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Aug 09, 2018

Aug 09, 2018

News Scan for Aug 09, 2018

Early West Nile activity in Europe
Avian flu in Russia, Taiwan
Polio response steps
MERS in camel workers
Saudi MERS rumor

Oct 02, 2017

Oct 02, 2017

News Scan for Oct 02, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
More H3N2v flu
Plague outbreak response
Zika center closes
Chikungunya in Italy

Feb 25, 2015

Feb 25, 2015

News Scan for Feb 25, 2015

New MERS case, study
Measles surge in Europe
Group B mening vaccine

Dec 02, 2014

Dec 02, 2014

News Scan for Dec 02, 2014

New MERS case
Novartis flu vaccine found safe
Global flu activity

Sep 03, 2013

Sep 03, 2013

News Scan for Sep 03, 2013

MERS patients' recovery
H7N7 case in Italy
AAP flu vaccine recommendation
Low global flu activity

Aug 22, 2013

Aug 22, 2013
Electron micrograph of MERS-CoV

Saudis cite 2 more MERS cases; Italian cluster profiled

New cases and a death in the Riyadh region were reported, as well as in a man in Florence who apparently transmitted MERS to a niece and co-worker.

Jun 07, 2013

Jun 07, 2013

WHO raises its MERS-CoV count to 55 cases, 31 deaths

The World Health Organization (WHO) today updated its global count of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases to 55, including 31 fatalities, by including a previously reported Saudi case as the country reported a new one.

May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

Italy resident has MERS after trip to Jordan

(CIDRAP News) – Italy announced its first Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case today, in a man who recently spent time in Jordan, site of the first known MERS illnesses, according to media reports.

Mar 23, 2007

Mar 23, 2007

Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia report first H5N1 outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – Agriculture officials in Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia have confirmed outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza in birds, a first for each country.

The outbreak in Bangladesh struck chickens at a state-run poultry farm in Savar, near the capital, Dhaka, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. Government sources said farm workers had recently culled all 30,000 chickens at the farm after many of them died mysteriously, the AP said.

Apr 13, 2005

Apr 13, 2005

Pandemic flu virus from 1957 mistakenly sent to labs

(CIDRAP News) – The revelation that samples of the influenza virus that caused the flu pandemic of 1957-58 were inadvertently sent to thousands of laboratories has raised fears of a new pandemic and triggered an urgent effort to destroy the samples.

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