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April 13

News Reports for April 13, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 19:38:14 PM EDT

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China
• Three more bird flu deaths in China (Link)
• Hong Kong CHP: Imported human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) under CHP investigation (Link)
•  WHO Risk Assessment of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus (Link)

India
• Poultry import from Nepal banned after bird flu reports (H5N1) (Link)

Japan
• Outbreak of H5-type bird flu discovered at two Kumamoto farms (Link)
• Japan orders chicken cull after bird flu outbreak in south (Link)

Malaysia
• Malaysian newspaper on H7N9 in China: Avian flu still ongoing in China, travellers warned  (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• Saudi MOH: Registration of 4 cases of infection (Corona) new in Jeddah (translated) (Link)
• Foreigner dies of MERS in Saudi, 8 infected (translated) (Link)

Yemen
• Yemen reports first case of deadly MERS-coronavirus (Link)

Research
•  Switch to Standard View Identification, Characterization, and Natural Selection of Mutations Driving Airborne Transmission of A/H5N1 Virus  (Link)

General
• ProMED: Ebola virus disease - West Africa (15): Morocco, Ghana, Portugal all NOT (Link)
• ProMED: MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (28): Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia (Link)


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News Reports for April 13, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 11:24:28 AM EDT

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China
• (New case) Beijing city reports first human case of H7N9 bird flu (Link)
• Hong Kong: Update on number of suspected human cases of Influenza A (H7) notified to CHP (Link)
• Beijing Confirms Child's H7N9 Case, First in North China (Link)
• Beijing: Avian Flu Virus Confirmed in Beijing for First Time (Link)
• Jiangsu Province reports two new cases of H7N9 infection (Link)
• (2 new cases) Jiangsu new confirmed cases of human infection with the H7N9 avian influenza in two cases were in critical condition (Link)
• Deadly flu traced to specific birds (Link)
(Family cluster) Shanghai confirms same home to two cases of human infection with H7N9 (Link)
• Beijing girl with H7N9 infection in stable condition (Link)
• Beijing to make the deployment for the avian flu epidemic comprehensively strengthen the prevention and control (translated) (Link)
(3 more cases, confirmation of family cluster)  Six more human cases of Influenza A (H7N9) verified by NHFPC (Link)
• 6 Mainland H7N9 cases reported (Link)
• Jiangsu offers reimbursement for H7N9 treatment - Updated  (Link)
• H7N9 Avian Influenza: Virus Widens Geographic Reach in China (article & video) (Link)
• Shanghai reports one more H7N9 infection (Link)
• The Beijing H7N9 avian flu in children home sold live poultry purchased from Tianjin (Link)
• No virus found in dumped carcasses (Link)
• (2 new cases in a new province) Henan Province, found two cases of human infection with confirmed cases of the H7N9 avian flu (translated) (Link)
• China says new bird flu cases found in central China (Link and Link)

India
• Countering swine flu : Unauthorised Korean vaccine administered (Link)

Kazakhstan
• Swine and avian flu vaccines developed in Kazakhstan (Link)

Taiwan
• Taiwan hospitals brace for H7N9 bird flu fight (Link)
• Taiwan Preps for Worst (Link)
• All suspected H7N9 cases cleared: command center (Link)

United States
• ABC Video: Preventing Bird Flu From Entering the United States (Link)

Vietnam
• Vietnam Says It Will Draw on SARS Experience in H7N9 Fight (Link)

Research
• New bird flu well-adapted to infect people (Link)
• CIDRAP: H7N9 genetic analysis raises concern over pandemic potential (Link)

General
• Science Daily: Could New Flu Spark Global Flu Pandemic? New Bird Flu Strain Seen Adapting to Mammals, Humans (Link)
• WHO Risk Assessment: Human Infections with influenza A(H7N9) virus (Link)

Commentary
• SCMP Editorial: Hong Kong should reconsider ban on live poultry stalls (Link)


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News Reports for April 13, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 00:32:07 AM EDT

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Australia
• Australia: Flu shots offered to populations at risk at the beginning of season (Link)

Egypt
• WHO confirms fatal human H5N1 case (Link)

India
• Karnataka: 19 test positive for H1N1 (Link)
• Top Govt officials meet to review swine flu preparedness (Link)
• New Delhi: Govt hospitals told to re-open swine flu wards (Link)
• Karnataka: Rising swine flu cases worry government (Link)

United States
• CIDRAP: Study - Variant H3N2 risk greatest in kids under 10 (Link)
• UT: Swine flu case worries U.S. scientists (Link)
• VT: Vermont reporting late-season surge in influenza cases (Link)

