News & Perspective

Apr 13, 2005

Apr 13, 2005

Pandemic flu virus from 1957 mistakenly sent to labs

(CIDRAP News) – The revelation that samples of the influenza virus that caused the flu pandemic of 1957-58 were inadvertently sent to thousands of laboratories has raised fears of a new pandemic and triggered an urgent effort to destroy the samples.

Jul 02, 2009

Jul 02, 2009

Studies: Novel H1N1 affects deep lung tissue, transmits fairly well

(CIDRAP News) – The novel H1N1 (swine) influenza now circling the globe causes more serious lung disease than seasonal flu strains and sheds from the lung and throat tissue where it reproduces at higher rates, according to two animal studies published today—findings that could explain autopsies and case reports of severe pneumonia as well as the virus's rapid spread.

Oct 13, 2010

Oct 13, 2010

H3N2 a player in early Northern Hemisphere flu season

(CIDRAP News) – More signals suggest the Southern Hemisphere's flu season is winding down, while activity is low at the start of the Northern Hemisphere's flu season, except in China, which is seeing moderate H3N2 circulation.

Jan 09, 2015

Jan 09, 2015

News Scan for Jan 09, 2015

Meningococcal vaccine for infants
Dengue vaccine
2 Saudi MERS cases
H5N2 outbreak in Taiwan
Listeria-linked apple recall

Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

News Scan for Oct 21, 2016

More MERS in Saudi Arabia
Zika funding offer
Antibiotic de-escalation
Hep A outbreak grows
Chikungunya update

Jan 23, 2017

Jan 23, 2017

News Scan for Jan 23, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Aedes in Mexico City
Antibiotic for bacteremia, endocarditis
New sprout guidelines

Feb 06, 2017

Feb 06, 2017

News Scan for Feb 06, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
Saudi MERS
Zika microcephaly in Mexico
Chikungunya cases
MenB vaccine and carriage

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