Wednesday, February 12, 2014

First H7N9 case detected in Malaysia involving Chinese tourist

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has confirmed the first Influenza A (H7N9) case in the country, involving a female tourist from China.
The import case involves a 67-year-old Chinese woman, who had travelled from Guangdong, China, to Kuala Lumpur on Feb 4.
The woman went to Sandakan, Sabah the next day before going on to Kota Kinabalu on Feb 6.
"The woman was referred to a private hospital in Kota Kinabalu on Feb 7, and (after two screenings) on Feb 11, the sample tested positive for the Influenza A (H7N9) virus.
"She is currently receiving treatment in the ICU, put on ventilator and is in a stable condition," Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam said in a press conference, here, Wednesday.
Dr Subramaniam stressed that there was no cause for panic over the matter as the risk for human transmission of H7N9 is "very low".

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

WHO · FAO 'not reported avian influenza in North Korea'

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North Korean state media over recent bird flu prevention measures can promote a large scale. Because of this, the incidence of bird flu in North Korea'm interest to the United Nations from the North Korean government said it had no reports of bird flu outbreaks. Delivered reporter Kim, Hyun - Jin.

United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is the 10th bird flu outbreaks are reported from the North Korean government said it received.

[Interview: Gregory Hartland spokesman] "No .... not that I know of ...."

World Health Organization spokesman Gregory Hartland `VOA 'with the phone call, he reported having knowledge there was no bird flu in North Korea said.

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the international day kisan Dr. gunjal `VOA 'e-mail sent to the" bird flu from North Korea reported having received no requests or support, "he said.

Meanwhile, the North Korean government has recently devoting to focus bird flu. South Korea and China have incurred damage due to bird flu, the action.

The official North Korean newspaper 'labor' in the last 4-8 days five times over the bird flu after another, and the risks and prevention measures reported.

Yet the Ministry of Health is "a turning pandemic flu and measles, as well as bird flu preventive measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and the laying out stubbornly enforcement," he stressed.

`Korean Central TV 'is for the last 5 days trying to prevent bird flu introduced.

[Interview: Chosun Central TV] "The number of migratory birds in the quarantine sector moving path ... to establish a monitoring and notification system for poultry inspection to proceed."

But if a bird flu outbreak there was no mention of.

18 North Carolina hospital patients potentially exposed to rare brain disease

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Nearly 20 patients at a North Carolina hospital may have been exposed to a rare and fatal neurological disease while undergoing surgery with surgical equipment that had not been properly sterilized, officials at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center said Monday.
Jeff Lindsay, president of the Winston-Salem hospital, told a news conference that 18 patients may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, an incurable and invariably fatal brain disorder that kills 90 percent of patients within one year.
"While the CDC categorizes such risks as 'very low,' any risk of transmission is simply unacceptable,” Lindsay told reporters. "On behalf of the entire team, I apologize to the patients and their families for this anxiety. We are committed to providing support to patients and their families." 
A neurosurgical procedure was done on Jan. 18 on a patient who was later confirmed to have the disease. The other 18 patients, all neurosurgical patients, were exposed to surgical equipment that had been cleaned using a typical sterilization procedures, but not the enhanced sterilization procedures used for Creutzfeldt-Jakob.
Novant vice president for clinical development Dr. Jim Lederer said the operation was performed on a patient that was suspected and later confirmed to have sporadic CJD. While CJD has been associated with mad cow disease, Lederer emphasized this particular strain isn't mad cow.
There's no known cure for CJD, which can lead to death in some cases. It could take years if not decades for other symptoms to show up. The disease causes dementia, impaired vision, involuntary movement and coma, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
"We recognize that the risk to the patients is very small," Lindsay said. "However, we take any potential exposure seriously."
Amanda Morin, who had back surgery at Forsyth Medical Center last month, told she was contacted by a hospital staff member who informed her she is one of 18 patients who may have been exposed to the disease.
“I have a two year old to live for and mommy might not be here,” Morin told the station. “I am angry; very, very angry something so little could cost me my life. I want grandkids. I want to be there for them.”
The state Department of Health and Human Services said it was monitoring the possible exposure in a statement released Monday, reported.
“DHHS officials are aware of the incident at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center and have been in contact with the facility. Our primary concern is the health, safety and welfare of patients, and we will continue to closely monitor the situation” said Kevin Howell, DHHS spokesperson.
About 200 cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are recorded annually in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. In fewer than 1 percent of cases, the disease is transmitted by exposure to brain or nervous system tissue, and there have been only four reported cases of transmission via surgical instruments.

patient was now quarantined for follow-up treatment with the suspected H5N1 bird flu

