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WHO committee won’t declare MERS-CoV PHEIC

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Tweet The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that its International Health Regulations Emergency Committee unanimously decided not to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern related to the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. The committee made the decision … Read More »

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WHO issues human-animal influenza summary and assessment

TweetThe World Health Organization recently released a summary and assessment of its most recent data regarding influenza at the human-animal interface. The summary and assessment shows that from 2003 to December 17, 2012, the WHO received 610 laboratory-confirmed reports of … Read More »

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WHO alters H5N1 reporting

TweetThe World Health Organization recently announced that it will begin reporting human cases of H5N1 avian influenza every month on its influenza webpage. The WHO said that cases of human infection with H5N1 will now only be reported on its … Read More »

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Ugandan health ministry requests funding to fight Marburg outbreak, WHO doubtful

Tweet The Ugandan Ministry of Health recently requested funding to contain an outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever in the western portion of the country. Health Minister Dr. Christine Ondoa said that the money is needed quickly if her ministry is … Read More »

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WHO issues pandemic influenza surveillance standards

TweetThe World Health Organization recently released a set of standards designed to improve the global collection and use of influenza data. The WHO issued the standards as a result of major gaps exposed during the 2009 influenza pandemic, according to … Read More »

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Chan appointed to second term as WHO director

TweetThe World Health Assembly, currently meeting in Geneva, appointed Dr. Margaret Chan for a second term as director-general of the World Health Organization. In her acceptance speech, Chan stressed that she would continue to improve the health of the world’s … Read More »

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WHO relying on social media for critical surveillance

TweetThe head of communications at the World Health Organization recently said that social media has fundamentally changed the way the group conducts global health surveillance. Christine Feig made the comments at the WHO’s Strategic Health Operations Center, where a team … Read More »

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WHO releases next season’s influenza vaccine recommendations

TweetThe World Health Organization recommended on Thursday that two of the three strains in next season’s influenza vaccine be changed for the Northern Hemisphere. Influenza experts for the WHO called for changing the B and A/H3N2 components of the vaccine, … Read More »

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