News & Perspective

Feb 16, 2016

Feb 16, 2016
Crow

More avian flu outbreaks detected in four countries

H5N1 kills crows in Bangladesh, while France, Nigeria, and Vietnam see more outbreaks of avian influenza caused by various strains.

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.

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 23, 2008

Oct 23, 2008

UN: Pandemic risk remains despite progress on H5N1

(CIDRAP News) – So far this year no new countries have been hit by H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks, and fewer previously affected countries have reported fresh outbreaks, but the threat of an influenza pandemic has not changed, according to a recent progress report from the United Nations (UN) and the World Bank.

Jun 18, 2008

Jun 18, 2008

UN: Pandemic preparedness pays off, but threat remains

(CIDRAP News) – David Nabarro, influenza coordinator for the United Nations (UN), said during a press conference yesterday that the world is better prepared to respond to an influenza pandemic, but he added that continuing outbreaks in some countries are a reminder that a major threat remains.

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