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May 1

News Reports For May 1

by: MaMa

Tue May 01, 2007 at 00:13:01 AM EDT

Summary of News for April 30, 2007
United States
•   Michigan: A flu of pandemic proportions (pandemic planning exercise)(Link
•   Alabama: Flu pandemic scenarios grim for schools (Link)
•   Colorado: County aims to prepare for possible pandemic flu (Link)
European Union
•   New Cell Based Seasonal Flu Vaccine Likely To Get EU Go Ahead (Link)
Kenya
•   Threat of Bird Flu and Livestock Diseases Cost Economy Sh5bn (Link)
•   Kenya to Benefit From Funding to Fight Avian Flu (Link)
Kuwait
•   Ban on import of all birds, causing `concern'(Link)
Australia
•   AUSTRALIA must brace itself for an influenza which can't be prevented, a visiting US official has warned.(Link)
Nigeria
•   Commissioner Cautions About Bird Flu (Link)
Azerbaijan
•   Azerbaijan to Hold Bird Flu Monitoring in May (Link)
General
•   'Supermap' of avian flu yields new info on source, spread (Link)
Walpurgis Night greetings from urdar!
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News Reports for May 1, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sun Apr 27, 2014 at 23:50:00 PM EDT

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China
• Jiangxi Prov. Health Dept: Jiangxi 1 new confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza (translated) (Link)
• Hunan new case of human infection of bird flu H7N9 (translated) (Link)
• Anhui Prov. Health: Anhui new case of human infection of bird flu H7N9 (Link)

Egypt
• WHO: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update April 26 (Link)

Guinea
• WHO: Ebola virus disease, West Africa - update April 28 (Link)

Jordan
• Jordan reports 7th case of coronavirus (Link)

Philippines
• 3 Filipinos feared to have MERS (Link)

Republic of Georgia
• Georgia (the nation): New Virus Related To Smallpox Is Found In Republic Of Georgia (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• CIDRAP: MERS surge continues; April cases top past 2 years' total (Link)
• Saudi MOH: '10 New Corona Cases Recorded in the Kingdom's Regions' (Link)

United Arab Emirates
• Coronavirus not a health concern (Link)

United States
• CIDRAP: DHS cancels plans for BioWatch's automated air-monitoring system (Link)

Research
• Five mutations could make bird flu spread easily; Handful of alterations can turn H5N1 avian influenza into virus that infects mammals through the air (Link)

General
• Drug resistant superbugs a serious threat worldwide, says WHO (Link)
• VOA: WHO: Upsurge in MERS Corona Virus Due to Warmer Weather (Link)
• Carl Zimmer-NYT: In 1918 Flu Pandemic, Timing Was a Killer (Link)
• ECDC: Epidemiological update: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: Novel MERS Jeddah Sub-Clade Defined - Includes Q833R (Link)
• Avian Flu Diary: MERS: A Focus On Fomites? WHO team in Jeddah Investigation MERS (Link)
• Maggie Fox: Drug-Resistant Bugs a Global Threat, WHO Says (Link)
• Sandman & Lanard: Overstated Attack Hiding Behind Scientific Assessment: An April 2014 Cochrane Review Trashes the Usefulness of Influenza Antiviral Drugs (Link)


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News Reports for May 1, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 19:31:05 PM EDT

Synopsis of Yesterday's News:
  • 1 new case reported in China (Fujian)
  • 126 total confirmed H7N9 cases (+1 confirmed asymptomatic case) in China, of which:
    • 24 have died
    • 24 have recovered
    • 78 are hospitalized
  • 1 confirmed case in Taiwan (hospitalized)

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China
• Step up bird flu tests on chickens, Hong Kong health expert urges (Link)
• CIDRAP: China reports one more H7N9 case as experts gauge risks (Link)
• Guangdong deployed to strengthen the management of live poultry markets in turn from the 3rd day closed (translated) (Link)
• Where has H7N9 bird flu come from? (Link)
• 19 H7N9 cases reported on Chinese mainland last week (Link)

Indonesia
• Health Ministry to Install Scanners In Airports to Thwart Bird Flu (H7N9) (Link)

