New bird flu strains blamed for S.E. Asia outbreaks
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 17, 2006 from Reuters (via http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=globalNe)
New strains of the H5N1 virus caused some of the fresh outbreaks of bird flu in Thailand and Laos and they appear to have spread from southern China, the Food and Agriculture Organization said on Thursday. ...
Asian countries made plans to join forces to fight the H5N1 virus
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 29, 2006 from Reuters (via http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=globalNe)
Asian countries hit by bird flu made plans on Friday to join forces to fight the H5N1 virus, which killed a teenager in Thailand and was found in chickens in Laos this week.
It was the first human case ...
WHO to observe Chinese tests on 2003 bird flu case
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 26, 2006 from Reuters (via http://today.reuters.com/News/newsArticle.aspx?type=globalNe)
China has invited UN experts to observe its tests to verify findings by eight Chinese scientists that a man who died in late 2003 contracted the H5N1 bird flu virus, the World Health Organization said ...
Launch of global early warning system for animal diseases transmissible to humans
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 26, 2006 from OIE (via http://www.oie.int/eng/press/en_060724.htm)
Geneva, Rome, Paris: A global early warning system for animal diseases transmissible to humans (zoonoses) was formally launched this week in WHO, Geneva by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), ...
Caribbean: conference on Avian flu
submitted by wanglh at Jul, 19, 2006 from Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (via http://www.cbc.bb/content/view/6475/45/)
Local and regional health and agricultural officials are meeting in Barbados to map out a preparedness and prevention plan for the avian pandemic influenza.The one-week meeting at the Sherbourne Conference ...
OFFLU Network on Avian Influenza
submitted by wanglh at Jul, 18, 2006 from Emerg Infect Dis, 2006 Aug (via http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol12no08/06-0380.htm)
OFFLU is the name of the network of avian influenza expertise inaugurated jointly in 2005 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Organisation for Animal Health. ...
Italy: a simulation exercise on avian influenza will take place this week
submitted by wanglh at Jul, 17, 2006 from OIE
Dr Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Health, Italy, informed the OIE that a simulation exercise on avian influenza will take place in his country from 18 to 21 July 2006.
Thailand puts 7 provinces on bird flu watch list
submitted by wanglh at Jul, 17, 2006 from Reuters (via http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=globalNe)
Thailand has stepped up bird flu surveillance in seven provinces for the hot, monsoon season when the virus could re-emerge, a senior government official said on Saturday.
"July is a risky month. Over ...
New York unveils bird flu emergency plan
submitted by wanglh at Jul, 11, 2006 from AFP (via http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060710/ts_alt_afp/healthfluusn)
New York officials unveiled an emergency response plan to limit the havoc a global flu pandemic might wreak on one of the world's densest, busiest cities.
The plan, drawn up by the Department of Health ...
China: Tests being conducted to confirm possible 2003 bird flu death
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 10, 2006 from Xinhua News Agency (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-07/10/content_4814409)
China is conducting lab tests to confirm whether a man died of bird flu in 2003, the Ministry of Health said on Monday.
A letter published by eight Chinese scientists in a June ...
China: Shenzhen removes emergency warning against human bird flu
submitted by kickingbird at Jul, 7, 2006 from Xinhua News Agency (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-07/07/content_4806070)
The municipal health bureau of the city of Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, removed the emergency warning against human bird flu on Friday.
The level of prevention ...
PAHO conducts Avian Influenza preparedness workshop in Grenada
submitted by wanglh at Jul, 7, 2006 from GBN (via http://www.klassicgrenada.com/index.pl/article?id=1841218)
The Pan American Health Organization is conducting a national workshop on Avian Influenza preparedness here this week.
The workshop which will be held on Thursday and Friday is designed to help the ...
Epidemiology of human H5N1 cases reported to WHO
submitted by wanglh at Jul, 1, 2006 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_06_30/en/print.html)
30 June 2006
This week’s issue of the Weekly Epidemiological Record, published online by WHO, sets out results from the first analysis of epidemiological data on all 205 laboratory-confirmed H5N1 cases ...
HongKong: adopt new alert system for flu pandemic
submitted by wanglh at Jun, 30, 2006 from Xinhua News Agency (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-06/29/content_4768311)
The Hong Kong Hospital Authority announced Thursday that a new alert system for influenza pandemic will be implemented from July 1 to replace the existing one.
The new ...
FIC User Manual: Submit News and Articles by yourself
submitted by wanglh at Jun, 28, 2006 from FIC
Dear Users of FIC,
The New FIC 4.0.0 Beta Version integrates the concept and technics of Web 2.0. Users are welcome and encourged to submit news and research papers by themselves.
China: 2005-2006 National Influenza Surveillance Work Summarize and MOH/WHO Influenza Surveillance Collaboration Annual Meeting
submitted by wanglh at Jun, 28, 2006 from MOH
The 2005-2006 National Influenza Surveillance Work Summarize and MOH/WHO Influenza Surveillance Collaboration Annual Meeting will take place in Lanzhou, Gansu Province on 30th, June.After the meeting, ...
Bird flu may have been mistaken for SARS
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 23, 2006 from Reuters (via http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=globalNe)
A Chinese man who died of pneumonia in 2003 and was at first classified as a SARS victim might have in fact died of avian influenza, Chinese researchers reported on Wednesday.But in a confusing development, ...
China May Had Human Bird Flu Infection Two Years Earlier Than Stated
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 23, 2006 from Medical News Today (via http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/healthnews.php?newsid=45733&)
China had its first case of human bird flu infection in 2003, not 2005 when the first case was officially reported to the World Health Organization, according to eight Chinese scientists who wrote to the ...
US trains foreign scientists in bird flu testing
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 20, 2006 from Reuters (via http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=globalNe)
Two dozen scientists from 19 countries will be trained this week by the U.S. Agriculture Department in diagnostic testing for bird flu, the department said on Monday.The one-week session at the National ...
China: Suspected case of Influenza A (H5) ruled out in HongKong
submitted by kickingbird at Jun, 19, 2006 from Xinhua News Agency (via http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-06/19/content_4716572)
Hong Kong North District Hospital (NDH) announced on Monday that a male patient was confirmed negative to Influenza A (H5). The patient is now being treated under isolation and is instable condition, ...
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