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Aug 08, 2017

Aug 08, 2017

News Scan for Aug 08, 2017

Global flu update
H5N8 in Russia
Third papaya recall

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

News Scan for May 22, 2017

Cholera surges in Yemen
Avian flu in Egypt and Russia
Slight chikungunya rise

May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

World Health Assembly opens 64th session in Geneva

(CIDRAP News) – Delegates from 193 countries met today in Geneva at the start of the World Health Assembly (WHA), which will address several infectious disease topics, including a report from an independent pandemic review committee, a virus-sharing agreement, and the fate of the world's remaining smallpox virus stocks.

Mar 05, 2010

Apr 26, 2009

Apr 26, 2009

WHO holding at pandemic alert phase 3 for now

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today held to its position that more information is needed before a decision can be made about changing its pandemic influenza alert status from the current phase 3 to phase 4. Moving to phase 4 would mean that the new virus is transmissible enough to cause large outbreaks.

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