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Nov 29, 2012

Nov 29, 2012

WHO cites 7th coronavirus case, gives surveillance guidance

(CIDRAP News) – A third case in a family cluster of novel coronavirus infections has been confirmed, raising the global case count to seven, and the fourth illness in the family is now listed as a probable case, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced.

Dec 10, 2012

Dec 10, 2012

ECDC updates risk assessment for novel coronavirus

(CIDRAP News) – The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) today announced an update of its risk assessment on novel coronavirus, which takes into account the possibility of human-to-human spread, the wider geographic area where infections occurred, and risks the virus may pose to healthcare workers.

Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

WHO: Jordan cluster hints at milder coronavirus cases

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) says its recent investigation of illnesses associated with two confirmed novel coronavirus (CoV) infections in Jordan suggests that some cases can be relatively mild and that investigators are now more suspicious that the cluster involved person-to-person transmission.

May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

Alabama officials probe respiratory illness cluster

(CIDRAP News) – Alabama health officials are investigating a cluster of severe respiratory infections from an unknown origin centered around the Dothan area and have asked the state's health providers to be alert for and report similar cases.

Jul 11, 2013

Jul 11, 2013

News Scan for Jul 11, 2013

WHO MERS-CoV count
Mild H7N9 cases
Effects of pneumococcal vaccine
New virus in dolphin

Jun 24, 2014

Jun 24, 2014

News Scan for Jun 24, 2014

FDA warns flu-vaccine plant
Pneumonia during the Hajj
Hospital pneumonia in kids
Polymyxin superbug grant

Nov 06, 2014

Nov 06, 2014

News Scan for Nov 06, 2014

Saudi MERS cluster
H5N8 in Germany
Childhood pneumonia decline
CDC chikungunya alert

Nov 25, 2014

Nov 25, 2014

News Scan for Nov 25, 2014

Questions on GOF pause
Cholera in Haiti
Pneumococcal vaccine in kids

Jan 07, 2015

Jan 07, 2015

News Scan for Jan 07, 2015

MERS death in Saudi Arabia
Pet food safety
RSV and bacterial pneumonia

Jan 20, 2015

Jan 20, 2015

News Scan for Jan 20, 2015

More chikungunya cases
2 Saudi MERS cases
'Disneyland' measles strikes again
Cheaper vaccines urged

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