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Jun 18, 2008

Jun 18, 2008

UN: Pandemic preparedness pays off, but threat remains

(CIDRAP News) – David Nabarro, influenza coordinator for the United Nations (UN), said during a press conference yesterday that the world is better prepared to respond to an influenza pandemic, but he added that continuing outbreaks in some countries are a reminder that a major threat remains.

Nov 11, 2008

Nov 11, 2008

US to give FAO $44 million for avian flu control

(CIDRAP News) – The United States will contribute another $44.4 million to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO's) campaign to prevent and control avian influenza, the FAO announced today.

Jul 27, 2020

Jul 27, 2020
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Pandemic total speeds past 16 million

WHO officials stressed that even intense transmission countries can turn their outbreaks around with leadership, consistent messaging, and key measures.

Aug 10, 2020

Aug 10, 2020
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Countries face diverse challenges as pandemic total nears 20 million

As cases surge in intense transmission countries, illness levels are rising in countries that curbed the spread, including many in Europe.

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