Egypt H5N1 Recombines With Seasonal H1N1 H3N2 pH1N1

Recombinomics Commentary
St Jude has released full sequences (at Genbank) from four H5N1 avian isolates from Egypt. The PB1 and/or PB2 sequences from three of the isolates (A/chicken/Egypt/Q1182/2010, A/chicken/Egypt/Q1185/2010, A/chicken/Egypt/Q1011/2010) have extensive regions of identity with seasonal H1N1, seasonal H3N2, or H1N1pdm09, raising serious concerns regarding sequences in internal genes from human H5N1 cases.

NAMRU-3 has not released any H5N1 sequences from any human case since March, 2010. (Snip)

The recombination with human sequences seen in the avian isolates strongly suggests serious recombination in human H5N1 cases.

http://www.recombinomics.com/News/01131201/H5N1_Egypt_H1N1_H3N2_pH1N1.html

(It’s very frustrating to assess Egypt’s H5N1 state when they report no news. Until then, we won’t have a larger picture of the H5N1 situation between humans and birds.-cottontop)

Bhutan
• H5N1 in Poultry
• H5N1 Bird Flu Confirmed in Bhutan
China
• CHP investigates confirmed case of severe paediatric influenza B infection
• Live chicken sales to resume in Hong Kong after bird flu case
• Hong Kong downgrades bird flu alert
• Hong Kong Resumes Live Poultry Imports
Egypt
• Egypt’s poultry farms stop clucking
Finland
• Compensation paid out for vaccine-related narcolepsy sufferers
India
• Odisha on high alert to tackle bird flu in Khurda villages
• Odisha: Mayurbhanj on high alert for bird flu
• Odisha: Bird flu alert in Bhitarkanika
• Odisha: Bird flu outbreak – Experts heading for Keranga
• Bird Flu: Odisha to start culling tomorrow
• Meghalaya: ‘Bird flu’ declared in govt poultry farm in East Garo Hills
• Odisha: Bird Flu, culling in place at Khurda
• Odisha: Bird flu – Teams collect samples
• Bird flu in Meghalaya
• Odisha: Bird flu battle begins in state
• Odisha: Poultry sale hit after bird flu outbreak
• Assam: Bird flu alert sounded in Assam
• Bird flu scare continues to grip Odisha
• Bird flu: Mopping up ops begin in Meghalaya
• Migratory bird death causes flu ripples in Chilika
• Man dies of swine flu in city
Indonesia
• Latest Bird Flu Death Puts Jakarta Back on High Alert
• Bird Flu Suspect Still Under Observation in Friendship
• WHO confirms human H5N1 case (fatal)
• Two Bird Flu Suspects Negative
• Anticipation of Bird Flu Transmission, Kemenkes Monitor PD Location
• City on alert to ward off bird flu
Japan
• Bill sets curbs on public in epidemics
Pakistan
• Bird flu claims 15 peacocks at park
Republic of Ireland
• Narcolepsy vaccine link progress criticised
South Africa
• South African ostriches culled due to bird flu
South Korea
• Influenza Advisory In Effect
Taiwan
• Low-Avian Flu Alert in Taipei
• Flu claims four more lives in Taiwan, including 10-month-old infant
United States
• Bill Blocking NIH Public Access Policy Draws Fire
• CIDRAP: Viruses found in wildlife parts illegally imported into US
• AZ: Report on Arizona flu season is in
• WV: New Swine Flu Concerns in West Virginia
• WA: Whatcom health officials: When flu season comes, it could be severe
Research
• Pharma company hid vital data on Tamiflu, scientists claim

Recombinomics:Q196K and S227R In Fatal H5N1 Case In Shenzen China

The WHO Chinese National Influenza Center in Beijing has released HA, NA, PB1, NP, and MP sequences from the fatal H5N1 case (39M) in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province in China (A/Guangdong-Shenzhen/1/2011).
(Snip)
The HA sequences has several receptor binding domain changes, including S227R, which had been reported previously in wild (RBD)d birds in Hokkaido and Fukushima, Japan raising transmission concerns, as seen in S227N in Hong Kong and Turkey.

