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Dec 01, 2014

Dec 01, 2014
Ebola grave diggers in Bong County

Some Ebola outbreak goals met, but threat still looms

Strong international support is still needed, including treatment units, a top WHO official said.

Dec 01, 2014

News Scan for Dec 01, 2014

More H5N1 cases in Egypt
H7N9 cases in China
More Dutch H5N8
H5N1 confirmed in India
US flu activity up slightly

Nov 26, 2014

Nov 26, 2014
GSK Ebola vaccine recipient

First human trial of NIH-GSK Ebola vaccine shows promise

Study results showed a good immune response at a high dose.

Nov 26, 2014
Family building snowman

Study adds more data on effects of consecutive-year flu shots

The study yields more evidence that getting a flu shot 2 years in a row may lower effectiveness.

Nov 26, 2014
Red Cross Ebola burial team

Sierra Leone has bulk of latest Ebola cases; total nears 16,000

The WHO says Sierra Leone is likely to soon surpass Liberia's outbreak numbers.

Nov 26, 2014

News Scan for Nov 26, 2014

New Saudi MERS case, deaths
More sprout Salmonella cases
H5 avian flu in India, Germany
4 Pakistani polio workers killed

Nov 25, 2014

Nov 25, 2014
Decontamination workers in Liberia

Mali Ebola transmission chain snares two more

Details from WHO on cases linked to an ill imam from Guinea who sought treatment in Mali.

Nov 25, 2014

News Scan for Nov 25, 2014

Questions on GOF pause
Cholera in Haiti
Pneumococcal vaccine in kids

Nov 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014
White hen

OIE, FAO warn of H5N8 threat after another Dutch outbreak

The agencies warned that H5N8 represents a serious threat, especially to less-wealthy European nations.

Nov 24, 2014

News Scan for Nov 24, 2014

MERS strikes 2 more
More chikungunya cases
Flu-infection study
Multistate Salmonella sproutbreak

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