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Sep 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016
Great cormorant

Russian waterfowl finding prompts FAO warning about H5N8 spread

Given past patterns, the FAO warned countries that border the Caspian and Black Seas, as well as Western Europe, to be on high alert.

Apr 20, 2016

Apr 20, 2016

Flu Scan for Apr 20, 2016

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

Apr 06, 2016

Apr 06, 2016

Flu Scan for Apr 06, 2016

Global flu levels tapering
More H5N1 outbreaks in Nigeria

Dec 31, 2015

Dec 31, 2015

News Scan for Dec 31, 2015

H7N9 case in China
Global flu update
French avian flu outbreaks

Jul 08, 2014

Jul 08, 2014

News Scan for Jul 08, 2014

50 more Ebola cases
H7N9 case in China
Mongolia measles-free
Fungal foodborne pathogen
Pneumococcal vaccine in kids
Polio vaccine ban in Afghanistan

Mar 25, 2014

Mar 25, 2014

Flu Scan for Mar 25, 2014

H7N9 in China
WHO flu update

Feb 15, 2013

Feb 15, 2013

CDC: Flu activity continues to slow

(CIDRAP News) – The nation's flu markers show that the flu has probably peaked, though many states are still reporting plenty of infections and hospitalizations, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

Though the percentage of doctors' visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) is still above baselines in all regions of the country, the overall national level fell from 3.6% to 3.2% last week, according to the CDC.

Jun 15, 2012

Jun 15, 2012

WHO report sums up Northern Hemisphere flu season

(CIDRAP News) – The 2011-12 flu season in most temperate countries of the Northern Hemisphere started later than usual, except for North Africa, and was mild in many countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today in a wrap-up report.

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