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November 24

News Reports for November 24

by: gardner

Sat Nov 24, 2007 at 00:07:19 AM EST

New Stories for Today (Open this Diary to read more on these postings)
  • UN Expert Says World Unprepared for Avian Flu Pandemic
  • (Final) Day 4 of flu virus sharing summit: meeting ends in qualified success
  • Hong Kong finds egret with bird flu in city park
  • More on hand-held AI detector/Singapore
  • Mystery headline out of Saudi via Chinese news
  • Egypt vaccinating 70% of their birds
  • SAUDI ARABIA - Fifth poultry farm in Al-Kharj affected
  • BBC to remake Survivors
Summary of News for November 23, 2007
China
•   New Vaccine News out of China (Link)
•   Beijing University Professor:  bird flu a breakthrough in the study (Link)
Myanmar
•   Myanmar reports fresh bird flu outbreak: report (Link)
Saudi Arabia
•   Saudi Arabia culls 3.5m birds over deadly flu (Link)
•   SAUDI ARABIA - Carrier-pigeons dying in Riyadh (Link)
•   SAUDI ARABIA - Falcons reportedly positive for H5N1 (Link)
South Korea
•   SOUTH KOREA - H7 outbreak on duck farm (Link)
United Arab Emirates
•   Flu scare [in Saudi Arabia] brings bird selling business to halt (Link)
United Kingdom
•   UK - yesterday's parliamentary debate on pandemic proposals (Link)
•   new UK National framework for pandemic flu (Link)
•   UK Consultation on pandemic influenza (Link)
•   Bird flu experts fork out thousands on luxury hotel (Link)
•   UK: thousands more slaughtered in sixth farm (Link)
United States
•   FDA Proposes to Update Tamiflu, Relenza Drug Labels (Link)
•   Commercials airing that direct viewers to pandemicflu.gov (Link)
•   FDA Wants Warnings for Flu Drugs with Kids (Link)
General
•   WHO fails to reach deal on sharing bird flu virus (Link)
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News Reports for November 24, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sun Nov 23, 2014 at 20:27:23 PM EST

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China
•  Hong Kong: DH closely monitors additional MERS cases in KSA (Link)
•  Hong Kong: DH updates Ebola-affected areas (Link)

Egypt
•  Pregnant Egyptian woman dies of H1N1 swine flu: health ministry (Link)

India
•  Bird flu found in Kerala district (Link)
•  Steps to contain chances of human transmission (Link)
•  Kerala On Red Alert After 15,000 Ducks Die of Avian Influenza (Link)

Italy
•  Italian doctor contracts Ebola in Sierra Leon (Link)

Madagascar
•  World Health Organization warning on plague (Link)

Nigeria
•  How N1.9bn Ebola Fund was Spent (Link)

Thailand
•  Man with suspected Ebola on the run (Link)

General
•  Bird flu worries spread in Europe (Link)
•  Ebola: Guinea Stable While Mali Redoubles Efforts To Trace Contacts (Link)


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News Reports for November 24, 2013

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 23:52:11 PM EST

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India
• Haj Pilgrim Dies (Link)

Nepal
• 'Double the compensation for bird-flu victims' (Link)

United Kingdom
• People taking their own measures to reduce the risk of flu Brits are taking it into their own hands to reduce the risk of flu (Link)

Research
• Avian Influenza Virus H3 Hemagglutinin May Enable High Fitness of Novel Human Virus Reassortants (Link)
• Stuck On Flu (Link)
• How Flu Evolves to Escape Immunity (Link)

General
• ProMED: Undiagnosed febrile illness - Niger, Tanzania: RFI (Link)
• CIDRAP: Flu activity picks up slightly in southern US (Link)
• Japan, China,S.Korea to cooperate in public health (Link)


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News Reports for November 24, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 21:43:03 PM EST

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Canada
• Alberta: Alberta flu immunizing clinics to wrap up Saturday (Link)

United Kingdom
• Scotland: Health chiefs issue warning on flu jab uptake as Lothian wards feel pressure (Link)

Research
• United Kingdom: Do men and women experience flu differently? (Link)

General
• Four new cases of SARS-like virus found in Saudi, Qatar (Link)
• Second coronavirus death reported (Link)
• WHO: Novel coronavirus infection - update (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: Egypt H5N1 Matches In Fatal 2011 Cases Raise Concerns (Link)
• Recombinomics: WHO Suggests Broader Betacornavirus Testing (Link)
• Recombinomics: Betacornavirus Sequences in Saudi Arabia and Qatar Match (Link)
• Branswell: With little information shared, experts express concern about new coronavirus  (Link)
• Recombinomics: Renal Failure In Riyadh Betacornavirus Fatal Cluster (Link)
• Recombinomics: Disease Onset Gap Signals Betacornavirus H2H Transmission (Link)


