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Frequently Asked Questions on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERSCoV)

What is coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness in humans and animals. In people, coronaviruses can cause illnesses ranging in severity from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
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New US and Australian intussusception data: benefits of vaccination outweigh risk

CDC continues to recommend that all US infants receive rotavirus vaccine. The United States (US) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met on June 20, 2013 at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to discuss new US and Australian intussusception data and CDC’s summary of the risks and benefits of rotavirus vaccination.
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EV71: Vaccine Prevents Hand-Foot-Mouth, Associated Disease

A new vaccine against enterovirus 71 (EV71) can effectively prevent hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) as well as hospitalizations for severe HFMD and EV71-associated disease, according to a phase 3 trial.
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Frequently Asked Questions on Novel Coronavirus - Update

What is the novel coronavirus?
This is a new strain of coronavirus (nCoV) that has not been seen in humans before. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness in humans and animals.
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The Japanese Occupation of Malaya- As seen through the eyes of a young boy

As my mind drifts back some 70 years , my first impression is we were a terrified lot on the run. I
was 5 years old then, the youngest of six children. I was being carried by my man servant Manikam. I
suddenly heard the loud booming and screeching sound of planes. When I looked up, I saw planes
everywhere in the sky, zooming around and firing at each other. My brother told me the air battle
was between Japanese Zero fighters and British Buffalo Fighters. Wow!this was great. I started to clap
my hands with excitement-planes had always been my favourite.
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Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Hundreds of scientists and technical experts from 80 countries launched the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication on 11 April 2013.
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Frequently Asked Questions on human infection with influenza A(H7N9) virus, China

Update as of 5 April 2013
Note that this document supersedes the previous version. Updates will be posted as new information becomes available.
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Are You a Great Diagnostician?

A majority of doctors think they have it; very few will say that they don't have it. And many are happy that they're "good enough."
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