Infection par le Virus de la grippe aviaire ou d'une autre origine animale

A Flu Epidemic That Threatens Birds, Not Humans

Although much of the country has barely noticed, avian influenza — a version of the virus that generated “Killer Bird Flu!” headlines a decade ago — is now sweeping the Midwest.
More than 20 million turkeys and chickens have died or been culled; Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin have declared states of emergency; and teams of experts are trying to figure out how the new virus is spreading.

U.S. government preps its response as another avian flu touches down

Amid the United States' battle with the current avian flu outbreak in poultry, the CDC on Wednesday announced plans to develop a vaccine to protect humans from a potential outbreak.
The virus--which has lead to the death of nearly 7 million birds since early last month--has had its most dramatic impact on commercial poultry in the Midwest. Though officials are "cautiously optimistic" that there won't be human cases, USA Today reported, the government routinely researches potential vaccines as a public health measure.

H5N2 reaches Wisconsin, expands in SD, Minnesota

The rash of H5N2 avian influenza outbreaks has spread farther across the Midwest, with a Wisconsin chicken farm joining the list of affected sites today, following two new turkey outbreaks in South Dakota and another in Minnesota over the weekend.
Poultry scientists say it's a mystery why the virus is popping up in many widely scattered locations in a short period, especially given that on most farms, just one of several barns is hit by the virus. In Minnesota, wildlife experts have not found the virus in any wild birds so far.

H5N2 strikes 8 more Minnesota farms, reaches Iowa

The H5N2 avian influenza virus has taken another big and unexplained jump, invading eight more Minnesota turkey farms in six counties and crossing the border to hit a turkey farm in northwestern Iowa, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today.
The new Minnesota outbreaks raise the state's total since early march to 22, with the number of affected turkeys well above 1 million. Three of the six counties cited in today's announcement are facing their first incursion of the virus.

WHO: Several factors fueling surge of H5N1 in Egypt

In a monthly zoonotic flu update today, the World Health Organization (WHO) said it received reports seven more H5N1 avian flu cases that were not reported on Apr 9 by the WHO's Eastern Mediterranean regional office.
The recent Egyptian cases are some of the 42 H5N1 infections confirmed in March, 11 of them fatal, in Egypt, China, and Indonesia, most of which were previously reported.

Egypt’s Avian Flu Surge Lacks an Explanation

Cases of H5N1 avian flu have been surging in Egypt since the fall. Egypt has now passed Indonesia as the country with the most human cases in total since the virus was first found in Hong Kong almost 20 years ago.
About a third of the 336 cases Egypt has reported to the World Health Organization since 2006 have been fatal. H5N1 avian flu still has killed more people in Indonesia.

La confiance des médecins dans la vaccination, point clef pour l'application des recommandations vaccinales

Ces dernières années, un accroissement préoccupant d'opinions défavorables à la vaccination a été constaté dans la population générale en France. Plusieurs controverses ont eu lieu depuis la fin des années 1990 :
  • maladies neurodégénératives et vaccination contre l'hépatite B,
  • remise en cause de la vaccination contre la grippe pandémique A(H1N1)pdm09,
  • plaintes pénales à propos d'événements indésirables attribués à la vaccination contre les papillomavirus,
  • mise en cause de l'aluminium présent dans certains vaccins.

Annual New Technologies, New Vaccines conference to begin Sunday

World health industry leaders will meet for the 10th Annual New Technologies, New Vaccines conference Sunday through Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware.
Over 100 business owners, representatives of regulatory agencies and scientists traveled from across the globe to attend the conference. The leaders will exchange their latest discoveries and advancements as they battle against deadly diseases and potential future pandemics like HIV, Ebola and influenza strains.

Discussion topics from Pandemic Influenza, 2nd Edition

Pandemic influenza is a re-emerging disease with serious public health consequences. The H1N1 pandemic in 2009-10 and the continuing threat to humans from avian influenza H5N1 and H5N8 have underlined this threat.
Particularly in an increasingly globalised society, it is essential that we have preparedness plans in please at a local, national and international level.

STC to work with Alberta Health to control vaccine inventory

Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC) was recently awarded a contract with Alberta Health to help improve the management process and distribution of vaccine supply.