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December 18

News Reports for December 18, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 23:31:36 PM EST

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

China
• China reports what could be first H10N8 avian flu death (Link)
• Chinese woman dies from bird flu strain new to humans (Link)
• New bird flu strain claims woman's life (Link)
• Hong Kong: CHP notified by NHFPC of human fatal case of avian influenza A(H10N8) in Jiangxi (Link)
• Hong Kong: Two additional overseas cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome closely monitored by DH (Link)
• China reports first human case of H10N8 avian (Link)
• Hong Kong CHP: Notification of (new) confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• Two new MERS cases confirmed in Saudi Arabia  (Link)

United Kingdom
• Scientists want you to sign up to flu survey - to find out whether vaccine made a difference in Havering (Link)

Research
• UK.gov: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) update - December 2013 (Link)
• Scientists find first definitive proof of MERS coronavirus in dromedary camels (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: H1N1pdm09 Louisiana Tamiflu Resistance Cluster Expands (Link)
• Recombinomics: H1N1pdm09 Is Likely The Mystery Fatal Disease In Texas (Link)
• Virology Down Under: Influenza A (H10N8) virus, the new kid one the block (Link)
• Dr. Vincent Racaniello, Virology Blog: MERS-CoV genome found in dromedary camels (Link)


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News Reports for December 18, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 20:11:28 PM EST

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Australia
• South Australia's Christmas season flu spike (Link)

Egypt
• WHO: Human H5N1 cases in Indonesia and Egypt (Link)

Indonesia
Bird Flu Kills Boy, 4, In Indonesia (Link)
Bird flu claims another life in Bogor (Link)

Nepal
• Nepal suspends 6 officials for KFC chicken import from India (Link)

United States
• GSK announces FDA approval of seasonal flu virus vaccine in US (Link)
• IL: Flu season kicks off early, strong (Link)
H5N1 Research Moratorium Could Be Over Soon  (Link)

Research
• NIH To Revisit Debate On Controversial Bird Flu Research (Link)


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News Reports for December 18, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 00:40:15 AM EST

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Pakistan
•  Flu, cold, throat infection taking shape of epidemic (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Health News: 2011 in Review (Link)

United States
•  Is cold and flu season starting? (Link)
•  NC: Holly Springs Novartis plant preparing for pandemic (Link)
•  NC: A $707 Million Investment in Cell-based Influenza Vaccine (Link)
•  PA: First case of flu confirmed (Link)

Research
•  US: Avian flu breakthrough raises question of potential risk (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: False WHO Comments On Minnesota trH1N2  Infant (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Novel Influenza Limited Human Transmission Myth (Link)


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News Reports for December 18, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 11, 2010 at 21:34:23 PM EST

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India
•  Swine flu makes comeback, three dead this month (Link)
•  Doctor's "bubble CPAP" device saves lives when there aren't enough vents (Link)

Japan
•  H5N1 bird flu strain detected from swan in Tottori (Link)

South Korea
•  Low-path H7N2 in Poultry (Link)

United Kingdom
•  6 out of 17 deaths are children (Link)
•  Casualty units issue flu plea (Link)
•  11 people critically in North-East England (Link)
•  Flu outbreak 'no worse than usual' (Link)
•  Swine flu: half of worst afflicted were previously in good health (Link)

United States
•  GA: First flu death confirmed in health district (Link)

General
•  CIDRAP: Flu worries, activity reported in UK, Israel (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: A Second trH3N2 Case In Minnesota Raises Pandemic Concerns (Link)


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News Reports for December 18, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Dec 11, 2009 at 23:36:53 PM EST

Cambodia
•  Confirmed Human H5N1 Case (Link)

Egypt
•  2 more H1N1 deaths (translated) (Link)

India
•  Swine flu toll touches 769, over 23,000 affected (Link)
•  Consolidated Status of Influenza A H1N1 as on 18th December 2009 (Link)

South Korea
•  S Korea hands N Korea H1N1 aid (Link)

Switzerland
•  Swiss plan to donate, sell on swine flu vaccines (Link)

Thailand
•  National alert as pig catches flu (Link)
•  Nasal spray H1N1 flu vaccine comes into market (Link)
•  Thais begin H1N1 vaccine trial (Link)

