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Columbia is reporting 50 cases of Influenza occuring within a period of a week, in one town.

From what we are hearing here it appears that this Influenza B strain appears to be highly contagous.

Red Alert in San Isidro town for 50 cases of influenza 11:01 am Monday, November 12, 2012 | 11:01 a.m.

In the town of San Isidro 50 cases have been reported influenza type B Febrile Acute Respiratory Syndrome called presented only in adults.

In Red Alert is the town of San Isidro, located an hour of Bagua, because in less than a week there have been 50 cases influenza type B Febrile Acute Respiratory Syndrome called presented only in adults.


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The World Health Organizations latest report of Influenza form araound the world as of the 12th of November 2012 is as follows.

Note should be made of the detection of a Tamiflu resistant case of H1N1 Swine Flu that has shown up in Singapore, which is very concerning nrews.

Influenza virus activity in the world
12 November 2012
Source: Laboratory confirmed data from the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS).

Based on FluNet reporting (as of 12 November 2012, 10:15 UTC), during weeks 42 to 43 (14/10/2012 to 27/10/2012), National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 98 countries, areas or territories reported data. The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 35 955 specimens. 1 654 were positive for influenza viruses, of which 969 (58.6%) were typed as influenza A and 685 (41.4%) as influenza B. Of the sub-typed influenza A viruses, 172 (22.3%) were influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and 601 (77.7%) were influenza A(H3N2). Of the characterized B viruses, 30 (58.8%) belong to the B-Yamagata lineage and 21 (41.2%) to the B-Victoria lineage.

Summary
During weeks 42 to 43, increased sporadic detections of influenza viruses have been reported from the northern hemisphere. Influenza activity remained low in the southern hemisphere. Globally, A(H3N2) viruses remain the predominant circulating subtype followed by influenza B and A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses.

Sporadic influenza activity continued to be reported from a few counties in the European region. Most of the viruses detected were influenza A(H3N2) with only a few A(H1N1)pdm09 and influenza B viruses identified.

In North America influenza activity remained low. In the United States of America, five states reported local outbreaks of influenza while the remainder of the country continued to report sporadic detections of influenza viruses. Low levels of influenza activity were reported from Canada. The predominant subtype reported in the region was A(H3N2) followed by influenza B viruses and A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses.

Influenza activity remained low in Asia. All three subtypes were detected throughout the region with influenza B viruses the predominant subtype. One case of oseltamivir resistant influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus was reported from Singapore.

In the African region, increased A(H3N2) activity was reported in Cameroon while Ethiopia reported increased detections of A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses. Sporadic influenza detections were reported from the remainder of the countries.

In Central and South America influenza activity continued to decrease. Influenza B viruses circulated throughout the region although at a lower level than previous weeks. Influenza A(H3N2) and A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses were reported from Costa Rica and Brazil while A(H3N2) and influenza B viruses co-circulated in Nicaragua.


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A Congress Leader from India has passed away after contracting H1N1 Swine Flu there.

Gujarat Congress leader dies of swine flu
Published: Monday, Nov 12, 2012, 22:08 IST
Place: Vadodara | Agency: PTI

A Bharuch-based Congress leader died of swine flu at a hospital here today, health officials said. Gambhirsinh Parmar, general secretary of the Congress Bharuch district unit, was undergoing treatment in a hospital at Bharuch for severe cold and lung congestion. When his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to a private hospital in the city a few days ago.

After he showed symptoms of swine flu, his blood samples were sent for testing to a laboratory where it was found to be positive, the officials said.

Thereafter, he was shifted to the government-run SSG Hospital, where he succumbed to H1N1 influenza, they said


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From Hong Kong we have their latest report of Influenza activity for the period from the 28th of October to the 3rd of November, which is at baseline levels.

In week 44 the number of influenza viruses detected in the Public Health Laboratory Centre was 9, including 5 influenza A (H3) viruses, 2A (H1N1)2009 viruses and 2 influenza B viruses.

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For those interested, the Health Protection Agency in the UK has recently published their Strategic Framework for managing a pandemic outbreak in their area of responsibility.

