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December 22

News Reports for December 22, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 20:19:28 PM EST

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

Canada
• H1N1 is dominant strain in this year's flu outbreak (Link)

China
• Watch Out for the H10N8 Avian Flu (Link)
• H5N2 bird flu areas sealed off in N China (Link)
• China confirms human death from new bird flu (H10N8) (Link)
• China Tightens Bird Flu Precautions (Link)
• Vaccines at hand for humans against bird flu (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• Bird flu fears allow migratory birds safe passage (Link)
• ProMED: - Eastern Mediterranean (103): Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) (Link)
• Saudi Arabia Hit By Deadly New Virus, Latest Victim Dies MERS-Cov Virus (Link)

United States
• TX: At least 5 deaths in Texas blamed on swine flu (Link)

Research
•  Austin Doctor Participates in Flu Vaccine Research Study in an Effort to Find More Effective Vaccines (Link)

General
• Surviving cold and flu season with kids (Link)

Commentary
• Avian Flu Diary: Details & Background On the H5N2 Poultry Outbreak In Hebei Province (Link)


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News Reports for December 22, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 20:13:06 PM EST

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China
• Pigs in Southern China Infected With  Avian Flu (Link)

Indonesia
• Affected by Bird Flu Virus, ABG Resident Isolated in Kendal (Link)

Kuwait
• MOH rules out bird flu outbreak in Kuwait (Link)
• MOH trying its best to prevent spread of bird flu (Link)

Palenstine
• Swine flu kills teenage girl in West Bank (Link)

United States
• MS: State's flu rate 3 times higher than US average (Link)
• TX: Flu outbreak hits North Texas one month early at 'worst time' (Link)
• VA: CDC reports flu in Virginia widespread  (Link)
• WV: Health community bracing for worst of flu season (Link)


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News Reports for December 22, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 00:41:39 AM EST

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China
•  Shanghai to strengthen bird flu checks (Link)
•  China suspends supplies of live poultry to Hong Kong (Link)

Egypt
•  Egypt: Bird Flu - Cause for concern (Link)

Malaysia
•  No new bird flu cases detected: Health DG (Link)

Singapore
•  Singaporeans not worried about HK bird flu scare (Link)

Research
•  Too late to contain killer flu science, say experts (Link)

General
•  Keep an eye out for new flu viruses, WHO warns (Link)
•  If your dog has signs of the flu, it could be just that (Link)
•  6 Easy Ways to Flu-Proof Your Home (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: West Virginia trH3N2 Cluster Raises Detection Concerns (Link)


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News Reports for December 22, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 18, 2010 at 22:41:32 PM EST

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China
•  Hong Kong: Lantau find sparks bird flu alert  (Link)

Egypt
•  More Egyptian poor fall victim to flu season  (Link)

Japan
•  Hooded crane in Kagoshima confirmed as infected with avian flu (Link)
•  Kagoshima Pref. checks poultry farms after bird flu found in wild crane (Link)

Jordan
•  First H1N1 death confirmed (Link)

United States
•  US: Survey of Nurses from America's Leading Hospitals: 93 Percent Feel Hospitals More Prepared to Handle Flu Season Demands Than Last Year (Link)
•  FL: Flu season gets early start in Fla., shots urged (Link)
•  TX: Free Flu Shots In Dallas County (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Minnesota trH3N2 Matches Wisconsin and Pennsylvania (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Spike In Young ICU H1N1 Cases In UK Raises Concerns (Link)


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News Reports for December 22, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Dec 18, 2009 at 22:59:44 PM EST

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China
•  Flu vaccine begins for high risk groups (Link)
•  H1N1 treatment is economic worry (Link)

India
•  Govt to form response team to combat pandemics (Link)
•  Swine flu case detected (Link)
•  Swine flu claims 7 more in Gujarat (Link)

Indonesia
•  Regency Lampung Selatan: H1N1 in poulty decreased in 2009 (translated) (Link)
•  Swine Flu the Biggest Challenge For Indonesia Health Ministry in 2009 (Link)

Ukraine
•  Ukrainian President signs law on preventing spread of flu epidemic in Ukraine (Link)

United States
•  US poll shows worry about swine flu shot persists (Link)
•  Nasal swine flu vaccine recalled over potency (Link)
•  MedImmune recalling swine flu vaccine-FDA (Link)
•  Millions of H1N1 Vaccine Doses Recalled Due to Potency Problem (Link)
•  CA: San Diego Braces for More Fatalities in H1N1 Outbreak (Link)
•  KS: Kansas woman with swine flu dies; toll now 23 (Link)
•  PA: (3) New Deaths on PA DOH Website for 12.22.09 (Link)
•  VA: 700,000 swine flu vaccines heading to Va. (Link)

Vietnam
•  H5N1 in birds in Cao Bang province (Link)

General
•  Swine flu touched entire globe in 2009 (Link)
•  Blame it on Swine Flu: Hand Sanitizers Rival Pens as Most Popular Promo Product (Link)
•  Vaccine potency plunge problematic (Link)
•  The Buzzwords of 2009 (Link)
•  Profit drives drug misuse in Asia (Link)

Research
•  How H1N1 virus infects body (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Lab Confirmed H1N1 in New York Dog (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Widespread Transmission of H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance (Link)
•  Helen Branswell: Experts say pandemic could have a silver lining if it knocks out other viruses (Link)

