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Sep 02, 2016

Sep 02, 2016

News Scan for Sep 02, 2016

Meningitis C outbreak
Vaccine development alliance forms
Hepatitis A in strawberries

Mar 16, 2015

Mar 16, 2015

News Scan for Mar 16, 2015

H5N1 in Egypt
Chikungunya cases spike
Meningitis in Nigeria
More US measles cases

Mar 10, 2008

Mar 10, 2008

Hectic season exposes gaps in flu preparedness

(CIDRAP News) – Friday's announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that influenza appears to be slowing down has left medical personnel relieved for the imminent end of a harsh flu season.

But it has also left them worried over weaknesses that the season exposed in public health's ability to anticipate flu's behavior, and over doubts raised among their patients by the flu vaccine's diminished effectiveness.

Apr 04, 2006

Apr 04, 2006

Avian flu hits another African nation

April 4, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The H5N1 virus has sneaked across another border, making Burkina Faso the fifth African nation to lose poultry to the virus.

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