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Flu researchers call for enhanced swine surveillance …

Posted by pandemicinformation on 06/08/2009

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Flu researchers call for enhanced swine surveillance
In some countries, such as the United States, the national strategy for pandemic influenza assigned the entire preparedness budget ($3.8 billion US …
http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/news/jun0809surveil-br.html
June 9, 2009
CIDRAP


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我国开始批量生产甲流疫苗
新华社记者邢广利摄 新华网北京6月8日电(记者周婷玉)作为我国内地唯一具备大流行流感疫苗生产资质的企业,北京科兴生物制品有限公司8日拿到来自美国CDC的甲型H1N1流感疫苗生产用毒株,这意味着我国甲型H1N1流感疫苗“盼尔来福”的批量生产正式启动。 记者8日从卫生部获悉,由美国疾病预防控制中心和英国生物制品检定所提供的,为世界卫生 …
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A flow in our country to start mass production of vaccines
Xinhua News Agency reporters Xing Guang and Li She Xinhua Beijing June 8 (Xinhua ZHOU Ting-yu), as with the Mainland of China, the only pandemic influenza vaccine production enterprise quality, Beijing Kexing Biological Products Co., Ltd. from the United States on the 8th to get the alpha-CDC H1N1 strain of influenza vaccine production, which means that influenza A H1N1 influenza vaccine in our country, "Fall to look forward to fu," the official start of production. Press 8 from the Ministry of Health was informed by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the United Kingdom testing biological products provided for the World Health …
http://china.huanqiu.com/photo/2009-06/482974.html
June 9, 2009
环球网

MAS: Do not panic amid virus alert
WHO has raised the pandemic alert level to 5, one phase short of the highest level of 6, which would indicate that a global pandemic was underway. …
http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/6/9/business/4075777&sec=business
June 9, 2009
Malaysia Star

Mild flu in Tassie
Acting chief health officer David Boadle acknowledged the pandemic threat had not been as bad as first feared, with most patients reporting only minor flu …
http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2009/06/09/78215_tasmania-news.html
June 9, 2009
Tasmania Mercury

Numbers of aboriginals in critical condition with flu surge in …
First Nations leaders have said the scare at St. Theresa Point illustrates widespread concerns about pandemic planning for impoverished reserves where …
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Numbers+aboriginals+critical+condition+with+surge+Manitoba/1675486/story.html
June 9, 2009
Calgary Herald

Laxity abroad bringing in flu: Doctors
“Most of these sites already have equipment as part of pandemic preparedness. We have to procure chemicals and provide some additional training to the staff …
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090609/jsp/frontpage/story_11084174.jsp
June 9, 2009
Calcutta Telegraph

Rise in swine flu cases in Glasgow and Clyde areas
… levels at hospitals will be critical if the World Health Organisation moves the threat of swine flu from phase five to six and declares a full pandemic. …http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.2513238.0.Rise_in_swine_flu_cases_in_Glasgow_and_Clyde_areas.php
June 9, 2009
The Herald

Egypt reports 2 more A/H1N1 flu cases
Egypt, the most populous Arab country that was hit hard by the fatal bird flu in 2006, decided in late April to cull all the pigs in the country to stem the …http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-06/09/content_11510509.htm
June 9, 2009
Xinhua

阪大微研、香川にパンデミック対応のワクチン製造拠点
ワクチンメーカーの財団法人阪大微生物病研究会(大阪府吹田市、東雍(ひがし・やすし)理事長)は8日、高病原性の新型インフルエンザの世界的大流行(パンデミック)に対応するため、ワクチンを大量生産する国内拠点を香川県観音寺市に建設すると発表した。13年に運用 …
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Call Handai fine, PANDEMIKKU-based vaccine in Kagawa

Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases of Osaka University of vaccine manufacturers (Suita City, Osaka,雍east (Yasushi east), Chairman) on Friday, the global epidemic of highly pathogenic avian flu (pandemic) to respond to, announced development of the domestic offices, Kagawa Kanonji to mass produce vaccines. 13-year operation …
http://www.asahi.com/national/update/0609/OSK200906090015.html
June 9, 2009
朝日新聞

