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February 23

News Reports for February 23

by: Nimbus

Thu Feb 22, 2007 at 23:58:44 PM EST

New Stories for Today
(Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Indonesia - Policeman reportedly dies of bird flu
  • Pakistan - Bird flu: zoo officials await attendants' test results
  • Pakistan zoo - gift batch of infected peacocks blamed
  • European CDC report on preparedness
  • nice blog post on cytokine storm
  • USDA Contracts SeqWright to Sequence Influenza Genomes
  • US - Educators warned of pandemic
  • N.American officials to discuss security
  • No bird flu cases in Uzbekistan - deputy health minister
  • KAZAKHSTAN: Preparing for bird flu threat
  • EU experts back pandemic flu shot from Novartis
  • Disease expert pushes pandemic
  • Cheaper anti-bird flu drugs on the way
  • Two children hospitalized in Turkey on Bird Flu suspicion
  • FDA experts to vote on first bird flu vaccine
  • 20/20 program tonight - John Stossel on "fear" - including bird flu
  • Mild european winter contained bird flu spread, expert says
  • Afghan Health Ministry confirms deadly bird flu virus
Summary of News for February 22 2007

Afghanistan
    •   Bird flu detected in Afghanistan (Link)
Egypt
    •   $450m needed for new bird flu campaign (Link)
New Guinea
    •   Pig Deaths in PNG (Link)
    •   Disaster team heads off to check mystery disease (Link)
India
    •   Rajasthan gears up for bird flu (Link)
Malaysia
    •   Malaysia - It cuts costs and beats bird flu virus (Link)
Nigeria
    •   Bird Flu: UN Agency Urges Nigeria to Increase Control (Link)
Pakistan
    •   Lab confirms bird flu in capital zoo  (Link)
Russia
    •   Bird flu confirmed in ninth district near Moscow  (Link)
    •   Russia suspects Azerbaijan of bird flux (Link)
    •   Russian bird flu outbreak to end within two weeks: official (Link)
    •   Bird flu lays siege to Moscow (Link)
United Kingdom
    •   FSA Treasury continuity exercise report (Link)
United States
    •   APHA Releases Prescription for Pandemic Flu (Link)
    •   Letter in NY Times Re "Sense of Progress on Disaster Preparedness" (Link)
    •   Buffalo, NY - County tries to prepare for potential flu pandemic (Link)
    •   Vermont - Health Department conducts flu pandemic exercise (Link)
    •   U Maine plans for pandemic (Link)
General
    •   Long Road Ahead In Developing Effective Avian Flu Vaccination Strategy, Stanford Expert Says (Link)
    •   'Influenza through a Lens' Exhibit (Link)
    •   Disaster Would Overwhelm Hospitals, Author Warns (Link)
    •   Ethical Challenges in Pandemic Preparedness Lecture  (Link)
    •   Bird flu containment strategy working, says animal health chief (Link)
    •   Webster talks about flu (Link)
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News Reports for February 23, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 23:56:37 PM EST

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China
• Guangdong Province: [2014-02-23]1 new confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza (translated) (Link)
• Zhejiang Province: Vice governor of Zhejiang steps up for his people, eats chicken amid H7N9 fears (Link)
• Hong Kong: Driver's flu death casts doubt on bus air quality (Link)

India
• ProMED: Avian influenza (27): India (OR) H5N1, crow, OIE (Link)

Indonesia
• 250 Chickens Died Suddenly in Sukabumi, Citizens Restless About Bird Flu Virus (translated) (Link)

Nigeria
• ProMED: Lassa fever - Nigeria (03): (OY) (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• MERS death toll reaches 61 in Saudi (Link)

South Korea
• New suspected cases raise concerns on spreading (H5N8) (Link)

United States
• Flu vaccine about 60 percent effective for all age groups (Link)

Vietnam
• ProMED: Avian influenza (26): Viet Nam, H5N1, spread, poultry, RFI (Link)

Research
• Flu jab may cut stroke risk by a quarter (Link)

General
• What is H7N9 bird flu? What is the pandemic risk? (Link)

Commentary
• Virology Down Under: Live bird market closures continue (Link)


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News Reports for February 23, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 22:44:50 PM EST

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Argentina
• Carmen de Areco / Ni hantavirus or flu, a fungus? (translated) (Link)

China
• Second bird flu death in China (Link)
Bird flu kills 2nd victim in China (Link)
• Hong Kong: SFH on new novel coronavirus (Link)
• Hong Kong: Fever patient tested negative for novel coronavirus (Link)

India
• Rajasthan: Woman dies of Swine Flu in Kota (Link)
• Rajasthan: Chilika guest tests positive for bird flu (Link)
• Orissa: Chilika guest tests positive for bird flu (Link)
• Delhi: 34 new swine flu cases (Link)
• Haryana: Haryana swine flu toll rises to 37 (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• New Saudi case takes coronavirus death toll to seven (Link)

United Kingdom
• HPA Tracking SARS-like Virus-infected Man's Co-Passengers (Link)

United States
• How Effective is the Flu Vaccine? (Link)

General
• Comparison on severity between novel CoV, SARS-CoV premature: scientist (Link)
• WHO: Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2013-14 northern hemisphere influenza season (Link)


