News & Perspective

Dec 10, 2015

Dec 10, 2015
Camels in crowded market

MERS-CoV found in Nigerian camels but not in Mideast bats

RNA analyzed from camels in Nigeria is of a different lineage from Mideast strains.

Nov 17, 2015

Nov 17, 2015
Fog and flood

WHO says health impacts of climate change overlooked

Earlier this week, a leading expert voiced similar concerns, noting that the WHO hadn't made its voice heard.

Apr 14, 2015

Apr 14, 2015
Cairo poultry market

WHO: Several factors fueling surge of H5N1 in Egypt

The 7 latest patients in Egypt include a mother and son who got sick on the same day after poultry exposure.

Apr 09, 2015

Apr 09, 2015
Poultry market in Egypt

WHO notes 9 new H5N1 cases in Egypt, outlines patterns

The WHO said Egyptian authorities reported 30 cases in March alone.

Apr 03, 2015

Apr 03, 2015
H5N1 micrograph

Study: New H5N1 strain in Egypt may be tied to rise in human cases

A new H5N1 strain may be associated with a sharp increase in human cases in Egypt.

Mar 30, 2015

Mar 30, 2015
Chickens

Egypt has 10 new H5N1 cases, Indonesia 2

Egypt has 10 more cases in the past few days, and both Indonesian cases involved likely poultry exposure.

Mar 24, 2015

Mar 24, 2015
Map of Egypt

WHO update shows ongoing H5N1 activity in Egypt

Egypt's health ministry reports 17 more H5N1 to the WHO, indicating continued disease activity.

Jan 13, 2015

Jan 13, 2015
Free-range chickens

WHO sees no major H5N1 genetic changes in Egypt

The current spurt of cases might be caused by increased circulation of H5N1 in poultry and other factors.

Jan 07, 2015

Jan 07, 2015
Egypt map

FAO notes mutations in H5N1 samples from Egypt's poultry

Scientists have identified two mutations usually associated with adaptation to mammals.

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