News & Perspective

Dec 10, 2021

Dec 10, 2021

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 10, 2021

Funds for national resistance action plans
Unneeded tests for fungal disease

May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021
Boris Johnson

COVID-19 spikes in Asia, variant spread keep global health officials on edge

In the UK, quickly rising B1617.2 cases in some areas have triggered surge testing and other actions.

Feb 24, 2015

Feb 24, 2015

Flu Scan for Feb 24, 2015

H7N9 infections in China
More H5N1 cases in Egypt
Global flu update

Dec 29, 2014

Dec 29, 2014

Flu Scan for Dec 29, 2014

Flu keeps rising in US
H5N1 cases in Egypt
H7N9 cases in China region
Avian flu in 4 countries

Mar 10, 2020

Mar 10, 2020
Empty Milan street

Italy COVID-19 total tops 10,000; funding grows for treatments, vaccines

Three groups announce $125 million to speed treatment development, and CEPI announces $4.4 million more to support 2 vaccine projects.

Feb 19, 2020

Feb 19, 2020
ICU patient

China's COVID-19 death toll tops 2,000; Iran reports first cases

Also today, 79 more Diamond Princess infections were reportedraising cruise ship totals to 621 and the WHO details stepped-up response measures regarding the Westerdam ship in Cambodia.

Feb 14, 2020

Feb 14, 2020
Asian surgeon with patient

COVID-19 sickens over 1,700 health workers in China, killing 6

China confirms 5,090 new cases and 121 new deaths, raising the counts to 63,851 and 1,380, respectively.

Jan 23, 2013

Jan 23, 2013

Research moratorium on modified H5N1 viruses ends

(CIDRAP News) – A year-long voluntary moratorium on research involving transmissible H5N1 avian flu viruses ended today with a letter from a group of scientists that supports resuming the work in countries that have addressed the biosafety issues involved.

Nov 19, 2012

Nov 19, 2012

FAO sees signs of decline in H5N1 outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – The number of reported H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks in poultry and wild birds has decreased since mid 2011 and was down sharply in the second quarter of this year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a quarterly update on the ongoing situation.

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