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February 27

News Reports For February 27

by: MaMa

Mon Feb 26, 2007 at 22:06:54 PM EST

New Stories for Today
(Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Indonesia - suspected (human) bird flu cases in Padang
  • Effectiveness of flu vaccine questioned
  • Flu pandemic would create ethical dilemmas
  • Valid concerns over bird flu: UAE daily
  • First 3D structure from a key influenza protein sheds light on transmission of flu between birds and humans
  • Afghanistan: Thousands of birds vaccinated in Jalalabad
  • African bird flu sparks record support for animal health
  • Laos confirms first human bird flu case, teenage girl remains hospitalized
  • UK: Update on investigation of workers involved in the Holton avian flu outbreak
  • Vietnam to lift ban on hatching, restocking waterfowl amid bird flu outbreak
  • No human bird flu cases in Kuwait -- Health Ministry
  • No case of bird flu detected in Iranian northern city: official Tehran, Feb 27, IRNA
  • China: Medical experts try to downplay bird flu warning from leading researcher
  • Japan investigates possible Tamiflu link to suicides
  • WHO: "30% of world population is supposed to contract the virus in case Bird flu pandemic"
  • Uganda: Masindi killer disease is not meningitis
  • Bird Flu Spreads in Asia, Middle East as First Infections Found
  • EU to set up emergency rapid reaction veterinary teams to help contain disease outbreaks
  • Vietnam culls 10,000 chickens in northern bird flu outbreak
Summary of News for February 26 2007
Laos
    •     Laos announces first suspected human case of bird flu (Link)
United Kingdom
    •    BF Hoax in UK Links to Fake BBC Webpage (Link)
Turkey
    •     Bird flu detected in southeastern Turkey (Link)
Kuwait
    •      Kuwait discovers 12 more cases of bird flu in birds, raising number of confirmed cases to 32 (Link)
United Arab Emirates
    •      UAE geared to block bird flu (Link)
Iran
    •      Minister of Health denies bf outbreak in northern Iran (Link)
Egypt
    •      Egyptian Woman Tests Positive for Bird Flu (Link)
    •      Egyptian health official denies new bird flu case (Link)
Russia
    •     9 Bird Flu Sites Confirmed (Moscow region) (Link)
    •      Bird Flu Spreading In Central Russia (Link)
China
    •      Two dead Hong Kong birds had H5N1 virus - test results (Link)
Vietnam
    •     Bird flu confirmed in chickens in northern Vietnam (Link)
Afghanistan
    •      Afghan officials quarantine poultry after bird flu outbreak (Link)
United States
    •     FDA staff questions Sanofi bird flu vaccine (Link)
    •      Unprepared for a Pandemic, Michael T. Osterholm from Foreign Affairs (Link)
   •     Government says first bird-flu vaccine even less effective than thought (Link)
    •     FDA documents regarding- February 27, 2007 Meeting Topic 1: Safety and Immunogenicity of H5N1 Influenza Virus Vaccine, A/Vietnam/1203/2004 (clade 1), 90µg/mL, Manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur (Link)
General
    •      2,000 Influenza Virus Genomes Now Completed And Publicly Accessible (Link)
    •      First Glimpse Of Influenza Replication Machine (Link)
    •     Seasonal Flu: theory on aerosol transmission (Link)
    •     Scientific Review Finds Little Evidence that Influenza is Spread via Airborne Transmission (Lancet article) (Link)
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News Reports for February 27, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 22:42:26 PM EST

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China
• CIDRAP: Two new H7N9 cases as experts suggest H9N2 control (Link)
• Hong Kong: CHP closely monitors two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland (Link)
• Hong Kong: Outbreaks of influenza-like illness at two primary schools under CHP investigation (Link)
• Zhejiang Province, one case of human infection with the H7N9 new bird flu cases (translated) (Link)
• Hong Kong CHP: Flu Express, Volume 11, Number 8 (Published On Feb 27, 2014) (Link)
• Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus - update (Link)
• WHO [ second update 2-27-14] : Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus - update (Link)
• Hunan Province, Health Dept.: 2 new confirmed cases in Hunan people infected with H7N9 bird flu (translated) (Link)
• Jiangsu Health Dept: 1 new confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• CIDRAP: Saudi Arabia reports MERS case in Riyadh woman (Link)

