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December 8

News Reports for December 8, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 23:57:42 PM EST

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China
• 19 isolated after contact with man in Hong Kong's second bird flu case (Link)
• Hong Kong Quarantines 19 People After Second Case of H7N9 (Link)
• ProMED: Avian influenza, human (152): China, H7N9 update (Link)
• Hong Kong: CHP experts to visit Mainland (Link)

Pakistan
• Rain needed - Flu cases rising in the capital (Link)

Research
• An Animal Model of MERS Produced by Infection of Rhesus Macaques With MERS Coronavirus (Link)

General
• WHO to increase MERS awareness (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: Curious ProMED Comments On H7N9 Human Transmission (Link)


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News Reports for December 8, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 13:45:30 PM EST

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Canada
• Ontario nurses balk at receiving mandatory flu shots (Link)

Nigeria
• ProMED: Undiagnosed fatalities - Nigeria: (AD) RFI (Link)

Taiwan
• H5N2 Confirmed in Poultry Penghu Island (Link)

United States
• High flu activity in US leaves 3 children dead (Link)
• Influenza widespread in eight states (Link)
• ProMED: Influenza (111): USA (AL, RI, AR, KY)  (Link)
• CIDRAP: Early-season rise in US flu activity continues (Link)
• Vaccines available for flu season (Link)
• NY: Oneida County approaches 1,000 confirmed cases of the flu (Link)
• TX: Texas Among Top 5 States in Early Flu Outbreak (Link)

General
• CIDRAP: Study finds influenza C in kids hospitalized with pneumonia  (Link)
• UK: Birds tagged in Jersey show pox signs (Link)
• CIDRAP: European labs use novel coronavirus tests, devise new ones (Link)

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News Reports for December 8, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 03, 2011 at 21:18:08 PM EST

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China
•  Changing Attitudes in China over H5N1 Bird Flu (Link)

India
•  Bird flu variant killing crows in Jharkhand (Link)

Japan
•  Japan logs more reports of abnormal behavior after antiviral use (Link to CIDRAP story and link to PLoS One study)

United States
•  House passes biodefense reauthorization bill (Link)

Vietnam
•  Health agency warns of new flu strain (Link)
•  Vietnam launches program in response to avian and human influenza for 2011-2015 (Link)
•  Vietnam warns of new swine flu virus (Link)

General
•  Worldwide Epidemics Scare Users into Opening Malicious Sites (Link)


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News Reports for December 8, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 04, 2010 at 20:34:45 PM EST

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China
•  Hong Kong lowers bird flu alert after first case in seven years (Link)

Egypt
•  WHO confirms fatal H5N1 case (Link)
•  Authorities detect 89 bird flu spots in Nile Delta (Link)

South Korea
•  H5N1 in birds (Link)
•  Single avian flu case in N. Jeolla (Link)

United States
•  CDC says to expect three strains of flu (Link)
•  Wild birds carry avian flu viruses to North America: Report (Link)

Vietnam
•  H5N1 flu is back (Link)

Research
•  Drug Resistance, Person-to-Person Transmission Increasing Among Flu Strains (see note below on link) (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Spike In Garden Hill Cases Raises trH3N2 Concerns (Link)


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News Reports for December 8, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 00:03:50 AM EST

Canada
•  More H1N1 cases reported in Nunavut (Link)

China
•  China offers aid to Ukraine to fight H1N1 (Link)
•  Ongoing H1N1 Outbreak Cover-up in China (Link)

France
•  French deaths spark vaccine demand (Link)

Japan
•  100 H1N1 deaths (translated) (Link)

South Korea
•  Republic Of Korea plans to help DPRK with A/H1N1 flu (Link)

Tajikistan
•  Tajiks Fear First Swine-Flu Death (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Just one in five people given Tamiflu by NHS hotline was actually suffering from swine flu (Link)

United States
•  MD: Maryland Governor O'Malley: Swine Flu Vaccine Available To All (Link)
•  OR: 3 days, 5 deaths, 5 hospitalizations (Link)
•  PA: Hospital Workers Fired for not Getting SF Vaccine (Link)

General
•  CIDRAP: Autopsies show damage to entire airway (Link) Full NIH Report (Link)
•  Doctors query ability of Tamiflu to stop severe illness (Link)

Research
•  Research throws up doubts over Tamiflu (Link)

Commentary
•  Effect Measure: Flu Vaccine Safety (Link)


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News Reports for December 8

by: gardner

Sun Dec 07, 2008 at 23:21:56 PM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • USA - NV - Special Legislative Session and Dr Bobby John
  • Web Newspaper - "What Would One Want From A National Vaccine Plan?"
  • Indonesia's bird flu warrior takes on the world
  • USA - Time Magazine - The Flu Vaccine
  • USA - MA - Hudson Medical Reserve Corps needs reinforcements
  • UK - Transmitters to unravel avian migration mystery
  • India: Culling continues in Assam, as bird flu spreads
  • Hundred Lithuanians get experimental bird flu vaccine
  • Launch of West African Viral Surveillance Network
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News Reports for December 8

by: gardner

Fri Dec 07, 2007 at 23:49:55 PM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • US: NJ Parents Try to Block Vaccine Mandate
  • U.K. - Bird flu protection zone lifted
  • China says father of bird flu victim recovering
  • China/rumor dad dead and 2 more suspects
  • SAUDI ARABIA - Concerns about the pigeons in/around pilgrimage site in Mecca
Summary of News for December 7, 2007
Benin
•   W. Africa: Benin finds 2 bird flu outbreaks, suspects H5N1 (Link)
•   Togo bans import of poultry products from Benin (Link)
China
•   China says father of bird flu victim also infected (Link)
•   WHO confirms father of Chinese bird flu victim also infected (Link and Link)
•   China bird flu cluster sparks fear of human-to-human transmission (Link and Link)
•   CHINA - More on father of bf victim who has also been confirmed as infected (Link)
•   cidrap: Father of Chinese H5N1 fatality has infection (Link)
•   Hong Kong: Case raises fears bird flu has morphed (Link)
•   WHO Says Victim's Dad Also Has Bird Fl (Link)
•   Some details in Chinese about father (Link)
•   More on Jiangsu Province (Link)
European Union
•   EU: €34 mln to fight poultry diseases in 2008 (Link)
United States
•   pandemicflu.gov publishes new resource on international use of CMG (Link)
•   pandemicflu.gov on NPI (5-page summary and full 97-page report [PDF link at bottom of that page])
•   JIT medical care and supply (Link)
•   Chicago: Mock Flu Crisis Enlightening: Officials Surprised By Rapid Events (Link)
General
•   Flu and Cold Weather (Link)
•   Ambassador Lange speaks of NPI at Delhi conference (Link)
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News Reports For December 8

by: MaMa

Fri Dec 08, 2006 at 01:55:20 AM EST

Summary of News for December 7 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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