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Ian M Mackay
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virologist. nerd. father. reader. writer. fixer. bad typist. not ranked in any particular order.
virologist. nerd. father. reader. writer. fixer. bad typist. not ranked in any particular order.

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Dates of onset, links between death and announcement etc Giuseppe?

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H7N9 in humans - a very busy, but poorly reported winter in China
Below is the best I can do to plot avian influenza H7N9) virus cases in humans against month. Click on image to enlarge. Ideally  this would be month that illness onset occurred - when they became ill -  but those details just are not publicly forthcoming f...

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Science needs to talk more but I know many scientists who don't...
A comment I just replied to on LinkedIn which I thought was worth expanding on here - a rare moment of clarity pre-coffee. Scientists don't engage the community - wearing their scientist hat - for a range of reasons . These can include... because their Orga...

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H7N9 is having a big season...Happy New Year!
My how things can change in 5 weeks.  If you look back a few posts you'll see that in late December, the data suggested avian influenza A(H7N9) virus was having a wimpy season - its slowest to date.  Well, thanks to 100+ cases in China which have been bulk ...

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Influenza A(H7N9) virus: detection numbers and graphs...
This is a static page that will house my graphs of influenza A(H7N9) virus ("H7N9") numbers produced by the various Ministries of Health for the provinces and municipalities of China, the World Health Organization and FluTrackers . They may take me a little...

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WHO sets the table....and lays it with MERS-CoV details
This just made my day. A Tweet from scientist and program manager at the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Embarek. In the tweet he noted that Middle East Respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) data will now be presented by WHO in an easy-to-access M...

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Snapdate: influenza H7N9 cases in humans, by the numbers...
An updated chart. [SNAPDATE'S are snap updates that don't have lots of detail and chat...although they almost always end up having lots of chat!] A summary of the monthly, weekly and daily data graphing human avian influenza A(H7N9) virus infections in huma...

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H7N9:2016 has been the most quiet year to date...
Influenza A(H7N9) virus, or 'H7N9', has had a quiet year when compared to past outbreaks. All human cases to date have been linked to China. The majority of human cases have had some link with poultry - chickens or ducks - although we do hear of human-to-hu...

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Happy Festive Season to all who read this....
..whatever your shape, colour, gender, sex, size, beliefs, weight or disposition.  May 2017 be a better year for those of us who wish to see humankind progress in many peaceful, intelligent, creative and joyful ways. I wish for you a festive period that is ...

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Get off my lawn you 2016....!

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