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May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Skvortsova, Tedros, and Chan

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected WHO director-general

Tedros, the first African to lead the WHO, succeeds Margaret Chan on Jul 1 as she steps down from the post after serving the global health agency for 10 years. 

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017
WHA Margaret Chan

WHA hears Chan's farewell, prepares to pick new WHO head

Chan said infectious disease challenges over the last decade led to better preparedness, but not nearly enough.

Nov 09, 2016

Nov 09, 2016

News Scan for Nov 09, 2016

Plasmid-mediated resistance
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Ebola lab incident
Cholera vaccine drive in Haiti
Polio vaccine in Afghanistan

Sep 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016
WHO flag

WHO names candidates for next director-general

Five of the six candidates are medical doctors, and four have served as health ministers.

Jul 08, 2016

Jul 08, 2016

ASP Scan for Jul 08, 2016

Resistance to MDR-TB drugs
Viral vs bacterial infection test
Reduced antibiotics

Dec 02, 2013

Dec 02, 2013

News Scan for Dec 02, 2013

vCJD and surgical instruments
H5N3 avian flu in Netherlands
Polio-related attack in Pakistan

Mar 14, 2013

Mar 14, 2013

UK officials detail novel coronavirus cluster findings

(CIDRAP News) – Investigation findings on a family cluster of novel coronavirus (NCoV) infections in Britain indicate some SARS-like qualities but a wider disease spectrum and other differences, according to a report today in Eurosurveillance.

Though earlier clusters were reported among hospital staff in Jordan and a family in Saudi Arabia, Britain's three-patient cluster is the first to be fully documented and published.

Mar 06, 2013

Mar 06, 2013

WHO confirms another novel coronavirus death

(CIDRAP News) – Saudi Arabia's health ministry has reported another fatal novel coronavirus (NCoV) infection, the country's second such case in as many weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Feb 13, 2013

Feb 13, 2013

Britain reports novel coronavirus family cluster

(CIDRAP News) – A male family member of a British man hospitalized with a novel coronavirus (CoV) infection has also been hospitalized with the same virus, pointing to another instance of human-to-human spread, UK and international health authorities reported today.

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