4 August 2009 05:32 UK A third man has died of pneumonic plague in north-western China where a town of more than 10,000 people has been sealed off, officials say. The 64-year-old man was a neighbour of the first two people to die from the plague in Ziketan in Qinghai Province. Police have set up checkpoints around Ziketan, as medics are disinfecting the area and killing rats and insects. Pneumonic plague, which attacks the lungs, can spread from person to person or from animals to people. WHO watching China plague cases ‘closely’ A spokeswoman for the World Health Organization, Vivian Tan, earlier said an outbreak such as this was always a concern, but praised the Chinese for reacting quickly and for getting the situation under control. A BBC correspondent in Beijing, Michael Bristow, says that unlike in the past the authorities are being very open about this outbreak. PLAGUE Bubonic plague is spread by flea bites or contact with infected animals Pneumonic plague, caused by the same bacterium, can spread between humans Pneumonic plague, affecting the lungs, can kill within 24 hours Almost all cases curable if diagnosed in time Medical notes: Plague Is plague still a killer? Local officials in north-western China have told the BBC that the situation is under control, and that schools and offices are open as usual. But to prevent the plague spreading, the authorities have sealed off Ziketan.

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China: Pneumonic Plague, people fleeing area

People flee Chinese town hit by plague

By HENRY SANDERSON (AP) – 1 day ago

 

BEIJING — Residents of a remote farming town in western China said Tuesday people were seeking to flee in defiance a lockdown by authorities to prevent the spread of highly infectious pneumonic plague which has claimed three lives in the area.

Police have set up checkpoints around Ziketan in Qinghai province, a town of 10,000 people, which has been put under quarantine after at least a dozen people caught the lung infection which can kill within 24 hours if untreated.

Some people tried to leave the quarantined area Monday evening, mostly by foot, after the third death was reported, two residents reached by The Associated Press said. Most of the town’s residents are Tibetan herders of yaks, sheep and pigs.

“A lot of people ran off last night when they heard that another person died of this plague. They are mostly from other provinces,” said a food seller surnamed Han who runs a stall at the Crystal Alley Market. “They headed back home with food, water and their donkeys.”

Medical workers in Ziketan were disinfecting and killing rodents and insects that can be carriers for the bacteria that causes the plague, according to a notice on the provincial health department Web site.

A Tibetan woman named Xiumaocuo, a migrant construction worker from another village in Qinghai, said there were very few people on the streets Tuesday.

“I’ve heard the migrant workers who build projects went home last night,” she said by telephone. “My boss told me that more than 50 of the 100 construction workers on our project left homes already.”

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•  University Hospital Reports 10th death of Suspected Flu A Patient (Curitiba, Brazil) (Link)
•  Brazil Teenager With Flu Dies in Flight From U.S (Link)

Canada
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India
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•  India Enacts New Guidelines After 1st Swine Flu Death (Link)
•  India tally is 574 (Link)
•  New oral vaccine may help protect prairie dogs and ferrets from plague (Link)
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Iraq
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Israel
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Malaysia
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Mexico
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Netherlands
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Russia
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Saudi Arabia
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South Africa
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Taiwan
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Thailand
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Tunisia
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United Kingdom
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Indonesia

Another child dies of H1N1 virus

A two-year-old girl has died of what is suspected to have been the H1N1 virus at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital in Central Jakarta.

The death certificate issued by the Jakarta Health Agency states that Rifka Marifa Tuzakiah, a resident of Kobak Baya hamlet in Sukamanah village in the West Java regency of Bekasi died of A-H1N1 virus, the child’s uncle, Jayadi, said on Tuesday.

Rifka succumbed to the virus early on Monday and was buried later in the day, upon orders from the hospital’s medical practioners.

“The hospital instructed us to bury her as soon as possible to minimize the potential for the virus’ spread,” Jayadi told Antara state news agency. He added that Rifka’s coffin was wrapped with plastic adhesive tape to the same end.

Rifka’s mother and two elder sisters underwent extensive medical checks at the hospital on Tuesday based on doctors’ suspicions that they too may have contracted the virus, Jayadi said.

So far, the government has officially confirmed three deaths as a result of the virus.

