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(CIDRAP News) – Meningococcal disease outbreaks in Africa this year have spread to five more countries, sickening nearly 12,000 people and killing almost 1,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.
H5N1 kills crows in Bangladesh, while France, Nigeria, and Vietnam see more outbreaks of avian influenza caused by various strains.
Cameroon's recent outbreak is its first since 2006 and signals southern movement of the virus, the FAO said.
Researchers described tactics and tools for use in conflict and humanitarian zones and showed threats from cominated blood bank supplies.
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