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Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017

News Scan for Feb 27, 2017

H5N1 cases in Egypt
H5N8, H5N1 outbreaks
Chikungunya in Pakistan, Brazil

Feb 27, 2014

Feb 27, 2014

Avian Flu Scan for Feb 27, 2014

Avian flu strains in Egypt
H5N1 outbreaks in Cambodia, Nepal

Feb 21, 2014

Feb 21, 2014

Flu Scan for Feb 21, 2014

H5N1 outbreak in Nepal
WHO help for H1N1 in Egypt

May 28, 2013

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.

Feb 17, 2011

Feb 17, 2011

WHO sticks with current strains for next flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Signaling that the current flu strains are likely to persist over the next several months, the World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended sticking with the current trio of vaccine strains for the Northern Hemisphere's next influenza season.

The WHO's vaccine strain advisory committee met on Feb 15 and 16 and released its recommendation on the WHO's Web site. The group recommends the following for next season's vaccine:

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