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November 22

News Reports For November 22

by: MaMa

Wed Nov 22, 2006 at 01:32:39 AM EST

Summary of News for 21 November 2006.

(From WHO as at 13 Nov - latest update)

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

NEJM

H5N1 Influenza — Continuing Evolution and Spread
Robert G. Webster, Ph.D., and Elena A. Govorkova, M.D., Ph.D.

There is no question that there will be another influenza pandemic someday. We simply don't know when it will occur or whether it will be caused by the H5N1 avian influenza virus. But given the number of cases of H5N1 influenza that have occurred in humans to date (251 as of late September 2006) and the rate of death of more than 50%, it would be prudent to develop robust plans for dealing with such a pandemic.

Indonesia Summary - Updated as of  11/19/06
Cases Discussed Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Total
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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News Reports for November 22, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 15, 2014 at 18:30:31 PM EST

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Guinea
•  Ebola crisis now 'stable' in Guinea, WHO says (Link)

Madagascar
•  CIDRAP: Plague outbreak in Madagascar sickens 119, kills 40 (Link)

Mali
•  Mali records new Ebola case, linked to dead nurse (Link)

Netherlands
•  Poultry cull continues in Netherlands as third case of avian flu found (Link)
•  Netherlands: Bird flu found on three more Dutch farms (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Saudi MOH Daily Press Release (Nov. 21 and Nov. 22
•  Saudi MOH: '1 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded' (Link)
•  WHO: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) (Link)

Sierra Leone
•  An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds (Link)

United States
•  CIDRAP: EV-D68 count reaches 1,121, possibly related polio-like illness adds 13 (Link)
•  Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now Get vaccinated (Link)

General
•  CIDRAP: Global leaders warn against Ebola complacency (Link)
•  Officials Revise Goals on Containing Ebola After Signs of Wider Exposure in Mali  (Link)
•  International Ebola fight helping but more work needed: U.N. chief (Link)
•  Ebola Docs Adopt New Tactics to Stop Epidemic (Link)
•  Flu shot 'back-boost' discovery may change the way vaccines are made (Link)
•  Mutation increases risk of [avian influenza] infections (Link)
•  Ebola - Health Security Headlines (Link)
•  ProMED Reports, November 21 & 22, 2014 (Link)
•  Ebola: The Executive Summary, 11/21 (Link)
•  Branswell: Worst case scenario is off the table, but where are Ebola numbers going?  (Link)
•  Science, Kai Kupferschmidt: A new phase in the Ebola war (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: H5N8 Spread In Europe Mimics H5N1 In 2005 (Link)
•  Avian Flu Diary: Nature Comms: Host Adaptation Of Avian Influenza Viruses  (Link
•  Avian Flu Diary: Germany & Japan Both Report H5N8 In Wild Birds (Link)


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News Reports for November 22, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 23:15:25 PM EST

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Qatar
• Qatar announces fourth MERS death (Link)
• MERS virus claims fourth victim in Qatar (Link)
• Second Qatar expat dies of MERS (Link)
• Qatar MOH: Qatar reports coronavirus fatality (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• CIDRAP: Saudi Arabia reports another fatal MERS-CoV case (Link)

United States
• CIDRAP: CDC reports on human metapneumovirus outbreaks in nursing homes (Link)
• WI: 25 flu cases confirmed in Wisconsin, including 15 hospitalizations (Link)

Research
• ProMED: Avian influenza, human (143): spatial/temporal analysis (Link)
• CIDRAP: Analysis of H7N9 reveals time and location clusters (Link)
• Scientists zero in on flu virus defences (Link)
• Research reveals details of how flu evolves to escape immunity (Link)
• Science Daily: How Flu Evolves to Escape Immunity (Link)
• Study: Platform Strategies for Rapid Response Against Emerging Coronaviruses: MERS-CoV Serologic and Antigenic Relationships in Vaccine Design (Link)

Commentary
• A virus spreads in Saudi Arabia, govt transparency becomes vital (Link)
• Avian Flu Diary: A Confusing MERS-CoV Report From Qatar (Link)
• Michael Ledeen: There's a Killer Flu Out There, and We're Not Prepared (Link)
• Maryn McKenna: Imagining the Post-Antibiotics Future (Link)
• Crofsblogs: WHO MERS update 12, November 22 (Link)


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News Reports for November 22, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 21:42:23 PM EST

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Canada
• Flu shot policy for health-care workers sparks backlash (Link)

United States
• CIDRAP: CDC reports jump in flu activity (Link)
• CIDRAP: FDA clears first cell-based flu vaccine (Link)
• CA: 1st influenza death reported this season (Link)

Research
• How tobacco could save our lives (Link)

General
• CIDRAP: WHO announces new reporting plan for human H5N1 cases (Link)
• Roche manuevers to cut off boycott of flu drug Tamiflu (Link)


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News Reports for November 22, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 00:18:38 AM EST

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India
•  Swine flu threat this year (Link)

Indonesia
•  Simulation of Avian Influenza Mitigation in Sam Ratulangi Airport (translated) (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Poor take-up in flu vaccinations prompts stark health warning (Link)

