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UNIST to track the spread of deadly Avian influenza
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has embarked on a research project to develop a new type of tracking device, capable of monitoring the migration routes of wild birds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 13, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. How squid ink could make going to the dentist painless Squid ink could be used as a new imaging method at the dentist to check for gum disease, according to new research from the University of California at San Diego. Combining...
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China
On 18, 25 August and 4 September 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of four additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. (Source: WHO Avian Influenza)
Source: WHO Avian Influenza - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: avian influenza [subject], bird flu, avian flu, fowl plague, influenza in birds, avian bird flu, h5n1, avian influenza [subject], bird flu, avian flu, fowl plague, influenza in birds, avian bird flu, h5n1, influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pan Source Type: news

Why You Should Think Twice About Playing With Puppies in a Pet Store
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized animals campylobacter campylobacter outbreak Dog Dogs health risks pet diseases pet store outbreak Petland Pets public health puppies puppy puppy outbreak Source Type: news

Aethlon Medical wins FDA EAP designation for Hemopurifier
Aethlon Medical (NSDQ:AEMD) said today it received an Expedited Access Pathway designation for its Aethlon Hemopurifier designed for treating life-threatening viruses. The San Diego-based company said its Hemopurifier has been validated to capture a “broad spectrum of viruses that are highly glycosylated”, which includes lethal strains of pandemic influenza, mosquito-borne viruses and hemorrhagic viruses with no currently approved treatment. “We are honored to have our Hemopurifier designated to the Expedited Access Pathway and additionally are pleased that FDA has also allowed our proposed &ldq...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Aethlon Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Namibia: Country to Continue Importing Poultry From South Africa
[Namibian] NAMIBIA will continue to import poultry products from South Africa despite reports of further spread of the H5N8 avian bird flu to the Western Cape over recent weeks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

H7N9 Avian Flu Continues to Spread, Worsen in China H7N9 Avian Flu Continues to Spread, Worsen in China
Asian avian influenza A has spread widely in China, and the latest outbreak gave rise to more resistant and pathogenic strains, increasing the risk for a pandemic, experts said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Avian Flu Continues to Spread, Worsen in China
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Update: Increase in Human Infections with Novel Asian Lineage Avian Influenza A(H7N9) Viruses During the Fifth Epidemic — China, October 1, 2016–August 7, 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

South Africa: MEC to Give Update On Avian Flu Control Measures
[News24Wire] Western Cape Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde will on Thursday afternoon update members of the media about the status of avian flu in the province as well as control measures currently in place, his spokesperson said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China
On 4 August 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of one additional laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. (Source: WHO Avian Influenza)
Source: WHO Avian Influenza - September 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: avian influenza [subject], bird flu, avian flu, fowl plague, influenza in birds, avian bird flu, h5n1, avian influenza [subject], bird flu, avian flu, fowl plague, influenza in birds, avian bird flu, h5n1, influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pan Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Geared Up Amid Fears of Bird Flu
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Government has assured the general public that all strategies are in place to ensure that the country stays free from Avian Influenza, popularly known as bird flu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Minister Senzeni Zokwana - Media Briefing On Avian Influenza
[Govt of SA] Minister Senzeni Zokwana briefing the media on Avian Influenza (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa hit by 24 bird flu outbreaks since June
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa has detected 24 outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of bird flu since June, including 10 at commercial chicken farms and three at ostrich farms, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa: Western Cape Agriculture on Avian Influenza Outbreak at Poultry Farm
[Govt of SA] The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a commercial layer poultry farm in the province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Avian Influenza Detected On a Cape Poultry Farm
[SAnews.gov.za] The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a commercial layer poultry farm. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Poultry Ban Lifted, but Some Restrictions Remain
[East African] Kenya plans to institute tough measures on imports of poultry products from Uganda even as it lifted restrictions imposed in January following an outbreak of bird flu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Philippines watching suspected bird flu cases in humans
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines started monitoring suspected bird flu cases in humans on Friday after 34 farm workers in two towns north of the capital Manila developed flu-like symptoms after direct exposure to infected fowl. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Emergent cellular self-organization and mechanosensation initiate follicle pattern in the avian skin
The spacing of hair in mammals and feathers in birds is one of the most apparent morphological features of the skin. This pattern arises when uniform fields of progenitor cells diversify their molecular fate while adopting higher-order structure. Using the nascent skin of the developing chicken embryo as a model system, we find that morphological and molecular symmetries are simultaneously broken by an emergent process of cellular self-organization. The key initiators of heterogeneity are dermal progenitors, which spontaneously aggregate through contractility-driven cellular pulling. Concurrently, this dermal cell aggregat...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Shyer, A. E., Rodrigues, A. R., Schroeder, G. G., Kassianidou, E., Kumar, S., Harland, R. M. Tags: Development reports Source Type: news

Health Officials Worry A Deadly Avian Flu In China Could Be Next Pandemic
The virus could mutate and spread. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials Worry A Deadly Avian Flu In China Could Be Next Pandemic
The virus could mutate and spread. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health Officials Worry A Deadly Avian Flu In China Could Be Next Pandemic
The virus could mutate and spread. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials Worry A Deadly Avian Flu In China Could Be Next Pandemic
The virus could mutate and spread. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

