Tag archive for ‘bird flu outbreak’
By The Dispatch On Friday, December 14th, 2018

Smuggler caught trying to enter JFK airport with 70 live finches hidden in hair rollers

On December 8, 2018, U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agriculture Specialists at John F. Kennedy International Airport stopped an arriving passenger on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana.  During the course More...

By Robert On Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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 The Dispatch On Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Researchers at five sites receive NIH funding for influenza research

PRESS RELEASE Influenza scientists at five sites in the United States are to receive funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to collaborate with investigators around the globe More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 6th, 2014

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 On Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

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 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 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 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 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...

By Robert On Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

New human case of avian influenza H7N9 reported in Beijing: Hong Kong health officials report

After not reporting any human avian influenza H7N9 cases in China in three weeks, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) verified with the National Health and Family Planning Commission More...

By Robert On Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
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China confirms one more human H7N9 bird flu case in Jiangxi , brings total to 131

The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, bringing More...

By Robert On Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

China human H7N9 avian influenza death toll at 31, Taiwanese bird flu patient recovering

The Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission has reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) today of an additional two confirmed cases of human infection with H7N9 bird flu. Image/CIA According More...

By Robert On Monday, April 29th, 2013

China H7N9 bird flu outbreak grows to 126 cases, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urges vigilance against the virus

The Chinese  National Health and Family Planning Commission has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of addition confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), according to a WHO update April 29. With More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 28th, 2013

WHO reports six human H5N1 avian influenza cases during past six weeks

According to a World Health Organization (WHO) summary and assessment Friday, from March 12 to April 26, 2013, there were a total of six new laboratory confirmed human cases with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus More...

By Robert On Saturday, April 27th, 2013

CDC advises on travel to China as human bird flu expands, Use of antivirals for treating Avian Influenza A (H7N9)

The current case count of human avian influenza A(H7N9) is up to 119 in the China outbreak, according to a Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection (CHP) press release April 26. According to the CHP, the new cases More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 25th, 2013

China bird flu outbreak up to 109 cases, Taiwan continues prevention measures

The World Health Organization (WHO), in an update today reports that with the latest case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9), a Taiwanese man working in China, the total confirmed cases of the virus More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 21st, 2013

WHO: China H7N9 bird flu outbreak tops 100 cases, Taiwan still free of H7N9

The World Health Organization (WHO) was notified by Chinese authorities of more cases of laboratory-confirmed  human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, according to a WHO update today. Public domain More...

By Robert On Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Avian influenza H7N9 outbreak climbs to 95 cases as experts converge on China

Chinese health authorities have announced an additional four human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9), bring the total to 95, according to a Reuters report today. Image/CIA Three of the new cases were from Zhejiang More...

By Robert On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

WHO China H7N9 bird flu update: 82 confirmed cases, 17 deaths

Chinese health authorities have notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of 19 new confirmed cases of human H7N9 avian influenza from Zhejiang Province, Shanghai Municipality and Jiangsu Province, according More...



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