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

Jul 11, 2017

Jul 11, 2017

News Scan for Jul 11, 2017

Cholera in Yemen and South Sudan
Saudi MERS case
Global flu update
Measles in Europe
Sanofi to acquire Protein Sciences
H5N8 in South Africa

Dec 26, 2013

Dec 26, 2013

Flu Scan for Dec 26, 2013

H7N9 cytokine findings
Health provider H1N1 alert
H5N2 in China chickens
Flu on South African ostrich farms
Testosterone and vaccine response

May 28, 2013

May 28, 2013

Researchers find easy development of H7N9 Tamiflu resistance

(CIDRAP News) – Antiviral drugs such as oseltamivir (Tamiflu) are useful for treating H7N9 influenza infections, but there are worrisome signs that resistance can easily develop when patients take the drug, which can lead to a poor prognosis, researchers from China and Hong Kong reported today.

Apr 19, 2013

Apr 19, 2013

Four more hospitalized with H7N9 in China

(CIDRAP News) – Health authorities in China today reported four more H7N9 influenza cases, as more information emerged about the extent and investigation of three family clusters.

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.

Apr 02, 2013

Apr 02, 2013

China reports 4 more H7N9 infections

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials today reported that the H7N9 influenza virus has been detected in four more people, all in critical condition, raising the number of patients infected with the new strain to seven.

Mar 18, 2008

Mar 18, 2008

FAO: H5N1 levels in Indonesia raise pandemic risk

(CIDRAP News) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today warned that H5N1 avian influenza levels in Indonesia's poultry are so high that conditions may be ripe for the type of viral mutation that could spark an influenza pandemic.

Jul 25, 2007

Jul 25, 2007

Researchers warn H5N1 reassortment can occur beyond winter months

(CIDRAP News) – World health experts have been working under a general assumption that a feared reassortment between human and avian influenza viruses—a scenario that could spark a pandemic—might only occur during a short winter interval, but researchers who recently examined virus circulation patterns warn that time frames for coinfection are wider and sometimes unpredictable.

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