Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2018-2019 northern hemisphere influenza season
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 23, 2018 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/influenza/vaccines/virus/recommendations/)
It is recommended that quadrivalent vaccines for use in the 2018-2019 northern hemisphere influenza season contain the following:
an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
an A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 ...
Important: New publications updated in F.I.C
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 14, 2017 from F.I.C
After the 5th wave of H7N9 in China, some previous cases´ epidemological/research reports have been published and released to the public. For those who are interested, F.I.C has provided the fulltext for ...
WHO: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus - China
submitted by kickingbird at May, 24, 2017 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/don/23-may-2017-ah7n9-china/en/)
On 13 May 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 23 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.Details ...
Reinforcing control efforts amid outbreak of avian influenza in China
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 21, 2017 from OIE/FAO (via http://www.oie.int/en/for-the-media/press-releases/detail/ar)
A resurgent outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza that can be lethal for humans underscores the need for robust and rapid detection and response systems at animal source. This would reduce the risk ...
WHO: Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus - China(Mutation, Risk accessment)
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 2, 2017 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/don/27-february-2017-ah7n9-china/en/)
On 18 February 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) reported to WHO the results of genetic sequencing on virus isolates from two previously reported cases of human ...
WHO: Analysis of recent scientific information on avian influenza A(H7N9) virus
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 11, 2017 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/influenza/human_animal_interface/avian_in)
10 February 2017
An increase in human infections with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus has been reported by China since October 20161. This document presents recent scientific findings on A(H7N9) ...
ECDC: Joint ECDC-WHO Flu News Europe Bulletin launched
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 11, 2014 from Flu News Europe (via http://www.flunewseurope.org/)
The Joint ECDC-WHO Flu News Europe Bulletin for this week has now been posted on FluNewsEurope.org website.
CIDRAP: WHO, CDC issue new H7N9 assessments and guidance
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 9, 2013 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/)
Though no new novel H7N9 avian flu cases have been reported since the end of May, response and preparedness activities are under way, with the World Health Organization (WHO) updating its risk assessment ...
WHO: China—WHO Joint Mission on Human Infection with Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Virus Mission Report
submitted by kickingbird at May, 20, 2013 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/influenza/human_animal_interface/influenz)
On 31 March 2013, in accordance with the International Health Regulations (2005) [IHR],the Government of China reported the detection of three cases of human infection with anovel influenza A(H7N9) virus ...
CIDRAP: WHO ponders preponderance of older men with H7N9
submitted by kickingbird at Apr, 24, 2013 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/)
In a new perspective article today, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the puzzling preponderance of older men among H7N9 influenza patients in China and suggested that studying ...
FAO animal flu reference center set up in Nothern China
submitted by kickingbird at Mar, 5, 2013 from Xinhua News Agency (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2013-03/04/c_132206)
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations on Monday designated an animal influenza lab in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province as a reference center for animal influenza.
WHO: Influenza update-Update number 160
submitted by kickingbird at May, 27, 2012 from WHO (via http://www.who.int:80/influenza/surveillance_monitoring/upda)
?The 2011-2012 influenza season is coming to an end in most northern temperate regions of the world. Countries in the southern hemisphere temperate zone are still at low or inter-seasonal levels, ...
China: HongKong FEHD releases latest results of influenza virus surveillance in pigs
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 15, 2012 from news.gov.hk (via http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201202/14/P201202140252.h)
The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) today (February 14) announced the latest round of results of the regular influenza ...
Influenza activity in the world
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 6, 2012 from EU CDC (via http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/influenza/epidemiologi)
Global surveillance systems
World Health Organization (WHO) - FluNetFluNet is the web-based data collection and reporting tool of the Global Influenza Surveillance Network (GISN). FluNet includes ...
Swine flu virus may be spreading between people
submitted by kickingbird at Jan, 8, 2012 from CBC news (via http://gougou.fqdaili.com/baidu.com.php?u=4d0952c471be39Oi8v)
A new strain of the swine flu virus called A(H3N2) may now be spreading through person-to-person contact, the Public Health Agency of Canada says.
The announcement comes after a number of warnings concerning ...
U.S.A: New CDC-Developed Diagnostic Lab Test for Flu Approved
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 3, 2011 from CDC (via http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2011/p0902_diag_lab.html)
A laboratory diagnostic kit to diagnose human infections with seasonal influenza viruses and novel influenza A viruses with pandemic potential has been authorized for use by Food and Drug Administration. ...
WHO: Evolution of H5N1 avian influenza virus does not increase risk to public health
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 2, 2011 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/influenza/human_animal_interface/avian_in)
WHO closely monitors the evolution of influenza viruses and is aware of recent reports of an H5N1 virus (described as H5N1 clade 22.214.171.124) circulating in poultry in parts of Asia. Based on available information, ...
FAO: Bird Flu rears its head again
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 30, 2011 from FAO (via http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/87196/icode/)
FAO today urged heightened readiness and surveillance against a possible major resurgence of the H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly Bird Flu virus ...
CIDRAP: Pending injury claims over 2009 H1N1 vaccine increase
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 16, 2010 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/)
The number of people who intend to submit claims that they were harmed by the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine has grown to 275 in recent months, but the procedures for processing the claims have not yet been ...
China: Tamiflu-resistant human swine influenza virus detected in HongKong
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 7, 2010 from CHP,HK SAR (via http://www.chp.gov.hk/en/view_content/21769.html)
The Department of Health's Public Health Laboratory Services Branch (PHLSB) today (September 3) detected a strain of human swine influenza (HSI) virus which was resistant to oseltamivir (Tamiflu). A department ...
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