News & Perspective

May 07, 2019

May 07, 2019
Piglet in person's arms

Feds cite flu, Salmonella, MERS, Lyme among zoonotic threats

Other high-priority diseases include West Nile, plague, rabies, and brucellosis.

Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017
Ferret

Study details pandemic potential of latest H7N9 flu strains

In a sample from a patient who died, researchers saw signs that the H7N9 virus had started to mutate to a form resistant to Tamiflu.

Dec 29, 2015

Dec 29, 2015
Three little pigs

Study: Flu virus in pigs shows worrisome pandemic profile

An avian-like H1N1 virus that showed pandemic potential turned up often in Chinese swine.

Sep 24, 2015

Sep 24, 2015
Flu shot

WHO panel changes 2 strains in Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine

Both the H3N2 and B strains will differ in next year's Southern Hemisphere trivalent flu vaccine.

Jul 23, 2015

Jul 23, 2015
Influenza virus

BARDA: Recent 'universal' flu vaccine proposals fell short

BARDA's director says he's hopeful that a call for proposals in October will bear better fruit.

Jul 03, 2014

Jul 03, 2014
Biohazard container

Controversy simmers over GOF flu research in Wisconsin

UW calls a recent UK newspaper story biased and largely wrong.

Jun 30, 2014

Jun 30, 2014
University Research Park

Kawaoka GOF studies criticized by Wisconsin biosafety panelist

Thomas Jeffries, PhD, said the studies increase, rather than lower, the risk of a pandemic.

Jun 19, 2014

Jun 19, 2014
Influenza virus

COMMENTARY: The case against 'gain-of-function' experiments: A reply to Fouchier & Kawaoka

Is there a unique public health benefit of gain-of-function studies, unachievable by safer means, that outweighs their risk?

Nov 22, 2013

Nov 22, 2013
H5N1 under a microscope

FDA clears first adjuvanted H5N1 vaccine

The FDA approves the first adjuvanted H5N1 flu vaccine to aid in pandemic preparedness.

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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