News & Perspective

Dec 26, 2019

Dec 26, 2019

News Scan for Dec 26, 2019

Global flu snapshot
High path H5N6 in Nigeria
Dengue vaccine screening
Non-medical vaccine exemptions

Feb 08, 2016

Feb 08, 2016

Flu Scan for Feb 08, 2016

H7N9 cases in China
European flu update
Avian flu indemnity rules

Dec 31, 2013

Dec 31, 2013

News Scan for Dec 31, 2013

H7N9 case in Taiwan
US flu activity, deaths

Aug 16, 2013

Aug 16, 2013
Clinician examining lung film

Study shows cytokine storm in fatal 2009 H1N1 cases

Researchers found clear evidence that an intense immune response played a role in the demise of some pandemic H1N1 victims.

Feb 01, 2013

Feb 01, 2013

CDC: Pandemic vaccine prevented 1 million cases, 300 deaths

(CIDRAP News) – The influenza vaccine that was developed to fight the 2009 pandemic saved roughly 300 lives and prevented about 1 million illnesses and 6,000 hospitalizations, or under 3% of the estimated total burden in each category, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Jan 24, 2013

Jan 24, 2013

Study puts global 2009 pandemic H1N1 infection rate at 24%

(CIDRAP News) – In a new analysis of serologic studies from 19 countries, researchers estimate that about 24% of the population were infected with the 2009 H1N1 influenza (pH1N1) virus during the first year of the pandemic, a finding modestly higher than what US health officials estimated in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic.

Jan 07, 2013

Jan 07, 2013

WHO: Many northern countries see swelling flu activity

(CIDRAP News) – Many Northern Hemisphere countries, from North America to temperate Asia, have seen rising flu activity in recent weeks, while cases ebbed or remained scarce in most of the rest of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Jan 07, 2013

Mar 28, 2012

Mar 28, 2012

Experts call for overhaul of global flu surveillance

(CIDRAP News) – In a set of articles published today in Nature, influenza experts say global flu surveillance—especially in poultry and swine—is sorely lacking and needs a major overhaul to make it more sustained, timely, and representative.

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