News & Perspective

Jul 21, 2004

Jul 21, 2004

Scientists worry that Rift Valley fever could reach US

(CIDRAP News) – Rift Valley fever (RVF), a mosquito-borne disease that can kill humans and animals, is starting to grab the attention of American scientists because it could cause devastating outbreaks in the United States.

Nov 21, 2005

Nov 21, 2005

Avian flu viruses in Canada not dangerous, officials say

(CIDRAP News) – Canadian officials said yesterday they would destroy all the poultry on a British Columbia farm where a duck was found to be carrying a low-pathogenic H5 avian influenza virus.

That announcement came 2 days after the Canadian government reported the identification of a low-pathogenic strain of H5N1 virus in wild birds in Manitoba and other flu viruses in wild birds in British Columbia and Quebec.

Feb 09, 2006

Feb 09, 2006

Avian flu reported in two more Nigerian states

(CIDRAP News) – Deadly H5N1 avian influenza was reported on farms in two more Nigerian states today as United Nations officials warned that the virus's emergence in Africa represents a serious crisis.

Feb 27, 2006

Feb 27, 2006

Two more countries find H5N1; 3 others probe bird deaths

(CIDRAP News) – The H5N1 avian influenza virus has spread to Niger and Bosnia-Herzegovina, media outlets said today, and testing is under way on birds found dead in Switzerland, Pakistan, and Kenya.

Aug 10, 2016

Aug 10, 2016

News Scan for Aug 10, 2016

Chikungunya in Kenya
H5N2 in French ducks
Mosquito traps to fight malaria

Nov 08, 2017

Nov 08, 2017

News Scan for Nov 08, 2017

H3N2 vaccine strain mutation
Marburg risk
Saudi MERS patterns
TB research funds

Jun 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018
Kenya camels

Rift Valley fever sickens 10 in Kenya, triggers response

Several factors heighten the risk of spread, including flooding, people and animal movement, and connections to other countries.

Jun 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018

News Scan for Jun 18, 2018

Rift Valley fever in Kenya
Canada's hepatitis C plan

Jul 03, 2018

Jul 03, 2018

News Scan for Jul 03, 2018

More Rift Valley fever cases in Kenya
Texas probes 56 Cyclospora cases
FDA warns of lingering kratom health threats

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