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December 15

News Reports for December 15, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 23:34:01 PM EST

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

China
• Guangdong: China reports new H7N9 case (Link)
• Guangdong: CHP of Hong Kong: Notification of confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong (Link)

Egypt
• Housewife AI suspect (transated) (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• Umm Ruqaiba Desert: Where camels are sold for millions (Link)
• Sakaka: Horror infects guests and employees of the hospital Central and why Corona (Link)

United States
• GA: Flu cases are ticking up in Georgia (Link)

Commentary
• Allan McCoy: Emphasis on bioterror can limit efforts needed to fight viruses (Link)
• Recombinomics: Fenggang H7N9 Case Raises Transmission Concerns (Link)


• H (Link)

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News Reports for December 15, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 14:30:57 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!

Canada
• Alberta: Last chance for Calgarians to get flu shot (Link)

Cuba
• Almost half million Cubans vaccinated against flu (Link)

Indonesia
• West Java: 4 year old dies of suspect H5N1 (Link)
• Reports of 192 Cases of Bird Flu (translated) (Link)

United States
• CIDRAP: US sees more flu activity, finds another H3N2v case  (Link)
• MN: Flu Cases Spike Across Minnesota, CDC Encourages Vaccination (Link)
• NC: Another NC hospital limits visitors because of flu (Link)

General
• Tools to Fight Infectious Diseases Rely on Public Health Programs (Link)


• H (Link)

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News Reports for December 15, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 20:25:59 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!

Canada
•  Water woes behind H1N1 (Link)
•  ERs overwhelmed with flu cases (Link)

China
•  Bird flu fears for clerk (Link)

Egypt
•  WHO confirms 2 human H5N1 cases (one fatal) in 1 family (Link)

India
•  Bird Flu killing crows in Jharkhand (Link)

United States
•  Americans Worried About Global Pandemics, Yet Lack Knowledge Of Their Likely Source, Survey Shows (Link)

General
•  Europe's ability to detect novel H3N2 found wanting, ECDC says (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Hong Kong Issues RFI To WHO and US CDC On H3N2pdm11 (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Delays With trH1N2 Minnesota Case(s) Raise Concerns (Link)


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News Reports for December 15, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 11, 2010 at 21:33:42 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!

Russia
•  Russia's too thin 'designer' uniform leads to pneumonia and flu (Link)

United Kingdom
•   Third patient with swine flu dies in Greater Manchester (Link)
•   Swine flu surge leaves 15 dead and 100 in intensive care (Link)

United States
•  SC:  Half dozen lose jobs for refusing flu shots at AnMed Health (Link)

General
•  Bird Flu is back (Link)
•  CIDRAP: Studies show science behind CDC pandemic response (Link)

Commentary
•  Spread of H1N1 Immunological Escape Via S188T (Link)
•  H5N1: Heads You Live, Tails You Don't (Link)


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News Reports for December 15, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Dec 11, 2009 at 23:35:57 PM EST

Canada
•  Millions of doses left over (Link)

Egypt
•  Governor of Cairo closes 80 learning centers (translated) (Link)
•  Swine flu deaths up to 61 (translated) (Link)

South Korea
•  South Korean flu aid to reach N.Korea this weekend (Link)

United States
•  Update: Reported rise in swine flu related deaths (Link)
•  US: Children's Vaccine recalled - not strong enough (Link)
•  TX: Texas gets top score in swine flu readiness (Link)

Vietnam
•  H5N1 in birds in Thai Nguyen province (Link)
•  H5N1 Seroprevalence Study (Link)
•  H5N1 in birds in Ca Mao province (Link)

General
•  2009 H1N1 Flu Test From Quest Diagnostics (Link)
•  Crucial vaccine being ignored - Pneumonia shots not going to all who need them, authorities say (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Receptor Binding Domain Changes in Texas (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Rapid H1N1 Evolution in Beijing Raises Concerns (Link)


