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February 28

News Reports For February 28

by: MaMa

Tue Feb 27, 2007 at 22:34:06 PM EST

New Stories for Today
(Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Afghanistan - two people in hospital with bird flu symptoms
  • GSK wants to bring bird flu vaccine to Canada
  • Kuwait - "we have enough Tamiflu"; Crown Prince calls for action
  • USA - first vaccine for bird flu is approved
  • 4-year-old girl contracts bird flu, latest of 23 Egyptians to get the disease
  • Vietnam to receive more bird flu vaccines from China
  • UAE to set up new quarantine center to prevent bird flu
  • Bird flu medication linked to 18 teenage suicides in Japan
  • Russia clears up bird flu outbreaks but awaits more (Notes ducks are 15 days from infection to death)
  • Sweden boosts bird flu security measures
  • Myanmar reports new bird flu outbreak
  • Egypt - woman does have bird flu (previously denied)
  • China confirms new human bird flu case
  • Modelling cytokine storm
  • USA - Yale puts out a preparedness bulletin (mentions Flu Wiki)
  • UK - plan to draft family to nurse bird flu patients
  • China province on high alert after human case of bird flu confirmed
  • Moscow bird flu incident is over
Summary of News for February 27 2007
Indonesia
    •     Suspected (human) bird flu cases in Padang (Link)
Africa
    •    African bird flu sparks record support for animal health (Link)
Nigeria
    •     The Poor the Weakest Link As Bird Flu Bites (Link)
Uganda
    •     Undiagnosed Deaths: Masindi killer disease is not meningitis (Link)
Cote d'Ivoire
    •     North West Africa - Unidentified illnesses and 31/104 dead (Link)
Laos
    •     Laos confirms first human bird flu case, teenage girl remains hospitalized (Link)
    •     WHO | Avian influenza - situation in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Link)
    •     Lao girl, 16, critical with bird-flu virus (Link)
Turkey
    •    44,000 people have undergone medical screening against bird flu (Link)
Egypt
    •    "'Emergency' meeting in Cairo for the study of a new offspring appearance from the bird flu" (machine translated from Arabic) (Link)
    •    4 year old from Ad Daqahilyah confirmed bf case- 'The declaration of a new injury is by the bird flu in Dakahlia' (machine translated from Arabic) (Link)
United Kingdom
    •      Update on investigation of workers involved in the Holton avian flu outbreak (Link)
    •       Dead aristocrat's hidden flu clue (Link)
European Union
    •     EU to set up emergency rapid reaction veterinary teams to help contain disease outbreaks (Link)
    •     Health-EU Portal Now Available In 20 Languages (Link)
United Arab Emirates
    •      Valid concerns over bird flu: UAE daily (Link)
Vietnam
    •       Vietnam to lift ban on hatching, restocking waterfowl amid bird flu outbreak (Link)
    •       Vietnam culls 10,000 chickens in northern bird flu outbreak (Link)
Kuwait
    •       No human bird flu cases in Kuwait -- Health Ministry (Link)
    •      More B2B cases (Link)
    •      Seven new bird flu cases found in Kuwait (Link)
Japan
    •     Japan investigates possible Tamiflu link to suicides (Link)
    •      Bird Flu Spreading In Central Russia (Link)
Iran
    •       No case of bird flu detected in Iranian northern city: official Tehran (Link)
China
    •     Medical experts try to downplay bird flu warning from leading researcher (Link)
Afghanistan
    •       Thousands of birds vaccinated in Jalalabad (Link)
United States
    •     Effectiveness of Flu Makers' Vaccine Questioned (Link)
    •      Flu pandemic would create ethical dilemmas (Link)
   •      Advisers Urge OK of Bird Flu Vaccine (Link)
    •     Bird Flu, Martial Law, and the 2008 Elections (Link)
General
    •       First 3D structure from a key influenza protein sheds light on transmission of flu between birds and humans (Link)
    •       WHO: "30% of world population is supposed to contract the virus in case Bird flu pandemic" (Link)
    •      Bird Flu Spreads in Asia, Middle East as First Infections Found (Link)
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News Reports for February 28, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 22:42:44 PM EST

