News & Perspective

Aug 30, 2013

Aug 30, 2013
Bat flock

Questions raised about MERS-CoV bat report

Several virologists have questioned the report of a MERS virus fragment found in a Saudi bat sample.

Aug 30, 2013
Closeup of ferret

H7N9 studies affirm pathogenesis, transmission data

H7N9 studies from China revealed more about cytokine patterns in severely ill patients and reaffirmed airborne spread in ferrets.

Aug 30, 2013
Camels at sunset

WHO notes four latest Saudi MERS cases

The WHO confirmed four MERS cases in Saudi Arabia, raising the global tally to 108 cases and 50 deaths.

Aug 30, 2013

News Scan for Aug 30, 2013

H3N2v in Korean pigs
Targeting mosquitoes in malaria fight
Safe water and sanitation

Aug 29, 2013

Aug 29, 2013
Piglets

Swine study suggests flu vaccination may sometimes backfire

Findings raise concerns about an approach eyed for developing a "universal" flu vaccine.

Aug 29, 2013
Mosque of the Prophet in Medina, KSA

Saudis report 2 silent MERS infections; WHO notes Qatar cases

A Saudi official reported two asymptomatic MERS cases as the WHO confirmed two from Qatar.

Aug 29, 2013

News Scan for Aug 29, 2013

US adolescent vaccination rates
Salmonella in spices
Aug 29, 2013

Flu Scan for Aug 29, 2013

Michigan H3N2v case
Flu complications in kids
Fourth H7N7 outbreak in Italy

Aug 28, 2013

Aug 28, 2013
Anopheles mosquito

Study: Texas WNV outbreak hardest on men, seniors, minorities

In addition to naming risk groups, the new study found that West Nile in 2012 cost Texas over $47 million.

Aug 28, 2013
WHO headquarters in Geneva

Saudi Arabia cites 2 MERS cases; WHO confirms 8 earlier ones

Saudi Arabia announced two new MERS cases, one fatal, as the WHO recognized eight recent ones.

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