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Mar 20, 2013

Mar 20, 2013

Experts: Weaknesses persist in Africa's immunization systems

(CIDRAP News) – Immunization systems in Africa still have supply, financing, and sustainability issues and need urgent attention from country leaders to reach the region's health goals, African experts said yesterday.

Mar 08, 2013

Mar 08, 2013

Study: Flu likes weather cold and dry or humid and rainy

(CIDRAP News) – If peak influenza activity is an accurate measure, flu viruses prefer the weather either cold and dry or humid and rainy, according to an analysis of climate variables and flu patterns around the world.

Feb 04, 2013

Feb 04, 2013

TB vaccine trial in infants yields disappointing results

(CIDRAP News) – An eagerly anticipated trial of a tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate in South African infants yielded disappointing efficacy results, according to study published today in The Lancet.

Dec 17, 2012

Dec 17, 2012

With more surveillance, flu patterns in Africa begin to emerge

(CIDRAP News) – Increased surveillance in recent years has begun to fill in some of the huge information gaps regarding influenza in Africa, which should eventually make it possible to develop or improve public health interventions, according to a big collection of articles published recently in the Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID).

Oct 30, 2012

Oct 30, 2012

CDC profiles wide range of global flu activities

(CIDRAP News) – An annual report released yesterday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) profiles a wide range of CDC influenza-related projects around the world, from flu surveillance in Indonesia to vaccine effectiveness studies in El Salvador and epidemiology training in Ghana.

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