H5N1, Bird Flu Updates - page 4

Tracking Bird Flu Cases Bird flu deserves its own thread for tracking suspected and confirmed cases. It's not the pandemic virus, but it is still an ongoing and significant threat because of its virulence. As Margaret Chan,... Read More

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    Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India


    Quote from crofsblogs.typepad.com
    A bird flu scare has hit the Kaziranga National Park in Assam with carcasses of at least a dozen migratory Bar-headed Geese found in the sanctuary, officials said Friday.

    A park warden said at least seven geese were found dead Friday. Five carcasses of the same species that had recently arrived at the sanctuary from Siberia were recovered Thursday.

    ‘A team of experts, including veterinarians, are carrying out post-mortem of the birds and samples would be sent to Bhopal to find out if the deaths were due to avian influenza or some other disease,’ a park ranger told IANS.

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    Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia


    Quote from www.thejakartapost.com
    A 17-year-old teenager who is suspected of having contracted the H1N1 bird flu virus is in a critical condition at the Arifin Achmad regional public hospital in Pekanbaru, Riau.

    The hospital head for bird flu control, Azisman Saad, said Sunday the teenager was receiving intensive treatment in an isolation room at the hospital.

    “The suspect is still in a comma-like condition and is suffering from a high fever,” Azisman said.

    He added the patient needed a machine to assist his breathing.
    (hat tip pfi/pixie)
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    Beni Suef, Egypt

    This the 91st lab confirmed case of H5N1 bird flu in Egypt. The case fatality rate is improving for the disease in that country, but is still high. To put this into persepective, the CFR in the 1918 pandemic was a horrific 2% and millions died across the globe. Now, compare this with a 60% CFR in Egypt or the greater than 80% CFR of Indonesia, and it is easy to understand the concern that H5N1 generates. Luckily, it has not yet developed the ability to become more transmissible. With luck, that may never happen.

    Quote from afludiary.blogspot.com
    Ministry of Health on the status of injury No. 91 for bird flu-old girl (20 years) from Beni Suef.

    The Health Ministry said in a statement that the onset of symptoms the disease the patient was on Jan. 6, entered the hospital in Beni Suef, issued January 11, has been suffering from fever, cough, sore throat and difficulty in breathing, after they were dealing with dead birds suspected of being infected with disease, and make sure that today, Wednesday, she became ill and was given the drug Tamiflu in stable condition.
    More at: http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2010/0...infection.html
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    H5N1: Far From Gone
    Quote from crofsblogs.typepad.com
    While the world's flu fighters have concentrated on countering the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, avian influenza H5N1 has quietly continued to take its toll on both poultry and humans.

    Last year, 17 countries, stretching from Côte d'Ivoire and Germany to China and Japan, reported outbreaks of H5N1 in domestic poultry and wild birds; and the World Health Organization, which still says H5N1 poses a pandemic threat, recorded 72 human cases, 32 of them fatal.

    The brunt of the outbreak, entering its eighth year, is still in China and the developing countries of Southeast Asia. Indonesia alone accounted for 19 of the 32 H5N1 deaths; Vietnam, for 5 and China, for 4. But there are glimmers of progress.
    More at: http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/2...from-gone.html
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    Egyptian Media Reports 92nd Human Case of H5N1


    It is worrisome that swine flu cases are occurring concurrently in Egypt as well.

    Quote from afludiary.blogspot.com
    ...a child from the province Dakahliya one year old and a half.

    The ministry of Health on "Friday" that the onset of symptoms since the child started on 7 January, where he entered the hospital in Mansoura issued on Jan. 12, suffering from fever, cough and shortness of breath.

    She noted that it had been given proper treatment of the drug "Tamiflu" as soon as a suspected injury, and his health is stable and in good health.
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    I was reading an article on bird flu the other day on the internet. I found this article interesting. Just have a look.

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    Egyptian Bird Flu Case #93

    Center Ghanyim Assiut Governorate


    Quote from translate.google.com
    ...the ministry announced the discovery of human case of bird flu, No. 93 for a child aged 3 years Center Ghanyim Assiut Governorate.

    A statement of the "health" that the boy's parents reported being exposed to birds suspected of having bird flu, prompting authorities of the Ministry to take a sample for analysis after being suspected of becoming ill, but now, according to the statement, received the necessary treatment of his condition and became landed good.
    (hat tip flutrackers/commonground)
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    West Bengal, India


    Quote from www.hindustantimes.com
    Bird flu has erupted in West Bengal after a gap of seven months.

    Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) has found the bird flu virus (H5N1 strain) in seven out of 12 samples received from Murshidabad district, in the north-central part of the state.

    “Three samples last week and four on Tuesday tested positive,” HSADL Joint Director Shiv Charan Dubey told HT.
    Based on the Bhopal lab report, the department of animal husbandry, dairy, and fisheries (DAHD) of the Centre has written to the West Bengal government, asking it to take steps like culling birds that are within 3 km of the Nagar and Hazarabati villages of the Khargram block, the centre of the outbreak. More than 3,000 birds had been culled in the area, sources said.
    (hat tip pfi/pixie)
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    Sadly, the young woman in post #32 has died. They don't have her age exactly right but she is the 91st case of bird flu infection. Her death is not surprising. Why? Because most of the deaths from bird flu in Egypt have been in adult cases. The kids tend to survive. We don't know why. This strange anomaly has been occurring since last year. Right before the swine flu pandemic began, the WHO was supposed to be sending in a team to Egypt to investigate all of the new cases of bird flu because that was when the virus began infecting toddlers. It was a totally new demographic for bird flu in Egypt. And even more astounding, these kids were not dying like the adults. To this day, this has never been explained, and apparently this is still going on.

    Quote from afludiary.blogspot.com
    Ministry of Health announced the death of a No. 91 of avian flu, becoming the victim No. 28 of the disease since it appeared in Egypt in 2006 so far This is the first event of the death in 2010.

    Case of a girl, aged "29 years" of Beni Suef, started showing symptoms on 6 January this year, and the effect was entered Beni Suef hospital on January 11, has been suffering from fever, cough, sore throat and difficulty in breathing, after exposure to dealing with dead birds suspected of being infected with the disease, and is beginning to emerge and given Tamiflu as of that date so far for more than 10 consecutive days, which confirms that the impact of the drug in the situation.
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    Ha Tinh, Vietnam


    They will never be able to eradicate H5N1 from Vietnam. This is like sticking a finger into a dyke.

    Quote from crofsblogs.typepad.com
    A flock of ducks owned by Trinh Van Thuat in Tien Tien hamlet, Thach Quy ward, Ha Tinh province died en masse after being infected with bird flu virus, confirmed the Head of the provincial Veterinary Department, Pham Thanh Binh on January 21.

    When almost all of this family’s ducks died suddenly in 3 days from January 17-19, the provincial Veterinary Department took a test sample and the result showed positive for the H5N1 virus.

    Quarantine stations have been set up in Thach Quy ward to monitor and control the transport of fowl from this locality.

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