News & Perspective

Apr 12, 2013

Apr 12, 2013

H7N9 genetic analysis raises concern over pandemic potential

(CIDRAP News) – A new analysis of H7N9 genetic sequences from the first Chinese patients infected with the virus and from poultry markets found more signals that the virus can attach and replicate efficiently in the airways of humans and other mammals, raising concerns about the virus's pandemic potential.

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).

Jun 11, 2013

Jun 11, 2013
Lab worker with H7N9 virus

Federal officials weigh H7N9 vaccine options

Intensive federal deliberations are under way on whether to stockpile a vaccine against the H7N9 flu virus that emerged this spring in China.

Jul 09, 2013

Jul 09, 2013
Roosting chickens

H7N9 prompts fresh look at H7 pandemic potential

Experts say some properties of H7 viruses may lend themselves to human adaptation.

Sep 18, 2013

Sep 18, 2013
Influenza vaccination

NIH to test H7N9 vaccines with adjuvants

Clinical trials will test a candidate vaccine for H7N9 flu in varying doses, some with immune boosters.

Sep 18, 2013

News Scan for Sep 18, 2013

H7N9 surveillance
Test for viral, bacterial infections
Plague cases, deaths
Malaria prevention in pregnancy
MRSA pneumonia

Sep 27, 2013

Sep 27, 2013

News Scan for Sep 27, 2013

H7N9 vaccine strain selection
Vaccine research funding
Tdap vaccine shortage

Oct 23, 2013

Oct 23, 2013

Flu Scan for Oct 23, 2013

New H7N9 case in China
Flu vaccine capacity building

Oct 30, 2013

Oct 30, 2013

Flu Scan for Oct 30, 2013

Revamped Google Flu Trends
CDC on H7N9 flu
Pandemic flu vaccine contract

Dec 04, 2013

Dec 04, 2013

Flu Scan for Dec 04, 2013

Hong Kong H7N9 steps
H2N2 threat assessment
Low-path avian flu outbreaks

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