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February 26

News Reports for February 26

by: Nimbus

Sun Feb 25, 2007 at 23:56:16 PM EST

New Stories for Today
(Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Laos announces first suspected human case of bird flu
  • 2,000 Influenza Virus Genomes Now Completed And Publicly Accessible
  • BF Hoax in UK Links to Fake BBC Webpage
  • Bird flu detected in southeastern Turkey
  • Afghan officials quarantine poultry after bird flu outbreak
  • Bird flu confirmed in chickens in northern Vietnam
  • First Glimpse Of Influenza Replication Machine
  • FDA staff questions Sanofi bird flu vaccine
  • Kuwait discovers 12 more cases of bird flu in birds, raising number of confirmed cases to 32
  • Minister of Health denies bird flu outbreak in northern Iran
  • Unprepared for a pandemic - Michael Osterholm
  • Bird flu vaccine even less effective than thought
Summary of News for February 25 2007

Egypt
    •     Egypt bans duckling imports to keep out bird flu (Link)
Indonesia
    •    Mothers join race against the killer flu (Link)
Kuwait
    •     Kuwait confirms 20 cases of avian flu in birds (Link)
Laos
    •     Suspect human H5N1 in Laos (Link)
    •     More information on 15 yr.old girl suspected of contracting bird flu (Link)
Russia
    •     Russia finds bird flu in new region, suspects more (Link)
United States
    •     CDC Director of Immunization Safety Office resigns (Link)
    •     Canadian Sailor with Flu Symptoms Dies (Link)
    •     Man on Cargo Ship Dies (Link)
    •     Crew member discovered unconscious, later dies (Link)
    •     State's agriculture investigator fights to keep out illegal animal products (Link)
General
    •     Novartis Flu Vaccine Gets Positive Opinion From European Union (Link)
    •     Safety of vaccine. Swine flu again? (Link)
    •     Chicken Little? Nah, It's The Little Red Hen (Link)
    •     Next pandemic may be closer than you think (Link)
    •     World Gripped by Flu Pandemic (Link)
    •     Experts look for new ways to fight infectious diseases (Link)
    •     Real Age and H5N1 (Link)
    •     Avian flu the topic of Global Review (Link)
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News Reports for February 26, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 22:42:10 PM EST

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China
• Hong Kong: Forget mainland poultry, urges flu ace (Link)
• Hong Kong: CHP notified of one additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland (Link)
• Hong Kong: Upper respiratory tract infection outbreak under CHP investigation (Link)
• Guangdong Province: 1 new confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza 65 y/o) (translated) (Link)
• Guangdong Province: 1 new confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza (71 y/o) (translated) (Link)
• China Medical News: Human-to-human transmission of H7N9 reported in Shandong family cluster (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• Saudi MOH: 'A New Case of Novel Coronavirus Recorded in Riyadh' (Link)

Vietnam
• Vietnam fears lack of equipment to cope with H7N9 (Link)
Bird Flu Hits 21 Provinces In Vietnam (Link)

Research
• MERS coronavirus in 74% of Saudi Arabian camels (Link)
• Study: One family cluster of avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection in Shandong, China Full Text (Link)
• Self-administration of flu vaccine with a patch may be on its way (Link)

General
• ECDC: Distribution of confirmed A(H7N9) cases by place of reporting (Link)
• ECDC: Human infections with avian influenza A viruses in China, new ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment (Link)

Commentary
• Avian Flu Diary: The Lancet: H9N2's Role In Evolution Of Novel Avian Influenzas (Link)
• Virology Down Under: Dromedary camels are a host of MERS-CoV... (Link)
• Crofsblogs: A counterfactual history of MERS, VeRS, and GRRS (Link)


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News Reports for February 26, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 19:48:36 PM EST

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Cambodia
• Cambodia reports 9th bird flu case (Link)
• Cambodia reports eighth bird flu death, triggering fears  (Link)
Bird flu epidemic in Cambodia? (Link)