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News Reports for February 23, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 22:56:33 PM EST

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Egypt
•  Avian influenza (H5N1) invades Egypt (Link)

France
•  Influenza-like illness surveillance (Link)

Hungary
•  Budapest children's hospital "quarantined" due to spreading flu epidemic (Link)

Indonesia
•  Urban areas need better planning (Link)

Malaysia
•  67 students in Malacca school quarantined after showing ILI symptoms (Link)

New Zealand
•  Emerging influenza viruses in animals still a threat to human health (Link)

United States
•  MO: Flu Cases On the Rise Around Missouri (Link)
•  OK: Flu Season Starting To Peak In Oklahoma (Link)
•  OK: Vian Community Remembers Homecoming Queen Who Died Suddenly (Oklahoma) (Link)

Vietnam
•  Health ministry rallies efforts to fight bird flu (Link)
•  Lacking a new vaccine, Vietnam highly susceptible to bird flu pandemic (Link)

Research
•  Germ warfare: The creation of a lethal virus sparks a debate pitting science against security (Link)
•  Bird flu 'more widespread than thought but less deadly' (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Diverse Ferret H5N1 Transmission Pathways (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Similarities In CDC and Fouchier H5N1 Transmission Papers (Link)


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News Reports for February 23, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 19, 2011 at 18:46:57 PM EST

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Cambodia
•  Doctors fear bird flu outbreak (Link)
•  Cambodian mother, son die of bird flu (Link)

India
•  Death shows swine flu still around in Pune (Link)
•  Poultry farmers on high alert (Link)

Indonesia
•  Avian flu outbreaks [in poultry] in East Java, Riau (Link)
•  14 Bird Flu Suspects in 5 Villages (Link)

United States
•  LA: Flu ''shows no signs of letting up'' in Louisiana (Link)
•  PA paramedic dies of H1N1 flu (Link)

Vietnam
•  New H5N1 outbreaks in birds in 4 provinces (Link)
•  Bird flu hits Vinh Phuc province (Link)


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News Reports for February 23, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 23:08:22 PM EST

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Africa
•  Gambia is Prepared for Swine Flu' Says Health Official (Link)
•  Ghana: Outbreak of new strain of cerebrospinal meningitis: 17 killed (Link)
•  Uganda: Meningitis outbreak hits West Nile (Link)

Indonesia
•  Two Bird Flu Suspects in Central Java (Link)
•  Pork ban lifted (Link)

United States
•  US: FDA Panel Recommends Single Flu Vaccine (Link)
•  WA: Baby, born to swine flu victim, dies in father's arms (Link)

Vietnam
•  Three-year-old baby infected with A/H1N1 --- H5N1 in Ca Mau (Link)
•  Khanh Hoa girl is first bird flu patient of the year (Link)

General
•  Poll: Americans favor getting antibiotics after anthrax attack (Link)
•  Deadly Hybrid Flu Possible (Link)
•  Study yields highly pathogenic avian, human flu virus mix (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: WHO H1N1 Vaccine Target Selection Failure (Link)


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News Reports for February 23, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 22, 2009 at 00:40:48 AM EST

Canada
•  Give scientists your views on pandemic response (Link)
Indonesia
•  Scouts Join Bird Flu Campaign (Link)
Nepal
•  Mid-west Nepal on high alert of bird flu virus (Link)
Philippines
•  DA assures enough poultry supply amid alert vs bird flu (Link)
Saudi Arabia
•  Bronchitis, not bird flu, Bisha authorities say (Link)
United States
•  New Brief Addresses State Workforce Strategies During Pandemic (Link)
•  USA budget for natural disasters (Link)
Vietnam
•  Bird flu hits 10 Vietnam provinces (Link)
Commentaries
•  H5N1 Cluster in Tangerang Neighborhood Grows (Link)
•  Universal Vaccine Media Myths (Link)
•  WHO Hoarding of H5N1 Sequences Raise Pandemic Concerns (Link)
•  Protecting the coal supply chain: Planning for the next flu pandemic (Link)

 

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News Reports for February 23

by: gardner

Sat Feb 23, 2008 at 00:21:49 AM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • USA (Hawaii): Concern about lack of testing of flu victims here.  
  • Bahrain has banned the import of live chickens from Pakistan  
  • USA: NIOSH Issues Alert on Protecting Poultry Workers  
  • Pakistan: KARACHI: Bird flu fears hit Malir farm  
  • Infectious diseases may drive the world to war  
  • USA: West Va. Health officials release pandemic video  
Summary of News for February 22, 2008
General
•   From Effect Measure this article on mosquitoes, blowflies and kidneys... (Link)
•   2 Mutations Were Critical to Spread of 1918 Flu (Link)
•   Flash movie showing spread of bird flu (Link)
•   EU Regulators Support Pre-Pandemic Vaccine (Link)
China
•   WHO confirmation of case in China (Link)
Indonesia
•   Indonesia Sends Bird Flu Samples to WHO (Link)
•   Indonesia resumes bird flu samples to WHO (Link)
•   CDC expecting H5N1 samples from Indonesia (Link)
Thailand
•   Thailand detects minor mutation in bird flu virus (Link)
Vietnam
•   Some Vietnamese suspected to be infected with bird flu (Link)
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