Flu News Network


November 24, 2014

•  Hong Kong: DH closely monitors additional MERS cases in KSA (Link)
•  Hong Kong: DH updates Ebola-affected areas (Link)

•  Pregnant Egyptian woman dies of H1N1 swine flu: health ministry (Link)

•  Bird flu found in Kerala district (Link)
•  Steps to contain chances of human transmission (Link)
•  Kerala On Red Alert After 15,000 Ducks Die of Avian Influenza (Link)

•  Italian doctor contracts Ebola in Sierra Leon (Link)

•  World Health Organization warning on plague (Link)

•  How N1.9bn Ebola Fund was Spent (Link)

•  Man with suspected Ebola on the run (Link)

•  Bird flu worries spread in Europe (Link)
•  Ebola: Guinea Stable While Mali Redoubles Efforts To Trace Contacts (Link)

November 25, 2014

•  The plague arrived in the capital Antananarivo (Link)

•  Ebola In Mali: Eighth Person Tests Positive In Mali, Which Is Monitoring 271 People For Symptoms (Link)

•  First suspected Ebola patient dies in Pakistan: report (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  CIDRAP: Two new MERS-CoV cases in Taif bring Saudi total to 810 (Link)

•  CIDRAP: Flu-infection study notes early virus shedding, infrequent fevers (Link)

•  New Strain of Bird Flu Prompts a Warning for Farmers (Link)
•  CIDRAP: Caribbean chikungunya outbreak tops 900,000 cases (Link)

•  Recombinomics: H5 Confirmed In Dead Ducks In Kerala India - H5N8 Likely (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Japan H5N8 Matches Germany Netherlands England (Link)
•  We Don't Actually Know How Many Ebola Cases There Are (Link)

November 26, 2014

•  ProMED: Avian influenza, human (120): China (JS, XJ) H7N9, WHO conf (Link)

•  CIDRAP: MSF opens 2 cholera treatment centers in Haiti (Link)

•  Ebola has claimed only one Indian life: MEA (Link)

•  First Italian with Ebola takes trial drug (Link)

•  ProMED: Avian influenza (96): India (KL) H5N1, ducks, OIE (Link)
•  As bird flu spreads, shortage of preventive drugs a worry (Link)

•  ProMED: Plague - Madagascar (03) (Link)

•  CIDRAP: Mali Ebola transmission chain snares two more (Link)

Sierra Leone
•  Ebola workers in Sierra Leone dump bodies (Link)
•  Sierra Leone seeks U.S. military help to fight Ebola (Link)

•  ProMED: Die-off, seal - Europe (02): Sweden, influenza (Link)

United States
•  Ebola nurse wants refund from bridal shop she shut down (Link)

November 27, 2014

•  ProMED: Lassa fever - Benin (Link)

•  Hong Kong: China: DH updates Ebola-affected areas  (Link)

•  Guinea president backs use of force to eradicate Ebola (Link)

•  CIDRAP: Two H5 outbreaks in India, 1 case in wild duck in Germany (Link)
•  Avian flu in Kerala identified as H5N1  (Link)

Saudia Arabia
•  CIDRAP: Saudi Arabia reports new MERS case, names MERS leader (Link)
•  Saudi MOH Daily Press Release (Nov 26 and Nov 27)

Sierra Leone
•  Number of Ebola cases nears 16,000 as Sierra Leone loses ground, says WHO (Link)
•  Sierra Leone physician who treated Martin Salia is diagnosed with Ebola (Link)
•  Sierra Leone to Eclipse Liberia in Ebola Cases (Link)

United States
•  IL: Signs Indicate Flu Season Has Arrived  (Link)
•  Ebola aid worker returns to U.S. - and 21 days of anxious self-monitoring (Link)
•  Chicago Health department warns of increasing flu reports  (Link)
•   IND: Washington HS sanitized after possible H1N1 exposure (Link)