This is lengthy 58 page document but it is a very comprehensive look at what is involved for an organization who has direct responsibility to the community to be adequately prepared for such a situation.

Highly recommended reading.

HPA Pandemic Influenza Strategic Framework: October 2012

HPA Pandemic Influenza Strategic Framework
The HPA’s strategic roles and actions for preparation and response to an influenza pandemic


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Though not directly related to H5N1 Avian Influenza, we regularly hear of the problems that the Vietmanese authorities experience with this disease.

It is likely for many of us to think that those authorities arent really trying.

This next article indicates the underlying sensitivies that those authorities do have towards to safety of their community and the works that they are undertaking to protect their peoples.

Monday, Nov 12, 2012, Posted at: 12:34(GMT+7)

Strict penalty on acts of food violation

The fine amount willincrease for those using unlisted or toxic ingredients to prepare food items
A new law issued by the government recently specifies a very strict maximum penalty fine of VND100 million for anyone indulging in acts of food safety violation.

The law will however cover various levels of such acts with different amounts of penalty fines. Food violators can face revocation of food safety certificates and supervisors will have the authority to seize food samples and related facilities.

Those who use unmarked meats and excessive amounts of unsafe ingredients will be fined VND3-5 million.


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Hi all hi

I am so happy that Arkay has kept on with this thread and is providing us with real information.

Keep your eyes open people and your ear to the ground, so much is being thrown around and distracting us that it will be easy to miss something like this til it is too late.

THANK YOU ARKAY!!!

band - their playing your fav song dedicated in your honour.




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Thank you MsTreeChick,

as far as this thread goes, well I guess its what I do, BUT, its everyones thread as I have so often said before.

I would like to think that if for some reason or another, like taking a break overseas next year for a few weeks, that this work would carry on .

This is what is planned, so as always, please come forward with any and all things that are appropriate and post away.

I do know that this is read by many and sometimes some of those readers drop a word of acknowledgement just to let us know that they are there and that is definately appreciated too.

Its also great to hear from you again too MzTreeChick.

Best wishes to you especially, but to all others as well.

cheers

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News today from India is reporting another two fatalities from H1N1 Swine Flu.

Unfortunately it does appear that this is a steadily increasing situation there.

All we can hope for is that this outbreak doesent manage to get completely out of hand and get to epidemic proportions there.

Two more H1N1 deaths in Coimbatore, taking toll to nine

COIMBATORE: Two more H1N1 deaths were reported in the city on Wednesday taking the total death toll to nine since January 2012.

A 40-year-old woman who tested positive for H1N1 was referred to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital from Udumalpet, but breathed her last at the isolation ward of the government hospital early on Wednesday morning.

A 28-year-old woman staying near Singanallur was declared dead at a private hospital in the city where she was tested and found to be infected with H1N1 virus.


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Im posting the headline to another article that is heralding the early arrival of influenza this year and again promoting flu vaccinations.

If readers choose to follow the link, then after the article there are several "comments" from readers there that relate to that article.

Some of those comments are worth the time to read, hence my posting the link.

Confirmed influenza cases could mean early arrival of flu season in London

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Best wishes Arkay.......David


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Best wishes Arkay.......David


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Thanks David, its good to see you here still.

Best wishes and Im sure that link you provided will be appreciated by MzTreeChick too.

You are obviously a very caring person, which makes having you here a special thing indeed.

cheers

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Sorry for the slow postings today folks.

Ive been having an issue with an article that I wanted to post but every time I attempt to go to that page it freezes all my browsers and Im forced to start from scratch, which is time wasting, so Ill skip that story and move on.

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France has made its first influenza report for this season and is translated as follows.

> Monitoring of severe cases of influenza admitted to the ICU

Since 1 November 2012, date of resumption of monitoring, five severe cases have been reported

: 1 Northern Region 1 in Pays de la Loire and 3 in Ile-de-France.

