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Dec 29, 2010

Dec 29, 2010

Uganda plans vaccination push to stop yellow fever

(CIDRAP News) – Uganda is planning to vaccinate about 2.5 million people in its northern regions against yellow fever, following the recent confirmation that the disease is the cause of a 2-month-old outbreak that has killed more than 40 people, according to press reports.

Oct 20, 2010

Oct 20, 2010

'Henfluenza': Huge flu-like outbreak hit US poultry in 1872

(CIDRAP News) – A disease that might have been highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) killed poultry across much of the United States in 1872 and closely followed a nationwide outbreak of influenza in horses, according to a historical analysis by researchers from the National Institutes of Health.

Oct 14, 2010

Oct 14, 2010

FAO: World on verge of rinderpest eradication

(CIDRAP News) – In a move that sets the stage for the official eradication of the deadly cattle plague rinderpest, animal health authorities are ending all field activities to control the disease, theUnited Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today.

Aug 30, 2010

Aug 30, 2010

HHS funds development of drug for plague, tularemia

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a contract to a San Francisco company to further the development of a new broad-spectrum antibiotic for treating plague, tularemia, and various resistant infections.

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