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Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017
Ferret

Study details pandemic potential of latest H7N9 flu strains

In a sample from a patient who died, researchers saw signs that the H7N9 virus had started to mutate to a form resistant to Tamiflu.

Oct 02, 2017

Oct 02, 2017
Vials and syringe

Project BioShield adds Ebola vaccines, drugs to US stockpile

The $170.2 million in BioShield funds covers late-stage development and buys up to 1.13 million vaccine regimens and an unspecified number of treatment courses of two Ebola drugs.

Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017
Flu shot

Officials highlight flu vaccination gaps, progress ahead of season

Coverage in adults over 50 increased, but immunization reached only 46.8% of the US population.

Sep 05, 2017

Sep 05, 2017
Vaccine vials and syringe

Sanofi halts work on Zika vaccine amid federal funding cuts

The vaccine it has been developing with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has been halted.

Jul 13, 2017

Jul 13, 2017
Mouse mom

Animal study suggests vaccines block in-utero Zika transmission

In other Zika developments, a human rights group raised concerns about water, sanitation, and other public health concerns in Brazil, and India announced microcephaly screening for newborns.

Jul 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017
Old smallpox vaccine

Panel's smallpox sample probe yields policy recommendations, lingering questions

Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.

Jul 07, 2017

Jul 07, 2017
Brenda Fitzgerald

Public health leaders see strong choice in new CDC director

Public health groups leaders see a strong leader and ally, but worry over looming CDC budget challenges.

Jun 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017
N95 respirator fit testing

HHS unveils updated pandemic flu plan

The plan includes the goal of having the first vaccine doses ready within 3 months of pandemic strain emergence.

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017
Ebola treatment center

WHO: 9 more Ebola cases in DRC, 29 total

Though global risk remains low, 7 countries have begun screening at airports and ports of entry.

May 02, 2017

May 02, 2017
US Treasury Department

US budget plan includes support for readiness, research, response

The plan includes a $2.8 billion boost to HHS but cuts to global health.

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