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Jan 31, 2020

Jan 31, 2020
Scientist at microscope

nCoV expands in Europe; antiviral drug study to launch in China

The outbreak is now approaching 10,000 cases, including 213 deaths.

Jun 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018

News Scan for Jun 22, 2018

61 Ebola cases
Polio in Papua NG, DRC
Consolidating US food safety
Cyclospora sickens more
Avian flu in 3 nations
California skeeters and Zika

Oct 14, 2016

Oct 14, 2016

ASP News Scan for Oct 14, 2016

Global TB burden
Drug-resistant Corynebacterium
C diff in dogs
ASP in peds hospital
CRE in LA hospitals

Dec 29, 2014

Dec 29, 2014

Flu Scan for Dec 29, 2014

Flu keeps rising in US
H5N1 cases in Egypt
H7N9 cases in China region
Avian flu in 4 countries

May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

Experts: Regulatory issues are main reason for keeping smallpox virus

(CIDRAP News) – When the World Health Assembly (WHA) considers the fate of the remaining stocks of smallpox virus this week, the debate is likely to be framed in part by a report from a group of independent experts that says the only strong reason for keeping the virus is to satisfy strict regulatory requirements for new vaccines and antivirals.

Feb 17, 2011

Feb 17, 2011

WHO sticks with current strains for next flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Signaling that the current flu strains are likely to persist over the next several months, the World Health Organization (WHO) today recommended sticking with the current trio of vaccine strains for the Northern Hemisphere's next influenza season.

The WHO's vaccine strain advisory committee met on Feb 15 and 16 and released its recommendation on the WHO's Web site. The group recommends the following for next season's vaccine:

May 21, 2010

May 21, 2010

WHO: Pandemic showed limits of vaccine production capacity

(CIDRAP News) – Global production of the H1N1 influenza vaccine has made clear that the world still has a long way to go to meet pandemic production capacity goals set by the World Health Organization (WHO) 4 years ago, WHO experts said in a report released this week.

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