News & Perspective

Jul 08, 2013

Jul 08, 2013

News Scan for Jul 08, 2013

Chinese H7N9 public response
New Codex produce safety standards
Cyclospora outbreak in Iowa, Nebraska
Tick-borne virus in South Korea

May 02, 2013

May 02, 2013

H7N9 gene tree study yields new clues on mixing, timing

(CIDRAP News) – The most detailed genetic analysis so far of H7N9 viruses that have infected humans in China shed more light on how the virus may have emerged—a complex set of events that could have involved mixing between wild and domestic ducks and reassortment in poultry.

Apr 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013

China eyes birds as H7N9 source as human cases rise to 33

(CIDRAP News) – Five more H7N9 influenza infections have been confirmed in eastern China, all in older adults, while suspicions grow that wild birds may be the source and that the disease might be spreading to people through poultry environments.

Apr 02, 2013

Apr 02, 2013

China reports 4 more H7N9 infections

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials today reported that the H7N9 influenza virus has been detected in four more people, all in critical condition, raising the number of patients infected with the new strain to seven.