News & Perspective

Jul 02, 2003

Jul 02, 2003

Monkeypox confirmed in imported African rodents

(CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today it has confirmed monkeypox in six rodents from a shipment of African mammals that is believed to be the source of the current monkeypox outbreak in the United States.

Nov 04, 2003

Nov 04, 2003

Animal commerce rules tightened to prevent monkeypox

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials have tightened restrictions on trafficking in prairie dogs and African rodents to prevent the spread of monkeypox.

An outbreak of human monkeypox in the United States last May and June was traced to a shipment of imported African rodents. The disease apparently spread from the rodents to pet prairie dogs and on to people, leading to 37 confirmed, 12 probable, and 22 suspected human cases.

Feb 05, 2004

Feb 05, 2004

Few clues in ricin attack as Senate recovers

(CIDRAP News) – One of three Senate office buildings that were closed this week after ricin was found in an office was set to reopen today, but the source of the ricin remained a mystery.

Mar 03, 2008

Mar 03, 2008

Ricin found in sick man's Vegas hotel room

(CIDRAP News) – A Las Vegas man remained unconscious today with suspected ricin poisoning after the deadly toxin derived from castor beans was found in his Las Vegas motel room last week, according to news services.

Mar 28, 2013

Mar 28, 2013

CDC: Valley fever cases in US Southwest rising fast

(CIDRAP News) – Coccidioidomycosis, or valley fever, a fungal infection that causes influenza-like symptoms and often leads to hospitalization, has increased "dramatically" in the US Southwest in recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Jun 25, 2013

Jun 25, 2013

News Scan for Jun 25, 2013

MERS update
More hepatitis A cases
H7N7 in Germany
Sinusitis guidelines
Valley fever in prisons
Hepatitis C screening

Aug 12, 2013

Aug 12, 2013

News Scan for Aug 12, 2013

Cyclospora cases still rising
Compounding pharmacy recall
Safety rule for tenderized beef

Aug 15, 2013

Aug 15, 2013

News Scan for Aug 15, 2013

Israel polio risk
H5N1 emergency in Nepal
FDA's FSMA request denied
Dengue cases in Florida
Compounding pharmacy alert

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