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Mar 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018
layer farm

H5N6 strikes South Korean poultry again; Europe finds more avian flu

New European avian flu detections include H5N6 in Sweden and Ireland, H5N8 in Italy, and low-path H5N3 in France.

Mar 12, 2018

Mar 12, 2018
White chickens feeding

Tests turn up low-path H7N1 avian flu at Texas farm

In addition, Mexico reports two highly pathogenic H7N3 outbreaks in poultry.

Jan 03, 2017

Jan 03, 2017
Farm cat

Korea confirms H5N6 in cat deaths as Ireland reports H5N8

The H5N8 virus continues to fuel outbreaks, including a first detection in Ireland.

Feb 27, 2013

Feb 27, 2013

Pandemrix-narcolepsy link reported in English children

(CIDRAP News) – Scientists have found the first evidence of a link between the 2009 pandemic flu vaccine Pandemrix and an increased risk of narcolepsy in English children, echoing previous findings in several other European countries.

Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Flu pace picks up in US, Canada, parts of Europe

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in the Northern Hemisphere continued to climb last week, led by a vigorous pace of infections in the United States and Canada in the lead-up to the Christmas holiday season, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Sep 20, 2012

Sep 20, 2012

ECDC studies shed new light on narcolepsy and H1N1 vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) today confirmed a link between narcolepsy and pandemic 2009 H1N1 vaccination in children in Finland and Sweden, the two countries that originally reported a problem with the vaccine.

Dec 12, 2011

Dec 12, 2011

Health officials find lessons in EU botulism outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – Though botulism outbreaks in Europe are often traced to home-canned food, three recent outbreaks were linked to commercially distributed food, raising important food safety issues, investigators reported last week.

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