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Jul 24, 2017

Jul 24, 2017

News Scan for Jul 24, 2017

Zika pregnancy testing updated
Ebola detection in semen
H5N8 outbreaks
Polio in Afghanistan

Jul 06, 2017

Jul 06, 2017
Chemical testing

WHO: Cofactor suspected in Liberian meningitis cluster

The cluster has been classified as a meningococcal C outbreak, but a cofactor may be involved.

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017

News Scan for May 23, 2017

43 Ebola cases in DRC
Liberia meningococcus outbreak
H7N9 clusters in China
Parents who don't vaccinate
Botulism in nacho cheese

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017
Ebola treatment center

WHO: 9 more Ebola cases in DRC, 29 total

Though global risk remains low, 7 countries have begun screening at airports and ports of entry.

May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017

News Scan for May 10, 2017

MRSA bacteremia
WHO on Liberia probe
Zika vaccine trial
Senate confirms FDA head
Tularemia in Australia

May 02, 2017

May 02, 2017

News Scan for May 02, 2017

Liberian illness cluster grows
Zika in dead infants
CRISPR bacteria detection

May 01, 2017

May 01, 2017
Eye dropper

Liberia illness cluster grows as officials await toxicology results

Analysis of 3 urine specimens finds no common pattern.

Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
polio vaccine supplies

WHO vaccine advisors weigh in on polio, cholera, Ebola, diphtheria

Experts made more recommendations about fractional IPV dosing and also discussed issued related to cholera, Ebola, and diphtheria.

Apr 28, 2017

News Scan for Apr 28, 2017

More MERS in Saudi Arabia
Liberian illness cluster update

Apr 26, 2017

Apr 26, 2017
Liberia map

Ebola ruled out in unexplained Liberian deaths

A WHO official said the hospital cluster involves 17 illnesses, 9 of them fatal, and specimens from 6 people who died tested negative for Ebola.

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