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Nov 18, 2010

Nov 18, 2010

Study: Novel H1N1 just as sensitive to summer, fall weather

(CIDRAP News) – The unusual spring emergence and summer activity of the novel H1N1 virus in 2009 led suspicions that its transmission pattern might vary from seasonal strains, but new research suggests that it was similar to seasonal H3N2 viruses.

May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

Smallpox virus destruction talks falter at WHA

(CIDRAP News) – A World Health Assembly (WHA)committee that took up a resolution to destroy the remaining stocks of smallpox virus failed to reach an agreement today, despite a working group's attempts to find an acceptable solution.

Oct 11, 2011

Oct 11, 2011

Relief groups report rising cholera in Africa, Haiti

(CIDRAP News) – Health groups fighting cholera outbreaks in Africa and Haiti are reporting increasing numbers of cases, prompting calls for more attention and coordination from the global community.

Dec 06, 2011

Dec 06, 2011

Mapping studies show scope of P vivax malaria burden

(CIDRAP News) – Though global rates of the most deadly form of malaria are declining in Africa, the parasite's less deadly but more difficult-to-treat cousin, Plasmodium vivax, has a firm foothold in many parts of South Asia and Latin America, according to new mapping studies.

Dec 23, 2011

Dec 23, 2011

CDC reports two more novel flu infections

(CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed two more novel flu infections, one an H3N2 variant that has been identified in 11 other patients this year and one an H1N1 variant that has never been reported in humans before.

Mar 22, 2012

Mar 22, 2012

Africa reports progress on polio, ramps up vaccine efforts

(CIDRAP News) – Polio cases in Africa were almost halved in 2011, but the disease shows worrisome trends in some countries, health officials reported today as the continent geared up to vaccinate 111 million children against the disease.

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