News & Perspective

Dec 31, 2013

Dec 31, 2013
Biohazard sign

Biosecurity experts laud withholding of data on new toxin

Omission of key data from a report of a new botulinum toxin draws strong approval.

Dec 31, 2013
Sharjah, UAE, mosque

WHO reports UAE MERS case, confirms 5 Saudi cases

The wife of a MERS patient from UAE tests positive, and the WHO confirms five Saudi cases.

Dec 31, 2013

News Scan for Dec 31, 2013

H7N9 case in Taiwan
US flu activity, deaths

Dec 30, 2013

Dec 30, 2013
Marigot, St. Martin

Caribbean chikungunya outbreak grows, poses threat to US

Cases have grown to 66 on the French side of St. Martin, which may elevate the US risk.

Dec 30, 2013
Camel with rider

Qatar says MERS-CoV-infected camels now virus-free

A camel herd in Qatar that had MERS-CoV infections tied to human cases seems to be free of the virus.

Dec 30, 2013

News Scan for Dec 30, 2013

H9N2 case in Hong Kong
Polio in Pakistan

Dec 27, 2013

Dec 27, 2013
Electromicrograph of pH1N1 influenza virus

US flu activity keeps climbing

A number of parameters indicate rapid spread in some US regions, with 2009 H1N1 the predominant strain.

Dec 27, 2013

News Scan for Dec 27, 2013

WHO confirms MERS cases
Pandemic planning tool

Dec 26, 2013

Dec 26, 2013

News Scan for Dec 26, 2013

Hospital TB outbreak in Vegas
Malaria drug fast-track status
Dec 26, 2013

Flu Scan for Dec 26, 2013

H7N9 cytokine findings
Health provider H1N1 alert
H5N2 in China chickens
Flu on South African ostrich farms
Testosterone and vaccine response


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