Source and full article The man, surnamed Liao, 88, from Yuexiu District in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, was confirmed on Wednesday to have contracted the virus, according to the Guangdong Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission.
Source and full article Conclusions. ISIV administration unmasked long lasting immunity in H5N1 pLAIV recipients with a rapid, high titer, high quality antibody response that was broadly cross-reactive across several H5N1 clades.
Source and full article Females were at increased risk for complications following H5N1 infection while young age protected against severe outcomes. Research on traditional risk factors was limited and is required.
Source and full article The father of a family who left an isolation ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital without permission said he had been on the verge of a nervous breakdown over the dissatisfactory arrangements.
The family – a two-year-old boy, who earlier had been admitted to hospital with flu, and his parents – were ordered to return on Wednesday for isolation at the hospital as the boy was placed next to an 18-month- old girl who was later confirmed with H7N9 bird flu.
Source and full article Li said there has not been any substantial evidence for consistent human-to-human infection of H7N9, adding that poultry markets remained the primary source of infection. Closing markets and culling poultry are still the most effective ways to contain …
Source and full article Two more cases of H7N9 bird flu virus infection in humans have been reported in two cities in south China’s Guangdong Province, local health authorities said on Thursday. A 39-year-old man who lives in Foshan City was confirmed to have been infected …
Source and full article Via the Guangdong Health and and Family Planning Commission website, a March 6 report: Province added one case of human infection of avian influenza H7N9 confirmed case. A Google translation:
Source and full article Replikins Ltd., which in April 2008 predicted the last H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009, announced today that from the quantitative analysis of all of the 123,112 influenza specimens of H1N1, H2N2, H3N2, and H5N1 in the Pubmed data base, from 1918 to 2013, the Replikin Counts (number of Replikins per 100 amino acids) of the genes of H1N1 and H5N1 have increased beyond the levels of the 2009 pandemic year.
Source and full article The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE and performed as part of the USAID PREDICT project, identified more than 116 avian flu strains in wild birds. This is roughly twice the number found in domesticated birds, and more than 10 times the number found in people. Additionally, an analysis of studies that sampled more than 5,000 birds suggested some regions may have more viral diversity than others.
Source and full article During 2012, we identified dogs sampled with elevated antibodies (≥1:40) against A(H1N1)pdm09 virus: HI assay (24.7%) and MN assay (10.8%). This high seroprevalence of A(H1N1)pdm09 among dogs without clinical signs of influenza support the premise that dogs may play a role in human influenza ecology in China.
Source and full article We believe that the new 2013 CanNAISS scenario tree model is a better model than the 2011 model because the 2013 model included more surveillance data. In particular, the new data on Notifiable Avian Influenza in Canada from the last 5 years were used to improve input parameters and model structure.
Source and full article These factors, in aggregate, provide a framework for evaluating the likelihood of new forms of AIV from Eurasia to be introduced by aquatic birds into North America. Based on our assessment, we determined that the potential for introduction of A(H7N9) into North America through aquatic migratory birds is possible, but the likelihood ranges from extremely low to low.
Source and full article The case is a male, 39 years old, Zhanjiang Wuchuan City, live in Nanhai District of Foshan City. Confirmed on March 4, currently in stable condition in a Guangzhou City, designated hospital.
Source and full article The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) received notification yesterday (March 5) of a total of three additional human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) respectively in Guangzhou from the Health and Family Planning Commission of Guangdong Province; and in Jiangsu and Shandong from the National Health and Family Planning Commission.
Source and full article Police in southwestern China have detained two men and a woman for “causing concern and worry” about H7N9 bird flu, Chengdu city police department’s official website said on Wednesday.
Source and full article – The H5N8 subtype of viruses have a series of basic amino acid at the hemagglutinin (HA) cleavage site such as LREKRRKR/GLF or LRERRRKR/GLF, which means highly pathogenic to chickens.
Source and full article A spokesman for the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (March 6) said that the Government is very concerned that three close contacts of a confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) who have been put under quarantine in isolation ward of Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) left the ward without prior permission from a health officer last night (March 5).
Source and full article Unless there are fundamental changes in both influenza vaccine manufacturing and global pandemic preparedness, another pandemic will mean that vaccines will again be in very short supply and available in only a few, developed countries.
Source and full article Hong Kong health officials today announced another imported H7N9 influenza infection, in an 18-month-old girl who had recently traveled to mainland China’s Guangdong province, one of the hot spots in the most recent wave of cases.