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Jun 03, 2013

Jun 03, 2013

MERS-CoV: 2 more cases in Italy, 1 in Saudi Arabia

Two people in Italy who had contact with the country's first MERS-CoV case-patient are sick with the virus, while Saudi Arabia has another new case and three deaths in previously reported patients, health authorities reported over the weekend.

Jun 03, 2013

News Scan for Jun 03, 2013

Poliovirus in Israeli sewage
Tickborne disease in Korea
Measles in Pakistan
Jun 03, 2013

Flu Scan for Jun 03, 2013

H7N9 death in Shanghai
Low-path avian flu in Denmark, Netherlands

Jan 03, 2013

Jan 03, 2013

WHO says polio drive must push on despite Pakistan setbacks

(CIDRAP News) – In the wake of recent killings of polio vaccinators in Pakistan, some questions are being raised about the all-out push to eradicate polio, but the World Health Organization (WHO) says the world can't afford to back off on the eradication drive now.

Jan 04, 2013

Jan 04, 2013

US flu activity continues to rise sharply

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity continued its sharp rise through the last week of 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

"Reports of influenza-like-illness (ILI) are nearing what have been peak levels during moderately severe seasons," said Joe Bresee, MD, chief of epidemiology and prevention in the CDC's flu division, in a CDC statement today.

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