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Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
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ECDC experts confirm support for neuraminidase inhibitors

The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.

Jun 15, 2017

Jun 15, 2017

News Scan for Jun 15, 2017

Riyadh MERS
Suspected Ebola
Chikungunya in mosquitoes
WHO health emergency site
CRE in DC
UK Campylobacter

Aug 02, 2016

Aug 02, 2016

Flu Scan for Aug 02, 2016

2009 H1N1 flu and obesity
Adjuvanted flu vaccine in obese mice

Oct 08, 2015

Oct 08, 2015
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UK experts give nod to flu antivirals in hospital cases

Evidence didn't support routine use for seasonal flu, and the group said research is needed during epidemics.

Jul 23, 2015

Jul 23, 2015

News Scan for Jul 23, 2015

MERS in Saudi Arabia
H5N2 vaccine in chickens
Experimental Marburg drug
Klebsiella in retail meat
Epidemic threat poll
EV-D68 rapid test

Oct 01, 2014

Oct 01, 2014

News Scan for Oct 01, 2014

Funds for new flu tests
Simvastatin for ARDS
Flawed FEMA system

Nov 12, 2013

Nov 12, 2013

News Scan for Nov 12, 2013

Pneumonia in children
Possible pandemic risk bias
New IDSA journal

Apr 25, 2013

Apr 25, 2013

Study: Lab-derived H5N1 virus component binds to human receptors

(CIDRAP News) – A new study suggests that a lab-derived hybrid H5N1 influenza virus that is capable of airborne transmission among ferrets may well be capable of doing the same thing in humans.

Nov 10, 2011

Nov 10, 2011

UK unveils tiered flu pandemic plan

(CIDRAP News) – The United Kingdom today released an update of its flu pandemic plan, which for the first time addresses three varying levels of impact.

The revision updates the region's 2007 plan, and many of the changes revolve around lessons learned during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and the latest scientific evidence, the Department of Health said in a press release.

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