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During the Spring of 2014, Philippines health officials received reports of deaths from two villages in Sultan Kudarat, Mindanao in the southern Philippines. In addition to several human deaths, the...

Mike Coston is the Owner/Editor of Avian Flu Diary     Two years ago, there was essentially just one HPAI (highly pathogenic avian influenza) virus we were really watching – H5N1.  True,...

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Sunnyvale, Calif. molecular diagnostics company, Cepheid today announced it has received clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market Xpert® Norovirus, a qualitative in vitro...

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The plague outbreak in Madagascar was the topic of the first segment of Sunday’s airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show on 860 AM WGUL in the Tampa Bay area. Show host, Robert Herriman...

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The Egyptian Ministry of Health (MOH) is reporting four additional human cases of H5N1 avian influenza, where three of the cases resulted in death, according to a MOH statement (computer translated). The...

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tetanus is uncommon in the United States, with an average of 29 reported cases per year from 1996 through 2009. Nearly all cases of tetanus...

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In Zoeterwoude in a chicken farm with around 28,000 bird flu (avian influenza, AI) had been established. This company has no outdoor access. The affected chickens are to be culled Sunday, according to...

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An estimated 1.1 million HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted, as new cases declined by over 50 per cent between 2005 and 2013, according to data released by UNICEF today ahead of World...

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The Sudanese federal ministry of health (MOH) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) noted in a joint “Situation Report” that the number of cases of the serious mosquito borne viral disease,...