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By Robert On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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H5N1 bird flu outbreaks reported in Vietnam

Two provinces in Vietnam are reporting H5N1 bird flu outbreaks in poultry, affecting hundreds of birds, according to a Xinhua report today. photo wattpublishing www.WATTAgNet.com. via Flickr The report states that More...

By Robert On Monday, February 10th, 2014
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Vietnam on alert over measles, H7N9 avian influenza

With increases in travel, favorable weather and hundreds of cases already reported this year, the Vietnamese Health Ministry is telling provincial health departments to beef up measles prevention and quarantine 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 Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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China reports human H5N1 avian flu infection in Guangxi Province

The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Health Department reported today a confirmed human case of avian influenza (AI) A/H5N1 infection, according to a press release dated Feb. 1 (computer translated). According More...

By Robert On Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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Vietnam: Dong Thap woman is second H5N1 avian influenza fatality for 2014

A 60-year-old woman from Binh Thanh District, Dong Thap province, Vietnam has died from a confirmed case of influenza A/H5N1 infection, according to a Tuoi Tre report today (computer translated). H5N1 avian influenzaImage/CDC The More...

By Robert On Friday, January 31st, 2014
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China H7N9 avian influenza cases continue to mount, Sinovac Biotech files application to start H7N9 vaccine trials

The Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification yesterday (January 30) of seven additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Jiangmen More...

By Robert On Sunday, January 26th, 2014
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South Korea H5N8 avian flu update, virus spreads to chicken farm

On Saturday, Michael Coston, owner and writer for the website, Avian Flu Diary joined me on the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show to give an update on latest from the South Korean outbreak of H5N8 avian influenza.   Image/CIA This More...

By Robert On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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Mainland China H7N9 avian influenza cases top 220

Seven new human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported from China today bringing the total cases confirmed from the mainland to 221, according to a Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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Israeli company, BiondVax Pharmaceuticals say universal flu vaccine matches all six potentially pandemic flu strains

PRESS RELEASE Universal flu vaccine developer,  BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd announced Tuesday that they have completed a series of biological and other tests, comparing the vaccine elements and the elements 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 The Dispatch On Monday, January 20th, 2014
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H7N9 avian influenza: FAO calls on China’s neighbors to remain vigilant

PRESS RELEASE 20 January 2014, Rome – Human infections with the influenza A(H7N9) virus are on the rise again in China and the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities provide opportunity for further spread More...

By Robert On Sunday, January 19th, 2014
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What can travelers to China and other areas with H5N1 in poultry and wild birds do to protect themselves?

On the heels of the recent case of a Canadian woman who contracted H5N1 avian influenza in Beijing, China, and subsequently died of the infection upon return to Canada, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention More...

By Robert On Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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Talking bird flu, seasonal influenza, flu shots and India’s polio success with Dr. Vincent Racaniello

With influenza of all sorts– H5N1, H1N1 and H7N9, dominating the media recently, I decided to delve in a little deeper and try to clear up some questions “people watching the news” may have when More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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CDC advises health providers on H5N1 avian flu in new health advisory

Official CDC Health Advisory On January 8, 2014, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported the first confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus identified in North America. The patient More...

By Robert On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Two H7N9 human avian flu cases reported in Foshan City

The Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission Bulletin reports two confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza in Foshan City in central Guangdong province, according to a Ministry of More...

By Robert On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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H5N1 bird flu outbreak confirmed in China’s Hubei Province

The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced Monday an outbreak of H5N1 in poultry at a farm in China’s Hubei Province. photo wattpublishing www.WATTAgNet.com. via Flickr Chickens at a farm in Wanjia 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 9th, 2014
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CDC releases statement on Canadian H5N1 avian influenza case

In a follow-up to the imported H5N1 avian influeza death in Alberta, Canada, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the following statement Wednesday evening in response to the unusual More...

By Robert On Sunday, January 5th, 2014
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Vietnam government warns against eating tiet canh; H7N9 bird flu detected in goose meat sold in Guangzhou

Two Asian countries reported on different strains of avian influenza being a potential danger in food this weekend–Vietnam advised against eating tiet canh, or raw duck or goose blood soup during the Lunar 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...


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