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Jul 14, 2021

Jul 14, 2021
Surgical mask hanging from graveyard cross

Global COVID-19 deaths on the rise again

Much of the increase in cases is led by the more transmissible Delta variant, which has now been detected in 111 nations.

Feb 09, 2021

Feb 09, 2021
Chinese meat stall in outdoor market

China probe: SARS-CoV-2 jump from go-between host most likely scenario

Experts say virus introduction through an intermediary host species is the most likely of 4 scenarios they presented.

Sep 03, 2020

Sep 03, 2020
Ethiopia COVID

COVID-19 total passes 26 million; independent review panel named

Also, the Trump administration announces next steps for pulling out of the WHO, and Sanofi and GSK announce a new vaccine trial.

Nov 11, 2008

Nov 11, 2008

US to give FAO $44 million for avian flu control

(CIDRAP News) – The United States will contribute another $44.4 million to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO's) campaign to prevent and control avian influenza, the FAO announced today.

Dec 14, 2007

Dec 14, 2007

WHO confirms Myanmar's first human avian flu case

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed that a 7-year-old girl in Myanmar has recovered from H5N1 avian influenza, marking the country's first reported human case.

The girl is from Kyaing Tone Township in Shan state near the Chinese border, according to a statement from the WHO. Her illness was detected through routine surveillance following an H5N1 outbreak in poultry in the area in mid November, the statement said.

Sep 20, 2006

Sep 20, 2006

OIE launches Japan-funded project to fight avian flu

(CIDRAP News) – A new project to help improve control strategies for avian influenza has been initiated in eight Asian countries, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) announced yesterday.

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