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February 2

News Reports for February 2

by: Nimbus

Fri Feb 02, 2007 at 00:07:26 AM EST

New stories for Today
(Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Helen Branswell on the new Community Mitgation Plan
  • Expert says bird flu can infect via upper airway
  • Wrenching choices between who lives and who dies
  • Nigeria: FG Dispatches Drugs for Bird Flu Treatment in Human - Lagos assures citizens
  • Saudi, Arabia:Website on Bird Flu
  • USA- Flu fright: Why won't a vaccine be ready for a pandemic?
  • Bird flu death alarms some Nigerians, others shrug

Summary of News for February 1 2007

    •    Bird flu vaccine test a success: Australian drug maker (Link)
    •    Hungary more suspected BF (Link)
    •    India: Bird flu lab to open in city on Feb 15 (Link)
    •    Jakarta mayor claims victory against bird flu, but fowl still roam capital (Link)
    •    Jakarta launches door-to-door inspection to fight bird flu (Link)
    •    Indonesia claims ownership over strain of avian flu (Link)
    •    Bird flu a 'national disaster': Indonesia (Link)
    •    Bali's bird flu researchers under political pressure (Link)
    •    Nigeria: Day UNICEF Took Birdflu Campaign to Katsina (Link)
    •    WHO Update -- Situation in Nigeria (Link)
    •    Latest bird flu outbreak in central Thailand (Link)
    •    Three Mekong nations discuss bird flu prevention- Thailand, Laos and Cambodia (Link)
    •    TURKEY - Health Ministry denies death of 4 children due to bird fku (Link)
    •    Four children die in Erzurum province; pneumonia blamed (Link)
    •    Child Deaths Under Scrutiny (Link)
    •    Child Deaths Worry Officials (Link)
United States
    •    CDC: In a Daylong Drill, an Agency Tries to Prepare for a Real Outbreak of Avian Flu (Link)
    •    The great flu pandemic: Despite dire warnings, public interest has waned (Link)
    •    NPR Audio: Federal Anti-Flu Document Raises Questions (Link)
    •    New bird-flu plan advises when to close schools (Link)
    •    Avian flu antiviral could cause resistant strain (Link)
    •    WHO -- Early release of influenza viruses for pandemic influenza vaccine development (Link)
    •    Don't ignore less virulent bird flu strains: experts (Link)
    •    Mild Form Of Bird Flu Slows Down Migration Of Swans (Link)
    •    Pandemic flu may be only two mutations away (Link)
    •    Dr. Webster: bird flu measures have "failed" (Link)
    •    Two small tweaks keeps virus from spreading, researchers 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 2, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 01, 2014 at 23:11:10 PM EST

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• Hong Kong boy, 6, living in Shenzhen tests positive for H7N9 bird flu virus (Link)
• China H7N9 bird flu update: Six new cases reported (Link)
• ProMED: Avian influenza, human (50): China, H7N9 background & summary, WHO (Link)
• Three new H7N9 cases in China (Link)
• Four new H7N9 cases in China (Link)
• Hong Kong CHP: CHP notified of two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) and one case of avian influenza A(H5N1) in Mainland (Link)
• 6 more bird flu cases in China reported, 1 of them fatal (Link)
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• ProMED: Undiagnosed febrile respiratory illness - India: (JK) RFI (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• Saudi MOH: (Health) announces the cases Pfyrus Coruna in Riyadh (translated) (Link)

South Korea
• New suspected bird flu cases reported in S. Korea (H5N8) (Link)
• ProMED: Avian influenza (14): South Korea, HPAI H5N8, poultry, spread (Link)
• More AI cases reported nationwide over holidays (Link)

United States
• Influenza killed 52 in California last week (Link)
• It bears repeating: Get a flu shot (Link)
• AZ: Jamie Ison battles back after being struck hard by flu (Link)
• LA: Another La. child dies from flu (Link)
• TX: Eighth Flu-Related Death Reported in Tarrant County (Link)

