News & Perspective

Dec 19, 2017

Dec 19, 2017

News Scan for Dec 19, 2017

More monkeypox
Contaminated rattlesnake pills
Resistant gonorrhea
H5N1 in Cambodia
Madagascar plague

Nov 17, 2015

Nov 17, 2015

Flu Scan for Nov 17, 2015

Avian flu in Nigeria, South Korea
Global flu at low levels

Sep 23, 2015

Sep 23, 2015

News Scan for Sep 23, 2015

MERS in Kuwait
Soft palate and flu evolution
Egyptian H5N1 cases series
Avian flu in Nigeria, Vietnam, South Africa
Flu activity down Down Under

Aug 27, 2015

Aug 27, 2015

Flu Scan for Aug 27, 2015

H5N1 in Ivory Coast and Nigeria
H7N9 research highlights
Global flu update

Jul 31, 2015

Jul 31, 2015

News Scan for Jul 31, 2015

Cyclospora goes nationwide
Avian flu in Nigeria, UK
Flu in live-animal markets
CSL-Novartis deal

Jun 18, 2008

Jun 18, 2008

UN: Pandemic preparedness pays off, but threat remains

(CIDRAP News) – David Nabarro, influenza coordinator for the United Nations (UN), said during a press conference yesterday that the world is better prepared to respond to an influenza pandemic, but he added that continuing outbreaks in some countries are a reminder that a major threat remains.

Apr 02, 2007

Apr 02, 2007

FAO sees good and bad news as avian flu persists

(CIDRAP New) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) gave a good news–bad news assessment of the global avian flu situation today, after a weekend that brought word of more outbreaks on farms in Bangladesh and Vietnam.

The FAO said the disease has infected fewer birds so far this year than it had by this time last year, but warned that Egypt, Indonesia, and Nigeria have not yet been able to control it.

Aug 03, 2006

Aug 03, 2006

Indonesia, FAO, OIE pledge to publish H5N1 data

(CIDRAP News) – In an apparent policy shift, Indonesia promised today to freely share genetic data on H5N1 avian influenza viruses, according to a Bloomberg news report.

That announcement comes 2 days after the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) pledged to "systematically" publish avian flu virus sequences and urged others to follow suit.

Mar 13, 2006

Mar 13, 2006

Myanmar, Afghanistan, Cameroon may join H5N1 list

(CIDRAP News) – Three new countries are reporting avian influenza in birds, although confirmation as H5N1 is awaited, according to news service reports today.

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has identified H5N1 in its own laboratories. A Reuters story indicates that UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official Dr. Tang Zhengping says samples have been sent to labs in Australia and Thailand for confirmation.

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