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Preparedness, surveillance and response

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

On 19 June 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of five additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. On 24 June 2017, the NHFPC notified WHO of 10 additional laboratory-confirmed cases and on 30 June 2017, the NHFPC notified WHO of six more

July 19, 2017
World health Organization

Taipei poultry market confirmed to have H5 avian flu cases

Five batches of chickens slaughtered at a wholesale poultry market in Taipei have been confirmed to be infected with avian flu, the Taipei City Animal Protection Office said

May 8, 2017
Focus Taiwan
May 9, 2017
Taipei Times, Vtv.vn

Chongqing declares another case of human H7N9 infection, now stands at four

Chongqing was one of the first cities for a human-H7N9 infection, it says it has another case making its new total 4  

April 26, 2017
China News
April 25, 2017
Health Map

New H7N9 case reported in NE China

A H7N9 patient is in a critical condition in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, local health authorities said. The patient, a 61-year old woman, is receiving treatment in a private hospital. The province has reported four cases of H7N9 this year so far

April 21, 2017
xinhuanet, Cidrap, China.org

Beijing reports 10 H7N9 cases this year

Beijing has reported 10 cases of human H7N9 avian flu cases in 2017 so far, according to the Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control. The latest two cases had contact with live poultry and one of them died of the infection after treatment failed

April 18, 2017
xinhuanet, Star Daily, China.org
April 17, 2017
China News

Swine Flu deaths cross 100 in Maharashtra

The number of Swine Flu deaths in Maharashtra has crossed 100 this year and there is a rise in number of cases in March and April due to the scorching heat and prevailing conditions

April 10, 2017
Deccan Herald

Avian flu spreads to more chicken farms in Taiwan

Frozen chickens at three Taiwanese slaughterhouses were found to be infected with H5N2 avian flu virus. As a result, all frozen chickens at three slaughterhouses, two in Kaohsiung and one in New Taipei, have been destroyed for quarantine reasons

April 5, 2017
Focus Taiwan, USAgNet, Ecns

Cathedral falcon had bird flu

A peregrine falcon which was semi-domesticated at Uppsala Cathedral in Sweden has died of bird flu virus H5N8. It was found dead on the steps just outside the church

April 5, 2017
Upsala Nya Tidning, Sverige Radio, svt, HD

Number of patients infected with H1N1 in Maldives rises to 176

The number of people testing positive for the H1N1 virus in the Maldives has risen to 176 statistics released by the health protection agency revealed 

March 24, 2017
Asia Pacific Daily

PCMC runs out of H1N1 vaccines

The Sakaal Times reports that municipal hospitals in Pimpri are running out of anti H1N1 vaccine, which is administered to pregnant women and patients with hypertension and diabetes. This has taken place against the backdrop of new swine flu deaths over the last two months

March 23, 2017
Sakal Times
March 24, 2017
Indian Express

H7N9 Fatalities Hit 13 in East China's Jiangxi

Thirteen of the 37 people infected with H7N9 avian flu in China’s eastern Jiangxi province have died since January, the local authorities announced on Saturday. A flower farm owner from Shenzhen died after contracting H7N9 bird flu, as did a resident of Qingyuan City in Guangdong

March 20, 2017
The Poultry Site
March 21, 2017
Shenzen Daily

Vietnam detects deadly bird flu outbreak in central province

The H5N6 strain of the bird flu virus has been identified in northern and central Vietnam. The H5N1 strain has also been circulating in a number of Vietnamese provinces. Vietnam is already battling H5N1 and H5N6 outbreaks in seven provinces with thousands of birds destroyed so far this year 

March 20, 2017
VN Express, VOH Online, Asia Pacific Daily

Two new swine flu cases detected in city

The number of H1N1 virus infected cases in Nagpur has risen to 16, with two more patients testing positive for swine flu. Karnataka also reported that H1N1 seems to spreading rapidly across the state, with cases increasing nearly sharply this year, compared to figures for the whole of last year. Six more people have also tested positive for swine flu from Rajasthan, with three cases in Jaipur, which makes eight cases since January in the city

March 18, 2017
Times of India
March 17, 2017
The Hindu
March 18, 2017
Times of India

Chine: quatre nouveaux cas humains de grippe aviaire H7N9 signalés au Guangxi

There have been four new cases of human H7N9 confirmed in the southern region of Guangxi, making a total of 17 cases here since the start of the year. Reuters reported China was assessing the virus’ prevalence and results were expected in the coming weeks. Since the first outbreak of this bird flu in 2013, 1,320 human cases have been recorded in China, including 492 deaths, according to FAO figures

