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November 20

News Reports for November 20, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 15, 2014 at 18:29:53 PM EST

Reminder: Please do not post whole articles, just snippets and links. Thanks!

China
•  Hong Kong: Upper respiratory tract infection outbreak under CHP investigation (Link)

Egypt
•  Egypt Sees Second Bird Flu Death in Two Days (Link)

Germany
•  Source of highly contagious bird flu still unknown - German authorities (H5N8) (Link)

India
•  Advanced technology helped identify Ebola carrier (Link)
•  Doctors sweat over whether Ebola positive man spread virus (Link)

Liberia
•  Ebola Response Is Hampered By Infighting (Link)
•  Ebola crisis in Liberia: 'One in two workers now jobless' (Link)
•  Ebola Stokes Liberian Food Shortage as Farmers Eat Seeds (Link)
•  Science: A dose of reality (Link)

Mali
•  WHO: Mali records five Ebola deaths, five confirmed cases (Link)
•  Doctor becomes eighth person to die of Ebola in Mali Reuters (Link)

Netherlands
•  Dutch suspend poultry distribution again amid second bird flu outbreak (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  CIDRAP: MERS claims 2 more lives in Saudi Arabia, 1 in a new case (Link)
•  Saudi MOH Daily Press Release, Index Page Graphic Report, November 20, 2014 (Link)
•  Saudi MOH: '1 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded', no reccoveries, 1 death (Link)

Sierra Leone
•  Ebola spreading intensely in Sierra Leone as toll rises, says WHO (Link)
•  CIDRAP: WHO reports intense Ebola activity in large part of Sierra Leone (Link)
•  WHO: Ebola transmission 'intense' in Sierra Leone (Link)
•  How communities in Sierra Leone fought back Ebola (Link)

United States
•  Delaware has first flu-related death of season (Link)
•  Exclusive: U.S. to allow people from nations hit by Ebola to stay temporarily (Link)
•  CDC: Best Practices for Procuring Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola Response (Link)
•  Bedford-Stuyvesant man, recently returned to New York from Mali, being tested for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital (Link)

Research
•  Better Managing of Ebola Outbreaks? (Link)

General
•  OIE says European bird flu viruses similar to Korean one (H5N8) (Link)
•  Ebola Virus In Semen: Everything You Want to Know (Link)
•  Ebola's Economic Cost Re-Examined (Link)
•  Ebola spread remains intense in Sierra Leone, WHO reports Outbreaks in Guinea and Liberia appear to be driven by intense transmission in several key districts (Link)
•  The Untold Story of Orphans and Ebola (Link)
•  Ebola orphans now face stigma, stress (Link)
•  Don't worry about Ebola-but be very worried about flu (Link)
•  ProMED Reports, November, 20, 2014 (Link)
•  Science: Saving lives without new drugs (Link)
•  Ebola Deeply: Ebola: The Executive Summary, 11/20 (Link)
•  UPMC Center for Health Security - Health Security Headlines (Link)


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News Reports for November 20, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 23:14:46 PM EST

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China
• Hong Kong bans import of poultry products from Germany (Link)
• CIDRAP: Study - China's complex flu-season patterns pose challenges (Link)

Oman
• Origin of MERS virus in Oman being studied: MoH (Link)

Qatar
• Qatar announces heal infected patient (SK) and the death of another (Link)
• Expat in Qatar dies from Mers coronavirus (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• CIDRAP: Saudi Arabia reports 2 more MERS cases (Link)

United Kingdom
• Doctors urged to protect themselves against the flu (Link)

United States
• Last flu season took heavy toll in workplace, schools (Link)

Research
• Researchers suggest China consider national flu vaccination plan with staggered timing (Link)
• Saudi Arabia must be transparent to fight MERS virus (Link)

General
• MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (89): animal reservoir, camel susp (Link)
• ProMED: MERS-CoV - Eastern Mediterranean (88): Kuwait, WHO, Spain (Link)
• Don't mistake meningitis for flu during winter months (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: WHO Confusion On Spain MERS Hajj Cluster Raises Concerns (Link)
• Recombinomics: H1N1pdm09 Louisiana Tamiflu Resistance Cluster (Link)


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News Reports for November 20, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 21:41:45 PM EST

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Australia
• New South Wales: Bird flu cull completed in Hunter Valley (Link)

Egypt
• Researchers say H5N1 viruses in Egypt may pose special pandemic risk (Link)

India
• Maharashtra: Woman dies of H1N1 after delivery (Link)
• Andhra Pradesh: Swine Flu alert with dipping temperatures (Link)

United States
• Update: 1-FDA approves novel Novartis seasonal flu vaccine (Link)

Research
• Study Says Air Travel Restrictions Should be a Priority When New Flu Pandemic Begins Overseas (Link)

General
• CIDRAP: HHS to host international workshop on H5N1 research issues (United States) (Link)


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News Reports for November 20, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 00:17:57 AM EST

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Australia
•  Postvaccination fever rates in Australian kids differed by flu vaccine (Link)

China
•  ProMED: Influenza (68): Hong Kong swine-origin H3N2 reassortant (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Maine trH3N2 Sequence Matches Signal Human Transmission (Link)


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News Reports for November 20, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 13, 2010 at 20:43:03 PM EST

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Australia
•  Diseased imported bird destroyed (Link)

China
•  China says no sign of bird flu after HK case (Link)

Philippines
•  Coast Guard heightens bird flu alert for international vessels (Link)

