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December 28

News Reports for December 28, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 20:22:12 PM EST

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

Canada
• H1N1 flu spike in Alberta prompts officials to open mass immunization centres (Link)
• Calgary, Alberta: Flu clinics back in full swing as number of hospitalizations and H1N1-specific cases climb (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• WHO confirms four Saudi MERS-CoV cases, raising total to 170 (Link)

United States
• AL: Widespread flu reported in state (Link)
• FL: Swine flu cases double in Central Florida (Link)
• MI: Michigan's flu season goes in high gear; infant dies of H1N1 (Link)
• TX: Euless man's death among the rising number of flu cases in Texas (Link)
• Flu virus increasing across country, widespread in 10 states (Link)
• LA: Flu in Louisiana is 'widespread'(Link)
• CA: New version of 2009 pandemic flu virus surges; targets healthy middle-aged people and young adults (Link)
• TX: Flu cases spike in Texas; 3 dead in Longview (Link)
• AL: Widespread flu reported in state CDC says Alabama is one of 10 states with significant influenza activity (Link)
• Flu scare increasing demand for vaccine (Link)
• MI: Flu outbreak a special hazard for Michiganders struggling for breath with COPD (Link)
• AR: Doctors see around 100 cases of flu at Summit Medical Center Three in Arkansas died from virus in 2013 (Link)
• CA: Flu season hits the Bay Area (Link)
• TX: Flu Scare Increasing Demand for Vaccine (Link)
• TX: Euless Man's Death Among the Rising Number of Flu Cases in Texas (Link)

Vietnam
• Vietnam fears stronger virus strains amid bird flu resurgence (Link)

Commentary
• China: Ivan Zhai - Guangdong slow to apply lessons learnt on bird flu (Link)


• H (Link)

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News Reports for December 28, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Tue Dec 25, 2012 at 19:08:53 PM EST

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Indonesia
• Health Warnings Over New Strain of Avian Influenza (Link)
• Thousands of Chickens Infected with Avian Flu (Link)

United Kingdom
• Wales: Vaccination urged as winter flu cases rise (Link)

United States
• AR: Columbia County flu outbreak strikes immunized and non-immunized alike (Link)
• FL: Flu Reports Rise Across Bay Area (Link)
• NC: Pardee Hospital Institutes Patient Visitor Limitations Due To Flu (Link)
• WA: New flu strain tougher than prior (Link)
• WA: 3 flu deaths reported in Washington (Link)
• WA: Three Western Washington deaths linked to flu (Link)

Research
• Humidity Levels Explain U.S. Flu Winter Peak  (Link)

Commentary
• Editorial: Bird flu scare (Link)


• H (Link)

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News Reports for December 28, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 24, 2011 at 17:44:17 PM EST

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Australia
•  Swine flu strain resistant to Tamiflu is spreading more easily (Link)

China
•  Provincial disease control - influenza activity increased in Hunan (translated) (Link)
•  Shanghai: City gears up luggage scan for H5N1 virus (Link)

Taiwan
•  Flu infections continue to spread in Taiwan (Link)
•  Taichung records first flu death this year (Link)

United States
•  CA: Man in late 30s dies from the flu (Link)
•  WV: Swine flu variant reported in West Virginia (Link)

Vietnam
•  Animal diseases drop during course of year (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Genetic Instability In H1N1v Wisconsin Case (Link)


•  H (Link)

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News Reports for December 28, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 26, 2010 at 20:35:18 PM EST

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Bulgaria
•  Bulgaria registers swine flu death 2-3 weeks ago: national consultant (Link)
•  No reasons for announcing epidemics (Link)

Croatia
•  1 dead, 100 infected with swine flu in Croatia (Link)

Egypt
•  Thousands Infected Swine Flu (Link)
•  Egypt: Healing 13 infected swine flu virus infections in Ismailia birds (Link)

India
•   Swine flu makes comeback, 20 cases in a week (Link)

Pakistan
•  Swine flu isolation wards set up in CHK, AHS  (Link)

Russia
•  The flu epidemic comes in 13 Russian regions (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Fears of flu epidemic grow as experts urge people to get jabs (Link)
•  30,000 calls in three days for NHS (Link)
•  Girl, 17, dies just 48 hours after contracting swine flu in hospital (Link)
•  Still on the upward trajectory (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Japan and Taiwan H1N1 Sequences Match United Kingdom (Link)


•  H (Link)

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News Reports for December 28, 2009

by: NewsDiary

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

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Cambodia
•  H5N1 in domestic poultry (Link)

