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Feb 04, 2020

Feb 04, 2020
Man viewing airport flight board

nCoV total tops 20,000 as officials probe spread from nations outside of China

While officials investigate imported cases not apparently linked directly to China, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, says, "This is still first and foremost an emergency for China."

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.

Jan 26, 2020

Jan 26, 2020
Wearing masks and respirators on China subway

As nCoV cases surge past 2,000, Canada now affected

China reports 688 new cases today, with the head of the World Health Organization en route.

Jan 22, 2020

Jan 22, 2020
WHO flag

WHO decision on nCoV emergency delayed as cases spike

The emergency committee holds off on declaring a public health emergency of international concern.

Apr 02, 2019

Apr 02, 2019

Flu Scan for Apr 02, 2019

Flu ebb in Northern Hemisphere
Flu vaccine and heart failure
High-path avian flu outbreaks

Jul 11, 2017

Jul 11, 2017

News Scan for Jul 11, 2017

Cholera in Yemen and South Sudan
Saudi MERS case
Global flu update
Measles in Europe
Sanofi to acquire Protein Sciences
H5N8 in South Africa

Oct 30, 2012

Oct 30, 2012

CDC profiles wide range of global flu activities

(CIDRAP News) – An annual report released yesterday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) profiles a wide range of CDC influenza-related projects around the world, from flu surveillance in Indonesia to vaccine effectiveness studies in El Salvador and epidemiology training in Ghana.

Oct 13, 2010

Oct 13, 2010

H3N2 a player in early Northern Hemisphere flu season

(CIDRAP News) – More signals suggest the Southern Hemisphere's flu season is winding down, while activity is low at the start of the Northern Hemisphere's flu season, except in China, which is seeing moderate H3N2 circulation.

Sep 27, 2010

Sep 27, 2010

Flu makes late-season statement in parts of Southern Hemisphere

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity is showing a late-season flourish in some parts of the Southern Hemisphere, such as Chile, where levels in some areas exceed last year's pandemic peak, and in parts of Australia, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its most rent influenza update.

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