Malaysia
• Bird Flu Fear, Malaysia Stops Chicken Imports (translated) (H7N9) (Link)

Mexico
• States, on alert for bird flu outbreak (H7N3) (translated) (Link)

Nepal
• Over 1000 chicken culled (H5N1) (Link)

Thailand
• Four ministries draft emergency plan to prepare for H7N9 bird-flu threat (Link)

United Kingdom
• British doctors put on bird flu alert (Link)
• GPs advised how to spot bird flu as virus continues to mutate at an alarming rate (Link)

United States
• CDC: Past, Present, and Possible Future Human Infection with Influenza Virus A Subtype H7 (Link)

Vietnam
• Northern Vietnam - 37 Cases H1N1 at a boarding school (Link)

Research
• H7N9 bird flu is a 'serious threat' - researchers warn (Link)
• New drug offers novel approach to taming flu virus (Link)
• Scientists Infect Chicks in Race to Halt Bird Flu Spread (Link)
• Origin and diversity of novel avian influenza A H7N9 viruses causing human infection: phylogenetic, structural, and coalescent analyses (Link)

General
• Science: Live Chat -- The Threat of H7N9 Bird Flu (Link)
• Scientists concerned at H7N9 bird flu outbreak that has killed 24 people (Link)
• Who update: Frequently Asked Questions on human infection caused by the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: H7N9 Spreads Southwest To Wugang Hunan (Link)
• Editorial: China must do more to stop its latest bird flu (Link)
• Declan Butler & David Cyranoski: Flu papers spark row over credit for data (Link)
• Video: Remember the Bird Flu? It's back & might be worse than ever... (Link)


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News Reports for May 1, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 23:43:40 PM EDT

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India
• Priest among 113 H1N1 patients (Link)
• Swine flu: Two more test positive, cases rise to 22 (Link)

Indonesia
•  Bird Flu Case Report: Pekanbaru Toddler Fatality Positive for H5N1 (translated) (Link)

United Kingdom
• Flu outbreak at care home sparks urgent issue of drugs (Link)

Commentary
• US: Action required on influenza research (Link)


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News Reports for May 1, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sat Apr 30, 2011 at 12:37:01 PM EDT

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Fiji
•  Brace for H1N1 (Link)

Mexico
•  Juarez: Outstanding problems with urination, stomach and respiratory hospital visits (translated) (Link)

Turkey
•  More than 250 Syrians flee to Turkey - some diagnosed with flu (Link)

Venezuela
•  Only 21% of group risk has been immunized against H1N1 Carabobo (Link)

Research
•  New Zealand: Flu study kicks off clinical trials unit (Link)

General
•  ProMED: Influenza activity has returned to "out of season" levels in most countries of the WHO European Region (Link)
•  MedImmune to Present Eleven Abstracts on Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus at the Annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting (Link)


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News Reports for May 1, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Fri Apr 30, 2010 at 23:18:23 PM EDT

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Australia
•  The swine flu theory behind bad reactions to flu vaccine (Link)

China
•  Hong Kong: Critical case of human swine influenza at Pamela Youde Nethersole Hospital (Link)

Malaysia
•  Current Situation of Influenza A (H1N1) as of May 1, 2010 (translated) (Link)

United States
•  US: CIDRAP - High dose flu vaccine for elderly coming this year (Link)
•  CDC: Licensure of a High-Dose Inactivated Influenza Vaccine for Persons Aged 65 Years (Fluzone High-Dose) and Guidance for Use --- United States, 2010 (Link)
•  TX: Teen may need heart transplant due to H1N1 (Link)

Vietnam
•  CIDRAP: More than 6,000 birds killed in Vietnam's latest H5N1 outbreaks (Link)
•  Quang Ngai stamping services on livestock and poultry (Link)

Research
•  CIDRAP: Adjuvanted H5N1 vaccine looks good in early clinical trial (Link)

Commentary
•  Anderson Cooper: CNN AC360° Web Exclusive: All risks are not created equal (Link)


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News Reports for May 1, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Apr 24, 2009 at 23:55:39 PM EDT

China
•  Hong Kong reports first confirmed swine flu in Asia (Link)
•  China develops instant diagnostic method for possible H1N1 virus (Link)
•  Hong Kong 'flu hotel' sealed off (Link)