Canada
•  Canadian Health Organization Deploys IceWEB GIS To Track H1N1 Flu Pandemic (Link)

China
•  Sinovac Files Clinical Trial Application with SFDA for Vaccine Against Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (Link)

Egypt
•  3 H1N1 deaths; total 106 (Link)
•  3 cases of H1N1 raise number to 112 (Link)

India
•  Surge in swine flu cases (Link)
•  68 test positive for swine flu in New Delhi (Link)
•  India's Swine Flu Death Toll at 880 (Link)

Macao
•  Macao to launch inoculation of A/H1N1 vaccines for all residents (Link)

Qatar
•  Ban on meat, poultry from Spain (H7N7) (Link)

United Arab Emirates
•  Food authority looks for contaminated hazelnuts and Spanish eggs (Link)

United States
•  AR: A Little Paranoia Over Germs is Healthy  (Link)
•  HI: Airport quarantine stop is kept busy (Link)

General
•  Helen Branswell: H1N1 pandemic poses big communications challenge for global health agency: Chan (Link)


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News Reports for December 28

by: Nimbus

Sat Dec 27, 2008 at 22:37:18 PM EST

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News Reports for December 28

by: gardner

Thu Dec 27, 2007 at 23:35:27 PM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • China: Bird Flu Patient Recovers
  • WHO confirms inter-human bf transmission in Pakistan
  • W. Jakarta authorities search for bird flu
  • Dominican Republic: low-path H5N2 in poultry
  • Bangladesh -  Bird flu infects farm, chickens culled
  • Bangladesh - Press Institute of Bangladesh, pandemic reporting workshop
  • Portugal - (machine translation) H5N1:  Portugal has [oseltamivir for?] 2.5 millions of persons
  • Canada - Travel advisory re Pakistan
  • Egypt -  WHO confirms 2 new human cases
  • Viet Nam -  WHO confirms 1 human case
  • Vietnam: Airport bird flu drills brace for more outbreaks
  • Bahrain maps out plan to fight bird flu
Summary of News for December 27, 2007
General
•   An interesting discussion on the effectiveness of vaccination for flu in the elderly (Link)
•   After a decade, bird flu still baffles scientists (Link)
Asia
•   Indonesian death, colder weather signal new Asia bird-flu season (Link)
Egypt
•   Young Egyptian woman falls victim to H5N1 virus (Link)
•   EGYPT: Another death highlights avian flu threat (Link)
•   Egypt: Two More Egyptians test positive for bird flu - ministry (Link)
Indonesia
•   Avian flu death prompts investigation (Link)
Japan
•   No dangerous Tamiflu side effects found so far: Japan (Link)
Pakistan
•   WHO on Pakistan (Link)
•   Helen Branswell on Pakistan: Tests confirm 1 case in large bird flu cluster in Pakistan; more tests needed (Link)
United States
•   Indiana: school district plans for possible pandemic. District working on ways to handle long school closure. (Link)
Vietnam
•   Confirmation on the Vietnam case per news report (Link)
•   Bird flu kills young child in Vietnam, hits poultry (Link)
•   Bird flu death toll in Vietnam nears 50 (Link)
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News Reports For December 28

by: MaMa

Thu Dec 28, 2006 at 00:01:03 AM EST

The New Cases in Egypt III 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)
  • Replikin count indicates humans becoming preferred host (press release)
  • More fowls die in bird flu-hit Vietnamese province
  • Human Bird Flu Deaths in 2006 Exceed Prior Three Years Combined
  • Thailand stockpiles anti-bird flu drug
  • Third Vietnam province hit by bird flu outbreak
  • U.S. to Provide Emergency Assistance to Sumatran Flood Victims
  • Illinois Revised Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Plan
  • UK: Health experts braced for mass flu outbreak
  • Britain: The vaccine to cure every strain of flu

Summary of News for December 27 2006

Vietnam
    •  Minister cautions of possible bird flu spread (Link)
USA
    •  CDC's OPLAN (Link)
    •  Pandemic flu bill nothing to sneeze at (Link)
Egypt
    •  Egyptian man dies of bird flu, 10th death (Link) and (Link)
    •  An emergency meeting of the anti-"bird flu" Cairo Governorate (translation) (Link), alternate translation of article here.
    •  Avian flu jumps to humans in Egypt (Link)
    •  WHO- Avian influenza in Egypt update (Link)
Manila
    •   Airport steps up bird flu campaign (Link)
General
    •  2006 review in Nature - Pandemic threat not important?
Does absence of reporting count as news?(Link)
    •  Human H5N1 Virus Replikin Count Overtakes Levels in H5N1 'Bird Flu' (Link)

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