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February 18

News Reports For February 18

by: MaMa

Sat Feb 17, 2007 at 22:59:23 PM EST

New stories for Today
(Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • RUSSIA - "The case of [bf in] hens is fixed in the fourth region of the Moscow area" (babelfish from Russian)
  • Bird flu vaccine possible within three months of outbreak - WHO
  • Russia: Bird flu outbreak near Moscow might be act of bio-terrorism - veterinary official
  • Afghanistan: Poultry imports banned after bird flu fears
  • RUSSIA - 3000 wild birds dead in Krasnodar (babelfish from Russian)
  • UK - Defra investigators fail to test wild birds despite risk of infection
  • Philippines - DA opens 1st diagnostic facility
  • USA - Lawschool to host pandemic lecture
  • Russia - tests confirm H5N1 in 2 suburban Moscow districts
  • Russia - bird flu in 5th locale?
  • Canada - Time to prepare for coming pandemic is now
  • Japan - rodents suspected in spread of avian flu
    •   Bird-flu awareness up, protection down (Link)
    •   Common Kestrel Tested for H5 Virus in HK (Link)
    •   Flood in Jabodetabek: Progress of Health Problems (Link)
    •   Bird flu experts join probe of mystery Bangladesh deaths (Link)
    •   Bangladesh at risk of bird flu attack (Link)
    •   Second person tested for virus in Turkey (Link)
    •   More info on Turkish man: A case of suspected bird flu has occured outside the city of Konya (Link)
    •   Infected birds from 2 farms purchased at same Moscow market (Link)
    •   Russian experts quarantine Moscow suburb as experts check for possible deadly bird flu strain (Link)
    •   Russia to determine bird flu strain by Sunday (Link)
    •   Third bird flu site detected in Moscow Region (Link)
    •   Moscow bird market closed (Link)
    •   Moscow on alert as bird flu strikes at three sites near capital (Link)
    •   Russia confirms H5N1 (Link) and (Link)
United Kingdom
    •   Fears grow that gulls will spread flu far and wide (Link)
    •   Turkey plant staff were told of hygiene 'deficiencies' (Link)
United States
    •   Professor says bird flu on its way but may not cause pandemic in US (Link)
    •   South Carolina- Documentary on pandemics to air (Link)
    •   Bird flu: Global database set to open up access to virus genome (Link)
    •   As death increases, compassion recedes (Link)
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 18, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 00:46:59 AM EST

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• Hong Kong: CHP closely monitors additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland (Link)
• CIDRAP: Eight more H7N9 cases reported in China (Link)
• Guizhou Province: China confirms H5N1, goat plague cases (Link)
• Hong Kong: Breeders desperate to offload stock as ban on live chicken sales ends (Link)
• Hong Kong extends ban on live poultry imports from China (Link)
• WHO, Feb. 18 update: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus (Link)
• Hunan Province: 1 new confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza (translated) (Link)
• Hong Kong: SFH on supply of live chickens (Link)
• H (Link)

• 40 Greeks Dead from H1N1 Virus (Link)

• Malaysia Confirms H7N9, Cases Continue To Surge In Mainland China (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• CIDRAP: Saudi Arabia reports its 60th MERS death (Link)

United States
• CT: Connecticut Continues to Report High Numbers of Flu Cases (Link)

• Bird flu confirmed to have spread to 11 provinces in Vietnam (H5N1) (Link)
• Vietnam to partially close live poultry markets to prevent H7N9 (Link)

• Pandemic bird flu risk stoked by gene changes, study says (Link)

• Recombinomics: WHO On Hunan H7N9 Shuangfeng Cluster (Link)

• H (Link)

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News Reports for February 18, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 22:42:50 PM EST

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• Cambodia Reports 7th Bird Flu Victim for 2013 (Link)

• Guizhou bird flu not yet out of danger - No new outbreaks (Link)

• WHO reports Egyptian H5N1 death (Link)

• Rajasthan: Swine flu: Officials told to monitor high-risk groups (Link)
• Delhi: Both panic, flu are in the air (Link)
• Delhi: India: Sunday sees 60 swine flu cases (Delhi) (Link)
• Delhi: 37 new cases of swine flu in Delhi, total cases rise to 457 (Link)

• Mexico decrees health emergency for avian flu (Link)

• Hospitals urged to report new coronavirus cases (Link)

United States
• Gallup: January Flu Reports Hit Highest Level Since Poll Started In 2008 (Link)
• Experts: New SARS-like virus could show up in U.S. (Link)

• Vietnam on alert as bird flu claims lives in neighbor countries (Link)
• Unexplained deaths - Viet Nam: (Quang Nam) pigs and humans, RFI (Link)

• New Starting Point For Flu Drug Design (Link)

• Influenza (19): WHO global update (Link)

• H (Link)

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News Reports for February 18, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 14:19:33 PM EST

