Study: Technique adds 'kill switch' to modified flu viruses

A new molecular strategy could diffuse some of the controversy over lab-modified flu viruses.

May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

Experts offer dim view of potential vaccine response to H7N9

If the H7N9 influenza virus now circulating in China evolves into a pandemic strain, the world is likely to have great difficulty providing adequate supplies of an effective vaccine in time to blunt its impact, according to a viewpoint article by three experts in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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