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Apr 02, 2020

Apr 02, 2020
Spanish troops COVID-19 response efforts

Global COVID-19 total races past 1 million mark

Pandemic activity is increasing rapidly in Africa, up 185% from the previous week, the WHO says.

Apr 01, 2020

Apr 01, 2020
Empty Frankfurt airport

Rapid COVID-19 escalation pushes world past 900,000 cases

The world is witnessing nearly exponential growth, and deaths have more than doubled this past week.

Mar 29, 2020

Mar 29, 2020
Drive-through COVID-19 testing

Global COVID-19 cases top 700,000; Trump extends plan to slow virus

US social distancing steps will extend through April.

Jan 31, 2020

Jan 31, 2020
Scientist at microscope

nCoV expands in Europe; antiviral drug study to launch in China

The outbreak is now approaching 10,000 cases, including 213 deaths.

Oct 28, 2005

Oct 28, 2005

Chiron wins H5N1 vaccine contract; WHO says virus is changing

(CIDRAP News) – The US government has awarded Chiron Corp. a $62.5 million contract to make a vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza as part of efforts to prepare for a possible human flu pandemic.

Apr 13, 2005

Apr 13, 2005

Pandemic flu virus from 1957 mistakenly sent to labs

(CIDRAP News) – The revelation that samples of the influenza virus that caused the flu pandemic of 1957-58 were inadvertently sent to thousands of laboratories has raised fears of a new pandemic and triggered an urgent effort to destroy the samples.

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