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December 27

News Reports for December 27, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 20:21:47 PM EST

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

China
• Hong Kong: 80-year-old becomes first victim of H7N9 bird flu to die in Hong Kong (Link)
• Hong Kong: ProMED - Avian influenza, human (161): China (HK) H7N9, fatal (Link)
• Hong Kong: Tourist with respiratory symptoms tests negative for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• CIDRAP: WHO, Saudi Arabia update MERS case information (Link)
• WHO: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - Dec 27 update (Link)
• MERS claims one more life in Saudi Arabia (Link)
• Four more Mers infections in Saudi Arabia (Link)

United States
• CIDRAP: 61 TB infections found in probe of Las Vegas hospital cases (Link)
• H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S. (Link)
• CDC reports 'widespread' flu activity in 10 states (Link)
• FluView: A Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report Prepared by the Influenza Division 2013-2014 Influenza Season Week 51 ending December 21, 2013 (Link)
• MN: Health workers monitor return of H1N1 flu strain (Link)
• MO: 'Swine flu' makes comeback in St. Louis area (Link)
• TN: H1N1 Virus Making Resurgence This Flu Season (Link)
• TX: Swine Flu Count Doubles in Hidalgo County (Link)
• TX: Houston teenager killed by H1N1; death toll rises to 13 (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: H1N1 Q226R In Mississippi (Link)
• Recombinomics: D225G and Q226R Driving H1N1 Deaths? (Link)
• Avian Flu Diary: WHO MERS-CoV Update - Dec 26th (Link)


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News Reports for December 27, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Tue Dec 25, 2012 at 19:08:31 PM EST

Reminder: Please do not post whole articles, just snippets and links, and do not post articles from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Thanks!

Bangladesh
• Bangladesh slaughters 1.5 lakh birds over avian flu (Link)

Canada
• New Foundland: Senior citizens home closed to family and visitors due to influenza illness (Link)

Indonesia
• New strain of avian flu kills thousands of ducks in Java (Link)

Palestine
• Ministry: Swine flu death toll reaches 4 in West Bank (Link)

United Kingdom
• Northern Ireland tops festive flu league (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• Health Ministry accused of neglecting swine flu child (Link)

United States
• KY: Flu cases on the rise in Greene County (Link)
• MI: Flu cases spike in Kent County - far outpacing last year's tally (Link)
• MT: Health watch: Flu and pertussis in the Flathead (Link)
• NC: Flu spike limits visitors at Duke hospitals (Link)
• NC: State sees record number of deaths from flu  (Link)
• OK: First Oklahoma flu death this season reported in Tulsa County (Link)
• PA: Some Still Getting Sick Despite Getting Flu Vaccine (Link)
• TX: Lubbock Flu Numbers on the Rise (Link)
• UT: Utah experiencing widespread flu activity, according to CDC (Link)
• WA: Flu spreading through Washington, already blamed for three deaths (Link)

Research
• CIDRAP: Experts differ on HHS select-agent proposal for H5N1 (Link)

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News Reports for December 27, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 24, 2011 at 17:43:58 PM EST

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Bangladesh
•  Bird flu - 3,000 fowls culled in Meherpur (Link)

Croatia
•  Half a million Croats to get vaccinated against flu (Link)

Indonesia
•  Jambi Builds Bird Flu Monitoring Network (translated) (Link)

United States
•  Worry about possible swine flu recurrence in US (Link)
•  FL: Flu cancels inmate visitation at Sumter Correctional (Link)

Research
•  Debate Persists on Deadly Flu Made Airborne (Link)
•  Studies of deadly H5N1 bird flu mutations test scientific ethics (Link)
•  Mutant bird flu virus details held back--but it's already an open secret (Link)
•  Bird flu study controversy could lead to research chill (Link)

General
•  US: Texas - Dog Flu Spreading Around the Basin (Link)


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News Reports for December 27, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 26, 2010 at 20:35:03 PM EST

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China
•  Duck returns to Hong Kong on Christmas Day after 12,000km round-the-world trip (Link)

Egypt
•  Swine flu kills 56 in Egypt since October  (Link)
•  Egypt discovers 559 swine flu cases in a week (Link)
•  8 swine flu deaths in Egypt today, 559 new cases in the last week (Link)

Japan
•  No. of bird flu-infected cranes in Kagoshima totals 5 (Link)

Jordan
•   4 Deaths, 19 cases of H1N1 Virus recorded in Jordan (Link)

Maldives
•  Maldives warns on travelling to Sri Lanka after swine flu claims 22 lives  (Link)

Pakistan
•  Pakistan faces 'bird flu' threat (Link)

Sri Lanka
•  Swine flu claims 22 lives in Sri Lanka (Link)
•  Sri Lanka warns spread of AH1N1 (Link)

Ukraine
•   In Lugansk region an outbreak of flu and colds in children (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Flu epidemic fears as deaths rise (Link)
•  Mother and unborn baby die during childbirth after being taken to hospital with suspected swine flu (Link)