2 H5N1 bird flu outbreaks in Vietnam

Updated: 2014-02-11 15:40
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HANOI - Central Vietnam's province of Thanh Hoa and central highlands province of Kon Tum have reported bird flu outbreaks in poultry, local media reported Tuesday.
Vietnam's state-run radio Voice of Vietnam (VOV) said on Tuesday that 186 chickens died on February 8 with positive test results of H5N1 bird flu from samples collected in a farm in Tinh Gia district, Vietnam's central Thanh Hoa province.
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Thanh Hoa province have asked the district to cull and safely dispose of all chickens in the infected farm and neighboring families to prevent the disease from spreading.
Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA reported Tuesday that another outbreak of H5N1 bird flu on chicken has been announced in the country's central highlands province of Kon Tum.
About 600 chickens in Kon Tum province showed symptoms of suspected avian flu and 470 died on February 8
Some 130 chickens left have been culled on Tuesday after the official conclusion was reached that they were positive with avian influenza or H5N1 virus.
According to VNA, a chief veterinary was reported to be hospitalized with symptoms of fever, fatigue and loss of appetite after contacting with the above-mentioned outbreak in Kon Tum province.
The patient was now quarantined for follow-up treatment with the suspected H5N1 bird flu on human, said VNA.
Earlier in January 28, another avian bird flu outbreak was reported with nearly 1,000 chickens sick and dead in Kon Tum province, according to VNA.
These outbreaks raise alarm over the spread of H5N1 virus in Vietnam among both local people and international communities.
In a related development, the United States Agency for International Development announced on Tuesday a project worth $800, 000 for preventing bird flu in Vietnam.
The project aims at helping reducing risks to community health caused by bird flu, epidemic and other emerging infectious diseases in Vietnam from now till September, 2015, VNA reported.
Bird flu, or avian influenza, is a contagious disease of animal origin caused by viruses that normally infect only birds and, less commonly, pigs. It can be fatal to humans.

 Symptoms of fever , breathing difficulties and a veterinarian after contact with these birds have been taken to hospital for treatment.


Bird flu patient says he ate bloody fried chicken leg before he fell ill

A H7N9 bird flu patient in Zhejiang Province remembered that he had eaten a fried chicken leg with fresh blood on the bone just before falling sick, the local Morning Express reported.
The man, identified as Liu Jintao, 39, was confirmed to have H7N9 bird flu on October 14, the first case reported in Zhejiang last fall. He became critically ill and was able to talk about eating the chicken leg only after he recovered.
Liu recalled he bought three fried chicken legs from a supermarket during the National Day holiday, finding blood on the bones as he ate the second one.
Though he stopped eating the chicken, he said he had diarrhea the next day. He went to the doctor after he did not get better on the fourth day. On October 11, he was transferred to the ICU of Shaoxing People’s Hospital since he was in critical condition.
There has been no confirmation from doctors that his H7N9 infection was connected with the bloody chicken leg.
He was discharged from hospital recently, the report said. Liu is expected to be able to resume work after resting for another one or two months, the report said...

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Xinhua Nanning, February 9 (Reporter Cheng group) Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Health Department on February 9 briefing by experts in disease prevention and control efforts, the bird flu epidemic disinfection disposal has been completed. 80 close contacts of the patient have been timely epidemiological investigation to determine the measures to be taken under medical observation, there are currently û abnormal.
As of February 5, Hezhou Guangxi, Nanning two reports three cases of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza, Liuzhou report one case of human infection with H5N1 avian influenza. 3 cases of H7N9 cases, one case is imported cases, two cases for local residents cases.

National guard Planning Commission: Recent H7N9 bird flu will distribute

2014-02-10 11:22 Source: Securities Times Online
[Recent H7N9 avian flu will distribute The State Planning Commission spokesman Wei Yao Hongwen, said at a news conference on the 10th, the current human infection with H7N9 avian flu epidemic characteristics did not change significantly, sporadic cases still based, monitoring is not Virus found occurrence of public health significance of variation, the spread of the virus from the birds to humans remains. Experts predict that the recent emergence of China's mainland will continue to sporadic cases.

