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Nov 08, 2021

Nov 08, 2021
Mask-wearing family with luggage in airport

US lifts COVID-19 travel ban 20 months after it began

Also, tens of thousands of federal workers have requested vaccine exemptions on religious grounds.

Aug 11, 2021

Aug 11, 2021
Brazil vax

Americas and Asia drive rising global COVID-19 cases

In another development, the WHO announced the next phase of a treatment trial, which will test three repurposed drugs across 52 countries.

Mar 03, 2021

Mar 03, 2021
Peru PPE

COVID surges strain health systems in parts of South America

In the northern Amazon basin where cases are spiking, ICUs in Brazil, Peru, and Colombia are filling up with COVID-19 patients.

Jul 14, 2020

Jul 14, 2020
Masked wearing window watcher

Global COVID-19 total blows past 13 million

Efforts are under way to use PAHO funds to help nations buy vaccine, and the group is advising them on trial participation.

Dec 16, 2019

Dec 16, 2019

Samoa extends measles emergency

In other updates, measles cases are on the rise in the Americas, but showed another decline in Europe.

Jan 17, 2018

Jan 17, 2018
1957 brick

Study reveals more H1N1 deaths in those exposed to '57 pandemic

The findings add more weight to calls for more broadly protective flu vaccines.

Aug 12, 2016

Aug 12, 2016
Cyclospora oocyst

Cyclospora cases reported in Texas, Canada

In another development, UK health officials warned travelers about an uptick in cases linked to Mexico, particularly the Riviera Maya coast.

Jan 03, 2014

Jan 03, 2014
coughing patient and examining provider

US flu rise expands across country

Nearly half of US states are reporting widespread flu activity, up from 10 last week.

Dec 13, 2013

Dec 13, 2013
Mom taking kid's temp

US flu activity heating up

US flu activity showed a modest jump last week, with the clinic visits for flu-like illness rising above baseline for the first time this season.

Dec 03, 2013

Dec 03, 2013
Coughing patient with doctor

Flu season gains momentum, especially in South

The US flu season is picking up, and 2009 H1N1 is the dominant strain so far.

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