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Jul 09, 2020

Jul 09, 2020
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Global COVID-19 total tops 12 million; WHO weighs in on airborne spread

The WHO posts a brief on transmission and launches a review panel.

Apr 27, 2020

Apr 27, 2020
Masked shopper

World's COVID-19 total tops 3 million cases

WHO officials are concerned about increasing trends in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and some Asian countries.

Apr 18, 2020

Apr 18, 2020
Florida swab

US COVID-19 total tops 700,000; cases spike in Russia, parts of Asia

New testing studies reveal more about spread in some US communities, and overseas, cases rose steadily in many countries, especially Russia and Japan.

Apr 09, 2020

Apr 09, 2020
Two meters social distance

Nations eye COVID-19 lockdown extensions as global cases rise

Global cases reach 1,579,690, including 94,567 deaths.

Nov 19, 2012

Nov 19, 2012

FAO sees signs of decline in H5N1 outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – The number of reported H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks in poultry and wild birds has decreased since mid 2011 and was down sharply in the second quarter of this year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a quarterly update on the ongoing situation.

Nov 21, 2011

Nov 21, 2011

Egypt, Indonesia report recent H5N1 outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – Egypt reported five H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks in October, and the latest disease surveillance from Indonesia suggests that the highest incidence is in Bali, where three human fatal infections were recently reported, according to an overview from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Oct 03, 2011

Oct 03, 2011

WHO: Keep current strains in 2012 Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – A run of stability in the makeup of seasonal influenza vaccines continued as the World Health Organization (WHO) recently recommended using the same three flu strains in next year's Southern Hemisphere vaccine as are in the current Northern Hemisphere vaccine and were used last year in southern countries.

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