•  Scientists: 'Positive' results in 1st human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine (Link)
•  Ebola Vaccine Researchers Have Made A Breakthrough (Link)
•  UPMC Center for Health Security - Ebola - Health Security Headlines - Today's Headlines (Link)
•  ProMED Reports, November 26 & 27 (Link)

November 28, 2014

•  Notification of confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong (Link)

•  How world's worst Ebola outbreak began with one boy's death (Link)

•  Bird Flu: H5N1 Strain can be Transmitted to Humans (H5N1) (Link)
•  State Borders on Avian Flu Alert (Link)
•  Bird flu: Virus identified as H5N1, vigilance stepped up (Link)

•  Ebola Doctor Alarmed Over Male Survivors Infecting Partners (Link)

•  WHO Director-General visits Mali to bolster UN support to the Ebola outbreak (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Dr. Tashkandi Named Leader of MERS-CoV Control Team (Link)
•  Saudi MOH Daily Press Release, Index Page Graphic Report, November 28, 2014 (Link)

Sierra Leone
•  For many in Sierra Leone, Ebola care is a cruel mirage (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Two children being tested for Ebola (Link)

United States
•  CDC (US): What's new? (Link)

•  Science: U.S. urged to clarify extent of funding moratorium on risky virus research (Link)
•  Replication and Shedding of MERS-CoV in Upper Respiratory Tract of Inoculated Dromedary Camels (Link)

•  WHO, Latest Ebola response roadmap - Situation report - 26 November 2014 (Link)
•  ProMED Reports, November 27, 2014 (Link)
•  Ebola: The Executive Summary, 11/27 (Link)

•  Helen Branswell: NewLink, Merck enter deal on Ebola vaccine (Link)

November 29, 2014

•  Guangdong: New human case of H7N9 bird flu in China (Link)
•  China reports new human case of H7N9 bird flu (Link)

•  Ebola-free certificate must for people coming from some African nations: JP Nadda (Link)
•  '100 deaths daily': Bihar's killer pneumonia (Link)

•  Teams to Isolate Ebola Patients to Send to ETUs Set Up By MOH (Link)

•  Bamako announced the recovery of a sick Ebola 9:30 (Link)
•  No more Ebola cases in Mali after patient cured - president (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Saudi MOH Daily Press Release, Index Page Graphic Report, November 29, 2014 (Link)
•  MOH: '1 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded' (Link)

United States
•  AZ: Phoenix man tests negative for Ebola after complaining of sickness upon returning from Sierra Leone (Link)
•  In 'Disaster City,' Learning To Use Robots To Face Ebola (Link)
•  U.S. hospitals wary of caring for Ebola patients because of cost and stigma (Link)
•  Sheboygan, world were struck by 1918 flu epidemic (Link)
•  How to handle EV D-68, cold and flu season (Link)

•  The Secret to Tracking Ebola, MERS, and Flu? Sewers (Link)
•  Complete Genome Sequence of an H9N2 Influenza Virus Lethal to Chickens (Link)
•  Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention (Link)
•  MERS Coronavirus Neutralizing Antibodies in Camels, Eastern Africa, 1983-1997 (Link)

•  WHO says male Ebola survivors should abstain from sex (Link)
•  Epidemiological update: Outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa (Link)
•  A 15-Minute Test to Diagnose Ebola Is Going Into Use in West Africa (Link)
•  ProMED Reports, November 29, 2014 (Link)
•  Ebola Deeply: Ebola: The Executive Summary, 11/28 (Link)
•  WHO Ebola Roadmap; November 26, 2014 (Link)
•  Number of Ebola infections in west Africa  (Link)

•  Avian Flu Diary: Thanksgiving Roll Call 2014 (Link)
•  Avian Flu Diary: Saudi MOH: 1 MERS Case In Rafha  (Link)
•  Avian Flu Diary: Japan: H5N8 Detected In Izumi Crane (Link)

November 30, 2014

•  Bird Flu Scare Hits Kerala's Famed 'Duck Capital' (Link)

