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November 23

News Reports for November 23, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 16, 2013 at 23:15:45 PM EST

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

Canada
• Influenza Activity Level by Provincial and Territorial Influenza Surveillance Regions Canada, November 10 to 16, 2013 (Week 46) (Link)

China
• Risk of H7N9 bird flu mounting in Guangdong: expert (Link)

India
• Gujarat: After SARS epidemic, Corona virus threat looms over Gujarat (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• Haj Ministry website in 7 languages (Link)

United States
• U.S. FDA approves Quebec-made bird flu vaccine for stockpile use only (Link)
• ProMED: Circovirus, feline - USA: (MI) susp  (Link)

Research
• Stuck on flu (Link)

General
• Lessons to be learned about influenza A, 4 years after the public alarm (Link)
• CIDRAP: WHO - Humans, animals both likely fueling MERS spread  (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: US H1N1pdm09 Tamiflu Resistance Increases (Link)
• Avian Flu Diary: CDC Research On Benefits Of Antivirals For Uncomplicated Influenza (Link)


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News Reports for November 23, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 21:42:41 PM EST

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India
• Karnataka: Helpline for H1N1 and Dengue launched in Karnataka (Link)

Sri Lanka
• No bird flu threat here (Link)

Taiwan
• H5N2 avian flu reported at chicken farm in Chiayi (Link)

United States
• AK: Thousands of Anchorage students to get free flu vaccines (Link)
• AZ: Coconino County reports first flu cases of season (Link)

Research
• Scientists Describe Elusive Replication Machinery of Flu Viruses (Link)
• Induction of cross-protection against influenza A virus by DNA prime-intranasal protein boost strategy based on nucleoprotein (Link)
• People worried about catching infections in public transport during flu season (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: 4th Betacornavirus Case Raises Pandemic Concerns (Link)
• Recombinomics: Betacornavirus Cluster Raises Pandemic Concerns (Link)
• Wired: WHO Announces Family Cluster Of Cases Of New Coronavirus (by Maryn McKenna) (Link)
• Crawford Kilian: More on the coronavirus patient in Germany (Link)


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News Reports for November 23, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 00:18:59 AM EST

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United States
•  IA: Iowa reports three novel swine-origin H3N2 cases (Link)

Research
•  H3N2 sequencing study sheds light on flu in East Africa (Link)

General
•  Scientists Brace for Media Storm Around Controversial Flu Studies (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Three trH3N2 Cases In Iowa Confirm Pandemic (Link)
•  Recombinomics: CDC's Definition of Swine Exposure For trH3N2 Cases (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Most United States Adolescent Influenza A Is trH3N2 (Link)


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News Reports for November 23, 2010

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 20, 2010 at 22:27:05 PM EST

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Canada
•  H1N1 impact on acute care hospitals more significant than originally thought (Link)

India
•  Two report negative for swine flu (Link)

United States
•  Pa. has 1st confirmed flu death of season (Link)

General
•  Flu: Bird Flu Falls Off the Radar, but Cases Show It's Still a Threat (Link)
•  Satellite tracking suggests wild birds may spread H5N1 in Asia (Link)

Research
•  Low-path H7 flu viruses tougher on turkeys than ducks, chickens (Link)
•  Plasmonic biosensor developed to detect live viruses (Link)


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News Reports for November 23, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Nov 20, 2009 at 22:52:32 PM EST

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Canada
•  Newfoundland confirms 8th death, 40 yr old woman from Labrador West (Link)
•  'Second week of November' had 'more deaths than entire spring' (Link)

China
•  Hong Kong SAR: Monitoring of human swine influenza virus (Link and link)
•  More than 20 mln people vaccinated against A/H1N1 flu in China (Link)

Costa Rica
•  Two More Swine Flu Deaths, Bringing Total to 40 (Link)

Maldives Islands
•  Maldives Islands confirm local H2H spread of H1N1, 1 death, 3 more cases (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Braving flu threat, Muslim faithful descend on Mecca (Link)

Sweden
•  Sweden confirms 14 swine flu deaths (Link)

Ukraine
•  D225G Swine flu mutation: Same receptor as 1918 Spanish flu pandemic found in Ukraine virus (Link)

United Kingdom
•  5yo boy dies from suspected swine flu (Link)

United States
•  H1N1 Briefing for Bloggers and Their Readers today 3:30 (Link)
•  US: New flu plant to open (Link)
•  US: Vaccine system remains antiquated (Link)
•  IA: Polk Coroner: H1N1 Deaths Understated (Link)
•  MA: 15 Needham firefighters, 32 others got wrong vaccine (Link)
•  ME: 7 Confirmed H1N1 Deaths In Maine (Link)
•  MI: In the news today: What's happening with H1N1 flu (Link)
•  OR: 3 new deaths, 7 new hospitalizations (Link)
•  PA: New Death on PA DOH Website 11.22.09 (Link)
•  SD: South Dakota confirms 12 yr old boy was 20th death from H1N1 (Link)

Uzbekistan
•  Border closed wtih Kazakhstan to all but citizens (Link)

General
•  ECDC situation report on outbreak of influenza A(H1N1) 23 Nov 2009 (Link)

Commentary
•  Effect Measure: Swine flu in China: no problem (Link)
•  Recombinomics: 1918 RBD D225G in Lung Cases (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Tamiflu Resistance in the United States (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Fatal H1N1 Cluster in Texas (Link)


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News Reports for November 23

by: gardner

Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 00:45:33 AM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • UK - Minister For Health Dawn Primarolo To Give Evidence To Lords Science Committee On Risks Of Flu Pandemic
  • USA - WA - Local view Nov. 23: Cuts to public health funding could prove lethal
  • Deadly new Ebola strain found
  • Qatar - Qatar University to conduct research on bird flu
  • USA - CO - Chicken debate is nationwide
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News Reports for November 23

by: gardner

Thu Nov 22, 2007 at 23:30:28 PM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • Saudi Arabia culls 3.5m birds over deadly flu
  • Flu scare brings bird selling business to halt
  • SAUDI ARABIA - Carrier-pigeons dying in Riyadh
  • UK - yesterday's parliamentry debate on pandemic proposals.
  • new UK National framework for pandemic flu
  • UK Consultation on pandemic influenza
  • UK: thousands more slaughtered in sixth farm
  • New Vaccine News out of China
  • Beijing University Professor:  bird flu a breakthrough in the study
  • Bird flu experts fork out thousands on luxury hotel
  • FDA Proposes to Update Tamiflu, Relenza Drug Labels
Summary of News for November 22, 2007
China
•   Xiangyang: outbreak controlled in 1/2 hour (Link)
•   Hong Kong: First bird this year (Link)
Norway
•   National Pandemic vaccine drill in Norway, heavy critics from scientists (Link and Link)
•   Norwegian scientist and member of national pandemic committee Olav Albert Christophersen is criticizing government for underestimating the danger. (Link)
Saudi Arabia
•   Saudi fear and anxiety and preparations (Link)
•   Blurb in Chinese newspaper re: Saudi Arabia (Link)
United Kingdom
•   UK - Ministers urged to consider jabs for all to fight any pandemic (Link and PDF Link)
•   More UK documents (Link and PDF Link)
•   UK: Government unveils plans to fight future flu pandemic (Link)
•   Pandemic flu drug order doubles (Link)
Yemen
•   Bird deaths in Yemen (Link)
General
•   A novel proposal to end the impasse about sharing virus samples (Link)
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News Reports For November 23

by: MaMa

Thu Nov 23, 2006 at 02:07:12 AM EST

Summary of News for 22 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.

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