Denmark
•  Denmark confirms first case of H1N1 flu (Link)

Germany
•  German Patient May Have Passed On Swine Flu to Others (Update1) (Link)
•  Swine flu transmission within Germany confirmed (Link)

Indonesia
•  Swine flu at phase five, pandemic imminent (Link)

Mexico
•  Mexico Health Chief Slams WHO, Seeks Probe (Link)
•  First Flu Death Provides Clues to Mexico Toll (Link)
•  La Gloria, Mexico - 60% were sick (Link)

Panama
•  Panamanian police return American who fled hospital (Link)

South Korea
•  Three probable influenza A cases in South Korea (Link)
•  2 More Probable Swine Flu Cases Reported (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Testing still under way on man thought to have caught virus in Britain (Link)
•  Swine flu: first human-to-human transmission confirmed in UK (Link)
•  Swine flu search on for 'sweating' mystery travellers (Link)
•  Update on confirmed swine flu cases in England/UK (Link)
•  London Student Fighting Swine Flu "in a bad way" (Link)

United States
•  State labs: US swine flu cases likely higher (Link)
•  Virginia records 2 swine flu cases (Link)
•  Flu may have originated in California (Link)
•  Work in progress to find flu vaccine (Link)
•  San Bernardino Co., California - Hospital ER Uses Tents (Link)
•  Two clinics for uninsured shut doors (Link)
•  Proms, dates take hits from swine flu (Link)
•  Chicago immigration-rights march organizers refuse to cancel today's event (Link)
•  Illinois has 3 confirmed swine flu cases (Link)
•  CDC H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Update (Link)
•  Brownsville, TX - BISD: Schools to remain open despite mayor's decree (Link)
•  Most States Don't Have Enough Flu Drugs (Link)
•  Developments on swine flu in California (8:54 a.m.) (Link)
•  Interesting Case Modeling Article - 'Worst Case' Scenario for Flu Estimated (Link)
•  Woman's Flu Symptoms Divert Plane To Logan (Link)
•  Four more confirmed cases in Massachusetts  (Link)
•  Florida gets first 2 confirmed cases of swine flu (Link)
•  George Washington Univ. Students ill, Washington, D.C. (Link)
•  Update from New Mexico - 5 more probable swine flu cases (Link)
•  Probable Swine Flu Cases in Milwaukee, More MPS Schools to Close (Link)
•  16 probable swine flu cases in Washington state (Link)
•  Illinois has 54 probable cases but: "Flu response downshifts as fears lessen" (Link)
•  CDC Guidnace for School Closures (Link)

General News
•  Study finds mutable flu strain in pigs (Link)
•  Virus's Tangled Genes Straddle Continents, Raising a Mystery About Its Origins (Link)
•  Swine Flu: A guide for parents (Link)
•  Deadlier Strain Would Overwhelm Health Systems (Link)
•  WHO update 8 (Link)
•  Scientists dig for lessons from past pandemics (Link)
•  Interactive: Swine flu's spread (Link)
•  Cool Tools (Link)

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News Reports for May 1

by: AlohaOR

Thu May 01, 2008 at 00:16:09 AM EDT

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • Japan: Swans, geese, ducks tested for bird flu virus
  • US: Interview with Rajeev Venkayya
  • India: Manipur out to check bird flu outbreak
  • USA: CO - State to host flu pandemic seminar
  • Australia: Bird flu vaccines get first thumbs up
  • US:  MA - Middleton's health agent proposes flu planning committee
  • North Korea steps up bird flu efforts
  • Japan: Akita/Measures being taken
  • South Korea: Bird flu spreads: ministry
  • Quick way to make human monoclonal antibodies against flu discovered
  • US: NY - Wanted: A new kind of emergency volunteer
  • US: Novavax opens its first U.S. vaccine plant
  • US: EnWave receives positive shelf-life results from vaccine dehydration testing
  • India: Tamil Nadu to set up sterile poultry zone
  • US:  Alaska - Bird flu watching and swabbing
  • South Korea:  Pusan/Korea's largest port suspected of bird flu outbreak
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