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December 4

News Reports for December 4, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 29, 2014 at 22:02:19 PM EST

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•  China's Fujian reports human bird flu case (Link)
•  Novel triple reassortant H1N2 influenza viruses bearing six internal genes of the pandemic 2009/H1N1 influenza virus were detected in pigs in China (Link)
•  Attitudinal changes toward control measures in live poultry markets among the general public and live poultry traders, Guangzhou, China, January-February, 2014 (Link)
•  Local officials describe 40% H7N9 rate in Zhuhai samples as very dangerous (Link)

•  Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu, bringing total to seven (Link)

•  Charities Help Ebola Orphans Start Over (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Saudi Arabia reports two more MERS cases, one fatal (Link)
•  Saudi MOH: 'No New Corona Cases Recorded' , no recoveries, no deaths Dec. 4, 2014 (Link)

Sierra Leone
•  World Bank fast tracks Ebola aid as Sierra Leone calls for help (Link)
•  Stricken with Ebola, a family runs away from treatment - and into the jungle (Link)
•  11th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola (Link)

United States
•  US agency says flu shots may not be good match for 2014-15 (Link)
•  GA: Emory University Hospital monitors possible Ebola case (Link)
•  Ebola Waste Disposal: Nebraska's Strategy (Link)
•  MT: Missoula hospital no longer on list of Ebola treatment centers (Link)

•  Researchers assess risks regarding Ebola and pets (Link)
•  Ebola buster: booster vaccine starts first trials in Oxford (Link)
•  FDA: Some Ebola Patients Need To Get Placebo (Link)
•  Interfacing a Biosurveillance Portal and an International Network of Institutional Analysts to Detect Biological Threats (Link)

•  CIDRAP: Ebola cases top 17,000; activity still intense in Sierra Leone (Link)
•  CIDRAP: Chikungunya cases increase in French Polynesia, Colombia (Link)
•  Doctors Without Borders Chief: US Ebola Aid 'Insufficient' (Link)
•  What Ebola Is Teaching Us About Hard Trends (Link)
•  The First Attempt to Digitize Ebola Health Records (Link)
•  ProMED Reports, December 4, 2014 (Link)
•  UPMC Center for Health Security - Ebola - Health Security Headlines - Headlines: December 3, 2014 (Link)
•  Ebola Deeply: Ebola: The Executive Summary, 12/3 (Link)

•  Recombinomics:  More Farms Infected In Canada - H5N8 Increasingly Likely (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Egypt Confirms 7 H5N1 Cases In 3 Days (Link)
•  Ebola co-discoverer Piot criticizes WHO's 'slow' reaction (Link)
•  Ebola, Ethics, And The New Normal Of Scary Germs (Link)
•  Helen Branswell, Scientific America: Ebola Free-for-All Could Trigger Bad Science and Wasted Efforts (Link)
•  Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention: Toilet lids for infection prevention (Link)

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News Reports for December 4, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 16:32:14 PM EST

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• Raising awareness of bird flu risks to be stepped up among Hong Kong's minority groups (Link)
• Hong Kong Beefs Up Checks at Borders After First H7N9 Case (Link)
•  Here's What You Need to Know About the Bird-Flu Case in Hong Kong (Link)
• Travellers to Hong Kong tested as Shenzhen stalls (Link)
• Hong Kong Confirms City's First Human Case of Bird Flu (Link)
• Bird-Flu Case in Hong Kong Appears Isolated, Authorities Say Tests on Those in Contact With Infected Worker Turn Up (Link)

• Taxable Citizen H7N9 Avian Influenza, Ministry of Health Community Ask Not Panic (translated) (Link)

• Undiagnosed hemorrhagic fever - Uganda: (LW) susp, RFI (Link)

United Arab Emirates
•  MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (97): UAE, WHO (Link)
• Mers victim delivered baby before death: Official (Link)

United States
• CIDRAP: Flu season gains momentum, especially in South (Link)
• NC reports three adult deaths linked to seasonal flu (Link)

• Will You Get the Flu? This Real-Time Flu Forecaster Could Tell You (Link)

