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February 22

News Reports for February 22

by: gardner

Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 23:31:35 PM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Some Vietnamese suspectedly infected with bird flu
  • Indonesia Sends Bird Flu Samples to WHO
  • From Effect Measure this article on mosquitoes, blowflies and kidneys...
  • 2 Mutations Were Critical to Spread of 1918 Flu
  • Indonesia resumes bird flu samples to WHO
  • Thailand detects minor mutation in bird flu virus
  • WHO confirmation of case in China
Summary of News for February 21, 2008
General
•   Yahoo News headline: Bird flu remains dangerous as it continues to mutate (Link)
•   Two confirmations from WHO (Indonesia & Viet Nam) (Link)
•   Effect Measure: Bird flu, mosquitoes and blowflies (Link)
•   Next Year's Flu Vaccine Gets Overhaul (Link)
•   Update on Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Infection in Humans (Link)
China
•   China Says 41-Year-Old Man Dies From Bird (Link)
•   More on Chinese death this am (Link)
•   Second China bird-flu man dies (Link)
•   Chinese overview (Link)
Finland
•   Finland: Poultry to be Kept Inside during Spring Bird Migration (Link)
India
•   Suspected bird-flu case in Meghalaya, India (Link)
Nigeria
•   Nigeria: Bird Flu - Experts Caution On Bio-Security (Link)
Pakistan
•   Abbotabad, NW Pakistan: BF resurfaces (Link)
United Kingdom
•   Be prepared for disaster, warns new website (Link and Link to website in question)
United States
•   CIDRAP: CDC says state preparedness much improved since 2001 (Link)
Vietnam
•   Vietnamese Man Suspected to Have Died From Bird Flu (Link)
•   Man from Bac Lieu, VietNam dies (Link)
•   Bird flu leading suspect in southern man's death (Link)
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News Reports for February 22

by: Nimbus

Wed Feb 21, 2007 at 23:42:29 PM EST

New Stories for Today
(Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Malaysia - It cuts costs and beats bird flu virus
  • Long Road Ahead In Developing Effective Avian Flu Vaccination Strategy, Stanford Expert Says
  • Pig Deaths in PNG (Papua, New Guinea
  • Rajasthan gears up for bird flu
  • 'Influenza through a Lens' Exhibit
  • EGYPT: $450m needed for new bird flu campaign
  • news on UK simulation
  • NPR Interview: The Edge of Disaster
  • Nigeria: More bird flu compensation for Nigerian farmers
  • Bird flu confirmed in ninth district near Moscow
  • Pakistan - Lab confirms bird flu in capital zoo
  • APHA Releases Prescription for Pandemic Flu
  • USA - South Carolina- Ethical Challenges in Pandemic Preparedness - Lecture
  • Bird flu containment strategy working says animal health chief (OIE)
  • USA - Buffalo NY - county tries to prepare for potential flu pandemic
  • USA - Vermont Health Department conducts flu pandemic exercise
  • USA - Maine plans for pandemic
  • Russia suspects Azerbaijan as bird flu source
  • Russian bird flu outbreak to end within two weeks: official
  • Bird flu lays siege to Moscow
  • Webster talks about flu
Summary of News for February 21 2007
Afghanistan
    •   H5N1 bird flu found in poultry in eastern Afghanistan, U.N. says (Link)
    •   Afghanistan to slaughter birds after suspected H5N1 cases (Link)
Canada
    •   Dead mallards found in Calgary, Canda (Link)
    •   H1N1 Predominance Summary (Link)
China
    •   China steps up guard against major public health emergencies (Link)
    •   Dead Hong Kong bird had flu virus (Link)
Egypt
    •   Egypt declares a state of emergency (Link)
New Guinea
    •   Unknown disease kills 3 women and 1000 pigs (Link)
    •   Promed on the papua pigs (Link)
India
    •   No takers for MP bird flu vaccine (Link)
New Zealand
    •  Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Exercise Achieves What it Set Out To Do (Link)
Nigeria
    •   New Spread in Nigeria (Link)
Pakistan
    •   Bird flu confirmed in Pakistan (Link)
    •   Steps taken to contain virus in Islamabad zoo (Link)
Russia
    •   Bird flu confirmed in five districts of Moscow region  (Link)
    •   Russian Man in Hospital With Suspected Bird Flu - Report (Link)
    •   Moscow Region authorities dismiss rumors of bird flu among humans (Link)
    •   Vet service predicts more H5N1 cases in poultry around Moscow (Link)
    •   Bird flu spreads beyond territory of Moscow region (Link)
    •   More suspected bird flu cases found beyond Moscow region (Link)
    •   Suspicious case of bird influenza admitted to Moscow Ramenskogo (Link)
    •   H5N1 virus confirmed only at five private households around Moscow (Link)
    •   6th Case of Bird Flu Found Near Moscow (Link)
    •   Russia suspects exotic birds caused bird flu outbreak in Moscow region (Link)
South Africa
    •   Mild flu virus expected, say experts (Link)
United Kingdom
    •   Lawyers warn firms to plan for disaster following bird flu outbreak (Link)
    •   Go ahead granted for bird flu shelters (Link)
    •   UK live bird import ban is lifted (Link)
United States
    •   CDC, OSHA offer guidelines for helping workplaces combat flu pandemic (Link)
    •   Homeland Security funding for emergency response at risk of being forfeited (Link)
    •   Listeria in Oscar Meyer chicken dogs prompt recall (Link)
    •   CIDRAP Reports WHO Chooses New H1N1 Strain for 07-08 Season (Link)
General
    •   Expert: No reason for alarm now over spread of bird flu (Link)
    •   Flu Preparedness Still Lags Globally: Oxford Analytica (Link)
    •   Avian influenza viruses made public (Link)
    •   Margaret Chan - Who is she? Why should we know about her?  (Link)
    •   Europe needs two more years to prepare (Link)
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News Reports for February 22, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 23:51:12 PM EST

