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.

Apr 02, 2020

Apr 02, 2020
Spanish troops COVID-19 response efforts

Global COVID-19 total races past 1 million mark

Pandemic activity is increasing rapidly in Africa, up 185% from the previous week, the WHO says.

May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020
Brazilian senators wearing masks

Russia, South America emerge as major COVID-19 hot spots

Brazil reports 881 new COVID-19 deaths, its highest daily fatality count.

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