News & Perspective

May 02, 2007

May 02, 2007

Ghana reports its first H5N1 outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – News services today reported the confirmation of H5N1 avian influenza on a chicken farm in Ghana, apparently making it the ninth African country to be hit by the virus.

Agriculture Minister Ernest Debrah said the outbreak was discovered Apr 24 on a farm near the port city of Tema, east of the capital, Accra, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report.

May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012

Meningococcal disease strikes five more African nations

(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.

Jan 09, 2015

Jan 09, 2015

News Scan for Jan 09, 2015

Meningococcal vaccine for infants
Dengue vaccine
2 Saudi MERS cases
H5N2 outbreak in Taiwan
Listeria-linked apple recall

Apr 21, 2015

Apr 21, 2015

News Scan for Apr 21, 2015

Ice cream Listeria cases
Yemen health system in peril
CDC travel notices
Meningitis in Nigeria
BSE pathway in monkeys

Apr 29, 2015

Apr 29, 2015

News Scan for Apr 29, 2015

WHO MERS update
Regional C diff rates
Meningitis in Niger

Jul 16, 2015

Jul 16, 2015

News Scan for Jul 16, 2015

Saudi MERS case
Global childhood vaccinations
H5N1 in Africa
Antibiotic stewardship
Neglected zoonoses
Variant Streptococcus

Jul 20, 2015

Jul 20, 2015

Avian Flu Scan for Jul 20, 2015

West Africa H5N1 alert
More H5N2 in Taiwan
WHO on H7N9 cases in China

Sep 21, 2015

Sep 21, 2015

News Scan for Sep 21, 2015

Low chikungunya numbers
H9N2 case in Bangladesh
H5N1 in Nigeria, Ghana
Lingering Lyme symptoms

Oct 12, 2015

Oct 12, 2015

Avian Flu Scan for Oct 12, 2015

Two H7N9 cases in China
H5N1 outbreaks in Nigeria, Ghana, Vietnam

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.

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