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Canada
• Saskatchewan reports two more flu-related deaths; bring total to 18 this season (Link)

China
• China reports 4 more H7N9 cases (Link)
• CHP notified of two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland (Link)
• Patient with respiratory symptoms and travel history tests negative for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Link)
• CIDRAP: New H7N9 cases in China include first in Jilin province (Link)
• Case report: One family cluster of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection in Shandong, China (Link)
• Guanddong province: 9 punished for spreading H7N9 rumor online (Link)

Kuwait
•  Health Ministry ready to deal with bird flu  (Link)

Mexico
• Influenza Kills 605 People in Mexico (Link)

United States
• U.S. flu activity down -- no states report high flu activity (Link)
• CIDRAP: Flu continues slow decline in US (Link)
• Chicken Soup for Flu-Weary Guests (Link)
• As California's flu season fades, new threat emerges: measles (Link)

General
• Coping With Infectious Disease (Link)

Commentary
• Maryn McKenna: From Bird Flu to Big Farms: The Rise of China's Agriculture (Link)


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News Reports for February 22, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 22:44:23 PM EST

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Argentina
• Second nurse infected with swine flu dies (Link)

Australia
• Scientists develop new drug to combat flu pandemic (Link)

India
• More than 600 swine flu cases reported in Delhi (Link)
• Delhi: 65 more swine flu cases in Delhi (Link)
• India draws up emergency plan to tackle H1N1 outbreak (Link)

Nepal
• Bird flu kills chickens worth Rs 29.4 million (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• Saudi Arabia reports new coronavirus case, marking 13th confirmed infection (Link)
• New Saudi case takes coronavirus death toll to seven (Link)

United Kingdom
• Hajj group expresses concerns after virus scare (Link)
• Flu cases double in two weeks, 57 deaths (Link)

United States
• CDC: Flu vaccine only provided 9 percent protection for seniors against worst strain (Link)

Research
• US: Studies of H5N1 bird flu to require strict reviews (Link)
• US: New federal guidelines unveiled for bird flu research at UW and beyond (Link)

General
• CIDRAP: WHO confirms 13th novel coronavirus case (Link)
• The Coronavirus Could Be The 'Next Big One (Link)

