News & Perspective

Aug 04, 2009

Aug 04, 2009

PAHO rejects report of resistant H1N1 cases on US-Mexico border

(CIDRAP News) – A Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) official today rejected a media report that quoted her as saying that antiviral-resistant cases of novel H1N1 influenza had been found along the US-Mexican border.

Apr 11, 2011

Apr 11, 2011

Study finds versatile flu antibodies in human serum

(CIDRAP News) – A team of US researchers recently added to the evidence that humans can and do produce antibodies that target a wide range of influenza strains, though how the findings can be exploited in the quest for a "universal" flu vaccine remains to be seen.

May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

Smallpox virus destruction talks falter at WHA

(CIDRAP News) – A World Health Assembly (WHA)committee that took up a resolution to destroy the remaining stocks of smallpox virus failed to reach an agreement today, despite a working group's attempts to find an acceptable solution.

Feb 03, 2012

Feb 03, 2012

Flu continues late-season Northern Hemisphere push

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in many Northern Hemisphere countries continued its late-season rise last week, with areas such as the United States, Canada, and Europe reporting steady increases.

Though flu activity overall is low, notable increases are occurring in North America, western Europe, and northern China, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Jun 11, 2014

Jun 11, 2014

News Scan for Jun 11, 2014

Heartland virus death detailed
PEDV in Colombia

Jul 28, 2014

Jul 28, 2014
Map of Dominican Republic

Caribbean chikungunya cases up 7%

Cases in the Americas now total almost 475,000, with the Dominican Republic accounting for most of last week's rise.

Sep 11, 2014

Sep 11, 2014
Mosquito fumigation

PAHO warns of heightened chikungunya, dengue threats

As PAHO stresses mosquito control and other steps, the US chikungunya total tops 900 cases.

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