They concerned all infections associated with influenza A 2 A (H1N1) pdm09, one A (H3N2)
A 2 virus unsubtyped.
Their ages ranged from 6 to 83 years and with the exception of one case, all had risk factors
influenza complicated.

In addition, 4 patients returning from Mecca were hospitalized. They were reported to InVS
with suspected coronavirus infection. Virological specimens confirmed a diagnosis
flu for 3 of the 4 patients (2 influenza A (H1N1) and 1 pdm09 A (H3N2)) and reversed the presence
coronavirus.


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News from Egypt of fears of an H5N1 avian flu outbreak in poulty farms is causing concern, which is reported in this translated article.

Fears of an outbreak of bird flu at farms Suhajtaliqat:

Posted on: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 1:25 PM
Last Updated: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 1:25 PM

Mohammed Abdul Majeed
A state of fear and panic has dealt owners of poultry farms in Sohag, and private centers in Tema and Balyana, following the deaths of large numbers of poultry exceeded 6 thousand chickens, in 5 farms, at the level of the two centers.

The owners of these farms have complained of neglect of Veterinary Medicine, for follow-up and care, stressing that they are forced to perform acts of treatment and periodic follow-up on their own, as a result of the absence of veterinary role in Sohag.


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Sorry for the slow postings today folks.

Ive been having an issue with an article that I wanted to post but every time I attempt to go to that page it freezes all my browsers and Im forced to start from scratch, which is time wasting, so Ill skip that story and move on.

arkay
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Thats what THEY want you to do...


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Best wishes Arkay.......David


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Hi David,

Of course I appreciate any info supplied.

cheer




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Sorry for the slow postings today folks.

Ive been having an issue with an article that I wanted to post but every time I attempt to go to that page it freezes all my browsers and Im forced to start from scratch, which is time wasting, so Ill skip that story and move on.

arkay
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Thats what THEY want you to do...


secrets




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HeHe, yep, youre on it as usual, Hi MzTreeChick.

cheers again

arkay
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It isnt often that we are able to get much news out of Indonesia.

They seem to want to isolate themselves from the rest of the world in relation to anything to do with H5N1 avian influenza, but this next article reveals that they continue to battle with H5N1 avian influenza.

More alarmingly is the information in this article about "apparently healthy birds" from within sick flocks being rapidly removed and sold off.

When governments go down the road of secrecy and denial these are the sorts of practices that are bound to eventuate from within affected communities, most likely a result of far too little information being made available because of the general secrecy adopted by authorities.

This all just adds to the hugely increased risk for H2H cross contamination with the eventual potential to allow the few mutations that are needed for H5N1 avian influenza to become a world wide pandemic.

Obviously these practices that Indonesia has adopted must be condemed for the potential danger they pose to the whole worlds population.

HOME | Homeland Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hundreds Dead Chickens, Dinkes Magelang Anticipation of Bird Flu
Author: Tosiani | Tuesday, November 13, 2012
MAGELANG - MICOM: At least five of the hundreds of village chickens that died suddenly in Hamlet Seloiring, Jumoyo Village, District Salam, Magelang regency, Central Java, identified due to bird flu.

Village Chief Jumoyo, Sungkono, said this incident has been going on for two weeks. "Previously, the number of population in the hamlet Seloiring chicken reaches about 200 birds. Half of sudden death, and dozens of others were still healthy tail immediately sold," he said on Tuesday (13/11).

Following the incident, residents of the village government to comply with the advice to not eat the chicken. But burning and burying dead chickens.


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Our good friends at the Health Protection Agency in the UK have published the full genome sequence for the novel coronavirus recently detected in Saudi Arabia.

Hi UK anon, I guess you are still tied up with work commitments, but still thinking of you.

cheers

arkay.

HPA publishes whole genome sequence from the UK case of novel coronavirus
13 November 2012

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has today published the completed whole genome sequence from the UK case of confirmed novel coronavirus, which was diagnosed on 22 September 2012. The patient continues to receive treatment in a London hospital.



Today’s publication of the full genome sequence will enable scientists to see how closely the UK case is linked to the first case of confirmed novel coronavirus, which was diagnosed in a patient from Saudi Arabia in June, and who subsequently died.