(Snip) the sequence has Q196K, which has been reported in vaccine resistant H5N1 in Egypt. Q196R has been reported in an H5N1 cluster in Iraq. These RBD chnages are in addition to V223I and M230I seen in prior clade 2.3.2.1 isolates from wild birds as well as 2010 H5N1 cases in Hubei, A/Hubei/1/2010, and Hong Kong, A/Hong Kong/6841/2010. H5N1 also has D225G, which targets the lung.

(Snip) although the sequence is clade 2.3.2.1, the HA cleavage site has acquired an R to yield IERRRKR.

These changes raise serious transmission issues. Release of the PB2 sequence and status of position 627 would be useful.

http://www.recombinomics.com/News/01041201/H5N1_Shenzhen_Q196K_S227R.html

Bhutan
• Bird flu possibly wiped out Chukha poultry farm
• Culling underway in affected poultry farms

Canada
• Swine flu virus (H3N2v) may be spreading between people
• Nova Scotia on outlook for new swine flu

China
• Hong Kong Keeps Ban on Some Poultry Imports Due to Avian Flu Tie
• China attempts to allay fears of bird flu epidemic
• Hong Kong Urges Bird-Flu Vigilance
• Hong Kong finds H5N1 virus in dead gulls
• Cited fear of bird flu fever treatment, rose two percent
• Chinese State Media Deny Poultry Slaughter Due to Bird Flu
• WHO confirms human H5N1 case

Egypt
• WHO confirms human H5N1 case (fatal)

India
• Vets step up surveillance for bird flu
• India free from bird flu: Government
• Bird flu panic in Tripura

South Korea
• Travel Warning for China After Bird Flu Death

Taiwan
• More flu deaths reported: CDC

Vietnam
• First bird flu outbreak contained in Hau Giang

• Vietnam culls over 2,500 chickens in bird flu fight

United States
• New Flu Strain (H3N2v) Puts Pork Industry on Alert After 2009 Pandemic

• US: HHS orders novel H3N2 vaccine for clinical trials
• CA: State, area health officials stay on guard against viruses
• NE: Flu death reported in Nebraska

United Kingdom
• ‘Just-in-time’ business models put UK at greater risk in event of disasters, warns thinktank

Research
• CIDRAP: Study – Steroids did not improve survival in severely ill H1N1 patients

• Swine flu (H3N2v) outbreak sends vaccine-maker’s stock soaring
• Viruses and Viral Diseases: Vaccine Against New Swine Flu Strain Being Developed

• Animal-Related Diseases Concern Scientists

Commentary
• Recombinomics: HA Changes In Fatal H5N1 Case In Shenzhen Raise Concerns

• Controversial bird flu studies raise complex problem, defy easy solutions: WHO

• Recombinomics: Shenzhen H5N1 P198S Is In Clade 2.2 Escape Mutant
• Recombinomics: Flu-Like Illness In 23 Contacts of West Virginia H3N2v Cluster
• Recombinomics: Pediatric H3N2v Case In Napa County California

• Recombinomics: West Virginia H3N2v Cluster N2 Recombination
• Recombinomics: US HHS Contracts for H3N2v Vaccine Clinical Trials

Zimbabwe: Health Minister unaware of Bird Flu outbreak

Harare – As authorities in Hong Kong, China culled 17,000 chickens this week following the death of a 39-year -old bus driver diagonised with bird flu, Zimbabwe’s Health Minister has expressed that he is not aware of any disease outbreak in the country.
His statement also follows news that a parliamentarian from his own party, MDC-T, died of bird flu this week.

“The Epidemics and Disease Control centre has not informed me about any outbreak, but they are closed and we can only know that after the holidays,” Health minister Henry Madzorera said today.

This week the MDC-T party’s Bulawayo Women’s Assembly chairperson and Senator for Mabutweni, Gladys Dube Gombami, 48, died of bird flu, according a report by the MDC-T party.
(Snip)
“We were finally given post mortem results and they show that she was taken away by bird flu,” said Samuel Gombami, a family spokesperson of the Gombamis. Hon Gombami died after complaining of dizziness. According to a relative, the moment of illness and death took place in less than 20 minutes. She was travelling home to Bulawayo from a funeral in Gokwe.

