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Jul 23, 2010

Jul 23, 2010

Experts say H5N1 picture not greatly improved since 2003

(CIDRAP News) – The global H5N1 avian influenza situation has not improved very much since the virus began spreading widely in 2003, and many human cases have probably gone unreported, French health experts conclude in an assessment published yesterday in Eurosurveillance.

Apr 22, 2010

Apr 22, 2010

International group renews push to fight avian, pandemic flu

(CIDRAP News) – An international avian and pandemic flu meeting in Hanoi concluded yesterday, with health ministers and top officials from more than 70 countries agreeing on a set of strategies for responding to future disease threats.

Apr 05, 2010

Apr 05, 2010

Vietnam, Egypt report new H5N1 cases

(CIDRAP News) – Vietnamese health officials today announced that a man from Bac Kan province is infected with the H5N1 avian influenza virus, a day after Egypt's health ministry confirmed another human case.

Mar 30, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

WHO reports 2 more Egyptian H5N1 cases, 1 fatal

(CIDRAP News) – The avian H5N1 influenza virus has infected two more people in Egypt, one of them fatally, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

The two cases were reported by Egypt's health ministry over the last week, when flu blogs picked up on and circulated the foreign-language news reports. The two new cases, including the death, raise Egypt's H5N1 toll to 108 cases, of which 33 have been fatal.

Mar 25, 2010

Mar 25, 2010

WHO says H5N1 threat persists

(CIDRAP News) – Newly confirmed human cases of H5N1 avian influenza, along with several outbreaks in poultry, are a reminder that the virus still poses a global threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday.

Mar 15, 2010

Mar 15, 2010

Human H5N1 toll rises in Egypt as bird outbreaks cited elsewhere

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) recently confirmed the H5N1 avian influenza death of a 20-year-old woman and announced a new H5N1 case, in an 18-month-old boy who is hospitalized.

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