• Recombinomics: H1N1pdm09 Louisiana Tamiflu Resistance (Link)
• Recombinomics: Louisiana H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance Expands To Utah (Link)
• SCMP Editorial: Vigilance the key to containing H7N9 bird flu virus (Link)
• Avian Flu Diary: HK CHP: Update On H7N9 Epidemiological Investigation & Response (Link)

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News Reports for December 4, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 13:43:56 PM EST

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• B.C. backs off mandatory flu shots for health workers (Link)
• Flu season gets head start (Link)

• CIDRAP: Jordan calls novel coronavirus cases isolated (Link)

• Bird Deaths in Russia Are Being Blamed on 'Low Pathogenic Flu' (Link)

United States
• NY, Onondaga County: Surge of flu activity (Link)

• CIDRAP: Draft criteria for US funding of H5N1 research spark debate (Link)
• Why Is the Flu More Common During the Winter Season? (Link)
• Progress towards controlling avian influenza (Link)

• Recombinomics: Novel Beta Coronavirus HCW Clusters Raise Concerns (Link)

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News Reports for December 4, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 03, 2011 at 21:16:46 PM EST

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•  Bid to censor bird-flu details (Link)

•  Chicken prices fall after bird flu alert (Link)
•  Birgunj on high alert for bird flu (Link)

•  Report of A(H1N1) flu virus cases in Valenzuela belied (Link)

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News Reports for December 4, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 27, 2010 at 20:29:09 PM EST

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•  Bird flu in Azerbaijan? (Link)
•  No bird flu found among poultry (UPDATE) (Link)

•  Manitoba bird flu quarantine widens, hatchery destocked (Link)

•  Hong Kong suspends Japanese poultry imports (Link)

•  Egypt announces 10th bird flu fatality in 2010 (Link)

•  Wild bird seen at farm just before avian flu hit (Link)

•  In nine regions of Ukraine outbreak of influenza (Link)

•  North warned to raise alert over bird flu threat (Link)

•  Photos: Avian Influenza in Asia (Link)
•  Flu-Proof Your Home (Link)

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News Reports for December 4, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Nov 27, 2009 at 22:39:26 PM EST

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•  Albania reports first A H1N1 flu death (Link)

•  Algeria lists eighth swine flu death (Link)

•  New wave of swine flu expected early 2010 (Link)

•  H1N1 pandemic ending with a whimper, not a bang  (Link)
•  Health officials douse flu 'peak' (Link)

•  A/H1N1 flu has spread fast through the People's Liberation Army (Link)

•  2 visiting Brazilian officials down with H1N1 (Link)

•  H1N1 deaths total 606 deaths, after 6 new deaths yesterday (Link)
•  176 cases of swine flu reported in Delhi Thursday (Link)

•  Swine flu death brings number of fatalities to 18  (Link)

•  New swine flu fighter discovered (Link)

•  Swine flu claims one more life in Macedonia (Link)

•  Two new deaths, 69 new cases (Link)

•  One patient died, had mutant Tamiflu-resistant strain (Link)
•  First mutant swine flu death reported in Netherlands (Link)

•  Qatar: post-EID 'massive rush' to pediatric hospitals (Link)

•  Spain reports mutant swine flu death (Link)

Sri Lanka
•  New mom died and baby sick with H1N1 too  (Link)

•  Sweden's swine flu response wins EU praise (Link)

•  H1N1 deaths reach 241 (translated) (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Swine flu in the UK Being 22 Thousand Cases (translated) (Link)
•  Scottish Government Publishes Latest H1N1 Figures (Link)
•  Wales swine flu deaths rise to 25 (Link)

United States
•  US: College students encouraged to get H1N1 vaccine (Link)
•  CDC Issues H1N1 Phishing Alert (Link)
•  CA: Nearly 800 hospitalized with H1N1 flu (Link)
•  FL: New death in Pasco County  (Link)
•  IA: Iowa confirms 3 new deaths, total now 33 (Link)
•  OK: H1N1 releases hold on Oklahoma (Link)
•  OR: Benton County reports first H1N1 death (Link)
•  PA: New Death on PA DOH Website for 12.04.09
•  MA: Seven More H1N1 Deaths Reported In Bay State (Link)

