Sat, Feb 25, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Thursday that there was no SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) outbreak in China, despite unverified reports circulating on the Internet.

The Chinese health authorities have said that there is no SARS outbreak within its territory, CDC Deputy Director-General Chou Jih-haw said on Thursday.

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Many Chinese Internet users have voiced concern over a possible SARS pandemic in a military hospital in Hebei Province, -according to a newspaper.

Although the Chinese government has yet to officially deny the rumor, bloggers alleged that hundreds of patients have been hospitalized in isolation wards and at least one has died from the disease, the newspaper report said.

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http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2012/02/25/2003526345

Canada
• Respiratory virus may have killed 11 seniors

China
• Chinese Netizens Claim SARS Has Returned, Blog posts say several have already died
• China confirms adenovirus outbreak: CDC
• SARS Rumour Update: East Wing of Hubei Baoding No.252 Hospital is Guarded by Army and Police
• Binchuan unknown “group with Fever etiology” has been confirmed the http://www.sdchina.com Source
• Variant of the SARS: Jingxian Hebei hospital blockades floors ● 100 people were isolated, deaths

Egypt
• Avian influenza (H5N1) invades Egypt
• Egypt reports two cases of bird flu

France
• Influenza-like illness surveillance

Hungary
• Budapest children’s hospital “quarantined” due to spreading flu epidemic

Hungary
• Influenza raging after late start

Indonesia
• Urban areas need better planning
• Bird Flu Grabs Life Of Boy In Bali
• Child Dies of Bird Flu in Bali
• Development of Bird Flu Cases
• Examination of Avian Influenza Contingency Negative Patients

Japan
• Flu vaccine may not be effective

Malaysia
• 67 students in Malacca school quarantined after showing ILI symptoms

New Zealand
• Emerging influenza viruses in animals still a threat to human health

United States
• MO: Flu Cases On the Rise Around Missouri
• OK: Flu Season Starting To Peak In Oklahoma
• OK: Vian Community Remembers Homecoming Queen Who Died Suddenly (Oklahoma)

Vietnam
• Health ministry rallies efforts to fight bird flu
• Lacking a new vaccine, Vietnam highly susceptible to bird flu pandemic
• HCMC to inspect poultry traders to tackle bird flu
• New plan developed to combat spread of bird flu
• Nam Dinh: H5N1 in domestic birds
• Human trials for bird flu vaccine successful

Research
• Germ warfare: The creation of a lethal virus sparks a debate pitting science against security
• Bird flu ‘more widespread than thought but less deadly’
• NewScientist: New doubt over H5N1 death rate – but risks still high
• Researchers identify new H5N1 subclade in India
• Bird Flu: More common, less deadly than we thought?
• WHO picks two new strains for next season’s flu vaccine (2012-2013)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: Diverse Ferret H5N1 Transmission Pathways
• Recombinomics: Similarities In CDC and Fouchier H5N1 Transmission Papers
• Recombinomics: 2011 Human H5N1 Sequence Cluster In Egypt