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Cambodia
• Cambodia reports 2 more new human cases of bird flu (Link)
• OIE Reports H5N1 Bird Flu Outbreaks in Cambodia (Link)

China
• Traders sidestep ban by selling live poultry online (Link)
• Hong Kong: CHP closely monitors three additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland (Link)
• Zhejiang Province MOH: Zhejiang Province, two cases of human infection with the H7N9 new bird flu cases (translated) (Link)
• Hunan Province MOH: Hunan Province 1 new confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza (translated) (Link)
• H (Link)

Egypt
• First Egyptian dies from MERS in Aswan: Al-Ahram (Link)

Nepal
• ProMED: Avian influenza (30): Nepal (LL) H5N1, poultry, OIE (Link)

Philippines
• Overseas workers at risk of catching bird flu advised to delay travel to Philippines (Link)
• How OFWs can build resistance vs avian flu (Link)

Syria
• Swine flu kills 19 in Syria out of 59 suspects: health minister (Link)

United States
• New, Fatal Bird Flu Strain Closely Monitored (H7N9) (Link)
• New York: Flu sufferers younger, sicker in New York, reflecting U.S. trend State cases reflect U.S. trend among 18- to 64-year-olds (Link)

Vietnam
• Vietnam reports more avian flu cases (Link)

Research
• Nature: A predictive fitness model for influenza (Link)
• The next flu drug might already be in your medicine cabinet (Link)

Commentary
• Avian Flu Diary: Cytokine Storm Chasers (Link)
• Avian Flu Diary: Study: Probable Longer Incubation Period For H7N9 (Link)
• The Lancet: Poultry carrying H9N2 act as incubators for novel human avian influenza viruses (Link)


• H (Link)

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News Reports for February 28, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 19:49:22 PM EST

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Cambodia
• Cambodia: Bird flu strikes again, ninth human case this year (Link)
• Cambodia sees spike in bird flu deaths (Link)

Kazakhstan
• Doctors recorded 11 cases with "swine flu" in Kazakhstan (Link)

Nepal
• Govt helps bird flu affected farmers (Link)

United States
• FDA panel endorses quadrivalents, setting stage for new flu market  (Link)

General
• Osterholm says officials should be more frank about limits of flu vaccine (Link)
• Officials Monitor Coronavirus to Avert SARS-Like Spread (Link)
• Higher humidity may thwart flu virus, study shows (Link)
• Scientists race to understand deadly new virus (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: Saudi Arabia Import of Beta Coronavirus? (Link)
• Recombinomics: Additional Beta Coronavirus Cases Raise Concerns (Link)


• H (Link)

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News Reports for February 28, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sun Feb 26, 2012 at 15:07:15 PM EST

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China
•  SARS Comments Online, Man Sentenced to 2-years Forced Labor (News Report Video) (Link)
•  China: The CPC rumor epidemic convincing? (Link)

India
•  Two fresh cases of swine flu reported in Andhra Pradesh (Link)

Indonesia
•  Death Toll Mounts in Indonesia as Battle Rages Over Bird Flu Study (Link)

Vietnam
•  Fourth person in Vietnam catches bird flu (Link)

General
•  Revealed: the social media terms monitored by Homeland Security (Link)
•  Bat flu: Scientists are unsure as to its effect on humans (Link)


•  H (Link)

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News Reports for February 28, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 26, 2011 at 17:58:41 PM EST

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China
•  Don't underrate severity of flu outbreak (translated) (Link)

Egypt
•  WHO confirms 3 human H5N1 cases (1 fatal) (Link)

Indonesia
•  NY Sub is Negative Bird Flu Patient (Link)

Poland
•  The ravages of influenza in Poland (Link)

South Korea
•  Fresh case of bird flu confirmed in South Korea (Link)

