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News Reports for December 20, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 14, 2014 at 19:54:55 PM EST

Reminder: Please do not post whole articles, just snippets and links. Thanks!

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News Reports for December 19, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 14, 2014 at 19:54:40 PM EST

Reminder: Please do not post whole articles, just snippets and links. Thanks!

•  Hong Kong: DH closely monitors additional MERS cases in Saudi Arabia (Link)

•  Ninth Egyptian Dies of Bird Flu - Official (H5N1) (Link)

•  No more ducks at Sukhna Lake (H5N1) (Link)
•  Punjab orders emergency precautionary measures to check outbreak of H5N1 flu (Link)
•  Domesticated geese culled in Chandigarh (H5N1) (Link)
•  Telangana hushes up swine flu death as more cases pour in (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  WHO: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - Saudi Arabia (Link)
•  Saudi MOH: '1 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded', no recoveries, no deaths, Dec. 19, 2014 (Link)

Sierra Leone
•  Western Area Surge combats Ebola pro-actively (Link)

United States
•  WA: Avian flu confirmed in wild birds in Washington (Link)
•  WA: Bird flu in Whatcom County linked to Wiser Lake area (Link)
•  CDC: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (Link)

•  CIDRAP: NIH permits MERS-CoV, some flu GOF studies to resume (Link)
•  CIDRAP: Data request slows timetable for Ebola vaccine trial (Link)
•  High-dose flu vaccine superior for frail elderly living in long-term care facilities (Link)
•  ProMED Reports, December 19, 2014 (Link)

•  CIDRAP: Officials report H5N8 outbreak in Germany, H5N1 in India (Link)
•  Ebola: CDC (US): Latest Case Counts (Link)
•  WHO: Situation summary Data published on 19 December 2014 (Link)
•  The Bird Flu Report; Daily News About Avian Influenza (Link)
•  Ebola response roadmap - Situation report; Dec. 17, 2014 (Link)
•  CDC: (Ebola Virus Disease) What's New (Link)
•  UPMC Center for Health Security: Headlines (Link)

•   Avian Flu Diary, Michael Coston (Link)
•  The Bifurcated Needle (Link)
•  Avian Flu Diary, Michael Coston; new blog posts (Link)

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Community Open Thread January 1 2013 to ...

by: Bronco Bill

Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 00:01:00 AM EST

Welcome, new posters! Lurkers are always welcome to register and join in the discussions.
Not sure where to post?  Want to communicate with the Mods?  Need some help?  Post on this thread.  
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Ebola PPE - A Possible Addition?

by: Okieman

Sun Nov 09, 2014 at 22:28:28 PM EST

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Ebola has been in the news quite a lot recently.  A link to the CDC's guidance can be found below.  Each time I have read about PPE my mind has gone back to a piece of veterinary apparel which I used when I was a dairy farmer years ago.  It is the veterinary shoulder glove..  
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Suggested Protocol for Wastewater Pretreatment in Hospitals Treating Ebola Patients

by: Okieman

Fri Oct 17, 2014 at 18:12:13 PM EDT

This post is for suggested protocol to be developed for pretreatment of wastewater from hospitals treating suspected or confirmed Ebola patients.  
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Food Borne Transmission of Ebola Via Pigs?

by: Okieman

Thu Oct 16, 2014 at 11:05:19 AM EDT

Can the Zaire Ebolavirus be transmitted to, replicated in, and transmitted from Pigs?  Based upon the data from the study linked below the answer appears to be YES.  The next question is:  Could this be a source of transmission in third world countries if the spread of the disease continues around the world?  If the knowledge of this potential is not disseminated then I believe it could.  This would probably exacerbate the misery of this epidemic due to causing additional food shortages.  But I believe this information should still be made available since halting the spread of the disease is paramount.  At issue would be the transport and butchering of infected pigs, and the handling of infected meat prior to cooking.
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Calling all knowledge hounds!

by: ChuckE

Thu Oct 16, 2014 at 08:10:48 AM EDT

For years we have been preparing to face an influenza outbreak. With recent news that Ebola may now be an airborne contagion and present in highly populated areas a question has come to mind: What additional precautions/defenses steps should we be taking for Ebola vs influenza?
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Prepping Information Index

by: AlohaOR

Sat Jun 20, 2009 at 01:59:11 AM EDT

Use this diary to find and post links to your favorite prepping diaries.
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In Memorium

by: DemFromCT

Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 07:40:07 AM EDT

The Flu Wiki Forum community was stunned to learn of the sudden death of David (Rob) Robin Hills, aka pogge.

Our site administrator since our founding in 2005, pogge was as much a part of the community and the effort as any of us.

The following obituary appeared online:

Obituary for Mr. David (Rob) Robin Hills
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on July 6, 2014. Will be greatly missed by brother Glenn (Sandra), nephew Daryl (Nancy) and niece Carly (Rob). Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

To send flowers to the family of Mr. David (Rob) Robin Hills please visit our Sympathy Store.

We don't really have any information about what happened. I was in touch with Rob in late June with no foreshadowing.

Rob was originally recruited for the site by one of our founders, the late Melanie Mattson. With them gone, and revere retired,  and with a tremendous amount of input from SusanC along the way, that leaves me from the original crew.

Now the effort and work is done by all of you.

Pogge was also the site administrator for the wiki side, now offline and likely to stay so. The wiki takes some expertise to manage, it's quite a bit more expensive to run than this forum site and was getting out of date for lack of use.

It was innovative in its day, and we pushed the feds to have a much more robust web presence (which they now do, including their highly active social media side).  But despite Rob's wizardry, the comment side (aka Old Yeller) couldn't keep up, and so we moved the comments and discussion here.

We'll miss your humor and gentle moderation, Rob. You were one of a kind.

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H5N1 Cases (Sep 1, 2013 ...)

by: AlohaOR

Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 18:09:10 PM EDT

Last updated April 7, 2014

Previous case tables:
H5N1 cases from Sept. 1, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2013

H5N1 cases from Sept. 1, 2011 - Aug. 31, 2012

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H7N9 Discussion part 1

by: UK - Bird

Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 08:59:49 AM EDT

A space to discuss thoughts about the virus that don't belong in either the news or the Case thread.
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H7N9 on Twitter

by: pogge

Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 13:48:31 PM EDT

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Today's Preps 05-07-2013 to ........

by: Bronco Bill

Tue May 07, 2013 at 16:46:33 PM EDT

So much to prep, so little time.
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Indonesia - March 30, 2013 to ...

by: AlohaOR

Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 22:47:16 PM EDT

This diary is to track and discuss news regarding Indonesia.
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Egypt May 2014 to . . .

by: Bronco Bill

Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 06:08:15 AM EDT

This Diary is to report and discuss the situation in Egypt.
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