Swine flu: govt draws up battle plan
New Delhi The Delhi government is getting into ‘battle mode’ to deal with a ‘pandemic’ situation if such a situation were to arise, after two people tested …
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/swine-flu-govt-draws-up-battle-plan/473341/
June 9, 2009
Delhi Newsline

How a Mild Virus Might Turn Vicious
All pandemic flus, including those of the Spanish, Hong Kong and Asian flus, make PB1-F2. So does the H5N1 bird flu. The current swine strain does not. …
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/09/health/09flu.html?ref=health
June 9, 2009
New York Times

Nova Scotia confirms swine flu case contracted within Canada
WHO declaration of a pandemic is conditional upon community level outbreaks in at least one other country in a different WHO region. …
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/180/12/E97
June 9, 2009
CMAJ

Revised WHO pandemic scale requires higher incidence of disease …
In the midst of global concern about a potential A(H1N1) swine influenza pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has revised its 6-point scale for …
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/180/12/E95
June 9, 2009
CMAJ

Canada’s ability to respond to a national health crisis hampered …
pandemic plans, experts agree, are the most highly developed and certainly the best funded of Canada’s health emergency response plans. …
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/180/12/1193
June 9, 2009
CMAJ

Medicago announces presentation at the World Vaccine Congress Asia …
Medicago is developing VLP vaccines to protect against H5N1 pandemic influenza, using a transient expression system which produces recombinant vaccine …
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2009/08/c4287.html
June 9, 2009
Canada NewsWire (press release)

Swine flu: govt draws up battle plan
The Delhi government is getting into ‘battle mode’ to deal with a ‘pandemic’ situation if such a situation were to arise, after two people tested positive …
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/swine-flu-govt-draws-up-battle-plan/473341/
June 9, 2009
Indian Express

Two more NI swine flu cases
An agreement for a pre-pandemic vaccine has also been signed. By December there could be enough vaccine to protect at least half of the population from …
http://u.tv/News/Two-more-NI-swine-flu-cases/1563ca52-4a0d-4d4d-8df0-631e2d9f90cf
June 9, 2009
U.TV

NIH invests $46 million in regional consortium for emerging …
Highlights over the past few years include creation of diagnostics used to guide containment of the SARS outbreak in Beijing in 2003, insights into pandemic …http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-06/cums-ni060809.php
June 9, 2009
EurekAlert (press release)

Amalga Helps Hospital Keep Swine Flu in Check
Plans changed slightly, however, when hospital officials realized they might possibly have a flu pandemic on their hands, said Dr. Michael Gallagher, …
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/166310/amalga_helps_hospital_keep_swine_flu_in_check.html
June 9, 2009
PC World

Concerns remain over swine flu outbreaks
The flu has the potential to become more aggressive in the middle of a pandemic. Smith said we can’t rule out other pandemics, either. …
http://www.unogateway.com/home/news/2009/06/09/News/Concerns.Remain.Over.Swine.Flu.Outbreaks-3746713.shtml
June 9, 2009
Gateway

Egypt Quarantines Dormitory After US Students Contract Swine Flu
Egypt also is trying to contain the spread of the H5N1 bird flu virus, which has infected at least 27 people in the country this year, more than three times …http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-06-08-voa41.cfm
June 9, 2009
Voice of America

Nuevos casos de gripe A en seis centros escolares de Madrid
… los protocolos del Plan Nacional de Preparación contra la pandemia de Gripe, elaborado con las directrices de la Organización Mundial de la Salud.
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New cases of influenza A in six schools in Madrid

… protocols of the National Preparedness Pandemic Influenza, developed with the guidelines of the World Health Organization.
http://www.telecinco.es/informativos/sociedad/noticia/100004694/Un+probable+caso+de+gripe+y+otros+siete+
June 9, 2009
TeleCinco

