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December 12

News Reports for December 12, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 23:58:50 PM EST

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

Canada
•  Nurses' union steps up fight against mandatory flu shots and masks (Link)

China
• Shenzhen: H7N9 flu 'in markets near Hong Kong' (Link)
• Shenzhen: Trading continues as usual at Shenzhen wet markets despite discovery of H7N9 virus (Link)
• Hong Kong: No need to ban all mainland live poultry for time being, health minister Ko Wing-man says (Link)
• ProMED: Avian influenza (100): (GD) low pathogenicity H7N9 conf. (Link)
• Hong Kong: Patient with respiratory symptoms and travel history tests negative for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Link)

Madagascar
• CIDRAP: Plague outbreak confirmed in Madagascar (Link)

Peru
• ProMED: Plague - Peru: (LL) pneumonic, fatality (Link)

United Kingdom
• Scotland: Parents urge families to have children vaccinated after daughter's bout of flu (Link)

United States
• CO: Task Force Wants Parents Educated Before Opting Out Of Flu Shots (Link)
• GA: Health officials confirm 2 flu deaths in Georgia (Link)
• PA: Lancaster County is hot spot for flu in Pennsylvania Virus gets (Link)

Research
• Flu vaccine helps ward off serious child illness, study says (Link)
• When It Comes to Flu Shots, the More Influenza Strains, the Better (Link)
• Older mice fed wolfberries show reduced risk for flu virus with vaccine (Link)

General
• ProMED: Influenza (65): WHO global update (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: H7N9 Sequences At Two Longgang Shenzhen Wet Markets (Link)


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News Reports for December 12, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 14:29:54 PM EST

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Russia
• Bird flu detected in southern Russia (Link)

United States
• Long-term public health support needed to tackle infectious disease outbreaks (Link)
• AL: Alabama among states most effected by flu outbreak (Link)
• PA: Flu now widespread across Pennsylvania (Link)

General
• Influenza (112): WHO update (Link)


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News Reports for December 12, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 20:25:01 PM EST

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China
•  China confirms bird flu outbreak in Tibet (Link)

India
•  City gets high-tech research lab for testing of airborne diseases (Link)

Indonesia
•  Bird Flu Keeps Threatening Indonesia (translated) (Link)

Nepal
•  Poultry deaths spur bird flu fear (Link)

Pakistan
•  Bird flu threat looms large over Pakistan (Link)

Vietnam
•  Health department warns of new 'swine flu' virus strain (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: PB1 E618D In Novel trH1N2 Minnesota Case Raises Concerns (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Human Transmission of Multiple Novel Influenza Constellations (Link)
•  Recombinomics: CDC Discovers 2011 H3N2pdm11 Pandemic By Accident (Link)


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News Reports for December 12, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 11, 2010 at 21:32:55 PM EST

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Israel
•  First confirmed Israeli swine flu fatality of the season (Link)

South Korea
•  S. Korean quarantine officials find dead owls affected by bird flu (Link)

Thailand
•  Health officials warned of renewed outbreak of H5N1 virus (Link)

United Kingdom
•  New swine flu alert as ten people die in the UK from virus in six weeks (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Fatal H1N1 In Young UK Adults Raise Pandemic Concerns (Link)
•  Avian Flu Diary: Hundreds Of Ways To Spell "I-L-I" (Link)


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News Reports for December 12, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Dec 11, 2009 at 23:34:51 PM EST

China
•  (Commentary) Today, H1N1 and H5N1 reorganization will be a catastrophe  (Link)
•  China worries swine flu vaccine campaign faltering (Link)

Georgia
•  Georgia reports first lethal case of swine flu (Link)

Netherlands
•  Goat Flu Epidemic Reported in Netherlands (Link)

Pakistan
•  Another H1N1 positive HCW at the same hospital (Link)
•  Every man for himself as swine flu scare spreads (Link)

Trinidad and Tobago
•  Probe these pneumonia deaths (Link)

United Kingdom
•  HPA weekly update 10th Dec (Link)
•  Children to get just half dose of swine flu vaccine (Link)

