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Oct 09, 2014

Oct 09, 2014
Spain map

More airline screening, new Texas details in evolving Ebola situation

Canada, Britain announce enhanced screening, as officials in Spain probe how a health worker was infected.

Sep 08, 2014

Sep 08, 2014
Taxi in Africa

Liberia's grim Ebola situation prompts call for 'nonconventional' help

Ebola cases are increasing exponentially in Liberia, where taxis might transmit disease.

Sep 03, 2014

Sep 03, 2014
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Quarantine escapee sparked more Ebola in Nigeria

The man infected at least two other people, and officials again stressed urgent steps.

Aug 25, 2014

Aug 25, 2014
WHO Ebola workers

WHO: Medical worker infections and shortages hamper Ebola response

The WHO has heightened concerns about the impact the outbreak is having on frontline workers and the prospects of overseas help.

Jun 17, 2014

Jun 17, 2014
Airliner in clouds

WHO panel still sees no MERS emergency

WHO experts stressed the importance of basic infection control measures to prevent the spread of MERS-CoV. 

Mar 05, 2014

Mar 05, 2014

News Scan for Mar 05, 2014

2 new Saudi MERS cases
Blood test for vCJD
Deadliest foodborne pathogens
Possible Marburg drug
H5N8 in South Korea

Jan 08, 2014

Jan 08, 2014

News Scan for Jan 08, 2014

Liquid Tamiflu shortage
Measles in Europe
India almost 3 years polio-free

May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

Saudis to send animal samples to US in MERS-CoV probe

(CIDRAP News) – Saudi Arabian officials announced today that they plan to send animal samples to the United States as part of the hunt for the source of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and also reported that testing of scores of human samples has revealed no new cases in the past 2 days.

May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

Evidence for close-contact spread of coronavirus grows

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said the growing number of clusters of novel coronavirus (nCoV) cases offers increasing evidence that the virus can spread between people in close contact, as France confirmed the infection in a patient who shared a hospital room with the country's first case-patient.

May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

Groups take next H7N9 vaccine step amid questions about summer spread

(CIDRAP News) – The steep decline in H7N9 cases in China has influenza experts wondering if poultry market closures have slowed the disease or if the new virus is showing a summerlike decline that other avian flu viruses show, according to the latest assessments today.

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