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Dec 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017
Farm duck

As 2 nations report more avian flu, USDA alters reimbursement

The USDA proposes moving away from a per-bird payment for outbreak response efforts.

Jan 12, 2017

Jan 12, 2017
Swans in flight

H5N8 detected in Spain, Slovenia for first time

Also, an analysis of H5N2 from a wild Alaskan duck adds more evidence that North American wild birds still harbor the virus.

Feb 09, 2016

Feb 09, 2016
Fever thermometer

Late start to Northern Hemisphere flu season feels strong H1N1 impact

The CDC said it has also received recent reports of severe flu infections linked to 2009 H1N1 in young- and middle-aged adults.

Jul 28, 2015

Jul 28, 2015
MERS virus

New Saudi MERS case as teams publish animal studies

South Korea's government considers the hospital-linked outbreak over, as researchers reported on early vaccine and antibody findings.

Mar 13, 2015

Mar 13, 2015
Chickens and ducks

Taiwan battles more H5N2, H5N8 outbreaks

Also, US officials say H5N2 viruses in Missouri, Arkansas, and Minnesota match one from a wild bird in Washington state.

Dec 22, 2014

Dec 22, 2014
Package of Rapivab (peramivir), a flu drug

FDA approval of peramivir makes IV flu drug available

Peramivir, made by BioCryst, is intended to be given to influenza patients in a single intravenous dose.

Jan 07, 2013

Jan 07, 2013

WHO: Many northern countries see swelling flu activity

(CIDRAP News) – Many Northern Hemisphere countries, from North America to temperate Asia, have seen rising flu activity in recent weeks, while cases ebbed or remained scarce in most of the rest of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Jun 15, 2012

Jun 15, 2012

WHO report sums up Northern Hemisphere flu season

(CIDRAP News) – The 2011-12 flu season in most temperate countries of the Northern Hemisphere started later than usual, except for North Africa, and was mild in many countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today in a wrap-up report.

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