•  New flu virus hits Denmark Virus may cause temporary paralysis in children under five (Link)

•  Ebola-infected Italian doctor's health worsens (Link)
•  Italy Investigating 11 Deaths Possibly Linked to Flu Vaccine (Link)

•  In Liberia, Ebola Shifts From Cities To Villages (Link)

•  Ebola mission advises Pakistan to improve capacity to filter at-risk passengers (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Saudi MOH Daily Press Release, Index Page Graphic Report, November 30, 2014 (Link)

United States
•  Americans Identify Poor Hygiene-Related Office Behavior (Link)

•  Inhaled Ebola Vaccine Works In Monkeys: Study (Link)

•  WHO update sharply raises Ebola death toll to near 7,000 (Link)

•  Recombinomics: H5N8 Wild Birds Are Not Victims (Link)
•  On the Ebola frontline there is horror and happiness (Link)

December 1, 2014

•  Avian Flu Diary: Zhejiang Province Reports H7N9 Case (Link)

•  Three Egyptians die of bird flu, raising death toll to six (H5N1) (Link)

•  Avian flu outbreak in Kerala under control, humans test negative (H5N1) (Link)
•  Kerala: Bird flu at Chennithala (H5N1) (Link)
•  More than 200,000 birds culled in bird flu scare (H5N1) (Link)

•  Bird flu detected at fourth Dutch farm (H5N8) (Link)

Sierra Leone
•  Sierra Leone foreign Ebola relief operation criticised (Link)
•  Sierra Leone Will Become The Focus Of Ebola Volunteers (Link)
•  Ebola rages in Sierra Leone as UN misses curbing targets (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Chikungunya cases up in the UK in 2014 (Link)

•  Ebola crisis: Huge risk of spread - UN's Anthony Banbury (Link)
•  Finding the Ebola virus' vulnerable points (Link)
•  Flu vaccines fighting a moving target (Link)
•  Differences between flu and a cold (Link)

December 2, 2014

•  CIDRAP: China reports two more H7N9 cases (Link)

•  CIDRAP: H5N1 strikes 4, kills 3 in Egypt (Link)

•  CIDRAP: H5N1 confirmed in poultry outbreaks in India (Link)

•  Bird flu found in droppings of wild ducks in Netherlands (Link)
•  CIDRAP: Dutch officials confirm 4th H5N8 outbreak, H5 in wild ducks (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Saudi MOH Daily Press Release, Index Page Graphic Report, December 1, 2014:  (Link
•  Saudi MOH Daily Press Release, Graphic Report, December 2, 2014 (Link

Sierra Leone
•  America has stopped paying attention, but Ebola is still ravaging Sierra Leone  (Link)
•   Sierra Leone doctor who got Ebola is not relenting  (Link)

United States
•  HI: Deadly pig virus jumps to Hawaii, animal feed tested (Link
•  CIDRAP: US flu activity rises a bit; four pediatric deaths reported (Link
•  HHS announces 35 U.S. Ebola-ready treatment centers (Link)HHS announces 35 U.S. Ebola-ready treatment centers

•   The Virus Detectives: Sifting Through Genes in Search of Answers on Ebola  (Link)
•   No serious side effects in Merck/Newlink Ebola vaccine test  (Link)

•  Goals for Ebola treatment may not be met, U.N. says (Link
•  World Bank: Ebola batters Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone economies (Link
•  Watchdog's View: HHS inspector general talks Healthcare.gov, Ebola, Obamacare  (Link)
•  World's Ebola response slow, patchy and inadequate, Médecins sans Frontières says  (Link)
•   North Korea says U.S. created the Ebola outbreak  (Link)
•  Experimental Drugs and the Ethics of Fighting Ebola  (Link)
•  Creative and Time-Efficient Approaches to Curbing Ebola Are Necessary  (Link)

December 3, 2014

•  British Columbia: Bird flu kills thousands of birds near Canada, US border (Link

