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May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

News Scan for May 11, 2015

Avian flu in Burkina, Turkey, Taiwan
Drug-resistant typhoid
More chikungunya
Plague drug approved
Washington state E coli
Measles in France

Sep 29, 2014

Sep 29, 2014

News Scan for Sep 29, 2014

More Caribbean chikungunya
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Syrian measles-vaccine error
'Cytokine storm' drug

Aug 01, 2014

Aug 01, 2014

News Scan for Aug 01, 2014

Poor laninamivir results
H3N2 variant in fair pigs
NYC emergency drill
Drug-resistant gonorrhea

Jul 25, 2014

Jul 25, 2014

News Scan for Jul 25, 2014

Feed antibiotics ruling
US-Mexico produce safety
MERS and bioterrorism?
Global hepatitis battle

May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

News Scan for May 16, 2014

Chikungunya in Florida
H7N9 in China
Ebbing flu activity
DoD countermeasure review
Early measles vaccine

Oct 16, 2013

Oct 16, 2013

News Scan for Oct 16, 2013

Anthrax attack first response
Poliovirus in Israel

Jun 21, 2012

Jun 21, 2012

Fouchier study reveals changes enabling airborne spread of H5N1

(CIDRAP News) – A study showing that it takes as few as five mutations to turn the H5N1 avian influenza virus into an airborne spreader in mammals—and that launched a historic debate on scientific accountability and transparency—was released today in Science, spilling the full experimental details that many experts had sought to suppress out of concern that publishing them could lead to the unleashing of a dangerous virus.

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