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[Pandemic Information News] Information from the Ministry of Health 1 / 2 for in Thanh Duc, Long Ho, Vinh Long has a case of severe pneumonia due to avian influenza virus.
[healthfinder.gov Daily News] U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start - healthfinder.gov: "Since 2004, we have been dealing with a large public health issue, which is the spread of avian influenza," Dr. Keiji Fukuda, head of the World Health Organization's global influenza program, said during the teleconference.
[Health news and Health articles] Bird Flu - Avian influenza situation in Egypt - a new case detected: The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt has announced a new human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection. The case is a 21-months old female from 6th October Governorate, Kerdasa District whose symptoms began on 9 January 2009.
[virology blog] New influenza antiviral drugs: The Avian influenza that many have heard of is potentially the next flu pandemic- as humans have no immunity to what is called the H5N1 virus- on of about 1 strains of avian Influenza. For an Influenza pandemic to occur, which means a global disease existence, the virus must emerge from another species to humans without immunity, as well as the ability to make more humans ill than normal.
[Home/News] SCMP.com| Online News|News from Hong Kong,China, Asia and world: According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), avian influenza, or “bird flu”, is a contagious viral disease. It usually infects only birds and pigs.
[Bird Flu Information Corner] Cirebon bird flu suspect not confirmed « Bird Flu Information Corner: respiratory tract inflammation and bronchial pneumonia. There was no indication of bird flu infection.
[Health Topic - A Free VIP Center on Health!] Avian Flu: Frequently Asked Questions | Health Topic - A Free VIP ...: Although human-to-human transmission is inefficient, all influenza viruses have the ability to change genetically, and scientists are concerned that the H5N1 virus could one day be able to spread easily from one person to another. Because the virus does not commonly infect humans, there is little or no immune protection against it in the human population.
[Be A Positive Life] Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) - Overview: Even though there is a lot of talk about bird flu, most people in the United States don’t have to worry about getting it. As of February 2007, no cases of bird flu in humans had been found in the U.S. But you can take steps to lower your chances of getting infected.
[Health news and Health articles] Bird Flu - New case of human infection with avian influenza, Viet Nam: The Ministry of Health in Viet Nam has reported a new confirmed case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case has been confirmed at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE).
[Health Life and Beauty] No indication Canada bird flu outbreak has spread | Health Life ...: pVANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - There is no indication an outbreak of bird flu in Canada has spread beyond the turkey farm near Vancouver where the disease was discovered last week but testing continues, officials said on Monday./p pCrews began killing the 60,000 turkeys at the farm in Abbotsford, British Columbia that were ordered destroyed after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed several of the birds had contracted the virus./p pOfficials say the disease was H5 avian influenza but were awaiting test results to determine the exact virus strain and it pathogenicity, a measure of how severe the illness is to birds. Initial tests indicate it was a less severe strain./p pThere were no human illnesses associated with the outbreak and Canadian officials said the health threat to people in this case was very low./p pThe H5N1 strain of the virus can infect people and is responsible for 252 human deaths since 2003, according to the World Health Organization./p pFarms within a 3 km (2 mile) radius of the initial outbreak have been quarantined for further monitoring but preliminary tests on birds from 10 of the 23 farms found no sign of the disease, a provincial agriculture official said./p pA farm outside the quarantined zone is also being monitored because there may have been human contact, such as a traveling worker, between it and the farm where the outbreak was discovered, CFIA said./p pThe farms are in the Fraser Valley east of Vancouver, which also suffered avian influenza outbreaks in 2004 and 2005./p pIt was not yet known how the turkeys in this case caught the flu but officials have speculated they may have contracted it from wild waterfowl in the area.
[Pulse + PhotoBlog] Pulse + PhotoBlog » Blog Archive » AVIAN INFLUENZA: A BIRDS EYEVIEW: Many laboratories in the WHO global influenza network have the necessary high-security facilities and reagents for performing these tests as well as considerable experience. Rapid bedside tests for the diagnosis of human influenza are also available, but do not have the precision of the more extensive laboratory testing that is currently needed to fully understand the most recent cases and determine whether human infection is spreading, either directly from birds or from person to person.
[SLA Biomedical & Life Sciences Division Blog] SLA Biomedical & Life Sciences Division Blog: H5N1: Update on ...: Potency of an inactivated avian influenza vaccine prepared from a non-pathogenic H5N1 reassortant virus generated between isolates from migratory ducks in Asia. Archives of Virology epub ahead of print, no volume or pagination yet assigned.
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[Find Your Medical Journal Here] Clinical Review: Update of Avian Influenza A Infections in Humans ...: More recently, avian influenza virus subtypes (that is, H5, H7) have been found to directly infect humans from their avian hosts. The recent emergence, host expansion, and spread of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 subtype in Asia have heightened concerns globally, both in regards to mortality from HPAI H5N1 infection in humans and the potential of a new pandemic.
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