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Dec 03, 2012

Dec 03, 2012

Jordan calls novel coronavirus cases isolated

(CIDRAP News) – Following the recent retrospective confirmation of two fatal infections with a novel coronavirus (CoV) in Jordan, the Jordanian health ministry said no more such cases have surfaced in the country since April, according to media reports.

Nov 30, 2012

Nov 30, 2012

Two Jordan cases in April shift novel coronavirus picture

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that two cases of novel coronavirus (CoV) infection occurred as part of a cluster of hospital respiratory infections in Jordan back in April. Besides adding one more to the list of affected countries, the announcement signaled that the virus emerged 2 months earlier than previously thought and increased the likelihood that it can spread from person to person.

Nov 30, 2012

CDC reports early-season flu rise, new H3N2v case

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in the United States rose substantially last week, hitting the national baseline at the earliest point in the season since the 2003-04 flu season, and the first case of variant H3N2 (H3N2v) since September has been reported from Iowa, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Nov 29, 2012

Nov 29, 2012

WHO cites 7th coronavirus case, gives surveillance guidance

(CIDRAP News) – A third case in a family cluster of novel coronavirus infections has been confirmed, raising the global case count to seven, and the fourth illness in the family is now listed as a probable case, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced.

Nov 28, 2012

Nov 28, 2012

Experts: Make polio vaccine a travel prerequisite for some

(CIDRAP News) – A panel of experts that advises the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is recommending that residents of polio-endemic countries be required to have polio vaccinations before they are allowed to travel abroad.

Nov 28, 2012

Nov 28, 2012

Study shows drop-off in kids' pertussis vaccine protection

(CIDRAP News) – The largest study so far exploring gaps in acellular pertussis vaccine protection in kids found that their risk of getting sick increased as time passed after the final dose, according to researchers who examined the role of the vaccine during California's 2010 pertussis epidemic.


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