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Jan 18, 2018

Jan 18, 2018

News Scan for Jan 18, 2018

Vaccine reminder benefits
More H5N6 in the UK
Polio workers killed

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018

News Scan for Jan 12, 2018

H7N9 death in China
Fluarix Quad for babies
Avian flu outbreaks
Vaccine-linked polio in DRC

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.

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