United States
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General
•  Europe Sees Increase in Flu-Related Illnesses and Deaths (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Fatal H1N1 In Previously Healthy Young Adults In UK (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Iran December H1N1 Sequences Match United Kingdom (Link)


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News Reports for December 27, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 26, 2009 at 10:40:22 AM EST

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India
•  Swine Flu: Pune panic comes to Hyderabad (Link)
•  Nepal reports first H1N1 flu death (Link)
•  Rise in swine flu cases in Haryana, Punjab (Link)

Russia
•  ProMED: Russia - H1N1 outbreak in pigs (Link)

Tanzania
•  A/H1N1 flue cases reach 737 in Tanzania (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Northern Ireland: Two-year-old with swine flu dies (Link)

United States
•  KS: Fear of H1N1 virus shouldn't spoil common courtesy (Link)
•  NH: Strafford County, NH Woman in Critical Condition with Gastrointestinal Anthrax (Link)
•  NY: H1N1 strikes New York dog (Link)
•  TX: El Paso Officials Say H1N1 Lingers (Link)

General
•  Anatomy of a pandemic: H1N1 mysterious, deadly - but not as lethal as feared (Link)
•  H1N1 may squelch seasonal flu cases (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance in UK Jumps Higher (Link)

Research
•  Japan: Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCg) in Green Tea Confirmed to Prevent Infection by New Type of H1N1 Flu (Link)
•  Viruses that adapted to high temperatures may jump species (Link)


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News Reports for December 27

by: Nimbus

Fri Dec 26, 2008 at 21:58:40 PM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.  
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News Reports for December 27

by: AlohaOR

Wed Dec 26, 2007 at 23:38:08 PM EST

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

  • Viet Nam -  Bird flu kills young child, hits poultry (3 stories)
  • Discussion of the effectiveness of vaccination for flu in the elderly
  • After a decade, bird flu still baffles scientists
  • Egypt - Young woman falls victim to H5N1 virus (2 stories)
  • Japan -  No dangerous Tamiflu side effects found so far
  • Indonesian death, colder weather signal new Asia bird-flu season (2 stories)
  • U.S. -  Indiana: P-H-M plans for possible pandemic
  • WHO on Pakistan
  • Egypt - Two Egyptians test positive for bird flu - ministry
  • Helen Branswell on Pakistan: Tests confirm 1 case in large bird flu cluster in Pakistan; more tests needed
  • Cytokine storm issue poses another big H5N1 question
Summary of News for December 26, 2007
Egypt
•   Egyptian woman dies from bf (Link and Link); WHO confirmation (Link)
India
•   Action plan to combat bird flu (Link)
Indonesia
•   Bird flu claims 94th victim (Link);  WHO confirmation (Link)
Japan
•   Japan to keep ban of Tamiflu for young flu patients (Link)
•   Tamiflu has lower risk of causing abnormal behavior (Link)
Myanmar
•   Bird flu test lab seeks world recognition (Link)
Pakistan
•   (Possible) new suspected H5N1 case  (Link)
United States
•   Is public getting too apathetic over avian flu? (Link)
General
•   Health officials still wary of flu pandemic (Link)
•   Regular flu vaccine may help against H5N1: study (Link)
•   Antiviral therapy cuts deaths from severe flu (Link)
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News Reports for December 27

by: Nimbus

Wed Dec 27, 2006 at 00:08:21 AM EST

The New Cases in Egypt II Diary can be used to add further information about the current situation
  - suspect cases rise to 10 -Dec 27

News Stories posted TODAY
(Open this Diary to read about these stories)
  • Egypt: Third family member dies (26 y.o. M), 10 overall Egyptian death
  • Vietnam: Minister cautions of possible bird flu spread
  • US:CDC's OPLAN
  • Egyptian man dies of bird flu, 10th death
  • An emergency meeting of the anti-"bird flu" Cairo Governorate (translation)
  • Manila:Airport steps up bird flu campaign
  • US: Pandemic flu bill nothing to sneeze at
  • Avian flu reportedly jumped from birds to humans in Egypt
  • Egyptian man dies of bird flu
  • WHO- Avian influenza in Egypt update
  • 2006 review in Nature - pandemic threat not important?
    Does absence of reporting count as news?

Summary of News for December 26 2006

Egypt
    •   Four suspected human cases of avian influenza in Beni Suef (Link)
    •   2 More Die as Bird Flu Continues Spreading to Humans in Egypt (Link)
    •   ECDC Comment (Link)
Pakistan
    •   KARACHI: Sindh lacks bird flu monitoring facilities (Link)
Vietnam
    •   HCM City: urgent measures against new bird flu outbreak (Link)
    •   Poultry in the Mekong Delta: Difficult to kill  (Link)
    •   Vietnam says bird flu contained but not eliminated  (Link)
USA
    •  The Invisible Enemy (Link)
    •  Tracking U.S. Mortality (Link)
General
    •   Pandemic waning, but so is a sense of urgency about bird flu dangers (Link)

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