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Dec 30, 2011

Dec 30, 2011

US flu activity remains low, CDC says

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity in the United States remains low, with all major indicators below baseline, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Dec 29, 2011

Dec 29, 2011

FDA issues final egg safety rule guidance

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued final guidance designed to help egg producers follow new rules for reducing Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) contamination.

Dec 28, 2011

Dec 28, 2011

Novel flu cases prompt new CDC guidance

(CIDRAP News) – Alongside last week's confirmation of another novel flu infection with an H3N2 variant, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a series of documents to advise health and lab workers on how to identify and report new cases.

Dec 23, 2011

Dec 23, 2011

CDC reports two more novel flu infections

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed two more novel flu infections, one an H3N2 variant that has been identified in 11 other patients this year and one an H1N1 variant that has never been reported in humans before.

Dec 23, 2011

Fears about mutant H5N1 hinge on ferrets as flu model

(CIDRAP News) – In the influenza literature, it's a given that ferrets are the best animal model for influenza in humans. They show similar clinical signs of disease, such as fever, coughing, and sneezing, and flu viruses that spread among humans usually spread in ferrets as well.

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