News & Perspective

Jan 04, 2016

Jan 04, 2016
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico reports first locally acquired Zika virus case

The case prompts a travel advisory and adds to the list of affected countries.

Jan 04, 2016
Camel head

Oman reports MERS case as WHO details 4 in Saudi Arabia

Oman's case is its seventh, while the Saudi cases reflect typical exposure patterns.

Jan 04, 2016

News Scan for Jan 04, 2016

H5N6, H7N9 cases in China
US flu indicators rise
Yellow fever alert

Jan 05, 2016

Jan 05, 2016
Swabbing a duck for avian flu

Avian flu strikes more flocks in France, Nigeria, Taiwan

All 3 nations have been hit hard; France has now had 66 high-path outbreaks.

Jan 05, 2016

News Scan for Jan 05, 2016

MCR-1 in Canada
Medical countermeasures for kids
Impact of minor flu strains

Jan 06, 2016

Jan 06, 2016
Ebola treatment center

Ebola studies pan convalescent plasma, find hope for malaria regimen

Also, a short report notes gender differences during the outbreak, such as higher survival in females.

Jan 06, 2016

News Scan for Jan 06, 2016

H7N9 cases in China
Microcephaly in Brazil
Campylobacter detection
HPV vaccination
Vaccinia virus in dogs, opossums

Jan 07, 2016

Jan 07, 2016
Mutated virus

NSABB launches new phase of GOF research debate

Some topics: weighing risks and benefits, ethical issues, and global involvement.

Jan 07, 2016

News Scan for Jan 07, 2016

Ebola vaccine phase 2 trial
Flu vaccine effectiveness Down Under
Jan 07, 2016

Avian Flu Scan for Jan 07, 2016

New H5N6 case in China
Avian flu outbreaks in France, Nigeria

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