News & Perspective

Jun 07, 2013

Jun 07, 2013

WHO, CDC issue new H7N9 assessments and guidance

Though no new novel H7N9 avian flu cases have been reported since the end of May, response and preparedness activities are under way, with the World Health Organization (WHO) updating its risk assessment and US officials issuing and tweaking guidance documents.

Jun 10, 2013

Jun 10, 2013
h7n9 electron microscope image

CDC: Reserve H7N9 testing for severely ill patients

The CDC's recently modified advice suggests that clinicians test only suspected H7N9 influenza patients who require hospitalization.

Jun 11, 2013

Jun 11, 2013
Lab worker with H7N9 virus

Federal officials weigh H7N9 vaccine options

Intensive federal deliberations are under way on whether to stockpile a vaccine against the H7N9 flu virus that emerged this spring in China.

Jun 12, 2013

Jun 12, 2013

Flu Scan for Jun 12, 2013

H7N3 in Mexico
H5N1 in smuggled bird
South American respiratory virus activity