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Jan 13, 2012

Jan 13, 2012

US flu scene still tranquil, CDC says

(CIDRAP News) – Indicators of influenza activity last week stayed in the low range that has prevailed since fall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Jan 13, 2012

Jan 13, 2012

Researchers air new theories about 1918 flu mortality

(CIDRAP News) – Experts who have studied the 1918 pandemic have long puzzled over why the mortality rate in young adults was so high, a feature that might be explained by pathologic immune responses related to previous flu exposure, according to a new theory from a research team.

Jan 17, 2012

Jan 17, 2012

WHO to lead talks on controversial H5N1 studies

(CIDRAP News) – A World Health Organization (WHO) official said the agency will play a role in leading discussions on issues related to controversial H5N1 avian influenza transmission studies, as more experts called for a further global discussion of the issues.

Jan 18, 2012

Jan 18, 2012

Training gaps cited in update on lab-linked Salmonella outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Gaps in biosafety training likely played a role in a Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to lab exposure that sickened 109 people in 38 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday.

Jan 19, 2012

Jan 19, 2012

Three countries report H5N1 cases, deaths

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed three new H5N1 avian influenza cases from Indonesia and Egypt, one of them fatal, a day after Vietnam's health ministry announced a death from the disease, its first in nearly 2 years.

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