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WHO Monitoring H5N1 In Makassar Indonesia
Recombinomics Commentary 13:50
November 27, 2008
Two district in Makassar, each Panakkukang Makassar and now is under the monitoring of the World Health Organitation (WHO).
Both these areas are considered prone to the spread of bird flu, as poultry traders into place.
This is revealed in the meeting between the Mayor, A Herry Iskandar consultant with the WHO, Omai M. Through Omai, the WHO expressed Makassar to help in tackling the spread of the bird flu virus.
The above translation describes interest by WHO regarding H5N1 in Makassar, the site of a 19 person cluster. Although official reports maintain that these patients were H5N1 negative, the first seven tested were PCR positive base on local lab tests, as were the dying poultry in the region.
Usually H5N1 in birds is monitored by FAO, while human cases are monitored by WHO. Although the above translation describes H5N1 in poultry, and media reports indicate that the recent and future flu simulations in patients in Makassar are unrelated to the large cluster, the direct involvement of WHO on monitoring H5N1 in the region is more reassuring that WHO announcements regarding the news blackout on human H5N1 cases in Indonesia.
(comment-Did we hear of the inital test results for the other 12? I don’t think we did.)
H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance Levels in US Raise Concerns
Recombinomics Commentary 16:58
November 27, 2008
Since October 1, 2008, 21 influenza A (H1N1), five influenza A (H3N2), and eight influenza B viruses from eight states have been tested for antiviral resistance; however, 71% of the viruses tested were from only two states. Twenty of 21 influenza A (H1N1) viruses tested were resistant to oseltamivir.
Only one state has reported local influenza activity during the 2008-09 season in the United States to date, thus the number of virus specimens available for antiviral resistance testing is limited in both overall number tested and in the number of states that have submitted specimens. Currently, data on antiviral resistance, as well as the limited information on which influenza virus types or subtypes will circulate during the season, are insufficient to provide an indication of the prevalence of oseltamivir or adamantane (amantadine and rimantadine) resistance at a national or regional level. CDC has solicited a representative sample of viruses from WHO collaborating laboratories in the United States, and more specimens are expected as influenza activity increases.
H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance in United States Near 100%
Recombinomics Commentary 10:58
November 27, 2008
Twenty of 21 influenza A (H1N1) viruses tested were resistant to oseltamivir
Six influenza A (H1N1) and four influenza A (H3N2) viruses were tested for adamantane resistance. All influenza A (H1N1) viruses were sensitive to adamantanes and all influenza A (H3N2) viruses tested were resistant to adamantanes.
H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance in England Approaches 100%
Recombinomics Commentary 12:37
November 27, 2008
Fourteen of fifteen A (H1) specimens tested in the same time frame are
resistant to oseltamivir but sensitive to zanamivir and amantadine. The majority of these resistant viruses come from the south west of England with the remaining from Wales and northern England. Two influenza A (H1) isolates have been found to be resistant to oseltamivir in Scotland this season. Four further influenza A(H1) isolates are undergoing
resistance testing at the moment.
Since week 40/08 57 viruses have been characterised: nine A/Solomon Island/3/2006 (H1)-like which is similar to the vaccine strain, two A (H1) Brisbane/59/2007 (H1N1)-like (vaccine strain) and 46 A (H3) A/Brisbane/10/2007 (H3N2)-like (vaccine strain).
Bird Flu Press, distributed Disinfektan
Thursday, November 27, 2008 | 23:06 WIB
Bandar Lampung, THURSDAY – Animal Husbandry Department South Lampung (Lamsel) states that the government had provided to citizens disinfekan Village Rejomulyo, Jatiagung Sub-district, South Lampung to the spread of bird flu, although the team monitoring the bird flu that were to the village is no longer find the carcasses of dead poultry as a result of a sudden to have the virus avian influenza (AI).
“The result of the field until Wednesday (26/11) night was not found dead birds to be examined, whether the contract bird flu or not. Gen. birds have died suddenly since last week, but the new reported to us yesterday,” said Kasubdin Keswan Animal Husbandry Department Lamsel , A. Kandri, in Kalianda Lamsel, Thursday.
However, he said the government had provided disinfektan of 15 liters to residents to disemprotkan to enclosures poultry in order to anticipate the spread of bird flu. “Disinfektan have been distributed, but we still control areas,” he said.
All in the regency Lamsel is the endemic areas of bird flu in poultry detects cases of sudden death AI virus in the area throughout the year 2008.
Residents of the Village Rejomulyo reported cases of dead poultry since last week related to the officer, while cases of bird positive bird flu have been found in 2008 in the village of Margaagung, Subdistrict Jatiagung.
At the beginning of last October, bird flu cases found in the District of return Jatimulyo, the region is close to the Subdistrict Jatiagung.
Cases of bird flu occurs most often in East Lampung and South Lampung in 2008, although all districts / cities in Lampung is endemic areas of bird flu.
Regional Jatiagung and Jatimulyo is the border with the city of Bandarlampung. In the region there are large-scale poultry farm, while traffic poultry from the region to the region Bandarlampung less regular.