Vietnam
• Vietnam on high alert over flu risk (Link)

Research
• Can a genetic model predict next year's flu strain? (Link)
• Study: Role of poultry in spread of novel H7N9 influenza virus in China (Link)

Commentary
• Helen Branswell: H1N1 challenging assumptions about flu The World Health Organization's top flu scientist often describes the virus he's studied for years as "humbling." (Link)


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News Reports for February 27, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 19:49:00 PM EST

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Cambodia
• Cambodia reports eighth bird flu death, triggering fears (Link)
• Eighth Cambodian dies from bird flu this year (Link)

China
• Hong Kong: Fever patient tests negative for novel coronavirus (Link)

India
• One more swine flu death, 40 new cases in Delhi (Link)
• Two die of swine flu in Uttarakhand (Link)

Mexico
• 2.1 Million Chickens Slaughtered in Mexico to Guard Against Bird Flu (Link)

South Africa
• SA officials to get bird flu training (Link)

United Kingdom
• UK study confirms GlaxoSmithKline flu shot link to rare sleep disorder (Link)
• Swine flu warning after cases in south Scotland (Link)

Viet Nam
• Pig disease, bird flu spread in Vietnam (Link)

General
• Analysis - Emerging deadly virus demands swift sleuth work (Link)
• ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment (Link)


• H (Link)

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News Reports for February 27, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 26, 2012 at 15:06:56 PM EST

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China
•  Beijing: Infection cases 'not SARS' (Link)
•  Boading City, Hebei Province: The Hebei epidemic situation and the information are public (translated) (Link)
•  Boading City, Hebei Province: A Suspected SARS Outbreak Has Hundreds Of Chinese Soldiers Quarantined (Link)
•  Boading City, Hebei Province: China sends man to labor camp for SARS rumor (Link)
•  Hong Kong: Flu alert issued after outbreak hits students (Link)
•  Boading City, Hebei Province: Suspected SARS Outbreak: 300 Soldiers in Isolation in Hebei (News Report Video) (Link)

Guatemala
•  New - but very old - influenza strain isolated from Guatemalan bats (Link)

India
•  Gaya on avian flu radar (Link)

Indonesia
•  Unconfirmed reports of many with bird flu in Indonesia (translated) (Link)
•  Bird flu in Gowa Spread - Hundreds Of the Chicken in the Machete Banua Positive the Virus H5N1 (translated) (Link)

Republic of Ireland
•   Flu season warning after rise in cases (Link)

Vietnam
•  Man in critical condition with bird flu (Link)

Research
•  What if Pigs Recombined Bird and Human Viruses? (Link)


•  H (Link)

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News Reports for February 27, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 26, 2011 at 17:58:15 PM EST

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Indonesia
•  Central Java: 14 villagers from 2 villages suffer ILI symptoms similar to bird flu (translated) (Link)
•  Two Bird Flu Suspects (translated) (Link)
•  Information on Garut district from Bahasa Indonesian Wikipedia (translated) (Link)
•  Information on Klaten district from Bahasa Indonesian Wikipedia (translated) (Link)
•  Information on Sukoharjo district from Bahasa Indonesian Wikipedia (translated) (Link)
•  Garut: Infants Suspected Bird Flu Transmission (translated) (Link) (translated) (Link)
•  Garut: Baby Nine Months Suspected Bird Flu (translated) (Link)
•  Sukoharjo: 14 People Affected Ili Easter Many Dead Poultry (translated) (Link) (Link)
•  Kendal: One Citizens Kendal Suspected Bird Flu Infected (translated) (Link) Kendall Region: Map (Link)
•  Kendal: Bird Flu Case, Must Be Inspection Laboratory (translated) (Link)
•  Condition Of Dr. Slamet Isolation Room Shocks Patients' Families (translated) (Link)

Iraq
•  ProMED: Avian Influenza (20): Iraq, Not (Link)

Pakistan
•  Fighting Swine Flu in Pakistan (Link)

South Korea
•  Fresh bird flu strain confirmed in southern South Korea (Link)

