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November 21

News Reports for November 21, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 15, 2014 at 18:30:13 PM EST

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

•  Egypt's hospitals on alert after two bird flu deaths (Link)

•  Guinea imam's trip to Mali exposes gaps in Ebola response (Link)
•  International Bandits in Guinea Steal Suspected Ebola Blood (Link)

•  Scientific American: A Day in the Life of an Ebola Worker (Link)

•  Doctor becomes eighth person to die of Ebola in Mali (Link)
•  Doctor who treated source of second Mali Ebola outbreak dies (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  CIDRAP: Fourth MERS case in Al-Kjarg in a week, 1 death in Taif (Link)
•  Saudi MOH Daily Press Release, Index Page Graphic Report, November 21, 2014 (Link)
•  Saudi MOH: 'No New Corona Cases Recorded', 1 recovery (Link)
•  Saudi Arabia tackles MERS virus, still hunting source (Link)

United States
• U.S. seeking ways to speed blood samples from remote areas for Ebola tests in Liberia  (Link)

•  CIDRAP: H10N7 detected in massive harbor seal die-off (Link)
•  CIDRAP: Study hints flu shot effects may last more than one season (Link)
•  Surprising Study of Human Immune Responses Could Lead to Better Flu Vaccines (Link)
•  Caltech researchers develop method to produce antibodies to fight flu (Link)

•  CIDRAP: Caribbean chikunguyna outbreak nears 900,000 cases (Link)
•  Outbreaks of H5N8 in Europe raise concerns in Post Soviet Union block (Link)
•  Ebola virus protein linked with severe inflammation, blood vessel leakage (Link)
•  Probing Ebola's deadly inflammatory effect (Link)
•  World Health Organization's Ebola Response Draws Criticism (Link)
•  Better Protective Suit Sought for Ebola Caregivers (Link)
•  WHO: Newest Ebola response roadmap - Situation report update 21 November 2014 (Link)
•  UPMC Center for Health Security - Health Security Headlines - Headlines: Nov. 20, 2014 (Link)
•  Ebola Deeply: Ebola - The Executive Summary, 11/21 (Link)

•  Recombinomics: Wild Bird H5N8 Transmission from Asia to Europe (Link)
•  Fighting Ebola in Liberia: The C.D.C. Director's View (Link)
•  Avian Flu Diary: `Dr. Tariq Madani: 97% Of #MERS Cases From Human-to-Human Transmission'  (Link)

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News Reports for November 21, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 23:15:07 PM EST

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• Hong Kong: Fatal case of invasive pneumococcal infection investigated (Link)
• Hong Kong: Two additional overseas cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome closely monitored by DH (Link)
• Expert - Guangdong appear next few months will significantly increase the risk of H7N9 (Link)
• China should consider national flu vaccine plan with staggered timing (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• Saudi MOH; new case: Health: infection status register (Corona) New in Riyadh (translated) (Link)

• ProMED: Yellow fever - Africa (26): Sudan, susp (Link)

United States
• TN: Flu season is stirring, so get a vaccine before holiday travel, doctors advise. Cases already seen in Nashville (Link)
• WI: Flu season striking early with 15 hospitalizations in state so far (Link)

• Amphotericin B: Anti-fungal drug 'makes flu worse' (Link)
• Fungus-fighting drug may make mild flu meaner (Link)
• DNA vaccine for MERS induces robust immune response in preclinical trial (Link)
• Twitter Could Tell You Where Flu Is Ramping Up, Study Suggests (Link)

• CIDRAP: Niger, Tanzania probe two unknown-illness outbreaks (Link)
• CIDRAP: WHO says global warming will increase infectious disease burden (Link)

• Recombinomics: Jeddah MERS Camel and Case Sequence Update (Link)
• Carl Zimmer: The Quest to End the Flu (Link)
• Avian Flu Diary: CMJ: Varied Clinical Presentations Of H7N9 (Link)

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News Reports for November 21, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 21:42:05 PM EST

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• New South Wales: Bird flu outbreak eradicated after cull (Link)

H5N1 strikes Bangladesh poultry farm (Link)

• Ontario: Influenza hits Brantford General Hospital (Link)

• UK: Funding into poultry viruses announced (Link)

• CIDRAP: FAO sees signs of decline in H5N1 outbreaks (Link)
• Flu vaccine effectiveness exaggerated, scientists claim (Link)
• How close are we to a global health disaster? (Link)

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News Reports for November 21, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 00:18:17 AM EST

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•  Finland braces for seasonal flu (Link)

•  Swine flu virus spread fastest in Delhi: Report (Link)

South Africa
•  Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu in South Africa (Link)

•  Malta flu conference comments spark bioterrorism alarm (Link)

•  Recombinomics: USDA Identifies First Novel Swine trH3N2 In New York (Link)
•  Recombinomics: First Novel Swine trH3N2 Raises Pandemic Concerns (Link)

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News Reports for November 21, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 20, 2010 at 22:26:34 PM EST

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•  Bird flu patient now in stable condition (Link)

•  Containing bird flu; Efforts to control avian influenza need to consider the importance of birds in Indonesians' lives (Link)

•  Airport mobilizes against bird flu (Link)

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News Reports for November 21, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Nov 20, 2009 at 22:51:58 PM EST