March 17, 2017
Chine Informations, Xinhuanet, Reuters

Kelantan declares 'state disaster' as H5N1 outbreak spreads

The H5N1 avian flu outbreak in Kelantan has spread to two more districts, Pasir Putih and Bachok besides Kota Baru and Pasir Mas, the new villages affected are in Bachok. The media said ‘this is the first avian influenza outbreak in ten years,’ with some speculating ‘ it may have spread via illegal cock fighting’

March 15, 2017
New Straits Times, Wattagnet.com, The Rakyat Post
March 14, 2017
March 15, 2017
Malay Mail
March 14, 2017

China's confirms sixth bird flu outbreak at duck farm in Hubei province

China confirmed a bird flu outbreak, the sixth case in China since last October, at a duck farm in central Hubei province, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement. The H7N9 strain of the virus has caused 161 deaths in China since last October. There were 61 fatalities and 160 cases of human infection from H7H9 bird flu up to February, a government spokesperson added

March 14, 2017
March 15, 2017
Shanghai Daily, hk.news.yahoo.com

China bird flu death toll rises to 161 in worst outbreak since 2009

China reported 61 deaths and 161 cases of human infection from H7N9 bird flu in February, the government said, much higher than in previous years, and bringing the death toll in this winter’s outbreak to 161 since October

March 13, 2017
Reuters, Xinhuanet, Reuters, Prensa Latina, cri.cn

Nepal reports severe H5N8 bird flu on farm: OIE

Nepal reported a fresh, severe H5N8 bird flu outbreak on a farm. Vietnam reported outbreaks of H5N1 and H5N6 in northern Cao Bang province. Taiwan reported more farms hit by bird flu with H5N8, H5N2 and H5N6 among the varieties found. Malaysia reported its first H5N1 outbreak in nearly 10 years

March 13, 2017
Reuters, Global Times
March 11, 2017
Focus Taiwan
March 8, 2017

Nepal reports severe H5N8 bird flu on farm - OIE

Nepal reported an outbreak of severe H5N8 bird flu on a poultry farm in the Koshi region OIE said, citing a report from Nepalese authorities. The virus killed 3,650 of the hens exposed, with the remaining animals culled. There was an earlier Nepalese outbreak of H5N1 last month, previously reported

March 13, 2017
March 14, 2017
The Himalyan Times
March 15, 2017
The Himalyan Times

South Korea culls 50,000 farm birds as 2 new bird flu cases confirmed

South Korea has culled 50,000 farm birds as two new cases of bird flu emerged (H5N6 and H5N8 strains). Part of Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Zoo has been closed to the public, after the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus was found in a penguin. More than 500,000 animals have been culled in the Moscow area in response to a bird flu outbreak. Malaysia is reporting an outbreak of highly contagious H5N1 bird flu in the northern part of the country, OIE said on Wednesday, citing a report from the Malaysian agriculture ministry. Bird flu outbreaks have been detected in some provinces in Vietnam’s southern Mekong Delta (H5N1). Hong Kong authorities reported that a man has contracted H7N9 in Fuzhou, in Fujian Province. Karnataka state is reporting an alarming rise in H1N1 cases, it is now three times as high as it was as last year, now with 274 cases reported. Finally, USDA reported that the Tennessee strain of H7N9 bird flu that has hit a farm in the state, is genetically distinct from the China virus, which has infected humans

March 8, 2017
Reuters, Reuters, Agrarheute, Reuters, South China Morning Post
March 9, 2017
March 7, 2017
Economic Times, Bloomberg

China reports six new bird flu cases, one death

China is reporting six new cases of H7N9 bird flu, including one death in Hunan, after live poultry markets were shuttered in the province last month. This brings the total number of fatalities to 162 since last October. Health authorities said the cold and wet weather in Hunan played a role in the spread of the virus. The Huffington Post described the H7N9 outbreak as the worst bird flu epidemic in China since 2013

April 2, 2007
April 2, 2017
South China Morning Post, China.org, Correio do Brasil, The Star Kenya, 20 Minutos.com, The Huffington Post

Communicable diseases

Why Chinese scientists are more worried than ever about bird flu

Chinese scientists are more worried about bird flu now than ever before. In an interview with Guan Yi, director of Hong Kong University’s virology lab, he explained how his work studying the evolution of avian influenza has led him to conclude H7N9 is more lethal than it was ten years ago, now it can kill chickens in a day. The virus is mutating fast and in rare cases where humans catch it, a third of them die. He fears a global pandemic and says preventing it depends on how well the governments of individual countries collaborate

April 12, 2017