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Sep 16, 2021

Sep 16, 2021
Sputnik vax assembly

Experts, COVID vaccine firms detail ways to scale up fair distribution

High-level groups and vaccine companies say there's enough vaccine, but several obstacles block doses from getting to low- and middle-income countries.

Aug 12, 2021

Aug 12, 2021
SARS-CoV-2

WHO calls on countries to set aside differences in SARS-CoV-2 origin probe

The next study phase includes examining raw data and stored blood samples.

Aug 10, 2021

Aug 10, 2021
Thai vax

Parts of Southeast Asia still in the heat of Delta battles

Stubbornly high levels persist in nations including Thailand and Vietnam as Delta variant activity keeps countries on edge, from Australia to China.

Jul 12, 2021

Jul 12, 2021
Benin COVAX

Delta COVID-19 surges worsen; WHO challenges push for vaccine booster doses

WHO head Tedros urges Moderna and Pfizer to go all out on channeling vaccine supply to COVAX.

Mar 17, 2021

Mar 17, 2021
Brazil immunization

Global COVID-19 cases rise for third week in a row

Brazil's activity intensified after Carnival, and, unlike its first surge, spikes aren't contained to a few main hot spots.

Jun 19, 2020

Jun 19, 2020
Social worker helping with COVID-19 relief efforts

COVID-19 cases pass 8.5 million; WHO warns of dangerous phase

"We call on all countries and all people to exercise extreme vigilance."

Oct 18, 2019

Oct 18, 2019
TB blood collection

WHO sees progress in finding, treating TB cases

Of 10 million people estimated to have TB in 2018, 7 million were diagnosed, meeting a recent UN goal.

Apr 02, 2013

Apr 02, 2013

H5N1 cases dropped in 2012, but fatality rate rose

(CIDRAP News) – The world registered fewer human infections with H5N1 avian influenza in 2012, but the fatality rate was a little higher than in previous years, the World Health Organization (WHO) noted in a recent review of the year's data.

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.

Oct 30, 2012

Oct 30, 2012

CDC profiles wide range of global flu activities

(CIDRAP News) – An annual report released yesterday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) profiles a wide range of CDC influenza-related projects around the world, from flu surveillance in Indonesia to vaccine effectiveness studies in El Salvador and epidemiology training in Ghana.

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