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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

Feb 08, 2017

Feb 08, 2017
Mute swans

Widespread avian flu continues; China details H5N8 clues

Poland reports high-path H5N5, and Nigeria confirms another H5N8 outbreak in poultry.

Jan 05, 2017

Jan 05, 2017

News Scan for Jan 05, 2017

More Saudi MERS
CDC lab-mishap reports
New malaria vaccine
Avian flu in Chile
Novel H5N6 in Korea

Aug 14, 2015

Aug 14, 2015

Flu Scan for Aug 14, 2015

Global AI outbreaks
Flu diversity in Latin American swine

Jun 08, 2012

Aug 27, 2009

Aug 27, 2009

FAO concerned about H1N1 poultry outbreak in Chile

Aug 27, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today that the recent novel H1N1 influenza outbreak in turkeys in Chile points up the possibility of poultry outbreaks elsewhere, increasing the risk of H1N1 mixing with the more deadly H5N1 avian flu virus.

Jun 12, 2009

Jun 12, 2009

Communication expert endorses WHO's delay on pandemic declaration

(CIDRAP News) – A well-known risk-communication expert said the World Health Organization (WHO) acted wisely in delaying its declaration of an influenza pandemic until yesterday, but he simultaneously expressed concern that the move may lead to complacency about the situation.

Oct 27, 2008

Oct 27, 2008

Drug-resistant flu viruses cause growing concern

– WASHINGTON, DC (CIDRAP News) – Health officials worldwide are becoming increasingly concerned about influenza viruses' resistance to antiviral drugs, which can shut down a flu infection or mitigate symptoms. Flu antivirals are vital for reducing severe illness and death in average flu seasons and could be essential bulwarks against an influenza pandemic if one began.

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