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May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019
international flight

Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk US locations

The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.

Mar 01, 2019

Mar 01, 2019
Oral exam of young girl

EU study shows wide range in antibiotic prescribing for febrile kids

Prescribing frequency ranges from 19% in Switzerland to 64% in Turkey.

Feb 27, 2018

Feb 27, 2018
Cutting chicken breast

European surveillance shows high levels of drug resistance in zoonotic bacteria

A worrisome finding among resistant Salmonella isolates was the Kentucky serovar, of which more than three-quarters were multidrug resistant.

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Apr 18, 2017

Apr 18, 2017
Angry goose

Nations pare back avian flu efforts, but tough new steps in France

Farmers in France's foie gras region will halt production for 6 weeks.

Mar 03, 2017

Mar 03, 2017
Chickens in Greece

H5N6 outbreak in Greece is first outside of Asia

The virus caused an outbreak in early February, but it was originally mistakenly reported as H5N8.

Feb 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017
Mandarin ducks

Hungary, Romania report more H5N8 as Korea details H5N6 virus

H5N8 has now been confirmed in 40 countries, and South Korean scientists shared genetic findings from a recent H5N6 isolate.

Feb 07, 2017

Feb 07, 2017
Myanmar map

Myanmar confirms its first H5N6 outbreak

Active surveillance put in place after H7N9 emerged in neighboring China helped Myanmar identify H5N6 for the first time in poultry.

Jan 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017
Duck flock

Five nations report more, varied avian flu outbreaks

Detections vary from H5N1 in India to the confirmation of H5N5 for the first time in Slovenia.

Jan 13, 2017

Jan 13, 2017
Ukraine map

Ukraine confirms first H5N8 outbreaks; Egypt reports another

New reports to the OIE involve avian flu outbreaks in 8 countries.

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