News & Perspective

Jan 04, 2016

Jan 04, 2016
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico reports first locally acquired Zika virus case

The case prompts a travel advisory and adds to the list of affected countries.

Jan 04, 2016

News Scan for Jan 04, 2016

H5N6, H7N9 cases in China
US flu indicators rise
Yellow fever alert

Jan 05, 2016

Jan 05, 2016

News Scan for Jan 05, 2016

MCR-1 in Canada
Medical countermeasures for kids
Impact of minor flu strains

Jan 06, 2016

Jan 06, 2016

News Scan for Jan 06, 2016

H7N9 cases in China
Microcephaly in Brazil
Campylobacter detection
HPV vaccination
Vaccinia virus in dogs, opossums

Jan 07, 2016

Jan 07, 2016
Mutated virus

NSABB launches new phase of GOF research debate

Some topics: weighing risks and benefits, ethical issues, and global involvement.

Jan 08, 2016

Jan 08, 2016
BSL4

Gain-of-function debate focuses on clarity, global perspective

The next step in the deliberations is a 2-day National Academies of Science symposium in March. 

Jan 08, 2016

News Scan for Jan 08, 2016

New avian flu vaccine
H3N2v case noted as US flu rises
Boosting cholera vaccine supply

Jan 11, 2016

Jan 11, 2016
Nasal spray flu vaccine

Studies note nasal spray vaccine failure against H1N1 flu

The initial effectiveness investigations flagged a problem with the 2009 H1N1 vaccine virus in the inhaled version and drove improvement efforts.

Jan 11, 2016

News Scan for Jan 11, 2016

High global melioidosis burden
New chikungunya cases
H5 in Scotland, Vietnam, Nigeria
Lassa fever in Nigeria

Jan 13, 2016

Jan 13, 2016

Flu Scan for Jan 13, 2016

H5N1 case in China
More avian flu in France
Influenza strains in swine

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