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December 13

News Reports for December 13, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 23:59:06 PM EST

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

China
• Shenzhen poultry markets shut down amid H7N9 bird flu fears (Link)
• Hong Kong: Epidemiological investigation and follow-up actions by CHP on two confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) (Link)

United States
• CIDRAP: Societies endorse multiple mandatory immunizations for health workers (Link)
• CIDRAP: CDC estimates flu vaccine's impact, early coverage (Link)
• CDC: Flu season starting a little more normally (Link)
• The Number Of Flu Illnesses Prevented Last Season Thanks To The Flu Shot (Link)
• WA: Washington - First flu fatality confirmed in Benton-Franklin Health District (Link)

Research
• Jordanian, Saudi camels have MERS-CoV-like antibodies (Link)
• Outbreak! Watch How Quickly An Epidemic Would Spread Across The World (Link)
• Study: Presence of antibodies against H5, H7 and H9 influenza A virus in wild birds in the State of São Paulo, Brazil (Link)

General
• 6 Easy Ways to Stay Flu-Free This Winter (Link)

Commentary
• Avian Flu Diary: Eurosurveillance: Seroprevalence Of MERS-like Antibodies In Middle Eastern Camels (Link)


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News Reports for December 13, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 14:30:14 PM EST

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

Indonesia
Bird Flu Alert in Indonesia (Link)
• Identifies New Strain of Bird Flu (Link)

United States
• US: HHS offers some forecasts on medical countermeasures (Link)
• KY: Health officials: Flu levels 'widespread' in Kentucky (Link)
• MI: Flu shots urged amid reports of spike in Michigan influenza cases (Link)
• PA: Flu beats the holiday rush, hits Poconos already (Link)
• PA: Reported area flu cases on the rise (Link)
• RI: Health department declares flu emergency  (Link)

Research
• New coronavirus can infect cells from multiple species (Link)
• Study finds substantial flu virus shedding even without symptoms (Link)

General
• Public health infrastructure key to fighting pandemics, outbreaks: review (Link)

Commentary
• Maryn McKenna: The New Coronavirus - More Cases, More Deaths, Unclear Transmission (Link)


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News Reports for December 13, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 20:25:21 PM EST

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China
•  China Reports Bird Flu in Tibet, Animal-Health Organization Says (Link)

Indonesia
•  RI Opens First WHO Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms (Link)
•  Indonesia Receives Facilities from WHO to Contain Bird Flu (Link)

United States
•  KY: Health department confirms 14 flu cases in Lexington (Link)
•  MN: Baby's flu case was mild, but strange enough to raise flags (Link)

General
•  Get your shot! Swine flu may cause baldness (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: CDC Urban Legend: H3N2pdm11 Not In Big Cities (Link)
•  Recombinomics: CDC Upates Comments On H3N2pdm11 In Swine (Link)


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News Reports for December 13, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 11, 2010 at 21:33:12 PM EST

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China
•  Shandong - less rain and snow in the dry weather the rise in acute respiratory infections (translated) (Link)

Ukraine
•  In Chernivtsi flu epidemic: in the absence of masks prescribe penalties (translated) (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Medics on red alert for swine flu (Link)

United States
•  MO: Missouri health agency urges people to get flu shots, reports confirmed flu case in Madison County (Link)
•  VA: Flu spikes in parts of Virginia; vaccine covers 3 strands (Link)


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News Reports for December 13, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Dec 11, 2009 at 23:35:22 PM EST

China
•  H1N1 Outbreak in Chinese Army (Link)

Ghana
•  Pork festival ends with high expectations (Link)

India
•  Flu: Epidemic Act invoked (Link)
•  Seven new swine flu cases in Chandigarh (Link)
•  Human trials of H1N1 vaccine in India expected in 2 weeks (Link)
•  Measures taken up against H1N1 ahead of Kumbh Mela (Link)

Jamaica
•  Tamiflu does not reduce pneumonia risks - Study (Link)

Malta
•  H1N1 vaccines: Vulnerable groups to take two doses (Link)

Norway
•  H1N1 Swine Flu mutations found in Norway flu victims (Link)

Pakistan
•  Every man for himself as swine flu scare spreads (Link)

Thailand
•  Public Health to give first Type-A (H5N1) [should be H1N1] flu vaccine injection on Jan 11  (Link)