•  Nearly 1,000 black-headed gulls die in suspected poisoning (Link
•  H7N9 avian influenza cases reported in Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces (Link

•  Egypt steps up bird flu precautions (H5N1) (Link

•  Ghana's Noguchi Centre Investigates Another Suspected Ebola Case (Link

•  Kerala: Mass death of ducks in Kottayam (H5N1) (Link

•  Star statistician Hans Rosling takes on Ebola (Link
•  U.S. sailors see life and death in Ebola blood tests (Link

Saudi Arabia
•  CIDRAP: Saudi Arabia reports new MERS case as WHO confirms 18 (Link
•  Saudi MOH: '2 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded', Dec. 3, 2014 (Link
•  Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - Saudi Arabia Disease outbreak news 2 December 2014 (Link

United Kingdom
•  Association calls for decisive lockdowns in future AI outbreaks (Link
•  Tony Redmond: the NHS medic leading the fight against ebola (Link

United States
•  MA: Massachusetts hospital treating possible Ebola patient (Link
•  Report: Suspected Ebola Case At MGH Is Malaria (Link
•  Should Boston Worry About Ebola? An MGH Doctor Explains the Risk (Link
•  Dr. Nancy Snyderman on violating Ebola quarantine: 'I'm very sorry' (Link
•  At N.I.H., Obama Stresses Need to Keep Funding Fight Against Ebola (Link
•  Fact Sheet: Update on the Ebola Response (Link
•  Senate passes bill to prioritize Ebola treatments (Link
•  "What's New" [at the US CDC] Ebola 2014 West Africa Outbreak (Link

•  US: CIDRAP: CDC -- Link between polio-like illness and EV-D68 looks likely
•  Here's How to Remove Ebola Waste From a Hospital (Link
•  Discovery of potential drugs for human-infecting H7N9 virus containing R294K mutation (Link
•  Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention: Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research - December 15-16 (Link

•  CIDRAP: WHO: Flu activity increasing in Pacific islands, parts of the Americas (Link
•  CIDRAP: MSF pushes for more agile, hands-on approach to Ebola battle (Link
•  New Concerns Over Response to Ebola Crisis (Link
•  2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - Case Counts (Link
•  Ebola response roadmap - Situation report 3 December 2014 (Link
•  1 December 2014: virtual press briefing on Ebola (Link
•  ProMED Reports, December, 3, 2014 (Link
•  Ebola Deeply: Ebola: The Executive Summary, 12/03 (Link
•  Ebola Response: Where Are We Now? MSF Briefing Paper December 2014 (Link
•  UPMC Center for Health Security - Ebola - Health Security Headlines - Today's Headlines: December 2, 2014 (

December 4, 2014

•  China's Fujian reports human bird flu case (Link)
•  Novel triple reassortant H1N2 influenza viruses bearing six internal genes of the pandemic 2009/H1N1 influenza virus were detected in pigs in China (Link)
•  Attitudinal changes toward control measures in live poultry markets among the general public and live poultry traders, Guangzhou, China, January-February, 2014 (Link)
•  Local officials describe 40% H7N9 rate in Zhuhai samples as very dangerous (Link)

•  Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu, bringing total to seven (Link)

•  Charities Help Ebola Orphans Start Over (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Saudi Arabia reports two more MERS cases, one fatal (Link)
•  Saudi MOH: 'No New Corona Cases Recorded' , no recoveries, no deaths Dec. 4, 2014 (Link)

Sierra Leone
•  World Bank fast tracks Ebola aid as Sierra Leone calls for help (Link)
•  Stricken with Ebola, a family runs away from treatment - and into the jungle (Link)
•  11th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola (Link)

United States
•  US agency says flu shots may not be good match for 2014-15 (Link)
•  GA: Emory University Hospital monitors possible Ebola case (Link)
•  Ebola Waste Disposal: Nebraska's Strategy (Link)
•  MT: Missoula hospital no longer on list of Ebola treatment centers (Link)

