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By Robert On Sunday, February 9th, 2014
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Egypt reports 38 H1N1 influenza deaths

The Egyptian Health Ministry confirmed 38 deaths related to the A/H1N1 virus, known as swine flu, including four physicians, since the beginning of last December, according to a Daily News Egypt report Sunday. Image/CIA In More...

By Robert On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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H5N1 avian influenza: First human case reported in Cambodia in 2014

After reporting 26 human H5N1 avian influenza cases in 2013, by far the most of any country, the Kingdom of Cambodia has announced their first case of the lethal bird flu on 2014, according to a Ministry of Health More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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Bird flu update: Five more human H7N9 avian influenza cases reported from China, HK bans poultry import from South Korea due to H5N8 bird flu outbreak

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification yesterday (January 29) of five additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Guangzhou More...

By Robert On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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South Korea culls over 600,000 birds in effort to slow spread of H5N8 avian flu

The South Korean government has begun much larger measures to get the H5N8 avian influenza (AI) outbreak, that began about two weeks ago, under control, according to a Korea Joongang Daily report Monday. Image/CIA A More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
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China’s Zhejiang Province reports an H7N9 avian flu case for the 15th straight day

Chinese health authorities have reported an additional six confirmed human H7N9 avian influenza cases today, five from  Zhejiang Province and one from Shanghai, according to a Xinhua report today. This negatively-stained More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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South Korea: H5N8 bird flu spreads to four farms

The outbreak of H5N8 avian influenza (AI) has spread to at least four farms in South Korea and officials fear the migration of birds may increase it’s spread, according to a Korea Joongang Daily report Wednesday. Authorities More...

By Robert On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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Vietnam announces human H5N1 avian influenza fatality

For the first time since April 2013, Vietnam is reporting a death due to infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus, according to a Xinhua report Monday. According to the report, the patient was a 52-year-old More...

By Robert On Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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China reports four new H7N9 avian influenza cases in Shanghai and Zhejiang

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification Friday(January 17) from the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of four additional human cases of More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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Seven more H7N9 avian influenza cases reported in China

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (January 16) received notification of seven additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Guangzhou (one case) and More...

By Robert On Saturday, January 11th, 2014
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China reports five more H7N9 avian influenza cases

The Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province reported two additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Guangzhou (one case) and Shenzhen (one case). This negatively-stained More...

By Robert On Friday, January 10th, 2014
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Six more H7N9 avian flu cases reported in China

The reports of new cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) out of China have been what seems endless today as at least six cases from four provinces were documented. The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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Canada’s Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, talks about H5N1 avian flu

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and Dr. Gregory Taylor, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer held a technical briefing yesterday afternoon to discuss the H5N1 avian influenza situation in Canada. Here More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
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China reports human H9N2 avian influenza case in Hunan boy

For the second time in less than a week, there is a report of a human case of H9N2 avian influenza. The China National Health and Family Planning Commission reported today a human case of avian influenza A(H9N2) More...

By Robert On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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The Top 10 Infectious Disease and Outbreak News stories of 2013

2013 was a year full of impactful infectious disease stories with outbreaks of diseases not before seen in humans, diseases seen in new parts of the planet and miracle stories of survivors. Drugs not approved in More...

By Robert On Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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H5N1 avian influenza in humans: By the numbers

With just two weeks left in 2013 and the release of the latest global statistics of avian influenza and affected areas yesterday, I thought we could look at human H5N1 bird flu by the numbers. Clearly, what stands More...

By Robert On Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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China reports human H7N9 bird flu case from Shenzhen, brings total reported from mainland to 144

The Health and Family Planning Commission (HFPC) of Guangdong Province announced Thursday of the confirmation of a new human case of avian influenza A(H7N9), according to a Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection More...

By Robert On Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
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China: Jiangxi woman dies from H10N8 avian influenza, first such case in humans

The China National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) has notified the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) today of  a case of human infection and fatality from avian influenza A(H10N8). photo More...

By Robert On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Philippines Dr. Tayag says country is still ‘bird flu free’

On the heels of the first confirmed human case of  avian influenza A(H7N9) in a Indonesian domestic worker in Hong Kong, Philippines Asst Secretary of Health, Dr. Eric Tayag said on Twitter Tuesday, the Philippines More...

By Robert On Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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Hong Kong confirms first human H7N9 avian influenza case in Indonesian domestic worker

The Hong Kong government has confirmed it’s first human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in a Indonesian domestic worker who traveled to Shenzhen last month. Hong Kong Image/CIA According to Secretary for More...

By Robert On Friday, November 29th, 2013
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China reports new H7N9 avian influenza case from Zhejiang Province, brings total to 140

A man from Zhejiang Province has become the latest confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, according to a Xinhua report Nov. 28. Under a high magnification, this negatively-stained More...


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