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Jul 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017
Old smallpox vaccine

Panel's smallpox sample probe yields policy recommendations, lingering questions

Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.

Apr 14, 2017

Apr 14, 2017
Hen with chicks

Niger reports first H5N8 outbreak; high-path viruses hit other nations

H5N8 avian flu continues in Europe, while H5N6, H5N1 strike again in Asia.

Jan 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017
Duck flock

Five nations report more, varied avian flu outbreaks

Detections vary from H5N1 in India to the confirmation of H5N5 for the first time in Slovenia.

Jan 17, 2017

Jan 17, 2017

Uganda reports H5 in wild birds, poultry as Europe logs more H5N8

Several European countries reported more H5N8 outbreaks several different settings: wild birds, poultry, and even at a zoo.

Dec 08, 2016

Dec 08, 2016
Hen closeup

Europe weighs H5N8 threat as Russia reports new outbreak

Elsewhere, Taiwan officials said tests have now confirmed H5N8 in two recent outbreaks in backyard birds.

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 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016
Baltic gulls

H5N8 expands reach along Baltic, other parts of Europe

The virus is spreading south and west as experts predicted after the H5 clade was discovered in Russia in June.

Sep 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016
Great cormorant

Russian waterfowl finding prompts FAO warning about H5N8 spread

Given past patterns, the FAO warned countries that border the Caspian and Black Seas, as well as Western Europe, to be on high alert.

Mar 21, 2016

Mar 21, 2016
Zika flyer

Experts probe Zika mosquito control, more microcephaly

Experts said only 2 of the new methods—Wolbachia and transgenic mosquitoes—were at the stage for carefully designed pilot projects.

Feb 09, 2016

Feb 09, 2016
Fever thermometer

Late start to Northern Hemisphere flu season feels strong H1N1 impact

The CDC said it has also received recent reports of severe flu infections linked to 2009 H1N1 in young- and middle-aged adults.

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