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February 17

News Reports For February 17

by: MaMa

Fri Feb 16, 2007 at 22:59:19 PM EST

New stories for Today
(Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Professor says bird flu on its way but may not cause a pandemic in USA
  • Russia
    • - infected birds from 2 farms purchased at same market
    • - experts quarantine Moscow suburb as they check for possible deadly bird flu strain
    • - bird flu strain to be determined by Sunday
    • - 3rd bird flu site detected in Moscow region
    • - Moscow bird market closed
    • - H5N1 confirmed
  • USA - South Carolina - documentary on pandemics to air
  • Global database set to open up acces to virus genome
  • 2nd person tested for virus in Turkey
  • More information on 3 mysterious deaths in Bangladesh
  • Turkish man with high fever after catching and eating a duck
  • Indonesia - health problems after flooding
  • Thailand: bird flu awareness up, protection down
  • Bangladesh at risk of bird flu attack
  • Hong Kong: common kestrel being tested for H5 virus
  • UK: fears grow that gulls will spread bird flu far and wide

Summary of News for February 16 2007
Indonesia
    •   Papuans cull fowls, fearing flu outbreak (Link)
    •   Indonesia says to resume sending H5N1 samples to WHO (Link)
Azerbaijan
    •   State veterinary service destroys samples from dead birds (Link)
Vietnam
    •   Frantic flurry of bird flu tests-Lao (Link)
    •   Woman hospitalized in Turkey over bird flu outbreak (Link)
Japan
    •   Rodents suspected in spread of avian flu (Link)
Australia
    •   Beijing-bound athletes to get bird flu shots (Link)
Mexico
    •   Mexico aims for stricter bird flu rules (Link)
Egypt
    •   Egyptian woman with bird flu dies - health official (Link)
    •   Egyptian 5-year-old contracts bird flu (Link)
    •   WHO | Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update 4 (Link)
    •   WHO | Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update 5 (Link)
    •   Egypt 2/16/07 (Link)
    •    Most people infected in Egypt had been in contact with poultry kept at home (Link)
Turkey
    •   Bird flu spreads to 10 villages in Turkey (Link)
    •   Turkish man tests negative for bird flu  (Link)
Russia
    •   Bird flu kills poultry in Moscow area-Ria (Link)
    •   2 workers from 2 farms in hosp (Link)
    •   Authorities checking whether birds near Moscow were killed by H5N1 strain (Link)
United Kingdom
    •   UK says bird flu most likely spread from Hungary imports (Link)
    •   DEFRA news release (Link)
    •   Damning report highlights failures at Bernard Matthews turkey plant (Link)
United States
    •   USA: changes at pandemicflu.gov (Link)
    •   Second flu death of a child in Seattle (Link)
    •   Bird-flu documentary to air (Link)
General
    •   Regulators weigh need for pandemic vaccine (Link)
    •   Roche Holding is moving to provide smaller child-sized capsules of Tamiflu (Link)
    •   Bird flu: Global database set to open up access to virus genome (Link)
    •   Cumulative Number of Confirmed Human Cases of Avian Influenza A/(H5N1) Reported to WHO, update Feb.16/07 (Link)
    •   WHO experts: World has greatly increased abilty to produce bird flu vaccine (Link)
    •   Flu Wiki in Nature magazine: Blogs To The Rescue! (Link )
    •   Long Road Ahead in Developing Effective Avian Flu Vaccination Strategy, Stanford Expert Says (Link)
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Thailand - Avian Flu Situation as of February 15, 2007 (Link)

 

Since January 1, to February 14, 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 691 cases 57 provinces; Today reports are 28 cases. Nine cases from Suphanburi, 4 from Ubonratchathani, 2 each from Nonthaburi, Nakhonnayok and Roiet, and 1 each from Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Ratchaburi, Kanchanaburi, Chonburi, Phitsanulok, Nakhonsawan, Loei and Nakhonratchasima.
  • Confirmed human case of avian influenza 2006 = 3 cases, with 3 death cases.·  
  • There are 28 cases under investigate reported, of which waiting for laboratory result.
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News Reports for February 17, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 00:08:31 AM EST