• Vietnam records second bird flu death this year (H5N1) (Link)
• ProMED: Avian influenza, human (51): Viet Nam (DT) fatal case (Link)

• Flu pandemic of 1918 claimed millions of lives worldwide (Link)
• Swine Flu Versus Spanish Influenza: A Century Apart (Link)

• Avian Flu Diary: DNI - An Influenza Pandemic As A National Security Threat (Link)

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News Reports for February 2, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 19:32:43 PM EST

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• Remain hospitalized patients infected with a rare virus (translated) (Link)

• Cambodia Reports HPAI in Kong Pisei District  (Link)

•  Hong Kong: Black-headed Gull Tests Positive for H5N1 Virus  (Link)

• Karnataka: Woman dies of H1N1 (Link)

• Golkar Refuses Funding for Bird Flu Vaccine Plant (Link)
• Thousands Rooster Tails in Polewali Mandar Esophageal Dead Bird Flu (Link)

• Hospitals Struggle to Cope with Rising Swine Flu in Israel (Link)
• 2 swine flu patients hospitalized in serious condition (Link)

• Taiwan lifts ban on Saskatchewan poultry (Link)

United States
• MS: North Mississippi child is state's 1st pediatric flu death of season (Link)
• Flu Still Flexing Its Muscle in Western States  (Link)
• Flu attacking elderly at historically high rates  (Link)

• "The Virus Planet": Earth's Invisible World Would Reach Out 100-Million Light Years (Link)

• Recombinomics: US Week 4 Pneumonia & Influenza Death (Link)

• H (Link)

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News Reports for February 2, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 12:29:10 PM EST

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•  Australia Slaughters Thousands of Ducks to Contain the Avian Flu Virus (Link)

•  Thousands of birds, eggs destroyed (Link)

•  1,071 schools closed in Bulgaria on Thursday (Link)

•  Over 6,200 poultry culled after fresh flu in Tripura (Link)

•  Bird flu found in Brebes and Kotawaringin Barat (Link)

South Africa
•  H7N1 in ostriches (Link)

Sri Lanka
•  Sri Lanka cleared from bird flu threat (Link)

United States
•  Officials worried about Swine Flu outbreak along the border (Link)

•  ProMED:  Avian influenza, human (16): Viet Nam: (ST) fatal (Link)
•  Bird Flu In Vietnam: Woman Dies Of Virus (Link)

•  New Flesh-Eating Bug Being Spread by Sneezing! (Link)
•  MRSA strain USA300: Flesh-eating bug spread by coughs and sneezes "has spread from U.S. to UK" (Link)
•  Methicillin Resistance Reduces the Virulence of Healthcare-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus by Interfering With the agr Quorum Sensing System (Link)

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News Reports for February 2, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 22:42:14 PM EST

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•  WHO confirms human H5N1 case (Link)

•  More bird flu feared in Miyazaki (Link)
•  More poultry killed to stem Japan plague (Link)

United States
•  Influenza Spreads Across States, Flu Season Peak (Link)
•  NH: Free flu vouchers available in NH (Link)
•  NV: Health District: 4-Month-Old Boy Dies Of Flu (Link)

•  One Sneeze Can Infect an Entire Room with Flu Virus for Hours (Link)

•  Automated Influenza Surveillance System To Be Certified By Los Alamos National Laboratory (Link)

•  Recombinomics: H1N1 S188T Low Reactors In Germany (Link)
•  Recombinomics: H1N1 Dominance In Pennsylvania Raises Concern (Link)

•  H (Link)

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News Reports for February 2, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Fri Jan 29, 2010 at 23:50:17 PM EST

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•  Over 10,000 ducks die in Cambodia (Link)

•  Cradle to Grave Singer/Bassist Rushed to Hospital With H1N1 Virus (Link)
•  H1N1 flu shot sickness probed (Link)

Czech Republic
•  Czech H1N1 vaccination chief gets swine flu  (Link)

•  1.4 L (1,47,512) birds culled in flu-affected areas of Bengal (Link)
•  Cadila Pharmaceuticals' H1N1 vaccine faces technical hurdle (Link)

