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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.

Jan 24, 2017

Jan 24, 2017

News Scan for Jan 24, 2017

Yellow fever in Brazil
More H5N8
Saudi MERS case
CDC quarantine rule
Next WHO head
Pneumococcal vaccine underwhelms
Cost of MRSA screening

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.

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 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.

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.

Aug 29, 2011

Aug 29, 2011

FAO warns of possible H5N1 resurgence in birds

(CIDRAP News) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expressed renewed concern today about H5N1 avian influenza, warning of a "possible major resurgence" of bird outbreaks and saying that a vaccine-evading strain has emerged in Vietnam and China.

Jan 20, 2011

Jan 20, 2011

Researchers observe zanamivir advantages in kids' flu

(CIDRAP News) – Zanamivir might be a better flu treatment for children than oseltamivir, according to a research group from Japan who observed the two drugs over four flu seasons, finding that zanamivir produced shorter virus-shedding times with fewer links to resistance.

Jan 07, 2011

Jan 07, 2011

CDC gives mixed report on US flu activity

(CIDRAP News) – US health officials today gave a mixed report on influenza activity for last week, saying overall activity decreased slightly but more states reported widespread flu than the week before.

In Europe, meanwhile, flu activity increased in several countries, and the United Kingdom and Denmark reported high flu circulation, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO's) European Regional Office.

Nov 13, 2009

Nov 13, 2009

WHO notes H1N1 up in some regions, leveling in others

(CIDRAP News) –Pandemic activity is showing early signs of peaking in some parts of North America, but is on the rise in several European countries as well as those in Central and Eastern Asia, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

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