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Apr 05, 2017

Apr 05, 2017

News Scan for Apr 05, 2017

H5N1 in Africa, H5N8 in France
Staph aureus bacteremia

Jul 14, 2016

Jul 14, 2016

FAO calls for more surveillance after African H5N1 outbreaks

Cameroon's recent outbreak is its first since 2006 and signals southern movement of the virus, the FAO said.

Jan 09, 2015

Jan 09, 2015

News Scan for Jan 09, 2015

Meningococcal vaccine for infants
Dengue vaccine
2 Saudi MERS cases
H5N2 outbreak in Taiwan
Listeria-linked apple recall

Mar 19, 2009

Mar 19, 2009

Signs of drug resistance found in African H5N1 viruses

(CIDRAP News) – Scientists who analyzed 67 H5N1 avian influenza viruses from across Africa report that the viruses fall into three distinct sublineages, or families, and that some have mutations that make them resistant to antiviral drugs.

May 02, 2007

May 02, 2007

Ghana reports its first H5N1 outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – News services today reported the confirmation of H5N1 avian influenza on a chicken farm in Ghana, apparently making it the ninth African country to be hit by the virus.

Agriculture Minister Ernest Debrah said the outbreak was discovered Apr 24 on a farm near the port city of Tema, east of the capital, Accra, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.

Jul 03, 2006

Jul 03, 2006

WHO lab confirms 40th Indonesian avian flu death

(CIDRAP News) – A 5-year-old boy who died Jun 16 in East Java province has become Indonesia's 40th death from H5N1 avian influenza, according to test results from a World Health Organization (WHO)-accredited lab, as reported today by Reuters.

May 05, 2006

May 05, 2006

Ivory Coast confirms avian flu in birds

(CIDRAP News) – The Ivory Coast government this week confirmed the presence of H5N1 avian influenza in birds, making it at least the sixth African country confronting the virus, according to news services.

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