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December 9

News Reports for December 9, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 07, 2013 at 23:58:00 PM EST

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

China
• ProMED: Avian influenza, human (153): China (HK) H7N9 quarantine extended (Link)
• Hong Kong: Epidemiological investigation and follow-up actions by CHP on second confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) (Link)

United States
• UT: Flu season off and running in Utah; H1N1 strain is most common (Link)
• WI: Wisconsin flu hospitalizations significantly higher this year (Link)

Research
• Preparing for Tamiflu-resistant influenza viruses (Link)

General
• Levi Stone: Is it a cold, or is it the flu? (Link)
• Here's Looking At You: Get Ready For The Coming Cold And Flu Season (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: Nosocomial H7N9 Sequences at Tuen Mun Hospital HK? (Link)


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News Reports for December 9, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 14:28:44 PM EST

Reminder: Please do not post whole articles, just snippets and links, and do not post articles from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Thanks!

Canada
• Flu hits Alberta hard this season (Link)

United States
• PA: Flu season gets busier in Pennsylvania (Link)


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News Reports for December 9, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 03, 2011 at 21:18:30 PM EST

Reminder: Please do not post whole articles, just snippets and links, and do not post articles from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Thanks!

United States
•  CDC: U.S. influenza activity low (Link)
•  US: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (Link)
•  U.S. sees two more cases of new swine flu virus (Link)

Research
•  CIDRAP: Study - H1N1 boosted pneumonia cases sharply in children (Link)
•  Needle-Free Flu Vaccine May Provide Immunity To H1 & H5 Influenza Virus (Link)
•  Contagion: Controversy Erupts over Man-Made Pandemic Avian Flu Virus (Link)

General
•  CIDRAP: EU seeks leverage to negotiate pandemic flu vaccine contracts (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Novel H3N2pdm11 In West Virginia (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Novel H1N2 Case In Minnesota With H3N2pdm11 Genes (Link)


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News Reports for December 9, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 04, 2010 at 20:35:03 PM EST

Reminder: Please do not post whole articles, just snippets and links, and do not post articles from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Thanks!

Egypt
• Suspected 114th human H5N1 case, 38th fatality (Link)

Indonesia
•  WHO confirms human H5N1 case in West Java (Link)

United States
•  GA: Georgia leading the nation in flu cases  (Link)
•  NY: New York Child Suffers Flu-Related Death (Link)

Vietnam
•  New avian flu cases reported nationwide (Link)

General
•  Flu activity picks up in some Northern Hemisphere sites (Link)
•  Dec 3 WHO flu surveillance report (Link)


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News Reports for December 9, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 00:04:04 AM EST

Azerbaijan
•  WHO increases dose of vaccine for Azerbaijan due to swine flu (Link)

China
•  H1N1 death toll now 325 on Chinese mainland (Link)
•  Chinese Study Pins Down Pandemic Flu Incubation (Link)

France
•  126 deaths (Link)

North Korea
•  North Korea Confirms 9 Cases of H1N1 (Link)

Romania
•  Romania AH1N1 infections reach over 4,000  (Link)

Trinidad
•  Niece dies: Subhas sticks to swine flu claim (Link)

Ukraine
•  Five regions surpass epidemic threshold (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Doctors query ability of Tamiflu to stop severe illness (Link and link)
•  Disarray over flu jabs for children (Link)

United States
•  H1N1 vaccine likely to become more widely available (Link)
•  DE: Health Officials Confirm Drug-Resistant H1N1 Case (Link)
•  PA: (1) New Death-MontgomeryCounty (Link)

Vietnam
•  Risk associated virus A/H1N1, A/H5N1 is very close to (translated) (Link)
•  Drug-resistant swine flu cluster on Vietnam train (Link)

General
•  H1N1 virus attacks deep into the lungs (Link)
•  The Long-Term Evidence for Vaccines (Link)

Research
•  H1N1 influenza adopted novel strategy to move from birds to humans (Link)
•  Neuraminidase inhibitors for preventing and treating influenza in healthy adults: systematic review and meta-analysis (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Fatal Tamiflu Resistant H1N1 Cases In the Netherlands (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Ukraine Cases Spike - D225G and D225N Found (Link)
•  Recombinomics: D225N in Ukraine Raises Pandemic Concerns (Link)


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News Reports for December 9

by: gardner

Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 23:16:27 PM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • India: Alarm bells ring after bird flu hits Assam
  • India: Rapid H5N1 spread in northwestern Assam India (Recombinomics commentary)
  • China: Bird flu shuts down Hong Kong chicken industry before Christmas
  • China: Bird flu found in Hong Kong chicken farm
  • China: Hong Kong reports H5 bird flu cases
  • China: 80,000 birds to die in Hong Kong flu scare
  • China: Hong Kong reports bird flu outbreak
  • UK: Health Secretary sets out future funding and NHS priorities
  • UK: Are you prepared for an emergency?
  • China: Swift reaction to bird flu outbreak
  • 100 global health blogs that will open your eyes (blog)
  • UK: Flu pandemic preparations announced
  • China: Hong Kong to cull chickens after detecting bird flu
  • Indonesia: Avian influenza - situation in Indonesia - update 45 (WHO)
  • US: State preparedness report card from Trust for America's Health
  • US: World at risk - commission report
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News Reports for December 9

by: gardner

Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 00:59:16 AM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Saudis not culling pigeon
  • Poland to cull 110 000 chickens
  • China: Jiangsu update
  • China: Poultry culling in Jiangsu
  • Pakistan - Over 10,000 bird flu-hit chickens culled
  • Pledges for fight against bird flu
Summary of News for December 8, 2007
China
•   China says father of bird flu victim recovering (Link)
•   China/rumor dad dead and 2 more suspects [n.b., source is not a news site] (Link)
•   Hong Kong television says father is recovering; mother and girlfriend under observation, but show no symptoms (No Link)
•   Man Dies of Bird Flu in Jiangsu Province (Link)
Poland
•   Fourth H5N1 Bird Flu Centre Found In Poland? (Link)
Saudi Arabia
•   SAUDI ARABIA - Concerns about the pigeons in/around pilgrimage site in Mecca (Link)
United Kingdom
•   U.K. - Bird flu protection zone lifted (Link)
United States
•   NJ Parents Try to Block Vaccine Mandate (Link)
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News Reports For December 9

by: MaMa

Sat Dec 09, 2006 at 02:47:18 AM EST

Summary of News for December 8 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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