Taiwan
•  JJ Lin hospitalised with virulent flu virus  (Link)

United States
•  CIDRAP: US flu activity shows slight rise  (Link)

General
•  Cumulative Number of Confirmed Human Cases of Avian Influenza A/(H5N1) Reported to WHO (Link)
•  ProMED: At a glance: the latest HPAI outbreaks for the period 1-31 Oct 2010 (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: PB1 E618D Signals Emerging trH3N2 Pandemic (Link)


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News Reports for November 20, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Nov 13, 2009 at 23:09:35 PM EST

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Albania
•  Health minister says Albania is close to swine flu epidemic (Link)

Belarus
•  Number of deaths from swine flu growing in Belarus (Link)

Canada
•  Batch of H1N1 vaccine pulled: Manitoba notices spike in severe allergic reactions (Link)
•  52 new deaths in past 3 days (Link)

China
•  WSJ: China Calls for Accurate Reporting from Officials on Spread of H1N1 (Link)

Denmark
•  Denmark reports two first swine flu deaths (Link)

Egypt
•  63 new cases of swine flu virus (Link)
•  Avian influenza - update 24  (Link)

France
•  Sixteen deaths related to swine flu in France in one week (Link)

Norway
•  Norwegian Dr.s find mutation in 3 fatalities(Link)
•  WHO assesses significance of H1N1 virus mutation in Norway (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  20 swine flu cases reported among pilgrims  (Link)

Serbia
•  326 cases of H1N1 in Serbia with 16 fatalities (Link)

Spain
•  Spain reports 115 deaths of A/H1N1 flu  (Link)

Turkey
•  Turkey confirms 93 deaths from H1N1 in total thus far (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Spread of Tamiflu resistant swine flu confirmed (Link)
•  Jersey: 'Negligence' claim over Tamiflu (Link)
•  Tamiflu-resistant swine flu spreads 'between patients' (Link)
•  Govt. probes transmission of drug-resistant swine flu (Link)

United States
•  US: Did U.S. make mistake in skipping vaccine additive? (Link)
•  CA: Flu-related deaths, hospitalizations slowing (Link)
•  IA: Iowa confirms 3 more deaths from H1N1, total now 24 (Link)
•  IL: Swine flu update: Illinois reports 9 new deaths  (Link)
•  NC: amiflu-resistant swine flu cluster reported in NC (Link)
•  NC: Tamiflu-resistant cluster in N. Carolina, 3 of 4 died (Link)
•  4 Duke patients have drug-resistant H1N1 (Link)
•  Rare Tamiflu-resistant swine flu cluster reported in U.S. (Link)
•  NE: Lincoln County death (Link)
•  OR: Tillamook teen dies of H1N1 complications  (Link)
•  OR: 1 new death, 15 new hospitalizations (Link)
•  PA: DOH Releases Music Video for Teens (Link)
•  PA: State taking heat for 'chaotic' flu shots (Link)
•  PA: Allegheny Co. Woman's Death Linked To H1N1 (Link)
•  TX: H1N1 cluster, one dead, one critical in ICU in Nacogdoches Hospital, Texas (Link)

Commentary
•  Opinion: The Great Flu Cover-up (Link)

General
•  Swine flu toll climbs by around 500: WHO (Link)
•  Tamiflu-Proof Flu? Not Much Yet (Link)


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News Reports for November 20, 2008

by: AlohaOR

Thu Nov 20, 2008 at 00:33:35 AM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • Indonesia says 17 in Sulawesi not infected with bird flu
  • Canada (ON): Spiritual support part of pandemic plan
  • US (PA): CDC lauds Indiana County's disaster preparedness efforts
  • Qatar University hosts avian flu forum
  • US (NH): Middle school tests flu pandemic preparedness
  • Japan: Bird lovers' feathers ruffled after being told not to feed migratory birds
  • UK: Avian influenza boost
  • Malaysia: Politician suggests banishing AI patients
  • US: Detecting influenza epidemics using search engine query data
  • US: Political appointments that affect flu preparedness
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News Reports for November 20

by: Nimbus

Tue Nov 20, 2007 at 01:10:17 AM EST

Summary of News for November 19, 2007
China
    •   China/mass production AI drug (Link)
India
    •   India bird flu free, says world body (Link)
Indonesia
    •   Bird flu eradication project in Tangerang (Link)
Qatar
    •   QATAR - More suspicious bird (duck?) death in/around Khor (Link)
Saudi Arabia
    •   UAE: Measures taken to meet bird flu threat (Link)
    •   Bird Flu In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Link)
    •   Bird flu hit the market in Riyadh (Link)
    •   Saudi Ministry of Agriculture declares state of emergency (Link)
UK
    •   Defra to announce second case of avian flu (Link)
    •   UK Confirms Deadly Bird Flu Virus At Second Farm (Link)
    •   Ministers urged to consider jabs for all to fight any pandemic (Link)
United States
    •   One Maryland county takes tough tack on vaccinations (Link)
    •   Bush Homeland Security Adviser Resigns (Link)
General
    •   Sinovac Provides Update in Pandemic Influenza Vaccines (H5N1) Phase II Clinical Trials (Link)
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News Reports For November 20

by: MaMa

Mon Nov 20, 2006 at 01:30:39 AM EST

( - promoted by pogge)

Summary of News for 19 November 2006.

(From WHO as at 13 Nov - latest update)

Total human cases worldwide 258, deaths 153 (2006 – 111 with 76 deaths)
 
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