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Nov 16, 2017

Nov 16, 2017

News Scan for Nov 16, 2017

Marburg outbreak winds down
Flu vax text alerts
Diphtheria in Latin America
Yemen health crisis
Avian flu in Brazil

Oct 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

News Scan for Oct 30, 2017

Kenya Marburg tracing
Madagascar plague
Yellow fever in South America
Oral flu vaccine trial
Antibiotics in nursing homes

Apr 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016

News Scan for Apr 28, 2016

Memphis measles outbreak
Yellow fever in Africa
Ebola update
Severe adenovirus illnesses
MCR-1 in Brazil’s livestock

Apr 20, 2016

Apr 20, 2016

Flu Scan for Apr 20, 2016

Influenza A, then B
Flu vaccine protection surprise
Global flu update

Jun 28, 2013

Jun 28, 2013

News Scan for Jun 28, 2013

VRSA in Latin America
Safe West Nile spraying
Kenya polio vaccination

May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

Experts: Regulatory issues are main reason for keeping smallpox virus

(CIDRAP News) – When the World Health Assembly (WHA) considers the fate of the remaining stocks of smallpox virus this week, the debate is likely to be framed in part by a report from a group of independent experts that says the only strong reason for keeping the virus is to satisfy strict regulatory requirements for new vaccines and antivirals.

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