News & Perspective

May 10, 2004

May 10, 2004

Study suggests food, sweat, waste could spread SARS virus

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese researchers have found the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in the intestinal tract, sweat glands, and kidneys of SARS victims, suggesting that food, sweat, and body wastes could spread the virus.

May 07, 2004

May 07, 2004

CJD cases unrelated to Jersey racetrack, CDC says

(CIDRAP News) – Federal and state disease investigators have rejected a theory that a cluster of 17 suspected Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) cases were linked to restaurants at Garden State Racetrack in Cherry Hill, N.J.

May 07, 2004

May 07, 2004

NIH funds computer modeling of disease outbreaks, responses

(CIDRAP News) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) this week announced four grants totaling more than $28 million to develop techniques for electronically simulating natural or terrorist-caused infectious disease outbreaks and responses to them.

May 06, 2004

May 06, 2004

Ill Chinese lab workers didn't handle SARS virus

(CIDRAP News) – Neither of two researchers who apparently contracted SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in a virology laboratory in Beijing worked directly with the SARS virus, which complicates the problem of determining how they acquired it, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

May 06, 2004

May 06, 2004

Vietnam reports new avian flu outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Vietnamese officials have reported an isolated avian flu outbreak in a southern province, more than a month after the country declared itself free of the disease, according to news services.

May 06, 2004

CDC neutral on thimerosal in flu vaccine for toddlers

(CIDRAP News) – Almost 5 years ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the US Public Health Service joined in calling for removal of the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal from vaccines. By 2001, all the vaccines recommended for children under age 7 were available without thimerosal or with only trace amounts.

May 05, 2004

May 05, 2004

FDA traces feed made from untested downer cow

(CIDRAP News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said yesterday it had traced the rendered remains of a Texas cow that should have been tested last week for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and would make sure they are not fed to cattle.

May 04, 2004

May 04, 2004

BSE test omitted for downer cow in Texas

(CIDRAP News) – US Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors at a slaughter plant in Texas neglected to test a cow for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after the cow showed suspicious signs, the USDA said yesterday.

May 04, 2004

May 04, 2004

China confirms three more SARS cases

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese authorities have upgraded three more suspected SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) cases in China to confirmed status, signaling that all nine cases in the current outbreak have been verified.

May 03, 2004

May 03, 2004

USDA allots $19 million for animal ID system

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week announced it would spend $18.8 million to begin a three-stage process for setting up a national animal identification system to help contain animal disease outbreaks.

Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said the goal of the effort is a system to identify farms and other sites exposed to foreign animal diseases.

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