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The few reliable sources of raw data are: FAO Empres-i and HK CHP. FAO updates its H7N9 human cases list a couple of times in a month, whereas HK CHP, weekly. Updated FAO list (edited): https://1drv.ms/b/s!ALIyah1g_f4uvDA / Updated CHP list (edited): https://1drv.ms/b/s!ALIyah1g_f4uvCw - Both have similar entries except the CHP often has age / sex data included.

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I think that at least some of the most stricken countries in the European Region - but also elsewhere with other clade 2.3.4.4 H5 strains involved ie S. Korea, Japan - recommendations are to keep close eye to people with professional or direct poultry exposure for a couple of weeks and for the most exposed an oseltamivir prophylaxis is offered. That said, some of the most recent reassortants (human/avian/swine etc.) in various parts of the boreal hemisphere showed an enhanced replicative properties in mammals (the recent H7N2 epizootic in cats in the NYC is a clear example of a virus undetected and underreported that made its way silently toward mammals without such the attention deserved to H5 or H7N9 in China; this H7N2 showed an efficient ability to infect many hundreds of cats (albeit for direct contact or droplets I can't say) and to pass to human without alarming or cause hype among media outlets. On the other hand I had never disillusioned me to think that when H5N1 is not killing somebody (and the news appears somewhere) it remains silent and quiet: these viruses are out there for decades in continous contact with hundreds million of people in the most populated area of the world, with their new lineages and reassortants (both low and highly pathogenic versions). Flu deserves better therapeuticals and vaccines, for that we are waiting for twenty years but nothing materialized from the huge amount of money spent in research (at the time of the panzootics) and in the WHO crying at the ghosts without doing almost nothing. Do you remember ebola or zika? These two remained quiet and well, then causing disasters. I would add only that all these pandemic threats that are appearing on media outlets are old stuff, good for the audience and the editors but useless if the goal is to be better prepared to a future unknown-H&N new pandemic strain.

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#Avian #Influenza, #H7N9: Recent #Human cases confirmed in #China (#FAO Empres-i, Jan. 23 '17)
Title: Avian Influenza, H7N9: Recent Human cases confirmed in China. Subject : Avian Influenza, H7N9 subtype, list of the most recent human cases notified by China. Source : FAO Empres-i, full page: (LINK) Code : [       ] ___ Documento di Microsoft Offic...

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Giuseppe Michieli commented on a post on Blogger.
Thank you very much. Have good days too.

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I have the impression that some people would have overstated the census abilties of the Brazilian authorities, from many points of view. Since there is a true GBS concern related to ZIKV, I would have expected some insight into overall excess mortality rise during the three/four weeks after ZIKV epidemic 1st wave peak. This is important if the goal is to evaluate the impact on health care infrastructure and thus on realiability of surveillance data. An overstretched HCS cannot perform very well into statistics data collection. On the other hand, Brazil continues to report H1pdm09 deaths albeit the overall picture remains blurred (few weeks into the early start of season flu epidemic was linked to around 700 fatalities). So, what is the true ability of this country to collect, process and share surveillance data?

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Uhm. Excuse me for the intrusive behaviour, but I recollect an old thinking about Pacific Islands neurological conditions, such as Lytico Bodig or blindness. This is an example for Guam: http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/157/2/149.full.pdf+html
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