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Dec 09, 2013

Dec 09, 2013

News Scan for Dec 09, 2013

Mideast polio vaccination
Chikungunya on St. Martin
Meningitis B vaccine
Quadrivalent flu vaccine
Leafy-greens standards
Saudi MERS patients

Nov 15, 2013

Nov 15, 2013
Acinetobacter

EU reports show rise in carbapenem-resistant infections

Worrisome findings on resistance to some last-line antibiotics for healthcare-related infections.

May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013

WHO airs concern about coronavirus transmission

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) voiced increased concern today about the possibility of community transmission of the novel coronavirus, while sketching in a few more details about a hospital-centered case cluster in Saudi Arabia and the clinical spectrum of the infection.

May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

New reports yield clues about H7N9 detection, links to poultry

(CIDRAP News) – Though the steady stream of new H7N9 cases has tapered, the pace of publications on the new virus is still brisk, with new reports today on Taiwan's case, a link between markets and human cases, and risk assessment and planning for possible scenarios in Europe.

Apr 11, 2013

Apr 11, 2013

China reports five more H7N9 cases, one fatal

(CIDRAP News) – New reports of H7N9 avian influenza cases from eastern China continued at a steady pace today, with five more infections and one death confirmed by officials in Shanghai and Jiangsu province.

Feb 19, 2013

Feb 19, 2013

British man dies from novel coronavirus infection

(CIDRAP News) – One patient in a British family cluster of novel coronavirus (NCoV) infections, a 38-year-old man with an underlying medical condition, has died, and fresh details about a recently reported mild case have sparked new questions about how the virus is spreading and how big a threat it poses.

Jan 23, 2013

Jan 23, 2013

Research moratorium on modified H5N1 viruses ends

(CIDRAP News) – A year-long voluntary moratorium on research involving transmissible H5N1 avian flu viruses ended today with a letter from a group of scientists that supports resuming the work in countries that have addressed the biosafety issues involved.

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