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December 20

News Reports for December 20, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 14, 2013 at 23:31:55 PM EST

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

Canada
• British Columbia: H1N1 strain dominating flu season, experts say (Link)
• Health officials warn of resurgent H1N1 flu virus this year (Link)
• Flu cases double in a week according to [Windsor] Health Unit (Link)
• Alberta: H1N1 flu outbreak reported at Edmonton's Misericordia Hospital About a dozen staff and handful of patients have come down with the flu, officials say  (Link)
• Quebec: How Montrealers can fight the flu this season Avoid the ER unless high fever lasts more than 3 days, doctors advise  (Link)
• British Columbia: H1N1 strain dominating flu season, experts say (Link)

China
• Two more H7N9 bird flu cases linked to Shenzhen's Longgang district (Link)
• ProMED: Avian influenza, human (160): China (GD) H7N9, WHO, new case (Link)
• CIDRAP: Shenzhen man in critical condition with H7N9 (Link)

United Arab Emirates
• New Mers coronavirus case in Dubai  (Link)
• Dubai Health Authority reports new case of Corona virus (Link)

United States
• US-CDC: Update: Influenza Activity - United States, September 29-December 7, 2013 Weekly December 20, 2013 (Link)
• TX: Flu-Like Activity Increasing in Houston and Texas (Link)
• TX: H1N1 Deaths Around Houston Lead to Concerns, Questions (Link)
• TX: H1N1 Kills 6 People, Leaves 14 Critically Ill in Greater Houston Area (Link)
• TX: H1N1 Swine Flu Outbreak Linked to Four Deaths in Texas (Link)
• TX: Texas Seeing Some of Highest Levels of Flu Activity in Country (Link)
• TX: Austin doctors seeing high volume of serious flu cases (Link)

Research
• Nature: Scientists call for urgent talks on mutant-flu research in Europe Benefits and risks of 'gain-of-function' work must be evaluated, they say (Link)
• 'Untrue statements' anger over work to make H5N1 bird-flu virus MORE dangerous to humans (Link)
• CDC: Replicative Capacity of MERS Coronavirus in Livestock Cell (Link)

General
• WHO-ISARIC joint MERS-CoV Outbreak Readiness Workshop:Clinical management and potential use of convalescent plasma (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: H1N1pdm09 Confirmed Again In Montgomery Co Texas (Link)
• Opinion: The Fatality Burden (Link)
• Avian Flu Diary: ECDC Epidemiological Update On H7N9 In China (Link)


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News Reports for December 20, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 20:12:11 PM EST

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Canada
• Ontario: Fifth death attributed to flu in region (Link)

China
• Pigs in southern China infected with avian flu (Link)

Indonesia
Bird flu confirmed in Dhading (Link)
• Indonesia Attempts to Isolate New Strain of Bird Flu (Link)
• Suspected Bird Flu, A Man Isolated in Semarang (translated) (Link)

Nepal
Avian influenza hits Dharke (Link)

Palestine
• 3 Palestinians dead from swine flu: health ministry (Link)

United States
• Thanks To Budget Cuts, U.S. Remains Unprepared To Combat Future Public Health Emergencies (Link)
• State, local public health get mixed grades on readiness (Link)
• House passes final version of preparedness reauthorization law (Link)
• CO: Flu Cases Increase in Mesa County (Link)

Research
• Controversial H5N1 influenza work likely to resume (Link)
• US: Alaskan Scientists Zero In On Avian Flu At Temperatures 40 Below (Link)


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News Reports for December 20, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 00:40:55 AM EST

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Bangladesh
•  Bangladesh culls 14,000 birds, destroys 50,000 eggs (Link)

China
•  Hong Kong: H5N1 in wild bird (Link)
•  Black-headed gull tests positive for H5N1 virus (Link)

United States
•  TX: Flu Has Hit Bexar Later Than Usual (Link)
•  Bird flu virus tied to New England seal deaths (Link)

