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News Reports for October 25, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Oct 20, 2012 at 18:04:12 PM EDT

Reminder: Please do not post whole articles, just snippets and links, and do not post articles from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Thanks!

• Two more die of H1N1 in Pune (Maharashtra) (Link)
• Swine Flu claims one more life in MP (Madhya Pradesh)  (Link)

• Mexico overcomes bird flu outbreak  (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• Mysterious disease caused the deaths (38) head of the camel in the valley of South pools Hawtat Bani Tamim and over the past two weeks (Link)

United States
• CDC Wants Safety Threat Information on Goose Flu (Link)
• Flu Cases Confirmed in Texas (Link)

• Vietnam broke out again in a variety of infectious diseases part blight resistant (Link)

NewsDiary :: News Reports for October 25, 2012

News for October 24, 2012 is here.

Thanks to all of the newshounds!
Special thanks to the newshound volunteers who translate international stories - thanks for keeping us all informed!

Other useful links:
WHO A(H1N1) Site
WHO H5N1 human case totals, last updated August 10, 2012
Charts and Graphs on H5N1 from WHO
Google Flu Trends
CDC Weekly Influenza Summary
Map of seasonal influenza in the U.S.
CIDPC (Canada) Weekly FluWatch
UK RCGP Weekly Data on Communicable and Respiratory Diseases
Flu Wiki

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US: CDC Wants Safety Threat Information on Goose Flu
Hat-tip to Courthouse News Service

SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the opening of a docket to obtain information and comments from the public to questions concerning highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 viruses that contain a hemagglutinin (HA) from the Goose/Guangdong/1/96 lineage, and their potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety.

This information will be considered in a determination of whether such viruses should be listed as HHS select agents, by revising the HHS Select Agent Regulations (42 CFR Part 73).

DATES: Electronic or written comments should be received on or before December 17, 2012.

Original source: Federal Register

India: Two more die of H1N1 in Pune (Maharashtra)
PUNE: Two more people died of swine flu in the city on Wednesday, taking the city's death toll to 25 since April this year.


"The 23-year-old youth who died of swine flu is from Velhe taluka. He delayed seeking treatment even after having high grade fever and cough for two days. The other victim, a 49-year-old man from Belgaum district in Karnataka, did not seek any treatment for six days, despite having all classical symptoms," (Snip).

The youth had developed cough and fever from September 27 and breathlessness from the next day. He was admitted to a hospital (Snip) on September 29, however, he showed no signs of improvement. The hospital sent him to Pune for higher management following which he was moved to the KEM Hospital in Pune on September 30.

His condition was critical at the time of admission. (Snip) he was intubated and put on pressure control mode ventilator support. His condition kept fluctuating throughout his hospitalisation between September 30 and October 24. "His condition later deteriorated following which he developed acute respiratory distress syndrome that led to multi-organ dysfunction syndrome. He died (Snip) at 9.20 am on Wednesday," (Snip).

The other victim, who had recently undergone kidney transplant, developed symptoms from September 22. He had fever, cough and running nose for eight days and breathlessness from two days. He indulged in self medication between September 22 and 28, and delayed seeking medical advice. He consulted a doctor in Pune on September 28 and was advised to get admitted, since his X-ray report showed signs of pneumonia.

He got himself admitted to Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital on October 1. His condition later deteriorated, following which he was put on ventilator support from October 4. He died at 2.20 pm on Wednesday. http://timesofindia.indiatimes...

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown


India: Swine Flu claims one more life in MP (Madhya Pradesh)
Bhopal, Oct 24 (PTI) A 25-year-old man succumbed to H1N1 virus in the city, taking the death toll from the viral infection to 18 in Madhya Pradesh this year. (Snip) Akhilesh Kumar (Snip) died yesterday. Three more samples of patients showing symptoms of the disease have been sent for testing to Jabalpur lab (Snip). The government health department has issued a high alert to fight Swine Flu and private as well as government hospitals were advised to keep the facilities upto date. http://www.moneycontrol.com/ne...  

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown


Mexico overcomes bird flu outbreak
Mexico declared Wednesday that it has overcome a bird flu outbreak in the west of the country that had triggered the slaughter of 22 million hens since June.

"We can say the event has been overcome and declare that the outbreak is totally under control," President Felipe Calderon said, noting that no new cases of H7N3 influenza were reported for 68 days in a row.

Most of the hens were culled in the western state of Jalisco and a vaccination drive prevented the virus from reaching other regions, he said. Continued: http://www.terradaily.com/repo...

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown


Saudi Arabia: Mysterious disease caused the deaths (38) head of the camel in the valley of South pools Hawtat Bani Tamim and over the past two weeks.
(Note: I'm posting this because I'm watching that area for more cases of coronavirus. It has been stated that the new coronavirus is similar or the same to the one carried by bats.)


(Snip) veterinarians (Snip) from the Agriculture Branch took a sample for analysis (of the) infected and dead camels and they issued a preliminary diagnosis of the cause of death of camels is food poisoning.

He appealed to the owner of the camel officials agility and discover the cause of the deadly disease, and death bleeding harvested before the eye, and limit the damage left behind. http://translate.google.com/tr...

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown


Thanks, Carol!
Thanks, Carol, for staying on top of this - as you say, we don't know emough about the new coronavirus to relax yet. Thanks for searching the news for possible outbreaks.

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Vietnam broke out again in a variety of infectious diseases part blight resistant
Global Network reported reporter Li] According to Taiwan's Central News Agency reported on October 24, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Health Ruanqing Long said recently that Vietnam in recent years, popular variety of dangerous infectious diseases, malaria, dysentery, measles, rabies and enterovirus infection disease control, broke out again. Some provinces of the epidemic there is resistance.

Ruanqing Long said, the Vietnamese province of Binh Phuoc (Binhphuoc) and agricultural province of drug-resistant malaria (Dak Nong), enterovirus, although the sharp decline in mortality, but there are still worries had disease relapses, dengue fever mainly Vietnam's southern and central regions, since the beginning of this year compared with the same period last year, the number of patients increased by 25%.

In addition (Snip) the Vietnam National total of 26 provinces and cities, 149,000 poultry infected with avian influenza, in Thai Binh Province (Thai-binh), Ha Tinh (Ha Tinh), peace Province (Hoa Binh), Tuyen Quang province (Cuycn-guang) and (Ouang-ngai), Quang Ngai province is avian flu outbreak, the threat to public health. Continued: http://world.huanqiu.com/exclu...


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown


Flu Cases Confirmed in Texas
October 25, 2012
North Texas:  If you've been putting off getting your flu shot experts advise you reconsider the approach.  The virus has already started to make its way across Texas.  Lab tests have confirmed a handful of influenza cases and they involve both the A and B strains.

"So far what we have seen have been some cases of influenza B and some cases of influenza type A, primarily of the H3 and H2 variety," Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Pedro Piedra explained.

The type A strain of the virus is associated with pandemics, remember the Swine Flu, and is particularly dangerous for one group.

"When we have major influenza A, H3N2 outbreaks one will often see much higher deaths in the elderly adults," Piedra said.

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