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February 1

News Reports for February 1

by: Nimbus

Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 23:42:29 PM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Spain: Located a bird carrying a virus of low pathogenicity
  • Pak reports new bird flu outbreak at Karachi poultry farm
  • UK: More swans found to have bird flu
  • Thailand confirms bird flu outbreak in new province
  • H7 Strain Bird Flu Case Registered in Bulgaria's Shumen
  • Nepal: Govt directs to adopt all measures to stop bird flu
  • Bangladesh steps up vigilance as bird flu spreads
  • India isolates 26 people
  • WHO reports some Tamiflu-resistant flu in U.S.
  • Failure of pandemic preparedness: look in the mirror
  • Bird flu spreads in central Vietnam
  • Pakistan: Fresh bird flu outbreak at Karachi
  • Bangladesh kills more than 27,000 chickens and ducks after bird flu outbreak
  • Death toll of bird flu hits 102 in Indonesia
  • Bird flu: Assam (India) to cull 80,000 poultry along Bengal border
  • Calcutta/Children with fever
  • India: Bird deaths reported in Jalpaiguri
  • India: No BF in J&K (Jammu and Kashmir)
  • India: Panicky West Bengal farm culls birds
  • India/health worker Quarantined
  • Canadians ill-prepared for influenza pandemic
  • Prepare Now For Pandemic Flu Outbreak - FedEx to Safety Engineers
  • Indonesian Woman Dies of Bird Flu, Raising National Toll to 102
  • More swans test positive for H5N1 bird flu in UK
  • Sambucol Black Elderberry Immune System Booster
  • TO THE EDITOR: A view on bird flu
  • US: Health Officials Note Sharp Rise in Flu Cases
  • Dallas-Area Health Officials Push Flu Shots
Summary of News for January 31, 2008
•   If we lose, I'll have a heart attack (Link)
•   3n Posts Triple-Digit Sales Growth in 2007; Doubles Customer Base [PR release] (Link)
•   An exploratory method for estimating the changing speed of epidemic waves from historical data (Link)
•   Mutant Flu Virus Is Found That Resists Popular Drug (Link)
•   Internet failure hits two continents (Link)
•   OHA Launches Pandemic Planning Toolkit for Small, Rural, and Northern Hospitals - Toranto Canada (Link)
•   Hong Kong closes aviaries (Link)
•   Gov't Rules Out Compensation (Link)
•   Retaliation afoot as Haiti continues ban on Dominican poultry (Link)
•   Indonesia launches three-year anti-bird flu plan (Link)
•   New York Times: Indonesian Chickens, and People, Hard Hit by Bird Flu (Link)
•   Bird Flu test results expected today (Link)
South Africa
•   Eskom: Coal stockpile critical - South Africa (Link)
•   First Uranium regains permission to use 80% of its near-term power requirements (Link)
•   Northeast Thailand a suspected bird flu outbreak (Link)
•   Huge number of suspicious bird deaths (Link)
•   Ministry gives fowl warning (Link)
•   Bird Flu: AI Case On Poultry Farm In Southern Ukraine (Link)
United Kingdom
•   UK: : Swans got bird flu from wild bird (Link)
United States
•   Fire Department Annual Report Shows More Calls But Fewer Fire Reports in 2007 - Sugar Land TX - USA (Link)
•   EMERGENCIES: New Ridgefield operations center unveiled - Norwalk CT (Link)
•   Jittery farmers impede rural bird flu containment efforts (Link)
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News Reports for February 1

by: Nimbus

Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 00:09:18 AM EST

New stories for Today
(Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • CDC Pandemic Drill- In a Daylong Drill, an Agency Tries to Prepare for a Real Outbreak of Avian Flu
  • Jakarta mayor claims victory against bird flu, but fowl still roam capital
  • Jakarta launches door-to-door inspection to fight bird flu
  • Nigeria: Day UNICEF Took Birdflu Campaign to Katsina
  • Indonesia claims ownership over strain of avian flu
  • Latest bird flu outbreak in central Thailand
  • Three Mekong nations discuss bird flu prevention- Thailand, Laos and Cambodia
  • Bird flu a 'national disaster': Indonesia
  • Bird flu vaccine test a success: Australian drug maker
  • Bali's bird flu researchers under political pressure
  • India: Bird flu lab to open in city on Feb 15
  • Avian flu antiviral could cause resistant strain
  • USA Today- The great flu pandemic: Despite dire warnings, public interest has waned
  • USA- NPR Audio: Federal Anti-Flu Document Raises Questions
  • WHO Update -- Situation in Nigeria
  • WHO -- Early release of influenza viruses for pandemic influenza vaccine development
  • Don't ignore less virulent bird flu strains: experts
  • Mild Form Of Bird Flu Slows Down Migration Of Swans
  • Pandemic flu may be only two mutations away
  • Hungary: more suspected BF
  • USA: New bird-flu plan advises when to close schools
  • Bird Flu Control Measures Have `Failed,' Webster Says
Summary of News for January 31 2007