China
• China alert for bird flu from Cambodia (Link)

India
• Odisha: Bird flu outbreak in Chilka lake (Link)

Indonesia
• Hundreds of Ducks in Bantul Death Due to Bird Flu Confirmed  (Link)

Mexico
• Millions of chickens slaughtered in Mexico over bird flu (Link)

UK
• Scotland: Second swine flu case in Dumfries and Galloway (Link)
• Scotland: Swine flu mum's fury: NHS fobbed me off for two weeks (Link)
• Scotland: Dumfries and Galloway swine flu toddler 'fit to go home'  (Link)

US
• Experts: New SARS-like virus could show up in U.S. (Link)

Vietnam
• HCMC braces for bird flu as H5N1 moves in from Cambodia (Link)

General
• Researchers develop affordable and portable disease diagnostics for developing world  (Link)
• New respiratory coronavirus shows concerning SARS echoes  (Link)
• Novel coronavirus well-adapted to humans (Link)


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News Reports for February 26, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 25, 2012 at 21:30:02 PM EST

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China
•  China dispels rumours on SARS cases (Link)

Finland
•  Employers grapple with sick leaves brought by flu wave (Link)

India
•  Bihar alert on possibility of avian influenza (Link)

Indonesia
•  Gowa Resident Allegedly Infected with Bird Flu (Link)

Iraq
•  Iraq declared H5N1-free - ministry (Link)

Mexico
•  Mexico Death Toll from AH1N1 Flu Virus Up 23% in 1 Week (Link)

Sweden
•  Record high number of flu cases in Sweden (Link)

Vietnam
•  Disease in cattle, poultry complicated (translated) (Link)
•  Detect cases of influenza A (H5N1) in humans in Binh Duong (translated) (Link)
•  Binh Duong reports first human bird flu case (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: 2011 Human H5N1 Sequence Cluster In Egypt (Link)


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News Reports for February 26, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 19, 2011 at 18:47:38 PM EST

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Algeria
•  Influenza A return to Algeria (translated) (Link)

China
•  Hong Kong: 3 die as swine flu peak nears end (Link)

Indonesia
•  Garut, West Java ::: H5N1 outbreaks, 5000 people at risk (translated) (Link) (translated) (Link)
•  Baby in Garut Allegedly Exposed to Bird Flu (translated) (Link)
•  Garut; New suspect, seven month old baby (Link)
•  Garut: Head of the Livestock Sub Banyuresmi Nenok UPTD Kusmayati intensive care in hospital Dr. Slamet Garut (translated) (Link)
•  Garut: Suspected Bird Flu Infected Patients Increase (translated) (Link)
•  Garut: H5N1 Still Plague, Depopulation Forced Limited Effort Required (translated) (Link)
•  Garut: Livestock Affected employees Suspect Bird Flu (translated) (Link)
•  Garut: Babies 3 Months In Garut Suspect Bird Flu (Link)
•  Riau Islands: Citizens From Bird Flu Outbreak The Restless (translated) (Link)

Iraq
•  Health ministry registers 142 cases of bird flu (Link)

Kazakhstan
•  Epidemic of SARS and the flu is going on (translated) (Link)

United States
•  Flu causing Columbia prison to go on lockdown (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: H3N2 Vaccine Breakthrough In Queensland Australia (Link)
•  Recombinomics: H3N2 Vaccine Breakthrough Sequences (Link)


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News Reports for February 26, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Fri Feb 19, 2010 at 23:09:12 PM EST

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Africa
•  South Africa winter raises World Cup swine flu risk (Link)
•  ProMED: Meningitis Epidemic Africa (Link)

China
•  Hong Kong reports swine-pandemic flu reassortant (Link)

United States
•  IL: 3 deaths last week, none this week (Link)
•  NC: North Carolina health officials warn H1N1 flu is not over (Link)
•  WA: Swine flu slows in Washington, but five hospitalized (Link)

Vietnam
•  Illegal poultry trade stokes bird flu fears  (Link)
•  First Vietnam bird flu death in 2010 (Link)