There are concerns following Gombami’s death that there could be an outbreak of bird flu in the country. (Snip) there are worrying scenes developing as there has been no public official word from the responsible authorities.

http://www.zimeye.org/?p=43225

China
• Report: Hong Kong suspends poultry imports from some areas in China
• Video: Shenzhen confirmed cases of human infection of bird flu deaths – Government to be prepared to combat the epidemic (translated title)
• Cause of bird flu death in S China still unclear
• First victim of bird flu in China
• Bird Flu is China’s First in 18 Months
• Bird Flu death man ‘caught virus after jogging in park’ in China

Malaysia
• Health D-G: No fear of bird flu spreading from China

Vietnam
• CIDRAP: Vietnamese study finds high H1N1 seroprevalence in slaughterhouse pigs

Zimbabwe
• Health Minister unaware of Bird Flu outbreak
• Madzorera denies bird flu death
• Thousands bid farewell to Senator Gombami

Research
• CIDRAP: Study – H1N1 transmissibility likely due to constellation of genes
• CIDRAP: H1N1 antibody response in kids may correlate with disease severity
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The only clear deduction I can make
on how the bus driver became infected is H2H. Here’s what I think for what it’s worth.
A rundown of what happened:

December 21, 2011 had no incentive to fever, self-medication and outpatient emergency treatment did not improve.
(was already sick. Took sick leave. I believe it was at some point he fell at home trying to move around being extremely sick with high fever and fell injuring his ankle. I don’t think it had anything to do with jogging or excerising. he was too sick for that prior.)

December 25, 2011 Check Bao’an District People’s Hospital, appeared in respiratory failure, heart, kidney and other organ failure, shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation(http://www.f-paper.com/).

December 26, 2011 the development of ‘severe pneumonia’, transferred to the intensive care unit treatment.

December 30, 2011 Guangdong Expert Group on the diagnosis of suspected human cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza infection.

December 31, 2011 bird flu prevention and control of the Ministry of Health expert group to determine the cases of human infection of highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed cases.

11 am, Guangdong human avian influenza medical care members of the Group, Shenzhen City, the medical treatment of human avian influenza team leader Zhou Boping said in an interview with reporters, the patient’s condition is very critical, life-threatening at any time. It is reported that the date of the patient’s condition continued to increase, heart, lung, liver damage increase, increased shock, pulmonary fibrosis, effusion increased.

At 13:33 on December 31, 2011, the patient’s condition rapidly worsened after he died.

snip

Reporters learned from the Guangdong Provincial Center for Disease Control, surnamed Chen December 21 last year, fever after five days because of a sprained foot and will rest at home. ‘Chen’s wife during the day, Mr(News News http://www.f-paper.com/). Chen alone at home.’ Guangdong Provincial Communicable Disease He Jianfeng, director of prevention and control of the chief physician, said Chen’s wife said he usually does not eat birds, last month the family has not eaten chickens, ducks and other birds.

Patients as a bus driver, and a large number of passengers per day in the car with a dense bus passengers be considered close contacts it?

http://www.f-paper.com/?i11113…

(I tried to find out just what kind of bus he drove, ie worked for a bus station, city transportation. It seems he drove a bus for city transportation. I’m not sure if poultry is allowed on the buses or not in the Bao’an district. Even if they are, he wouldn’t have direct contact with the birds. I believe he come into contact with something on the bus that another infected person touched, and he ate or touched his face without washing his hands. It is classic H2H transmission. I do not believe we will hear any further follow ups on his wife. -cottontop)

Flu News Network moving

Flu News Network will be moving to a website. The move should be completed mid to late January.

The new website will continue to have the news. It will have material, resources, a forum, FNN store and hopefully more articles from me as time allows.

The American Fever Novel by Peter Christian Hall will be released 1/16/2012 in eBook and print form. For more information:

http://www.americanfeverbook.com/

I hope everyone has a safe and happy new year celebration. See you next year.

cottontop

China bird flu victim dies in Shenzhen city

31 December 2011 Last updated at 07:08 ET

A man who had been diagnosed with China’s first case of bird flu in more than a year has died in the southern city of Shenzhen, health officials say.

The 39-year-old bus driver was admitted to hospital with pneumonia but tested positive for the bird flu virus.

The H5N1 bird flu strain has a high level of mortality, killing up to 60% of humans infected with it.

Positive tests on a dead market chicken last week prompted nearby Hong Kong’s government to issue an alert.

snip

But it was not clear whether the chicken came from a local farm or was imported.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16372348

MDC senator for Mabutweni dies of bird flu
By Pindai Dube
Friday, 30 December 2011 10:20
BULAWAYO – Gladys Gombami-Dube the mainstream MDC senator for Mabutweni died of bird flu, a family spokesperson told journalists at her house in Mpopoma high density suburb on Wednesday.