•  Researchers assess risks regarding Ebola and pets (Link)
•  Ebola buster: booster vaccine starts first trials in Oxford (Link)
•  FDA: Some Ebola Patients Need To Get Placebo (Link)
•  Interfacing a Biosurveillance Portal and an International Network of Institutional Analysts to Detect Biological Threats (Link)

•  CIDRAP: Ebola cases top 17,000; activity still intense in Sierra Leone (Link)
•  CIDRAP: Chikungunya cases increase in French Polynesia, Colombia (Link)
•  Doctors Without Borders Chief: US Ebola Aid 'Insufficient' (Link)
•  What Ebola Is Teaching Us About Hard Trends (Link)
•  The First Attempt to Digitize Ebola Health Records (Link)
•  ProMED Reports, December 4, 2014 (Link)
•  UPMC Center for Health Security - Ebola - Health Security Headlines - Headlines: December 3, 2014 (Link)
•  Ebola Deeply: Ebola: The Executive Summary, 12/3 (Link)

•  Recombinomics:  More Farms Infected In Canada - H5N8 Increasingly Likely (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Egypt Confirms 7 H5N1 Cases In 3 Days (Link)
•  Ebola co-discoverer Piot criticizes WHO's 'slow' reaction (Link)
•  Ebola, Ethics, And The New Normal Of Scary Germs (Link)
•  Helen Branswell, Scientific America: Ebola Free-for-All Could Trigger Bad Science and Wasted Efforts (Link)
•  Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention: Toilet lids for infection prevention (Link)

December 15, 2014

•  Avian flu spreads to 10th B.C. farm; more than 50,000 birds infected (Link)

•  Kerala: Duck farmers to take birds to Assembly (Link)

South Korea
•  Bird flu season (Link)

•  The Possible Impact of Vaccination for Seasonal Influenza on Emergence of Pandemic Influenza via Reassortment (Link)
•  News, MERS-CoV, Research (Link)
•  Ebola virus may replicate in an exotic way (Link)

•  Chikungunya in the Americas tops 1 million cases one year after being introduced (Link)

•  Recombinomics: Fujian H5N2 Spread To Matsqui In Fraser Valley (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Novel Fujian H5N2 Reassortant In Fraser Valley Canada
Recombinomics Commentary (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Fujian H5N2 Flies Into Metro Vancouver SE (Link)

December 16, 2014

•  British Columbia: Fraser Valley avian flu outbreak spreads west to Langley (Link)

•  Two bird flu cases being treated in Egypt (Link)

•  Italy reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in Venice region (Link)

•  4,000 chickens culled after bird flu confirmed in Japan (Link)
•  Japanese PM Orders 'Thorough Measures' After First Bird Flu Outbreak in 8 Months (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Saudi MOH: '2 New Confirmed Corona Cases Recorded (Link)

Sierra Leone
•  CIDRAP: Sierra Leone announces holiday ban, response surge (Link)
•  Prison Watch Fears Ebola Spread in Correctional Centers (Link)
•  Minister Condemns WHO Report (Link)
•   Sierra Leone steps up Ebola effort  (Link)
•  Survivors cope with new Ebola after-effects  (Link)

•  Bird flu suspected in mass deaths of Scandinavian seals  (Link)
•   UK announced new support for children affected by Ebola (Link)

United States
•   Flu is dampening holiday spirit, infectious disease expert says  (Link)
•  CDC; Situation Update: Summary of Weekly FluView (Link)
•  UPMC Center for Health Security [University of Pittsburg Medical Center] - Health Security Headlines - Headlines: December 15, 2014  (Link)
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•  CIDRAP: Experts debate research pause, gain-of-function issues (Link)

•  Caribbean chikungunya outbreak surpasses 1 million cases (Link)
•  Here's How Much the Next Ebola Will Cost Us  (Link)
•  The Bird Flu Report: Daily News About Avian Influenza (Link)
•   ProMED Reports, December 16, 2014 (Link)

