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.

Jun 10, 2008

Jun 10, 2008

Tracing air travelers at risk for disease still tough

(CIDRAP News) – Five years after the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) epidemic spread around the globe via air travel, significant barriers still stand in the way of tracking down and notifying airline passengers who may have been exposed to an infectious disease.

Oct 07, 2011

Oct 07, 2011

Cuba, Southeast Asia among active spots for flu

(CIDRAP News) – Though influenza activity is low in most nations, some are seeing active transmission, including Cuba, Bolivia, Cameroon, and parts of Southeast Asia, the World Health Organization said today in an update.

Cuba and El Salvador have reported increasing circulation of influenza A (H3N2), a strain that peaked in Honduras in the middle of August.

Oct 25, 2013

Oct 25, 2013
Northern Hemisphere

Flu activity stays low in most Northern Hemisphere regions

Some Northern Hemisphere indicators show slight upticks in influenza activity.

Nov 08, 2013

Nov 08, 2013

Flu Scan for Nov 08, 2013

Flu activity up slightly
H5N1 in Cambodia

Nov 22, 2013

Nov 22, 2013
'Flu season ahead' sign

Flu activity picks up slightly in southern US

US flu activity stays steady overall, but reports of flulike illness in the South grow.

Apr 18, 2014

Apr 18, 2014

News Scan for Apr 18, 2014

Flu uptick in Northeast
Two new H7N9 cases
Wikipedia ILI predictions
Guinea Ebola toll

May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

News Scan for May 16, 2014

Chikungunya in Florida
H7N9 in China
Ebbing flu activity
DoD countermeasure review
Early measles vaccine

Aug 10, 2015

Aug 10, 2015

News Scan for Aug 10, 2015

Cyclospora in Canada
Global flu update
Flu vaccine and race

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