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Jan 11, 2016

Jan 11, 2016

News Scan for Jan 11, 2016

High global melioidosis burden
New chikungunya cases
H5 in Scotland, Vietnam, Nigeria
Lassa fever in Nigeria

Nov 16, 2015

Nov 16, 2015

News Scan for Nov 16, 2015

More chikungunya
Dengue cases in Hawaii
Zika in Suriname, Indonesia
Avian flu in Cambodia, Vietnam

Apr 27, 2015

Apr 27, 2015

News Scan for Apr 27, 2015

New UNMEER leader
Chikungunya increase
H7N9 case in China
Avian flu in Taiwan, Vietnam, Russia
Travel alerts for dengue, RRVD

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.

Jun 17, 2011

Jun 17, 2011

WHO: South Africa battling flu; few other global hot spots

(CIDRAP News) – With the Southern Hemisphere entering its flu season, the only country to see a dramatic activity spike so far is South Africa, where the 2009 H1N1 virus is dominating and has been linked to an increase in severe infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Apr 11, 2011

Apr 11, 2011

Study finds versatile flu antibodies in human serum

(CIDRAP News) – A team of US researchers recently added to the evidence that humans can and do produce antibodies that target a wide range of influenza strains, though how the findings can be exploited in the quest for a "universal" flu vaccine remains to be seen.

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