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41 confirmed H1N1

In addition the Case Just was Positive influenza of A H1N1 from Central Kalimantan and LampungBy editorial staff of 04/08/2009 @ 01:00 On Sunday (02/08/09),

The Body of Health Research And Development (Litbangkes) the Department of Health reported results of confirmation of the positive laboratory influenza of A H1N1 totalling 41 people consisted 17 men and 24 women. They came from 11 provinces: Bali (3 cases), Banten (4 cases), the Special Capital District of Jakarta (8 cases), Central Java (2 cases), East Java (1 case), South Kalimantan (1 case), Central Kalimantan (3 cases), Lampung (16 cases), Riau (1 case), South Sulawesi (1 case) and North Sulawesi (1 case). From the number, 36 people were the Indonesian Citizen and 5 people WNA.

Tiga Puluh Tujuh the person did not have the story of the trip overseas, 3 people had the story overseas (the United States) and 1 case was unclear the story of his trip, said Prof. Dr. Agus Purwadianto, SH, M.Si., Sp.FK, Kepala of the Body of Litbangkes Department of Health.

In the meantime Prof. Dr. Tjandra Yoga Aditama, Sp. P (K), the MARCH, the Director General of the Control of the Illness and environmental Sanitation (P2PL) the Department of Health added, the report on the addition of the case just was positive influenza of A H1N1 bearasal from the Central Kalimantan Province and Lampung. Therefore, up until August 2 2009 already 18 provinces were found by the positive case of influenza of A H1N1, that is that is: Bali, Banten, Yogyakarta, the Special Capital District of Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, South Kalimantan, Kepri, Sulawesai North, South Sumatra, North Sumatra, East Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Jambi, Riau, Central Kalimantan and Lampung. Therefore, cumulatively the positive case of influenza of A H1N1 in Indonesia, was 561 people consisted of 308 men and 253 women.

Ditambahkan, sejak ditetapkan sebagai pandemi oleh WHO (11/06/2009), di seluruh dunia sampai 27 Juli 2009 tercatat 134.503 orang positif terkena influenza A H1N1. Penyakit ini ditularkan melalui kontak langsung dari manusia ke manusia lewat batuk, bersin atau benda-benda yang pernah bersentuhan dengan penderita, karena itu penyebarannya sangat cepat.

The community had the big contribution in preventing his spread that is in a behaving manner lived clean and healthy (PHBS). Among them, washed the hands with soap or the antiseptic, when the cough and sneezed closed the nose with the handkerchief or tisu. If having the sign of influenza took medicine penurun hot, used the mask and not to the office/the school/places of the bustle as well as rested in the house for 5 days. If in 2 flu days also did not improve immediately to the doctor, said Prof. Tjandra.

Preparedness efforts continued to be undertaken by the government that is: the strengthening of the Kesehatan Office of the Port (thermal scanner and Health Alert Card obligatory was filled up); the RS provisions reconciliation; the provisions of the logistics; the strengthening of the tracing of contact; the strengthening surveilans ILI; the strengthening of the laboratory, communication, the edication and information and followed International Health Regulations (IHR).

Nearby same was done that is the community that felt was sick flu was rather difficult immediately reported to the Community Health Centre, whereas that was heavy immediately to the hospital. Moreover, clinical surveilans that is surveilans severe acute respiratory infection (the MAIN POINT) was increased in the Community Health Centre and the hospital to look for difficult cases. Whereas minor cases did not need the maintenance in the hospital, added Prof. Tjandra.Depkes

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58 people confirmed H1N1 positive

The case Just was Positive influenza of A H1N1 from West Kalimantan and NTBBy editorial staff of 04/08/2009 @ 01:05

The body of Litbangkes Department of Health on August 3 2009 reported the addition of the case just was positive influenza of A H1N1 totalling 58 people consisted 36 men and 22 women. They came from 9 provinces: Bali (2 cases), Banten (8 cases), the Special Capital District of Jakarta (4 cases), East Java (16 cases), West Kalimantan (1 case), South Kalimantan (10 cases), East Kalimantan (4 cases), Lampung (12 cases), Riau (1 case) and the West Nusa Tenggara (1 case), said Prof. Dr. Agus Purwadianto, SH, Sp.FK., Kepala of the Body of Litbangkes Department of Health.

