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Apr 27, 2012

Apr 27, 2012

Flu activity winds down across Northern Hemisphere

(CIDRAP News) – The latest snapshot of the US flu season shows that significant activity is still occurring, though infection levels are declining, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

Apr 25, 2012

Apr 25, 2012

Global health officials foresee threats to malaria progress

(CIDRAP News) – To mark World Malaria Day, global health groups today warned that funding cuts could erode progress in fighting the disease, a point that was underscored by a new study that highlighted wavering support and a dramatic increase in disease activity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other agencies announced new strategies to fight the disease.

Apr 24, 2012

Apr 24, 2012

Global groups renew measles push as drop in deaths slows

(CIDRAP News) – Global health officials are making headway with driving down the number of measles deaths, but there are signs that progress is stalling, a pattern that has kept nations from meeting a global mortality benchmark, researchers reported today.

Apr 16, 2012

Apr 16, 2012

Sushi Salmonella outbreak probe prompts raw tuna recall

(CIDRAP News) – A probe of illness clusters and trace-back investigations have linked a multistate Salmonella Bareilly outbreak to a California company's raw ground tuna that was used by restaurants and grocery stores to make sushi, according to US officials.

Apr 11, 2012

Mar 22, 2012

Mar 22, 2012

Africa reports progress on polio, ramps up vaccine efforts

(CIDRAP News) – Polio cases in Africa were almost halved in 2011, but the disease shows worrisome trends in some countries, health officials reported today as the continent geared up to vaccinate 111 million children against the disease.

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