News & Perspective

Apr 02, 2019

Apr 02, 2019

Flu Scan for Apr 02, 2019

Flu ebb in Northern Hemisphere
Flu vaccine and heart failure
High-path avian flu outbreaks

Feb 06, 2019

Feb 06, 2019

News Scan for Feb 06, 2019

MERS in Saudi Arabia
H1N2 reassortant from Sweden
Global flu activity
H5N8 in Iran and Kuwait

Jan 23, 2017

Jan 23, 2017
Kuwait flag

H5N8 spreads to Kuwait as H5N1 returns to Bangladesh

In addition, Italy reports more H5N8 and Germany has an H5N5 poultry outbreak.

Oct 09, 2015

Oct 09, 2015

News Scan for Oct 09, 2015

Effective rotavirus vaccines
Antibiotic stewardship for C diff
H5N6 in Laos
Cholera in Iraq

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

Jun 12, 2014

Jun 12, 2014
Mother and baby camel

Saudi official says labs failed to report MERS cases

Also, Saudi Arabia has a new case and new reports offer more data on MERS-CoV in camels.

Jun 11, 2014

Jun 11, 2014
Camel in Water

WHO confirms MERS in Iran as Kuwait finds virus in camels

The WHO confirms the first two MERS cases in Iran, and Kuwait finds the virus in five camels.

Nov 18, 2013

Nov 18, 2013
Kuwait Towers with Kuwaiti flag

WHO confirms Kuwait's MERS cases; Spain cites new case

The WHO today confirmed the first two MERS cases in Kuwait, and Spain may have a new case.

Feb 26, 2007

Feb 26, 2007

Kuwait reports H5N1 outbreaks in birds

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials in Kuwait have reported finding H5N1 avian influenza in backyard and captive birds at several locations in the past two days, according to news services.

Nov 11, 2005

Nov 11, 2005

Avian flu: human case in Thailand, infected bird in Kuwait

(CIDRAP News) – Thailand has reported its 21st human case of H5N1 avian influenza, while an infected flamingo was found in Kuwait and new poultry outbreaks surfaced in China, according to news reports today.

An 18-month-old boy in Bangkok was diagnosed with the H5N1 virus today, but he was already well on the way to recovery, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report quoting Thawat Sunthrajarn, Thailand's disease control director.

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