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Feb 06, 2012

Feb 06, 2012

Nepal, Vietnam, and India find more H5N1 in poultry

(CIDRAP News) – Animal health officials in Nepal yesterday reported H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks at farms in the eastern part of the country, while Vietnam and India reported more detections in poultry.

Dec 01, 2011

Nov 09, 2011

Nov 09, 2011

Cholera in Haiti: Vaccine plan readied; group sues UN

(CIDRAP News) – Two medical aid groups in cholera-stricken Haiti are planning a pilot campaign to administer a cholera vaccine to about 1% of the population, but some public health experts are questioning whether the effort is the most cost-effective way to fight the disease, according to press reports.

Oct 17, 2011

Oct 17, 2011

Lessons, scientific clues emerge from Haiti's cholera outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – The first cases in Haiti's cholera outbreak were confirmed nearly a year ago, and public health lessons from the experience and scientific clues about the Vibrio cholerae strain continue to emerge, including new details from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its research partners.

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.

Aug 24, 2011

Aug 24, 2011

Gene study links Haiti's cholera outbreak to Nepal

(CIDRAP News) – A whole-genome sequencing study of Haiti's cholera outbreak strain has produced strong evidence that United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal brought the disease into the country, according to a study published yesterday.

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