News & Perspective

Jan 03, 2017

Jan 03, 2017

News Scan for Jan 03, 2017

Zika and GBS
New Saudi MERS cases
Waning flu vaccine effect
More H7N9 in China
Few chikungunya cases

Jan 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017

News Scan for Jan 10, 2017

Trump taps anti-vaxxer
DURC recommendations
Saudi MERS cases
MCR-1 in pigs
Flu in Northern Hemisphere
Madagascar plague

Jan 12, 2017

Jan 12, 2017

News Scan for Jan 12, 2017

More H7N9 in China
Fractional polio vaccine
Hand washing at fairs

Jan 13, 2017

Jan 13, 2017
Elderly patient in hospital

US flu season picks up as European levels stay high

The US reports widespread flu and 3 pediatric deaths, while Europe is being hit hard.

Jan 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017
H7N9 investigators

H7N9 sickens 11 more in China; two clusters noted in earlier cases

The fast pace of newly reported illnesses during China's 5th wave of illness has already topped last season's total.

Jan 17, 2017

News Scan for Jan 17, 2017

More Saudi MERS
Potential CDC funding cuts
Yellow fever in Brazil

Jan 19, 2017

Jan 19, 2017
Vaccine development

New $460 million effort takes aim at MERS, Lassa, Nipah

CEPI, a vaccine development partnership, was created in the wake of Ebola.

Jan 19, 2017
Holding a chicken

Chinese team posts analysis of early, sudden H7N9 spike

In some hard-hit areas, sampling of poultry environments in December showed increased virus levels compared with that time in past waves.

Jan 19, 2017

News Scan for Jan 19, 2017

Avian flu in Europe, India, Niger
Sepsis and antibiotic Rx
More yellow fever in Brazil
Meningococcal protection
Pre-surgery baths

Jan 20, 2017

Jan 20, 2017
ICU baby

US flu numbers rise as 2 more pediatric deaths noted

Flu markers rose again last week, with disease activity now widespread in 29 states.

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