News & Perspective

Mar 16, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

News Scan for Mar 16, 2016

H7N9, other novel flu cases in China
French H5N9 outbreak
PCV13 effectiveness in kids

Oct 28, 2005

Oct 28, 2005

WHO warns of avian flu threat to Africa

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) warned today that if H5N1 avian influenza spread to Africa and caused human cases, it "could push fragile health systems to the brink of collapse."

Also, China today ruled out H5N1 avian flu in the death of a girl who lived in a village recently hit by a poultry outbreak, while Romania reported finding the virus for the first time in an area other than the Danube delta.