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Apr 14, 2014

Apr 14, 2014
Influenza virion

Study notes H5N1 tweaks that boost airborne spread

Dutch researchers say they've found five mutations that make H5N1 airborne transmissible in ferrets.

May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014
Peace Palace in the Hague, Netherlands

MERS reaches Netherlands; 2 Florida patients cleared

In addition to the Dutch MERS case, Saudi Arabia reports 16 new infections.

May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014
Flag over Amman, Jordan

Dutch, Saudi, Jordan reports boost MERS tally

Reports involve a 2nd Dutch case, 3 Saudi ones, and 7 retrospectively confirmed cases in Jordan.

May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014
MERS-CoV in cytoplasm

Saudi Arabia reports 3 more MERS cases

Also today, scientists filled in more details about the first two Dutch MERS cases.

Nov 17, 2014

Nov 17, 2014
Chicken farm

H5N8 strikes birds in Netherlands, possibly England

H5N8 avian flu, which hit Korea hard earlier this year, is raising alarm in Europe.

Nov 20, 2014

Nov 20, 2014
Chicken

ECDC sounds H5N8 warning after another possible outbreak

A new outbreak on a Dutch chicken farm involves an H5 subtype.

Nov 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014
White hen

OIE, FAO warn of H5N8 threat after another Dutch outbreak

The agencies warned that H5N8 represents a serious threat, especially to less-wealthy European nations.

Dec 05, 2014

Dec 05, 2014
PCR typing tray

CDC profiles Ebola queries; UN worker sickened in Liberia

The CDC has fielded Ebola questions about 650 people, with 61 (9%) tested for the disease.

Dec 16, 2014

Dec 16, 2014
Wild pintail duck

H5N2, H5N8 avian flu viruses surface in US

The 2 highly pathogenic strains in Washington state raise questions about possible connections with outbreaks in Canada and Europe.

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