News & Perspective

Oct 31, 2013

Oct 31, 2013
Spices at open-air market

FDA report says 12% of imported spices tainted

Risk study finds 12% of spices were tainted by pathogens like Salmonella or by filth.

Oct 31, 2013

News Scan for Oct 31, 2013

WHO confirms 4 MERS cases
More chicken Salmonella cases
RSV candidate vaccine
Oct 31, 2013

Flu Scan for Oct 31, 2013

H7N9 and live-bird markets
H5N1 in Cambodia
H1N1 vaccine acceptance
Pandemic flu admissions in Canada

Oct 30, 2013

Oct 30, 2013
Horseshoe bat

Close relative of SARS virus found in Chinese bats

The findings support the hypothesis that the SARS virus originated in bats.

Oct 30, 2013
Al-Jalali fort and Sultan's Palace in Old Muscat, Oman

MERS case reported in Oman; French case ruled out

Oman becomes the 5th Middle East nation with a MERS case, as France rules out one.

Oct 30, 2013

News Scan for Oct 30, 2013

Missed polio vaccinations in Pakistan
Drug resistance in pharma wastewater
Oct 30, 2013

Flu Scan for Oct 30, 2013

Revamped Google Flu Trends
CDC on H7N9 flu
Pandemic flu vaccine contract

Oct 29, 2013

Oct 29, 2013
French flags in front of Eiffel Tower

France cites likely MERS case; WHO notes Qatar case

France today reported a probable MERS case in a recent traveler to Saudi Arabia.

Oct 29, 2013
Child receiving oral polio vaccine

Lab tests confirm 10 polio cases in Syria

The WHO says 10 polio infections have been confirmed out of 22 suspected cases.

Oct 29, 2013

News Scan for Oct 29, 2013

Drop in TB spending
H3N2 dominates global flu
More cholera in Mexico

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