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Apr 06, 2020

Apr 06, 2020
Delivery man wearing mask

Global COVID-19 deaths pass 70,000; more nations emerge as hot spots

The WHO worries that the use of medical masks in the general population could further shrink the supply for health workers.

Mar 24, 2020

Mar 24, 2020
British pedestrians wearing medical masks

World COVID-19 total surges past 400,000; more nations lock down

More nations, including the UK and India, order countrywide lockdowns.

Mar 23, 2020

Mar 23, 2020
Tokyo 2020 tower

Olympics likely to be postponed; global COVID-19 cases top 375,000

Spain seems to be following Italy's trajectory, reporting 4,321 new cases and 33,090 total.

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019
international flight

Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk US locations

The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.

Feb 03, 2012

Feb 03, 2012

Flu continues late-season Northern Hemisphere push

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in many Northern Hemisphere countries continued its late-season rise last week, with areas such as the United States, Canada, and Europe reporting steady increases.

Though flu activity overall is low, notable increases are occurring in North America, western Europe, and northern China, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

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