Tag archive for ‘avian influenza H5N1’
By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 16th, 2018

‘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 The Dispatch On Friday, August 26th, 2016

Hillary Clinton Proposes Rapid Response Fund to Fight Pandemics, improve Public Health Infrastructure

Hillary Clinton released the following statement on her plans to bolster America’s public health infrastructure to deal with the new challenges facing our communities and our families, including a new Public Health More...

By Robert On Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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 On Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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 Robert On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

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 On Sunday, March 30th, 2014

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 On Monday, February 10th, 2014

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 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

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

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

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 The Dispatch On Monday, January 20th, 2014

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 Saturday, January 18th, 2014

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 Monday, January 13th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...



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