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Feb 27, 2013

Feb 26, 2013

Feb 26, 2013

Cambodian man dies from H5N1 infection

(CIDRAP News) – An official from Cambodia's health ministry said today that a 35-year-old man died yesterday from H5N1 avian flu, marking the country's ninth case and eighth death from the disease so far this year, according to news reports.

Feb 21, 2013

Feb 21, 2013

WHO recommends new B strain for next season's flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended changing one of the three vaccine strains for the Northern Hemisphere's next flu season, based on the changing profile of circulating influenza B strains.

An expert group that met in Geneva earlier this week suggested changing the B component of the vaccine, but sticking with the A/H3N2 and A/H1N1 components.

Feb 21, 2013

Cambodia reports another H5N1 death

(CIDRAP News) – A 20-month-old Cambodian boy has died of H5N1 avian flu in a village near the residence of the country's previous case-patient, marking the eighth H5N1 case and seventh H5N1 death in the nation this year.

Feb 21, 2013

WHO confirms 13th novel coronavirus case

(CIDRAP News) – A patient from Saudi Arabia died from a novel coronavirus (NCoV) infection, becoming the world's 13th case and seventh death, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

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