United States
•  IA: New Flu Strain Detected In Iowa (Link)
•  NV: Season's first flu case arrives in Reno area (Link)
•  SC: The flu arrives in South Carolina, health officials confirm (Link)

Research
•  Bioterror fears could block crucial flu research (Link)

General
•  Egypt & Indonesia Report H5N1 Outbreaks (Link)


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News Reports for November 22, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 20, 2010 at 22:26:48 PM EST

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Armenia
•  Public Information Services in Armenia: Forging Strong Relationships with Media by Communicating Results in Person (Link)

Australia
•  Swine flu outbreak denied at boarding school  (Link)

China
•  Hong Kong bird flu case appears isolated; patient recovers (Link)

India
•  18 days on ventilator, woman delivers baby  (Link)

Maldives
•  CCHDC alerts over a possible respiratory diseases outbreak (Link)

Pakistan
•  Seasonal birds fly in fears of bird flu with them (Link)

Philippines
•  Coast Guard put on alert for entry of bird flu virus (Link)
•  DENR to help monitor bird flu cases in migratory areas (Link)

Vietnam
•  No case of avian flu among humans since July (Link)

Commentary
•  Thanksgiving Roll Call - 2010 by Michael Coston - Avian Flu Diary (Link)


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News Reports for November 22, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Nov 20, 2009 at 22:52:15 PM EST

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Canada
•  Overuse of antivirals risking 'resistance' (Link)

Czech Republic
•  Confirmation of 5th death (Link)

Egypt
•  Egypt reports 10th death case of A/H1N1 flu (Link)

Greece
•  2 new deaths confirmed from H1N1 (Link)

India
•  2 more deaths confirmed in Rajasthan (Link)

Japan
•  Teenager Yamaguchi girl died Saturday of confirmed H1N1, 70th deceased (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Hajj pilgrims in Saudi unfazed by swine flu (Link)

Sri Lanka
•  Confirmation of 8 deaths, 260 patients with H1N1 so far (Link)
•  Polonnaruwa confirms surge of cases there (Link)

Ukraine
•  Panic over hundreds of flu deaths exploited by Ukraine's politicians (Link)

United States
•  NC: As state battles H1N1, syphilis cases rising (Link)
•  SC: 6 more deaths last week in South Carolina, 56 new cases (Link)

General
•  Can your doctor spot H1N1?  (Link)
•  NIH News: Immune System of Healthy Adults May Be Better Prepared Than Expected to Fight 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus (Link)

Commentary
•  Effect Measure: Trying to understand the Norwegian swine flu mutations (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Evidence on H1N1 D225G in Lung Cases in Norway and Ukraine (Link)


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News Reports for November 22

by: gardner

Sat Nov 22, 2008 at 01:47:00 AM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • Indonesia: 17 Makassar Bird flu suspects declared negative
  • UK - BBC Survivors - Return Of The Virus That Kills Millions
  • USA: Demand for nurses growing
  • USA - VT - Efforts help avert hard times - for now
  • UK - New fears over 'bird cold' virus  
  • USA - WA - Modern plagues share certain features with ancient ones  
  • Indonesia - Jakarta - Poultry markets major source of bird flu, govt says
  • USA - FL - Debate rages over need for vaccines  
  • New species of Ebola virus discovered
  • USA: Georgia Disaster Mental Health-New Site.
  • USA - Geospatial Dimensions of Emergency Response Symposium
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News Reports for November 22

by: gardner

Wed Nov 21, 2007 at 23:25:21 PM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • UK - Ministers urged to consider jabs for all to fight any pandemic
  • UK: Government unveils plans to fight future flu pandemic
  • Bird deaths in Yemen
  • Saudi fear and anxiety and preparations
  • National Pandemic vacine drill in Norway, heavy critics from scientists
  • Blurb in Chinese newspaper on H5N1 in Saudi Arabia
  • China: Xiangyang: outbreak controlled in 1/2 hour
  • Hong Kong: First bird this year
Summary of News for November 21, 2007
Saudi Arabia
•   21 people kept under bird flu watch (Link)
•   Saudi Arabia begins culling of chicken (Link)
•   Bird flu cases [in birds] registered in Saudi Arabia and Yemen (Link)
•   Saudi - Kingdom Culls 3.2m Birds to Stem Avian Flu (Link)
•   Shoura Council Calls for Quick Steps to Contain Bird Flu (Link)
•   SAUDI ARABIA - Ministry of Agriculture announces the execution of 3.5 million birds (Link)
•   SAUDI ARABIA - Ash Sharqiyah province: "6 inspection teams and communications suspicion of reach 176" (Link)
United Kingdom
•   UK: H5N1 avian flu: advice on talking to the media (Link)
•   UK - Fifth bird flu cull launched (Link)
•   UK - A further 68,000 birds are being slaughtered on a sixth farm (Link)
United States
•   USA (Colorado): Pandemic flu drill pushes [El Paso] county's resources 'beyond their limits' (Link)
Yemen
•   Yemen checks dead poultry for bird flu (Link)
•   YEMEN - Ministry of Agriculture: "Bird flu did not appear in Yemen at all so far"(?) (Link)
General
•   effect measure on WHO and Indonesia (Link)
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