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December 5

News Reports for December 5, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 16:32:30 PM EST

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

China
• Hong Kong: HK confirms first H7N9 bird flu case: 17 contacts isolated, 200 under observation (Link)
• Hong Kong: Clinics visited by H7N9 bird flu patient will remain open (Link)
• Hong Kong steps up border health checks over bird flu (Link)

Germany
• Avian influenza (99): Germany (BW) poultry, LPAI, H5N3, OIE (Link)

Indonesia
• Indonesia Urges Caution After Flu Report  (Link)
• No thermal scanners despite (Link)

Portugal
• Avian influenza (98): Portugal (BJ) poultry, LPAI, H7, OIE, clarification (Link)

United Arab Emirates
• Baby tests negative (Link)

United States
• CO: First seasonal Colorado death from flu hits Weld County (Link)

Research
• Scientists Now Know When You'll Get The Flu Nine Weeks Before It Happens (Link)
• Identification of emerging threats may be aided by 1950s pandemic bird flu virus (Link)

General
• CIDRAP: WHO panel - No MERS-CoV emergency yet (Link)
• WHO: Countries must do more to tackle Mers (Link)
• Take Three to Fight Flu (Link)
• WHO Statement on the Fourth Meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee concerning MERS-CoV (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: Novel Hong Kong H7N9 Constellation (Link)
• Helen Branswell: WHO adviser says MERS still a concern, more studies needed MERS (Link)
• Avian influenza - why it's not going away (Link)


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News Reports for December 5, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 13:44:21 PM EST

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United States
• LA: Health department braces for "significant" flu season (Link)
• NY: Flu-Related Death Reported in Monroe County (Link)
• TX: Flu season hits area hard, doctors say (Link)

General
• What Is the World's Most Dangerous Animal? (Link)
• There are more new cases of deadly virus (translated) (Link)


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News Reports for December 5, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 03, 2011 at 21:17:06 PM EST

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Australia
•  Canberra Vaccine Expert Urges Censorship on Bird Flu Strain Mutant Research (Link)

Ecuador
•  Influenza is a disease more prevalent in Portoviejo (translated) (Link)

India
•  Death of crows and chicks trigger bird flu alarm (Link)
•  Bird flu in Nepal - SSB issues high alert (Link)

United States
•  Keeping watch on flu (Link)
•  Limited Transmission of Novel Flu A (H3N2) Virus (Link)
•  MD: Flu ready to invade area (Link)

Research
•  US: Maryland study finds that US Hispanics were at greater risk for H1N1 flu during 2009 pandemic (Link)

General
•  Influenza (25): Africa Update, WHO (Link)


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News Reports for December 5, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 04, 2010 at 20:33:46 PM EST

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Azerbaijan
•  Azerbaijan confirms bird flu outbreak (in birds) in its west (Link)

Canada
•  Northern Manitoba chief calls for help with killer flu (Link)

Japan
•  Shimane incinerates all 21,500 chickens at bird flu-affected farm (Link)

United States
•  CDC: Flu already hitting Georgia hard (Link)

Research
•  Contract from BARDA to Develop Next Generation Adjuvants for Pandemic Influenza  (Link)
•  BARDA funds medical countermeasure innovation (Link)

General
•  Eyewitness accounts of the 1510 influenza pandemic in Europe (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: H3N2 Death Cluster In Manitoba Canada (Link)


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News Reports for December 5, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Dec 04, 2009 at 23:56:47 PM EST

Armenia
•  Flu pandemic alert: schools, kindergartens, universities to close (Link)

Canada
•  Modeling flu in Ontario (Link to article and link to abstract)

China
•  China's H1N1 flu death toll reaches 200 (Link)

India
•  Airports stop H1N1 screening (Link)

United States
•  US: CDC - Few Serious Reactions After Swine Flu Vaccine (Link)
•  US: Don't call it 'swine flu,' farmers implore (Link)
•  US: Influezna Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Animal (Link)
•  CA: Schools' flu plan gets gloves and masks (Link)
•  IL: Racial disparities seen in Ill. swine flu deaths  (Link)
•  PA: 2 Tamiflu Resistant Cases Found! (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance Crosses Tipping Point (Link)


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News Reports for December 5

by: AlohaOR

Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 23:52:43 PM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • China: China bans Thai poultry following H5N1 bird flu outbreak
  • US: Does America want the military on domestic duty?
  • US: HHS releases draft of national vaccine plan (CIDRAP)
  • India: Bird flu reaches outskirts of Guwahati
  • Bhutan: Bird flu outbreak in India prompts poultry product ban
  • Myanmar calls for precaution against cross-border bird flu
  • Norway: H7 subtype mild avian flu detected in hobby poultry
  • Indonesia (Bali):  Sanglah hospital launches Rp 2.7b bird flu treatment ward
  • US: Avian influenza subject of risk assessment
  • India: Birdflu spreads to new areas of Assam
  • Lithuania tested a vaccine against avian influenza
  • US: HHS WebCast - Discussion of HHS guidance on antiviral drug use and stockpiling
  • Overseas drug tests probed
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News Reports for December 5

by: Nimbus

Wed Dec 05, 2007 at 00:27:06 AM EST

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

  • SAUDI ARABIA - Pigeon deaths in Dammam due to Newcastle not bf
  • Bird flu spreading in Poland
  • SAUDI ARABIA - Another bf outbreak in Al Kharj area / 17 outbreaks total to date
  • Scientists Say they've Solved the Flu Mystery
  • Poland: No bird flu virus in Plock - Kobielniki
  • Australia - Spy chief's flu warning
  • Antibiotics not useful in sinus treatment
  • Japan - Flu season begins earlier than ever
  • New bird flu strains may threat Vietnam - H7N3, H7N8
Summary of news for December 4, 2007
China
•    WHO confirms human H5N1 case in China (24yo M) (Link)
India
•    'Manipur bird flu unsafe for humans' (Link)
Nigeria
•    Nigeria, four others are bird flu hot spots) (Link)
Poland
•    Bird flu virus found in Mazowsze, epidemic threatens (Link)
Saudi Arabia
•    Al Kharj poultry farmer dissatisfied with the handling of his bf outbreak (Link)
UK
•    Tristan da Cunha: Virus-hit island seeks urgent aid (Link)
United States
•    When, Not If. Oregon Quarterly - Univ of Oregon (Link)
•    New item on pandemic.gov today (Link)
•    HHS offers tools to promote local pandemic preparedness (Link)
•    President names Senior Director for Biological Defense Policy (Link)
Vietnam
•    Vietnam to make bird flu vaccination among poultry compulsory (Link)
General
•    'A Microscopic Insurgent' NYT Op-Ed water treatment(chlorine) (Link)
•    Humans 'may be transferring bird flu' (Link)
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News Reports For December 5

by: MaMa

Mon Dec 04, 2006 at 23:43:29 PM EST

Summary of News for December 4 2006

(From WHO as of 29 Nov - latest update)

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

Post non-bird flu news here.

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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