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Wednesday 8th April 2015- World Health Organisation: Avian influenza A(H5N1) in Egypt

‘The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt has notified WHO of additional laboratory-confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) during the last few weeks. With this additional number, the total number of cases reported during the month of March 2015 now stands at 30 cases, including 4 deaths. 89 more words

Medicine

HPAI H5N1 Comes to Poultry in Telengana, India

According to a report in the Times of India, the highly pathogenic avian influenza strain H5N1 has struck the poultry in the Ranga Reddy district of Telengana, about 20 km from Hyderabad. 98 more words

Outbreak Watch

Avian Influenza in the Gaza Strip

The Poultry Med website, in a short post, has announced that avian influenza, of strain H5N1, most likely similar to the strain in circulation in Egypt, has been identified in the Khan Yunis area of Gaza strip. 57 more words

Outbreak Watch

Ahistorical narratives in a time of science.

Patrick Tucker has a piece in The Atlantic titled “The Next Manhattan Project.” It concerns the current dual-use gain-of-function saga—now the so-called deliberative process about biosafety. 838 more words

Bioethics

Going Airborne

Everyone’s been there. You’re on a packed bus at rush hour and the person next to you begins a valiant attempt to cough up their lung. 706 more words

H7N9: The Silent Killer

H7N9 is a particular variant of flu that first reared its ugly head in China in 2013 and has been worrying people ever since. A recent… 752 more words