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Apr 08, 2013

Apr 08, 2013

CDC waiting for H7N9 sample to speed test kits

(CIDRAP News) – A human isolate of the novel H7N9 influenza virus from China—needed for the development of diagnostic test kits and related efforts—is expected to arrive at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within 2 days, a CDC official said today.

Apr 24, 2013

Apr 24, 2013

Taiwan reports first H7N9 case outside of China

(CIDRAP News) – Taiwan health officials today announced that a 53-year-old man who had recently traveled to China is hospitalized in critical condition with a novel H7N9 infection, the first such case to be detected outside of China.

May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

Experts offer dim view of potential vaccine response to H7N9

If the H7N9 influenza virus now circulating in China evolves into a pandemic strain, the world is likely to have great difficulty providing adequate supplies of an effective vaccine in time to blunt its impact, according to a viewpoint article by three experts in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

May 10, 2013

Groups take next H7N9 vaccine step amid questions about summer spread

(CIDRAP News) – The steep decline in H7N9 cases in China has influenza experts wondering if poultry market closures have slowed the disease or if the new virus is showing a summerlike decline that other avian flu viruses show, according to the latest assessments today.

Jun 27, 2013

Jun 27, 2013

News Scan for Jun 27, 2013

H7 in plane passenger
West Nile in US
Pomegranate recall
Polio drive donation
Salmonella from blood draw

Jul 29, 2013

Jul 29, 2013

News Scan for Jul 29, 2013

H7N9 vaccine
Malaria drug warning
WHO on latest MERS case
Avian flu in Nepal

Oct 01, 2013

Oct 01, 2013
US Capitol building

Fed shutdown affects disease detection, food safety

Response to seasonal flu, H7N9, MERS, and other threats could be markedly diminished.

Oct 15, 2013

Oct 15, 2013

Flu Scan for Oct 15, 2013

H5N1 in Vietnam
Mercury in flu vaccines
H7N9 vaccine trial

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