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By Robert Herriman On Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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‘What’s new on Avian Flu Diary’ with blogger, Michael Coston

Bloggers who write about infectious diseases are usually so much better than what you get from the usual mainstream media–better research, great sources and great commentary because they actually understand More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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Hong Kong reports first H7N9 bird flu death in elderly Shenzhen man

In a follow-up to a report earlier this month, the 80-year-old Shenzhen, China man who contracted the H7N9 avian influenza virus in his home town, has died at a Hong Kong hospital Thursday, according to a Reuters More...

By Robert Herriman 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 Herriman On Monday, December 16th, 2013
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China confirms new human H7N9 bird flu case in Guangdong Province man

Chinese health officials are reporting a new human H7N9 avian influenza case in a man from Guangdong Province in south China, according to a PNA/Xinhua news report today. Image/CIA The patient is a 39-year-old More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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Drug-resistant H7N9 avian influenza retains its ability to replicate and cause severe illness

PRESS RELEASE Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reported that a virulent new strain of influenza – the virus that causes the flu – appears to retain its ability to cause serious disease More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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China reports two new human H7N9 bird flu cases in father and son-in-law from Zhejiang Province

Following on the heels of the two recent reports of imported human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in Hong Kong, the National Health and Family Planning Commission, China notified the World Health Organization More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, December 9th, 2013
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Emerging Bird Flu Strain Is Still Poorly Adapted for Infecting Humans: Scripps scientists

Avian influenza virus H7N9, which killed several dozen people in China earlier this year, has not yet acquired the changes needed to infect humans easily, according to a new study by scientists at The Scripps Research More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, December 6th, 2013
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Hong Kong reports second human H7N9 avian influenza case in 80-year-old man

Just a few days after the Hong Kong government confirmed it’s first human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in a Indonesian domestic worker, The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) More...

By Robert Herriman 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 Herriman 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 Herriman 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...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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China reports two new human H7N9 bird flu cases, brings total to 139

Chinese health officials have reported two additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, according to a World Health Organization update Nov. 6. These are the first More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 24th, 2013
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China reports new human H7N9 avian influenza case in Zhejiang man

The National Health and Family Planning Commission, China notified WHO of a new laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, according to a Global Alert and Response issued today. According More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
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China reports new H7N9 bird flu case, first case since August

The World Health Organization (WHO) was notified by Chinese authorities of a new laboratory confirmed case of human avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infections, according to a WHO update today. Under a high magnification, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, October 12th, 2013
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China: No new H7N9 bird flu cases reported since August

The National Health and Family Planning Commission in China reported Friday that the month of September was H7N9 avian influenza free, according to a Xinhua news report.   Under a high magnification, this negatively-stained More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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Government shutdown affects on the CDC, NIH: Tracking MERS, clinical trials

While we will continue receiving the mail and Social Security recipients will still receive their checks, the partial government shutdown due to a lapse in appropriations with affect federal health agencies ability More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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WHO advises on H7N9 strain for vaccine development

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended a specific strain of avian influenza A(H7N9) to be used in the development of a H7N9 vaccine for pandemic purposes, according to a statement Thursday. This negatively-stained More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
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H7N9 avian influenza vaccine candidate in clinical trials: NIH

Researchers at nine sites nationwide have begun testing in humans an investigational H7N9 avian influenza vaccine, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) news release today. This diagram depicts the More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 16th, 2013
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UN agency warns of H7N9 and H5N1 avian influenza reemerging in upcoming flu season

Despite being more prepared to respond to the lethal bird flu viruses, international are warning that the H7N9 and H5N1 avian influenza viruses could reemerge and be a major impact particularly with the upcoming More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, August 12th, 2013
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China reports 44th human H7N9 fatality

China has reported the 44th death due to  avian influenza A(H7N9) virus Monday, in a patient who tested positive for the virus on July 20, the Chinese news source, Xinhua reports. This diagram depicts the origins More...


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