User: quesoboy Topic: Influenza Issue 2
Category: Influenza Bird
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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China – update 3.9.2018 Latest news on the avian influenza situation in humans around the world.
Since March 2013, when the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infection was first detected in humans, a total of 1567 laboratory-confirmed human cases, including at least 615 deaths1, have been reported to WHO (Figure 1) in accordance with the International Health Regulations (2005). In the latest wave (the 6th wave since Oct 2017), only three human cases have been detected; meanwhile there have been generally fewer A(H7N9) virus detections in poultry and environment samples, according to various reports from mainland China and China, Hong Kong SAR.

WHO has been monitoring the situation, and conducting risk assessments2 through its Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS), which comprises more than 150 institutions in 114 countries. These institutions actively and routinely exchange information and materials, e.g. reference viruses (seasonal, zoonotic and pandemic viruses), serology panels and reagents for risk assessment and development of countermeasures.
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Northern Ireland confirms H5N6 bird flu case 15.6.2018 Reuters Health
LONDON (Reuters) - A case of H5N6 bird flu has been confirmed in a wild greylag goose in Northern Ireland, the department of agriculture, environment and rural affairs said on Friday.
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South Korea confirms foot-and-mouth disease at hog farm 27.3.2018 Reuters Health
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has confirmed a case of foot-and-mouth disease at a hog farm, the country's first discovery since February last year, its agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.
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South Africa detects avian flu in seabirds 23.3.2018 Reuters Health
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has detected an outbreak of avian flu in seabirds, citing the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain that infected the country's poultry industry last year.
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Germany confirms H5N6 bird flu case on island farm 21.3.2018 Reuters Health
HAMBURG (Reuters) - German authorities have confirmed outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu type at a farm on an island off the German North Sea coast, the Schleswig-Holstein state agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.
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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N4) virus – China 22.2.2018 Latest news on the avian influenza situation in humans around the world.
On 14 February 2018, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of one case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N4) virus. This is the first human case of avian influenza A(H7N4) infection to be reported worldwide.
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North, South Korea report flu outbreaks ahead of Winter Olympics 1.2.2018 CNN: Health
As athletes and tourists arrive in South Korea ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, health officials on the Korean Peninsula are battling two strains of ...
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With Olympics set to begin, South Korea is still working to eradicate the avian flu 30.1.2018 Washington Post
With Olympics set to begin, South Korea is still working to eradicate the avian flu
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Japan starts culling chicken after confirming bird flu outbreak 12.1.2018 Reuters Health
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on a farm, the local government said.
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Japan starts chicken cull after confirming bird flu outbreak 12.1.2018 Reuters Health
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on a farm, the local government said.
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Japan reports first suspected bird flu case in poultry this winter 10.1.2018 Reuters Health
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's agriculture ministry on Wednesday reported a suspected case of bird flu in Kagawa prefecture, western Japan, potentially marking the country's first bird flu outbreak in poultry this winter.
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New H7N9 bird flu strain in China has pandemic potential: study 19.10.2017 Reuters Health
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lab experiments on a new strain of the H7N9 bird flu circulating in China suggest the virus can transmit easily among animals and can cause lethal disease, raising alarms that the virus has the potential for triggering a global human pandemic, researchers reported on ...
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Stepping up veterinary public health to deal with leptospirosis, zoonotic diseases 14.9.2017 Health – The Indian Express
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What Australia's bad flu season means for Europe, North America 4.9.2017 CNN: Health
Australia is having a worse flu season than usual this year, with 93,711 laboratory-confirmed cases reported to its National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System as of August 18, government data ...
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Philippines watching suspected bird flu cases in humans 25.8.2017 Reuters Health
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines started monitoring suspected bird flu cases in humans on Friday after 34 farm workers in two towns north of the capital Manila developed flu-like symptoms after direct exposure to infected fowl.
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Philippines deploys troops to a second province to fight bird flu 20.8.2017 Reuters Health
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has deployed more troops to cull thousands of chickens one day after the farm ministry confirmed the spread of bird flu into a second province north of the capital, Manila.
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China confirms bird flu outbreak at quail farms in Guizhou province 18.8.2017 Reuters Health
BEIJING (Reuters) - China confirmed a bird flu outbreak at quail farms in the country's southwestern province of Guizhou, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement on Friday.
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South Korea to downgrades bird flu alert from highest level 27.7.2017 Reuters Health
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will on Friday downgrade its bird flu alert by one notch from the highest level, the government said.
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South Africa confirms two more cases of H5N8 bird flu on poultry farms 12.7.2017 Reuters Health
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's agricultural department confirmed on Wednesday two more outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu have been detected on commercial layer farms in the provinces of Gauteng and Mpumalanga.
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Saudi Arabia halts Belgian poultry, egg imports over bird flu 2.7.2017 Reuters Health
DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi Food and Drug Authority has announced a temporary halt to poultry and egg imports from Belgium following an outbreak of contagious H5N8 bird flu there, the state news agency SPA reported on Sunday.
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