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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.

Apr 19, 2016

Apr 19, 2016
Central Park in New York City

New York, New Orleans release Zika plans amid federal funding uncertainty

In scientific developments, researchers report evidence of Zika virus in the cerebrospinal fluid of 30 Brazilian babies born with microcephaly last fall.

Apr 18, 2016

Apr 18, 2016
Molecules

Molecular Zika study finds possible target for tests, drugs

Electrostatic differences in a key protein might explain how Zika virus infects human cells.

Mar 28, 2016

Mar 28, 2016
Lab mouse

New mouse model paves way for Zika drug, vaccine tests

The genetically engineered mice have already yielded some pathogenesis clues.

Jun 02, 2014

Jun 02, 2014
mosquitoes

Chikungunya cases surge in Dominican Republic, Haiti

Chikungunya cases are quickly growing in the region's Latin areas.

Sep 14, 2012

Sep 14, 2012

Latest variant flu cases include rare H1N1 strain

(CIDRAP News) – The number of swine-origin H3N2 (variant H3N2, or H3N2v) influenza cases in the United States has climbed by 9 in the past week, to 305, and another rare swine-origin variant, H1N1v, has cropped up in Missouri, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Aug 31, 2012

Aug 31, 2012

CDC reports first H3N2v death as cases rise to 290

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials today reported the first death from the summer outbreak of a new H3N2 flu virus, in an older adult from Ohio who had multiple underlying conditions and had direct exposure to pigs at a fair.

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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