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May 02, 2007

May 02, 2007

Ghana reports its first H5N1 outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – News services today reported the confirmation of H5N1 avian influenza on a chicken farm in Ghana, apparently making it the ninth African country to be hit by the virus.

Agriculture Minister Ernest Debrah said the outbreak was discovered Apr 24 on a farm near the port city of Tema, east of the capital, Accra, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.

May 23, 2007

May 23, 2007

H5N1 hits birds in Vietnam, Ghana, Pakistan

(CIDRAP News) – H5N1 avian influenza has continued to flare up in poultry on two continents this week, with Vietnam, Ghana, and Pakistan all confirming new outbreaks in the past 2 days.

In Vietnam over the weekend, more than 2,000 ducks died, and another 6,000 were culled in various areas affected by outbreaks of H5N1, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported yesterday. The ducks had not been vaccinated.

May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012

Meningococcal disease strikes five more African nations

(CIDRAP News) – Meningococcal disease outbreaks in Africa this year have spread to five more countries, sickening nearly 12,000 people and killing almost 1,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Jun 26, 2014

Jun 26, 2014

Expanding Ebola toll and reach prompts high-level meeting

A special gathering convened by the WHO next week in Ghana will address the 'drastic measures' needed to curb the disease in West Africa.

Jul 03, 2014

Jul 03, 2014
Ghana map

African ministers agree on Ebola plan; cases swell to 779

Health ministers from 11 African nations and partners adopt a basic strategy to battle the disease.

Jan 09, 2015

Jan 09, 2015

News Scan for Jan 09, 2015

Meningococcal vaccine for infants
Dengue vaccine
2 Saudi MERS cases
H5N2 outbreak in Taiwan
Listeria-linked apple recall

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