United States
•  Health officials fear having leftover vaccine (Link)
•  AZ: Get H1N1 vaccine now, before third wave, health official says (Link)
•  CA: Liz Taylor misses boutique opening with flu (Link)
•  FL: One dead, two sick after stays at downtown Hotel - possible Legionnaire's Disease (Link)
•  NJ: Swine flu outbreak has Santa taking extra precautions at N.J. malls (Link)
•  SC: Soldiers get mass swine flu shots before holidays (Link)

Vietnam
•  More US funding for virus research in Vietnam (Link)
•  Official cautious as vaccine maker denies liability for problems (Link)

General
•  Some pets sickened by swine flu as well (Link)
•  Swine flu rates increasing in SE Europe  (Link)

Commentary
•  Modernize flu vaccine (Link)


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News Reports for December 13

by: Nimbus

Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 23:35:26 PM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • H5N1 Spread to Malda West Bengal
  • Alert after bird flu in Assam - 250 chickens dead in malda in 48 hours
  • Ebola in Philippine Swine Raises Concerns
  • CIDRAP - Cambodia reports new H5N1 case
  • CDC sees early-season signs of Tamiflu resistance
  • India - Bird flu out of control in Assam
  • India: Govt mum on mystery fever
  • India - Viral strain linked to mystery fever
  • India - Bird flu hits 7 districts in Assam, culling operations on
  • India - Assam - Experts sent to India's Assam on bird flu scare
  • India - Bird flu suspected to spread in two more districts
  • UK - Increase in seasonal flu levels triggers use of antiviral drugs
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News Reports for December 13

by: AlohaOR

Thu Dec 13, 2007 at 00:19:12 AM EST

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

  • New bird flu cases (in birds) in four countries (2 stories)
  • Australian hospital workers opinions on working during a pandemic
  • Canada - Flu pandemic would make economy seriously ill, study says
  • Russia - Bird flu outbreak (in birds) registered in southern Russia
  • Chinese military-controlled region bans poultry purchases in wake of bird flu case
  • Indonesia - WHO confirms latest case in Banten
  • Indonesia - Burial but no procession, burning of PPE
  • Pakistan - Bird Flu claims 2 lives in Mansera
  • China - Jiangsu bird flu patients conditions improve
  • China - Heron in Hong Kong tests positive for H5N1
  • China - "Beggars' chicken" no longer sold at Confucius temple
  • China - Nanjing medical profession avoids talking about avian flu
  • Pakistan - Hospitals put on alert
  • Pakistan - 4 positive, 2 dead
  • China - Hong Kong bird reserve closed after H5N1 case
  • China - Nanjing bird flu cases contained
  • U.S. - Hemispherx Biopharma announces licensing/research agreements on Ampligen as influenza adjuvant

Summary of News for December 12, 2007
Australia
•   Stock food for flu outbreak (Link)
Canada
•   Ontario not ready for pandemic (Link)
China
•   Nanjing Military region: prevention of avian flu to be treated as seriously as SARS outbreak (Link)
•   Cities told to keep food, oil reserves (Link)
Indonesia
•   Indonesia confirms 115th human bird flu infection (Link)
•   WHO confirms latest H5N1 death in Indonesia (Link)
United Kingdom
•   Lab to study animal-borne diseases (Link)
•   Poultry workers get jabs as part of flu protection (Link)
United States
•   NY: Dutchess Co. may join flu vaccine trial (no link, FW post)
•   John Barry's views on NPI (Link)
Viet Nam
•   Bird flu (in poultry) hits one more Vietnamese province (Link)

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News Reports for December 13

by: Nimbus

Wed Dec 13, 2006 at 00:06:38 AM EST


Summary of News for December 12 2006

(From WHO as of 29 Nov - latest update)

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

The Webster-Govorkova piece below was reviewed by Effect Measure here.

...the Commentary by Robert Webster and Elena Govorkova that accompanies the two papers is a model of clarity and a stunning summary of where we are at this moment. Hardly a word of the 1600 word essay is wasted.


NEJM - H5N1 Influenza — Continuing Evolution and Spread

Robert G. Webster, Ph.D., and Elena A. Govorkova, M.D., Ph.D.

"Clearly, we must prepare for the possibility of an influenza pandemic. If H5N1 influenza achieves pandemic status in humans -- and we have no way to know whether it will -- the results could be catastrophic."

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