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Nov 19, 2013

Nov 19, 2013
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai

Study: China's complex flu-season patterns pose challenges

Development of a national flu vaccination program in China is complicated by the differing flu seasons in various parts of the vast country.

Nov 01, 2013

Nov 01, 2013
airport departure board

CDC warns of rise in imported malaria

Growth in international travel and precaution lapses may contribute to a 40-year high in imported malaria cases.

Oct 18, 2013

Oct 18, 2013
Shanchol cholera vaccine

Cholera vaccine yields 5-year protection, finds acceptance

Study shows 65% efficacy against severe disease for 5 years, and another shows good acceptance.

May 28, 2013

May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

New MERS-CoV case reported as puzzles persist

(CIDRAP News) – Saudi Arabia reported today that a foreigner died yesterday of a MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) infection, while health officials in Jordan offered new details—some of them puzzling—about a hospital cluster of cases that occurred there in April 2012.

May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013

WHO expert concerned guest workers could spread coronavirus

(CIDRAP News) – A World Health Organization (WHO) expert has expressed concern that guest workers in the Middle East could carry the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to India and the Philippines, according to a media report, while a few more details emerged about three Tunisian cases reported yesterday.

May 14, 2013

May 14, 2013

Study pinpoints pathogens causing biggest diarrhea burden in kids

(CIDRAP News) – While many pathogens cause serious diarrhea in children in developing countries, four stand out as culprits in most of the infections, a finding that could drive new prevention strategies, an international research team reported today.

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