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 ...
WHO: H1N1 in post-pandemic period
submitted by kickingbird at Aug, 10, 2010 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2010/h1n1_vpc)
The world is no longer in phase 6 of influenza pandemic alert. We are now moving into the post-pandemic period. The new H1N1 virus has largely run its course.
These are the views of members of the Emergency ...
Global Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 cases reach 225
submitted by kickingbird at Feb, 6, 2010 from CIDRAP (via http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/)
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that 225 cases of H1N1 flu with resistance to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) have been found worldwide, and resistant viruses have spread from person to person ...
First shipment of A/H1N1 flu equipment to arrive in Nepal
submitted by wanglh at Jan, 11, 2010 from People Daily (via http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/6865345.html)
The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing five sets of intensive care equipment for the treatment of pandemic influenza A/H1N1 flu to Nepal within the next 15 days, WHO Representative Dr. Nirmal ...
U.S.: State & Territorial Activities for National Influenza Vaccination Week
submitted by 2366 at Jan, 8, 2010 from CDC (via http://www.cdc.gov/flu/NIVW/activities.htm#state)
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A/H1N1 flu vaccine ruled out in two Chinese deaths: official
submitted by pub4world at Jan, 4, 2010 from People Daily (via http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/90880/6859223.html)
Chinese health officials have ruled out the China-made A/H1N1 flu vaccine in the causes of the deaths of two people who were inoculated in December, an official with the Ministry of Health said Monday.As ...
May take a year to conquer H1N1 flu pandemic - WHO
submitted by 2366 at Jan, 1, 2010 from Reuters (via http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LDE5BS13J.htm)
May WHO chief Chan says will take 6-12 months to conquer H1N1
* World not ready to combat H5N1 bird flu pandemic, she says
(Recasts after news conference with fresh quotes)
By Stephanie Nebehay
WHO: Comparing deaths from pandemic and seasonal influenza
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 23, 2009 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/briefing_20091)
22 DECEMBER 2009 | GENEVA -- Efforts to assess the severity of the H1N1 influenza pandemic sometimes compare numbers of confirmed deaths with those estimated for seasonal influenza, either nationally or ...
WHO: Oseltamivir resistance in immunocompromised hospital patients
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 15, 2009 from WHO (via http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/briefing_20091)
2 DECEMBER 2009 | GENEVA -- WHO has been informed of two recent clusters of patients infected with oseltamivir-resistant H1N1 viruses. Both clusters, detected in Wales, UK and North Carolina, USA, occurred ...
U.S.: Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) numbers double from previous CDC estimates
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 15, 2009 from InfectiousDiseaseNews (via http://infectiousdiseasenews.com/article/51348.aspx)
About 50 million people have become ill with influenza A (H1N1) since the pandemic’s onset seven months ago, CDC director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, said during the agency’s weekly influenza update, a substantial ...
Safety of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccines --- United States, October 1--November 24, 2009
submitted by kickingbird at Dec, 6, 2009 from MMWR Weekly, 2009 / 58(Early Release);1-6 (via http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm58e1204a1.htm)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed the first 2009 influenza A (H1N1) monovalent vaccines ("H1N1 vaccines") on September 15, 2009 (1). The H1N1 vaccines are available as a live, attenuated ...
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