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Jun 22, 2015

Jun 22, 2015
Thermometer

Trickle of new cases lifts South Korea MERS total to 172

Also, the WHO said an Omani man hospitalized with MERS in Thailand had symptoms before he left Oman.

Jun 19, 2015

Jun 19, 2015
Vital signs monitor

MERS pace slows in Korea; more under Thai monitoring

Korea reports a new case and new death, and 85 are being monitored in Thailand.

Jun 18, 2015

Jun 18, 2015
Bangkok airport

Thailand reports first MERS case; South Korea adds 3

The Thai case involves an elderly traveler to Oman, and Korea's total reaches 165.

Aug 30, 2012

Aug 30, 2012

Researchers find alarming global levels of drug-resistant TB

(CIDRAP News) – A large, eight-nation study today reported worrisome levels of tuberculosis (TB) resistant to first- and second-line drugs, along with higher-than-expected levels of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB.

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.

Mar 08, 2007

Mar 08, 2007

H5N1 death in Laos confirmed; Chinese reject research report

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed the first fatal case of H5N1 avian influenza in Laos, involving a 15-year-old girl, while Chinese officials have denied new research claims that several strains of the virus originated in Guangdong province.

Sep 21, 2006

Sep 21, 2006

Five Koreans had H5N1 virus but no illness

(CIDRAP News) – South Korea said last week that five workers who helped cull poultry nearly 3 years ago showed evidence of past infection with H5N1 avian influenza though they had never been ill.

The Sep 15 report by South Korea's Yonhap news agency said the five workers had tested positive for antibodies to the H5N1 virus but had never had symptoms.

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