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Jan 06, 2020

Jan 06, 2020
Night market in Wuhan, China

Questions still swirl over China's unexplained pneumonia outbreak

The CDC issues a watch but does not call for travel limits.

Dec 19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014
H3N2 threat

US flu activity rises ahead of holiday season

Almost 70% of H3N2 strains are mismatched with the vaccine, and 4 more kids have died.

Oct 21, 2014

Oct 21, 2014
Washington's Dulles International Airport

DHS boosts screening for travelers from Ebola outbreak nations

All travelers whose flights originate in outbreak countries must enter the US through 1 of 5 airports.

Oct 15, 2014

Oct 15, 2014
Commercial airliner

Second Ebola-infected Dallas nurse triggers air passenger tracing

The nurse had flown from Ohio hours before she reported having a fever.

Apr 01, 2013

Apr 01, 2013

China reports three H7N9 infections, two fatal

(CIDRAP News) – Chinese health officials yesterday announced three severe respiratory infections, two of them fatal, from H7N9 influenza, a subtype that has not been known to infect humans before.

Jan 23, 2013

Jan 23, 2013

Research moratorium on modified H5N1 viruses ends

(CIDRAP News) – A year-long voluntary moratorium on research involving transmissible H5N1 avian flu viruses ended today with a letter from a group of scientists that supports resuming the work in countries that have addressed the biosafety issues involved.

Jan 17, 2012

Jan 17, 2012

WHO to lead talks on controversial H5N1 studies

(CIDRAP News) – A World Health Organization (WHO) official said the agency will play a role in leading discussions on issues related to controversial H5N1 avian influenza transmission studies, as more experts called for a further global discussion of the issues.

Jun 23, 2011

Jun 23, 2011

New E coli reports leave major questions hanging

(CIDRAP News) – A spate of new reports on Germany's huge outbreak of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) is emphasizing the idea that the strain is unusually virulent, but the latest findings leave major questions about the outbreak unanswered.

Jun 06, 2011

Jun 06, 2011

Initial tests negative for outbreak E coli in German sprouts

(CIDRAP News) – German authorities investigating a possible sprout link to a large Escherichia coli outbreak said today that lab samples are negative so far, dashing hopes for a quick end to the investigation and adding more confusion to the search for the source.

May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011

Questions abound in European E coli outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Questions abounded today concerning the large and growing outbreak of Escherichia coli infections concentrated in northern Germany, including where it came from, why it is striking mostly women, and why the number of reported hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) cases, at 276, is so unusually high.

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