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Jul 11, 2017

Jul 11, 2017

News Scan for Jul 11, 2017

Cholera in Yemen and South Sudan
Saudi MERS case
Global flu update
Measles in Europe
Sanofi to acquire Protein Sciences
H5N8 in South Africa

Mar 17, 2016

Mar 17, 2016
Gene sequencing

Zika impact spreads as scientists find more genetic clues

A gene study finds several changes in the circulating virus, though the clinical significance isn't clear.

Mar 16, 2016

Mar 16, 2016
Map of Cuba

Cuba, Dominica report local Zika; study estimates US risk

Scientists unveiled risk estimates for 50 US cities, with hot spots in the South and East.

Feb 23, 2016

Feb 23, 2016
Brazil map

WHO, PAHO chiefs meet in Brazil over Zika

Also, a microcephaly study launches in Brazil and new mosquito control efforts are being explored.

Aug 28, 2013

Aug 28, 2013

News Scan for Aug 28, 2013

Cyclospora cases climb to 655
Two novel coronaviruses in bats
Cholera in Cuba

Sep 04, 2012

Sep 04, 2012

WHO takes aim at dengue in strategy document

(CIDRAP News) – Saying dengue virus infections and deaths have mushroomed in recent years, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a strategy report that sets a goal of cutting deaths in half and reducing cases by 25% over the next 8 years.

Aug 06, 2012

Aug 06, 2012

Flu activity widespread in parts of Southern Hemisphere

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity is widespread across most of Australia and is running above baseline levels in New Zealand, though activity patterns and circulating virus strains vary among Southern Hemisphere countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest global flu update.

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