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Aug 03, 2017

Aug 03, 2017
Elderly ICU patient

Study casts doubt on empirical antibiotics for CAUTI patients

Early, appropriate antibiotics did not appear to improve patient outcomes.

Jan 25, 2017

Jan 25, 2017
Farm pheasant

H5N8, other strains strike birds in Europe, Japan, Israel

The UK reported H5N8 avian flu on a pheasant farm housing 10,000 birds.

Dec 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016
Gray heron

Greece and Bulgaria latest countries to report avian flu outbreaks

Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.

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.

Feb 02, 2015

Feb 02, 2015
Sampling duck for avian flu

Avian flu findings reported in 6 far-flung nations

Avian flu caused by various strains was confirmed in the US, UK, Israel, Japan, Bulgaria, and South Korea.

Jan 27, 2015

Jan 27, 2015
Lagos, Nigeria

Nigeria, Israel, West Bank fight avian flu in poultry

Also, US officials report more details on the H5N8 outbreak on a California turkey farm.

Jan 20, 2015

Jan 20, 2015
Turkey flock in farm building

Tests reveal H5N1 in Israeli turkeys, four countries report other strains

No let-up has occurred over the past few days in detections of several highly pathogenic H5 avian flu strains in poultry and wild birds.

May 05, 2014

May 05, 2014
Child receiving vaccine

International polio spread triggers WHO emergency declaration

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan declared polio's spread this year to be a public health emergency, and she spelled out temporary steps for curbing the threat.

Mar 27, 2013

Mar 27, 2013

Novel coronavirus lab studies hint at wide tissue susceptibility

(CIDRAP News) – Experiments by Hong Kong researchers to gauge the susceptibility of several human and animal cell lines to novel coronavirus (NCoV) found signs that it can infect a broad range of tissues, which might shed light on the disease's seemingly high mortality rate.

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.

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