Pandemic News/Awareness. - page 24

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  1. by   indigo girl
    Hungary admits to being the possible source of the H5N1 virus that
    that caused an outbreak at a British turkey factory farm. The virus
    found in Britain is virtually identical to the virus in Hungary so that this
    information is not surprising. The admission is the surprise.

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...70&postcount=1

    Quote from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/05/13/wflu13.xml
    Bognar Lajos, Hungary's deputy chief veterinary officer, conceded that the H5N1 virus could have gone undetected in a Hungarian turkey flock which was sent to slaughter.

    Mr Lajos said: "It is possible that the virus was still in an incubation period in a flock and no symptoms would have been seen. Such a flock could have been sent to slaughter and the meat transported to the UK. The problem was not with Hungary though. The problem was Bernard Matthews and its biosecurity."
  2. by   indigo girl
    Ghana, still trying to control the spread of avian flu, and educate its
    citizens.

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...8&postcount=10

    http://www.recombinomics.com/News/05...na_Spread.html
  3. by   indigo girl
    Indonesia

    The flu forums have been following translations of reports of a 26 yr old
    woman, who was 4 months pregnant. She died today. The reports are now appearing in the English speaking press. The cause of her infection is not really clear. We have read that she cooked a chicken that had died, but this seems unlikely as avian flu has been endemic in that area, and surely most would know enough not to eat sick birds. But, then again her family was poor. She had a Christian funeral. This is so sad.

    Pregnant women were the highest risk group in 1918.

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/detail...3210725&irec=0
    http://crofsblogs.typepad.com/h5n1/2...sia_bird_.html
    http://www.curevents.com/vb/showpost...1&postcount=87
    Last edit by indigo girl on May 13, '07
  4. by   indigo girl
    More from Indonesia:
    http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2007/0...-fatality.html

    Quote from http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/276085/1/.html
    The official said 20 other people were undergoing treatment for the virus in hospitals around Indonesia, the nation worst hit by the virus.
    Quote from afludiary.blogspot.com/2007/05/indonesia-confirms-76th-fatality.html
    While we've heard very little officially from Indonesia in the past few months, the local media has reported a steady trickle of cases going into hospitals, and then rarely any follow up on the cases.

    The surprise here isn't that they have 20 suspected cases. The surprise is they are publicly admitting it.

    This sudden candor may be due, in part, to the negotiations this week in Geneva over virus samples and vaccines for developing countries.
  5. by   indigo girl
    Here are two abstracts on H5N1 documenting the results of infection in swans and cats. It appears that more than just the respiratory system is involved although we usually think about influenza as a respiratory disease. Clearly this virus is much more than that. Human cases have experienced multi organ failure.

    We can also see the necessity of keeping pets indoors if an announcement is made that HPAI, H5N1 (in the highly pathogenic form) is found in North America.

    I have listed flutrackers first because it may be easier to read than the original abstract, but you can look at either.

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23924

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...40&postcount=2

    http://www.vetpathology.org/cgi/cont...tract/44/3/261

    http://www.vetpathology.org/cgi/cont...tract/44/2/137
  6. by   indigo girl
    Rapid Response Training: The Role of Public Health in a Multi-Agency Response to Avian Influenza in the United States

    http://www.cste.org/influenza/avian.asp
    Quote from www.cste.org/influenza/avian.asp
    "We are pleased to release a new avian influenza training program that our state and local public-health partners can use to train rapid response teams," says Joshua Mott, an epidemiologist in CDC's Influenza Division who led the training development project. The training focuses on human health issues during an avian influenza investigation. Through lectures, reference materials and case studies, the course provides mechanisms to facilitate discussion and planning among people who may be called on to respond to avian influenza A (H5N1) in the United States.
    (hat tip flutrackers/Theresa42)
  7. by   indigo girl
    Breakthrough with Indonesia? We have heard this before. Will they
    release the virus samples or won't they?

    http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2007/0...indonesia.html
  8. by   indigo girl
    WHO update on Indonesia
    http://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_05_16/en/index.html
    Quote from www.who.int/csr/don/2007_05_16/en/index.html
    Seven of these cases had exposure to sick or dead poultry; the source of infection is unknown for eight cases.
    [hat tip flutrackers/niman)

    Some observations about the Indondesian situation:

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...55&postcount=7
  9. by   indigo girl
    CIDRAP update on the recent confirmed Indonesian cases, and the continuing
    problem of witholding viral samples by Indonesia:

    http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/con...indonesia.html
    (hat tip flutrackers/AnneZ)
  10. by   indigo girl
    Dr. Chan of WHO:

    http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2007/0...al-health.html


    Quotable Quotes, don't read them if you don't want to be alarmed, but they
    really did say this:
    http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2007/0...le-quotes.html
  11. by   natrgrrl
    http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/arti...cle_315333.htm

    Have you heard about the disease in China that is causing fevers and internal bleeding in pigs? Evidently 1300 pigs have been infected with this disease. The Chinese are calling it Blue Ear but I haven't heard a name for the disease from any source outside China.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/...n2772874.shtml
  12. by   indigo girl
    Quote from natrgrrl
    http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/arti...cle_315333.htm

    Have you heard about the disease in China that is causing fevers and internal bleeding in pigs? Evidently 1300 pigs have been infected with this disease. The Chinese are calling it Blue Ear but I haven't heard a name for the disease from any source outside China.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/...n2772874.shtml
    Interesting but I don't know much about it. Apparently a similiar problem is occurring in Georgia (USSR?).
  13. by   indigo girl

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