Research
•  Scientists who created deadly bird flu told their work could be a terrorist threat and may never be published (Link)
•  Fears grow over lab-bred flu (Link)
•  Grudgingly, Virologists Agree to Redact Details in Sensitive Flu Papers (Link)

General
•  WHO: Comment on the importance of global monitoring of variant influenza viruses (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: WHO Deafening Silence On Novel Flu Cases Raises Concerns (Link)
•  Recombinomics: CDC Requests Increased Influenza Testing In All States (Link)


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News Reports for December 20, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 18, 2010 at 22:40:51 PM EST

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India
•  Three swine flu deaths in Pune, doctors say Mumbai need not worry (Link)

Japan
•  Tottori avian flu hunt finds 23 dead birds  (Link)
•  OIE report on H5N1 at zoo (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Swine Flu Family To Choose Who Lives... Mother Or Her Baby (Link)
•  BMA Appeals To Government To Step Up The Flu Public Awareness Campaign, UK (Link)
•  Three more deaths linked to swine flu (Link)
•  Swine flu: 200 fight for life as number of patients in intensive care doubles in a week (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: H3N2 Swine Pandemic Surveillance Concerns (Link)

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News Reports for December 20, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Dec 18, 2009 at 22:59:11 PM EST

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Canada
•  All 3 levels of government get passing grade for handling of flu: poll  (Link)

China
•  A stream is in Guangdong in children with symptoms of suspected new super-flu (Link)

Egypt
•  Death toll of A/H1N1 flu reaches 86 (Link)
•  Coop contest promotes bird-flu prevention (Link)

India
•  Minister down with swine flu (Link)
•  H1N1 virus not yet dormant, says expert  (Link)

Palestine
•  Influenza A/H1N1 virus kills three more Gazans (Link)

United States
•  RI: Lillian's Obituary-NCU Student (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Ukraine Cases Top 3 Million - 21 New Deaths (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Japan H1N1Tamiflu Resistance Levels Raise Concerns (Link)
•  Recognition at Avian Flu Diary  (Link)
•  Vaccination provides protection when third wave of H1N1 hits  (Link)


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News Reports for December 20

by: AlohaOR

Sat Dec 20, 2008 at 00:24:21 AM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • Philippines: Doctor reiterates recommendation for burning of Ebola-affected pigs
  • India: Poultry deaths in West Bengal raise concerns (Recombinomics commentary)
  • US: CDC advises against Tamiflu treatment of seasonal flu (Recombinomics commentary)
  • UK: Britain gripped by worst flu outbreak since 2000
  • Indonesia: Struggle over bird flu samples drags on
  • India (Assam): Guwahati- 4.25 lakh birds culled in Assam, ops on
  • India: Orissa mounts guard against virus entry
  • Taiwan: H5N2 confirmed as cause of chicken deaths in southern Taiwan
  • Canada: H1N1 Tamiflu resistance at 100% in Canada (Recombinomics commentary)
  • UK: Pandemic influenza - Guidance for primary care trusts and primary care professionals on the provision of healthcare in a community setting in England
  • India: Transmitters fixed on birds
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News Reports for December 20

by: Nimbus

Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 23:51:17 PM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more)
•  Ducks die en mass in southern Vietnam
•  Influenza A (H2N3) Virus, Swine - USA
•  Scotland - Virus closes two hospital wards
•  Second Life podcast interview (DemfromCT)
•  Giuliani in hospital with flu-like symptoms
•  New Outbreak of Bird Flu Hits South Russia
•  New German bird-flu case reported in Germany
•  Bird Products Into Armenia Temporarily Banned
•  MA: Waterfowl undergo tests for fatal strain of avian flu
•  Pakistan urges safer culling after bird flu outbreak
•  Handwashing and sanitizers for preventing disease spread in community