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•  Crows are dying in Bihar from bird flu (Link)

•  Largest recorded outbreak of infections and deaths per year A-H1N1 (Link)

South Korea
•  Seasonal Flu More Widespread This Year (Link)

•  Four new flu-related deaths confirmed (Link)

United States
•  CDC declares late flu season has arrived in US (Link)
•  MO: Missouri a leader in flu this season (Link)
•  SD: 23 new flu cases reported (Link)

•  Influenza (11): WHO update (Link)

•  H (Link)

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News Reports for February 18, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 12, 2011 at 18:43:15 PM EST

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•  H1N1 kills 12 in HK in less than a month (Link)

•  H5N1 in poultry (Link)
•  Culling begins in Tripura firm with H5N1 virus detection (Link)
•  Bird Flu Outbreak in India (Link)

•  3 H5N1 outbreaks in domestic birds in Miyazaki Prefecture (Link)

United States
•  OK: Flu Related Deaths Up In Oklahoma (Link)

•  Suspected fatal human H5N1 case (Link and link)

•   6th WHO Meeting on Evaluation of Pandemic Influenza Vaccines in Clinical Trials, 18-19 February 2010, Geneva (Link)

•  H5 vaccine produced in plants: Safety and immunogenicity of an adjuvanted plant-made H5 VLP vaccine evaluated in a Phase I clinical trial (Link)
•  Protein Sciences' FluBlok presentation: Update on completed and scheduled clinical trials of H1N1 and H5N1 rHA vaccines (Link)

•  H (Link)

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News Reports for February 18, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Fri Feb 12, 2010 at 23:48:42 PM EST

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•  Chile Buys 2 Million Doses of Swine-Flu Vaccine (Link)

East Africa
•  East Africa: EAC Vets Assess Bird Flu Preps (Link)

•  H1N1 flu down but not out (Link)
•  CIDRAP: Egypt reports more H5N1 cases and deaths (Link)

•  No spike in infectious diseases reported in post-quake Haiti(Link)

•  Seven Die Of H1N1 Flu Virus In A Week In Hungary (Link)

•  States on Bangladesh border at bird flu risk: Pawar (Link)
•  7 more swine flu deaths in India take toll to 1328 (Link)

•  Indonesia Forms Zoonosis Commission (Link)

•  Suspected H5N1 viral infection (Link)

United States
•  CIDRAP: College flu data show uptick (Link) (Link)

•  Add swine flu to regular flu vaccine for next year, WHO tells vaccine makers (Link)
•  Update 2 - New seasonal flu vaccine to contain H1N1 strain (Link)
•  WHO to review H1N1 pandemic status on Feb 23 (Link)
•  Flu fighters: Alternative therapies aim to strengthen immune system (Link)

•  Recombinomics: Vaccine Failure and Severe H1N1 Cases in Wyoming (Link)

•  H (Link)

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News Reports for February 18, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 00:58:51 AM EST

•  Australia to Buy Relenza (Link)
•  Rumors about bird flu false: Officials (Link)
•  WHO: China's bird flu cases don't signal pandemic (Link)
•  UN rings alarm bells over bird flu in China (Link)
•  China bird flu not pandemic, but be prepared: UN (Link)
•  China needs better bird flu surveillance (Link)
Czech Republic
•  No one infected with bird flu virus in vaccine tested in CzechRep  (Link)
•  Several Czechs threatened with bird flu - press (Link)
•  It is a trade secret, the company refuses to comment on deadly vaccine escape (translated) (Link)
•  Fresh outbreak of bird flu in West Bengal (Link)
•  Japanese Film "This Pandemic" Shown on Prime Time (translated) (Link)
•  The potential risks of a kiss and a handshake  (Link)
•  Avian Flu Economics Expert Urges Vigilance (Link)
•  Study calls for increased research in flu transmission to prepare for pandemic flu outbreak (Link)
•  Bird flu hits eight provinces of Vietnam nationwide (Link)
•  Bird flu recurs in Bac Lieu province  (Link)
•  Bird flu hits 9 Vietnam's provinces (Link)
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News Reports for February 18

by: Nimbus

Sun Feb 17, 2008 at 23:08:45 PM EST

Summary of News for February 17, 2008
•    Recombinomics:Tamiflu Resistance Startles Influenza Experts (Link)
•    Are Blogs Becoming Respectable And Legitimate? (references fluwiki) (Link)
•    Official: Workers slaughter more birds after bird flu virus spreads to Bangladesh's capital (Link)
•    Bird flu spreads to another Bangladesh district (Link)
•    Experts suggest ways to minimise avian flu effects on humans (vaccinations) (Link)
•    Indonesian boy dies of bird flu, putting death toll to 105 (Link)
•    NWFP Pakistan: MANSEHRA: 5,000 chickens culled in Mansehra (Link)
United States
•    Chicago: Health officials keeping eye on drug-resistant flu strain  (Link)  
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