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Aug 27, 2020

Aug 27, 2020
Outside fever check point in India

India surge pushes global COVID-19 total higher

India has reported the world's highest daily total for about 3 weeks, but today its tally jumped by 75,000 cases.

Aug 24, 2020

Aug 24, 2020
COVID-19 rapid testing

COVID-19 tops 23 million cases as evidence builds for reinfection

Hong Kong researchers describe evidence of reinfection based on genetic sequencing of the virus.

Aug 17, 2020

Aug 17, 2020
Fever monitoring at Incheon Airport

Korea sees COVID-19 spike; New Zealand delays election

For the fourth day in a row, South Korea reports a triple-digit increase in cases.

Jul 17, 2020

Jul 17, 2020
Masked seller and buyer in Kenya

Global COVID-19 total nears 14 million amid appeal for nations in crisis

Brazil tops 2 million cases and India 1 million as the UN appeals for aid for hard-hit countries.

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020
Sewing masks in Brazil

Global COVID-19 total tops 5.7 million, Brazil surge continues

Brazil's surge shows no sign of slowing, with more than 20,000 new cases.

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.


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