Recombinomics Commentary 14:39
January 11, 2010
Recent sequences from five fatal cases in Brazil were released, including an HA sequence with D225G, a polymorphism which had only been seen in fatal cases in Brazil.  This 100% case fatality rate linked to samples with D225 or D225N has been reported for several countries, but in many instances the origin of the sample has been the affected tissue.  This might skew data toward fatal cases because most milder cases are diagnosed via nasopharyngeal swabs which may have lower levels of H1N1 with D225G.  However, the Brazilian sample, A/ Rio de Janeiro/5826/2009 was a nasopharyngeal swab, demonstrating that D225G could be identified through an upper respiratory source commonly used for milder cases. 

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Australia
•  First Tamiflu Resistant H1N1 Case in Australia (Link) eMJA (Link)
•  RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service: Mystery Disease Killing Cattle In New South Wales, Australia (Link)

Canada
•  Pandemic exposed communications gap (Link)

Denmark
•  Pro-MED: H1N1 in pigs in Denmark (Link)

India
•  Preliminary test says no avian flu in Kaziranga (Link)

Indonesia
•  Hospital treats 20 year old bird flu suspect patient (Link) untranslated original (Link)
•  CIDRAP: Indonesian child recovering from H5N1 infection (Link)

Italy
•  Sicily: A/H1N1 in swine (Link)

Netherlands
•  Caprine contagion – Q Fever (Link)

United States
•  US: FDA advises on manufacturing MNPs during a pandemic (Link)

General
•  World Health Organization to review swine flu response (Link)

Commentary
•  Recombinomics: Ukraine Fatalities Jump to 940 – Over 4 Million Infected (Link)

 

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