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December 16

News Reports for December 16, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 23:31:02 PM EST

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Australia
• Poultry importers fear new quarantine centre could lead to exotic disease outbreaks (Link)

Canada
• Alberta pig farmer culls herd infected with swine flu (Link)

China
• Dongguan man diagnosed with deadly H7N9 bird flu (Link)
• Hong Kong: Notification of confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong (Link)
• Guangdong confirms fourth case of H7N9 bird flu (Link)
• Guangdong CHP: Notification of confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong (Link)

Kuwait
• Newspaper: the death of a foreigner suspected afflicted with "Corona" (translated) (Link)

United States
• US, CDC FluView: A Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report Prepared by the Influenza Division (Link)
• TX: Dallas County Seeing Increase in Flu Cases Due to Lack of People Getting Vaccinated (Link)

General
• WHO: Consultative meeting to determine the public health research agenda for MERS-CoV (Link)

Commentary
• Avian Flu Diary: FDA Reviewing Safety & Effectiveness Of Antibacterial Soaps (Link)
• Avian Flu Diary: FAO: Surge In Animal Disease Increases Zoonotic Threats Zoonotic Jump (Link)


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News Reports for December 16, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 21:27:06 PM EST

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Egypt
• 5-year analysis shows antigenic drift in H5N1 viruses (Link)

Indonesia
• Two Persons Die of Bird Flu in Jogja (Link)

Nepal
• Authorities swing into action after KFC mess (Link)

United States
• CIDRAP: Carolinas found influenza B with reduced Tamiflu susceptibility in 2010-11 (Link)
• AR: Arkansas records first death of 2012 flu season (Link)
• MO: Flu Cases Up in County (Link)
• NC: Hospital restricts visits over flu fears  (Link)

Vietnam
• Smuggled poultry from China carries bird flu virus, antibiotics: Vietnam official  (Link)


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News Reports for December 16, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 20:26:20 PM EST

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Canada
•  British Columbia: The BC Centre for Disease Control is issuing a seasonal flu warning (Link)

China
•  Hong Kong school closed in bird flu scare  (Link)
•  First molecular evidence links live poultry markets to human H5N1 infection in China (Link)

Egypt
•  Egyptian mother, child contract H5N1 (Link)

United States
•  AZ: Arizona's first 2 flu cases are confirmed (Link)
•  MO: MU Health Care backs off flu shot mask rule (Link)

Research
•  Study: H1N1 variants show severity clues (CIDRAP) (Link)
•  Novel reassortant H3N2 flu found in Chinese pigs (CIDRAP) (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: False PAHO Comments On WV trH3N2 and MN trH1N2 In Swine (Link)
•  Recombinomics: West Virginia trH3N2 Cluster?  (Link)


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News Reports for December 16, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 11, 2010 at 21:33:55 PM EST

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Bulgaria
•  Numerous viruses will grip Bulgaria this winter (Link)

Egypt
•  114th case of bird flu (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Scotland: Flu victim in coma after giving birth (Link)
•  Mother-of-two, 32, dies from swine flu two weeks before Christmas as the disease kills ten (Link)
•  Increased flu activity prompts warnings in Northern Ireland, Wales (Link)

United States
•  With ten swine flu deaths in the UK is the US set for woe? (Link)

Vietnam
•  Vietnam faces risk of bird flu outbreak in humans: health ministry (Link)


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News Reports for December 16, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Dec 11, 2009 at 23:36:16 PM EST

China
•  China swine flu death toll soars past 400 (Link)

Egypt
•  3 more deaths from H1N1 (Link)

India
•  Swine flu alert in Assam (Link)
•  H1N1 mother transmits flu to newborn in Pune (Link)
•  2 more die of H1N1 in Gujarat; death toll reaches 64 (Link)

Japan
•  Japan Temporarily Bans Korean Poultry (Link)

Palestine
•  Gaza: Grave concerns over H1N1 (Link)

Taiwan
•  The prevalence of avian influenza into the peak of experts called to strengthen immunization (translated) (Link)

United States
•  Swine flu vaccine side effects twice as bad as seasonal flu vaccine, says CDC H1N1 vaccine report (Link)
•  Washington, DC: H1N1 exposes gaps in emergency planning (Link)
•  Some Pharmacies to Offer H1N1 Flu Vaccines Nationwide (Link)

