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Nov 19, 2018

Nov 19, 2018
malaria bednet

WHO reports malaria setbacks; groups launch response plan

Alongside the finding that progress has stalled in hard-hit countries, the WHO and partners launch a new response strategy.

Jan 18, 2017

Jan 18, 2017
Caged chickens

H5N8 turns up in Greek poultry, Chinese zoo swans

In addition to widespread H5N8, H5N1 is confirmed in Nigeria and H5N6 in Japan.

Apr 20, 2016

Apr 20, 2016
Zika Americas map

Maps predict areas favorable for Zika spread

Study says 2.2 billion people live in areas suitable for Zika spread, and over the next year more than 5 million babies will be born in vulnerable parts of the Americas.

Jan 29, 2015

Jan 29, 2015

Avian flu rampages in Taiwan, hits China, India

Hundreds of thousands of poultry affected in more than 100 outbreaks involving various subtypes.

Jan 03, 2013

Jan 03, 2013

WHO says polio drive must push on despite Pakistan setbacks

(CIDRAP News) – In the wake of recent killings of polio vaccinators in Pakistan, some questions are being raised about the all-out push to eradicate polio, but the World Health Organization (WHO) says the world can't afford to back off on the eradication drive now.

Oct 25, 2012

Oct 25, 2012

Polio day observations highlight successes, challenges

(CIDRAP News) – The world has the tools to eradicate polio, but it's unclear if countries have the political and social will to fully implement and finance emergency plans, a spokesman for the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) said yesterday to mark World Polio Day.

The observance is held on Oct 24, the birth date of Jonas Salk, the US virologist who invented the polio vaccine.

Jul 05, 2012

Jul 05, 2012

Study maps zoonotic disease burden, hot spots

(CIDRAP News) – A review and mapping study to gauge the burden of zoonotic diseases found that Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and India are four top hot spots and that a surging demand for livestock products will likely fuel the spread of several diseases.

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