H5N1, Bird Flu Updates - page 21

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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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    UK, Stratford-upon-Avon

    http://www.sundaymercury.net/news/mi...6331-28200030/

    Don't confirmed yet, but it would not be the first time for H5N1 to make an appearance in Engand.

    Quote from www.sundaymercury.net
    HORRIFIED bird lovers demanded an urgent investigation last night after the mystery deaths of SIXTEEN swans in just six weeks.
    The ‘unprecedented’ number of fatalities has wiped out around 30 per cent of the population along the River Avon in Stratford-upon-Avon.
    Now wildlife experts are calling for immediate tests on the dead bodies – after raising fears that Bird Flu may be responsible.
    (again, thank you crofsblog)
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    Vietnam

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...14&postcount=1

    Quote from www.flutrackers.com

    VH-day 17.2, the Hospital of Hue Medical and Pharmaceutical University, said Dinh Thi Hue patients (15 years, in Nam Dong district, Thua Thien-Hue) suspected influenza A/H5N1, each hospital admission in this mortality.

    Earlier, about 16 hours 30 minutes 14.2 days, patients given emergency Hue Hospital at Hue University of Medicine with symptoms of flu such as H5N1 flu, shortness of breath, acute respiratory failure, pneumonia ... To 17 hours with 30 days, the patient was transferred to Hue Central Hospital and died the same day as 20 hours.

    After the patient died Dinh Thi Hue, 27 doctors, nurses, nurses, technicians of the University Hospital of Hue Medical and Pharmaceutical been exposed to this patient and four patients with Hue were roommates for medication tamiflu and quarantined to prevent influenza A/H5N1.
    (thanks to Avian flu diary for the heads up on this fatal human case)
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    Banteay Meanchey province, Cambodia

    http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.p...-outbreak.html

    Quote from www.phnompenhpost.com
    Samples taken from Prak Sophorn, 21, who died on February 13, and her 11-month old son, Sun Nga, who died on February 15, were sent to the World Health Organization for testing and results are expected soon.

    Keo Sopheaktra, director of Banteay Meanchey province’s health department, said the mother and son became sick after eating infected chicken.

    He said seven villagers who helped clean Prak Sophorn’s body for cremation have been admitted to the Mongkol Borei district hospital for treatment after each developed a fever and cough.
    (hat tip pandemic information news)
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    Quote from indigo girl
    Vietnam

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...14&postcount=1

    VH-day 17.2, the Hospital of Hue Medical and Pharmaceutical University, said Dinh Thi Hue patients (15 years, in Nam Dong district, Thua Thien-Hue) suspected influenza A/H5N1, each hospital admission in this mortality.

    Earlier, about 16 hours 30 minutes 14.2 days, patients given emergency Hue Hospital at Hue University of Medicine with symptoms of flu such as H5N1 flu, shortness of breath, acute respiratory failure, pneumonia ... To 17 hours with 30 days, the patient was transferred to Hue Central Hospital and died the same day as 20 hours.

    After the patient died Dinh Thi Hue, 27 doctors, nurses, nurses, technicians of the University Hospital of Hue Medical and Pharmaceutical been exposed to this patient and four patients with Hue were roommates for medication tamiflu and quarantined to prevent influenza A/H5N1.


    (thanks to Avian flu diary for the heads up on this fatal human case)

    The test results on this patient suspected with H5N1 indicate that the patient who died was infected with Influenza A(H1N1) not H5N1 (bird flu).

    see: http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...60&postcount=4
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    Thanks, for the update, Al! That does seem more likely if there were other people showing symptoms.
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    Cambodia-WHO Update

    http://www.who.int/csr/don/2011_02_25/en/index.html

    It's just influenza, but the case fatality ratio is not in our favor, and that is why we study it.

    Quote from http://www.who.int
    A 19-year-old female, from Takong village, Ta Kong commune, Malay district, Banteay Meanchey Province, developed symptoms on early hours of 5 February, was admitted to a private clinic on 9 February, referred to a hospital on 12 February, and died on 12 February without avian influenza being considered as a diagnosis. She had travelled from her home with her husband, her 11-month old son, her mother in law and her sister in law to Rokar Chor village, Bantey Chakrey commune, Prash Sdach district, Prey Veng Province on 3 January. She had multiple exposures to sick and dead poultry between the second half of January and early February. A blood specimen collected at hospital on 12 February was transferred to Institut Pasteur du Cambodge on 22 February and tested positive by (polymerase chain reaction) PCR.

    The 11-month-old son developed symptoms on 5 February, was admitted to hospital 15 February and died on 17 February. He also had multiple exposures to sick and dead poultry in the same time frame. The presence of H5N1 virus in nasopharyngeal specimens was confirmed by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, the National Influenza Centre on 20 February. Of the 13 cases of human H5N1 virus infection confirmed since 2005 in Cambodia, 11 have been fatal.
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    Suspected Human H5N1 Cases - Indonesia

    For those of you following suspected human cases of H5N1 in Indonesia, 14 people have ILI symptoms in an area with H5N1 outbreaks in poultry in Central Java.

    see: http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=162661

    Elsewhere, in West Java, in area with H5N1 poultry outbreaks, there are at least two individuals hospitalized with symptoms of H5N1 infections, an adult and a child, along with dozens and dozens of other individuals being monitored for H5N1 infections. The hospitalized adult is the Head of Technical Services Unit Banyuresmi District Livestock Office. This person is in charge of eradicating H5N1 among poultry flocks in the local community.

    see:http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=161944
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    Three new human cases of H5N1 in Egypt

    Today, WHO confirmed three new cases of H5N1 in Egypt since the middle of January. One died, one was released from the hospital, and one is still hospitalized. The recent political upheaval in Egypt has obviously affected the reporting process to WHO.

    see: http://www.who.int/csr/don/2011_02_28/en/index.html
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    Silat Al-Harithiya. Palestine

    http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=365697

    Quote from www.maannews.net
    A flock of 2,000 turkeys has been diagnosed with the H5N1 "bird flu" virus in the northern West Bank village of Silat Al-Harithiya near Jenin, government officials said.

    The ministry official said all necessary procedures were carried out according to international standards. All farms within three kilometers were examined once every 48 hours, and a quarantine was imposed on a 10-kilometer radius for three days preventing the exit or entry of any farm birds, he said.
    (hat tip crofsblog)
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    Hong Kong

    http://www.news.gov.hk/en/categories...4_122744.shtml

    Not surprisingly, it seems to be showing up in all the usual locations this time of year, and it likely originated in mainland China.

    Quote from www.news.gov.hk
    Laboratory tests have confirmed the goose carcass found on Lantau Island on March 1 was infected with the H5N1 virus.

    The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department today said the highly decomposed bird was picked up at a beach near Sham Shek Tsuen.
    (hat tip crofsblog)


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