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News Diary

News Reports for May 10, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Mon May 05, 2014 at 23:15:02 PM EDT

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China
• CIDRAP: H7N9 sickens 2, kills 1 in China (Link)

Indonesia
• Ministry Urges Flu Shots (Link)
• Second Indonesian found with MERS in Saudi Arabia (Link)
• More suspected-MERS patients in Medan (Link)

Kuwait
• Ministry of Health takes precautions against coronavirus (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• CIDRAP: Saudis report 10 more MERS cases, 7 deaths (Link)
• Saudi fears rise over mystery virus (Link)
• '7 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded' (Link) (Link)
• MERS scare 'overblown' (Link)
• Coronavirus - Saudi Arabia needs awareness not fear (Link)

United Arab Emirates
• 6 Pinoys in Abu Dhabi negative for MERS coronavirus (Link)

United States
• CIDRAP: US flu shows more signs of decline (Link)
• As MERS virus reaches U.S., public health system springs into action (Link)

Research
• CIDRAP: German ethicists call for national DURC committee, legislation (Link)


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News Reports for May 9, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Mon May 05, 2014 at 23:14:45 PM EDT

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China
• DH closely monitors three additional overseas MERS cases reported to WHO (Link)
• Three cases of suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) test negative for MERS Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (Link)
• Guangdong MOH: Province 1 new confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza (translated) (Link)
• Jilin Provincial Government: Yanji found people infected with H7N9 avian influenza in critically ill patients with confirmed cases (translated) (Link)

Guinea
• Two more Ebola deaths reported in Guinea (Link)

Indonesia
• Indonesian Officials Vigilant Amid MERS Fears (Link)

Lebanon
• CIDRAP: Lebanon has first MERS case; Saudis report 14 more (Link)

Philippines
• Pinay nurse in Jeddah wants to go home amid MERS scare (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• Saudi Arabia records 5 more deaths from MERS coronavirus (Link)
•  MOH: '10 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded' (Link) (Link)
• WHO Downplays Recent MERS Virus Surge (Link)
• No MERS letup as 9 more succumb to virus (Link)
• The death of a patient Corona "Sherari" Riyadh and "already" published the story of his illness (translated) (Link)
• MOH: Misconceptions about the Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Debunked (Link)
• Medical staff account for less than 20% of corona patients (Link)
• WHO to hold emergency talks on MERS virus Tuesday (Link)
• Saudi tourism unaffected by Mers: agents (Link)

Syria
• WHO warns of risk to Syrian refugees as Mers virus cases increase sharply (Link)

United Arab Emirates
• Saudi hospitals blamed on MERS cases surge (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: Widespread Human MERS Transmission In Saudi Arabia (Link)
• Recombinomics: Spike Q833R and ORF8b L6Q Define MERS Transmission (Link)
• Recombinomics: Revision of WHO Definition of Primary MERS Case Overdue (Link)
• Are We At The Dawn Of The Age of Epidemics?  (Link)


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News Reports for May 8, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Mon May 05, 2014 at 23:14:23 PM EDT

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China
• Risk low for outbreaks of human H5N6 cases (Link)
• Hong Kong: Bird flu death data awaited (Link)

Egypt
• Egypt may ban Hajj pilgrimage as MERS virus spreads: Official (Link)

Greece
• Greek man who contracted MERS remains in critical condition (Link)

Indonesia
• Minor haj trips canceled due to MERS scare (Link)

Kenya
• Researchers find MERS antibodies in Kenyan camels (Link)

Lebanon
• First MERS case detected in Lebanon: Health Ministry (Link)

Malaysia
• EurosurveillanceRapid communications Laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in Malaysia: preparedness and response, April 2014 (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• Saudi MOH: '18 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded' 5/7/2014 (Link) (Link)
• Saudi MOH: '14 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded' (Link) (Link)
• Surging MERS cases stem from Saudi Arabia lapses, WHO says WHO experts toured hospitals in Jeddah, seeing how virus spread among patients, health-care workers (Link)
• Saudi Arabia rules out camel import ban despite MERS fears Total number of MERS cases reaches 449 after latest outbreak (Link)
• Fakeih vows all-out efforts to contain deadly coronavirus (Link)

United States
• CIDRAP: Official - US MERS patient's first symptoms preceded travel (Link)

Research
• Could Existing Drugs Be Used to Treat Deadly MERS Virus? (Link)

General
• WHO: Ebola virus disease, West Africa - update; May 8, 2014 (Link)
• Middle East: Mers mystery at the camel farm (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: WHO - Cause of Jeddah MERS Primary Case Spike Unknown (Link)
• Recombinomics: Withheld Jeddah & Mecca MERS Sequences Raise Concerns (Link)
• Helen Branswell: Fear the Camel (Link)


