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Nov 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016

Flu Scan for Nov 11, 2016

H7N9 in China
Influenza imprinting
More avian flu in Europe

Oct 10, 2016

Oct 10, 2016
Great Wall of China in Gansu province

China reports H5N6 in poultry; study finds high H5N1 seroprevalence

In addition, the WHO reports 2 new H5N1 cases in Egypt.

Apr 14, 2015

Apr 14, 2015
Cairo poultry market

WHO: Several factors fueling surge of H5N1 in Egypt

The 7 latest patients in Egypt include a mother and son who got sick on the same day after poultry exposure.

Mar 30, 2015

Mar 30, 2015
Chickens

Egypt has 10 new H5N1 cases, Indonesia 2

Egypt has 10 more cases in the past few days, and both Indonesian cases involved likely poultry exposure.

Apr 02, 2013

Apr 02, 2013

H5N1 cases dropped in 2012, but fatality rate rose

(CIDRAP News) – The world registered fewer human infections with H5N1 avian influenza in 2012, but the fatality rate was a little higher than in previous years, the World Health Organization (WHO) noted in a recent review of the year's data.

Nov 19, 2012

Nov 19, 2012

FAO sees signs of decline in H5N1 outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – The number of reported H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks in poultry and wild birds has decreased since mid 2011 and was down sharply in the second quarter of this year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a quarterly update on the ongoing situation.

Oct 30, 2012

Oct 30, 2012

CDC profiles wide range of global flu activities

(CIDRAP News) – An annual report released yesterday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) profiles a wide range of CDC influenza-related projects around the world, from flu surveillance in Indonesia to vaccine effectiveness studies in El Salvador and epidemiology training in Ghana.

Oct 01, 2012

Oct 01, 2012

WHO: 2013 southern flu vaccine should copy 2012 northern version

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending that influenza vaccines for the Southern Hemisphere's 2013 flu season should contain the same three strains as the vaccines now being administered to millions in the Northern Hemisphere.

Jun 22, 2012

Jun 22, 2012

Debate over H5N1 fatality rate flares again

Jun 22, 2102 (CIDRAP News) – In the latest chapter in an ongoing debate over the true case-fatality ratio (CFR) for human H5N1 influenza infections, a group of leading flu experts has written a Science article rejecting the idea that millions of H5N1 infections have gone undetected.

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