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Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

WHO: Jordan cluster hints at milder coronavirus cases

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) says its recent investigation of illnesses associated with two confirmed novel coronavirus (CoV) infections in Jordan suggests that some cases can be relatively mild and that investigators are now more suspicious that the cluster involved person-to-person transmission.

Dec 10, 2012

Dec 10, 2012

ECDC updates risk assessment for novel coronavirus

(CIDRAP News) – The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) today announced an update of its risk assessment on novel coronavirus, which takes into account the possibility of human-to-human spread, the wider geographic area where infections occurred, and risks the virus may pose to healthcare workers.

Nov 29, 2012

Nov 29, 2012

WHO cites 7th coronavirus case, gives surveillance guidance

(CIDRAP News) – A third case in a family cluster of novel coronavirus infections has been confirmed, raising the global case count to seven, and the fourth illness in the family is now listed as a probable case, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced.

Dec 08, 2011

Dec 08, 2011

Study: H1N1 boosted pneumonia cases sharply in children

(CIDRAP News) – The interplay between influenza and pneumococcal disease has been difficult to sort out, but the 2009 H1N1 pandemic offered researchers a unique chance to explore the impact of flu on pneumonia hospitalizations, which they found was significant.