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•  Swine Flu: 11 New Cases Confirmed (Link)

•  Report: Glaxo pulling 170,000 H1N1 doses in Canada (Link)

•  Chile denies new wave of A/H1N1 flu outbreak (Link)

•  Don't hide H1H1 deaths, China warns (Link)
•  GSK To Manufacture Flu Treatment Relenza In China (Link)

Costa Rica
•  Costa Rica confirms 2 more deaths, now 40 dead from H1N1 (Link)

•  A/H1N1 flu deaths rise to 12 (Link)

•  10 new deaths confirmed, total at 553 (Link)
•  Chandigargh has 3 more cases, one doctor included (Link)

•  Kyrgyzstan Braces For Swine-Flu Outbreak (Link)

•  WHO Assesses H1N1 Virus Mutation In Norway  (Link)
•  Mutated H1N1 detected in Norway (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Saudi Arabia reports first H1N1 deaths among pilgrims (Link)

•  Kosovo: confirmation of 2nd death from H1N1 (Link)

•  Flu, respiratory infections kill 362 people, says Health Ministry (Link)
•  No mutated A/H1N1 virus in Ukraine (Link)
•  In Ukraine, H1N1 pandemic sets off panic and politicking (Link)
•  Up to 400 deaths reported (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Drug-Resistant Swine Flu Emerges In Wales  (Link)
•  Drug Resistant H1N1 Found In U.S., Britain  (Link)
•  18 more deaths last week, 180 in intensive care (Link)

United States
•  US: Potential Peak In US Swine Flu Cases (Link)
•  US: Seasonal flu vaccine protects against H1N1: Study (Link)
•  US: Swine Flu Declining in Some Parts of U.S. (Link)
•  AZ: 10th H1N1 death confirmed in Pima County, young child, 103 deaths total Arizona (Link)
•  CA: CT, Ultrasound Equivalent in Pediatric Pneumonia (Link)
•  CA: San Bernardino County 25th death from H1N1 (Link)
•  IA: Iowa confirms 3 more deaths, 24 total  (Link)
•  MA: Adult and a child under age 4 die of swine flu (Link)
•  MD: Maryland reports 11 more deaths from H1N1 total now 30 (Link)
•  OH: Ohio confirms another death in Wood County (Link)

•  Prevalence of Antibodies against Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus among Cullers and Poultry Workers in Ho Chi Minh City, 2005 (Link)

•  CDC: Flu Season Video/Audio Tools (Link)
•  Evolutionary Trends of A(H1N1) Influenza Virus Hemagglutinin Since 1918 (Link)
•  October batch of H1N1 vaccine recalled by manufacturer - GlaxoSmithKline reports side effect dangers (Link)
•  Swine flu vaccine effective despite mutations: experts (Link)

•  New research helps explain why bird flu has not caused a pandemic (Link)

•  Recombinomics: 1918 RBD D225G in Lung Cases in Ukraine and Norway (Link)

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News Reports for November 21

by: gardner

Thu Nov 20, 2008 at 23:15:01 PM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • Asahi, Japan: Panel: Close all schools once new-type flu is confirmed
  • Smuggled in Thai frozen chicken poses bird flu risk
  • ProMED: Dengue outbreak follows flooding
  • Regional Experts To Gather For Pacific Pandemic Task Force Meeting
  • Glaxo forms Chinese flu vaccine joint venture
  • USA - CA - Heavily used L.A. disaster plan gets overhaul
  • Philippines - PASG seizes China frozen goods in Valenzuela
  • If Avian Flu Hits, Look for Drop in U.S. Poultry Market
  • China: First Case of Tick-Borne Disease Spread
  • US (MN): Influenza pandemic could disrupt electricity
  • 100% H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance in Scotland
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News Reports for November 21

by: Nimbus

Wed Nov 21, 2007 at 00:37:35 AM EST

Summary of News for November 20, 2007
    •    Indonesia and U.S. square off at bf talks (Link)
    •    Thousands of chicken have died suddenly (Link)
Saudi Arabia
    •    474 poultry workers (cullers?) monitored for bf / none has tested pos (Link)
    •    Suspicious poultry deaths in Hafr al-Batin, Ash-Sharqiyah province (Link)
    •    Saudi policy -- not to vaccinate poultry (Link)
    •    Second Bird Flu Outbreak In Same Month (Link)
United States
    •    Flu vaccine to be given in order (Link)
    •    Pandemic Flu Vaccines Phase II Clinical Trials (Link)
    •    WHO hopes to resolve row on bird flu virus sharing (Link)
    •    Dr. Chan's Opening Speech at PIP-IGM (Link)
    •    More on WHO PIP- IGM meeting (Link)
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News Reports For November 21

by: MaMa

Tue Nov 21, 2006 at 02:07:56 AM EST

Summary of News for 20 November 2006.

(From WHO as at 13 Nov - latest update)

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

Indonesia Summary - Updated as of 11/19/06

Cases Discussed JunJulAug SepOctNovTotal
Died, no test results 2 2 4 3 7 3 21
Died, tested positive 4 3 2 3 3 1 16
Other tested positive 0 1 3 1 0 1 6
Symptoms, tests pending 4 2 46 38 30 5 125
Tested negative 0 6 26 19 11 2 64
Totals 10 14 81 64 51 12 232
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