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Dec 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015

Flu Scan for Dec 11, 2015

US flu up only a bit
Funds for fast N95 production

Sep 19, 2014

Sep 19, 2014

News Scan for Sep 19, 2014

Review finds more Saudi MERS cases
Food safety rules
Tainted vaccine in Syria
Premature-death targets
Business and flu

Apr 29, 2014

Apr 29, 2014

Flu Scan for Apr 29, 2014

New H7N9 case in China
Flu risk on planes

Apr 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013

CDC preparedness funds take hit in proposed 2014 budget

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) takes a hit of about $270 million in the Obama administration's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, including significant cuts to biodefense and emergency preparedness programs, officials revealed today.

Feb 20, 2013

Feb 20, 2013

Study: Full-time N95 use offers best respiratory protection

(CIDRAP News) – In a new study, Chinese hospital staffers who wore N95 respirators all the time enjoyed significantly lower rates of clinical respiratory illnesses (CRIs) than workers who wore surgical masks or used N95s only for high-risk procedures.

Feb 28, 2011

Feb 28, 2011

State, local lawmakers ponder paid sick leave legislation

(CIDRAP News) – Connecticut lawmakers are set to debate a law that would require most employers to offer paid sick leave, armed with the results of a new survey that suggests that San Francisco workers benefitted from a similar law.

Nov 10, 2010

Nov 10, 2010

Pandemic report warns against 'flu fatigue,' complacency

(CIDRAP News) – A review of several after-action pandemic assessments released today shows that earlier investments in emergency preparedness were helpful, but serious gaps such as low flu vaccination rates in minority groups and continued erosion of public health infrastructure could undermine response to the next national health emergency.

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