Más de 25 mil casos de AH1N1 y pandemia cerca de declararse
… de los cuales 139 son muertes, por lo que se espera para esta semana se declare la pandemia por la propagación indetenible del virus. …
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More than 25 thousand cases of pandemic and near AH1N1 declared

… of which 139 are deaths, so this week is expected to be declared the pandemic by the unstoppable spread of the virus. …
http://www.diariocolatino.com/es/20090608/internacionales/67671/
June 9, 2009
El Diario CoLatino

Ski season brings swine flu fears
Queenstown schools and businesses are updating their pandemic response plans as concerns grow that the resort, expecting its usual ski-season influx of …
http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/queenstown/2483421/Ski-season-brings-swine-flu-fears
June 9, 2009
Southland Times

Cuba renforce les mesures de prévention de l’influenza A
Ce programme vise à minimiser les effets négatifs de la pandémie sur la population et son impact économique, en cas d’apparition de foyers de la maladie. …
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Cuba strengthens prevention of influenza A

This program aims to minimize the negative effects of the pandemic on the population and its economic impact in case of outbreaks of the disease. …
http://www.ahora.cu/francais/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=952&Itemid=57
June 9, 2009
Ahora.cu

Swine flu scare at university dorm in Cairo
Egypt is already battling the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, which has killed an estimated 27 people there since 2006. People travelling to Egypt are …
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Swine flu scare at university dorm in Cairo

Egypt is already battling the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, which has killed an estimated 27 people there since 2006. People travelling to Egypt are …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8090046.stm
June 9, 2009
BBC News

Cem casos anuais de pneumonia pneumocócica na RAEM
De acordo com a ACIM, apesar da actual fase de alerta relativamente ao vírus A H1N1, a influenza não é a principal causa de morte durante uma pandemia de …
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One hundred cases of pneumococcal pneumonia annually in Macao

According to the above, despite the current stage of alert for the H1N1 virus, the influenza is not the main cause of death during a pandemic of …
http://www.hojemacau.com/news.phtml?id=34723&type=society&today=08-06-2009
June 9, 2009
Hoje Macau

OMS registra mais de 25 mil casos de gripe suína em 73 países
O grau 5 foi declarado no dia 29 de abril e, na escala da OMS, indica que a pandemia é ‘iminente’. Segundo o novo balanço, os Estados Unidos continuam …
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WHO records more than 25 thousand cases of swine flu in 73 countries

The level 5 was declared on April 29, and the scale of the WHO, indicates that the pandemic is’ imminent ‘. Under the new assessment, the United States continues …
http://www.olhardireto.com.br/noticias/exibir.asp?edt=34&id=29577
June 9, 2009
Olhar Direto

LaRouche : Évaluation stratégique et urgence d’action
Dans ces conditions, si une pandémie de grippe se déclenchait aux Etats-Unis mêmes, ce serait un désastre dépassant tout ce que l’on peut imaginer. …
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LaRouche: Strategic Evaluation and Emergency Action

In these circumstances, if an influenza pandemic is triggered in the United States, it would be a disaster beyond anything we can imagine. …
http://www.solidariteetprogres.org/article5505.html
June 9, 2009
Solidarité et Progrès

ONU diz que reação do México a gripe foi excelente
Além disso, ressaltou a importância de diagnósticos eficientes serem obtidos em pouco tempo para ajudar o mundo a se preparar para uma (eventual) pandemia …
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UN says that the Mexican reaction to flu was excellent

Furthermore, he stressed the importance of efficient diagnoses are obtained in a short time to help the world to prepare for a (possible) pandemic …
http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/Mundo/0,,MUL1186779-5602,00-ONU+DIZ+QUE+REACAO+DO+MEXICO+A+GRIPE+FOI+EXCELENTE.html
June 9, 2009
G1.com.br

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Two Egyptian boys contract avian flu …

Posted by pandemicinformation on 05/20/2009

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I have monitoring, clipping and analysis about Pandemic Influenza Information everyday.