South Africa's bird flu outbreak threatens poultry industry: minister
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - An outbreak of bird flu in South Africa threatens the country's poultry industry and jobs, Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said on Tuesday after meeting with poultry industry executives. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philippines deploys troops to a second province to fight bird flu
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has deployed more troops to cull thousands of chickens one day after the farm ministry confirmed the spread of bird flu into a second province north of the capital, Manila. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Declared Free From Bird Flu
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in conjunction with the ministry of health on Saturday announced that the country is free from bird flu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China confirms bird flu outbreak at quail farms in Guizhou province
BEIJING (Reuters) - China confirmed a bird flu outbreak at quail farms in the country's southwestern province of Guizhou, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Virus with an eggshell
(Wiley) Avian flu can be transmitted from birds to humans; transmission among humans, however, is limited. The reason may be an eggshell-like mineral layer that the virus acquires due to the high calcium concentration in the intestines of birds. As reported by Chinese researchers in the journal Angewandte Chemie, these mineralized viruses are significantly more infectious and, in addition, more robust and heat stable than the native viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Philippines reports second outbreak of bird flu
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has found a second outbreak of bird flu in another province in the main Luzon island, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said on Friday, a week after reporting the country's first case of the poultry disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Korea lifts ban on U.S. poultry, egg imports: USDA
CHICAGO (Reuters) - South Korea has lifted a ban on imports of U.S. poultry and eggs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday, removing an obstacle to trade that stemmed from worries about avian flu. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philippine troops to help cull thousands of fowl in bird flu battle
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will deploy hundreds of troops to hasten a cull of about 600,000 fowl, the farm minister said on Wednesday, as part of efforts to rein in the Southeast Asian nation's first outbreak of bird flu. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa: Western Cape Agriculture Confirms Presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Two Ostrich Farms in Heidelberg Area
[Govt of SA] The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza (HPAI), type H5N8, in two ostrich farms in the Heidelberg area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa's Western Cape province confirms presence of H5N8 bird flu
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's Western Cape has detected type H5N8 bird flu on two ostrich farms, the province's agriculture department said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa: Western Cape Department of Agriculture On Possible Incidence of Bird Flu in Western Cape
[Govt of SA] The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is investigating possible incidences of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza (HPAI), type H5N8, in two ostrich farms in the Heidelberg area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Philippines warns against killing of migratory birds amid avian flu outbreak
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Sunday warned citizens not to kill or poach migratory birds that usually fly in from China, the possible source of a virus that triggered the Southeast Asian nation's first outbreak of avian flu, to avoid worsening the situation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philippines to cull 200,000 fowl after bird flu outbreak
The Philippines will cull at least 200,000 birds after confirming its first bird flu outbreak, but no animal-to-human transmission has been reported (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Philippines to cull 200,000 fouls after bird flu outbreak
The Philippines will cull at least 200,000 birds after confirming its first bird flu outbreak, but no animal-to-human transmission has been reported (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Philippines reports first avian flu outbreak, to cull 200,000 birds
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will cull 200,000 chickens, quails and ducks after confirming the country's first outbreak of bird flu, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philippines to cull 400,000 fouls after bird flu outbreak
The Philippines will cull at least 400,000 birds after confirming its first bird flu outbreak, but no animal-to-human transmission has been reported (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Philippines reports first avian flu outbreak, to cull 400,000 birds
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines reported its first outbreak of bird flu on Friday and Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said 400,000 birds will be culled to contain the spread of the poultry disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Avian Flu Threatens Poultry Production
[Financial Gazette] Poultry production in Zimbabwe and its neighbours is under threat from the outbreak of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), which is commonly referred to as the bird flu, the Food and Agriculture Organisation has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Zimbabwe, South Africa Lose One Million Chickens to Bird Flu
[The Herald] Zimbabwe and South Africa have lost over one million chickens to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), it has been learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dutch may need to cull millions of hens after insecticide found in eggs
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Millions of hens may need to be culled in the Netherlands after traces of a potentially harmful insecticide were found in eggs, a Dutch farming group said, ratcheting up the strain on a sector still reeling from a bird flu outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pricing externalities to balance public risks and benefits of research - Farquhar S, Cotton-Barratt O, Snyder-Beattie A.
How should scientific funders evaluate research with public health risks? Some risky work is valuable, but accepting too much risk may be ethically neglectful. Recent controversy over H5N1 influenza experiments has highlighted the difficulty of this proble... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dutch farmers to cull millions of hens after toxic insecticide fipronil found in eggs
Millions of hens may need to be culled in the Netherlands after traces of a potentially harmful insecticide were found in eggs, a Dutch farming group said, ratcheting up the strain on a sector still reeling from a bird flu outbreak. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China
On 11, 14, and 21 July 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of three individual laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. (Source: WHO Avian Influenza)
Source: WHO Avian Influenza - August 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: avian influenza [subject], bird flu, avian flu, fowl plague, influenza in birds, avian bird flu, h5n1, avian influenza [subject], bird flu, avian flu, fowl plague, influenza in birds, avian bird flu, h5n1, influenza [subject], flu, seasonal influenza, pan Source Type: news

Dutch may need to cull millions of hens after contamination
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Millions of hens may need to be culled in the Netherlands after traces of a potentially harmful insecticide were found in eggs, a Dutch farming group said, ratcheting up the strain on a sector still reeling from a bird flu outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mozambique: Ban On Poultry Products Driving Prices Up
[AIM] Maputo -The ban imposed in June by the authorities on imports of all birds and their derivatives from the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Zimbabwe in the wake of an outbreak of avian flu in those countries is driving prices up in Mozambique. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Avian Flu Hits Again
[The Herald] Lanark Farm in Beatrice has been hit again by a highly pathogenic avian influenza, the second time that the farm has had such an attack. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news