Summary of News for December 19, 2007
Australia
•    Stockpile food for flu crisis (Link)
Canada
•    Saskatchewan Man Hit by Bird Flu Seeks Government Help (Link)
China
•    Hong Kong: Illegal shipment chickens seized (Link)
•    Hong Kong: Dead Bird Tested for Avian Flu (Link)
Egypt
•    Returning Hajj pilgrims to have medical check (Link)
Indonesia
•    Bird flu preparedness a big challenge for East Java (Link)
•    Nature: Q&A: Siti Fadilah Supari (Link)
•    Indonesian Man Dies Of H5N1 Infection (Link)
Kuwait
•    Two quarantined in bird flu scare (Link)
•    Father causes bird flu scare at airport (Link)
•    No bf in Kuwait acc'd to Ministry of Agriculture (Link)
Pakistan
•    Pakistan says no threat of bird flu pandemic (Link)
•    Bird flu inspection (Link)
United States
•    Poultry workers carry antibiotic-resistant germs (Link)
•    Significant Progress Made in Nation's Preparedness to Respond to Public Health Emergencies; But Gaps in Critical Areas Threaten Overall Readiness (Link)
•    1.3 million member Lion's Club get involved in panflu (Link)
•    2008 NACCHO convention Atlanta Ga Feb 17-22 (Link)
General
•    World food stocks dwindling rapidly, UN warns (Link)
•    New Swine Flu Has Avian Flu Genes (Link)
•    Surgical masks don't protect against flu: study (Link)
•    UN: Avian Flu Not as Serious as First Feared  (Link)
•    Video: Man's skin turns blue from colloidal silver ingestion (Link)
•    Pandemic flu ventilator - how to construct one (Link)
•    Promed 12/19/07: H2N3/swine/ferrets/mammalian binding  (Link)

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News Reports for December 20

by: Nimbus

Tue Dec 19, 2006 at 23:33:57 PM EST

News Stories added TODAY (Dec 20)
(Open this Diary to read about the story)
  •   Sparrow Deaths in Turkey Increase H5N1 Survellance Concerns- Recombinonmics
  •   US:  Bush signs into law offer of incentives for vaccines
  •   Thailand will launch new anti-bird flu campaign
  •   US: (NY) School district seeks flu plan
  •   Businesses cannot exist in a bubble
  •   West Virginia: Exercise looks at possible flu outbreak
  •   Vietnam Confirms Lethal Strain
  •   Fresh Bird Flu Concerns in Nigeria
  •   Viet Nam reported two fresh bird flu outbreaks in two provinces of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta
  •   Turkey - sparrows died (translation)
  •   USINFO Update: Experts urge nations to report flu cases immediately, share data
Summary of News for December 19 2006

France
    •   Bird flu ruled out after French poultry deaths (Link)
    •   French bird flu scare evaporates (Link)
Indonesia
    •   Indonesia ready to produce bird flu vaccine: official (Link)
Pakistan
    •   USAID Provides 4,500 Kits and Training to Improve Readiness for Bird Flu in Pakistan (Link)
Russia
    •   No bird flu at St.Petersburg zoo - Onishchenko (Link)
South Korea
    •   U.N. team studying bird flu outbreaks in South Korea (Link)
    •   ProMed: S. Korea investigates...(Link)
Thailand
    •   Thailand- Bird-flu study wins award (Link)
Vietnam
    •   Vietnam reports new bird flu outbreaks in poultry (Link)
    •   Vietnam birds test positive (Link)
USA
    •   USA: Bush signs 3 health care-related bills (Link)
    •   White House addresses flu pandemic (Link)
    •   Not Much Flu Pandemic Advice On Advice Web Site (Link)
    •   Men tried smuggling birds on coat, fanny pack (Link)
    •   pandemicflu.gov on Pandemic Influenza Implementation Plan report card (Link)
General
    •   Lay People are the 1st line in preventing an influenza pandemic (Link)
    •   2006: From pandemic fears to cancer progress (Link)
    •   Experts predict the bird flu to be the next global pandemic. (Link)
    •   Fumento's drive-by postings (Link) and (Link)

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