Added, from the number 56 people were the Indonesian Citizen and 2 people WNA. Lima Puluh the person did not have the story of the trip overseas, 4 people had the story of the trip overseas (Malaysia, Australia, Dubai and Singapore) and 4 cases were unclear the story of his trip. In the meantime Prof. Dr. Tjandra Yoga Aditama, Sp. P (K), the MARCH, the Director General of the Control of the Illness and environmental Sanitation (P2PL) the Department of Health added, the report on the addition of the case just was positive influenza of A H1N1 came from the West Kalimantan Province and the West Nusa Tenggara.

Therefore, up until August 4 2009 already 20 provinces were found by the positive case of influenza of A H1N1, that is that is: Bali, Banten, Yogyakarta, the Special Capital District of Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, South Kalimantan, Kepri, Sulawesai North, South Sumatra, North Sumatra, East Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Jambi, Riau, Central Kalimantan, Lampung, West Kalimantan and the West Nusa Tenggara.

Therefore, cumulatively the positive case of influenza of A H1N1 in Indonesia, was 619 people consisted of 344 men and 275 women, added Prof. Tjandra. Added, since being appointed as the pandemic by WHO (11/06/2009), all over the world to July 27 2009 was recorded by 134,503 positive people was affected by influenza of A H1N1. This illness was spread through direct contact from humankind to humankind through the cough, sneezed or objects that had been touching with the sufferer, because that his spreading was very fast.

The community had the big contribution in preventing his spread that is in a behaving manner lived clean and healthy (PHBS). Among them, washed the hands with soap or the antiseptic, when the cough and sneezed closed the nose with the handkerchief or tisu. If having the sign of influenza took medicine penurun hot, used the mask and not to the office/the school/places of the bustle as well as rested in the house for 5 days.

If in 2 flu days also did not improve immediately to the doctor, said Prof. Tjandra. Preparedness efforts continued to be undertaken by the government that is: the strengthening of the Kesehatan Office of the Port (thermal scanner and Health Alert Card obligatory was filled up); the RS provisions reconciliation; the provisions of the logistics; the strengthening of the tracing of contact; the strengthening surveilans ILI; the strengthening of the laboratory, communication, the edication and information and followed International Health Regulations (IHR).

Nearby same was carried out community surveilans that is the community that felt was sick flu was rather difficult immediately reported to the Community Health Centre, whereas that was heavy immediately to the hospital. Moreover, clinical surveilans that is surveilans severe acute respiratory infection (the MAIN POINT) was increased in the Community Health Centre and the hospital to look for difficult cases. Whereas minor cases did not need the maintenance in the hospital, added Prof. Tjandra. /the Department of Health

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H1N1 suspect escapes hospital

The patient Suspect H1N1 that ran had Finally been arrestedBy editorial staff of 04/08/2009 @ 01:12

Gorontalo – After could run from the Aloei Saboe Hospital (RSAS) Gorontalo for one day one night, the patient suspect pig flu (A-H1N1), finally was found, and was delivered back to this hospital. The patient of various male gender, was 25 years old, that had the initials EH, was picked up by the Kesehatan Service side, in his residence, the Malango Village, Dusun one Taluditi Subdistrict, Kabupaten Pohuwato. “After we carried out the persuasive approach, finally that was relevant wanted us between returned to RSAS, the” headword” of the Pohuwato Regency, Bernie Mamitoho, of the health Service on Tuesday. He said, on Monday at dawn (3/8) yesterday, EH was stated escaped, from special isolation space the handling of pig flu in RSAS. EH beforehand was reconciliation from the Pohuwato hospital, last Thursday night (30/7), he was at once isolated in space of G4 RSAS. When being accepted by the RSAS side, EH experienced the fever and hot high more than 39 Celsius levels, was accompanied

He was it was suspected strong tertular pig flu, the reason had the story of contact with the foreign citizen, when following a forum for quality piety international, that was spread out in Jakarta some time before. Apart from EH, was gotten by two patients suspect other pig flu, that was the colleague EH and together followed the forum for piety that in the degree in Senayan Jakarta. In the meantime, the RSAS side was still being waiting for results of the sample test of blood of the three patients, who currently are examined in the health laboratory, the Department of the RI Health in Jakarta./between

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