Jiangsu 40 days in patients diagnosed 12 cases of H7N9

Post reporter Gong Fei
Since January 8, 2014 in Jiangsu Province confirmed the first case of human infection with the H7N9 avian flu cases since, as of yesterday, the province has 12 patients were diagnosed, two patients died - Yesterday, the Post reporter learned from the Health Department of Jiangsu Province, 12 cases of confirmed cases in Nanjing 4 cases, Suzhou two cases, Wuxi two cases, Huai'an, Yancheng, Taizhou and Xuzhou in 1. 12 patients were over 50 years of age, 4 of which were over 70 years old.
Confirmed cases currently on the Health Department of the province, the deaths were from Nanjing and Wuxi. Wuxi Bao an afternoon on January 26 was diagnosed human cases of avian influenza H7N9 infection. It was then found that the condition is more critical, in Wuxi, a hospital, died early morning of February 1; Qianmou Nanjing was diagnosed at New Year's Eve (January 30) afternoon, after nine days of rescue, in The evening of February 7 deaths. Both patients died age higher Qianmou Nanjing 75 years old, female; Wuxi Martin a 76-year-old, is a male.
Jiangsu Provincial Health Department, according to data published on the website, as of February 8, 2014 the province a total of H7N9 bird flu confirmed 12 cases of human infection. Among them, the last four confirmed cases clearly shows that there is contact with chickens, while in other patients, the majority also have history of exposure to poultry. The evening of February 3, Wuxi infected human H7N9 avian influenza cases diagnosed Gumou 59-year-old, is a female, before the patient is sick went to the vegetable market to buy live chickens 2; February 6 am to be experts in Yancheng group confirmed cases diagnosed Qinmou, male, 66 years old, the sick, before the patient went to farms to buy two chickens, slaughtered by the market after home cleaning cooking; Another patient Xuzhou Xun also at a Feb. 6 Local expert group w

Remember!!! This way bird flu

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Residents masked out of the victim's home unexpectedly terinfesi AI virus (avian influenza) or avian influenza in RW 6, Sunter Agung, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, Monday (9/1). (Reuters / Pradana Aditya Putra)
Residents masked out of the victim's home unexpectedly terinfesi AI virus (avian influenza) or avian influenza in RW 6, Sunter Agung, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, Monday (9/1). (Reuters / Pradana Aditya Putra)
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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SRAGEN-Citizens in Sragen, East Java feared to be infected with the spread of bird flu that has made as many as 3,455 dead ducks or duck. This method is based on the handling of bird flu bird flu expert at the University of Airlangga (Airlangga University), Surabaya.
"The virus is behaving is not to kill but reproduce themselves. Virus AI want to preserve life but does not have the completeness of the body, so the ride AI virus in the bodies of animals such as ducks," said Chairman of Avian Influenza-Zoonosis Research Center (AIRC)-University of Airlangga (Airlangga University) Surabaya, East Java (East Java), Dr CA Nidom told Reuters on Sunday (9/2).
The first step is to evaluate the handling and control of the means of handling the AI ​​virus. To combat AI virus then takes control efforts by following the behavior or characteristics of the virus.

By knowing the characteristics of the AI ​​virus, he went on, farmers can directly determine the spread of AI virus and then reported to the local animal husbandry department. If the spread of the virus have been known since the beginning, the easier it is to handle.

The second step, burying animal carcasses ex...

Oops, Bird Flu Threatens Residents in Sragen

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Hong Kong Health workers pack dead chickens, Thursday (28/01/2014) and then destroyed in a move to overcome the spread of the deadly avian influenza virus H7N9.
Hong Kong Health workers pack dead chickens, Thursday (28/01/2014) and then destroyed in a move to overcome the spread of the deadly avian influenza virus H7N9.
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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SURABAYA-Chairman of Avian Influenza-Zoonosis Research Center (AIRC)-University of Airlangga (Airlangga University), Surabaya, East Java (East Java), Dr CA Nidom worrying cases of bird flu virus (Avian Influenza / AI) in Sragen, Java East. Because the bird flu makes as much 3,455 ducks or duck is dead and feared to be transmitted to the human body.

Nidom says duck death case due to the fact the AI ​​virus that surfaced today is an accumulation of duck deaths started late last January 2014. However, due to the lack of virus treatment, the mortality rate of up to thousands of ducks each tail.
"In fact, cases of bird flu occurred in 2009 and still not dead. Then appeared again a new virus that is now attacking the ducks," said Nidom told Reuters on Sunday (9/2).

The key, he added, the slower the AI ​​virus handling the more complex case. But she was not sure exactly what type of AI virus that attacks the ducks in Sragen, whether old or new virus virus. But he guessed, 3,455 ducks died suddenly in Sragen the result of marriage or a combination of old and new viruses virus AI.

If so, he mentions the handling of the virus is much more complicated because the virus is a combination virus. "I was worried if the AI ​​virus is left and uncontrolled handling can harm humans because it jumped into the human body," he said.

Moreover, the media increasingly widespread transmission of AI virus. If only the old type of AI virus spread through the air, while the new AI virus can be transmitted through air and water. To solve it, said Nidom, there are several steps.

Appears bird flu in Nam Dinh

Afternoon 9/2, he Ninh Van Hieu, Head of Animal Health Department said Nam Dinh Province: The province has appeared outbreak of bird flu in a household in Giao Ha Commune, Giao Thuy district.
Functional departments in collaboration with the local government to urgently implement the necessary operational measures such as destruction of infected poultry, spray disinfection, sterilization, and zoning stamping up three checkpoints Giao Ha translated in to control the situation on the movement of poultry out there.