Commentary
• Helen Branswell: Saudi Arabia reports new coronavirus case; UK wonders about 4th case in cluster (Link)


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News Reports for February 22, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 22:56:12 PM EST

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Egypt
•  WHO confirms 1 human H5N1 case (Link)

Indonesia
•  Palangkaraya, Kalimantan: Unexpected Patient Condition Improved AI (translated) (Link)
•  Gowa, South Sulawesi: 5 Possible Bird Flu Cases (Link)
•  Housemaid dies of bird flu in Tangerang (Link)
•  Gowa, South Sulawesi: Five Patient Suspect Bird Flu Is Still Maintained (translated) (Link)

Norway
•  New Norway mass vaccinations planned (Link)

Republic of Ireland
•  Flu-like illness cases to double, says Reilly (Link)

South Africa
•  Ostrich industry hit by major bird flu outbreak (Link)

Spain
•  Flu Outbreak Causes Hospital Overload (Link)

United Kingdom
•  UK swine flu death toll hits 14 (Link)

United States
•  NY: Flu season is heating up (Link)

Vietnam
•  PM asks for strong fight against bird flu (Link)

General
•  South America: Double medical check for MSC Armonia passengers and crew in Montevideo (Link)


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News Reports for February 22, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 19, 2011 at 18:46:38 PM EST

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China
•  Hong Kong : Public hospitals announce the latest Human Swine Influenza cases (Link)

Georgia
•  Viral flu infection kills one more patient in Georgia (Link)

Greece
•  Fatalities hit 100 in Greece due to H1N1 flu (Link)

Indonesia
•  H5N1 raged in Garut, 600 Chicken Dead, 14 Citizens Influenza (translated) (Link)

Japan
•  New flu virus resistant to antiflu drug Rapiacta detected in patient (Link)

United States
•  U.S. National Vaccine Plan (Link)
•  CA: Flu cases on rise in LB and county (California) (Link)
•  KY: Children's hospital uses tent to treat cold, flu (Kentucky) (Link)
•  NC: Carolinas still in the thick of influenza (North Carolina) (Link)
•  PA: Flu season picking up in Pennsylvania (Link)

Research
•  Native Americans At High Risk For Flu Deaths (Link)

General
•  Flu activity shows signs of receding in Europe (Link)


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News Reports for February 22, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 23:08:06 PM EST

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Egypt
•  Death of a child from H1N1: total now 270 cases (Link)
•  33 H5N1 cases since Feb. 1 (Link)

Mexico
•  Epidemiologists Explore Dynamics of Mexico's H1N1 Pandemic (Link)

Myanmar
•  H5N1 in birds (Link)

Russia
•  Unknown intestinal infection in poultry workers (Link)

Taiwan
•  Taipei: low-path H5N2 among poultry (Link)

United States
•  Swine Flu May Have Infected 63 Million Americans, Study Finds (Link)

Research
•  Virus hybridization could create pandemic bird flu (Article and abstract)
•  After H1N1, Researchers Warn of a Potential New Superbug [another article on the above study] (Link)

General
•  ProMED: Influenza Pandemic (H1N1) (18): WHO Update (Link)  


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News Reports for February 22, 2009

by: AlohaOR

Sat Feb 21, 2009 at 23:53:37 PM EST

Bhutan
•  Poultry products still taboo (Link)
India
•  Training in controlling bird flu (Link)
Indonesia
•  Two Infected in Tangerang with Bird Flu - One Died (Link)
Nepal
•  Culling of birds begins in bird flu affected area in Nepal (Link)
•  Rapid response team off to affected area (Link)
Vietnam
•  Vietnam confirms 1st human case died of bird flu in 2009 (Link)
General
•  Scientists on Sunday unveiled lab-made human antibodies (Link)
•  Breakthrough as scientists develop super drug against deadly forms of flu virus (Link)
•  Protection against flu and more (Link)
Commentary
•  H5N1 Confirmed Case Concerns in Tangerang Indonesia (Link)
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