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Two Egyptian boys contract avian flu
… are in stable condition, Shahin said. Egypt is one of the countries most affected by bird flu, with 27 fatalities since the disease first appeared in 2006.
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=292067&version=1&template_id=37&parent_id=17
May 21, 2009
Gulf Times


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Wakefield delegation vows increased awareness measures of H1N1
“The Senate recognized the seriousness of this public health issue by passing a comprehensive pandemic flu bill last month,” Tisei said. …
http://www.wickedlocal.com/wakefield/town_info/government/x1083516686/Wakefield-delegation-vows-increased-awareness-measures-of-H1N1
May 21, 2009
Wakefield Observer

Mexican woman becomes Victoria’s fourth confirmed swine flu case
… cautious in this sort of situation, with the discussions worldwide about the potential for a pandemic from this,” Mr Warren told the Nine Network. …
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25514556-661,00.html
May 21, 2009
Melbourne Herald Sun

East Asians Hardest Hit in World Crisis
It looked likely a pandemic would devastate economies worldwide. Yet on May 4 Mexico unexpectedly declared it was winning the battle against swine flu and …
http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2009/0608/019-opinions-asia-economy-current-events.html
May 21, 2009
Forbes

No Guidance on How to Rein In the Flu
Britain, Japan and other countries with many cases argued that World Health Organization pandemic alerts should measure a virus’s severity, …
http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20090519/ZNYT02/905193012/1123?Title=No-Guidance-on-How-to-Rein-In-the-Flu
May 21, 2009
Times Daily

Latest swine flu panic? Health dept. budget cuts: ‘Tank is empty …
In 1918, the second wave was much more severe, he said, referring to a pandemic that killed 50 million people worldwide. At the moment, states are falling …
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/05/20/2009-05-20_latest_swine_flu_panic_cuts_deplete_health_budgets_tank_is_empty_says_ny_state_h.html
May 21, 2009
New York Daily News

A Long Search for a Universal Flu Vaccine
That is shaping up to be a major problem as the world prepares for a possible pandemic this fall from the new strain of swine flu. …
http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20090519/ZNYT04/905193020/1123?Title=A-Long-Search-for-a-Universal-Flu-Vaccine
May 21, 2009
Times Daily

Adults Older Than 52 May Resist Swine Flu, CDC Says
The virus that caused the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic circulated until a bird flu virus replaced it in a 1957 world outbreak, Daniel Jernigan, deputy director …
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081&sid=aZd5g0zwdguA&refer=australia
May 21, 2009
Bloomberg

Young man is Utah’s first H1N1 swine flu death
… Sundwall didn’t mention the death, but did warn legislators that we are in the relatively early phases of an unfolding epidemic or pandemic. …
http://www.sltrib.com/News/ci_12411489
May 21, 2009
Salt Lake Tribune

Over 52? You may be protected from swine flu
People older than about 52 might have been exposed to the H1N1 flu strain that first emerged in the 1918 pandemic and then continued to change and to …
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30795846/
May 21, 2009
msnbc.com

CDC: At Least 50 Cases of Swine Flu Confirmed in US
On Monday, the World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert level from level three to level four on a six-level scale. …
http://www.cybermed.it/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22120&Itemid=327
May 21, 2009
cybermed.it

GPO wins flu jab approval
The Russian live attenuated influenza vaccine technology is seen as a very promising tool in controlling a potential pandemic because it allows for the …
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/17027/gpo-wins-flu-jab-approval
May 21, 2009
Bangkok Post

GSK expects more swine flu vaccine orders
GSK has invested $2.5bn over the last four and a half years in preparation for a pandemic and Mr Witty said: We made those investments so we would be ready …
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/pharmaceuticalsandchemicals/5357559/GSK-expects-more-swine-flu-vaccine-orders.html
May 21, 2009
Telegraph.co.uk

Duck And Cover – H1N1 is Coming
Not surprisingly, the bird flu did not wipe us out. To date, WHO reported about 200 cases of avian flu in humans. Similarly, as of last Saturday, …
http://www.lavalleystar.com/home/news/2009/05/20/Opinion/Duck-And.Cover.H1n1.Is.Coming-3742814.shtml
May 21, 2009
Valley Star