Analysis of the variation in the genomic sequences, coupled with the three month gap between patients infected with this coronavirus, indicate that there are probably independent sources of infection. Genomic analysis also indicates that the closest relative to this coronavirus was a bat virus identified in 2008 in the Netherlands.

Professor Maria Zambon, director of HPA’s reference microbiology services, said: “We are very pleased to be able to share the completed whole genome sequence data with the scientific community. It has been very technically challenging to try to recover and piece together an entire virus from miniscule amounts of material. However, understanding more about the diversity of virus will help with efforts to determine its origin as well as to develop strategies for treatment and prevention, such as vaccine development, should further cases emerge.

“There have been huge technological leaps since viruses such as H5N1 and SARS were discovered 10-15 years ago. The speed of response is a testament to the lessons learnt by the scientific and health community after SARS. Rapid disclosure of data enables diverse groups of scientists to study the virus in real time to help with the global health response, and HPA are pleased to contribute to that.”

There has been one further case of novel coronavirus infection identified in Saudi Arbia since the UK case was diagnosed in September which brings the total reported globally to three cases. No travel restrictions are in place but people returning from the Middle East with severe respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath, should seek medical advice and mention which countries they have visited.

Professor Zambon continued: “With the close of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, we anticipate that there may be a small number of returning travellers to the UK who require investigation as possible cases of novel coronavirus, and we are fully prepared for this.

“The HPA has also contributed senior medical staff to World Health Organization missions to Qatar and Saudi Arabia to assist in the ongoing investigations in these countries, and is providing scientific assistance to several countries in the region.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:
1.The full genome sequence data has been published on the HPA website.
2.The partial genetic data and diagnostic information was published on the HPA’s website for the scientific community to use freely from 25 September 2012.
3.A suite of information has also been produced by the HPA for health professionals.
4.Advice for travellers, including Hajj pilgrims, is available from the National Travel Health and Network Centre (NaTHNaC) [external link]
5.The Health Protection Agency is an independent UK organisation that was set up by the government in 2003 to protect the public from threats to their health from infectious diseases and environmental hazards. In April 2013 the Health Protection Agency will become part of a new organisation called Public Health England, an executive agency of the Department of Health. To find out more, visit our website: www.hpa.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @HPAuk.
6.For more information please contact the national HPA press office at Colindale on 0208 327 7901 or email colindale-pressoffice@hpa.org.uk. Out of hours the duty press officer can be contacted on 0208 200 4400.


Last reviewed: 13 November 2012


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A new report of a fresh outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza in chickens in Bhutan has been lodged with the World Organization for Animal Health.

Information received on 25/10/2012 from Dr Karma Dukpa, Director General, Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, THIMPHU, Bhutan

SummaryReport type Follow-up report No. 7
Date of start of the event 30/12/2011
Date of pre-confirmation of the event 08/01/2012
Report date 25/10/2012
Date submitted to OIE 25/10/2012
Reason for notification Reoccurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 25/03/2010
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus
Serotype H5N1
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (advanced)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (09/01/2012)
Follow-up report No. 1 (17/01/2012)
Follow-up report No. 2 (18/01/2012)
Follow-up report No. 3 (01/03/2012)
Follow-up report No. 4 (02/03/2012)
Follow-up report No. 5 (09/03/2012)
Follow-up report No. 6 (20/04/2012)
Follow-up report No. 7 (25/10/2012)


New outbreaks (1)
Outbreak 1 (BHT_HPAI_2012_01) Rinchending, Phuentsholing, Chhukha, CHHUKHA
Date of start of the outbreak 02/10/2012
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 496 24 24 29 0

Affected population Backyard free-ranging local chickens at Rinchending village. The affected village is located beside the Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway about 5 kilometres from Phuentsholing town.

Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 1
Total animals affected Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Destroyed Slaughtered
Birds 496 24 24 29 0

Outbreak statistics Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Birds 4.84% 4.84% 100.00% 10.69%

*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter

EpidemiologySource of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection Introduction of new live animals
Illegal movement of animals

Epidemiological comments As on 17 October 2012 a total of 24 poultry died in the affected area. Trace-back investigations revealed that there were poultry deaths in the area from 2 October although not reported to the local veterinary authorities. The disease was confirmed through rRT-PCR at the National Veterinary Laboratory in the country on 16 October when two carcasses were subjected to tests.


Control measuresMeasures applied Stamping out
Quarantine
Movement control inside the country
Screening
Disinfection of infected premises/establishment(s)
Dipping / Spraying
Vaccination prohibited
No treatment of affected animals

Measures to be applied No other measures



Diagnostic test resultsLaboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
National Centre for Animal Health (National laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 16/10/2012 Positive
High Security Animal Disease Laboratory, Bhopal, India (Regional Reference Laboratory) Birds real-time reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (RRT-PCR) 19/10/2012 Positive

Future ReportingThe event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted


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I have to admit it.

When reporting all the news that I engage in doing here, its always about somewhere else.

But when you read the following as I have just done, you get that awful "oh no, not my backyard" feeling and it really does bring home the realities of what this thread is all about.

But typical of MSM, they use H5N1 three times initially to put the wind up you...sensationalim and just for the shock value...immature and poor commentary is my description of this type of sloppy journalism.

The fact is that to date the strain in question has yet to be identified.


Bird flu strain hits NSW farm
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Ben CubbyEnvironment Editor

An unidentified strain of bird flu has been detected at a hen farm near Maitland in the Hunter Valley, prompting authorities to quarantine about 50,000 chickens.

The suspected virus is not thought to be the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu that has killed 359 people worldwide in sporadic outbreaks since 2003.

Nonetheless, the 50,000 hens may have to be destroyed, the NSW Department of Primary Industries said.

A "first response team" of specialists from the department is on site to enforce the quarantine, while the CSIRO runs lab tests on samples of the virus, with results expected this afternoon.


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In another article on the same influenza outbreak just being reported on here in Australia, we get a slightly different perspective and perhaps more credible reporting from our own Auntie.

I have to say how typical it is here for authorities to go off and shoot their mouths off claiming what they are yet to learn, ie that this is NOT H5N1, how do they know this when there has been no results from testing released.

This type of hollow reassurance to the greater community carry no credibility and only serve for us all to trust what we hear from these self apponted experts less than ever.

"Oh its just a little needle darling, it wont hurt!"

(BS stop lying. It will hurt, but not too much, ok?)

Grrrrr!!

Needed to blow a bit of steam off, please forgive me.

arkay.

Chicken farm in lockdown with suspected bird flu
By Michael Condon

Thursday, 15/11/2012


1A chicken farm in NSW has been put placed in quarantine due to a suspected case of avian influenza, known as bird flu.

The ABC understands the property is at Hinton in the Hunter Valley and there are 45,000 birds potentially affected.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries says the suspected virus is not the highly dangerous H5N1 strain that has gained worldwide attention


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Well I havent had enough time today to go through all my links but have covered the most reliable and up to date links that I keep.

Im bushed, so Ill look in again tomorrow and do any further catching up that might be needed.

In the mean time, please take care all.

cheers for today

arkay.
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Well, I guess with this news, its up to each one of us to make our own judgement call on this vaccine.

And of note...two unanimous votes!

FDA panel endorses H5N1 vaccine with adjuvant
Robert Roos News Editor


Nov 15, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – A government advisory committee yesterday endorsed the safety and immunogenicity of an adjuvant-containing H5N1 influenza vaccine proposed for inclusion in the US pandemic emergency stockpile, signaling that it could become the first adjuvanted flu vaccine to win approval in the United States.

On two unanimous votes, the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) said the immunogenicity and safety data on GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK's) H5N1 vaccine are adequate to support its licensure for use in adults. The aim is to strengthen the US stockpile for the threat of an H5N1 pandemic.

The vaccine contains GSK's proprietary adjuvant AS03, which is used in several other GSK vaccines licensed in other countries. One of these, Pandemrix, used in Europe during the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, was linked with an increased risk of narcolepsy in children in Finland, Sweden, and Ireland.