Family spokesperson Samuel Gombami who is brother to Gladys’ husband Fanuel said that postmortem results released on Tuesday in Harare shows that she died of bird flu.

“We were finally given postmortem results and they show that she was taken away by bird flu. We still can’t believe this as a family, we are in still shock,” said Fanuel Gombami.

Bird flu also known as avian influenza is a contagious disease of birds, caused by influenza (A) viruses.

The outbreak of avian influenza of most concern began in poultry in South Korea in mid-December 2003.

The Mabutweni senator was buried at Lady Stanley Cemetery in Bulawayo. Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and dozens of MPs and senators attended the funeral.

Gombami-Dube, 48, died after complaining of disorientation and dizziness while travelling home to Bulawayo from a funeral in Gokwe on Boxing Day.

She was rushed to a hospital in Kadoma where she died. The senator was the deputy chairperson for the parliamentary select committee (Copac).

MDC deputy chairperson for Bulawayo province Dorcas Sibanda said the party was shocked with the sudden death of Gombami-Dube and will give all the assistance needed to the family.

“We are shocked and worried about the death of our respected senator for Mabutweni because this doesn’t usually happen. We are still running around to give our mother a descent burial,” said Sibanda who is also the legislator for Bulawayo Central.

Gombami Dube’s Mabutweni constituency covers Mpopoma, Pelandaba, Njube and Lobengula. Above that she has for the past two-and-a-half years been an active member of Copac.

Gombami who is also one of the founding members of the MDC in 1999 was born on November 21, 1963 in Bulawayo.
She did her primary education at Lukhanyiso Primary School in Mpopoma before going to Mzilikazi High School for her secondary education.

She got married to Fanuel Gombami in 1983. She is survived by three children, two girls and a boy.

http://www.dailynews.co.zw/index.php/news/34-news/6235-mdc-senator-died-of-bird-flu.html

Australia
• CIDRAP: Tamiflu-resistant pH1N1 reportedly on rise in Australia

Canada
• Potent strain of flu gaining a foothold in British Columbia
• British Columbia: Health Authorities Urging people To Get themselves Vaccinated Against Flu

India
• Uttar Pradesh district bans poultry imports from Nepal

Mexico
• In Guerrero, 118 deaths from respiratory diseases (translated)
• Detected seven new cases of H1N1 virus infection in Mexico

Myanmar
• ProMED: Undiagnosed respiratory disease – Myanmar: (CH) RFI

Netherlands
• CIDRAP: Study finds contact tracing of H1N1 plane passengers not effective

Taiwan
• Taiwan govt warns public to be on guard against flu

United States
• WA: Flu season is expected to pick up
• MD: First Flu Case Of The Season Reported
• NH: Flu Hits New Hampshire

Commentary
• Recombinomics: Critical H5N1 Case In Shenzen China
• Helen Branswell: Flu Factories
• WebMD Editorial: Mutant Bird Flu – “Playing with Fire”

General
• Interview: Should Research Into the Dangerous Lab-Made Flu Virus Been Classified?
• What Really Happened in Malta This September When Contagious Bird Flu Was First Announced?
• WHO “Deeply Concerned” by Mutated Bird Flu Research

Recombinomics: Abysmal H3N2pdm11Surveillance Raises Pandemic Concerns

(I do believe this is the latest I’ve updated! It’s crazy with Christmas coming up and life in general.-cottontop)

Human infections with novel influenza A viruses normally found in swine are rare events. Recently, however, the frequency of such detections has increased. This could be occurring for a number of reasons, including one or more of the following factors: First, laboratory methods for testing for these viruses in the United States were improved following the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. These improvements may be resulting in viruses being identified now that would have gone undetected previously. Second, this could be due to increased surveillance in the United States for influenza at this time of year. CDC has requested that states analyze, and then send, their first influenza virus specimens of the season for seasonal influenza surveillance purposes. This practice, coupled with very low levels of seasonal flu activity at this time, could mean that sporadic novel influenza infections are more likely to be tested. Third, it is possible that the increased frequency of detection of novel influenza viruses with swine origins identified by CDC represents a true increase in the number of such cases, possibly occurring from exposure to infected swine or through subsequent, limited human-to-human transmission.

