News & Perspective

Dec 01, 2017

Dec 01, 2017
horseshoe bats

Bat cave study finds new clues about SARS virus origin

New viruses had all the building blocks of the human virus, and lab exeriments found that some are equipped with the same capacity to enter human cells.

Oct 05, 2017

Oct 05, 2017

Flu Scan for Oct 05, 2017

Research and pandemic readiness
Reusable respirators
Monoclonal antibody partnership

Jun 29, 2017

Jun 29, 2017

News Scan for Jun 29, 2017

CDC flu recap
Hot pepper Salmonella
World Bank pandemic bonds
Yemen cholera outbreak
MERS, SARS antiviral

Apr 05, 2017

Apr 05, 2017
Bat in cave

Researchers find novel bat coronaviruses, akin to MERS, SARS

Genetic analysis of a virus from Uganda revealed that it is 87% identical to MERS-CoV.

Jan 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017

News Scan for Jan 27, 2017

Yellow fever spike in Brazil
2017 priority diseases
MERS case in health worker

Sep 28, 2016

Sep 28, 2016

News Scan for Sep 28, 2016

H5N1 in Nigeria
Florida dengue case
Novel coronavirus

Mar 15, 2016

Mar 15, 2016

Coronavirus Scan for Mar 15, 2016

SARS-like virus in bats
More Saudi MERS cases

Feb 09, 2016

Feb 09, 2016

Gloomy assessment underpins UN panel's health crisis advice

The panel's concern was fueled by the threat of an airborne virus spread more easily than Ebola.

Dec 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015

News Scan for Dec 11, 2015

Drugs in food animals
R&D readiness priorities
Zika risk level
Cholera in Tanzania

Nov 13, 2015

Nov 13, 2015
Coronavirus

Study notes MERS, SARS virus shedding similarities

Scientists find that the timing and intensity of MERS virus shedding is similar to SARS.

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