Earlier, on 6/2 in flocks of 100 geese and ducks than 400 households in the neighborhood Phung Van Nhan 1, Giao Ha Commune, Giao Thuy district, 80 geese and 25 ducks died abnormal . Provincial Animal Health Department in collaboration with local authorities examined, the results show that the number of deaths due to avian influenza A/H5N1. Shortly thereafter, industry and functional local government's household guide should urgently needed measures to prevention services such as destruction of all infected poultry, spray disinfection, sterilization, localized epidemic and set up three checkpoints not to transport poultry out of the commune and supervise the prevention of outbreak appeared in place as well as adjacent areas. Provincial Animal Health Department has issued 60 thousand doses of vaccine for the H5N1 strain of RE6 to inject poultry Giao Commune, Ha and borders.

Nam Dinh province has The DPC power requirements, and city departments in the province plans to urgently deploy prevention of avian influenza, which strengthen inspection and monitoring closely the transport moving animals, animal products. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nam Dinh cadre 24/24 election officers and establishmen

Flu stalking , still selling live poultry widespread

Live poultry is still rampant in HCMC sold live poultry are sold still rampant in HCMCTP - the bird flu situation is complicated , but still live poultry are sold openly , rampant in the City , from the street into the market , sellers , buyers crowded .The poultry are sold mainly imported from the western provinces and the South East - the region just happened 2 deaths from bird flu .

Gia cầm sống vẫn được bày bán tràn lan ở TPHCM Gia cầm sống vẫn được bày bán tràn lan ở TPHCM
Chicken in the house , the street
The area bounded by Market and Go Vap District 12 is a hot spot on the sale of poultry had been cleared . However, to date , the situation remains poultry trade rampant from the railing into the mall . Those who live poultry trade often to do every couple of primers outside their customers .
When the client application is not chickens , ducks were present outside , willing seller in the house , even lead to the selection by customers because poultry is kept in the lot.

" Sometimes also want to buy chickens and quarantined about where to eat but easy . Want to go to the supermarket to buy it , but I do have normal market sale. But there is also present in the market place , sealed bu flies , dust and furniture made ​​long ago , who purchased the smell that dare eat . From the market is concerned , but it's also much more fresh . "


Mr. Bui Van Binh ( 52 years old, live in District 7 , Ho Chi Minh City )
He Ming ( the poultry ) said his trade in the region for decades , Tet occasion , agencies increasing patrols , so he was not to sell poultry on the road that passed in house a few dozen meters . Every day , he still brought a few chickens , ducks into the hallway for sale , if you want other chickens , he phoned the house brought out .
" He wanted to buy me how many pounds, what kind of chicken , have available to do it? If you are ready to wait 10 minutes in the fleece , it was not just 30 seconds of instant chicken , "said Ming advertisement .
Mr. Minh said , the poultry house to safety just that when guests wish to make available more facilities also available for indoor water , electricity and space , more facilities for slaughter in the streets . Currently in his house was a hundred chickens , ducks from small to large , kind guests also.
On the road as Le Van Luong in District 7 Ha Huy Giap , Le Duc Tho Street in District 12 , Nguyen Oanh in Go Vap District , Nguyen Thi Tu ... in Binh Tan District , poultry and rampant sold for $ 60 - 130 thousand VND / kg . The dealer here said that recent inspection authorities , should any public sale .
Some people are still feared trapped checking the chicken in the foam box , hide in houses or alley near you . Open the lid is pierced with holes porous pulled the chicken out , Nga said : " Locking in foam box chicken to cool , but when it comes to hug the barrel , the test is easier than running it displays is listed on the streets "
Buyer subjective

Nguyen Van Giang ( 29 years old, live Go Vap District ) said his family still frequent the area for you to buy chickens and ducks for meat . "I bought it to get yourself better , like doing dishes what they do , rather than buying ready-made chicken , the meat people do not know since when . Moreover, in order to buy yourself a little tired but it's more fun . "
When asked about the bird flu , he said : " It sold out so rampant , so many people buy rather have her alone where that fear ."
Mrs. Vi Thi Man ( 26 years old , a native of Long An ), said poultry owners on Nguyen Thi Tu along with her ​​hometown . " Poultry in his homeland rather than to bring up somewhere unfamiliar where that fear . In the long term I still send chickens up for that alone , buying here is not just another chicken house myself , but what the disease , "she said .
Many people still hold the sugar habit of buying live poultry for meat , poultry not only for fresh longer , but the price is also cheaper than poultry quarantined and made ​​available . Besides, very few places sell poultry that was made ​​available through quarantine . Poultry quarantined mainly sold in supermarkets , large markets .

h7n9 epidemic is still spreading and more concentrated in the Yangtze River Delta [Photos]