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News recently released by the CDC in relation to genetic sequencing and comparison to three fatal cases from H5N1 last year seem to be revealing some very concerning information, news that we definately do not want to be hearing.

Egypt H5N1 Matches In Fatal 2011 Cases Raise Concerns
Recombinomics Commentary 21:30
November 15, 2012


Break.

Although the cases were from two distinct governorates, and from cases that developed symptoms more than three weeks apart, all three sequences were virtually identical.

Break.

The near identity in all three cases (which would almost certainly be closely related to the child who was also H5N1 confirmed, raises concerns that H5N1 is evolving toward more efficient transmission in humans in Egypt.

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Weve seen plenty of articles about the early flu season beginning to happen in America, but most of them being used primarily to promote vaccinating.

This next article IS different in that it actually does highlight the significant state of the influenza situation there, which is rapidly becoming one of great concern.

Emergency rooms flooded with flu cases
by Jessica Fairley
Posted: 11.15.2012 at 3:51 PM

ALBANY, GA. --
Flu season usually goes into high gear in January but doctors here in southwest Georgia say they’re swamped with cases coming into the emergency room.

Phoebe medical professionals say they have seen more than 1000 patients in the last five days.

That's a 25 to 30 percent increase than their regular volume.

Wednesday alone 40 people tested positive for the influenza virus that causes the flu.


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China has reported the death from H1N1 Swine flu in this translated article.

Guangdong announced Oct. statutory infectious diseases of children deaths in a stream in November

November 16, 2012 09:17 Yesterday, the Guangdong Provincial Health Department announced Oct. statutory infectious diseases, last month, the province reported a total of 21,813 cases of Class B infectious diseases, the death of 79 people, including one case of influenza A (H1N1) deaths, which is since last March The occurrence of the first deaths in a stream.

It is reported that the patient was a 11-month-old Maoming boy died of severe pneumonia last result of the merger.


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Yesterdays report of an unidentified influenza strain that had been detected in an Australian poultry farm, has now formally been identified by the CSIRO as being an H7 variety.

NSW to Cull 50,000 Chickens Due to Bird Flu Hit in Hunter Valley By Vittorio Hernandez | November 16, 2012 10:01 AM EST

Australia's woes with its farm animals raised for their meat appears to be unending. After 21,000 Australian sheep were culled in October in Pakistan over suspicions of bacterial contamination, another 50,000 chickens in New South Wales were quarantined this week by state authorities.


The hens were quarantined because of suspicion that an unidentified strain of bird flu hit a chicken farm in Hunter Valley. However, the suspected virus appears not to be of the same strain as the H5N1 which killed 359 people worldwide in different avian flu outbreaks since 2003.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries said on Friday that it will cull the 50,000 chickens after lab tests on the virus samples conducted by the Animal Health Laboratory of the CSIRO in Geelong confirmed it is the H7 strain.


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Well, I guess with this news, its up to each one of us to make our own judgement call on this vaccine.

And of note...two unanimous votes!

FDA panel endorses H5N1 vaccine with adjuvant
Robert Roos News Editor


Nov 15, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – A government advisory committee yesterday endorsed the safety and immunogenicity of an adjuvant-containing H5N1 influenza vaccine proposed for inclusion in the US pandemic emergency stockpile, signaling that it could become the first adjuvanted flu vaccine to win approval in the United States.

On two unanimous votes, the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) said the immunogenicity and safety data on GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK's) H5N1 vaccine are adequate to support its licensure for use in adults. The aim is to strengthen the US stockpile for the threat of an H5N1 pandemic.

The vaccine contains GSK's proprietary adjuvant AS03, which is used in several other GSK vaccines licensed in other countries. One of these, Pandemrix, used in Europe during the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, was linked with an increased risk of narcolepsy in children in Finland, Sweden, and Ireland.


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 Quoting: arkay





dribble oh too_sad


By this time nobody should be surprised by the above, nor my reaction to it!




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