News & Perspective

Apr 02, 2019

Apr 02, 2019

Flu Scan for Apr 02, 2019

Flu ebb in Northern Hemisphere
Flu vaccine and heart failure
High-path avian flu outbreaks

Mar 25, 2019

Mar 25, 2019
Zoo peacock

Four countries report avian flu outbreaks in poultry

China reports a highly pathogenic H7N9 avian flu outbreak, its first since September 2017.

May 01, 2015

May 01, 2015

News Scan for May 01, 2015

Nepal diarrheal outbreak prevention
Saudi MERS case
STEC outbreak in Washington
S aureus in swine workers
Neglected diseases in Africa

Nov 13, 2013

Nov 13, 2013

Avian Flu Scan for Nov 13, 2013

WHO report on H7N9 response
H5N1 outbreaks in Nepal

Feb 17, 2011

Feb 17, 2011

WHO sticks with current strains for next flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Signaling that the current flu strains are likely to persist over the next several months, the World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended sticking with the current trio of vaccine strains for the Northern Hemisphere's next influenza season.

The WHO's vaccine strain advisory committee met on Feb 15 and 16 and released its recommendation on the WHO's Web site. The group recommends the following for next season's vaccine:

Mar 11, 2010

Mar 11, 2010

FAO claims progress in avian flu preparedness

(CIDRAP News) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said this week that "substantial progress has been made in the preparedness and response mechanisms" for battling H5N1 avian influenza around the world.

Jan 08, 2010

Jan 08, 2010

WHO: Some regions still battle intense flu activity

(CIDRAP News) – Though pandemic flu activity continues to fall across much of the Northern Hemisphere, some parts of the world are hot spots for the virus, including parts of Europe, North Africa, and South Asia, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

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