United States
•  CA: Flu Season Peaks in California (Link)
•  OH: State officials say Ohio flu season peaking (Link)
•  TN: Serious Flu Cases On The Rise (Link)

General
•  Japan, Bangladesh, the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu outbreak (translated) (Link)


•  H (Link)

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News Reports for February 28, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Fri Feb 26, 2010 at 21:39:56 PM EST

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Barbados
•  Barbados becoming diagnostic lab capital (Link)

Bhutan
•  Measures to control bird flu (Link)
•  OIE report on outbreak of H5N1 in Bhutan (Link)

Egypt
•  Two cases of bird flu in Kafr El-Sheikh (Link)
•  Cases of recovery from the swine flu more than 16 thousand (Link)

United States
•  Outbreak kills hundreds of bighorn sheep (Link)

Vietnam
•  ProMED: Vietnam's 1st H5N1 fatality of 2010 (Link)

Commentary
•  Daily Kos: Paid Sick Days - Interview With Jon Green (Link)


•  H (Link)

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News Reports for February 28, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Feb 27, 2009 at 23:23:03 PM EST

Austria
•  Austrian news report (translated) (Link)
Indonesia
•  Bekasi resident allegedly dies of bird flu (Link)
•  Status of bird flu-suspected patients cleared (Link)
•  And, Bird Flu Suspect Patient, Dies (Link)
Malaysia
•  Malaysia-Bird Flu Vaccine (Link)
Nepal
•  1,000 poultry die in 2 Morang farms (Link)
•  Bird flu feared as hundreds of chicken die near Biratnagar (Link)
UK
•  Flu spread by unvaccinated NHS frontline staff (Link)
•  Risk at bird flu farms not serious (Link)
Vietnam
•  No cases of bird flu transmission between humans confirmed (Link)
Commentary
•  Baxter bird flu botch (Link)  
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News Reports for February 28

by: AlohaOR

Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 00:26:29 AM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Vietnam: Two more suspected type A/H5N1 flu patients reported
  • Dominican Republic: Another H5N2 outbreak
  • Thailand: Serology survey 2004
  • UK: Get ready for deadly flu virus
  • Canada: Nurses want more training and social supports
  • US (CT): Know the flu and grasp pandemics
  • US (MA): Seeking clarity on emergency aid for disabled
  • US (MD): Officials monitor ducks for avian flu
  • Paraguay: WHO confirms Yellow Fever
  • Japan: Five cases resistant to Tamiflu seen aided by Relenza
  • Major mid-century influenza epidemics caused by novel hybrid viruses
  • US: Ignoring the real foreign threats
  • US (TN): Future flu outbreaks warrant preparation and prevention
  • WHO confirms Egypt case
Summary of News for February 27, 2008
General
•   Some countries more exposed to bird flu virus: study (Link to article and Link to study)
•   Pan-African bid to clip bird flu gets funding boost (Link)
Bangladesh
•   Fresh bird flu outbreak (Link)
Barbados
•   Region warned about potential devastation from bird flu (Link)
China
•   South China province on high alert after human bird flu (Link)
•   WHO rules out human transmission in China bird flu deaths (Link)
•   WHO plays down bird flu threat in China (Link)
•   Zunyi of Guizhou in a highly pathogenic bird flu epidemic (Link)
•   Hong Kong: 6 pneumonias of unknown cause (Link)
India
•   Bird flu could strike again, FAO warns (Link)
Taiwan
•   Taiwan not to follow HK in raising H5N1 alert level (Link)
United Kingdom
•   Animal Health launches managed broadcast alert subscription service (Link)
United States
•   Ohio: Wanted - 150 emergency responders (Link)
•   America the Resilient (Link)
•   CDC Panel: All kids should get flu shots (Link)
•   Texas: UMC has no room for adult patients (Link)
•   ER of future fights threats big and small (Link)
Vietnam
•   Two Vietnamese suspected of being infected with bird flu (Link)
•   Vietnam considering using bird flu vaccines on humans on trial basis (Link)
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