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December 24

News Reports for December 24, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 20, 2014 at 23:01:37 PM EST

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News Reports for December 24, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 20:20:48 PM EST

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China
• China tightens precautions after spate of new bird flu cases (Link)
• N. China poultry farm cordoned off, culling conducted (Link)
• Guangdong on high alert against H7N9 (Link)
• Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Reported in Chinese Farm (Link)

Madagascar
• ProMED: Plague - Madagascar (04) (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• ProMED: MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (104): Saudi Arabia (Link)

United States
• AK: Flu hits Alaska Airlines crews, cancelling flights (Link)
• OR: Salem Health suits up against the flu (Link)

Research
• Genetic clue to fighting new strains of flu (Link)
• Researchers identify risks for death from H7N9 avian flu virus (Link)
• Men suffer more from flu symptoms than women, study suggests (Link)

Commentary
• Virology Down Under: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV): camels, camels, camels! (Link)


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News Reports for December 24, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 21:51:20 PM EST

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Indonesia
• Indonesia culls over 100,000 ducks to stop bird flu  (Link)

Palestine
• Swine flu claims one more life in WB (Link)

United States
• IA: Health officials - Flu hasn't impacted FD, yet (Link)
• MI: 2 Michigan children die during early flu outbreak (Link)
• OH: Flu causes FMC to restrict visitors (Link)
• VA: Doctor Warns of Widespread Flu Outbreak (Link)


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News Reports for December 24, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 00:42:16 AM EST

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China
•  Avian flu leads to rising fresh chicken prices (Link)

Kuwait
•  'No swine flu cases found' (Link)

United States
•  Swine Flu Back Again? (Link)
•  Bird flu virus tied to New England seal deaths (Link)
•  U.S. finds new human infection with swine H3N2 flu (Link)

Research
•  U.S. Biosecurity Panel Calls for Asilomar-Style Moratorium on H5N1 Papers (Link)

General
•  WHO: Standardization of terminology for the variant A(H3N2) virus recently infecting humans (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: West Virginia Issues trH3N2 Alert (Link)
•  Recombinomics: North Dakota Issues trH3N2 Health Advisory (Link)
•  Dan K. Thomasson: NIH flu-strain decision endangers all of us (Link)


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News Reports for December 24, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 18, 2010 at 22:42:00 PM EST

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Australia
•  Seven-fold increase in summer flu (Link)

China
•  South China: H5N1 positive chicken carcass found (Link)

Egypt
•  Six different governorates infected with swine flu (Link)
•  Three succumb to swine flu; 19 infections reported nationwide (Link)
•  H1N1 virus claims three more lives (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Sharp rise in serious flu cases prompts jab questions (Link)
•  Is swine flu a worry? (Link)
•  Another swine flu death (Link)
•  Swine flu patient dies in Wythenshawe Hospital (Link)

United States
•  Scientific American: U.S. Pig Farms May Be 'Flu Factories' (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombination Driving H1N1 Evolution In United Kingdom (Link)


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News Reports for December 24, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Dec 18, 2009 at 23:00:11 PM EST

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China
•  Hong Kong: Toddler's bird flu (H9N2) infection under study (Link)
•  HK girl infected with rare but mild A/H9N2 flu virus  (Link)
•  Hong Kong: Woman with swine flu dies (Link)

Russia
•  Russia's top sanitary official predicts second wave of swine flu in spring (Link)

South Korea
•  A/H1N1 pandemic death toll rise in South Korea (Link)

Pakistan
•  Nine swine flu deaths prompt fear (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Unknown viral outbreak (Link)

United Kingdom
•  HPA Weekly pandemic flu media update (Link)

United States
•  FL: Home for the holidays? Get a swine flu shot (Link)
•  NC: Testing finds swine flu in pigs at 2 NC farms (Link)
•  NV: Three More Flu Deaths Reported in Southern Nevada (Link)

Vietnam
•  2 infants die from swine flu (Link)

