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Jan 25, 2021

Jan 25, 2021
Train commuters inside station wearing masks

Experts weigh economic impact as world nears 100 million COVID-19 cases

New reports touch on the pandemic's economic toll and on the benefits vaccine equity could have.

Aug 11, 2020

Aug 11, 2020
Vaccine development

Pandemic total tops 20 million amid Russian vaccine news, New Zealand flare-up

Russia's vaccine hasn't been through phase 3 trials, raising worries that the country is skipping key safety steps.

Feb 28, 2020

Feb 28, 2020
Mexico City

WHO raises global COVID-19 risk to highest level

As concerns deepen about Iran, the WHO is in the process of sending a mission to the country, with UAE help.

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.

May 18, 2009

May 18, 2009

WHO is urged to go slow on declaring pandemic

(CIDRAP News) – As the World Health Organization (WHO) convened its annual meeting today, several countries urged the agency to use caution in weighing whether to declare a full-scale pandemic, despite signs that the novel H1N1 influenza virus is now spreading in Japan.

Apr 26, 2009

Apr 26, 2009

US swine flu cases rise as feds call health emergency

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials, speaking at a White House briefing on the swine influenza outbreak today, said the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is declaring a public health emergency, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed 9 more human cases.

Jun 06, 2006

Jun 06, 2006

WHO confirms Indonesian H5N1 case; nurses test negative

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed that a 15-year-old Indonesian boy who died May 30 had H5N1 avian influenza, but the agency said four nurses who had suspicious symptoms after caring for avian flu patients were not infected.

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