News & Perspective

Feb 21, 2020

Feb 21, 2020

News Scan for Feb 21, 2020

US flu activity decreases
More polio in Pakistan

Jan 31, 2020

Jan 31, 2020

News Scan for Jan 31, 2020

US flu rebound, kids' deaths
Recent DRC Ebola cases
Pathogen-spewing hospital toilets
MERS in the UAE
Polio in 4 countries

Sep 18, 2015

Sep 18, 2015

News Scan for Sep 18, 2015

Ebola drug expedited
Polio vaccine regimen tested
Another US biolab breach
H1N1 genetic risk
Danish MRSA dynamics

May 17, 2010

May 17, 2010

WHO's Chan welcomes pandemic review at start of World Health Assembly

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), opened in Geneva today with director-general Dr Margaret Chan praising the accomplishments of global partners with diseases such as smallpox and polio but noting that health officials got lucky with the pandemic H1N1 virus because it has not overwhelmed medical systems and is a good match with the vaccine.

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