•  Recombinomics: Fujian H5N2 Confusion In Canada (Link)

December 17, 2014

•  Highly contagious bird flu identified in Germany (H5N8) (Link)

•  Hong Kong: Case of invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b infection under CHP investigation  (Link)
•  Avian flu returns more lethal  (Link)

•  Ebola Survivor Rick Sacra Returning to Fight Virus in Liberia  (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Saudi MOH: 'No New Corona Cases Recorded'  (Link)
•  WHO: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - Saudi Arabia  (Link)

Sierra Leone
•  Sierra Leone's crisis deepens as doctors die of Ebola  (Link)

United States
•  WA: Bird flu confirmed in wild birds in Whatcom County (H5N2 & H5N8)  (Link)
•  Officials finish sweep of federal labs, find handful of misplaced microbes (Link)
•  GA: Flu is here but might not look like flu  (Link)
•  GA: Flu forces entire school district to close  (Link)
• IA: Local teachers battling to keep classrooms and students flu-free  (Link)
•  CDC: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (Link)  

•  Bird flu suspected in Scandinavian seal deaths (H10N7) (Link)
• Kids coming down with the flu? Here's what to do  (Link)
•  WHO: EBOLA Situation summary Data published on 17 December 2014  (Link)
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•  The Bird Flu Report: Daily News About Avian Influenza (Link)
•  ProMED Reports, December 16-17, 2014 (Link)
•  Ebola: The Executive Summary, 12/16  (Link)
•  UPMC Center for Health Security - Health Security Headlines (Link)

•  Recombinomics: Fujian H5N2 & H5N8 in Wild Birds In Washington State (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Fujian H5N8 In Three Pet Falcons In Lynden Washington (Link)

December 18, 2014

•  Ninth Egyptian dies of H5N1 bird flu, Health Ministry says (Link)
•  CIDRAP: Egypt reports another H5N1 death  (Link)

•  Bird Flu Alert in Bhitarkanika (Link)
•  Avian flu hits Chandigarh (H5N1) (Link)

•  H5N8 Bird Flu Strain Reported in Italy (Link)

•  Local students become active Ebola case finders  (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  WHO confirms 11 recent Saudi MERS cases, 4 deaths  (Link)
•  Saudi MOH: 'No New Corona Cases Recorded, no recoveries, no deaths Dec. 18  (Link)

Sierra Leone
•  CIDRAP: Ebola total tops 18,000, with hints of slowing in Sierra Leone  (Link)
•  Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies  (Link)

United States
•  MI: Detroit-area hospitals calling this 'one of the most intense flu seasons in recent history  (Link)
•  MI: Flu season gets miserable start in metro Detroit  (Link)
•  Influenza walloping schools in South, Midwest   (Link)
•  CDC (US):The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home  (Link)

•  Who needs a hug? Anyone trying to ward off a cold this winter  (Link)
•  Researchers ferret out a flu clue  (Link)
•  There Are 53 Drugs That Could Treat Ebola  (Link)
•  How to create Ebola treatments from survivors' blood  (Link)

•  Rabobank: "Avian flu looks to shake up 2015" (Link)
•  The Bird Flu Report: Daily News About Avian Influenza  (Link)
•   ProMED Reports, December 17-18, 2014  (Link)
•  CDC: EbolaWest Africa Outbreak - "What's New"  (Link)
•  Ebola: The Executive Summary, 12/18  (Link)
•  UPMC Center for Health Security: Headlines  (Link)

•  Recombinomics: Fujian H5 Die-Off At Wiser Lake Washington (US) (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Fujian H5N8 Kills Four Pet Falcons In Lynden Washington (US) (Link)
•  Helen Branswell: Little-noticed law could mean big money for Ebola vaccine makers  (Link)
•  Avian Flu Diary, Michael Coston; new blog posts  (Link)

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