News & Perspective

Jun 07, 2016

Jun 07, 2016

News Scan for Jun 07, 2016

Zika emergency panel
Hospital MERS study
Ebola secondary spread
Childhood vaccines and seizures
H5N1 hits Nigeria again

Apr 06, 2016

Apr 06, 2016

Flu Scan for Apr 06, 2016

Global flu levels tapering
More H5N1 outbreaks in Nigeria

Nov 17, 2015

Nov 17, 2015

Flu Scan for Nov 17, 2015

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

Sep 22, 2015

Sep 22, 2015

Avian Flu Scan for Sep 22, 2015

Avian flu in Korea, Nigeria
Poultry H5N2 vaccine approved
H7N9 in the environment

Jul 25, 2008

Jul 25, 2008

Nigeria finds H5N1 in bird markets

(CIDRAP News) – Animal health officials in Nigeria today reported finding the H5N1 avian influenza virus at two live bird markets, as officials in Hong Kong announced they would go ahead with a buyout of poultry farmers and merchants to reduce the risk of H5N1 outbreaks in the city.

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.

Jan 23, 2007

Jan 23, 2007

FAO: recent spread of H5N1 doesn't match last year's

(CIDRAP News) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today that recent poultry outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza have been less extensive than those a year ago but warned that many are going unreported.

Jan 22, 2007

Jan 22, 2007

WHO chief issues H5N1 warning amid new deaths

(CIDRAP News) – Margaret Chan, the new head of the World Health Organization (WHO), warned today against relaxing the world's defenses against a potential influenza pandemic, as two more human deaths from H5N1 avian flu were confirmed, one in Egypt and one in Indonesia.

Dec 22, 2006

Dec 22, 2006

Vietnam, South Korea, Nigeria battle avian flu

(CIDRAP News) – More poultry have died of H5N1 avian influenza in Vietnamese provinces where the virus recently re-emerged, and the disease has spread to another province in South Korea and 3 more Nigerian states, according to news reports.

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