News & Perspective

Jan 05, 2015

Jan 05, 2015
UNMEER's Banbury and Alpha Conde

Ebola deaths top 8,000; exposures trigger health worker evacuations

As deaths top 8,000, UNMEER leadership changes hands, and Guinea launches a new effort.

Jan 05, 2015
Sick man with thermometer

US flu activity continues to ramp up

Influenza is now widespread in 43 states, and the CDC says 6 more kids have died from the disease.

Jan 05, 2015

News Scan for Jan 05, 2015

Fort Detrick lab mishaps
More Saudi MERS cases
Saudi health ministry change
Polio in Pakistan, Africa
Jan 05, 2015

Avian Flu Scan for Jan 05, 2015

H5N1 cases in Egypt
Avian flu in Washington state
H7N9 case in China

Jan 06, 2015

Jan 06, 2015
Vaccine injection

UK researchers launch human trial of third Ebola vaccine

The trial of a Johnson & Johnson vaccine brings the number of Ebola vaccines in such trials to three.

Jan 06, 2015

News Scan for Jan 06, 2015

H7N9 case in China
MERS in Saudi Arabia, Jordan
ICU infections in elderly
Cold and catching cold

Jan 07, 2015

Jan 07, 2015
Egypt map

FAO notes mutations in H5N1 samples from Egypt's poultry

Scientists have identified two mutations usually associated with adaptation to mammals.

Jan 07, 2015
Ebola treatment center in Guinea

Ebola reach expands in Guinea; WHO vaccine experts to meet

The Ebola situations in the three hardest-hit countries continue to reflect a mixed picture.

Jan 07, 2015

News Scan for Jan 07, 2015

MERS death in Saudi Arabia
Pet food safety
RSV and bacterial pneumonia
Jan 07, 2015

Flu Scan for Jan 07, 2015

More avian flu in Washington state
H7N9 case in China
FDA expands molecular flu test use

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