Publication: H5N1

First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 44 mins ago - 1 reports

'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV

Via BBC News: 'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV. Excerpt:Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of hiding. HIV can become part of someone's DNA and lie dormant for decades, making a cure impossible. Early ... [Published H5N1 - 5 hours ago]
Entities: HIV/AIDS, Drugs, Virus
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Brazil: Members of previously uncontacted tribe infected with flu

Via Science, a report by Heather Pringle: Members of previously uncontacted tribe infected with flu.Late last week, Brazil’s Indian affairs department (FUNAI) publicly announced an event that many anthropologists and medical researchers had feared. In ... [Published H5N1 - 2 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Ebola in West Africa: MSF makes a special appeal

As a regular supporter of MSF, I got this in my email today: Emergency appeal: Ebola outbreak response. Excerpt:As soon as we received the first reports of an Ebola outbreak in Guinea earlier this year, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders ... [Published H5N1 - 3 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 3 reports

Liberia, Sierra Leone to hold Ebola prevention meetings

Via allAfrica.com, a report from Heritage: Liberia, Sierra Leone to Hold Ebola Prevention Meetings. Excerpt:The Grand Cape Mount County Health Team (CHT) and its partner, Medical Teams International (MTI) have reached an agreement with health authorities ... [Published H5N1 - 8 hours ago]
Entities: Ebola, Sierra Leone, Liberia
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

US: New diagnostic tool for valley fever

Via MedicalXpress.com: Dangers of desert dust: New diagnostic tool for valley fever.On July 5, 2011, a massive wall of dust, ("haboob," in Arabic), blanketed Phoenix, Arizona, creating an awesome spectacle, (or stubborn nuisance, depending on your perspective). ... [Published H5N1 - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Saudi Arabia: No new MERS cases, no deaths, as of noon July 22

Via the KSA MOH Command and Control Center: MOH: 'No New Corona Cases Recorded'. Even with the belated inclusion of yesterday's notice, the numbers remain at 32 cases under care, 391 recovered, 721 total, and 297 deaths. ... [Published H5N1 - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

UAE: Calls to step up fight against MERS

Via The National: Calls to step up fight against Mers. Excerpt:Health experts are calling for better measures in hospitals to prevent the spread of the deadly Mers coronavirus disease. They said that, while hospitals have taken steps to prevent clusters ... [Published H5N1 - 6 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Saudi Arabia: MERS virus detected in air samples from camel barn

Via Business Insider, a Reuters report: MERS Virus Detected In Air Samples. Excerpt:Saudi scientists have found gene fragments of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in air from a barn housing an infected camel and say this suggests ... [Published H5N1 - 7 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

India: 102 encephalitis deaths in North Bengal

Via The New Indian Express: 102 Die Due to Encephalitis in North Bengal.KOLKATA: Encephalitis has taken 42 lives in north Bengal in the last two days, taking the total toll to 102 till today. "Around 102 people have died so far," West Bengal Director ... [Published H5N1 - 8 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Liberia: Experts arrive to help deal with Ebola

Via allAfrica.com, a long report in The Inquirer: Liberia: Several Experts Here On Ebola Issue. Excerpt:Several experts from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) based in Atlanta Georgia, United States of America, have arrived in the country to join others ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 2 reports

Sierra Leone: How a suspected Ebola patient escaped from hospital

Via Awareness Times: Security Threat in Freetown ...as Ebola Suspect Escapes PCMH. Excerpt:Events in the night of Friday 18th July 2014 saw the escape from Isolated Observation, of a pregnant woman by the name Mariatu (surname and address withheld) from ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 4 reports

FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic

Via allAfrica.com, a news release from the FAO: FAO Warns of Fruit Bat Risk in West African Ebola Epidemic. Excerpt:Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]

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... "The incidence of this disease is seemingly low due to non-sensitive diagnostic assays," Navalkar says. As Johnston further notes, "immunosignatures could easily change those false assumptions if made available in the clinical setting."  Navalkar is a researcher in Biodesign's Center for Innovations in Medicine, under the direction of Stephen Albert Johnston, who is also a co-author of...
...There was a noticeable jump in viral levels in the blood in five of the patients. One of the scientists involved, Dr Ole Sogaard, told the BBC: "Every step forward is always exciting, and I think this is quite important."
...the American Society for Microbiology mBio, scientists said the detection of the virus in air samples was concerning and needed to be followed up.  "The clear message here is that detection of airborne MERS-CoV molecules, which were 100 percent identical with the viral genomic sequence detected from a camel actively shedding the virus in the same barn on the same day, warrants further investigations and measures to prevent possible airborne transmission of this deadly virus" said Esam Azhar, an associate professorprofessor of medical virology at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah who led the study...
...rain, other close relatives and friends who touched her, stand the risk of being infected," a resident of Fourah Bay Road, Madam Rahman pondered.  "With all the reports about Ebola, if these people still do not believe this is a security threat to all of us, they will not come back to the hospital even if they get infected. They are the ones who will hide and continue spreading the disease until the situation gets worse. It is only when they start dying that they will believe. May God help us in this country and give our authorities the wisdom to handle this deadly plague" John Koroma, a university student visiting his sister said...