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China
• Health officials confirm three more H7N9 bird flu cases (Link)
• Hong Kong: CHP notified of three additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland (Link)
• China reports fresh H7N9 bird flu cases (Link)
• Anhui Province: Province added one case of human infection of bird flu H7N9 (translated) (Link)
• Hong Kong CHP: Statutory notification of Novel influenza A infection (Link)
• WHO update, Feb. 17: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus - update (Link)
• WHO, Feb. 17 update: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus (Link)
• Markets Close Due to Worsening H7N9 Bird Flu  (Link)
• 3 more H7N9 cases reported in 3 different provinces (Link)
• Jiangsu Province: Provincial Health Department, the province confirmed cases of new H7N9 bird flu case of human infection (translated) (Link)

Republic of Ireland
• Flu could 'spread like wildfire', leading expert warns (Link)

South Korea
• Bird flu still spreading so culling continues (Link)

Sudan
• Central Darfur children stricken by mystery disease (Link)

Taiwan
• CDC denies over 4,000 flu and pneumonia patients have died (Link)

Vietnam
• Bird flu spreads to 10 provinces - Lao Dong (H5N1) (Link)

Research
• New method to track Avian flu (Link)
• New study challenges conventional notions about flu evolution (Link)
• Zoonotic diseases and global viral pandemics (Link)
• Nature, Report on Study: Study revives bird origin for 1918 flu pandemic Model also links avian influenza strains to deadly horse flu (Link)
• Flu Evolution Study Could Change Textbooks, History Books (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: Hunan H7N9 Shuangfeng Cluster (Link)


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News Reports for February 17, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 22:42:25 PM EST

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China
• Guizhou: Bird Flu Death In China Sparks Fear Of Human-Transmitted H5N1 Strain (Link)
• Guizhou: 110 released from bird flu quarantine (Link)

India
• 4 swine flu deaths in Himachal Pradesh so far, 7 test positive (Link)
• Rajasthan swine flu update: Three dead, 10 more test positive (Link)
• Delhi: 60 new cases of swine flu, total number of cases takes to 420 (Link)

Indonesia
• Origin Bangli Negative Boy Bird Flu (translated) (Link)

Kuwait
• Six in Kuwait diagnosed with swine flu (Link)

Nepal
• Nepal reports five recent H5N1 outbreaks (Link)

United Kingdom
• New virus hits 12 globally with new British case (Link)
• UK Officials Confirm Fourth Person Has Contracted Novel Coronavirus (Link)
• WHO: Contamination in the UK by the new SARS coronavirus close (translated) (Link)
• New Coronavirus Has Gained The Ability To Jump From Human To Human (Link)

United States
• CIDRAP: CDC - Flu activity continues to slow (Link)

General
• The coronavirus conundrum: when to press the panic button (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: Indonesia Issues Beta Coronavirus Umrah Alert (Link)


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News Reports for February 17, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 14:19:15 PM EST

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China
•  Hong Kong: Influenza-like illness outbreak under investigation (Link)
•  Hong Kong: CHP investigates two cases of severe paediatric influenza B infection (Link)

Indonesia
•  Outbreaks of Bird Flu Attacked People Pasuruan (translated) (Link)
•  Bird Flu Attack Pasuruan (translated) (Link)
•  5 Residents Pasuruan Suspect (translated) Bird Flu (Link)

Ireland
•  Elderly told to get flu jab as cases soar  (Link)

Nepal
•  Over 20,000 chickens die in Nepal in two weeks (Link)

United Kingdom
•  HPA Influenza Surveillance graphs (Link)

United States
•  KY: School Systems Closing For Flu (Link)

Vietnam
•  What happened to bird flu? Deaths continue, new strain outsmarts poultry vaccine in Vietnam  (Link)
•  Ho Chi Minh City cracks down on illegal poultry shops (Link)

Research
•  Editor of science journal says he is ready to publish details of lethal man-made flu 'in complete form' (Link)
•  Serological detection of emerging viral infections in wild boars from different hunting regions of Southern Germany (Link)
•  Two-Day WHO Meeting On Bird Flu To Release Statement As Soon As Possible, WHO Official Says (Link)
•  Deadly bird flu studies to stay secret for now - WHO (Link)
•  Go-ahead for bird flu study publication after security check (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Suspect H5N1 Cluster In East Java Indonesia (Link)


•  H (Link)

