News & Perspective

Mar 25, 2002

Mar 25, 2002

In simulated smallpox attack, vaccine shortage crippled national response

(CIDRAP News) – It is 13 days since the emergence of a hypothetical smallpox epidemic caused by the release of virus in three US shopping malls. Some 16,000 cases have been reported, 1,000 people have died, and the nation is running out of vaccine. Hospitals are overflowing, and federal and state officials are at odds over how to contain the epidemic.

Dec 12, 2007

Dec 12, 2007

Four countries report avian flu outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – Poland, Russia, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia reported new outbreaks of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza in birds today, according to news reports.

Poland has new outbreaks at two sites well separated from the five outbreaks reported recently in two areas northwest of Warsaw, according to a Reuters report.

Jan 08, 2015

Jan 08, 2015

News Scan for Jan 08, 2015

H7N9 cases in China
Antibiotic discovery
Disney measles outbreak
Omani, Saudi MERS cases
Crimean-Congo fever in HCWs

Feb 25, 2015

Feb 25, 2015

News Scan for Feb 25, 2015

New MERS case, study
Measles surge in Europe
Group B mening vaccine

Jun 09, 2016

Jun 09, 2016

News Scan for Jun 09, 2016

Ebola-free status (again)
Saudi MERS case
Modern and ancient plague
Cutaneous anthrax in China

Jul 29, 2016

Jul 29, 2016

News Scan for Jul 29, 2016

MERS reappears in Saudi Arabia
Yellow fever slows
Anthrax in Siberia
Statins and flu vaccine protection

Apr 03, 2017

Apr 03, 2017

News Scan for Apr 03, 2017

Healthcare MERS
Yellow fever spreads
Avian flu in Europe
More chikungunya
Russia and resistance research

Apr 27, 2017

Apr 27, 2017

News Scan for Apr 27, 2017

More H5N8, H5N1
Vaccination info systems
MERS overview

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