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December 7

News Reports for December 7, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 06, 2014 at 20:48:53 PM EST

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

Canada
•  7 countries impose restrictions on Canadian poultry due to avian influenza (Link)

China
•  New Case Of H7N9 Bird Flu Diagnosed In China (Link)
•  Shanghai reports human bird flu case (Link)
•  Notification of confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong  
(Link)

Liberia
•  The forgotten victims of Ebola: The desperate plight of the children who have been orphaned by the virus (Link)

Mali
•  Mali releases UN peacekeepers from Ebola quarantine (Link)

Netherlands
•  UN peacekeeper with Ebola arrives in Netherlands for treatment (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Saudi MOH: 'No New Corona Cases Recorded', no recoveries, one death (Link)

Sierra Leone
•  Two Sierra Leone Ebola doctors die in one day (Link)
•  As Ebola Rages, Poor Planning Thwarts Efforts (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Old London ambulances sent to Ebola fight in west Africa (Link)
•  Anthrax, Ebola Involved In UK 'Death Wish' Security Lapses (Link)

United States
•  NY: 2 people to undergo Ebola quarantine in New York, Cuomo says (Link)
•  TX: Dallas Ebola patient's ER doctor missed high fever (Link)
•  TX: Houston,Texas Children's plans to build isolation unit for infectious diseases, including Ebola (Link)
•  WA: Man at Harborview for possible Ebola, but doctors say case unlikely  (Link)
•  Harsh flu season ahead for Oregon and Washington (Link)
•  BIO Applauds Addition Of Ebola To FDA Priority Review Voucher Program  (Link)

Research
•  MIT Had Cure for Ebola back in 2011, Ignored by Media (Link)

General
•  ProMED Reports, December 6 & 7, 2014 (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: H5N2 Spreads To Aldergrove In Fraser Valley Canada (Link)
•  Journalism in the Time of Ebola (Link)
•  Surviving Ebola (Link)


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News Reports for December 7, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 16:33:01 PM EST

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China
• China: Hong Kong reports 2nd H7N9 bird flu case just days after 1st, raising fears of its spread (Link)
• ProMED: Avian influenza, human (151): China (HK) H7N9, 2nd case (Link)
• CIDRAP: Hong Kong and China report new H7N9 cases (Link)
• Zhejiang new case of human infection of bird flu H7N9 (translated) (Link)
• Hong Kong quarantines 19 people over second bird flu case (Link)
• Hong Kong Reports Second Case of Deadly Bird Flu (Link)

United States
• CIDRAP: US flu activity still low, but creeping up (Link)

Vietnam
• Vietnam successfully produces H1N1, H5N1 flu vaccines (Link)

Research
• Scientific American: Teenage Flu Scientist Shares His Recipe for Prizewinning Research (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: Another Hong Kong ex-Shenzhen H7N9 Case (Link)
• Recombinomics: Nosocomial H7N9 Transmission at Tuen Mun Hospital HK? (Link)
• Recombinomics: Hangzhou and Hong Kong H7N9 Clusters Raise Concerns (Link)


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News Reports for December 7, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 13:45:06 PM EST

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Canada
• Ontario: Two influenza deaths reported in London area (Link)

India
• Maharashtra: 3 test positive for H1N1; schools being checked (Link)
• Gujarat: Bird flu ruled out as cause of death of kites, cranes in Amreli (Link)
• Tamil Nadu: 3 more H1N1 deaths in city, taking toll to 12 this year (Link)

Indonesia
• 16 Thousand Chickens Esophageal Bird Flu (translated) (Link)

Kuwait
• New 'swine flu' cases in Kuwait (Link)

United States
• CO: Pueblo reports first flu hospitalization of season (Link)
• OH: Ohio flu strain is rearing its head (Link)
• VA: Flu outbreak shutters STAB Upper School (Link)


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News Reports for December 7, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 03, 2011 at 21:17:47 PM EST

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Canada
•  Health unit confirms first flu case in district (Link)

China
•  Chinese scientists find evidence of avian flu infection with 2 strains (Link)

Nepal
•  Virus menace (Link)

United States
•  DE: Division of Public Health announces first influenza case of this year's flu season (Link)
•  OH: County sees spike in flu cases (Link)
•  UT: Officials closely watch H3N2 - new strain of swine flu (Link)

Research
•  New international consortium to prepare research community for future pandemics (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: H1N1pdm09 M Gene Drives Genetic Instability In American Swine (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Ohio trH1N2 Swine Is Other Parent For H3N2pdm11 (Link)


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News Reports for December 7, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 04, 2010 at 20:34:27 PM EST

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Nepal
•  H5N1 outbreak in poultry (Link)

