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May 01, 2017

May 01, 2017
Spilling pills

WHO: Antibiotic usage varies widely in Eastern Europe

Daily doses per 1,000 people per day ranged from 8.54 in Azerbaijan to 40.4 in Turkey.

Sep 24, 2015

Sep 24, 2015
Hajj pilgrms

Three Saudi MERS cases as survey notes knowledge gaps in Hajj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia had gone 2 days without reporting a case.

May 19, 2015

May 19, 2015
OIE headquarters, Paris

Taiwan, Turkey, India battle avian flu; OIE calls for vigilance

The OIE says avian flu oubreaks in 35 nations since early 2014 highlight the importance of  prevention and control.

May 04, 2015

May 04, 2015
Domestic geese

H5N1 revisits Turkey as H5N8 plagues Taiwan

Turkey has first H5N1 outbreak since 2008, and Taiwan reports 5 more H5N8 outbreaks.

Oct 20, 2014

Oct 20, 2014
Map of Turkey

Turkey has first MERS case; Saudi Arabia acts to stop cluster

Turkey's case involves a man who visited Saudi Arabia, which has a cluster in Taif.

Nov 08, 2013

Nov 08, 2013
Map of Syria

Syria's polio outbreak prompts huge Mideast immunization drive

The outbreak has spurred plans to vaccinate 20 million children in seven countries.

Jul 01, 2013

Jul 01, 2013

FDA bans some imports from Turkey as hepatitis count rises

The FDA will detain pomegranate seeds from Goknur Foodstuffs of Turkey over hepatitis concerns.

Apr 25, 2013

Apr 25, 2013

Study: Lab-derived H5N1 virus component binds to human receptors

(CIDRAP News) – A new study suggests that a lab-derived hybrid H5N1 influenza virus that is capable of airborne transmission among ferrets may well be capable of doing the same thing in humans.

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