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Nov 20, 2013

Nov 20, 2013

News Scan for Nov 20, 2013

Chicken-linked Salmonella update
Climate change and disease
MERS vaccine trial in mice
Virus-harboring African bats
Polio progress in Afghanistan

Sep 24, 2013

Sep 24, 2013

News Scan for Sep 24, 2013

MERS-CoV research wanted
Hepatitis A berry outbreak
H5N1 outbreaks in Nepal
Land use and disease

Jul 05, 2012

Jul 05, 2012

Study maps zoonotic disease burden, hot spots

(CIDRAP News) – A review and mapping study to gauge the burden of zoonotic diseases found that Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and India are four top hot spots and that a surging demand for livestock products will likely fuel the spread of several diseases.

Jul 29, 2011

Jul 29, 2011

WHO tracks evolving cholera picture

(CIDRAP News) – Global cholera incidence has increased since 2000, with Haiti's large outbreak tipping the largest burden away from Africa for the first time since 1995, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

Smallpox virus destruction talks falter at WHA

(CIDRAP News) – A World Health Assembly (WHA)committee that took up a resolution to destroy the remaining stocks of smallpox virus failed to reach an agreement today, despite a working group's attempts to find an acceptable solution.

Nov 22, 2010

Nov 22, 2010

Haiti reports further cholera spread

(CIDRAP News) – In its latest update, Haiti's health ministry said today that 56,901 people have been treated for cholera infections, of which 21,665 were hospitalized and 1,344 died, according to preliminary data as of Nov 19 from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Apr 15, 2010

Apr 15, 2010

CDC: E coli down, most other foodborne illnesses level

(CIDRAP News) – E coli O157:H7 was the comparative bright spot today in a federal report that showed little change in the incidence of most foodborne illnesses in 2009.

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