The above comments from today’s CDC “Have You Heard” on the two novel human cases, trH1N2 (A/Minnesota/19/2011) and trH3N2 (A/West Virginia/06/2011) list possibilities for the increased detection of novel H1 and H3 triple reassortants, which ignores the sequence similarities between these isolates with the prior 2011 cases, H3N2pdm11. Other than the H1, all other gene segments in the H1N2 case are closely related to the 2010 human trH3N2 cases or the 2011 H3N2pdm11 cases. Similarly, the trH3N2 case matches the prior 2011 cases in all genes except the H2, which is closely related to swine H3N2 sequences.

Thus, the close relationship between these human cases and the prior cases indicates several different triple reassortants are circulating in humans, and the abysmal surveillance described above, which target one case per state, limits the true picture of the frequencies, which appear to be alarmingly high in US children under the age of 10. Continued:

http://www.recombinomics.com/News/12091103/H3N2pdm11_Abysmal.html

Brazil
• Rises to 22 the number of confirmed cases of swine flu in Ceará

China
• CIDRAP News: Hong Kong residents, poultry workers see low avian flu risk
• China confirms bird flu outbreak in Tibet
• China Reports Bird Flu in Tibet, Animal-Health Organization Says

India
• City gets high-tech research lab for testing of airborne diseases

Indonesia
• Bird Flu Keeps Threatening Indonesia
• RI Opens First WHO Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms
• Indonesia Receives Facilities from WHO to Contain Bird Flu

Nepal
• Poultry deaths spur bird flu fear

Pakistan
• Bird flu threat looms large over Pakistan

United States
• CIDRAP News: CDC reports two more novel flu cases
• KY: Health department confirms 14 flu cases in Lexington
• MN: Baby’s flu case was mild, but strange enough to raise flags

Vietnam
• Health department warns of new ‘swine flu’ virus strain (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: PB1 E618D In Novel trH1N2 Minnesota Case Raises Concerns
• Recombinomics: Human Transmission of Multiple Novel Influenza Constellations
• Recombinomics: CDC Discovers 2011 H3N2pdm11 Pandemic By Accident
• Recombinomics: CDC Urban Legend: H3N2pdm11 Not In Big Cities
• Recombinomics: CDC Upates Comments On H3N2pdm11 In Swine

General
• Bird flu virus now deadly to humans
• Get your shot! Swine flu may cause baldness

CDC 2009 H1N1 autopsy analysis finds other illnesses

Oct 31, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – In a study of respiratory tissue samples from patients who died from undiagnosed respiratory illnesses during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, more than half were negative for the virus, shedding light on a host of other diseases that often had similar clinical signs.

Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch analyzed tissue specimens from 450 patients that they received from Apr 29, 2009, through May 5, 2010. Their findings appear in the November issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

To explore other respiratory diseases that patients died from during the pandemic, they focused most of their analysis on the 250 samples (56%) that were negative for the 2009 H1N1 virus after real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) testing. Patients ranged in age from 8 days to 81 years. Of 164 with available medical information, 127 (77%) had one or more underlying medical conditions.

People who died from other respiratory diseases were more likely than H1N1 patients to be young and less likely to be obese or have asthma. Fever, cough, and shortness of breath were also less common.

The group analyzed the negative 2009 H1N1 samples further, including use of special histochemical stains, immunohistochemical tests, and molecular assays. They found at least one etiologic agent in 69 (28%) of the 250 specimens. Bacterial pathogens were found in 44 patients, with Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae most common.

Viral agents were found in the specimens of 26 patients, and most were seasonal or unsubtypable influenza A viruses. Others included respiratory syncytial virus and adenovirus. The pathology team found multiple fungal pathogens in samples from two patients. Continued:

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/swineflu/news/oct3111fatal.html

Cambodia
• Dual flu infections in Cambodia raise concern

Canada
• Avian flu found in wild birds with Abbotsford flyways

Egypt
• WHO confirms 1 new human H5N1 case

India
• ‘Mystery disease kills 13 in Kota’

