News & Perspective

May 09, 2017

May 09, 2017
MERS virus

MERS study indicates mild cases might be missed

In other developments, Saudi Arabia reported 3 more cases, 1 of them fatal.

Apr 12, 2017

Apr 12, 2017

News Scan for Apr 12, 2017

H5N8 in Hungary, Romania
MERS in UAE
Vaccine hesitancy
Huge surgical gown verdict
El Nino cholera shift

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
Chicken market

Detailing recent H7N9 cases, WHO notes 3 clusters

The agency says there's still no evidence H7N9 has gained capacity for sustained spread.

Mar 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017

News Scan for Mar 10, 2017

More H7N9 cases in China
European H5N8 outbreaks
Lassa fever in Africa

Mar 07, 2017

Mar 07, 2017

Avian Flu Scan for Mar 07, 2017

H7N9 cases in China, Hong Kong
More avian flu outbreaks

Feb 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017
Mandarin ducks

Hungary, Romania report more H5N8 as Korea details H5N6 virus

H5N8 has now been confirmed in 40 countries, and South Korean scientists shared genetic findings from a recent H5N6 isolate.

Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017
sequencing background

WHO analysis spotlights resistance in H7N9 gene changes

So far there's no sign that H7N9 epidemiology is changing for humans, but for poultry, the virus has become more deadly.

Feb 20, 2017

Feb 20, 2017
DNA test

H7N9 analyses hint at genetic mutations, drug resistance

Analyses of samples from China and Taiwan hint at resistance to antiviral drugs.

Feb 16, 2017

Feb 16, 2017
Roosters and chickens

H7N9 infections continue to climb in China

The 61 new infections reported last week push the mainland's total to at least 419 cases.

Jan 23, 2017

Jan 23, 2017
Poultry market

As China's H7N9 total climbs, WHO's Chan warns of threat

The 111 cases reported in the first half of January have already topped December's total.

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