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Jun 14, 2019

Jun 14, 2019

News Scan for Jun 14, 2019

Southern Hemisphere flu rise
Polio in 3 countries
Prion disease 'mini brain'

Apr 09, 2019

Apr 09, 2019

News Scan for Apr 09, 2019

More Saudi MERS
NYC measles emergency
Next-generation flu vaccine
Polio worker killing

Dec 28, 2007

Dec 28, 2007

WHO confirms H5N1 cases in Egypt, Vietnam

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed three human cases of H5N1 avian influenza in Vietnam and Egypt, one of which was fatal, raising the global H5N1 count to 346 cases with 213 deaths.

In Vietnam, a 4-year-old boy from the northern province of Son La died of an H5N1 infection Dec 16, the WHO said. He fell ill Dec 7 and was hospitalized on the 11th. His case was first reported by news services on Dec 26.

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