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December 6

News Reports for December 6, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 16:32:46 PM EST

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

China
• Hong Kong: Ko stands by flu center for three (Link)
• Hong Kong: HK steps up border health checks (Link)
• Hong Kong: Epidemiological investigation and follow-up actions by CHP on confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) (Link)
• ProMED: Influenza, canine - China: H3N2 avian origin, RFI (Link)
• Hong Kong confirms second case of H7N9 bird flu in a week (Link)
• Hong Kong sees second case of H7N9 bird flu in a week (Link)
• Hong Kong confirms second human H7N9 bird flu case in a week (Link)
• Zhejiang new case of human infection of bird flu H7N9 (translated) (Link)

Indonesia
• Attend BNP2TKI TKW Family Bird Flu (translated) (Link)
• Familly TKW Borne Avian Flu Sufferers to Hong Kong (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• CIDRAP: Saudi Arabia reports two more MERS cases (Link)
• Two new Coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia (Link)
• Saudi MOH: Health) recorded two cases Pfyrus (Corona) (translated) (Link) (original article) (Link)

United States
• CDC says more people with asthma getting flu shots (Link)

Research
• H7N9 cannot infect humans easily: study (Link)
• Emerging Bird Flu Strain Poorly Adapted for Infecting Humans (Link)

General
• CDC Podcast: Warning Signs: Seasonal Flu (Link)

Commentary
• Avian Flu Diary: Hong Kong - Second confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Hong Kong under CHP investigation (Link)


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News Reports for December 6, 2012

by: NewsDiary

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

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Brazil
• ProMED: Severe acute respiratory syndrome - Brazil (02) (PA), hospital outbreak (?), Unknown etiology, update (Link)

Nepal
Bird Flu case found in Nepali capital (Link)

United States
• AL: Ala. school closed following flu outbreak (Link)
• SC: Hundreds of cases signal flu's early arrival in Upstate (Link)

Zambia
• Zambia meeting addresses health emergency response gaps in Africa (Link)

Commentary
• Editorial: Get ready for a doozey of a flu season (New Jersay) (Link)


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News Reports for December 6, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 03, 2011 at 21:17:26 PM EST

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Egypt
•  Researchers profile Egypt's H5N1 threat (Link)

United States
•  111 million vaccinated for flu this year (Link)
•  CDC unsure how long flu vaccine will be readily available (Link)
•  MS: Mississippi's first case of flu this season reported in Tate County (Link)

Research
•  Armageddon super virus recipe: keep secret or publish? (Link)
•  Ceremonial sparrows may harbor H5N1 risk (Link)
•  South Korean researchers find 2009 H1N1 in canine flu reassortant (Link)


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News Reports for December 6, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 04, 2010 at 20:34:04 PM EST

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Egypt
•  Two Egyptian women die from swine flu, bird flu (Link)

Japan
•  Bird-flu steps complete - Shimane (Link)

New Zealand
•  Massey to teach Asian public health specialists (Link)

Philippines
•  DENR intensifies measures against bird flu (Link)

United States
•  Illnesses may signal early start of flu season (Link)
•  FL: Influenza Cases are now Being Reported in Palm Beach County by MD Now Urgent Care Centers (Link)

Vietnam
•  North told to focus on bird flu prevention  (Link)

Research
•  Over-Reactive Immune System Kills Young Adults During Pandemic Flu (Link)

Commentary
•  H5N1--Where Is It? (Link)


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News Reports for December 6, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 00:03:21 AM EST

Canada
•  77 more deaths, 378 deaths to Dec. 3 (Link)
•  Ontario reports declining trends, but 9 more deaths (Link)

China
•  Hong Kong: Parainfluenza outbreak in school under close watch (Link)

India
•  Death toll now 627 after 9 new deaths recorded yesterday (Link)
•  Rajasthan confirms 4 more deaths, 73 total now (Link)

Macedonia
•  17 new cases, 5 in military hospital, 11 children hospitalized in past 24 hrs (Link)

Malaysia
•  Banting has 30 sick, 10 confirmed cases, 3 ICU, 77 confirmed deaths (Link)

Maldives
•  Maldives MOH confirms H1N1 on 11 of 13 islands (Link)

Palestine
•  1st death confirmed in Gaza Strip and 5 others sick (Link)

Sri Lanka
•  Sabaragamuwa University suspends classes for death, illnesses (Link)

United States
•  US: Swine flu lingers, making traditional flu season unpredictable (Link)
•  US: A/H1N1 deaths still above epidemic threshold in U.S. (Link)
•  H1N1 is a nightmare for U.S. pork producers (Link)
•  OR: 1 new death, 5 new hospitalizations (Link)

General
•  Swine flu spawns an email phishing scam that'll give you a nasty virus (Link)
•  H1N1 pandemic continues (Link)
•  Johns Hopkins Study shows Sickle Cell sufferers at higher risk of severe H1N1  (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics:  H1N1 Tamiflu Resistant Cluster in Pennsylvania (Link)
•  Recombinomics: WHO in Denial on Tamiflu Resistance and RBD Changes (Link)


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News Reports for December 6

by: gardner

Fri Dec 05, 2008 at 23:15:01 PM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • USA - OR - Nobel Economist Paul Krugman Launches 2009 International Speaker Series
  • G7 ministers agree to continue work on global health security
  • USA - OH - Youngstown pandemic seminar
  • Tanzania - EAC prepares against bird flu outbreak
  • India - Bird flu spreads to new areas in Assam
  • Bahrain put on high alert against bird flu
  • PlanFirst Webcast
  • Recombinomics Commentary: Assam India Raises Pandemic Concerns
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News Reports for December 6

by: Nimbus

Wed Dec 05, 2007 at 23:42:40 PM EST

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

  • Australia (opinion): Andrew Bolt: Welcome to my nightmare
  • UK: Bird flu protection zone 'lifted'
  • Added to pandemicflu.gov: The Great Pandemic: The United States 1918-1919
  • Reminder: DemFromCT in Second Life - tonight!
Summary of news for December 5, 2007
Australia
•    Spy chief's flu warning (Link)
Finland
•    Sauna to keep bird flu at bay (Link)
Japan
•    Flu season begins earlier than ever (Link)
New Zealand
•    Govt get Bird-Flu vaccine for 100,000 front-line workers (Link)
Poland
•    Bird flu spreading in Poland  (Link)
•    No bird flu virus in Plock - Kobielnik (Link)
Saudi Arabia
•    Pigeon deaths in Dammam due to Newcastle not bf (Link)
•    Another bf outbreak in Al Kharj area / 17 outbreaks total to date (Link)
•    Fresh Efforts to Contain Bird Flu (Link)
Scotland
•    Making Plans to Fight Killer Flu (Link)
United States
•    Flu Pandemic Would Cost Hospitals Billions (Link)
•    PRTM Management Consultants' Kadlec appointed to post previously held by Venkayya (Link)
•    Major U.S. airports offering flu shots (Link)
Vietnam
•    New bird flu strains may threat Vietnam - H7N3, H7N8 (Link)
General
•    Scientists Say they've Solved the Flu Mystery (Link)
•    Antibiotics not useful in sinus treatment (Link)
•    Countries need non-pharmaceutical interventions (Link)
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News Reports for December 6

by: Nimbus

Wed Dec 06, 2006 at 00:21:05 AM EST


Summary of News for December 5 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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