News & Perspective

Nov 07, 2019

Nov 07, 2019

News Scan for Nov 07, 2019

Takeda's dengue vaccine
Preventing pneumonia after cardiac arrest
Botulism and salt-cured fish
Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine protection
WHO, Johns Hopkins collaborate

Aug 27, 2019

Aug 27, 2019

News Scan for Aug 27, 2019

DRC Ebola totals grow
Papaya food safety concerns
Smoking and increased flu risk
Pertussis vaccine in older adults
Barriers to mosquito bites

May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

News Scan for May 10, 2017

MRSA bacteremia
WHO on Liberia probe
Zika vaccine trial
Senate confirms FDA head
Tularemia in Australia

May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015

News Scan for May 12, 2015

Pertussis prevention
Public health R & D
Avian influenza outbreaks

Sep 10, 2014

Sep 10, 2014

News Scan for Sep 10, 2014

Duplicative antibiotic use
Active flu Down Under
WHO's future focus
Attack on polio vaccine team

Jan 30, 2020

Jan 30, 2020
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, WHO

WHO declares nCoV public health emergency amid virus spread

The main worry is the possible effect on weaker nations.

Apr 05, 2012

Apr 05, 2012

Study: Lax response spurred England's late, severe H1N1 spike

(CIDRAP News) – Lapses in health measures during the second season that the 2009 H1N1 flu virus circulated in England probably contributed to a heavier disease burden—marked by more deaths and hospitalizations—than during the 2009-10 pandemic, researchers reported today.

May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

Experts: Regulatory issues are main reason for keeping smallpox virus

(CIDRAP News) – When the World Health Assembly (WHA) considers the fate of the remaining stocks of smallpox virus this week, the debate is likely to be framed in part by a report from a group of independent experts that says the only strong reason for keeping the virus is to satisfy strict regulatory requirements for new vaccines and antivirals.

May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

World Health Assembly opens 64th session in Geneva

(CIDRAP News) – Delegates from 193 countries met today in Geneva at the start of the World Health Assembly (WHA), which will address several infectious disease topics, including a report from an independent pandemic review committee, a virus-sharing agreement, and the fate of the world's remaining smallpox virus stocks.

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