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May 04, 2015

May 04, 2015
Domestic geese

H5N1 revisits Turkey as H5N8 plagues Taiwan

Turkey has first H5N1 outbreak since 2008, and Taiwan reports 5 more H5N8 outbreaks.

Apr 03, 2015

Apr 03, 2015
H5N1 micrograph

Study: New H5N1 strain in Egypt may be tied to rise in human cases

A new H5N1 strain may be associated with a sharp increase in human cases in Egypt.

Mar 30, 2015

Mar 30, 2015
Chickens

Egypt has 10 new H5N1 cases, Indonesia 2

Egypt has 10 more cases in the past few days, and both Indonesian cases involved likely poultry exposure.

Feb 23, 2015

Feb 23, 2015
Riyadh skyline

WHO notes stubborn MERS puzzles as Saudi cases climb

WHO statements emphasize the lack of answers as to why cases keep popping up.

Feb 17, 2015

Feb 17, 2015
Planting seedlings in Africa

FAO unveils Guinea project for Ebola prevention, rural recovery

The $5 million initiative for rural Guinea pairs Ebola prevention messages with help for farmers.

Feb 06, 2015

Feb 06, 2015
Paper money in a person's hands

IMF unveils Ebola-linked debt-relief fund as deaths top 9,000

The fund is expected to provide $100 million for the three Ebola-stricken nations.

Jan 13, 2015

Jan 13, 2015
Free-range chickens

WHO sees no major H5N1 genetic changes in Egypt

The current spurt of cases might be caused by increased circulation of H5N1 in poultry and other factors.

Jan 07, 2015

Jan 07, 2015
Egypt map

FAO notes mutations in H5N1 samples from Egypt's poultry

Scientists have identified two mutations usually associated with adaptation to mammals.

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