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October 01, 2007

H5N1 detection in 28 minutes?

Lots of stories on the wires (e.g., here) about a Nature Medicine paper describing a handheld microfluidic lab-on-a-chip to detect H5N1 inexpensively in less than 30 minutes. It was hard to understand what was involved from the news articles so I retrieved the paper (published online in advance of regular appearance in the journal hardcopy). It wasn't a particularly easy read, but here is what I was able to decipher.

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Canada: Second farm under H7N3 quarantine

Via CBC News: 2nd Saskatchewan farm under quarantine over avian flu worries. Excerpt:

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has put another Saskatchewan chicken farm under quarantine, but says the move is only a precautionary measure.

The small farm affected by the decision on Friday is less than three kilometres away from Pedigree Poultry, a much larger operation just north of Regina, where officials confirmed on Thursday they had found a strain of avian influenza.

The CFIA said the quarantine measures are standard given the close proximity of the two farms. It said the 20 chickens tested on what the agency calls a "small backyard operation" have shown no signs of disease.

More than 50,000 chickens at the Pedigree Poultry operation near Regina Beach were to be killed and all equipment thoroughly sanitized.

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Crucell says discovers antibodies to treat, prevent H5N1 avian flu ... - Forbes


Crucell says discovers antibodies to treat, prevent H5N1 avian flu ...
Forbes, NY - Sep 27, 2007
The Dutch biotech company said 21 human monoclonal antibodies were discovered, adding that they were able to neutralise the H5N1 virus of avian influenza. ...

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H5N1 Could Infect the Unborn - ShortNews.com


H5N1 Could Infect the Unborn
ShortNews.com, Germany - 20 hours ago
Samples were taken from a male and female that were killed by H5N1 to see what the virus does to other human organs. Bird flu genetic material and ...

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China Bans Poultry From Canada - AHN


AFP

China Bans Poultry From Canada
AHN - 11 hours ago
... the H7N3 strain of bird flu, which is not deadly to humans. The H5N1 has killed about 200 people. The strain was circulating in Asia, Africa and Europe.
China bans Canadian poultry imports AFP
China bans poultry imports from Canada China Daily
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Man's death pushes Indonesia's H5N1 fatality toll to 86 - CIDRAP


Gulf News

Man's death pushes Indonesia's H5N1 fatality toll to 86
CIDRAP, MN - 4 hours ago
Oct 1, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Indonesia's health ministry announced today that a 21-year-old man who lived near Jakarta died of H5N1 avian influenza, ...
Indonesia reports 86th bird flu death AFP
Bird Flu Claims 86th Human Life In Indonesia AHN
Another Indonesian man dies from bird flu Radio Australia
Earthtimes.org - Xinhua
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Bird Flu Claims 86th Human Life In Indonesia

Bird Flu Claims 86th Human Life In Indonesia October 1, 2007 - Topics flu, h5n1, bird flu, hospital, poultry and birds A 21-year-old man from Jakarta, Indonesian was confirmed to be the 86th person

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