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Brazil: Members of previously uncontacted tribe... [Published H5N1 - 2 hours ago]
US: New diagnostic tool for valley fever [Published H5N1 - 3 hours ago]
Ebola in West Africa: MSF makes a special appeal [Published H5N1 - 3 hours ago]
Saudi Arabia: No new MERS cases, no deaths, as ... [Published H5N1 - 5 hours ago]
FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebo... [Published H5N1 - 5 hours ago]
'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV [Published H5N1 - 5 hours ago]
UAE: Calls to step up fight against MERS [Published H5N1 - 6 hours ago]
Liberia: Ebola fight intensifies [Published H5N1 - 7 hours ago]
Saudi Arabia: MERS virus detected in air sample... [Published H5N1 - 7 hours ago]
India: 102 encephalitis deaths in North Bengal [Published H5N1 - 8 hours ago]
Liberia: Red Cross condemns Ebola vaccine claims [Published H5N1 - 8 hours ago]
Liberia, Sierra Leone to hold Ebola prevention ... [Published H5N1 - 8 hours ago]
Sierra Leone: Ebola update, July 21 [Published H5N1 - 17 hours ago]
MSF: Race against to control Ebola outbreak in ... [Published H5N1 - 22 hours ago]
Branswell: This should be the last Ebola outbre... [Published H5N1 - 22 hours ago]
US: CDC says it 'may never know' how H5N1 misha... [Published H5N1 - 22 hours ago]
CIDRAP: West Africa Ebola outbreak total tops 1... [Published H5N1 - 22 hours ago]
Saudi Arabia: No new MERS cases, no deaths, as ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
Liberia: Experts arrive to help deal with Ebola [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
CDC: Prevalence of nodding syndrome — Uganda, 2... [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
India: 60 encephalitis deaths in North Bengal [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
ECDC: CDTR for week 29 [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebo... [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
Sierra Leone: How a suspected Ebola patient esc... [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
Sierra Leone: NPR on treating Ebola patients [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
Sierra Leone religious leaders criticize govern... [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
Liberia: Nurses quit G.W. Harley Hospital for f... [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
Liberia: Four nurses contract Ebola at Phebe Ho... [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
A new Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
Gaza: OCHA emergency SitRep, 1500 hrs July 20 [Published H5N1 - Jul 21 2014]
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Brazil: Members of previously uncontacted tribe... [Published H5N1 - 2 hours ago]
Via Science, a report by Heather Pringle: Members of previously uncontacted tribe infected with flu.Late last week, Brazil’s Indian affairs department (FUNAI) publicly announced an event that many anthropologists and medical researchers had feared. In ...
US: New diagnostic tool for valley fever [Published H5N1 - 3 hours ago]
Via MedicalXpress.com: Dangers of desert dust: New diagnostic tool for valley fever.On July 5, 2011, a massive wall of dust, ("haboob," in Arabic), blanketed Phoenix, Arizona, creating an awesome spectacle, (or stubborn nuisance, depending on your perspective). ...
Ebola in West Africa: MSF makes a special appeal [Published H5N1 - 3 hours ago]
As a regular supporter of MSF, I got this in my email today: Emergency appeal: Ebola outbreak response. Excerpt:As soon as we received the first reports of an Ebola outbreak in Guinea earlier this year, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders ...
Saudi Arabia: No new MERS cases, no deaths, as ... [Published H5N1 - 5 hours ago]
Via the KSA MOH Command and Control Center: MOH: 'No New Corona Cases Recorded'. Even with the belated inclusion of yesterday's notice, the numbers remain at 32 cases under care, 391 recovered, 721 total, and 297 deaths. ...
FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebo... [Published H5N1 - 5 hours ago]
Via Thomson Reuters, a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization: FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic. Excerpt:Increased efforts are needed to improve awareness among rural communities in West Africa about the risks of contracting ...
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