Casos suspeitos de gripe H1N1 no Brasil caem para 17
O número de casos notificados no Japão subiu para mais de 250, o que torna mais provável que a OMS aumente para o nível máximo seu alerta de pandemia, …
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Suspected cases of H1N1 influenza in Brazil fell to 17
The number of reported cases in Japan rose to more than 250, making it more likely that the WHO to increase its level of pandemic alert, …
http://oglobo.globo.com/pais/mat/2009/05/20/casos-suspeitos-de-gripe-h1n1-no-brasil-caem-para-17-755952465.asp
May 21, 2009
O Globo

Preocupa en Chile la aparición de nuevos casos de gripe porcina
Los estados miembros de la OMS, reunidos en Ginebra, intentaban elaborar planes para tratamientos, respuesta a una pandemia y vacunas para prevenir la …
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Chile concern the emergence of new cases of swine flu
Member states of the WHO meeting in Geneva, attempted to develop plans for treatment, and response to pandemic vaccines to prevent …
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=1130217
May 21, 2009
Lanacion.com (Argentina)

Taiwan reports first case of A(H1N1) flu
I have full confidence that united, we can meet the challenges of this pandemic flu,” Yeh said in his four-minute speech, delivered in English. …
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2009/05/21/2003444145
May 21, 2009
Taipei Times

Le Canada et le Brésil signent un protocole d’entente sur la santé
Le protocole d’entente ciblera les travaux conjoints dans des secteurs clés comme la préparation et la réaction à une pandémie, les ressources humaines en …
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Canada and Brazil sign Memorandum of Understanding on Health
The MOU will focus on joint work in key areas such as preparing and responding to a pandemic, human resources …
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=992760&lang=F5
May 21, 2009
Maketwire (Communiqué de presse)

10000 H1N1 Cases; Vaccine Plan Weighed
WHO on Tuesday urged drug makers to reserve for poor countries a portion of any pandemic swine flu vaccine they develop. (AP) (CBS/ AP) H1N1 (swine) flu …
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/05/20/health/main5027609.shtml
May 21, 2009
CBS News

Panamá entrega a la OMS la cepa de virus AH1N1 para producción de …
… la Salud (OMS) información sobre las cepas aisladas del virus AH1N1, con el objeto de trabajar en la elaboración de una vacuna que evite una pandemia. …
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Panama delivery to the WHO the virus strain for production of AH1N1 …
… (WHO) information on the virus isolates AH1N1, to work on a vaccine to prevent a pandemic. …
http://www.adn.es/sociedad/20090520/NWS-2222-OMS-Panama-AH1N1-produccion-vacunas.html
May 21, 2009
ADN.es

Beximco Pharma starts swine flu drugs supply to Americas
Beximco Pharma introduced Oseflu in 2006 for the prevention and treatment of influenza including swine and bird flu. The same year it supplied Oseflu to the …
http://bdnews24.com/details.php?id=84831&cid=2
May 21, 2009
Bangladesh News 24 hours

Egypt warns of post-hajj swine flu quarantine
The suggestion highlights Egypt’s concern that swine flu will hit the country which, with 27 recorded bird flu deaths, is behind only Indonesia and Vietnam …
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jc_pijXYi6E50wDepameI2ZTf9iAD98A2PVG0
May 21, 2009
The Associated Press

Cientistas buscam vacina única contra todas as gripes
Isso está se tornando um grande problema, enquanto o mundo se prepara para uma possível pandemia de uma nova linhagem de gripe suína no próximo outono …
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Scientists seek single vaccine against all flu
This is becoming a major problem, as the world prepares for a possible pandemic of a new strain of swine influenza in the autumn …
http://noticias.terra.com.br/ciencia/interna/0,,OI3776373-EI8147,00-Cientistas+buscam+vacina+unica+contra+todas+as+gripes.html
May 21, 2009
Terra Brasil

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