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News Reports for December 22

by: AlohaOR

Mon Dec 22, 2008 at 00:07:24 AM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • India (West Bengal): At party door for culling
  • Bangladesh: Confirmed H5N1 spread to Natore (Recombinomics commentary)
  • Uganda: Bubonic plague outbreak intensifies
  • Zimbabwe: Cholera spreads in Harare
  • China (Hong Kong): Cholera in traveler from India
  • India (West Bengal): Cops versus smugglers, cullers versus locals (crofsblog)
  • India (West Bengal): Hospitalized Malda health care workers raise H5N1 concerns (Recombinomics commentary)
  • US (FL): Flu has arrived in Miami-Dade (press release)
  • China: Sinovac Named to Zhongguancun's Top 20 Most Influential Brands
  • India (West Bengal): Culling ends in Malda district
  • Bird flu vaccine protects children
  • Spain (Zamora): Higher mortality in 1918 due to large religious gatherings
  • Cuba: Avian flu at the gates
  • Germany (Saxony-Anhalt): 170 animals at poultry farmers killed
  • Denmark: Suspected bird flu in Jutland
  • Indonesia: Hospitalized neighbor increases Semarang H5N1 cluster (Recombinomics commentary)
  • Japan: Flu epidemic measures tested on train riders
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News Reports for December 22

by: AlohaOR

Sat Dec 22, 2007 at 00:20:39 AM EST

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

  • U.S. - Multi-drug resistant Salmonellosis in ground beef, recall issued
  • Indonesia - Jakarta clears four (of 6 suspected cases) of bird flu in cluster probe
  • Indonesia - Tests dismiss 6 Indonesians infected by bird flu virus
  • Poland reports new outbreak in poultry
  • Effect Measure: WHO's new spin on human to human bird flu transmission
  • Australia - Food lifeboat gets another plug
  • Jordan - Maximum state of alert [against Saudi bf]
  • Kuwait - Falcons declared free of bird flu virus, allowed to be brought into country
  • U.S. - Congress slashes pandemic preparedness funding
  • U.S. - Recall of Fancy Blue Lake Cut Green Beans for botulism
  • Niger - French journalists 'reporting on BF' arrested
  • Portugal - Partridges culled after [low-path?] H5 found
  • U.S. - Time cites bird flu vaccine as top medical development of 2007
  • Iceland directorate of health imports bird flu vaccine
  • U.S. (MA) - State slow to acquire flu drugs
  • U.S. (VA) - Milder type of flu hits central Va
Summary of News for December 21, 2007
China
•   WHO: Human-to-human transmission unclear in Chinese bird flu case (Link)
•   Dead buzzard found in Hong Kong tests positive for bf (Link)
Indonesia
•   5 family members hospitalized for suspected bird flu (Link)
•   Two additional family members are showing symptoms (Link)
•   Indonesia probes 'deviant' bird flu cases (Link)
Pakistan
•   WHO suspects limited human H5N1 spread in Pakistan (Link, link and link)
Saudi Arabia
•   Health Minister: Hajj pilgrims free from infectious "epidemic" disease (Link)
Sweden
•   Bird flu security measures tightened (Link)
United States
•   2007 Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) stakeholder meeting presentations and summaries (Link)
General
•   Roche encounters dilemma (Link, subscription required)
•   The flu vaccine in powder form (Link)
•   WHO says mass bird flu vaccinations not necessary (Link)
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News Reports For December 22

by: MaMa

Fri Dec 22, 2006 at 00:28:00 AM EST

News stories added TODAY (Dec 22)
(Open this Diary to read about the stories below)
  • Pandemic Flu of 1918 Would Kill 62 Million Today, Lancet Says
  • Atypical Pneumonia Kills 34 on China's Mainland: Mystery flu-like illness in China
  • Health Minister Talks About SARS in China
  • Washington Post Article on Lancet Report
  • Japan may announce recommendation for public to store food
Summary of News for December 21 2006

Vietnam
    •   Vietnam prevents human infection amid bird flu outbreaks (Link)
    •   Authorities take prompt action to keep bird flu in check (Link)
    •   Bird flu outbreak spreads in Vietnam's Mekong Delta (Link)
    •   Ducks swim at a farm in Te Lo village (Link)
    •   Vietnam: Ban on hatching ducks largely ignored (Link)
Nigeria
    •   Bird flu in every region- Bird Flu Spreads in Nigeria to Farms in Three States (Link)
    •   Nigeria - new outbreak (Link) and (Link)
South Korea
    •   S. Korea confirms fourth case of pathogenic bird flu (Link)
    •   So. Korea: fourth finding of bird flu in same province as low path bird flu Nov. 28 (Link)
    •   So. Korea: Cull should be done Friday; H5 confirmed (Link)
Norway
    •   Balmy winter puts chill on bird migration (Link)
USA
    •   CDC releases its internal panflu ops plan (Link)
    •   40,000 Marin Schoolkids Get Bird Flu Warning (Link)
    •   U.S. measles outbreak tied to one person (Link)
General
    •   Next flu pandemic could kill 62 million (Link)
    •   Flu pandemic could kill up to 81 million people (Link)
    •   One Flu Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Link)
    •   WHO issues new recombinant H5N1 vaccine seed strain (Link)

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