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February 24

News Reports for February 24

by: gardner

Sat Feb 23, 2008 at 23:54:55 PM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • U.S. flu season worsens as new vaccines ordered
  • VA: Virginia Beach prepares for the possibility of a pandemic flu outbreak
  • USA: upcoming IOM workshop
  • China: New human case (2 articles)
  • Bangladesh:  Bird flu spreads alarmingly as more fowls culled
Summary of News for February 23, 2008
General
•   Infectious diseases may drive the world to war (Link)
Bahrain
•   Bahrain has banned the import of live chickens from Pakistan (Link)
Pakistan
•   Pakistan: KARACHI: Bird flu fears hit Malir farm (Link)
United States
•   USA (Hawaii) Concern about lack of testing of flu victims here. (No Link)
•   NIOSH Issues Alert on Protecting Poultry Workers (Link)
•   West Va. Health officials release pandemic video (Link and Link)
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News Reports for February 24

by: Nimbus

Sat Feb 24, 2007 at 00:26:32 AM EST

Summary of News for February 23 2007

Afghanistan
    •    Afghan Health Ministry Confirms Deadly Bird Flu Virus (Link)
Egypt
    •    16 new suspect cases in Egypt today (Link)
European Union
    •    EU experts back pandemic flu shot from Novartis (Link)
    •    Mild European winter contained bird flu spread, expert says (Link)
Indonesia
    •   Indonesia - Policeman reportedly dies of bird flu (Link)
Kazakhstan
    •    Preparing for bird flu threat (Link)
Nigeria
    •    Editorial provides insight into political climate re: AI in Nigeria (Link)
Pakistan
    •    Bird flu: zoo officials await attendants' test results (Link)
    •    Flu at the zoo as peacocks infect Islamabad (Link)
    •    8 zoo attendants test negative for bird flu (Link)
Thailand
    •    Cheaper anti-bird flu drugs on the way (Link)
Turkey
    •    Two children hospitalized in Turkey on Bird Flu suspicion  (Link)
    •    More on the 2 Turkish children (Link)
United States
    •    USDA Contracts SeqWright to Sequence Influenza Genomes (Link)
    •    Educators warned of pandemic (Link)
    •    N.American officials to discuss security (Link)
    •    FDA experts to vote on first bird flu vaccine (Link)
    •    '20/20' -John Stossel, tonight on 'fear' including bf (Link
Uzbekistan
    •    No bird flu cases in Uzbekistan - deputy health minister (Link
General
    •    European CDC report on preparedness (Link)
    •    Nice blog post on cytokine storm  (Link)
    •    Disease expert pushes pandemic plans (Link)
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News Reports for February 24, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 22:41:25 PM EST

Reminder: Please do not post whole articles, just snippets and links. Thanks!

Australia
• Australia Completes Decontamination, Disinfection Against H7N2 Bird Flu (Link)

China
• Zhejiang Province: Some live poultry markets closed permanently (Link)
• Hong Kong: CHP notified of one additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland (Link)
• Guangdong Province: 1 new confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza (translated) (Link)
• Guangdong Province: Province four new confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza (translated) (Link)
•  WHO update 2-24-14: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus - update (Link)
• One more H7N9 death, four new human cases in China (Link)

India
H5N1 Bird Flu Kills House Crows in Indian State (Link)

Nepal
Avian influenza strikes again‚ government sets off alarm (Link)

Nigeria
• Kaduna Govt Dismisses Claims of Bird Flu Outbreak (Link)

United States
• CA: Rare 'polio-like' disease reports (Link)

Vietnam
• Vietnamese Deputy PM Urges Concerted Fight Against Measles, Bird Flu (Link)
• 11 Vietnam provinces report bird flu outbreaks (Link)

Commentary
• Avian Flu Diary: Acute Flaccid Paralysis Cases In California (Link)
• Avian Flu Diary: Pregnancy, Influenza & Elevated Psychosis Risks In Adult Offspring (Link)
• Laurie Garrett: Timeline of Development of H7N9 (Link)


• H (Link)

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News Reports for February 24, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 19:59:31 PM EST

Reminder: Please do not post whole articles, just snippets and links, and do not post articles from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Thanks!