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News Reports for December 15

by: Nimbus

Sun Dec 14, 2008 at 22:47:41 PM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • Fears of human bird flu cases rise in India's Assam
  • India - More chickens die, flu panic spreads in Malda
  • Three Dhaka Bangladesh H5N1 Outbreaks Cause Concern
  • India - 70 Hospialized in Rampur Assam Raise Concerns
  • Malaysia - mystery illness
  • Phillipines - International groups invited over Ebola threat
  • Cambodia - Bird flu outbreak hits Kandal province
  • Thailand - Special operation to prevent bird flu outbreak launched in 9 provinces
  • USA - NY - State closing Reynolds Game Farm
  • Indonesia - Jakarta will clear out smaller-scale poultry industries by 2010
  • India - Assam zoo cats refuse to eat mutton, want chicken
  • Cambodia - H5N1 Confirmed Near Phnom Penh Cambodia
  • Tests prove bird flu in east India poultry-official
  • USA - Public health: starting the conversation in earnest
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News Reports for December 15

by: AlohaOR

Sat Dec 15, 2007 at 01:06:14 AM EST

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

  • Pakistan - Bird flu infects five {or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9} people in Pakistan; cases rise, possibly including a health care worker (8 stories)
  • Armenia - Bird flu does not threaten Armenia
  • Germany - H5N1 in chickens (2 stories)
  • China - 2,000 affected as Mai Po (nature reserve) closes on bird flu fears
  • India - Trying to "gear up"?
  • CIDRAP - a bit of historical overview of H5N1
  • Saudi Arabia in new bird flu outbreak
  • Pakistan H5N1 cases may involve human transmission (Helen Branswell)
  • Pakistan - WHO update
  • Pakistan - Family cluster infected in Pakistan's 1st reported bird flu cases
  • China - Monitoring of pneumonia cases at hospitals
  • Pakistan - Three more bird flu victims detected in NWFP
Summary of News for December 14, 2007
General
•   Bird flu developments (Link); bird flu flares again in Asia (Link)
•   Genetic predisposition to death from flu (Article and commentary)
Australia
•   Newspaper - Stock up for pandemic (Link); underlying medical journal article (Link)
China
•   China holds bird flu drill after outbreak (Link)
•   Doctors puzzled over flu spread (Link)
Indonesia
•   Hungary offers Indonesia loan for bird flu vaccine (Link)
•   CNN reports on Indonesian death (47M) (Link)
Myanmar
•   WHO confirms 1st human case in 7yo girl (Link and ProMED update)
•   Human bird flu infection under control in Myanmar border area (Link)
Pakistan
•   Pakistan suspects first H5N1 case (CIDRAP) (Link)
•   Pakistan tests for H5N1 after two farmers die (Link); another version (Link)
•   Five cases of bird flu confirmed; reports of deaths questioned (Link)
Poland
•   H5N1 bird flu found (in wild birds) at fifth site (Link)
Saudi Arabia
•   Saudis prepare for 1,5m pilgrims (Link)
•   Bird flu in ostriches on a poultry farm in Al Kharj area (Link)
United States
•   Researcher doubts program to track bird flu in wild birds (Link)
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News Reports For December 15

by: MaMa

Thu Dec 14, 2006 at 23:20:15 PM EST


Summary of News for December 14 2006

Total human cases worldwide 258, deaths 154 (2006 – 111 with 76 deaths)
-- From WHO as of 29 Nov - latest update

China
    •   Chinese vice premier urges to strengthen bird flu prevention (Link)

North Korea
    •    NKorea claims developing poultry vaccine against H5N1 type of bird flu (Link)

Japan
    •    Japan: new masks developed by Ohki Pharmaceutical Co. to protect against bird flu(Link)

USA
    •   Officials say bird flu outbreak would strain Delaware's hospitals (Link)
    •   Schools may be new front line against viruses (Link)
    •   Wisconsin- State launches flu Web site (Article Link) link to new site (Link)
    •   Study drops Florida in crisis readiness rank (Link)

General
    •   Flu shot doesn't need perfect virus match, study says (Link)
    •    Does human-to-human strain exist? (Link)
    •    Newcastle Disease Virus-Based Live Attenuated Vaccine Completely Protects Chickens and Mice from Lethal Challenge of Homologous and Heterologous H5N1 Avian Influenza Viruses (Link)
    •    More needed to prepare for flu pandemic, experts say (Link)
    •    Singapore Conference: Respiratory Viruses of Animals Causing Disease in Humans (Link)
    •    Article on the conference from Bloomberg  (Link)
    •    Conference agenda  (Link)
    •    NEJM: on Vaccines for Prevention of Antigenically Drifted Influenza- Prevention of Antigenically Drifted Influenza by Inactivated and Live Attenuated Vaccines  (Link)
    •    Fukada Editorial on NEJM article- Different Approaches to Influenza Vaccination  (Link)
    •    Solar storm headed for Earth  (Link)
    •    Solar storm index  (Link)

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