United States
•  H1N1 cases declining nationally but new danger: complacency (Link)
•  US: Only 14 U.S. states report widespread flu activity last week (Link)
•  US: Soldiers get mass swine flu shots before holidays (Link)
•  NV: H1N1 Shots now Available For All (Link)
•  TX:  El Paso Man 17th to Die From H1N1 (Link)

Vietnam
•  Ca Mau: The risk of recurrence of influenza A/H5N1 in poultry (Link)

General
•  Flu Vaccine Shortages In Developing Countries Could Destabilize Global Security, Says Former WHO Deputy Head (Link)
•  New vaccine technologies on horizon but face roadblocks (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Fixing Fatal Tamiflu Resistance in Pandemic H1N1 (Link)


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News Reports for December 12

by: Nimbus

Thu Dec 11, 2008 at 22:56:30 PM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • Hong Kong steps up border checks to halt bird flu outbreak
  • China - Officials said the explosion poultry farms infected six staff members are quarantined
  • China - Vigilance urged over return of H5N1
  • Shanghai provides for the establishment of a sound registration fever patients
  • China - Shenzhen bird flu found
  • India - 300,000 people in bird flu-hit Assam under surveillance
  • Fears Of Human Bird Flu Cases Rise In India
  • Bird flu case detected in Cambodia
  • Germany - Bird flu in Lower Saxony
  • Thailand: Special operation to prevent bird flu outbreak launched in 9 provinces
  • Europe: Influenza activity in Europe remains low but steadily rising - more countries report initial virus detections
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News Reports for December 12

by: AlohaOR

Wed Dec 12, 2007 at 01:35:05 AM EST

New Stories for Today
  (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)

  • Indonesia confirms 115th human bird flu infection
  • US (NY) -  Dutchess {County} may join flu vaccine trial (no link)
  • UK - Lab to study animal-borne diseases
  • Viet Nam -  Bird flu (in poultry) hits one more Vietnamese province
  • Canada -  Ontario not ready for pandemic
  • UK - Poultry workers get jabs as part of flu protection
  • Australia - Stock food for flu outbreak
  • US -  John Barry's views on NPI
  • Indonesia -  WHO confirms latest H5N1 death in Indonesia
  • China - Nanjing Military region: prevention of avian flu to be treated as seriously as SARS outbreak
  • China - Cities told to keep food, oil reserves

Summary of News for December 11, 2007
China
•   China has warned of a "very high" possibility of outbreaks of bird flu over winter and spring.  (Link)
•   No fresh bird flu cases (Link)
•   South China holds exercise on bird flu outbreak (Link)
•   China used H5N1 antiserum to treat patient (Link)
•   Nanjing avian flu virus will not transmit human to human (Link)
Indonesia
•   Woman dies of bird flu - health official (Link)
•   Indonesia confirms 92nd bird flu death (Link)
Pakistan
•   Two 'bird flu' deaths sound alarm bells ringing (Link)
Russia
•   Bird flu outbreak reported from farm in Rostov region (Link)
•   Some 35,000 birds die of bird flu in southern Russia (Link)
South Korea
•   Possible bird flu in ducks (Link)
United Arab Emirates
•   Egg prices rise due to scarcity (Link)
United Kingdom
•    Go on, upset your masters (Link)
United States
•   FCC requires backup power for 210K cell towers (Link)
•   [Ad14] virus starts like a cold, but can turn into a killer (Link)
•   Dose of flu doubles risk of heart attack or stroke (Link)
•   GE, Novavax team up on pandemic flu vaccine (Link)
General
•    Effect Measure: Birds, bird flu, bird brains and scientists behaving badly (Link)

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News Reports For December 12

by: MaMa

Mon Dec 11, 2006 at 23:26:19 PM EST

Summary of News for December 11 2006

(From WHO as of 29 Nov - latest update)

Total human cases worldwide 258, deaths 154 (2006 – 111 with 76 deaths)

Post non-bird flu news here.

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