United States
•  IA: 3 flu strains identified in Iowa (Link)
•  WA: Public Health in search of volunteers to spread medical care in disasters, medical crises (Link)
•  WY: Wyoming Health Dept. Encourages Flu Vaccinations (Link)

Vietnam
•  Three H5N1 outbreaks in poultry (Link)

Research
•  Study: Vaccination sequence affected response to 2009 H1N1 vaccine (Link)
•  Why H1N1 could be fatal to young adults (Link)


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News Reports for December 7, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 00:03:35 AM EST

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China
•  Local authorities 'could be underreporting' (Link)

Egypt
•  Death 30 and 31 from swine flu (translated) (Link)

Greece
•  confirmation of 32 deaths in new totals, 3 more critical (Link)

India
•  Nine more swine flu deaths (Link)
•  Five swine flu deaths in Delhi, India toll 632 (Link)
•  4 more H1N1 deaths in New Delhi, a 5th not counted (Link)
•  Himachal Pradesh confirms 3rd H1N1 death (Link)
•  3 more deaths confirmed in Punjab, total either 6 or 8 now (Link)
•  Five swine flu deaths in Delhi, India toll 632 (Link)
• Jaipur counts 4 more deaths, total in Rajasthan state now 77  (Link)

Japan
•  70% set to hoard in swine flu crisis (Link)

Palestine
•  Gaza: First swine flu death (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  10 more H1N1 deaths (Link)

United States
•  US: At death's door with H1N1 for three weeks (Link)
•  FL:Two More H1N1 Deaths In Miami-Dade  (Link)
•  IL: Minorities hit harder by H1N1 (Link)
•  IN: Vanderburgh County Opens H1N1 Clinics to General Public (Link)
•  MA: Massachusetts confirms 7 more deaths in past 2 weeks, total now 24 (Link)
•  PA: Washington Co-4th county death (Link)
•  PA: (1) New Death on PA DOH Website (Link)
•  TN: Flu vaccines available in Rutherford County (Link)
•  TX: Dallas announced last week, started this morning (Link)
•  WA: Swine flu vaccine open to everyone in Island County (Link)

General
•  'Rational drug design' identifies fragments of FDA-approved drugs relevant to emerging viruses (Link)
•  Patient in Utah has swine flu virus with D225G, low reactor H1N1 mutation causing lung hemorrhaging (Link)
•  Don't let swine flu crash your holiday party (Link)

Research
•  Successful Phase I/II Clinical Trial for BiondVax (Link)
•  Ancient HIV stowaway may hold clue to transmission  (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: D225G and D225N In Utah Patient Raises Pandemic Concerns (Link)
•  Experts say flu pandemic could be mildest on record (Link)


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News Reports for December 7

by: gardner

Sat Dec 06, 2008 at 23:56:19 PM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • USA: old report (2006) but good summary on real vs perceived risks
  • India: video of bird-culling in Assam
  • India: Bird flu spreads to four Assam districts
  • India likely to ask B'desh to contain bird flu
  • India - Ban on poultry transportation in Assam as bird flu spreads
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News Reports for December 7

by: gardner

Fri Dec 07, 2007 at 00:37:12 AM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Flu and Cold Weather
  • W.Africa: Benin finds 2 bird flu outbreaks, suspects H5N1
  • China says father of bird flu victim also infected
  • WHO confirms father of Chinese bird flu victim also infected
  • China bird flu cluster sparks fear of human-to-human transmission
  • EU: €34 mln to fight poultry diseases in 2008
  • US: pandemicflu.gov publishes new resource on international use of CMG
  • Ambassador Lange speaks of NPI at Delhi conference
  • Togo bans import of poultry products from Benin
Summary of News for December 6, 2007
Australia
•   Australia (opinion): Andrew Bolt: Welcome to my nightmare (Link)
Russia
•   Russia restricts import of poultry products from Poland (Link)
United Kingdom
•   UK: Bird flu protection zone 'lifted' (Link)
•   Bird Flu control zones to be lifted (Link)
United States
•   the pandemicflu.gov site has changed: 1918 page (Link)
•   RE: pandemic drill in Chicago (Link)
Vietnam
•   Vietnam to import vaccines against bird flu virus strains H7N3, H7N8 (Link)
General
•   Humans May Be Transferring Bird Flu (Link)
•   Donors Pledge Extra $406 Mln in Bird Flu Funds (Link)
•   UC Davis Bird-Flu Expert Calls for Changes in Early-Warning System (Link)
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News Reports for December 7

by: Nimbus

Thu Dec 07, 2006 at 00:15:44 AM EST


Summary of News for December 6 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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