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Dec 01, 2016

Dec 01, 2016
Eurasian wigeon

OIE: First high-path avian flu in Tunisia

Tunisia has H5 avian flu for the first time, and Finland and Austria report new H5N8 outbreaks.

Nov 30, 2016

Nov 30, 2016
Child flu vaccination

Study: Flu vaccine doesn't prevent missed school days

The study finds the flu vaccine did not reduce school absenteeism in kids 5 to 17.

Nov 30, 2016

H5N8 avian flu outbreak expands to Egypt

Findings in dead coots make Egypt the 3rd Mideast country to report high-path H5N8.

Nov 29, 2016

Nov 29, 2016

MERS infects 3 more in Saudi Arabia

In another development, the WHO shared details of 6 Saudi cases reported earlier this month, including 2 involving contact with camels or raw camel milk.

Nov 29, 2016
Boneless chicken thighs

UK report finds drug-resistant Campylobacter rising in poultry

Multidrug-resistant C jejuni rose from 19.1% in 2008 to 43.4% in 2014-2015.

Nov 28, 2016

Nov 28, 2016
Cameron County Courthouse

Rio Grande Valley, Texas, reports first case of local Zika

The case, involving a woman in Brownsville, is the first local US case outside Florida.

Nov 28, 2016
Avian influenza sign

H5N8 noted in more European nations, spreading elsewhere

Finland, France, and Romania report their first outbreaks, while India and Iran note further spread.

Nov 28, 2016

H5N6 hits more Korean farms as study hints at reassortment

The preliminary genetic analysis suggest that some of the internal genes have changed, compared to earlier H5N6 samples from China and Hong Kong.

Nov 23, 2016

Nov 23, 2016
Two hens

Sweden confirms H5N8 as H5N6 spreads in South Korea

Sweden joins the growing list of European countries facing high-path avian flu.

Nov 22, 2016

Nov 22, 2016

Part of Miami Beach removed from Zika travel advisory

In other developments, the WHO spells out its Zika research priorities and a need for solid long-term funding.


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