General
•  NEJM: Severe 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Pregnant and Postpartum Women in California (Link)
•  NEJM: Case 40-2009 A 29-Year-Old Man with Fever and Respiratory Failure (case from July) (Link)

Research
•  Discovery may help prevent severe form of swine flu (Link)


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News Reports for December 24

by: AlohaOR

Tue Dec 23, 2008 at 23:46:22 PM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • Bangladesh: More avian flu found in poultry (CIDRAP)
  • Denmark: Bird flu suspected in chickens
  • UK: Liverpool's health services stretched by flu outbreak
  • Emergence and fixing of H1N1 Tamiflu resistance (Recombinomics commentary)
  • UK: HPA weekly national influenza report
  • Bangladesh culls fowl after bird flu outbreak
  • Bangladesh: H5N1 culling accelerates (Recombinomics commentary)
  • Bangladesh confirms bird flu outbreak
  • France: Doubling the number of [seasonal] influenza cases
  • US: Glaxo's best-laid plans for a flu pandemic
  • US (HI): Screening of passengers for flu called a success
  • India (West Bengal): South Dinajpur put on bird-flu alert, mopping on in Malda
  • France: Fire at lab for research on fighting infectious diseases
  • US: Epidemiological evidence of an early wave of the 1918 influenza pandemic in New York City
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News Reports for December 24

by: AlohaOR

Sun Dec 23, 2007 at 23:33:21 PM EST

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

  • Viet Nam - Bird flu temporarily contained
  • China's human-use bird flu vaccine proves "safe" (3 stories)
  • U.S. - A Presidential science debate?
  • Ghana - Christmas fever (spirit) grips Tema residents
  • Iran - Live poultry sale banned
  • Flu vaccine in powder form
  • Scotland - Two wards reopen following norovirus outbreak
  • Canada - Turkey-raising family survives through generations
  • Pakistan - Government still probing deaths from bird flu
  • Iran - No bird flu this year
Summary of News for December 23, 2007
General
•   H5N1 in 2007 - Situation stable, continued surveillance called for (Link to DemFromCT's post on the Daily Kos)
•   H2N3 - The mutated influenza pig virus story (Link to Revere's post on Effect Measure)
India
•   WHO lab at Haffkine to fight avian flu (Link)
Indonesia
•   Teaching kids about H5N1 bird flu virus (Link)
Philippines
•   Parañaque, MIAA upgrade hospital vs bird flu, other diseases (Link)
United Arab Emirates
•   UAE ready to deal with bird flu threat (Link)
United States
•   Alabama: Getting better prepared (Link)
•   Avian/Pandemic Influenza: Be prepared to use the hot mic to counter pandemics (Link requires registration)
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News Reports For December 24

by: MaMa

Sat Dec 23, 2006 at 23:19:57 PM EST

News Stories posted TODAY
(Open Diary to read these stories)
  • South Korea slaughters thousands of pigs to stem bird flu spread
  • Egypt: 3 in family test positive
  • Thousands of pigs slaughtered in Korea near bird flu site
  • 70 Dead, 200,000 homeless in Indonesian floods
  • Eighth Egyptian dies of bird flu - WHO
  • No case of bird flu detected in Islamic Republic of Iran

Summary of News for December 23 2006

Vietnam
    •  New bird flu outbreaks in Vietnam (Link)
    •  Farmers intentionally released birds into field (Link)
Indonesia
    •  Thousands of birds in Indonesia's Aceh province have been affected by Avian Influenza (Link)
    •  Alternative source for info on the above report (Link)
Egypt
    •  Two New Human Cases in Egypt (Link)
    •  New hotbed of avian influenza enough (Dec.10)(Link)
    •  The injury of a young man and his cousin with "my wedding procession" by the bird flu (translation) (Link)
    •  Recombinomics on Egypt outbreak (Link)
Nepal
    •  World bank to grant $18.2m for flu control project (Link)
USA
    •  Schools to be used for hospital overflow in MA (Link)
General
    •  Stopped Worrying about Avian Flu? This will get you going again (Crawford Killian)(Link)

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