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By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 16th, 2018
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‘Invisible Killers’ highlights dangers of Influenza, Ebola, Smallpox: premieres on March 29

Viruses have shaped our health and our history, and, despite all the tools of modern medicine, they continue to kill millions of people every year. Influenza, smallpox, and Ebola are among the three most lethal More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, December 21st, 2014
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Egypt H5N1 avian flu cases rise to 20

With the addition of the newest case of human H5N1 avian influenza in a woman from Sohag governorate, this brings the total cases of the lethal zoonotic infection to 20 in Egypt, according to a Masrawy.com report More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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Ebola update: Historic outbreak continues spinning out of control, 100 new cases reported

The West Africa Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak has now nearly tripled the previous largest outbreak (Uganda 2000-2001, which had 425 cases) and it seems that it is truly out of control. This is rather unusual More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Puerto Rico declares chikungunya an epidemic, more than 200 cases reported

El Departamento de Salud in Puerto Rico has declared an epidemic of the chikungunya virus because it is new to the island, the population has no antibodies against it, and cases are concentrated in one region, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Janssen Announces License Agreement With Vertex for development of VX-787, a novel influenza A drug

PRESS RELEASE TITUSVILLE, NJ, July 18, 2014 – Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Vertex Pharmaceuticals for the worldwide development, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Indonesia reports second human H5N1 avian influenza case of 2014

A 33-year-old Jakarta man is reported as the second human case and fatality from H5N1 avian influenza in Indonesia this year, according to a Jakarta Post report today. H5N1 avian influenzaImage/CDC The virus was More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Haiti chikungunya numbers significantly higher than official PAHO tally

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) chikungunya statistics for the island of Haiti last June 6 seemed unusually low as the epidemic spreads across Hispaniola. PAHO reported some 12,000 cases last Friday, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, April 6th, 2014
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Egypt reports third H5N1 avian influenza case of 2014

A 86-year-old woman from the capital city of Damanhur in the Egyptian coastal governorate of Beheira is the latest human case of H5N1 avian influenza in the North African country, according to a EGYNews rport More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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Newshounds Unite!: Ebola, Heartland virus disease and Donald Trump with Coston and Crof

It was a fun airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show Saturday as I was joined by two of the premiere newshounds and infectious disease bloggers out there, Mike Coston, who runs Avian Flu Diary, and Crawford More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
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Egypt reports two human H5N1 avian influenza cases

Two people, an adult woman and a child, have tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza, according to a report in the Egypt Independent today. Image/CIA According to the report by Al-Masry Al-Youm,  “A 56-year-old More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 17th, 2014
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Cambodian girl is the ninth human H5N1 avian influenza case of 2014

The Cambodian Ministry of Health has reported an additional human case of H5N1 avian influenza in a 2-year-old girl. This is the ninth case reported in the kingdom this year, according to a  joint press release More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Libya reports first H5N1 bird flu outbreak on Tubruq farm

Libya has reported its first outbreak of Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) H5N1 on a farm in the port city of Tubruq (Tobruk) near the Egyptian border, according to Dr Abdunaser Dayhum, Director More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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Cambodia Ministry of Health releases details on new H5N1 avian influenza cases

In a follow-up to a story yesterday, the  Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the World Health Organization (WHO) put out a joint press release confirming and providing more details on the More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Two addition human H5N1 avian influenza cases reported, awaiting WHO confirmation

Two addition human H5N1 avian influenza cases, one fatal, are being “unofficially” reported in a Cambodian news source today.   H5N1 Avian InfluenzaImage/CDC The Phnom Penh Post says two children, an More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Cambodia reports sixth H5N1 avian influenza case

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia is reporting the sixth human H5N1 avian influenza case of 2014, a fatal case, in a Phnom Penh province child, according to a Joint Press Release From the More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Cambodia reports 4th and 5th H5N1 avian influenza cases in two female pre-teens

The Kingdom of Cambodia appears to be showing a continuation of the increased numbers of human H5N1 avian influenza from 2013, where they reported 26 cases. H5N1 avian influenzaImage/CDC The Cambodian Ministry of More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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H5N1 bird flu reported in 21 Vietnam provinces as H7N9 bird flu knocks on the door

The most recent number of Vietnamese provinces and cities affected by the current H5N1 bird flu outbreak is now 21, according to a Bernama report today. Image/CIA To date, some 64,000 birds have been culled due More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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China confirms new H5 avian influenza case, more H7N9 cases

China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission has announced a new human case of avian influenza A (H5) in Hunan province, according to a Hong Kong CHP news release today. Image/CIA The case was a More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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Cambodia reports third H5N1 avian influenza case of 2014

The Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia is reporting the third, confirmed human H5N1 avian influenza case of 2014 and the 50th case reported since the disease in humans was first seen in the country More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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H5N1 avian influenza: Cambodia reports first fatality of 2014

Just a week after reporting their first case of human H5N1 avian influenza (AI) in a five-year-old boy from Kampong Thom province, health officials have confirmed another case of the virus and this one was fatal, More...


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