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Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 00:29:19 AM EDT
New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
- Indonesia - Healthcare workers hospitalized for suspected bird flu
- Qatar - NHA bans import of frozen chicken, eggs from Saudi
- Japan - Court fines poultry farm, execs over bird flu cover up
- WHO - Health threats related to international security
- Turkey - Five children hospitalized for possible bird flu
- China - Second bird flu death?
- Bangladesh - Bird flu spreads to more farms
- Denmark - Researchers solve virus puzzle
- Bangladesh confirms bird flu rise
- WHO - Bird flu pandemic inevitable
- United States - Harry Kim did NOT have pneumonia
- Indonesia - Doctor improving
- Canada - Relaxing too soon on avian-flu threat
- Nepal - Smuggled rare birds killed at airport
- U.S. announces new bird flu program
- Indonesian doctor has possible H5N1 symptoms
Summary of News for March 29, 2007
ADB says helping Bangladesh combat bird flu (Link)
174 poultry farms sealed off (Link)
Beware of bird flu (Link)
Bird flu alert along Indo-Bangla border (Link)
China confirms 15th bird flu death (Link) and (Link)
China bird flu death raises alarm (Link)
Chicken respiratory disease (Link)
Three-year-old girl is Egypt's 27th bird flu case (Link)
Egypt seeks to bar live bird trade over H5N1 fears (Link)
Indonesia bird flu fatality reaches 71 (Link)
Australian SARS expert dies in Indonesia (Link)
Kuwait to cull 1.1 million chickens over bird flu (Link)
PAAAFR orders return of `infected sheep' to Iran; Bird flu virus detected in chickens (Link)
Has Russia declared war on birds? (Link)
Georgia: Pandemic task force preparing for avian flu (Link)
Baxter Says Trial Bird-Flu Vaccine Works at Low Doses (Link)
NEJM Letters to the editor discussing previous reports (Link)
Final phase I/II data and initiation of phase III clinical trial for candidate pandemic H5N1 influenza vaccine - Baxter International Inc (Link)
Vietnam says bird flu could return in winter (Link)
ProMed: Invitation to join avian influenza prediction market (Link)
At UN World Tourism Organization meeting, officials review procedures in case of flu pandemic (Link)
WHO pressed for flu vaccine allocation plan (Link)
| AlohaOR :: News Reports for March 30
Usual disclaimer about may not have captured everything. Feel free to add your own where omissions have occurred. Please note that I copy the links directly from the prior day's news thread so if they don't work you may need to re-visit the thread.
News Reports for March 29
Total human cases worldwide 284, deaths 169 (2006 - 115 with 80 deaths)
-- From WHO as of March 28 - latest update
Indonesia Summary - Updated as of 03/27/07
| || ||2006|| ||2007|
|Cases Discussed || ||June - Dec|| ||Jan||Feb||Mar||Total|
|Died, no test results|| ||24|| ||4||2||1||7|
|Died, tested positive|| ||17|| ||8||1||5||14|
|Other tested positive|| ||5|| ||3||1||0||4|
|Symptoms, tests pending|| ||146|| ||116||95||42||253|
|Tested negative|| ||99|| ||92||11||16||119|
|Totals|| ||291|| ||223||110||64||397|
link to Current Indonesia Diary
link to Current Indonesia Case Summary
Egypt Summary - Updated as of 03/27/07
| || || 2006 || || 2007 |
|Cases Discussed || || Jan - Dec || || Jan || Feb || Mar || Total |
|Died, no test results || || 0 || || 1 || 0 || 0 || 1 |
|Died, tested positive || || 10 || || 1 || 2 || 0 || 3 |
|Other tested positive || || 8 || || 0 || 2 || 7 || 9 |
|Symptoms, tests pending || || 8 || || 80 || 68 || 66 || 214 |
|Tested negative || || 12 || || 16 || 17 || 1 || 34 |
|Totals || || 38 || || 98 || 89 || 74 || 261 |
link to Current Egypt Diary
link to Current Egypt Case Summary
Thailand - Avian Flu Situation as of March 27, 2007 (Link)
*Note: Thai site was not responding when this daily news summary was prepared; this information will be updated when the Thai site becomes available.
Since January 1, to March 27, 2007, the Bureau of Epidemiology has received reports of influenza or pneumonia cases in Avian Influenza Surveillance Network from the Provincial Health Offices and Disease Prevention and Control Regional Offices. The investigation and analysis were summarized as follows:
- Cumulative number of patients under surveillance are 1,187 cases 64 provinces; Today reports are 2 cases, from Sukhothai and Prachinburi.
- Confirmed human case of avian influenza 2006 = 3 cases, with 3 death cases.
- There are 9 cases under investigate reported, of which waiting for laboratory result.
INFLUENZA VIRUSES ISOLATED BY
WHO/NREVSS Collaborating Laboratories
2007 Season (Link)
|01||125 ||14||231||85 ||6579||6.9|
|02||176 ||35||281||85 ||6396||9.0|
See last year's table for comparison.Canada's Week 11 FLU WATCH finds H3N2 predominance (see pie chart).
Thanks to all of the newshounds!
Special thanks to the Indonesia & Egypt newshounds for their excellent work with the summary tables - thanks for keeping us all informed!
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