News & Perspective

Jan 25, 2017

Jan 25, 2017

Flu Scan for Jan 25, 2017

H7N9 cases climb
Global flu increases

May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

Avian Flu Scan for May 15, 2015

Analysis of H5N1 in Egypt
New H7N9 case in China

Sep 22, 2014

Sep 22, 2014

News Scan for Sep 22, 2014

EV-D68 in 22 states
2 more MERS cases, 1 death
FAO concerned about H5N6
University meningitis B death
Peanut company convictions

Aug 29, 2014

Aug 29, 2014

Flu Scan for Aug 29, 2014

Ohio reports H3N2v case
H7N9 case in China

Apr 04, 2014

Apr 04, 2014

Flu Scan for Apr 04, 2014

Uptick in flu activity
More H7N9 cases

Apr 05, 2013

Apr 05, 2013

China confirms H7N9 in poultry, more human cases

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese agriculture officials today confirmed the H7N9 virus in chickens and pigeons from Shanghai markets, providing new clues about how humans may have been exposed to the virus, which has since yesterday been detected in two more people.

Dec 11, 2008

Dec 11, 2008

Testing turns up Ebola virus in pigs

(CIDRAP News) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that the Ebola virus has been found in pigs for the first time, a discovery researchers made when they were investigating outbreaks of porcine reproductive respiratory syndrome (PRRS) at several swine producers in the Philippines.

Nov 10, 2006

Nov 10, 2006

Chinese promise H5N1 samples, deny claim of new strain

(CIDRAP News) – China said today it would share more avian influenza virus samples, despite reported misuse of some shared previously, and repeated its rejection of a report that a new strain of H5N1 virus has spread through southern China, according to news services.

Aug 25, 2006

Aug 25, 2006

Scientists launch effort to share avian flu data

(CIDRAP News) – Leading medical researchers yesterday announced the formation of a consortium to unlock genetic and other data on avian influenza in the hope of improving the understanding of how viruses such as H5N1 spread and evolve.

Jul 29, 2005

Jul 29, 2005

Russian birds have H5N1; 2 more deaths in Vietnam

Editor's note: This story was revised July 31 to clarify information about previous reports of H5N1 influenza viruses in Russia.

(CIDRAP News) – News services said today the avian influenza outbreak reported last week in Russia involves the dangerous H5N1 strain, while two more fatal human cases of the illness were reported in Vietnam.

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