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Nov 24, 2010

Nov 24, 2010

Study supports flu vaccine efficacy in young children

(CIDRAP News) – Doubts about flu vaccine effectiveness in children younger than 2 years have kept some countries from recommending immunization for them, but Finnish researchers presented promising data yesterday that they say might prompt some to reconsider.

Nov 23, 2010

Nov 23, 2010

CDC: Antivirals not ruled out for low-risk flu patients

(CIDRAP News) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) guidance on antiviral treatment for influenza focuses mainly on treating patients who are seriously ill or at risk for flu complications, but the CDC is not telling clinicians to refrain from using the drugs in uncomplicated cases, a CDC expert emphasized today.

Nov 22, 2010

Nov 22, 2010

Haiti reports further cholera spread

(CIDRAP News) – In its latest update, Haiti's health ministry said today that 56,901 people have been treated for cholera infections, of which 21,665 were hospitalized and 1,344 died, according to preliminary data as of Nov 19 from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Nov 22, 2010

Satellite tracking suggests wild birds may spread H5N1 in Asia

(CIDRAP News) – Satellite tracking of wild birds in Asia suggests they may be spreading H5N1 avian influenza from India or Tibet to Mongolia when they fly north in the spring, according to a recent report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Nov 19, 2010

Nov 19, 2010

Protests rattle Haiti as cholera cases near 50,000

(CIDRAP News) – Protests over a possible foreign source of the cholera outbreak in Haiti have broken out in the capital, Port-au-Prince, as cases were reported for the first time from the country's South East department.

Nov 19, 2010

Senate aims for action on food safety bill Nov 29

(CIDRAP News) – Further action on the major food safety bill in the Senate has been postponed until the lawmakers return from their Thanksgiving week recess, with voting on amendments and the final bill scheduled for Nov 29.


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