News & Perspective

Feb 22, 2017

Feb 22, 2017
Poultry swabbing in Laos

Four countries report H5N1 as H5N8 detections continue

Officials note new H5N1 outbreaks in India, Laos, Niger, and Vietnam.

Oct 20, 2015

Oct 20, 2015

Flu Scan for Oct 20, 2015

Southern Hemisphere flu ebb
H5N1 on Nigerian farms

Oct 06, 2015

Oct 06, 2015

News Scan for Oct 06, 2015

Some global flu upticks
Duodenoscope safety steps
CDC hospital infection centers
Nobel Prize for medicine

Dec 16, 2011

Dec 16, 2011

Flu watchdogs report few hot spots

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity remained low in the Northern Hemisphere last week, with only a few countries, such as Costa Rica and Cameroon, reporting spikes in the number of cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Costa Rica is the only tropical country in the Americas to report increasing numbers of cases, which are primarily influenza A/H3N2, the WHO said.

Oct 21, 2011

Oct 21, 2011

WHO: Some tropical countries report flu activity

(CIDRAP News) – A few of the world's tropical countries are reporting active flu transmission, as the flu season continues in Australia and New Zealand, though activity is declining, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

Jul 23, 2010

Jul 23, 2010

Experts say H5N1 picture not greatly improved since 2003

(CIDRAP News) – The global H5N1 avian influenza situation has not improved very much since the virus began spreading widely in 2003, and many human cases have probably gone unreported, French health experts conclude in an assessment published yesterday in Eurosurveillance.

Nov 11, 2008

Nov 11, 2008

US to give FAO $44 million for avian flu control

(CIDRAP News) – The United States will contribute another $44.4 million to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO's) campaign to prevent and control avian influenza, the FAO announced today.

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