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News Reports for February 17, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 12, 2011 at 18:43:00 PM EST

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Bangladesh
•  8,600 chickens culled in Rajshahi (Link)

China
•  Hong Kong: New H1N1 victim resistant to drug (Link)
•  Hong Kong finds novel H1N1 in 7 pigs but no reassortment (Link)

Japan
•  Bird flu confirmed at Mie farm; 67,000 chickens set to be culled (Link)

United States
•  U.S. Flu Season Picking Up, CDC Reports (Link)
•  AZ: Children's hospitals add staff as flu attacks (Link)
•  DE: Delaware Reports First Influenza Death Of Season (Link)
•  MN: Flu is officially 'widespread' around Minnesota (Link)
•  NC: Three More Flu Related Deaths Recorded In North Carolina (Link)

Vietnam
•  H5N1 outbreak in birds in Kon Tum (Link)

General
•  PLoS: Pandemics in the Age of Twitter: Content Analysis of Tweets during the 2009 H1N1 Outbreak (Link)


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News Reports for February 17, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Fri Feb 12, 2010 at 23:48:25 PM EST

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China
•  HK reports new death case of influenza A/H1N1 (Link)

Egypt
•  Two new human H5N1 cases and 3 fatalities (Link)

India
•  Three more die of swine flu in Gujarat; toll reaches 273 (Link)

Indonesia
•  By 2012, no more bird flu in S Kalimantan (Link)

Nepal
•  Restrictions imposed over bird flu (Link)

South Africa
•  Health dept aims to immunise people before World Cup (Link)

United States
•  MN: H1N1 flu activity remains low (Link)
•  NV: Woman Dies Of H1N1 (Link)

General
•  Humans spreading swine flu to pets (Link)
•  ProMED: Influenza Update (H1N1) (17): WHO (Link)
•  Flu-induced stress response is critical for resistance to secondary infection (Link)
•  Cochrane review: Poor Evidence For Effectiveness Of Influenza Vaccines In Elderly (Link)
•  Kids with neuromuscular disorders hit hard by H1N1 flu (Link)

Commentary
•  H1N1 Spread In North Carolina (Link)


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News Reports for February 17, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 00:54:40 AM EST

Canada
•  Canada prepared for outbreak of infectious diseases (Link)
China
•  19 days after the full treatment patient to be discharged (translated) (Link)
•  Bird flu patient leaves hospital in C China (Link)
•  Chinese woman recovers from bird flu (Link)
•  Photo and translation of h5n1 girl who recovered (translated) (Link)
Czech Republic
•  Several Czechs threatened with bird flu - press (Link and link)
•  Austrian firm sent deadly vaccine for testing in Czech Republic (Link)
•  No one infected with bird flu virus in vaccine (Link)
Hungary
•  Bird flu vaccine protects children (Link)
Indonesia
•  Bird flu not a danger: Expert (Link)
United States
•  Yale preps for danger (Link)
•  NY: Flu Death, Child (Link)
•  MA: Boston boy is 1st MA child flu death of season (Link)
Vietnam
•  One more type A/H5N1 patient in North Vietnam (Link)
•  Vietnam confirms third human case of bird flu (Link)  
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News Reports for February 17

by: Nimbus

Sat Feb 16, 2008 at 23:48:37 PM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Indonesian boy dies of bird flu, putting death toll to 105
  • Official: Workers slaughter more birds after bird flu virus spreads to Bangladesh's capital
  • Recombinomics:Tamiflu Resistance Startles Influenza Experts
  • Bird flu spreads to another Bangladesh district
Summary of News for February 16, 2008
Bangladesh
•    Bangladesh culls more bird flu infected chickens (Link)
Dominican Republic
•    UN urges Dominican Republic to ban cockfights (Link)
Pakistan
•    Pakistan confirms new bird flu outbreak (Link)
United States
•    Moderately Severe Flu Epidemic Kills 3 in Houston (Link)
Vietnam
•    New year poultry feast linked to bird-flu cases (Link)
•    Bird flu kills one man, infects poultry in Vietnam (Link)
•    Vietnam reports new bird flu patient (Link)
•    Dead chickens must not be eaten, warns Preventive Medicine Department  (Link)
•    Two Residents Die of Bird Flu in Vietnam Within One Week (Link)
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