•  Mutated Bird Flu Virus Raises Doubts About Flu Vaccines (Link)

•  Takeo orders destruction of ducks (Link)

•  Recombinomics: Ukraine H1N1 D225G in North Carolina (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Severe H1N1 Cases in North Carolina Raise Concerns (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Widespread High Frequencies of H1N1 D225E In Italy (Link)

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News Reports for February 2

by: Nimbus

Fri Feb 01, 2008 at 23:55:22 PM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Scientists make bird flu breakthrough
  • Pakistan: Thousands poultry found dead in Karachi farm
  • Pakistan: High alert declared after H5N1 confirmation
  • U.S. Flu Outbreak Plan Criticized
  • India: Poultry industry seeks bailout as flu adds to woes
  • India: Anthrax strikes Malda district of Bengal
  • Indian state says bird flu outbreak 'under control'
  • Pakistan: No human case of avian influenza reported
  • India: Assam starts culling in districts bordering West Bengal
  • Suspected bird flu in northern Turkey
  • Indiana: Kendrick Foundation awards $714,000 in grant money (some for flu preparedness)
  • Eggs can soon go out of stock - India
  • Dominican officials detect second batch of H5N2 avian flu cases
Summary of News for February 1, 2008
•   Failure of pandemic preparedness: look in the mirror (Link)
•   Sambucol Black Elderberry Immune System Booster (Link)
•   TO THE EDITOR: A view on bird flu (Link)
•   New cable cut compounds net woes (Link)
Abu Dhabi
•   Ministry set to boost diagnostics (Link)
•   Bangladesh steps up vigilance as bird flu spreads (Link)
•   Bangladesh kills more than 27,000 chickens and ducks after bird flu outbreak (Link)
•   H7 Strain Bird Flu Case Registered in Bulgaria's Shumen (Link)
•   Canadians ill-prepared for influenza pandemic (Link)
•   Canadians complacent, ill-prepared for pandemic, report warns (Link)
•   Dead heron found in Hong Kong tests positive for bird flu (Link)
•   India isolates 26 people (Link)
•   Assam to cull 80,000 poultry along Bengal border (Link)
•   Calcutta/Children with fever (Link)
•   Bird deaths reported in Jalpaiguri (Link)
•   No BF in J&K (Jammu and Kashmir) (Link)
•   Panicky West Bengal farm culls birds (Link)
•   India/health worker Quarantined (Link)
•   India: State in spot after quarantine goof (Link)
•   A hen for a memento from horror (Link)
•   26 people fall sick after culling birds in W. Bengal (Link)
•   Death toll of bird flu hits 102 in Indonesia (Link)
•   Indonesian Woman Dies of Bird Flu, Raising National Toll to 102 (Link)
•   Govt directs to adopt all measures to stop bird flu (Link)
•   Pak reports new bird flu outbreak at Karachi poultry farm (Link)
•   Pakistan: Fresh bird flu outbreak at Karachi (Link)
•   Karachi farm hit by bird flu (Link)
•   Located a bird carrying a virus of low pathogenicity (Link)
•   Thailand confirms bird flu outbreak in new province (Link)
United Kingdom
•   More swans found to have bird flu (Link)
•   More swans test positive for H5N1 bird flu in UK (Link)
United States
•   WHO reports some Tamiflu-resistant flu in U.S. (Link)
•   Prepare Now For Pandemic Flu Outbreak - FedEx to Safety Engineers (Link)
•   Amarillo: Health Officials Note Sharp Rise in Flu Cases (Link)
•   Dallas-Area Health Officials Push Flu Shots (Link)
•   Pentagon rejects report, says ready for WMD attack (Link)
•   Flu cases surge before season peak: Strain not covered in vaccine may be in play, officials say (Link)
•   Mississippi: Schools Fight the Flu (Link)
•   CDC: Flu Season in Full Swing (Link)
•   U.S. Flu Outbreak Plan Criticized (Link)
•   Bird flu spreads in central Vietnam (Link)
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