    •    AZERBAIJAN - More on Azhdar Askerov (Link)
    •    Azeri boy's twin(?) sister died of bf last year? (Link)
    •    Indonesia's Yudhoyono May Declare Bird Flu a National Disaster (Link)
    •    Japan: Miyazaki gov't inspects poultry farms in Hyuga (Link)
    •    Nigeria to make announcement on bird flu in humans (Link)
    •    Dead Nigerian woman tests positive for bird flu (Link)
    •    Four suspected bird flu deaths in Nigeria, official says (Link)
    •    Croftsblog Commentary (Link)
    •    Nigeria reports its first cases of bird flu in humans (3d family member) (Link) and (Link)
    •    Deaths of 2 women during the Christmas holidays were due to bird flu (Link)
    •    RUSSIA - More from Krasnodar (Link)
    •    Arab countries decide combating Bird Flu (Link)
    •    Half of patients on bird-flu watch list contract human flu: Thai officials (Link)
    •    WHO praises Thailand for cooperation in fight against bird flu (Link)
United States
    •    Risk Factors for ARDS in the United States (Link)
    •    CDC/HHS Vaccine Prioritization (Link) and (Link)
    •    Will masks stop bird flu? Students experiment (Link)
    •    CDC Press Briefing: Pandemic Flu Preparedness (Link)
    •    CDC Guide Urges Tiered Flu Oubreak Response (Link)
    •    CDC's guide tells how to respond to super-flu (Link)
    •    Senior WHO Official Nabarro Leads New Shortlist of Candidates for Global Fund Executive Director (Link)
    •    Influenza virologist Robert Webster stops by to talk shop (Link)
    •    Video: spread of H5N1 (cases and deaths) from 2003 to Jan 15 2007 (Link)
    •     Don't ignore less virulent bird flu strains, experts say (Link)

Thailand - Avian Flu Situation as of January 31, 2007 (Link)


Since January 1, to January 31, 2007, the Bureau of Epidemiology has received reports of influenza or pneumonia cases in Avian Influenza Surveillance Network from the Provincial Health Offices and Disease Prevention and Control Regional Offices. The investigation and analysis were summarized as follows:

  • Cumulative number of patients under surveillance are 352 cases 43 provinces; Today reports are 25 cases. Fourteen cases from Suphanburi, 2 each from Bangkok metropolis, Nonthaburi and Nakhonsawan, and 1 each from Pathumthani, Angthong, Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi and Buriram.
  • Confirmed human case of avian influenza 2006 = 3 cases, with 3 death cases.·  
  • There are 38 cases under investigate reported, of which waiting for laboratory result.

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News Reports for February 1, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sun Jan 26, 2014 at 15:28:33 PM EST

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• CIDRAP: China reports 4 more H7N9 infections, 1 fatal (Link)
• Hong Kong: CHP notified of five additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland (Link)
• Hong Kong: CHP notified of two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong (Link)
• Hong Kong: Patient with respiratory symptoms and travel history under CHP investigation (MERS-CoV) (Link)
• Guangxi confirmed case of human infection with H5N1 avian influenza (translated) (Link)
• Zhejiang Province, two cases of human infection with the H7N9 new bird flu cases (translated) (Link)
• Hunan Province: New human H7N9 case confirmed in central China (Link)
• Family cluster of bird flu cases brings China's total H7N9 infections to 110 (Link)
• 2-yr-old H7N9 patient discharged from Xiamen hospital after treatment (Link)
• China reports H7N9 death, more new cases including two boys (Link)
• WHO update Feb.1, 2014: Human infection with avian influence A(H7N9) - update (Link)
• Six new H7N9 cases reported in China (Link)
• Second human bird flu case in 2014 confirmed in Hunan (Link)

•  Eighteen dead, 77 hospitalized due to flu this season (Link)

United Kingdom
• Warning to groups as flu cases on the rise (Link)

