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    WHO confirms 122nd avian influenza case in Egypt

    The Ministry of Health of Egypt has announced a case of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus. A 7 year-old male from Gharbia Governorate, developed symptoms on 20 January and was hospitalized on 20 January. He is in a stable condition.
    http://www.who.int/csr/don/2011_02_02/en/index.html
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    Bangladesh

    http://www.bdnews24.com/details.php?id=186363&cid=2

    Quote from www.bdnews24.com
    Some 8,000 chickens of a poultry farm, infected with the H5N1 virus, in Kishoreganj have been culled.

    The culled chickens, from Mozammel Haque's poultry farm at Bagadia village of Sadar Upazila, were buried on Thursday noon under the supervision of the district livestock department.
    (hat tip crofsblog)
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    Burma - H5N1 and Cholera

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english201...c_13717932.htm

    Quote from news.xinhuanet.com
    ...avian influenza H5N1 recurred in Sittway township, Myanmar's western Rakhine state, in mid-January causing death of 700 three-month-old chickens in a poultry farm in the township.

    As a preventive measure to halt the spread of the influenza, over 50,000 chickens from 75 nearby farms, suspected of carrying virulent avian influenza, were reportedly wiped out following the discovery of the unusual death of chickens in the area.
    (hat tip crofsblog)
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    Miyazaki, Japan

    http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-b...0110206a5.html

    Quote from search.japantimes.co.jp
    Miyazaki Prefecture said Saturday that birds found dead at a poultry farm in Takachiho were confirmed infected with a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu virus, the eighth case in the prefecture and 12th in Japan this winter.

    The farm raises about 40,000 broiler chickens, and prefectural officials started culling them and another 17,000 chickens at related facilities. A ban on shipping chickens and eggs was imposed for a radius of 10 km from the farm.

    In a related development, the Nagasaki Prefectural Government said Saturday a virulent strain of bird flu was found in a mandarin duck that was found dead Friday at a pond in the city of Nagasaki together with two other ducks.
    (hat tip crofsblog)
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    Cambodian girl dies from bird flu
    Feb. 9, 2011
    HNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - A five-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, the World Health Organisation said Wednesday, in the first reported fatality from the virus since early last year. The girl fell ill in the capital Phnom Penh on January 30 and was taken to hospital with symptoms of coughing and shortness of breath, a joint statement from Cambodia and the UN's public health arm said. She died on February 4.
    "Despite intensive medical care, the girl died 12 hours after admission from complications," it said. . .
    http://health.asiaone.com/Health/New...09-262609.html
    (hat tip to Sally Furniss)
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    Distribution of H5N1 in Avian Species in Japan

    Makoto at FluTrackers.com has been posting confirmed and suspected H5N1 outbreaks among poultry and wild birds in Japan. In the last 45+ days H5N1 has been confirmed in about 25% of the prefectures in Japan. H5N1 is still spreading in Japan.

    Maps at: http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=159398

    Outbreak information in this FluTrackers forum: http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=393
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    Cambodia

    http://health.asiaone.com/Health/New...09-262609.html

    Quote from health.asiaone.com
    A five-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, the World Health Organisation said Wednesday, in the first reported fatality from the virus since early last year.

    The girl fell ill in the capital Phnom Penh on January 30 and was taken to hospital with symptoms of coughing and shortness of breath, a joint statement from Cambodia and the UN's public health arm said. She died on February 4.

    "Despite intensive medical care, the girl died 12 hours after admission from complications," it said.
    (hat tip crofsblog)
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    Another Bird Flu Death in Egypt

    During the recent political crisis in Egypt, the Ministry of Health continued to do its job. An individual died in Egypt on February 7 from an H5N1 infection as noted in the post below. When this cases is reported by WHO it will become the 123rd human H5N1 infection in Egypt.

    Egypt - Man, 43, Confirmed Bird Flu Death - Menoufia Health Deputy Minister

    Monofia witnessed today the death of a new case of bird flu, which is owned by Mr. Juma Juma (43 years old - agricultural workers), and a resident of the village of Bani Gheryan Quisna Center.

    Dr. Hisham Atta, Deputy Minister of Health Menoufia, that the deceased had been detained a hospital Shebin two days ago, following the emergence of symptoms of the disease from a rise in temperature and pain of joints, and as a result of the sample were positive.

    Atta noted that it was taking samples from the relatives of the deceased, for analysis and indicate whether they have had the disease or not, to cleanse the house with disinfectant.
    http://gate.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent...%8A%D8%A9.aspx

    hat tip to Sharon Sanders
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    Savar, Bangladesh

    http://www.bdnews24.com/details.php?id=187823&cid=2

    Quote from www.bdnews24.com
    The Department of Livestock Services has ordered to cull bird flu infected 8,800 chickens of two poultry farms at Savar.

    Savar Upazila livestock office says the chickens would be culled by Sunday night as they were found infected in lab tests.

    Chickens of both the farms were dying of H5N1 virus over the last few days.
    Tripura, India

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/...cle1471817.ece

    Quote from www.thehindu.com
    “The Tripura government has sounded an alert in the state following outbreak of avian influenza in R K Nagar farm (about 6 km from here) and about 3,000 ducks and chicken were culled there yesterday,” Principal Secretary of Animal Resource Development department Sriram Taranikant told reporters.

    Mr. Taranikant said that as preventive measures poultry and egg markets within 10 km radius of the R K Nagar farm were closed, restrictions imposed on the movement of personnel working in the farm, strict surveillance was being maintained in the farm and adjacent areas and the entire area being sanitised.

    Following instructions from the Central expert team, the State government decided to cull poultry birds within 3 km radius of the infected farm.
    (hat tip to crofsblog for both links)
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    Garut, West Java

    http://birdflucorner.wordpress.com/2...e-of-bird-flu/

    So, I fail to understand why not the Philippines, and why not New Guinea or Singapore? China has it. Japan, Korea...
    Everywhere in the region but there? Makes no sense.

    Quote from birdflucorner.wordpress.com
    About 300 poultries, including chickens, ducks and birds, had died in Kampung Warung, Banyuresmi, Garut, West Java, within last week. Laboratory test showed those birds died of bird flu H5N1 virus.

    Chief of Banyuresmi, Wawan Ridwan said the poultries had suddenly died without any sign of sickness, that people took it as a common death.

    For preventing any possible disease transmission to human, Livestock Service is now socializing the culling plan with locals in Kampung Warung.
    (hat tip crofsblog)


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