Vietnam
•  Bird flu (H5N1) hits north, south (Link)

General
•  No safety concerns with flu vaccine recall (Link)

Research
•  Clues found why H1N1 virus kills (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Ukraine H1N1 Cases Explode - 507 Dead (Link)
•  H1N1 flu vaccine stories mask poor distribution (Link)


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News Reports for December 16

by: AlohaOR

Tue Dec 16, 2008 at 00:18:09 AM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • Cambodia: Bird flu threatens poultry sales
  • New outbreaks in Asia as bureaucrats argue over bird flu
  • China (Hong Kong): New scare raises questions
  • China: Bird flu found in chickens in eastern China
  • India: Bird-flu outbreak reported from second Indian state
  • Antigua: Ongoing workshops provide bird flu preparedness
  • Egyptian girl dies of bird flu
  • China: 380,000 chickens killed in bird flu cull
  • Korea: Birds flying away from KFC menu
  • China: Joint exercise tests bird flu strategy
  • Philippines: Threat of AI persists; info drive to continue
  • Philippines: Ebola-Reston virus - disease situation in Philippine swine
  • WHO: Avian influenza - situation in Egypt
  • Indonesia (Banten): Suspected birdflu patient dies
  • India (West Bengal): Hundreds of crows die after poultry deaths
  • US: HHS releases guidance for use and stockpiling of antiviral drugs for pandemic influenza
  • India (West Bengal): Malda culling plan goes haywire
  • India (West Bengal): 10 residents of bird-flu hit village suffering fever
  • China: Farms may not be using 'right vaccines'
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News Reports for December 16

by: AlohaOR

Sun Dec 16, 2007 at 00:50:53 AM EST

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

  • WHO praises swift bird flu reporting (Pakistan & Myanmar)
  • Pakistan - WHO bird flu experts to investigate if outbreak was spread through human contact
  • Pakistan - All eyes on Pakistan as H5N1 H2H transmission grows more probable
  • H5N1: Another country... (or two) heard from (DemFromCT on Daily Kos)
  • UK - Al-Qaida threat 'overemphasised', need more attention on other global issues such as bird flu
  • Saudi Arabia - Al Kharj residents voice concerns over proximity of poultry farms
  • Pakistan - Time line
  • USDA -  Biosecurity for the Birds Campaign
  • Saudi Arabia - Ostrich meat banned in Riyadh
Summary of News for December 15, 2007
General
•   CIDRAP: A bit of historical overview of H5N1 (Link)
Armenia
•   Bird flu does not threaten Armenia (Link)
China
•   2,000 affected as Mai Po (nature reserve) closes on bird flu fears (Link)
•   Monitoring of pneumonia cases at hospitals (Link)
Germany
•   H5N1 in chickens (Link)
India
•   Trying to "gear up"? (Link)
Pakistan
•   Bird flu infects 5 people; cases rise (Link to Bloomberg story and link to update)
•   One dead, 6 infected with bird flu (Link to Reuters story)
•   6 Pakistanis infected, one fatally, with H5N1 bird flu, government says (Link to AP story)
•   Pakistan reports first avian flu in humans (Link to CTV/Helen Branswell story)
•   WHO update (Link)
•   Family cluster infected in Pakistan's 1st reported bird flu cases (Link)
•   Three more bird flu victims detected in NWFP (Link to Pakistani press story)
Saudi Arabia
•   New bird flu outbreak (Link)
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News Reports For December 16

by: MaMa

Fri Dec 15, 2006 at 23:53:15 PM EST


Summary of News for December 15 2006

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

Europe
    •    Europe backs Glaxo's pandemic flu vaccine (Link)

South Korea
    •    Recent bird flu outbreaks may have come from midwestern China (Link)
    •    Bird flu virus here a different strain from deadly outbreak (Link)
    •    Recombinomics Commentary: Qinghai H5N1 Confirmed On South Korean Farms (Link)

USA
    •   Weekly CDC Flu Info (Link)
    •    Schools in Georgia - Closings and High Abscenses Reported (Link)
    •    States' flu plans vary widely (Article Link)
    •    US could soon import poultry from China (Link)
    •    U.S. Poultry getting bad press (Link)
    •    PA.: Cumberland County: You too can prevent flu pandemic (Link)

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