News & Perspective

Jun 09, 2014

Jun 09, 2014
Hispaniola map

Chikungunya rises in Caribbean as US notes imported cases

Cases in the Caribbean top 135,000, as the US announces 3 new imported cases.

Jun 02, 2014

Jun 02, 2014
mosquitoes

Chikungunya cases surge in Dominican Republic, Haiti

Chikungunya cases are quickly growing in the region's Latin areas.

May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

News Scan for May 27, 2014

Heartland virus in Oklahoma
More Caribbean chikungunya
Hepatitis B screening
WHA on drug resistance

Dec 03, 2013

Dec 03, 2013
Coughing patient with doctor

Flu season gains momentum, especially in South

The US flu season is picking up, and 2009 H1N1 is the dominant strain so far.

Nov 08, 2013

Nov 08, 2013

Flu Scan for Nov 08, 2013

Flu activity up slightly
H5N1 in Cambodia

Apr 05, 2013

Apr 05, 2013

US flu activity continues to decline

(CIDRAP News) – As attention shifts to China and a novel H7N9 strain of avian flu, seasonal influenza in the United States continued to ebb, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Mar 29, 2013

Mar 29, 2013

CDC: Main flu marker dips below baseline

(CIDRAP News) – One of the key markers the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses to gauge flu activity returned to baseline last week for the first time since early December, signaling that the season is drawing to a close, the agency said today.

Mar 25, 2013

Mar 25, 2013

US flu making a slow spring exit as kids' deaths top 100

(CIDRAP News) – The nation's flu indicators continue to drop with the start of spring, but virus activity is still significant in many parts of the country, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its most recent surveillance report.

Mar 15, 2013

Mar 15, 2013

US flu markers show further signs of decline

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in the United States last week continued its slow retreat, with more areas of the country returning to regional baselines and fewer respiratory samples testing positive for the virus.

Mar 08, 2013

Mar 08, 2013

US flu activity almost back to baseline

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity in the United States continued to tumble last week, with one key marker—clinic visits for flulike illness—nearly approaching the national baseline, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

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