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Jun 06, 2013

Jun 06, 2013

News Scan for Jun 06, 2013

UN plea for disease funding
Islamic scholars and polio
Antibiotic resistance bill

Feb 01, 2013

Feb 01, 2013

Study: Airborne flu viruses may play big role in transmission

(CIDRAP News) – Patients with flu in hospital settings often produce small virus-containing particles during routine care that may travel up to 6 feet, casting doubt on whether current infection control measures are enough to protect healthcare workers, according to a new study.

Dec 26, 2012

Dec 26, 2012

Experts differ on HHS select-agent proposal for H5N1

(CIDRAP News) – Some professional groups and scientists think it's a good idea to classify highly pathogenic avian (HPAI) H5N1 influenza viruses as "select agents" requiring special research precautions, while others say the step is unnecessary and would impede research, according to comments they have filed with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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