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Feb 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018
Brown hen

High-path H9N2 infects Ghana poultry, raising concern

H9N2 avian flu typically circulates in birds as a low-pathogenic strain.

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Saudi Arabia globe

Saudi Arabia reports 3 MERS cases; Malaysia monitors 70 contacts

Contacts of an imported case in Malaysia include others who attended the same Saudi Arabia pilgrimage, the man's family, airline contacts, and health workers.

Jan 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018
Cattle herd

MERS antibody treatment clears phase 1 trial

The therapy, which uses cattle antibodies to treat the virus in humans, has shown to be safe and well-tolerated.

Jan 10, 2018
Mute swan in flight

UK reports H5N6 in wild swans as study assesses live-bird markets

A study shows avian flu virus detections rising in poultry in Cambodian live-bird markets.

Jan 08, 2018

Jan 08, 2018
Mideast map

Iraq, Afghanistan, other nations report avian flu outbreaks

It is Iraq's first H5N8 outbreak since 2016, and Afghanistan's first since 2007.

Jan 05, 2018

Jan 05, 2018
Chicken closeup

As H5N6 hits more poultry, researchers test threat of earlier strain

Two groups gauge the threat of H5N6 avian flu to mammals and poultry.

Oct 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017

MERS sickens 4 more in Saudi Arabia

The cases were reported in different areas of the country, though two are from the same city.

Oct 09, 2017

Oct 09, 2017

Camel contact common in recent Saudi MERS cases

Many Saudi MERS-CoV cases still involve contact with camels or drinking raw camel milk.

Sep 12, 2017

Sep 12, 2017
ICU patient

MERS mortality linked to age, illness severity, hospital infection

In addition, Oman reports its first MERS case of the year, in a middle-aged man.

Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia, UAE report MERS cases days before hajj

The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca begins on Wednesday.

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