News & Perspective

Feb 08, 2006

Feb 08, 2006

Nigeria has Africa's first H5N1 bird flu outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – The H5N1 virus has materialized deep in Africa, killing about 40,000 poultry on a commercial farm in northern Nigeria, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

Tests at an OIE reference laboratory in Padova, Italy, yesterday confirmed the presence of H5N1 as the culprit in an outbreak that began nearly a month ago, on Jan 10, the OIE report said.

Jun 17, 2011

Jun 17, 2011

WHO: South Africa battling flu; few other global hot spots

(CIDRAP News) – With the Southern Hemisphere entering its flu season, the only country to see a dramatic activity spike so far is South Africa, where the 2009 H1N1 virus is dominating and has been linked to an increase in severe infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Mar 20, 2013

Mar 20, 2013

Experts: Weaknesses persist in Africa's immunization systems

(CIDRAP News) – Immunization systems in Africa still have supply, financing, and sustainability issues and need urgent attention from country leaders to reach the region's health goals, African experts said yesterday.

Aug 27, 2015

Aug 27, 2015

Flu Scan for Aug 27, 2015

H5N1 in Ivory Coast and Nigeria
H7N9 research highlights
Global flu update

Sep 23, 2015

Sep 23, 2015

News Scan for Sep 23, 2015

MERS in Kuwait
Soft palate and flu evolution
Egyptian H5N1 cases series
Avian flu in Nigeria, Vietnam, South Africa
Flu activity down Down Under

Nov 17, 2015

Nov 17, 2015

Flu Scan for Nov 17, 2015

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

Feb 04, 2016

Feb 04, 2016

News Scan for Feb 04, 2016

H7N9 cases in China
Human-to-human Legionnaires'
Avian flu in 3 African nations

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