News & Perspective

Dec 16, 2019

Dec 16, 2019

Samoa extends measles emergency

In other updates, measles cases are on the rise in the Americas, but showed another decline in Europe.

Jun 05, 2015

Jun 05, 2015

News Scan for Jun 05, 2015

Five Saudi MERS cases
NIH pharmacy lapses
Drug-resistant Shigella
Zika virus in Americas
Call for better lab biosecurity

May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

News Scan for May 11, 2015

Avian flu in Burkina, Turkey, Taiwan
Drug-resistant typhoid
More chikungunya
Plague drug approved
Washington state E coli
Measles in France

Sep 29, 2014

Sep 29, 2014

News Scan for Sep 29, 2014

More Caribbean chikungunya
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Syrian measles-vaccine error
'Cytokine storm' drug

Nov 08, 2013

Nov 08, 2013

Flu Scan for Nov 08, 2013

Flu activity up slightly
H5N1 in Cambodia

Mar 15, 2013

Mar 15, 2013

US flu markers show further signs of decline

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in the United States last week continued its slow retreat, with more areas of the country returning to regional baselines and fewer respiratory samples testing positive for the virus.

Feb 15, 2013

Feb 15, 2013

CDC: Flu activity continues to slow

(CIDRAP News) – The nation's flu markers show that the flu has probably peaked, though many states are still reporting plenty of infections and hospitalizations, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

Though the percentage of doctors' visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) is still above baselines in all regions of the country, the overall national level fell from 3.6% to 3.2% last week, according to the CDC.

Jan 18, 2013

Jan 18, 2013

Flu sending many elderly to hospitals, CDC says

(CIDRAP News) – This year's edition of influenza is hitting the elderly hard, putting many in hospitals, even as overall flu activity is showing signs of slowing down, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

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