United States
•  SD: Flu widespread in South Dakota (Link)

Vietnam
•  Seven A/H1N1 cases reported in Ben Tre (Link)


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News Reports for February 27, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 21:39:30 PM EST

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Bhutan
•  Bird Flu Containment Update (Link)

Canada
•  Canadian scientists use Olympics to study spread of infectious diseases (Link)

United States
•  CA: 11th swine flu death in Sonoma County (Link)
•  GA: Swine flu vaccines go unused (Link)

Vietnam
•  First bird flu fatality for 2010 (Link)
•  Animal disease warning issued as bird flu kills Mekong resident (Link)

General
•  CIDRAP: FDA approves 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine (Link)
•  Hyping H1N1: Did It Create a Dangerous Flu Fatigue? (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Widespread and Common Tamiflu Resistance in Japan (Link)


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News Reports for February 27, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 22, 2009 at 00:49:19 AM EST

China
•  Hong Kong - New drugs needed to fight flu pandemic (Link)
Egypt
•  2 suspected Cases of Bird Flu (Link)
Indonesia
•  Two Klaten Preschoolers Are Bird Flu Suspects (translated) (Link)
Japan
•  1st H7 BF Case Detected in Japan's Aichi Prefecture (Link)
•  Outbreak of H7 bird flu discovered in Aichi (Link)
Nigeria
•  Nigeria - Scarcity of eggs hits Jalingo (Link)
UK
•  AI outbreak reported in East Anglia  (Link)
•  Low risk bird flu on Norfolk farm identified as the H6 virus (Link)
USA
•  Second Team Says It Has Flu Antibody (Link)
Vietnam
•  Action urged as bird flu kills one more person (Link)
•  Avian influenza - situation in Viet Nam - WHO update 4 (Link)
General News
•  OSHA updates pandemic flu guidance (Link)
•  Europe approves Sanofi's intradermal flu vaccine  (Link)
Commentaries
•  Helen Branswell: Baxter Product contained live bird flu virus (Link)
Country
•  H (Link)  
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News Reports for February 27

by: AlohaOR

Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 00:18:38 AM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Two Vietnamese suspectedly infected with bird flu
  • Some countries more exposed to bird flu virus: study
  • Taiwan not to follow HK in raising H5N1 alert level
  • Lessons of SARS must never be forgotten
  • South China Province on High Alert After Human Bird Flu
  • WHO rules out human transmission in China bird flu deaths
  • WHO plays down bird flu threat in China
  • India: Bird flu could strike again, FAO warns
  • China: Zunyi of Guizhou in a highly pathogenic bird flu epidemic
  • US: Emergency Filtration Products receives final avian influenza report
  • UK: Animal Health launches managed broadcast alert subscription service
  • Bangladesh: Fresh bird flu outbreak
  • Hong Kong: 6 pneumonias of unknown cause
  • Virgin Islands: Region warned about potential devastation from bird flu
  • US: Air filtration system for homes
  • Vietnam considering using bird flu vaccines on humans on trial basis
  • US (OH): Wanted - 150 emergency responders
  • US: CDC Panel: All kids should get flu shots
  • Pan-African bid to clip bird flu gets funding boost
  • US (TX): UMC has no room for adult patients
  • US: ER of future fights threats big and small
Summary of News for February 26, 2008
Asia
•   Bird flu spreading in South and East Asia (Link)
Canada
•   SARS preparedness said low 5 years later (Link)
China
•   New human bird flu case confirmed in south; 44 year old woman (Link)
•   WHO confirms latest case (44F) (Link)
Egypt
•   Girl tests positive for bird flu (Link)
India
•   India update: International Egg and Poultry Review (Link)
New Zealand
•   Pandemic survival roadshow to tour (Link)
Pakistan
•   Fourth February bird flu outbreak (Link)
United States
•   Flu shot failure shows need for a new formula (Link)
•   MA: Milford Senior Center, school may be used in emergencies (Link)
Vietnam
•   Vietnamese woman dies of bird flu (Link)
•   Cold weather hasn't yet run its course (Link)
•   WHO confirms latest case (23F) (Link)
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