2014-02-10 10:41
 Source: Positive Enorth comprehensive Editor: Zhang Jin
h7n9 epidemic is still spreading and more concentrated in the Yangtze River Delta [Photos] H7N9 epidemic: every day 5-7 cases diagnosed scale growth. Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Guangdong Provincial Family Planning Commission on the 8th of Health Bulletin, Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces, each new case of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza. Guangzhou, Zhaoqing City on the 7th add three cases of human infection with H7 ... [More]

Experts say the H7N9 bird flu vaccine clinical evaluation needs at least 6 years

At 9:56 on February 10, 2014Source: First Financial Daily
For the newly developed H7N9 avian influenza DNA vaccine , Professor , Shanghai Institute of Emerging Infectious Diseases Xu Jianqing reproduction yesterday told the " First Financial Daily" reporters , clinical evaluation is divided into three phases , at least six years , there are still some risks during the .
Shanghai Institute of Infectious Diseases , Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center has a new hair and reproduce the 7th news release , H7N9 avian influenza DNA vaccine has completed initial development in Shanghai , has now entered clinical trials reporting stage.
Xu Jianqing told the newspaper, the team developed a vaccine using gene technology. The specific method is to try the main immunogen gene H7N9 is implanted into a mature H7 vaccine vector , equivalent to deposit into the safe and then into human cells , the membrane protein structure of the virus will not be destroyed, can effectively stimulate body to produce protective neutralizing antibodies. 30 mice were vaccinated and then infected with H7N9 avian influenza virus , 30 days without a disease.
However, the effectiveness and safety of vaccines should be verified by further clinical evaluation .
" Phase I clinical evaluation is mainly for vaccine safety , the second phase is the safety and immunogenicity , three are immunogenic and protective ."徐建青said that after the completion of Phase III clinical , be possible to enter the market.
Xu Jianqing said the biggest advantage of DNA vaccine is safe , because the gene vaccine using gene universal vaccine carrier , which has been internationally proven through clinical trials to be safe . " The safety of the vaccine itself , in theory there is no problem , specific to our own vaccine , or pre-clinical and clinical going to go verify ."

However, the main risk is genetic vaccine immunogenicity in humans, monkeys and other larger animals seem weak. " Can be complementary techniques to overcome this weakness on clinical , laboratory we are doing another set of fake virus technology can be used as a complementary technology to enhance the immunogenicity of DNA vaccine ."
In addition , H7N9 viruses are constantly variation, "It depends on which part of the variation , we chose the site of the membrane protein , and the work done from the current data, we have a number of vaccines for 1996 , 2003 and 2007 of H7 viruses have a protective effect . " Xu Jianqing said .
For R & D H7N9 avian influenza virus vaccine , a number of companies and organizations inside and outside there are many breakthroughs . For example in Taiwan Guoguang Biotechnology Co., Ltd. developed the H7N9 bird flu vaccine is expected to enter clinical trials in March ; last May , the U.S. Greffex and Protein Science has also announced the adoption of modified adenovirus vectors through research H7N9 virus vaccine candidates ; addition American Novavax, Canada, Medicago, Sinopharm Group, China biotechnology Co., Ltd. , a subsidiary of Beijing Sinovac Sinovac Biotech Ltd. , Hualan companies, and China Taiwan 's Guoguang biotechnology Co., Ltd. also have declared vaccine development stage , none of these companies are currently entering clinical phase.

South Korea culls more birds

Two more cases of AI confirmed

2014-02-09 19:49
Two more cases of bird flu were confirmed on Saturday despite quarantine efforts, raising further concerns over the virus spreading, officials said.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, more than 10,000 fowl at two farms, in Yeongam-gun, South Jeolla Province, and Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, were found to have been infected with the highly pathogenic strain of H5N8.

The virus suspicions were reported last Thursday from the two farms after a large number of poultry was found dead.

The quarantine authorities immediately culled more than 150,000 fowl being raised in a 500-meter radius of the concerned sites. Additional culling of more than 100,000 fowl within a 3-kilometer radius is underway, officials said.

As of Sunday afternoon, more than 100 suspected cases have been identified in the country since the first outbreak on Jan. 16, with 51 cases confirmed.

More than 3 million poultry have been slaughtered since then.

Meanwhile, North Korea is also stepping up efforts to defend against the spread of the virus amid concerns over the bird flu, the North Korean media said. According to the North’s state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper on Saturday, the government is taking preventive measures.

“The quarantine department has drafted a meticulous plan to protect the state from infectious diseases such as bird flu,” it said.

“An emergency meeting was held and revolutionary measures are being taken to prevent the virus spreading through raising local government’s responsibility and role.”

Last week, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency also reported that the state is monitoring the movement of migratory birds and conducting tests on farm visitors and poultry as part of efforts to stave off the outbreak.

The media, however, has not confirmed whether avian influenza has broken out in the isolated state.

