News & Perspective

Jan 03, 2017

Jan 03, 2017
Farm cat

Korea confirms H5N6 in cat deaths as Ireland reports H5N8

The H5N8 virus continues to fuel outbreaks, including a first detection in Ireland.

Jan 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017

Uganda reports H5 in wild birds, poultry as Europe logs more H5N8

Several European countries reported more H5N8 outbreaks several different settings: wild birds, poultry, and even at a zoo.

Jan 18, 2017

Jan 18, 2017
Caged chickens

H5N8 turns up in Greek poultry, Chinese zoo swans

In addition to widespread H5N8, H5N1 is confirmed in Nigeria and H5N6 in Japan.

Jan 25, 2017

Jan 25, 2017
Pills on hospital tray

Study finds reduced antibiotic use could cut C diff

Though a UK C diff spike was thought to be caused by dirty hospital rooms, that theory proved unlikely.

Jan 25, 2017
Farm pheasant

H5N8, other strains strike birds in Europe, Japan, Israel

The UK reported H5N8 avian flu on a pheasant farm housing 10,000 birds.

Jan 26, 2017

Jan 26, 2017
German zoo birds

WHO urges vigilance for human cases in wake of H5N8 outbreaks

New H5N8 outbreaks, which have affected at least 24 European countries, plus some in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, were reported in Germany, Italy, Poland, and the UK.

Jan 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017

Flu Scan for Jan 27, 2017

More H7N9 in China
Nasal-spray vaccine and severe flu

Jan 31, 2017

Jan 31, 2017
White-tailed eagle

H5N8 detected again in Nigeria, H5N1 in Cambodia

Finland, Poland, and the UK also report new H5N8 avian flu outbreaks.

Feb 02, 2017

Feb 02, 2017
Kids with bed net

Malaria resistance: Cases in UK, mosquitoes in Africa

UK researchers report that a frontline drug combo failed in 4 patients.

Feb 06, 2017

Feb 06, 2017
Taiwan ducks

Taiwan reports its first H5N6 avian flu outbreak

Also, 5 European nations report much more H5N8, and Japan confirms a new H5 outbreak.

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