•  WHO: new recommendations for immune-depressed (Link)
•  Study Links Real-Time Data To Flu Vaccine Strategies (Link)
•  Glaxo's Swine Flu Shot May Give Kids Fever (Link)
•  Swine flu abates, but experts urge preparedness (Link)
•  WHO Defends Flu Response Amid Exaggeration Claims (Link)
•  WHO: Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 - update 77  (Link)
•  MRSA in pigs in majority of European Union states (Link)
•  Transplant Infectious Disease Experts Provide Pandemic Guidance (Link)
•  Clinical Features Of The First Phase Of The Swine Flu Pandemic  (Link)
•  Previous seasonal flu infections may provide some level of H1N1 immunity (Link)
•  Second dose of adjuvanted vaccine may give high fever (Link)

•  Recombinomics: Transmission of Fit Tamiflu Resistant H1N1 in Maryland (Link)

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News Reports for December 4

by: AlohaOR

Wed Dec 03, 2008 at 23:50:02 PM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • Human Infection with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus (H5N1) in Northern Vietnam, 2004-2005
  • US: USDA drafts avian flu risk assessment
  • Cayman Islands: DMS offers staff free flu shots
  • Canada (MB): Agriculture department to handle food inspections
  • Australia: First national security statement to the Parliament by Prime Minister Rudd
  • Australia: Honda foundation contributes $500,000 towards pandemic influenza research (press release)
  • US: Google unveils fast, accurate flu tracking system
  • US (HI): Hawaii conducts airport screening of international travelers for flu-like illnesses
  • India: Market panics, egg price tumbles
  • China: China bans poultry imports from Thailand
  • Brazil: South African man's death in Brazil linked to Jo'burg outbreak of killer virus
  • Brazil: Brazil death unlikely to be linked to SA outbreak
  • Brazil: Body of South African will be cremated and 65 people are being monitored
  • US: PATH, Lentigen ink $3M pandemic influenza vaccine partnership (press release)
  • US (IL): Knox County needs emergency volunteers
  • China: Avian flu affects short-term breeding and feed market outlook
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News Reports for December 4

by: Nimbus

Tue Dec 04, 2007 at 00:06:58 AM EST

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

  • 'Manipur bird flu unsafe for humans'
  • SAUDI ARABIA - Al Kharj poultry farmer dissatisfied with the handling of his bf outbreak
  • Vietnam to make bird flu vaccination among poultry compulsory
  • Tristan da Cunha - Virus-hit island seeks urgent aid
  • 'A Microscopic Insurgent' NYT OpEd
  • When, Not If. Oregon Quarterly - Univ of Oregon
Summary of news for December 3, 2007
•   RCMP Gazette Pushes Pandemic Preparedness (Link)
•   China reports 17th human death from bird flu (Link)
•   Mainland avian flu death poses infection riddle (Link)
European Union
•   Avian Influenza: Member States endorse measures for Poland, Romania and UK (Link)
•   Nations Examine Pandemic Flu Preparedness at India Conference; Before meeting, international journalists learn to cover avian influenza (Link)
Saudia Arabia
•   Vet tests neg for bf (Link)
•   WHO Monitoring Kingdom's Fight Against Bird Flu (Link)
United States
•   The National Emergency Management Summit (Link)
•   Chicago: Pandemic Preparedness Planning for U.S. Businesses & Stakeholders (Link)
•   Pennsylvania: Standing ready for the worst (Link)
•   Modeling Pandemic Flu spread including asymptomatic infections (Link)
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News Reports For December 4

by: MaMa

Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 00:28:40 AM EST

Summary of News for December 3 2006

(From WHO as of 29 Nov - latest update)

Total human cases worldwide 258, deaths 154 (2006 – 111 with 76 deaths)

The Webster-Govorkova piece below was reviewed by Effect Measure here.

...the Commentary by Robert Webster and Elena Govorkova that accompanies the two papers is a model of clarity and a stunning summary of where we are at this moment. Hardly a word of the 1600 word essay is wasted.

NEJM - H5N1 Influenza — Continuing Evolution and Spread

Robert G. Webster, Ph.D., and Elena A. Govorkova, M.D., Ph.D.

"Clearly, we must prepare for the possibility of an influenza pandemic. If H5N1 influenza achieves pandemic status in humans -- and we have no way to know whether it will -- the results could be catastrophic."

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