Nicaragua
• Up to 385 infected by the influenza A H1N1 in Nicaragua

South Africa
• Bird flu hits Graaff-Reinet
• Bird flu under control in EC

United Kingdom
• The Sneeze That Shook The World (1918 Spanish Flu)
http://www.express.co.uk/features/view/281154
• UK data show almost fourfold increase in H1N1 deaths in 2nd pandemic wave
• Britain On Alert For New Super-Flu
• Two-thirds of people in at-risk groups not getting flu jab, figures show

United States
• More than half of US hospitals require flu vaccination for employees

General
• Manufacturers react cautiously to flu vaccine efficacy analysis
• Europe reports low flu activity
• Financial industry ‘complacent about pandemic threat’
• It’s Possible to Come Down With Two Flu Viruses at Once
• How flu antivirals work

Commentary
• Recombinomics: New Indiana and Maine trH3N2 Cases Raise Pandemic Concerns
• Recombinomics: Three October trH3N2 Maine and Indiana Cases Match
• Recombinomics: Fatal Unsubtypables In United States Raise Pandemic Concerns
• Recombinomics: Maine CDC Confirms Second trH3N2 Case In October

Indonesian News

Transmission of Bird Flu Virus

November 2, 2011

Palopo: Palopo City Health Department held a socialization on how to prevent transmission of influenza virus (H5N1). Socialization of avian influenza to poultry farmers took place in the conference room at Palopo City Health Office, Monday, October 31. The socialization was opened by Palopo City Health Office Secretary, Dr. Iskandar Ishaq MKes who presented drh Burhanuddin of Agriculture and Livestock (Dispernak) as speaker.

Drh Burhanuddin explained that the bird flu is a contagious disease among animals, both poultry and pigs, caused by influenza virus (H5N1). This virus can infect humans.

”The method of transmission is from poultry to poultry and from poultry to humans through mucus and feces of sick birds. Also, it can spread through the air contaminated by the H5N1 virus from sick poultry droppings,” he said.

translated
http://www.palopopos.co.id/?vi=detail&nid=45824

Conditions of Seven Bird Flu Suspects Improved

November 2, 2011
Jember: The condition of seven patients with suspect bird flu in New Coral Village, the Village of Shiloh, Shiloh District, Jember regency, East Java, who were treated at local community health centers (health centers) has gradually improved. Shiloh Health Center officers, Yulia Maryana, Wednesday, said the seven bird flu “suspect” patients have been given the cold medicine and their conditions have gradually improved, so they are no longer hospitalized in clinic isolation rooms.

“All seven patients had been allowed to return to their homes. Some patients were already working, while pediatric patients has been actively following learning activities in school,” he said.

A total of seven residents complained of new flu pain at Orchard Karang after 89 chickens at a local village tested positive for bird flu virus. According to Yulia, the seven bird flu suspect patients are currently only outpatients, but the clinic has not been able to confirm whether the seven residents are free from bird flu virus or not.

“Nose and throat swab samples of bird flu suspect patients were examined in the laboratory of East Java provincial health offic,e and the results have not come down,” he explained.

A number of East Java provincial health office staff, he added, planned today to go down to the scene of suspect bird flu in New Coral Hamlet. While the head of the New Reef Village, Joko, said the number of chickens that died suddenly due to bird flu were as many as 89 tails, and no more.

“We did not find additional monitoring and chickens infected with bird flu because it was done by spraying disinfectant by the Jember Animal Husbandry Department,” he said.

He hopes that the bird flu virus only attacks birds and no new Coral Hamlet (residents) who have contracted the H5N1 virus.

translated
http://www.antarajatim.com/lihat/berita/75288/kondisi-tujuh-pasien-suspect-flu-burung-di-jember-membaik

A Kalijaga Villager is a Bird Flu Suspect

November 3, 2011
East Lombok: A resident of East Lombok Regency is an unidentified bird flu suspect. The resident is WN, 20 years old, from the Hamlet Village Rai Kalijaga Aikmel District. The victim has been referred to the Regional General Hospital (Hospital) Dr R Soejono Selong after getting treatment at the health center Aikmel Selong.

Chief Medical Officer of East Lombok, H. Suroto SKM, Tuesday, 1 / 11, reported the finding of one resident who has been affected by bird flu. This is seen from the symptoms shown as high fever without stopping, sore throat as well as other symptoms. Based on these indicated symptoms, it was concluded that WN had bird flu disease. Moreover, the location of the victim’s house is very close to the location where a number of chickens died suddenly without cause in the region Kalijaga. Currently the victim has been referred to intensive care at the Provincial Hospital in Mataram.

