Monthly Archives: December 2016

FluNet Summary

National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 91 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 28 November 2016 to 11 December 2016 a(data as of 2016-12-22 14:50:28 UTC).The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 115769 specimens during that time period. 12979 were positive for influenza […]

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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

On 20 December 2016, the Department of Health (DOH), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) notified WHO of a case of laboratory-confirmed human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. …read more

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Why some people may not respond to the malaria vaccine

Generating protective immunity against the early liver stage of malaria infection is feasible but has been difficult to achieve in regions with high rates of malaria infection. …read more

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Important element of immune defense against fungal infections discovered

Fungal infections are a serious health risk. They can be harmful especially to patients whose immune system is compromised through illness or chemotherapy. …read more

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Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccine provides high protection against disease

An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to results of a new study. The vaccine is the first to prevent infection from one of the most lethal known pathogens, and the findings add weight to early trial results published last year. …read […]

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