Research
•  WI: UW study finds success with new drug to treat bird flu (Link)
•  Single-Dose H5N1 Vaccine Safe and Effective in Adults and Elderly (Link)
•  Findings confirm H1N1 flu's toll on pregnant women (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: High School Absenteeism Linked To H1N1 Wave 3 Start (Link)


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News Reports for February 26, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 22, 2009 at 00:48:51 AM EST

China
•  Blame ducks for bird flu? (Link)
•  HK Mai Po Nature Reserve to re-open  (Link)
Czech Republic
•  Geese with bird flu put down (Link)
India
•  West Bengal to begin culling after reports of bird flu in Siliguri (Link)
•  Culling begins in Punding  (Link)
•  Thousands of birds culled in India after 24 cases of bird flu reported (Link)
Japan
•  H7 bird flu virus detected in quails at Aichi farm  (Link)
Nepal
•  Culling of birds completed in Nepal (Link)
Nigeria
•  Lassa Fever (Link)
UK
•  Tests for bird flu on two farms (Link)
•  Bird disease found on Norfolk farm (Link)
•  FCO update on bird flu in Laos (Link)
USA
•  Flu fighters come up big (Link)
•  60 Students Sick with Flu-Like Symptoms (Link)
•  Flu finally arrives in central Illinois (Link)
•  Flu Takes the Life of Teenager, Possibly a Second (Link)
Vietnam
•  Bird flu hits 11 provinces of Vietnam nationwide (Link)
•  Vietnam reports 2nd bird flu death of the year (Link)
•  Man dies of bird flu in Vietnam (Link)
•  Vietnam confirms 2nd human case died of bird flu in 2009 (Link)
Commentaries
•  Crofsblogs: Darjeeling: 24 human cases? (Link)
Research
•  More local scientists identify flu antibody (Link)  
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News Reports for February 26

by: AlohaOR

Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 00:37:21 AM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Pakistan reports fourth February bird flu outbreak
  • Vietnamese woman dies of bird flu
  • China: New human bird flu case confirmed in South China - 44 year old woman
  • Bird flu spreading in South and East Asia
  • Viet Nam: Cold weather hasn't yet run its course
  • Egyptian girl tests positive for bird flu
  • WHO confirmations of cases in Viet Nam and China
  • Canada: SARS preparedness said low 5 years later
  • US (WA): No luck yet on Health Director
  • US: Flu shot failure shows need for a new formula
  • US (MA): Milford Senior Center, school may be used in emergencies
  • New Zealand: Pandemic survival roadshow to tour
  • US: County supervisors to protest feds' plan to move medical supplies stockpile
  • India: International Egg and Poultry Review
Summary of News for February 25, 2008
General
•   Study IDs global pandemic hotspots (Link)
Azerbaijan
•   First observations reveal no bird flu (Link)
Bangladesh
•   Bird flu update: 2 more districts affected (Link)
•   Poultry industry badly hit by bird flu (Link)
China
•   Woman dies of bird flu in Guangdong Province (Link, Link, Link and Link)
•   Bird flu outbreak in poultry (Link)
•   Bird flu victim ate sick chickens (Link)
•   Hong Kong: Hospital Authority activates enhanced surveillance (Link)
Egypt
•   Egyptian girl tests positive for bird flu (Link)
United Kingdom
•   How Mother Nature is winning with the superbugs (Link to op-ed piece)
•   Containing avian influenza (Link)
United States
•   Shoppers warned bigger (food) bills are on way (Link)
•   VA: Pandemic influenza prevention workshop - Fairfax (Link)
•   Bird flu as biological weapon "nutty" idea, says Gates (Link)
•   CDC grants, prevention programs receive cuts in proposed FY '09 budget (Link)
•   Illinois RNs remain at forefront of cisaster preparedness (Link)
•   VA: 2008 Virginia Emergency Management Conference, Hampton (Link)
Vietnam
•   Vietnam reports new outbreak (Link)
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