According to the World Health Organization’s report late last month, the bird flu has not become a threat for North Korea yet.

Observers said the virus’ spread in neighboring countries such as South Korea and China led North Korea to step up its preventive efforts.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

12 suspected swine flu infection in Minya

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Minya Governorate haunt these days, a state of terror and panic, following the spread of swine flu in Minia Governorate, especially after suspected, in the injury of 9 prisoners, and taken to the Fever Hospital, and isolated and subjected to examination and analysis.
The director of the hospital admitted that the hospital received Minya 9 prisoners under heavy guard, is suspected of having swine flu.

Prevailed in a severe case of panic among the people of North Center Matay after the emergence of 3 cases of bird flu.

The people of the center yesterday they were surprised by the appearance of three cases of bird flu, which has pushed a lot from the people, the slaughter of large numbers of infected birds.

The official confirmed the Directorate of Veterinary Medicine in Minia Governorate, it was suspected cases of 3 cases of bird flu, a sample was taken from infected birds, but that the people were very condition of horror and dismay, before they emphasized that the result is negative.

And rushed a lot of parents, to the pharmacy to search for drug Altamflo anti-virus.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Xuzhou an H7N9 avian influenza infection in patients diagnosed keep 6 chickens at home

Reporter yesterday from (Xuzhou) Municipal Health Bureau, the city a patient diagnosed with H7N9 avian influenza infection.
Huan patient, male, 63 years old, currently residing in Gulou District of Xuzhou City, February 6, Xuzhou diagnostic expert group confirmed cases of the H7N9 bird flu human cases of infection. Patients January 29 symptoms of fever, cough after February 1 city itself to a hospital for treatment and hospitalization, the patient is currently in critical condition.

  Patients were retired workers, had been to the farmers market, and the home of self-support "ingot" chicken 6, there is history of exposure to poultry. The health sector has rapidly implement measures to deal with the epidemic. After investigation, the close contacts of the cases there were 11 people, as of now no exception..

During the Spring Festival in Hangzhou new six cases H7N9 bird flu

....Add six cases during the Spring Festival in Hangzhou
February 6, Zhejiang Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission informed the province added two cases of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza. Patients Jiang Moumou, male, 64 years old, Anji County, Huzhou, February 5 confirmed cases of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza. Now the condition is severe, treatment in a hospital in Hangzhou. Patients Zheng Moumou, male, 39 years old, currently residing in Deqing County, Huzhou, February 5 confirmed cases of human infection of H7N9 avian influenza. Now the condition is severe, treatment in a hospital in Hangzhou.
According to statistics, from January 31 to start the New Year on February 6 Year 7, the Spring Festival week, the province confirmed 13 cases of H7N9 cases. These patients were from Hangzhou, Huzhou, Shaoxing, Wenzhou, Jinhua and Taizhou, where 11 cases were male, Hangzhou cases up to a total of six.... cases.

Report: Chinese provinces of human infection with H7N9 bird flu cases since 2014 (as of February 6, according to public information agency wisdom finishing)

Zhejiang: 73 cases (12 cases died Jan. 27 deadline)

Guangdong: 55 cases (12 patients died)

Fujian: 14 cases (1 death)

Jiangsu: 11 cases (1 death)

Shanghai: 8 cases (4 deaths)

Hunan: five cases (1 death)

Guangxi: 3 cases (deaths 0 cases)

Beijing: two cases (1 death)

Effect of closure of live poultry markets on poultry-to-person transmission of avian influenza A H7N9 virus: an ecological study

Effect of closure of live poultry markets on poultry-to-person transmission of avian influenza A H7N9 virus: an ecological study



Transmission of the novel avian influenza A H7N9 virus seems to be predominantly between poultry and people. In the major Chinese cities of Shanghai, Hangzhou, Huzhou, and Nanjing—where most human cases of infection have occurred—live poultry markets (LPMs) were closed in April, 2013, soon after the initial outbreak, as a precautionary public health measure. Our objective was to quantify the effect of LPM closure in these cities on poultry-to-person transmission of avian influenza A H7N9 virus.


We obtained information about every laboratory-confirmed human case of avian influenza A H7N9 virus infection reported in the four cities by June 7, 2013, from a database built by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. We used data for age, sex, location, residence type (rural or urban area), and dates of illness onset. We obtained information about LPMs from official sources. We constructed a statistical model to explain the patterns in incidence of cases reported in each city on the basis of the assumption of a constant force of infection before LPM closure, and a different constant force of infection after closure. We fitted the model with Markov chain Monte Carlo methods.


