News & Perspective

Aug 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017
Hospital ward

WHO details recent Saudi MERS hospital outbreak

In a report on an imported case from 2015, Thai researchers spelled out some of the clinial and lab challenges in diagnosing MERS-CoV.

Jul 11, 2017

Jul 11, 2017

News Scan for Jul 11, 2017

Cholera in Yemen and South Sudan
Saudi MERS case
Global flu update
Measles in Europe
Sanofi to acquire Protein Sciences
H5N8 in South Africa

Sep 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

News Scan for Sep 22, 2016

MERS cases in Saudi Arabia
Malaria drug trial
Summer flu review
H5 in Taiwan, Netherlands, Antarctica

Aug 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
Bangkok airport

Imported MERS case in Thailand is country's third

In another MERS development, Saudi Arabia's health ministry announced an illness in a man from Taif whose exposure is under investigation.

Jan 25, 2016

Jan 25, 2016
Thailand map

Thailand reports imported MERS case; Saudi Arabia notes 2

For the 2nd time in 7 months, Thailand has reported a case in a traveler from Oman.

Jun 11, 2013

Jun 11, 2013

News Scan for Jun 11, 2013

MERS-CoV genetic data
Steroid-injection infections
Dengue in Singapore and Thailand

Oct 13, 2010

Oct 13, 2010

H3N2 a player in early Northern Hemisphere flu season

(CIDRAP News) – More signals suggest the Southern Hemisphere's flu season is winding down, while activity is low at the start of the Northern Hemisphere's flu season, except in China, which is seeing moderate H3N2 circulation.

Jul 23, 2009

Jul 23, 2009

WHO offices issue pandemic flu surveillance updates

(CIDRAP News) - The World Health Organization (WHO) recently posted surveillance and status updates for regions where the pandemic H1N1 is just gaining a foothold, including the Mideast, Africa, and parts of Asia and the Pacific, which showed Southeast Asia as the hardest hit of those areas.

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.

Oct 12, 2006

Oct 12, 2006

FAO launches disease crisis center

(CIDRAP News) – To speed emergency responses to avian influenza and other animal and plant diseases, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) inaugurated a new crisis management center (CMC) at its Rome headquarters today.

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