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Apr 18, 2014

Apr 18, 2014

Saudis report 12 more MERS cases; Greece has its first

A steadily growing MERS-CoV outbreak in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, added six more cases today, and Greece reported a case with a link to Jeddah.

Apr 18, 2014

CDC sees little overall progress on foodborne infections

Overall foodborne disease rates held steady in 2013, but Salmonella infections were lower than in the previous 3 years, the CDC says.

Apr 18, 2014

News Scan for Apr 18, 2014

Flu uptick in Northeast
Two new H7N9 cases
Wikipedia ILI predictions
Guinea Ebola toll

Apr 17, 2014

Apr 17, 2014

MERS outbreaks grow; Malaysian case had camel link

Seven cases were added to the Jeddah outbreak in Saudi Arabia, and 3 in the UAE.

Apr 17, 2014

Study: Growing Guinea outbreak caused by new Ebola strain

The now-197-case Ebola outbreak is caused by a novel strain, researchers say.

Apr 17, 2014

News Scan for Apr 17, 2014

H5N1, H5N8 updates
New NBSB advisors
Valley fever in TV film crew
Pakistani army fights polio

Apr 16, 2014

Apr 16, 2014

MERS cases reach Far East; Saudi Arabia reports 6 more

The disease has made a long-feared leap outside the Middle East, killing a man in Malaysia and infecting a nurse in the Philippines.

Apr 16, 2014

Animal study yields promising results for measles drug

Encouraging results suggest that health departments may someday have an oral drug to help extinguish outbreaks.

Apr 16, 2014

News Scan for Apr 16, 2014

Chikungunya in Tonga
HPV and throat cancer
New H7N9 case

Apr 15, 2014

Apr 15, 2014

MERS tallies grow in Jeddah and UAE

A Jeddah outbreak increased by 5 cases, while the WHO reports 10 recent cases in UAE health workers.

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