News & Perspective

Mar 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018
child flu mask

Flu declines, but hospitalizations are still high

Though many flu markers are declining, hospitalizations are still inching up, as expected in the latter part of the season.

Mar 08, 2018

Mar 08, 2018

Flu Scan for Mar 08, 2018

Vaccine effect after repeat vaccines
4-strain flu vaccine in youngest kids
H5N1 avian flu in India

Mar 01, 2018

Mar 01, 2018

News Scan for Mar 01, 2018

Low flu VE in Europe
Novavax flu vaccine trial
Avian flu outbreaks
Public health spending report card
Biodefense caucus forms

Feb 28, 2018

Feb 28, 2018
Vaccine research

NIAID releases strategy toward universal flu vaccine

It includes a profile of what such a vaccine would accomplish and the different research areas needed.

Feb 28, 2018

News Scan for Feb 28, 2018

Salmonella in sprouts
1918 pandemic harbinger wave
Flu vaccine and heart failure

Feb 26, 2018

Feb 26, 2018

Vaccine Scan for Feb 26, 2018

FDA's next flu vaccine steps
Cholera vaccine approved
Yellow fever vaccine reminder

Feb 22, 2018

Feb 22, 2018
Flu vaccine production

WHO changes 2 strains for 2018-19 flu vaccine

One of the changes involves H3N2, a move that will likely not solve egg-adaptation problems, an expert says.

Feb 21, 2018

Feb 21, 2018
FluMist influenza vaccine

CDC vaccine panel brings back FluMist for 2018-19 season

After careful deliberation, experts approved the nasal-spray vaccine 12-2.

Feb 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018

News Scan for Feb 20, 2018

Earlier H3N2 VE problems
Kratom Salmonella outbreak
More Lassa fever in Nigeria
H1N1 flu surge globally
H5N6 avian flu in Sweden
Gauging airborne flu spread

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Drawing vaccine from a vial

Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts

The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.


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