Kejagung: Status 19 Corruption Cases Rise to the Prosecution
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 – 19:47 wib
Nurlaili – Okezone
JAKARTA-Attorney General dump 19 case files from the investigation to the prosecution. From 19 file those cases, one case of corruption PT Pos region IV and procurement of equipment detection of bird flu virus.
“There are 19 files in the case Kejagung the day is up to the level of prosecution,” said Attorney-General’s Special Criminal Youth Affairs Marwan Effendi, Wednesday (26/11/2008).
He mentioned the cases that will be increased to the level of the prosecution case is the tomb of Land Kusir units Buddhist country, which resulted in losses of Rp11, 3 billion. These cases have been harmful Rp11 of the country, 3 billion.
Kejagung set two suspects Taradjono N?r?ya?a and Parid Haryanto. Taradjono is the power heirs acquired land owners in land acquisition for the cemetery. The case devolved to the State Prosecutor (Kejari) in South Jakarta.
Both are cases of detection devices Avian Influenza virus, which causes losses to the state of Rp10 billion. Kejagung set Marketing Director of PT Bio Farma Sarimudin Sulaeman as suspects.
The other is the Director of Animal Health in the Department of Agriculture (Deptan) Musny Suatmodjo and officials at the Ministry of Agriculture, Iwan Sofwan. This case is made in two different files and to be Kejari South Jakarta.
In other cases that are devolved corruption in the PT Pos. Hana Suryana files suspects to the countries of Rp4, 37 billion and Her Chaeruddin to the country’s approximately Rp36 million, and Herbon Opnarto harm the country Rp39, 5 million, to be Kejari Central Jakarta.
Former head of the post office in West Jakarta Ernaldi harm the country Rp66 million, to be Kejari Tangerang. Muntafik harm to the country Rp22, 5 million to be Kejari Bekasi. Meanwhile, Yoseph Taufik Hidayat harm the country Rp10 million and Rudi Perbatas harm on the state of Rp1, 066 billion, to be Kejari South Jakarta.
Marwan also mentioned the cases of corruption in the Ministry of Development OF LEFT BEHIND (PDT) also become one of the cases that devolved. Kejagung set Anjarwanto Thomas and Tri Marjoko as a suspect with the loss of state Rp3, 6 billion.
In addition, there are also cases of marking up the land airfield addition, Sari, Banyuwangi, East Java, a country of Rp40 billion. Marwan said the seven suspects, namely Suharno, Soegeng Siswto, Syamsul Hadi, Sudjiharto, Nawolo Prasetyo, Effendy, and Sugiharto, to be Kejari Banyuwangi.
Requested Disnak Watch Poultry
Thursday, 27 November 2008
MOJOKERTO – Worries about bird flu appears, people in the District. Mojokerto urged the Animal Husbandry Department (Disnak) to monitor closely the condition of poultry. They worry the rainy season resulted in a variety of infectious diseases, including bird flu.
Suroto (40), residents Mojotamping Kec. District ward. Mojokerto, for example, admitted to worry, the change from drought conditions to the rainy season affect the health of birds. “Years ago, the emergence of bird flu cases in Mojokerto also rainy season,” he said, Wednesday (26/11).
For it not to prevent bird flu re-emerged, Suroto urgent Disnak monitor poultry owned by residents. “I do not mind if chickens and birds chirp divaksin although I should be charged, tapai not expensive,” he said.
According to the father of two children, with health condition unggasnya make healthy life to be calm. “Rather than be sick bird flu virus, and attacked the people more willing to charge less for the vaccination,” he said.
Meanwhile Kadisnak District. Mojokerto, and H Waridung confirmed through his Kasi, Trisnanto, Wednesday (26/11) said, although people do not request it, he always monitor the birds, both in the endemic areas of bird flu or not.
To optimize the monitoring, information Trisnanto, Disnak decreased five teams. They are to monitor the area that many livestock unggasnya, such as Ladybank, Trawas, Kemlagi, Dorchester, Puri and the Pungging. While the endemic area, such as Kirkcaldy, lean, Mojoanyar, Jatirejo, Port Ellen, and more Trowulan “dipelototi.”
With the team down, Trisnanto hope, can understand since the early possibility of bird flu attack. Thus, the officers can act quickly to prevent and eradicate the virus early. “Do not we know until after virusnya have spread,” he said.
As is known, the bird flu never pluck two Mojotamping lives in the building, and Kec. Forbes. Both victims alleged to contact with birds infected with flu buurng. (bass)
11 of 12 people Death
Friday, November 28, 2008 00:00
SEMARANG-Community requested cautious danger of bird flu. Some 35 districts / cities in Central Java it is endemic of bird flu. Of the 12 people on bird flu in Central Java since 2005 until November 2008, 11 of them died. Only one of the recovery.
It was Kasi’s Health Referral DinKes efforts of Central Java Joko Mardiyanto cautious in the discussion disease in the Rain Season in the floor of Building 11 Central Java province yesterday.
He revealed, the percentage of those, 90 percent means that more people died of bird flu. “This demands vigilance. When suffering from flu such as fever, must be as bird flu, “he said.
He asked, the bird flu disease also dealt a serious such as Demam Berdarah Dengue (DBD). According to him, most of the bird flu sufferer who is not involved in the livestock. “There are five cases in which the school has a child.” (Ric / is)