With the finding in the East Lombok community affected by a bird flu suspect, there are necessary precautions in order to not to have victims again, including activities to promote socialization to the community about the causes of transmission of H5N1 so that people become more understanding of the actions that must be done later.

translated
http://www.ntbterkini.com/2011/11/02/seorang-warga-desa-kalijaga-suspect-flu-burung/

The Condition For Seven Patients “Suspect” Bird Flu In Jember Improved [East Java]

November 02 2011 18:06:59
The writer: Zumrotun Solicha

Jember: the Condition for seven patients was expected (suspect) bird flu in the Karang Baru Hamlet, Silo Village, Silo Subdistrict, Jember Regency, East Java, that was treated in the community health centre (puskesmas) local gradually improved.

The official of the Silo Community Health Centre, Yulia Maryana, on Wednesday, said the seven patients “suspect” this bird flu has been given flu medicine in stages and his condition has improved, so as no longer underwent treated inpatient in space of the community health centre isolation.

“The seven patients have been permitted to come to their respective home. Some patients have worked, whereas children’s patient already active joined the studying activity in the school,” he said.

Totalling seven residents of the Karang Baru Hamlet complain about was sick flu, after 89 chickens were in the local village stated positive infected the bird flu virus.

According to Yulia, seven patients suspect bird flu at this time only underwent treated outpatient, but the community health centre side still could not confirm whether seven residents were free from the bird flu virus or not.

“The sample swab the patients’ nose and throat suspect bird flu was still being checked in the Health Service laboratory of Provincial Government East Java and results did not yet descend,” he explained. Several officials Dinkes Provincial Government East Java, continued he, today planned to descend to the location of the incident suspect bird flu in the Karang Baru Hamlet.

While the Head of the Karang Baru Hamlet, Joko, said the number of chickens that died suddenly as a result of being attacked by bird flu totalling 89 tails, and not having the addition again.

“We have carried out the monitoring and were not found by the addition of the chicken that infected bird flu because of being carried out by spraying disinfectant by the Livestock Service of Jember,” he said.

He hoped this bird flu virus only attacked to the poultry and did not have the resident of the Karang Baru Hamlet that infected the virus H5N1 this.

translated
http://www.antarajatim.com/lihat/berita/75288/kondisi-tujuh-pasien-suspect-flu-burung-di-jember-membaik

80% Of The Poultry Reception In Jakarta Infected By Bird Flu
Tribunnews.com – on Wednesday, November 2 2011 11:44 WIB

Tribunnews.Com, Jakarta: the Jakarta Resident ought to be on the alert consumed the chicken. Because, 80 percent place of the poultry reception showed was infected by the virus avian influenza.

Until currently handling efforts that were carried out by Special Capital District of Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo related this problem was still being very minimal.

Head of Operational Office Indonesia-Dutch Partnership on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (IDP-HPAI), Ivo Claassen, said, was based on the supervision in several facilities of the house of the poultry reception in the Special Capital District of Jakarta and results of the research that was carried out in 2007 and was repeated again in 2009, showed 80 percent of these houses of the poultry reception were infected by the virus avian influenza.

“Results of this research have been given by us to the Special Capital District of Jakarta government. This was the foundation to carry out the restructuring. But because of several reasons, the improvement still has not been carried out. So, his situation did not yet change,” said Ivo to the press in the closing of the project of IDP-HPAI, on Wednesday (2/11/2011).

According to him, actually the source of the virus was outside Jakarta. However, the virus was carried to Jakarta because of the distribution system of the untrue poultry so as to spread the Jakarta territory.

“This the problem of the chain of the marketing that must receive the handling immediately,” he explained.

Chairman Unit Restraint and Control the Avian Influenza Ministry of Agriculture, M. Azhar said from results of the research of the Special Capital District Regional Government has been given by the recommendation.

One of them made Regional Regulations about the ban put the living poultry into Jakarta. In the field of his realisation was to make the integrated abattoir.

“The Special Capital District made Regional Regulations restructure the chain of the poultry market although not yet the optimal road. His strategy the place of the piece of the poultry be relocated so as more was easy the supervision and reduced the risk, at this time was striven for,” he stressed.

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