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Sep 06, 2017

Sep 06, 2017

News Scan for Sep 06, 2017

Two MERS cases
Newer rapid flu tests
Zika-GBS link
More Cyclospora

Sep 06, 2016

Sep 06, 2016

News Scan for Sep 06, 2016

MERS case in Saudi Arabia
Few new chikungunya cases
Global flu levels steady
Influenza D named

May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

News Scan for May 20, 2016

Yellow fever in Angola
US flu activity drops
Smallpox vaccine order
Bivalent polio vaccine

Feb 22, 2016

Feb 22, 2016

News Scan for Feb 22, 2016

MERS in Saudi Arabia, Qatar
Chikungunya outbreak
Rising global flu
Lassa in Benin

Oct 06, 2015

Oct 06, 2015

News Scan for Oct 06, 2015

Some global flu upticks
Duodenoscope safety steps
CDC hospital infection centers
Nobel Prize for medicine

Jun 08, 2015

Jun 08, 2015

News Scan for Jun 08, 2015

Global spread of flu viruses
Chikungunya cases top 1.5 million

Apr 08, 2015

Apr 08, 2015

News Scan for Apr 08, 2015

Climate change and diseases
Global flu ebbing
H7N9 deaths in China
More H5N1 cases in Egypt

Mar 08, 2013

Mar 08, 2013

Study: Flu likes weather cold and dry or humid and rainy

(CIDRAP News) – If peak influenza activity is an accurate measure, flu viruses prefer the weather either cold and dry or humid and rainy, according to an analysis of climate variables and flu patterns around the world.

Feb 03, 2012

Feb 03, 2012

Flu continues late-season Northern Hemisphere push

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in many Northern Hemisphere countries continued its late-season rise last week, with areas such as the United States, Canada, and Europe reporting steady increases.

Though flu activity overall is low, notable increases are occurring in North America, western Europe, and northern China, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Jun 17, 2011

Jun 17, 2011

WHO: South Africa battling flu; few other global hot spots

(CIDRAP News) – With the Southern Hemisphere entering its flu season, the only country to see a dramatic activity spike so far is South Africa, where the 2009 H1N1 virus is dominating and has been linked to an increase in severe infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

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