News & Perspective

Mar 17, 2008

Mar 17, 2008

CDC pandemic exercise highlights drug, mitigation, travel issues

(CIDRAP News) – In the early stages of an influenza pandemic, cases are spreading among migrant workers in Michigan. The state's health department has a supply of antiviral drugs from the federal stockpile and is using them to treat the sick, but, concerned about breaking federal rules, is withholding them from others exposed to the virus—thereby missing a chance to help contain it.

Mar 07, 2008

Mar 07, 2008

Flu activity continues to slow, CDC says

(CIDRAP News) – Seasonal influenza activity in the United States slowed last week for the second week in a row, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in a surveillance update today.

Widespread activity was reported in 47 states—two fewer than the previous week. Regional activity was reported in Massachusetts, Mississippi, and New Mexico. The District of Columbia reported only local activity.