Research
• Preliminary study: Flu vaccine was 43% effective against H3N2 in Europe (Link)
• Bird Flu Research Flies Into Export Laws, Crashes, Then Burns (Link)
• More Evidence for Mild Influenza H5N1 Infections (Link)


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News Reports for April 13, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Apr 09, 2011 at 19:55:59 PM EDT

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Bangladesh
•  Birds culled -eggs destroyed (Link)

Indonesia
•  Four Bird Flu Suspects (Link)

South Africa
•  S. African Vets in Talks on How to Manage Bird Flu Outbreak (Link)

United States
•  CO: Flu Vaccine Syringes Shared Between Patients (Link)

Venezuela
•  Second death from H1N1 influenza in Carabobo (Link)
•  9 of 182 confirmed cases of H1N1 in Bolivar  (Link)
•  Rise to 31 cases of A H1N1 in Zulia (Link)
•  Meeting with Director of OPS (Link)

Vietnam
•  Apathy hinders swine flu fight (Link)

General
•  World prepares for more flu (Link)


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News Reports for April 13, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Fri Apr 09, 2010 at 23:13:07 PM EDT

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Malyasia
•  Influenza A(H1N1) - Four new cluster cases
(Link)
•  Malaysia (H1N1) SMK Dato' Ismail In Kelantan Ordered To Close (Link)

Singapore
•  Study finds wide variation in those infected by H1N1 (Link)

Vietnam
•  Announced bird flu outbreaks Tuesday in Bac Can (translated) (Link)
•  Bird flu sickens 2 in Vietnam; 11 others quarantined, recovering from flulike symptoms  (Link)
•  Vietnam awaits more test results in suspected H5N1 cluster (Link)

General
•  Back off, bacteria: New book takes you 'Inside the Outbreaks' (Link)
•  Internet made swine flu pandemic worse, says WHO expert (Link)

Research
•  Study Shows Wild Birds Could Spread Avian Flu (Link)
•  CIDRAP: Researchers track developing oseltamivir resistance (Link)

Commentary
•  lessons learned from H1N1  (Link)
•  A Year After H1N1 Outbreak, a Look at What Could be Done Better (Link)


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News Reports for April 13, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Apr 10, 2009 at 22:26:55 PM EDT

Egypt
•  3 detained in Qena Qalubia on suspicion of bird flu (Link)
•  PROMED: Avian Influenza, Human (72): Egypt, Virulence (Link)
Russia
•  Mass vaccination against bird flu begins in Altai region (Link)
Commentary
•  Curious ProMED Comments on Mild H5N1 In Egypt  (Link)
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News Reports for April 13

by: AlohaOR

Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 00:10:09 AM EDT

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • U.S.: Pandemic impact on rail freight transportation in U.S.
  • South Korea confirms latest deadly bf strain
  • Daily Kos: Hospital surge, exercises and pandemics
  • Russia: Primorye update (2 articles)
  • South Korea: Suspected human case tests negative
  • Effect Measure: AFP newswire even less reliable than Chinese spokesperson on bird flu
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News Reports for April 13

by: AlohaOR

Fri Apr 13, 2007 at 00:25:32 AM EDT

New Stories for Today   (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • US - Tons of food spoiled as FEMA ran out of storage space
  • US - Harvard avian flu drill preps for possible scenario
  • Kuwait - Chicken sales down 40% (2 stories)
  • India - Bird flu scare returns
  • India - India to implement massive bird flu programme
  • Egypt -  Maladies by the dozen
  • Europe - Bio-threat readiness questioned
  • Suriname - Authorities prepare bird flu policy
  • India - Government heightens preventive measures
  • India -  Bengal, NE on bird flu alert
  • Cambodia -  Bird flu turns up in poultry

Summary of News for April 12, 2007
Bangladesh
•   Bird flu spreads to southern region of Bangladesh (Link)
Egypt
•   Egyptian girl dies of bird flu (Link)
India
•   Bird flu awareness programme gets India's CCEA nod (Link)
Nigeria
•   11 people tested for suspected bird flu in Lagos (testing occurred in January; VOA story published today) (Link)
Pakistan
•   Karachi: Workers evade avian flu test (Link)
Sweden
•   Sweden earmarks US$145 million to prepare for flu pandemic (Link)
Taiwan
•   Taiwan prepares to mass produce new bird flu vaccine (Link)
United States
•   CDC: Severe Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus community-acquired pneumonia on the rise (Link)
Vietnam
•   World Bank offers Vietnam loans to combat bird flu (Link)

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