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Mar 24, 2011

Mar 24, 2011

US TB rate down, but elimination still distant

(CIDRAP News) – The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in the United States dropped almost 4% last year to its lowest level since 1953, but the nation still fell well short of a long-standing goal of eliminating the disease by 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

World Health Assembly opens 64th session in Geneva

(CIDRAP News) – Delegates from 193 countries met today in Geneva at the start of the World Health Assembly (WHA), which will address several infectious disease topics, including a report from an independent pandemic review committee, a virus-sharing agreement, and the fate of the world's remaining smallpox virus stocks.

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