85 human cases of avian influenza A H7N9 virus infection were reported in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Huzhou, and Nanjing by June 7, 2013, of which 60 were included in our main analysis. Closure of LPMs reduced the mean daily number of infections by 99% (95% credibility interval 93—100%) in Shanghai, by 99% (92—100%) in Hangzhou, by 97% (68—100%) in Huzhou, and by 97% (81—100%) in Nanjing. Because LPMs were the predominant source of exposure to avian influenza A H7N9 virus for confirmed cases in these cities, we estimated that the mean incubation period was 3·3 days (1·4—5·7).


LPM closures were effective in the control of human risk of avian influenza A H7N9 virus infection in the spring of 2013. In the short term, LPM closure should be rapidly implemented in areas where the virus is identified in live poultry or people. In the long term, evidence-based discussions and deliberations about the role of market rest days and central slaughtering of all live poultry should be renewed.


Ministry of Science and Technology, China; Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Disease; Hong Kong University Grants Committee; China—US Collaborative Program on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases; Harvard Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics; and the US National Institutes of Health.

How to make sense of H10N8, H1N1, H7N9, and other bewildering bird flu names

H10N8 is the latest bird flu to come out of China and, potentially, decimate humanity like in that Gwyneth Paltrow movie. You may have previously been mortally frightened by news about H1N1, which killed up to 100 million people in 1918 and another 15,000 in 2009 and 2010. Or maybe you’ve been reading about H7N9, which has been connected to just about 100 human deaths and is the cause of a massive poultry cull in Hong Kong this week:
A health officer packs dead chickens at a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong. Reuters/Tyrone Siu
Is H10N8 10 times more deadly than H1N1—or is it eight times, or 80? Not at all. The names refer to the two kinds of spiky protein that influenza A viruses wear on their surfaces, all the better to burrow into the hosts’ cells. H is for hemagglutinin and there are 16 varieties; N is for neuraminidase and there are nine different kinds. All told there are 144 different types of influenza A, from H1N1 to H16N9, all of which are found in birds and some of which are also found in horses, pigs, and humans.
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So why do new versions keep popping up to infect humans? That’s where promiscuous virus behavior comes in. The influenza A virus is fond of a little trick known as reassortment, which means that two viruses infecting the same cell can swap genetic components such as hemagglutinin and neuraminidase proteins. So a chicken in China (virtually all new influenza strains arise in southeast and eastern Asia because of the close contact between humans and livestock) that has two known flu types can give rise to a novel third strain.
To complicate matters, a virus can mix and match any of its eight genes—not just the H and N proteins—and can incorporate genetic material from swine, avian, and human flu strains.
In the case of H10N8, only one person has died and another has become sick, making it much too early to issue any apocalyptic warnings. But Chinese and global health authorities are carefully monitoring the virus—especially any indications that it is transmittable between humans, which is when the alarm bells really start going off.

Gaungdong H7N9 Export With Guangxi Onward Transmission

I am inclined to believe this.. The pace is not slowing, and I see funny stuff

February 6, 2014
The Guangxi health bureau said the boy, aged five and from Hengxian county, Nanning, started to show symptoms on Monday and was diagnosed with having the disease on Wednesday.

Health officials are still determining how the boy became infected but said he had been in close contact with his mother, 41.

She began to feel unwell late last month after visiting Zhongshan in Guangdong province. She returned to Nanning on January 28.

The boy remained in a stable condition but his mother’s condition was critical.

The above comments describe an H7N9 familial cluster in Hengxian county, Guangxi, which represents onward transmission of H7N9 bird flu exported from Zhongshan, Guangdong.  Although the Guangxi MoH did note that the mother developed symptoms while in Zhongshan, the report on H7N9 confirmation in her son failed to note that the relationship between the two PCR confirmed cases.  Although WHO has not reported either case, they did describe a similar family cluster in Zhongshan (father, 37M and daughter, 2F in Sanjiaozhen), and failed to note that the confirmed child was the daughter of a confirmed case.

The Guangxi cluster represents the first reported example of H7N9 export coupled with onward transmission, and the export from Zhongshan represents the first example of the H7N9 linkage between an area with one H2H familial cluster (Zhongshan, Guangdong) to another area (Hengxian, Guangxi) with another H2H familial cluster.

These important developments were withheld by the Guangdong MoH, Guangxi MoH, and WHO by the concealing of the relationships in the two familial clusters. 

