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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.

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.

Oct 23, 2020

Oct 23, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 23, 2020

Decline in Europe's veterinary antibiotics
Antibiotic research data shared
Grant for sepsis treatment
Novel treatment access for drug-resistant TB
VA antibiotic use during COVID-19
Shorter pneumonia therapy

Jul 23, 2010

Jul 23, 2010

Experts say H5N1 picture not greatly improved since 2003

(CIDRAP News) – The global H5N1 avian influenza situation has not improved very much since the virus began spreading widely in 2003, and many human cases have probably gone unreported, French health experts conclude in an assessment published yesterday in Eurosurveillance.

Mar 11, 2010

Mar 11, 2010

FAO claims progress in avian flu preparedness

(CIDRAP News) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said this week that "substantial progress has been made in the preparedness and response mechanisms" for battling H5N1 avian influenza around the world.

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.

Mar 25, 2008

Mar 25, 2008

US officials launch regional stockpile to fight H5N1 in Asia

(CIDRAP News) – The first of three US-funded supply stockpiles aimed at helping authorities in Asia stamp out avian influenza outbreaks opened near Bangkok today.

Eric John, the US ambassador to Thailand, spoke at a ceremony to open a Regional Distribution Center (RDC) in Chachoengsao province, in eastern Thailand, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today.

Jan 24, 2008

Jan 24, 2008

FAO: Spate of H5N1 outbreaks warrants stronger controls

(CIDRAP News) – Outbreaks of H5N1 avian influenza in 15 countries since December 2007 are a potent reminder that the virus is still a global threat, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today, as officials in Thailand announced they found the disease in poultry again after a 6-month lapse.

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