United States
•  H1N1 Hotline Spreads Flu Info (Link)
•  Assistant Secretary Jones Appointed as Special Representative on Avian and Pandemic Influenza And Pandemic Influenza Coordinator (Link)
•  H1N1 Vaccine Available, But Will Americans Get It? (Link)
•  A/H1N1 deaths in U.S. still above epidemic threshold (Link)
•  US: Influenza-Associated Pediatric Deaths (Link)
•  MO: St. Louis Rams cancel Thursday practice due to swine flu (Link)
•  OH: Local man dies of possible seasonal flu (Link)
•  TX: Texas orders nearly 7.25 million swine flu doses (Link)

General
•  WHO: It's too soon to call H1N1 pandemic over (Link)
•  Swine Flu Just Isn't Bringing Home the Bacon (Link)
•  Scientists discover natural flu-fighting proteins (Link and link)
•  Most People Should Not Automatically Opt for a Swine Flu Shot, Expert Suggests Based on Bacterial Decision-Making (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: First Tamiflu Resistant Fatality in South Korea (Link)


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News Reports for December 18

by: AlohaOR

Wed Dec 17, 2008 at 23:54:34 PM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • India: 2,000 chickens culled in Orissa over flu fear
  • UN: Bird flu outbreak in China 'not a real concern'
  • US: Cost, resistance aired in HHS webcast on antivirals (CIDRAP)
  • FACTBOX-WHO figures for bird flu cases in humans
  • Indonesia: Suspected birdflu patient dies
  • India: More H5N1 Spread In Malda West Bengal
  • Cambodia: Bird flu area quarantined
  • Bird flu hits Asia again, from China and India to Egypt
  • US (MA): Generator now lets center act as emergency shelter
  • UK: EU backs Sanofi "micro" flu shot, Baxter pandemic (two articles)
  • Taiwan: COA to release report on Kaohsiung bird flu case
  • India: Bird flu hits urban areas
  • China: Farmers in Dark Over Bird Flu
  • Cambodia bans poultry from Kandal province after human infection
  • Zambia: Mysterious bird disease
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News Reports for December 18

by: Nimbus

Mon Dec 17, 2007 at 23:48:37 PM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more)
•    Bird flu still world's most lethal threat
•   Indonesia investigating suspicious bird flu cases: official
•   Indonesia says long battle ahead against bird flu
•   HANOI, VIETNAM Bird flu warnings issued
•   NWFP govt sets up task force to contain bird flu
•   WHO update on Indonesia
•   SAUDI ARABIA - Suspicious dove deaths in northern town on Iraqi border
•   SAUDI ARABIA - Hajj pilgrims & bf - reassurances from the Ministry of Health
•   Computerworld on flu bloggers
•   US State's readiness report card

Summary of News for December 17, 2007
Benin
•    H5N1 bird flu hits Benin, home of Voodoo ritual (Link)
China
•    Drill to Prevent Spread of Deadly Bird Flu in the City  (Link)
Germany
•    EU confirms bird flu control measures in place in Germany  (Link)
Pakistan
•    Hospitals on alert against bird flu  (Link)
Poland
•    Poland reports fresh case of H5N1 bird flu (Link)
United States
•    Researcher Mounts Cold-Weather Assault on Bird Flu  (Link)
•    Tests Negative on L.I. Man Whose Relatives Had Avian Flu (NYT Coverage) (Link)
•    Thousands still without power in Oklahoma, Kansas  (Link)
General
•    Can you catch a cold or the flu from your pets? (Link)

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News Reports For December 18

by: MaMa

Mon Dec 18, 2006 at 00:17:37 AM EST

News Stories added TODAY (Dec 18)
(Open this Diary to read about the story)
  • France: sudden death of 4,000 chickens
  • White House announces 6 month status report for pandemic implementation
  • Russia: bird flu suspected in geese found dead at St Petersburg zoo
Summary of News for December 17 2006

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

Jordan
    •      Jordan in grip of flu epidemic, doctors say (Link)
    •      New Virus speculated. NAMRU-3 expert sent to Jordan (Link)

USA
    •    Survivors Recall Horror Of Flu Pandemic (Link)
    •     Virginia - Emergency officials don’t like U.S. travel plan (Link)
    •     States plan creatively for flu pandemic (Article Link)

General
    •    Crawford Killian's response to 'The Chicken Littles Were Wrong' (Link)

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