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Feb 12, 2019

Feb 12, 2019

News Scan for Feb 12, 2019

More Saudi MERS cases
Yellow fever in Brazil
Lassa fever in Guinea and Nigeria
Zika in Mexico
Gain-of-function H5N1 studies to resume

Sep 07, 2018

Sep 07, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 07, 2018

Priority areas for ASP research
Ineffective probiotics
Pharmacist intervention for MRSA
Drug resistance and death certificates
Preventive antibiotics for COPD
MDR bacteria in pets
Maryland antibiotic regulations

Mar 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018

Flu Scan for Mar 23, 2018

US flu continues decline
Reassortant seasonal flu case
Avian flu in 5 countries

Mar 27, 2015

Mar 27, 2015

Flu Scan for Mar 27, 2015

More H5N2 in Minnesota
Intercontinental H5N8 viruses
US flu season persists

Dec 16, 2014

Dec 16, 2014
Wild pintail duck

H5N2, H5N8 avian flu viruses surface in US

The 2 highly pathogenic strains in Washington state raise questions about possible connections with outbreaks in Canada and Europe.

Apr 01, 2013

Apr 01, 2013

China reports three H7N9 infections, two fatal

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials yesterday announced three severe respiratory infections, two of them fatal, from H7N9 influenza, a subtype that has not been known to infect humans before.

Jan 07, 2011

Jan 07, 2011

CDC gives mixed report on US flu activity

(CIDRAP News) – US health officials today gave a mixed report on influenza activity for last week, saying overall activity decreased slightly but more states reported widespread flu than the week before.

In Europe, meanwhile, flu activity increased in several countries, and the United Kingdom and Denmark reported high flu circulation, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO's) European Regional Office.

Feb 13, 2009

Feb 13, 2009

WHO picks new B strain for 2009-10 flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Because of a suboptimal match between this year's flu vaccine and circulating influenza B viruses, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended changing one of the three strains used in flu vaccines for the Northern Hemisphere next fall and winter.

Jan 19, 2005

Jan 19, 2005

Smallpox exercise shows shortages of vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – A recent exercise that confronted international leaders with a hypothetical smallpox attack showed the potential for tensions between countries that have enough smallpox vaccine and those that don't, according to news reports.

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