News & Perspective

Dec 17, 2020

Dec 17, 2020

News Scan for Dec 17, 2020

Poultry worker COVID-19 risk
No need to delay COVID tracheostomy
US waterborne diseases
More monkeypox-smallpox vaccine stocked
H5N6 avian flu case in China

Sep 03, 2019

Sep 03, 2019

News Scan for Sep 03, 2019

Baloxavir pediatric trial
Smallpox vaccine stockpile contract
Liberia Lassa emergency
H5N1 in Nepalese poultry

Mar 02, 2018

Mar 02, 2018

News Scan for Mar 02, 2018

Yellow fever in Brazil
Emergent award for smallpox countermeasure
H5N6 in Denmark and Wales
More kratom-linked Salmonella cases

May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015

News Scan for May 14, 2015

MERS muddle in Saudi Arabia
H7N9 cases in China
Smallpox vaccine trials
Flu vaccine plant OK'd
Polio vaccination

Feb 20, 2015

Feb 20, 2015

News Scan for Feb 20, 2015

900th Saudi MERS case
New virus, likely tick-borne
Drug-resistant malaria
Smallpox vaccine guidelines
H7N9 death in China
Salmonella in cucumbers

Jul 21, 2008

Jul 21, 2008

More efforts look outside the box for outbreak signals

(CIDRAP News) – In the history of infectious diseases, coincidence plays an extraordinary role. In 1706, Cotton Mather purchased a slave named Onesimus who happened to come from a tribe that practiced variolation, and so smallpox prevention was introduced to North America.

Oct 21, 2005

Oct 21, 2005

CDC sets rules for handling 1918 flu virus

(CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recently reconstructed the 1918 pandemic influenza virus for research purposes, has classified the virus as a "select agent," imposing special rules on groups that handle it.

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