Padang: The case of patients suspected of exposure to bird flu in the General Hospital Doctor M Djamil Padang, West Sumatra, continues to grow.  Since the beginning of March until today, Friday (11/3), the number of patients reached 13 people, two of whom entered this afternoon. They come from Solok regency, and the city of Padang.

While 4 patients who have been treated will be allowed to go home, because their conditions have  improved, and they are negatively affected by bird flu virus. They come from Darmasraya District and the city of Padang.  According to laboratory test results from Jakarta, both were negatively affected by bird flu virus.

Meanwhile, according to data from Department of Animal Husbandry and Forestry Padang, it was  mentioned that the spread of bird flu virus in the Valley has expanded into the 9th district. However, the government has not set that condition as an extraordinary event (KLB) for bird flu.

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•  Tripura zoo on alert after death of birds, animals (Link)

•  Previously unknown positive fatality reported by Depkes (translated) (Link)
•  4 Bird Flu Suspect Patients Declared Negative (translated) (Link)
•  Two Patients Released (translated) (Link)
•  Supected Bird Flu Patient Self Running (suspect patient left hospital to attend a wedding) (translated) (Link)
•  The journalists of the Padang area are getting even more upset with the refusal to release information (translated) (Link)
•  The mayor refuses to call a KLB (Extraordinary Event: outbreak of epidemic disease)  on H5N1 in the area in spite of all the suspects overcrowding M. Djamil hosital (translated) (Link)
•  Padang, West Sumatera – Another bird flu suspect in M Djamil hospital (translated) (Link)  Additional H5N1 case confirmed  (translated) (Link)
•  Bird Flu Virus Is Same with Influenza Virus? (translated) (Link)

•  Another confirmed human H5N1 case (fatal) in Bekasi (Link and translation)
•  Bekasi, West Java: New positive fatality in Indonesia (translated) (Link)

•  3 new H5N1 outbreaks in domestic birds (Link)

•  Wakayama: H5N1 in poultry (Link)
•  Chiba outbreak of avian flu (translated) (Link)

•  Macedonia Alarmed Over Swine Flu Deaths (Link)

•  26 SM Anderson students in isolation (Link)

•  Only two students remain quarantined (Link)

United States
•  CO: Flu season hits peak (Link)
•  DE: Delaware reports Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 case (Link)
•  HI: Flu spikes, despite the season winding down (Link)
•  IA: Flu and Cold Season Peaks (Link)
•  WA: Flu on the rise, not too late for shot  (Link)

•  CA: Three strains of the flu circulating (Link)

•  US flu activity decreases (Link)

•  Swine flu breaks out in Nam Dinh, Binh Phuoc (Link)

•  Binh Phuoc Province reports 11 A/H1N1 cases (Link)

•  Quang Nam: Thousands of dead chickens floating river identified (Link)

•  Researchers identify possible H5N1 China-Tibet migration route (Link) PLoS ONE: Wild Bird Migration across the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: A Transmission Route for Highly Pathogenic H5N1 (Link)

•  “Six years of H5N1” by Crawford Kilian (Crof’s Blogs) (Link)

•  Flu activity eases across much of Europe (Link)