Pandemic

Guinea: Ebola death toll reaches 70

Sunday, March 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Susanna Capelouto CNN.com Sat March 29, 2014 At least 70 people are reported to have died from Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Guinea, according to a statement from the West African nation’s health ministry. Officials say there are at least 111 suspected cases of the viral disease, which spreads in the blood and shuts... »

Ebola scare forces Senegal to close borders

Sunday, March 30, 2014
By Paul Martin

Guinea records more cases and deaths, as Senegal shuts crossings amid reports of cases in other neighbouring states. Aljazeera.com 30 Mar 2014 Health officials are racing to contain a deadly Ebola epidemic in Guinea, with one neighbouring state closing its borders and two others reporting cases amid warnings of a “serious threat” to the... »

Health Warning: Flu from the Same Strain as H1N1 Spreading in New Zealand

Saturday, March 29, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Reissa Su IBINews.com March 27, 2014 A flu strain similar to the H1N1 or more commonly known as swine flu is currently sweeping over New Zealand. The pre-winter flu virus has prompted health authorities to encourage New Zealanders to have their flu shots early. According to reports, the flu pandemic is caused by... »

Six New Cases of Human Infection with H7N9 Virus are Reported to WHO

Saturday, March 29, 2014
By Paul Martin

Infectioncontroltoday.com Mar. 28, 2014 Between March 20 and March 25, 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of six additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. Details of the case reported on March 20 are as follows: A 78-year-old man... »

Fear in Guinea capital as Ebola virus spreads

Saturday, March 29, 2014
By Paul Martin

New cases confirmed in Conakry spark fears of the deadly virus spreading far beyond the West African nation’s borders. Aljazeera.com 29 Mar 2014 Ebola, one of the world’s most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country’s seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe... »

US Government Showing Major Concern For A Devastating ZERO DAY Pandemic Exploit

Saturday, March 29, 2014
By Paul Martin

Pissinontheroses.blogspot.com Monday, March 24, 2014 The US Government is showing great concern that a nationally devastating pandemic may be at hand. Specifically USG is preparing for a zero day exploit of a transmittable pathogen with no known cure or available vaccination. In that regard, USG is taking the following steps. 1) The CDC... »

Deadly Ebola Virus Spreads To Port City Of 2 Million

Friday, March 28, 2014
By Paul Martin

Mouctar Bah, Agence France Presse BusinessInsider.com Mar. 28, 2014 Guinea’s capital Conakry was on high alert Friday after a deadly Ebola epidemic which has killed dozens in the southern forests was confirmed to have spread to the port city of up to two million people. Four new cases, of people believed to have been... »

Local pregnant woman, unborn child succumb to H1N1

Friday, February 28, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Alyssa Morin Easyreadernews.com February 27, 2014 The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday afternoon that an unnamed pregnant woman from the South Bay and her unborn child died of influenza A (H1N1). It has not been released in which of the beach cities the woman resided. ‚ÄúThis sad event demonstrates... »

Three more H7N9 cases; poultry tests yield fresh clues

Friday, February 28, 2014
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News Feb 27, 2014 Continuing its steady trickle of H7N9 cases, China reported three more today, as new research findings implicated chickens as the main source of the virus and emphasized the importance oropharyngeal swabs for testing birds. Human cases in the outbreak’s second wave continue to taper, with sporadic cases... »

China reports 5 more H7N9 cases; researchers cite mutation

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News Feb 24, 2014 Continuing the slow trickle of new H7N9 cases, China reported five cases over the past 3 days, as well as another death, and Hong Kong researchers today reported genetic findings from the city’s first H7N9 patient, which included a mutation that might enhance disease severity. All of... »