Cambodia
• CIDRAP: H5N1 strikes poultry in three more Cambodian villages (Link)

India
• 19 swine flu cases reported in Himachal (Link)
• Gujarat: Swine flu claims three more lives (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Saudi Arabia records third new coronavirus fatality (Link)

Research
• CIDRAP: Scientists identify new flu antiviral candidate (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: UK 2013 Beta Coronavirus Cluster Sequence (Link)


• H (Link)

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News Reports for February 24, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 22:56:51 PM EST

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China
•  CDC denies China SARS outbreak report (Link)
•  SARS Rumors Spread on China's Internet (video news report) (Link)

Egypt
•  Egypt reports two cases of bird flu this week (Link)

Indonesia
•  Child Dies of Bird Flu in Bali (Link)
•  Development of Bird Flu Cases (translated) (Link)
•  Examination of Avian Influenza Contingency Negative Patients (translated) (Link)

Japan
•  Flu vaccine may not be effective (Link)

Vietnam
•  Human trials for bird flu vaccine successful (Link)

Research
•  Researchers identify new H5N1 subclade in India
(Link)
•  Bird Flu: More common, less deadly than we thought? (Link)

General
•  WHO picks two new strains for next season's flu vaccine (Link)


•  H (Link)

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News Reports for February 24, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 19, 2011 at 18:47:11 PM EST

Reminder: Please do not post whole articles, just snippets and links, and do not post articles from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Thanks!

Bangladesh
•  22 H5N1 outbreaks in domestic poultry (Link)

Indonesia
•  Dr. Moewardi Hospital on Standby for Bird Flu Cases (translated) (Link)
•  Garut Not Successfully Establish Community Awareness (Link)

Japan
•  20 H5N1 outbreaks in wild & domestic birds (translated) (Link and link)

United Kingdom
•  The number of patients in England with confirmed or suspected influenza in critical care beds by age of patient (Link)

United States
•  LA: H1N1 flu claims east Texas child's life (Link)
•  PA: Flu cases on rise in region (Link)
•  ND: North Dakota flu cases on the upswing  (Link)
•  SC: Doctor: Reported flu cases jumping to 50 per day (Link)
•  VA: Cases of flulike illnesses up across Virginia (Link)


•  H (Link)

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News Reports for February 24, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 23:08:40 PM EST

Reminder: Please do not post whole articles, just snippets and links. Thanks!!

Africa
•  Ghana: More info on Outbreak of Meningitis (Link)
•  Alarming early meningitis outbreak hits Africa (Link)

Bhutan
•  H5N1 outbreak in birds (Link)
•  Bird Flu Outbreak in Rinchending, Phuentsholing (Link)

Egypt
•  H5N1 infection 103 (translated) (Link)
•  8 human H5N1 cases in February (2 fatal) (Link)

India
•  Three more die of swine flu, toll rises to 31 in Nashik (Link)

Indonesia
•  Indonesian Minister Urges Parliament to Reject WHO Grant (Link)

United States
•  US: H1N1 Pandemic was emotional as well as physical (Link)
•  US: Panel recommends annual flu vaccinations for all (Link)

Vietnam
•  CIDRAP: Vietnam reports first H5N1 case of the year (Link)

General
•  WHO: Pandemic has not yet peaked (Link)
•  WHO Experts: Swine flu still hasn't peaked, southern hemisphere bracing for another wave  (Link)
•  CIDRAP: WHO sticks with current pandemic phase (Link) Official WHO Statement (Link)

Research
•  Virus experiment reminds that flu surprises await (Link)
•  Publication of Vical's H5N1 Results Paves the Way for H1N1 Clinical Trial (Link)
•  Study Suggests Potential Reassortment Between Avian and Human Influenza Viruses (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: H1N1 Low Reactor Recombinants Raise Pandemic Concerns (Link)


•  H (Link)

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News Reports for February 24, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 22, 2009 at 00:43:31 AM EST

Indonesia
•  Bali: Bird flu hits Denpasar (Link)
Nepal
•  Nepal: Bird flu returns (Link)
Switzerland
•  Swiss Re's New Sigma Study Explores Scenario Planning for Insurers (Link)
Vietnam
•  Vietnam needs to renew bird flu vigilance -UN bodies (Link)
•  Avian influenza - situation in Viet Nam - update 3 (Link)
Research
•  Novartis finds faster way to test bird flu vaccine (Link)
•  Getting Closer to a Flu Supervaccine (Link)
Commentaries
•  A unique influenza A (H5N1) virus causing a focal poultry outbreak in 2007 in Manipur, India (Link)
•  Effect Measure: Treating flu in mice with monoclonal antibodies? (Link)
General News
•  Bird flu vaccine production still lags: study (Link)
•  Baxter's Vaccine Research Sent Bird Flu Across European Labs (Link)
•  WHO warns of lengthy wait for bird flu vaccine (Link)

 

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