The glaring lack of transparency by the agencies reporting H7N9 confirmed cases while hiding H7N9 clusters is cause for many serious concerns.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Guangdong ten-day reports of human infection with H7N9 cases

were 12 cases of death

Source: 21CN 2014-02-06 09:17
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Keywords: Guangdong ten consecutive days, reports of human infection with H7N9 cases, 12 cases of death
Yesterday, the Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission official website of the latest Bulletin, Zhaoqing, Foshan, Shenzhen City, a total of three new H 7N 9 4 cases of avian influenza confirmed cases of human infection. Guangdong has reported confirmed cases of consecutive days, as of yesterday, Guangdong has reported 54 cases of human infection with H 7N 9 confirmed cases and 12 deaths.
According to statistics, Guangdong Province, Huizhou, since August 2013 the first reported case since, as of February 5, 2014, 54 cases were reported in Guangdong Province cases, cured 16 cases, 12 deaths (were living in Dongguan, Yangjiang, Guangzhou , Jiangmen, Meizhou, Foshan, Huizhou and Shenzhen). Statistics by patient residence, located in Guangzhou, six cases of cases, 17 cases in Shenzhen, Foshan and 10 cases, 4 cases of Huizhou, Dongguan three cases, four cases of Yangjiang, Meizhou one case, two cases of Jiangmen, Zhaoqing five cases, Zhongshan two cases.
Under the notification, new cases of the following people:
● Lee, female, 5 years old, now living Huaiji County, Zhaoqing City, February 4 confirmed that the current stable condition.
● Liang Yijun, male, 42 years old, workers, now living Huaiji County, Zhaoqing City, February 4 diagnosed, currently in critical condition.
● strict, male, 49 years old, self-employed, now living Gaoming District of Foshan City. February 4 confirmed that the current stable condition.
● Dengmou, male, 56 years old, unemployed, now living Longhua District. February 4 diagnosed, currently in critical condition.
Prevention and control
Lin Shaochun hosted epidemic prevention and control of human infection with the H7N9 leadership team meetings
Once localized outbreaks live bird markets firmly closed
Southern News reporter Xue Bing Ni yesterday afternoon, the provincial vice governor Lin Shaochun hosted the prevent
Flu-like symptoms to tell the history of exposure to poultry
Experts advise to wash your hands as soon as possible after contact with live poultry, etc.
Southern News reporter Wang Chengbo for H 7N 9 confirmed cases of human bird flu infection consecutive Shenzhen CDC experts said that the current situation is still sporadic, does not appear clusters of outbreaks, there is no evidence that can be pers...

Shenzhen diagnosed 18 cases of eight people live in the Longgang District
Southern News yesterday, the Shenzhen soared H 7N 9 confirmed cases of avian influenza infection in a person. Shenzhen diagnosed 18 cases (including Dongguan confirmed cases in the deep) lived in Longgang 8 cases. The youngest was 6 years old boy, who was 82 years old maximum.
Southern reporter Statistics found in Shenzhen have been seven confirmed cases were cured, one person died and 10 people in the existing hospital. In confirmed cases, 8 cases occurred in Longgang District, mainly in the South Bay, Phuket, two streets, Luohu District 4 cases. Futian District and Bao'an District have two cases, Longhua District 1 case, another case was diagnosed in Shenzhen, Dongguan.
Outbreak Communications
Augmented by a further four cases
Southern News Zhejiang Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission Feb. 5 briefing, the province added four cases of human infection of bird flu H 7N 9, both February 4 confirmed cases, of which two were male, two were female; 3 condition is Severe, a man critically ill; 4 people minimum age was 35 years and a maximum of 67 years; currently three people in Hangzhou, a hospital, a man in Shaoxing, a hospital for treatment.
It is reported that since 2014, 71 cases have been confirmed in Zhejiang H 7N 9 people infected with bird flu. (New)
Fujian Province
Increased to 14 cases
Health and Family Planning Commission of Fujian Province, according to Xinhua News Agency, February 4 notification, the date of the new province confirmed case of human infection of bird flu H 7N 9. Currently, Fujian Province, people infected with H 7N 9 avian flu cases has increased to 14 cases. New cases are: patients Moumou, aged 36, mechanic, now living in Quanzhou Yongchun County, is currently in critical condition at a hospital in Quanzhou, isolation and treatment.
Diagnosed one case
According to Xinhua News Agency reporter on the 5th learned from the health department of Guangxi, Guangxi confirmed case of human infection of bird flu H 7N 9. Patients Li Moumou, female, 41 years old, Heng Xu Zhen Tao people since January 27 flu symptoms in Zhongshan City, Guangdong, January 28 back Heng, February 3 due to exacerbations Heng a hospital for treatment. Currently, patients in critical condition.
National guard Planning Commission:
Found no H7N9 virus from person to person
During the Spring Festival, according to Xinhua News Agency, the National Health and Family Planning Commission to actively guide the country to carry out human infection of bird flu H 7N 9 treatment and prevention work. Up to now, the vast majority of cases remain sporadic, the ability to have an effective human to human transmission of the virus was not found.
January 30, the National Health and Family Planning Commission held H 7N 9 people infected with bird flu prevention and control of the Leading Group Office meeting, on a really good job of cases during the Spring and early detection and treatment of severe cases where work has been re-deployed.
New cases of H7N9 nationwide yesterday
Add four cases
2 male and 2 female
Fujian Province
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Add four cases
3 male and 1 female
Diagnosed one case
1 woman