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Dec 07, 2016

Dec 07, 2016

Hungary reports widespread avian flu in poultry

European countries already reporting H5N8 note several more outbreaks, many involving wild birds.

Nov 14, 2016

Nov 14, 2016
White rooster

H5N8 detected in poultry in Israel, Hungary, India

The strain has also been detected farther west in Europe in wild birds in Switzerland, as well as in Germany.

Jan 08, 2016

Jan 08, 2016
Young calf

New MCR-1 reports warn of untreatable infection threat

The new, worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene has been detected in 6 more nations.

Apr 01, 2015

Apr 01, 2015
Syringe and vials

Phase 1 trials of Ebola vaccine show good immune responses

The first two phase 1 trials of VSV-EBOV vaccine show good immune responses.

Jun 20, 2011

Jun 20, 2011

E coli cases still piling up as trade dispute persists

(CIDRAP News) – More than 80 additional cases were reported in Germany's enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) outbreak over the weekend, as European and Russian officials continued to spar over Russia's ban on European vegetables.

Jun 09, 2011

Jun 09, 2011

Sprouts data complicate outbreak investigation

(CIDRAP News) – An epidemiologic report from German investigators yesterday said the initial case-control study found that just 28% of patients reported they had eaten sprouts, the lead suspect in Europe's Escherichia coli outbreak, pointing up a factor can be difficult to interpret in foodborne illness situations.

Jun 01, 2011

Jun 01, 2011

E coli cases, deaths in Europe push higher

(CIDRAP News) – The count of cases and deaths in Europe's Escherichia coli outbreak pushed higher today, with various news reports citing about 1,500 cases and 17 deaths, while the source of the epidemic remained a mystery.

May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

Experts: Regulatory issues are main reason for keeping smallpox virus

(CIDRAP News) – When the World Health Assembly (WHA) considers the fate of the remaining stocks of smallpox virus this week, the debate is likely to be framed in part by a report from a group of independent experts that says the only strong reason for keeping the virus is to satisfy strict regulatory requirements for new vaccines and antivirals.

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