News & Perspective

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
WHA Margaret Chan

WHA hears Chan's farewell, prepares to pick new WHO head

Chan said infectious disease challenges over the last decade led to better preparedness, but not nearly enough.

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.

Jan 11, 2016

Jan 11, 2016
Nasal spray flu vaccine

Studies note nasal spray vaccine failure against H1N1 flu

The initial effectiveness investigations flagged a problem with the 2009 H1N1 vaccine virus in the inhaled version and drove improvement efforts.

Dec 29, 2015

Dec 29, 2015
Three little pigs

Study: Flu virus in pigs shows worrisome pandemic profile

An avian-like H1N1 virus that showed pandemic potential turned up often in Chinese swine.

Oct 08, 2015

Oct 08, 2015
Tamiflu pills

UK experts give nod to flu antivirals in hospital cases

Evidence didn't support routine use for seasonal flu, and the group said research is needed during epidemics.

Sep 26, 2014

Sep 26, 2014
Woman wearing mask on street

CDC unveils 6-phase pandemic response blueprint

The plan aims at providing clearer guidance on the timing of key actions like vaccinations.

Jul 03, 2014

Jul 03, 2014
Biohazard container

Controversy simmers over GOF flu research in Wisconsin

UW calls a recent UK newspaper story biased and largely wrong.

Jun 11, 2014

Jun 11, 2014
Syringe and vials

CSL studies shed light on 2010 flu vaccine seizures

Vaccine strains overstimulated some kids' immune systems, and CSL said it has taken steps to reduce the risk.

Apr 09, 2014

Apr 09, 2014
H1N1 pandemic

Fineberg: 5 years after H1N1, world still not ready for pandemic

Readiness is better now, Fineberg said, "but it's not adequate."

Mar 19, 2014

Mar 19, 2014
Older woman in hospital

Large study shows Tamiflu cut H1N1 pandemic deaths

Adults who were hospitalized were 25% less likely to die if they were given the drug.

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