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Oct 29, 2014

Oct 29, 2014
Healthcare worker in Liberia

WHO sees hint of Ebola hope in Liberia as quarantine issue burns

WHO official is "cautiously optimistic" that an apparent slowing of disease activity there is real.

Oct 17, 2014

Oct 17, 2014

WHO calls Senegal Ebola outbreak over, but cases rise elsewhere

No new cases in Senegal in 42 days, but hundreds have surfaced in the hardest-hit countries.

Sep 16, 2014

Sep 16, 2014
Medevac airplane

Very few aircraft equipped to evacuate Ebola patients

A Georgia company has equipped two Gulfstream III jets to transfer Ebola patients, but few other options exist.

May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

News Scan for May 16, 2014

Chikungunya in Florida
H7N9 in China
Ebbing flu activity
DoD countermeasure review
Early measles vaccine

Feb 13, 2014

Feb 13, 2014
CDC Arlen Specter HQ and IOC

US unveils plan to boost global health security

Officials offer few details on what exaclty the 30-nation "Global Health Security Agenda" involves.

Nov 25, 2013

Nov 25, 2013

News Scan for Nov 25, 2013

DoD biodefense plant questioned
Hepatitis C drug approval
Pakistan polio abductions

Oct 17, 2013

Oct 17, 2013

News Scan for Oct 17, 2013

MERS case in Qatar
Limited flu vaccine impact in seniors
Potential flu drug
Feces odor as flu marker in ducks

Jan 11, 2013

Jan 11, 2013

US flu activity shifts west as some national markers drop

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity indicators showed some wobble last week, which might suggest that activity in the United States is starting to ebb in some locations or could reflect some artifacts of disease reporting that health officials sometimes see over the holiday period.

Oct 30, 2012

Oct 30, 2012

CDC profiles wide range of global flu activities

(CIDRAP News) – An annual report released yesterday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) profiles a wide range of CDC influenza-related projects around the world, from flu surveillance in Indonesia to vaccine effectiveness studies in El Salvador and epidemiology training in Ghana.


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