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Jun 17, 2011

Jun 17, 2011

WHO: South Africa battling flu; few other global hot spots

(CIDRAP News) – With the Southern Hemisphere entering its flu season, the only country to see a dramatic activity spike so far is South Africa, where the 2009 H1N1 virus is dominating and has been linked to an increase in severe infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Nov 20, 2014

Nov 20, 2014

News Scan for Nov 20, 2014

MERS case, death
More chikungunya cases
H10N7 in seals
Polio eradication in Africa

Jan 09, 2015

Jan 09, 2015

News Scan for Jan 09, 2015

Meningococcal vaccine for infants
Dengue vaccine
2 Saudi MERS cases
H5N2 outbreak in Taiwan
Listeria-linked apple recall

Mar 16, 2015

Mar 16, 2015

News Scan for Mar 16, 2015

H5N1 in Egypt
Chikungunya cases spike
Meningitis in Nigeria
More US measles cases

Sep 21, 2015

Sep 21, 2015

News Scan for Sep 21, 2015

Low chikungunya numbers
H9N2 case in Bangladesh
H5N1 in Nigeria, Ghana
Lingering Lyme symptoms

Oct 26, 2015

Oct 26, 2015

News Scan for Oct 26, 2015

More chikungunya cases
Tick-borne misdiagnosis
Potential RSV drug
WHO on polio-free Nigeria

Nov 17, 2015

Nov 17, 2015
Fog and flood

WHO says health impacts of climate change overlooked

Earlier this week, a leading expert voiced similar concerns, noting that the WHO hadn't made its voice heard.

Jan 11, 2016

Jan 11, 2016

News Scan for Jan 11, 2016

High global melioidosis burden
New chikungunya cases
H5 in Scotland, Vietnam, Nigeria
Lassa fever in Nigeria

Apr 20, 2016

Apr 20, 2016
Zika Americas map

Maps predict areas favorable for Zika spread

Study says 2.2 billion people live in areas suitable for Zika spread, and over the next year more than 5 million babies will be born in vulnerable parts of the Americas.

May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016

News Scan for May 31, 2016

Costs vs benefits of new antibiotics
More chikungunya
Arizona measles outbreak
Gender and pneumococcal disease
Lassa fever in Nigeria

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