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Feb 24, 2020

Feb 24, 2020
Middle East airport

WHO notes COVID-19 pandemic potential as 5 more Mideast nations affected

Also, cases continue to surge in South Korea and Italy, and the US reports more positive tests in evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

Feb 21, 2020

Feb 21, 2020
Airport arrival board for Middle East flights

Canada, Lebanon report Iran-linked COVID-19 cases as concerns rise

As infections outside of China increase, China's total tops 75,000 cases.

Jan 31, 2020

Jan 31, 2020
Scientist at microscope

nCoV expands in Europe; antiviral drug study to launch in China

The outbreak is now approaching 10,000 cases, including 213 deaths.

Feb 03, 2012

Feb 03, 2012

Flu continues late-season Northern Hemisphere push

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in many Northern Hemisphere countries continued its late-season rise last week, with areas such as the United States, Canada, and Europe reporting steady increases.

Though flu activity overall is low, notable increases are occurring in North America, western Europe, and northern China, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Apr 13, 2005

Apr 13, 2005

Pandemic flu virus from 1957 mistakenly sent to labs

(CIDRAP News) – The revelation that samples of the influenza virus that caused the flu pandemic of 1957-58 were inadvertently sent to thousands of laboratories has raised fears of a new pandemic and triggered an urgent effort to destroy the samples.

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