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Oct 30, 2015

Oct 30, 2015
Ebola virus

Ebola 'Team B' model could serve more broadly, its members say

The group of 28 experts continues to offer Ebola vaccine guidance and says its concept could be used in other outbreaks.

Jan 12, 2015

Jan 12, 2015
Ebola vaccine

Report maps complex challenges to Ebola vaccine efforts

Interim report lays out 14 principles to guide the process of providing vaccines.

Oct 21, 2014

Oct 21, 2014
Washington's Dulles International Airport

DHS boosts screening for travelers from Ebola outbreak nations

All travelers whose flights originate in outbreak countries must enter the US through 1 of 5 airports.

Oct 15, 2014

Oct 15, 2014
Commercial airliner

Second Ebola-infected Dallas nurse triggers air passenger tracing

The nurse had flown from Ohio hours before she reported having a fever.

Sep 25, 2014

Sep 25, 2014
Isolation unit in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Ebola activity escalates over large part of epidemic region

Although Ebola activity in Guinea may have stabilized, cases continue to rise briskly in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Nov 15, 2007

Nov 15, 2007

THE PANDEMIC VACCINE PUZZLE Can we vaccinate enough people in time to matter?

Maryn McKennaContributing Writer

(CIDRAP News) – This in-depth article investigates the prospects for development of vaccines to head off the threat of an influenza pandemic posed by the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Its seven parts put advances in vaccine technology in perspective by illuminating the formidable barriers to producing an effective and widely usable vaccine in a short time frame.

Oct 19, 2007

Oct 19, 2007

Study: Cold, dry air favors spread of flu in lab animals

(CIDRAP News) – Scientists investigating why seasons drive annual influenza epidemics have charted how low humidity and cold temperatures contribute to the spread of the disease in laboratory animals.

The research group, from Mt Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, published their findings yesterday in the October issue of Public Library of Science Pathogens (PLoS Pathogens).

Aug 22, 2003

Aug 22, 2003

Irradiation proponents object to Consumer Reports article

(CIDRAP News) – Supporters of irradiation as a tool for preventing foodborne disease are dismayed by a generally negative evaluation of irradiated meat in the August issue of Consumer Reports.

May 30, 2003

May 30, 2003

USDA to offer irradiated beef to schools next January

(CIDRAP News) – The debut of irradiated ground beef in school cafeterias grew more likely yesterday with the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) announcement that it will make the product available to schools starting next January.

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