Pandemic Information Center
Nations with
Confirmed Cases
Nations With Confirmed Cases


New!  Pandemic Presentations



What is...



Current Situation
in birds and animals




Dictionary of Terms




Home

 

Today's Headlines - 7/29/2014
BiondVax reports positive deadly avian flu results
BiondVax CEO: This is significant for government preparedness against flu.
How to detect Swine Flu during particularly active season
NEW YORK (PIX11) – A mother was 7 months pregnant when she went to the hospital with pneumonia. That’s the last thing she remembers before waking up 45 days later from a medically induced coma. She had come down the H1N1 virus, or the so-called Swine Flu. She was treated by a treatment known as ECMO […]
U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday. The CDC disclosed the bird flu incident as part of an internal investigation into the agency's ...
US CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday. That's because most of the materials used in the experiment to culture the virus were discarded shortly after they were used by the scientists ...
Michael Specter: Swine flu rumors and fears.
On April 21st, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that two children in Southern California had developed a “febrile respiratory illness” caused by a flu virus that had never before been recognized in humans. The C.D.C. referred to the infection, in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly . . .
CDC says it 'may never know' cause of bird flu mishap
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday.
Scientist creates virulent swine flu virus
A scientist says he has engineered a version of the swine flu virus, able to evade the human immune system.
US lab mixed up potent flu strain
A US government laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu and shipped it to another lab, authorities said Friday. The latest news followed admissions of mishandled anthrax and forgotten smallpox vials at separate US government labs, and raised new concerns about the safety of dangerous agents which could be used as bioterror weapons. No one was ...
U.S. anthrax probe reveals new bird flu mishap, widespread safety lapses
Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. government laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of researchers to live anthrax bacteria. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an internal probe found multiple failures by individual scientists and a lack of agency ...
U.S. lawmakers expand probe of federal biolab mishaps
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Monday said they were expanding their investigation of federal biosecurity lapses including problems at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that led to the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu pathogens. Republicans from the House Energy and Commerce Committee said they sent a letter on Monday to the CDC director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, asking him ...

What would be the
Economic Impact of a Pandemic

Swine influenza H1N1


Current
Research

Alerts

Phase 6: Efficient and sustained human-to-human transmission



News Releases



Quick Facts



Quick Links

 

This information is maintained by the Florida CIO Council, Pandemic Workgroup.