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News Reports for November 24, 2011

by: NewsDiary

Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 00:19:23 AM EST

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United States
•  IA: Iowa Children With Novel Swine Flu Virus Spur Search for Possible Spread (Link)
•  IA: New flu virus in three Iowa kids raises concern about wider spread (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: 75% of US Sequenced Influenza A+ Under 10 Cases Are trH3N2 (Link)


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News Reports for November 24, 2010

by: NewsDiary

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

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Canada
•  15,000 Canadians were admitted to hospital with H1N1 last winter (Link)
•  Bird flu found at Manitoba turkey farm (Link)
•  Turkeys in RM of Rockwood test positive for form of bird flu, officials believe strain is non-deadly (Link)

China
•  China stresses importance of flu vaccine as winter approaches (Link)
•  Avian Influenza, Human (60): China (Hong Kong)(Link)
•  ProMED: Avian Influenza, Human (60): China (Link)

Indonesia
•  Indonesia Chosen for Flu Research (Link)

Philippines
•  No cause for alarm over bird flu -- mayor (Link)

Ukraine
•  The flu epidemic will come to Ukraine in two weeks (translated) (Link)

United States
•  First flu cases of season reported in Erie County (Link)
•  Flu season arrives in northern Arizona (Link)

Zimbabwe
•  Nearly 200 cases of swine flu reported (Link)


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News Reports for November 24, 2009

by: NewsDiary

Fri Nov 20, 2009 at 22:52:50 PM EST

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Canada
•  Vaccine allergic reaction prompts pulling of one lot (Link)
•  Saskatchewan has 2 more deaths, 11 total, 30 in ICU (Link)
•  Peterborough, Ontario man, 32, fights for his life (Link)
•  4 more deaths in BC, 34 total deaths so far (Link)
•  Health Canada says flu vaccine reactions an anomaly (Link)
•  2 new deaths confirmed last week in Nova Scotia (Link)
•  Alberta's H1N1 flu rate nearly double national average (Link)

China
•  Hong Kong reports another death case of influenza A/H1N1 (Link)

Egypt
•  Confirmation of 10th death, 140 in hospitals with H1N1 (Link)
•  Egypt reports 11th death case of A/H1N1 flu (Link)

India
•  Chandigarh confirms 2 more deaths, total now 6 (Link)
•  3 recent deaths bring total deaths in India to 558 (Link)

Morocco
•  Confirmation of 114 new cases of H1N1 (Link)

The Netherlands
•  Dutch queue for H1N1 jabs in blanket plan (Link)

Serbia
•  17 deaths and 344 cases (Link)

Turkey
•  Confirmation of 112 deaths thus far  (Link)

Ukraine
•  Ukraine Attacked by Super Flu (Link)

United Kingdom
•  More children 'than expected have had swine flu' (Link)

United States
•  US: ECMOs can save lives of some of the most severely ill (Link)
•  CA: San Diego confirms 8 more deaths, total in SD now 45 (Link)
•  IA: Iowa State produces and supplies only H1N1 vaxx for swine (Link)
•  KS: Kansas confirms 2 more deaths, 21 total (Link)
•  MI: Michigan confirms 54 deaths since April1  (Link)
•  MN: Minnesota adds 6 new confirmed deaths from H1N1, 35 total (Link and link)
•  NH: 25 yr old Dartmouth student died of H1N1 (Link)
•  NJ: Morris County man is state's 29th swine flu death (Link)
•  OR: 1 new death, 15 hospitalizations (Link)
•  RI: Rhode Island man 8th death since Sept. 1 from H1N1 (Link)
•  SD: "Healthy" 12 year old dies from H1N1 (Link and link)
•  TX: Mechanical rocking bed helped save a young mom's life (Link)
•  TX: San Patricio County confirms 2nd death from H1N1 (Link)
•  WV: Physician confirmed to have caught H1N1 TWICE (Link)

General News
•  Avian flu: WHO warns of resurgence (Link)
•  Science paper renews possibility of lab link (Link)

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News Reports for November 24

by: gardner

Sun Nov 23, 2008 at 23:19:31 PM EST

Open this diary to read today's news and to see a summary of yesterday's news.
New Stories for Today:
  • Recombinomics Commentary: H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance Reporting Delays in North America
  • USA - NH - Free flu clinic tests point of distribution center
  • Indonesia - Makassar stages first urban bird flu sim
  • USA - FDA approves GSK blood platelet therapy
  • USA - OH - Something fowl about proposed law
  • Recombionics: Makassar H5N1 Simulation Raises Pandemic Concerns
  • Effect Measure: Poultry monoculture?
  • Recombionics: Mild H5N1 Cluster in Indonesia Raises Pandemic Concerns
  • H5N1 Spread Across Java in Indonesia
  • Recombionics: Suspect H5N1 Case in Riau Indonesia
  • Recombionics:  Another Suspect H5N1 Case in Semarang Indonesia
  • Recombionics: Growth In Makassar H5N1 Cluster
  • UK - NHS seasonal flu awareness campaign
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News Reports For November 24

by: MaMa

Fri Nov 24, 2006 at 04:37:26 AM EST

Summary of News for 23 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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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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