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Feb 07, 2018

Feb 07, 2018
Swans and Windsor Castle

High-path avian flu outbreaks reported in Mideast, Asia, Europe

A UK outbreak involves swans from a flock owned by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor.

Jan 23, 2018

Jan 23, 2018
Flying gull

H5N6 strikes again in UK birds; H5 detected in Afghan poultry

DEFRA says the risk of avian flu spreading to other UK wild birds is high.

Jan 08, 2018

Jan 08, 2018
Mideast map

Iraq, Afghanistan, other nations report avian flu outbreaks

It is Iraq's first H5N8 outbreak since 2016, and Afghanistan's first since 2007.

Jul 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017
infant vaccination

WHO: 1 in 10 infants received no vaccinations last year

Babies living in countries affected by conflict made up more than half of the total of unvaccinated group.

Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016
IPV vaccination

WHO panel recommends dose-sparing strategy for IPV polio vaccine

High demand, production problems, and lack of raw materials contribute to the shortage, which has hindered immunization campaigns at a crucial time.

May 05, 2014

May 05, 2014
Child receiving vaccine

International polio spread triggers WHO emergency declaration

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan declared polio's spread this year to be a public health emergency, and she spelled out temporary steps for curbing the threat.

Nov 21, 2013

Nov 21, 2013
Child receiving oral polio vaccine

Polio hits Cameroon as limited progress cited elsewhere

The CDC noted some hope in Afghanistan and Pakistan—but the disease reappeared in Cameroon.

May 06, 2013

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