Outbreak Observatory made a strong showing at the 2019 NACCHO Preparedness Summit, presenting the findings from recent observations, highlighting the value of this kind of collaborative and operational research, and engaging with potential future partners.
The latest in a long history of influenza planning, the WHO’s Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 takes a more holistic and comprehensive approach to establishing global influenza preparedness and response capacity.
This week’s blog post reviews the severity of last year’s influenza season, the lack of seasonal flu vaccine uptake, and the potential role technologies could have in improving flu awareness and vaccination rates.
Recent data suggests that the 2017-18 flu season in the US has peaked, but it is too soon to know for sure. This week's Outbreak Thursday updates recent seasonal flu numbers, including vaccine efficacy and pediatric deaths.
Outbreaks of norovirus, seasonal influenza, and avian influenza on the Korean Peninsula leading up to the Winter Olympic Games are raising concern about the potential for sparking widespread transmission or a pandemic. We look at the actual risk posed by infectious diseases at the Olympics.
Influenza incidence is on the rise across the country, and deaths among younger adults may signal that early predictions of a particularly severe flu season may have been accurate.
Outbreak Observatory takes a look back at outbreaks in 2017.
We take a quick look at some of the cornucopia of health risks typically associated with Thanksgiving in America, ranging from foodborne illnesses, influenza, and accidents and injuries. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
It is extremely difficult to predict the severity of upcoming flu seasons. We discuss several factors that suggest the United States may be in for a difficult one.