United States
• Al: Couple turns to last resort flu treatment (Link)
• AR: Avoid spreading flu on game day (Link)
• CA: California flu deaths for those under 65 running far ahead of last year (Link)

• A A/H5N1 flu deaths in Dong Thap (Link)

• CIDRAP: Study: Skunks shed low-path avian flu viruses (Link)
• Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus: the latest lethal germ (Link)

• Avian Flu Diary: WHO Background & Summary Of H7N9 Virus - January 31st (Link)
• Virology Down Under: Neither market nor farm poultry all that positive for H7N9; songbirds the culprit...? (Link)

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News Reports for February 1, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 19:32:19 PM EST

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•  Concern at a hospital in Carmen de Areco by a virus which affected 11 people (translated) (Link)

•  Infected salmon declared fit for human consumption by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (Link)

• Punjab & Haryana: Four more test positive for swine flu, total rises to 18 (Link)

• Tarai districts at high risk of bird flu (Link)

• Swine Flu Claims First Tunisian Victim in 2013 (Link)

United States
• Flu epidemic waning nationwide, CDC says (Link)
• IL: Hospital flu masks raise questions (Link)

• How to better prepare for pandemic (Link)
• US: Volunteers wanted for bird flu vaccine trial (Link)
• Flu Patients Can Emit Virus Up To 6 Feet Away, Study Finds (Link)
• Will climate change mean worse flu seasons?  (Link)

• Pandemic risk may impact capital reserves: RMS (Link)
• Flu Season: The Health Dangers Of OTC Medications (Link)

• Recombinomics: US Week 4 Pneumonia & Influenza  Death Rate At 9.4% (Link)
• Recombinomics: 8 US Pediatric Flu Deaths In Week 4 FluView (Link)

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News Reports for February 1, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 12:28:53 PM EST

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•  Avian flu outbreak leads to ban on poultry imports (Link)

•  Dead falcon, gull in HK test positive for bird flu (Link)

•  Bogota: Mysterious infection kills 1 soldier; 19 in quarantine (Link)

•  Mexico sees surge of swine flu as authorities urge calm (Link)
•  Nurse with AH1N1 contagion passes away in Reynosa (translated) (Link)
•  Influenza (06): Mexico (Link)

Sri Lanka
•   Health ministry acts after suspected Bird Flu case (Link)
•   Suspected avian flu case in Sri Lanka (Link)
•  Health Ministry warns of bird flu threat (Link)
•  Chicken deaths: bird flu not suspected (Link)

•  2012's second bird flu death confirmed (Link)

•  Disease Outbreaks: Modeling the Mayhem (Link)
•  Who's behind that outbreak? Sometimes, CDC won't say (Link)      

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News Reports for February 1, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 22:41:36 PM EST

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•  Bird hunting ban extended for another month in Azerbaijan (Link)

•  Bird flu detected at poultry farm in Gaibandha; 1,500 chicks culled (Link)

•  Swine flu boy, 2 resistant to drug (Link)

•  Five-Year-Old Toddler Taken to Hospital (translated) (Link)

•  Ninth case of bird flu confirmed (Link)
•  Cold snap 'forced flu-carrying birds south' / Weather may explain outbreaks in Japan, but no easy way seen to stem disease's spread (Link)

•  A/H1N1 flu diagnosed in 70 Russian regions last week (Link)

•  Bird flu fear sparks warning across the country (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Super-fit dance teacher, 21, is killed by swine flu in just five days (Link)

United States
•  OH: Flu Hospitalizations Jump More Than 50 Percent (Link)
•  WV: Area Hospitals See Increase in Flu Activity (Link)

•  Avian flu promotes Parkinson's? (Link)

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News Reports for February 1, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 23:50:00 PM EST

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•  Swine Flu deaths in India rises to 1229: Report (Link)

•  New Variant of Bird Flu Has Emerged (Link)
•  Prof Mahardika: Start a New Virus Group (Link)
•  Expert Virus: New Virus Appears Group (Link)

•  Daiichi Sankyo Seeks to Sell Long-Acting Flu Drug (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Four pilgrims die of swine flu (Link)

•  Vaccination most efficient prevention from virus A (H1N1)(Link)

United States
•  FDA Licenses New Influenza Vaccine Specifically For People 65 Years & older (Link)
•  IL: 6 flu deaths last week (Link)

•  New swine flu in eyes fear (Link)

•  Shots for Tots...Thanks Bill! (Link)

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