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News Reports for May 7, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Mon May 05, 2014 at 23:14:05 PM EDT

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China
• CIDRAP: China detects first known human H5N6 infection (Link)
• Nations bordering China draw up emergency bird flu plan (Link)

Guinea
• CIDRAP: Probable Ebola cases still rising in Guinea (Link)

Indonesia
• Two Dead and Three in Quarantine as Indonesia MERS Fears Build (Link)

Malaysia
• Pilgrims Advised To Get H1N1 Vaccine To Prevent MERS-CoV Infection (Link)

Pakistan
• Respiratory syndrome 'next threat' (Link)

Philippines
• Filipina nurse from Negros Occidental dies of MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• CIDRAP: Saudi Arabia detects 7 more MERS cases; Jordan reports death (Link)
• Saudi MOH: Corona Media Statements MOH: '10 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded' (Link) (Link)
• WHO concludes MERS-CoV mission in Saudi Arabia (Link)
• WHO: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update, May 7, 2014 (Link)
• WHO: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update, May 7, 2014 (Link)

Research
• Chinese scientists claim H7N9 treatment breakthrough (Link)

General
• CIDRAP: International polio spread triggers WHO emergency declaration (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: Lack of Jeddah MERS Transparency Raises Concerns (Link)
• Recombinomics: Did Jeddah MERS Sub-Clade Spread To Mecca? (Link)
• Recombinomics: Media Myth On Jeddah MERS Case Definition Change (Link)


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News Reports for May 6, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Mon May 05, 2014 at 23:13:45 PM EDT

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China
• CIDRAP: H7N9 sickens one, kills one in China (Link)
• ProMED: Avian influenza (59): China (SC) LPAI H5N6, human, 1st case, poultry (Link)
• Hong Kong CHP: Detection of avian influenza A(H5N6) virus from a patient in Sichuan closely monitored by DH (Link)
• Sichuan man dies in first human case of H5N6 bird flu (Link)

Indonesia
• Indonesian suspected to have died of MERS post-umrah (Link)

Jordan
• Jordan reports 4th Coronavirus death (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• CIDRAP: Saudis report 36 MERS cases in 3 days; UAE adds 4 (Link)
• KSA MOH: MOH: '7 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded' (Link) (Link)
• WHO: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update (Link)

United States
• CIDRAP: First US MERS patient doing well; contacts healthy so far (Link)
• WHO: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - update (Link)
• CDC: New CDC Study Compares Severity of Illness Caused by Flu A and B Viruses (Link)

Research
• New penguin flu found in Antarctica (H11N2) (Link)
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General
• CIDRAP: Chikungunya cases in the Caribbean approach 40,000 (Link)
• WHO: Ebola virus disease, West Africa - update (Link)

Commentary
• SCIENCE Insider: MERS: A Virologist's View From Saudi Arabia (Link)


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News Reports for February 23, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 23:56:37 PM EST

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China
• Guangdong Province: [2014-02-23]1 new confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza (translated) (Link)
• Zhejiang Province: Vice governor of Zhejiang steps up for his people, eats chicken amid H7N9 fears (Link)
• Hong Kong: Driver's flu death casts doubt on bus air quality (Link)

India
• ProMED: Avian influenza (27): India (OR) H5N1, crow, OIE (Link)

Indonesia
• 250 Chickens Died Suddenly in Sukabumi, Citizens Restless About Bird Flu Virus (translated) (Link)

Nigeria
• ProMED: Lassa fever - Nigeria (03): (OY) (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• MERS death toll reaches 61 in Saudi (Link)

South Korea
• New suspected cases raise concerns on spreading (H5N8) (Link)

United States
• Flu vaccine about 60 percent effective for all age groups (Link)

Vietnam
• ProMED: Avian influenza (26): Viet Nam, H5N1, spread, poultry, RFI (Link)

Research
• Flu jab may cut stroke risk by a quarter (Link)

General
• What is H7N9 bird flu? What is the pandemic risk? (Link)

Commentary
• Virology Down Under: Live bird market closures continue (Link)


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News Reports for November 11, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 15:49:00 PM EST

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Bangladesh
• DLS to launch bird flu vaccine test (Link)

India
• Karnataka: Chicken sales slump 60% in city after bird flu scare (Link)

United States
• KS: Flu hits Wichita--What you need to know (Link)
• UT: Influenza already hitting hard, so get vaccinated, officials urge (Link)


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