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Jun 01, 2020

Jun 01, 2020
Pineapple seller wearing mask

COVID-19 outbreaks surge in Central, South America

The WHO issues new COVID-19-related guidance on noncommunicable disease and mass gatherings.

May 02, 2020

May 02, 2020
Bicyclist in Madrid

Spain emerges from strict COVID-19 distancing as pandemic issues keep US on edge

Spain, the world's second hardest-hit country after the US, is taking cautious steps to ease its 7-week lockdown, while the US CDC launches a gene tracking consortium to help with response.

Aug 08, 2017

Aug 08, 2017

News Scan for Aug 08, 2017

Global flu update
H5N8 in Russia
Third papaya recall

May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

World Health Assembly opens 64th session in Geneva

(CIDRAP News) – Delegates from 193 countries met today in Geneva at the start of the World Health Assembly (WHA), which will address several infectious disease topics, including a report from an independent pandemic review committee, a virus-sharing agreement, and the fate of the world's remaining smallpox virus stocks.

Apr 26, 2009

Apr 26, 2009

WHO holding at pandemic alert phase 3 for now

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today held to its position that more information is needed before a decision can be made about changing its pandemic influenza alert status from the current phase 3 to phase 4. Moving to phase 4 would mean that the new virus is transmissible enough to cause large outbreaks.

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