News & Perspective

Oct 18, 2013

Oct 18, 2013

Work resumes at federal public health agencies

Key public health tasks, like flu surveillance, science communication, and lab testing, have resumed.

Oct 11, 2013

Oct 11, 2013
US Capitol building

Public health groups oppose 'mini' House bills to fund agencies

Public health groups are lining up to oppose 'piecemeal' efforts to fund federal agencies.

Oct 01, 2013

Oct 01, 2013
US Capitol building

Fed shutdown affects disease detection, food safety

Response to seasonal flu, H7N9, MERS, and other threats could be markedly diminished.

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.

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.

Aug 07, 2013

Aug 07, 2013
BSL-3 lab worker

Scientists air topics for H7N9 gain-of-function research

Will future research include lab-modified strains that are more transmissible and require tighter safety measures?

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.

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