Saturday, June 27, 2009

Medical Emergency in Buenos Aires Raises Pandemic Concerns


Recombinomics Commentary 23:43
June 27, 2009

Some hospitals began to strengthen measures, including the case of Posadas Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the province of Buenos Aires that concentrates a large number of internees from the flu. Through a press release, the hospital reported that it declared a state of emergency by the Institution that "all staff will be available to the agency needs to be addressed" after the epidemic of influenza A.

In addition, the Posadas created through Resolution No. 640/09 an Internal Crisis Committee itself, with the aim of ensuring compliance and monitoring of the actions that the hospital must develop to deal with the situation posed by an outbreak of Influenza A .

Meanwhile, health authorities in Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires have some alternatives to strengthen the system, including the use of military hospital in Campo de Mayo, the release of bed in the hospital's intensive care Malvinas Argentinas, the installation of sanitary units in campaign Buenos Aires and mobile primary care close to railway stations and Eleven Constitution.

The above translation describes the declaration of a medical emergency in Buenos Aires. The Buenos Aires Ministry of Health website lists 15 confirmed fatalities, 180 confirmed cases, and 559 suspect cases as of Friday (see Buenos Aires map), but media reports suggest the actual number of cases is higher. Recent reports out of Argentina also described the rapid decline of relative young patients (15-50), with descriptions similar to those used to describe dying patients in 1918. In addition, there has been an outbreak of H1N1 at a pig farm northwest of Buenos Aires (see map).

The sudden jump in cases and fatalities are cause for concern. In the country the number of confirmed fatal cases rose to 27, but there are reports of 15 more fatalities that are suspect. There have also been reports of travelers from Argentina testing positive at airport checks in multiple countries. These travelers should provide multiple samples for sequencing studies to determine if there have been changes in the virus.

Recently PB2 E627K was reported in a traveler from the United States. However, the sequence suggested the change was acquired in China. Although the E627K was present in the original samples and confirmed in the initial clone, and subsequent sub-clone had reverted back to the wild type sequence, raising concerns that some key changes may not be stable under certain culture conditions, and important changes could be lost especially if the virus is cultured in chicken eggs, which could select against important changes associated with adaptation to human hosts.

Therefore, analysis by multiple labs of these sequences would be useful. The flu season is just beginning in the southern hemisphere, providing a favorable environment for rapid adaptive changes. The movement of a swine H1N1 into a human host parallels the 1918 pandemic, which also was associated with mild infections in the later spring, followed by a much more virulent and lethal H1N1 in the fall.

The rapid developments in Buenos Aires bear close scrutiny and active sequence analysis as H1N1 increases its gene pool transmitting through human hosts. Many countries worldwide, including those in the southern hemisphere are experiencing explosive growth, and the developments in Buenos Aires may signal a new wave of Pandemic H1N1.

Giza» monitor entrances and exits to prevent the entry of conservative «plague»

كتب منى ياسين ٢٧/ ٦/ ٢٠٠٩ Mona Yassin wrote 6-27-2009

. Giza governorate issued a decision to monitor all entrances and exits of Giza in order to avoid transmission of disease plague, which appeared in Libya through the intensification of control over the ambush at the entrance and exits of the province.

Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Giza governorate, it will be sent a medical convoy to detect people on the area of Major-General to ensure that no cases of pigs infected with the flu, and disposal of all the necessary medicines to patients free of charge status of the land of the youth brigade.

"Dr. Mahmoud Baghdadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture was completed and cleared part of the border between the provinces of Giza and October 6 in the canal and the kind Cbrament in addition to the completion of the clearance of other places, such as al-Salam Bank and Munib Alloly and the Al al-Assiut, Egypt and the road and the Al Oboualnmrs and Mansourieh,

In addition to spray and clean the streets of 4 and 50 fold in the land of pig pens, Major General, he continued the resistance of mice to lack of transmission of diseases Baltra spraying pesticides, sewage, and cooperation with the Department of Health spraying of pesticides within the residential areas to kill the mice.

Baghdadi pointed out that the Directorate has thus far been used half a ton of deadly pesticides to rats and fleas, the wedding, including new types of wax to the mice and the killer-called «Browachs».

Egypt-Health» establish a crisis management center for swine flu

, and the mountain is the eradication of the epidemic «unrealistic»

كتب طـارق أمـين والإسكندرية نبيل أبوشال ٢٧/ ٦/ ٢٠٠٩ Wrote Secretary Tariq Nabil, Alexandria Obchl 6-27-2009
حاتم الجبلى Woman

Al «Egyptian today» Dr. Hatem el-Gabali, Minister of Health, decided to urgently establish a center for the management of the crisis and the swine flu epidemic, both within the building where it is his office in the Office of the Ministry, to be the formation of the Center in coordination with the ministries concerned and the competent authorities, including the Ministries of Interior and Transportation and communications, in addition to the information the Council of Ministers.

The sources informed that the Center will continue over the exact position of the epidemic at the local and global, and the preparation of periodic reports and reporting directly to the officials,

The sources said that it will be the completion of the furnishing and equipping of the center in a few days, adding that the Center will be to ensure full and throughout the day, so that the doors are closed and the closure of warning devices to prevent access to it only through the working and carrying magnetic identity cards,

The sources pointed out that the center will be electronically linked to existing processes in the rooms of the 29 provinces, will also be connected around the clock, World Health Organization in Geneva and its regional office in Cairo, as well as the status of electronically linked to the control of epidemics and the CDC for Disease Control in Atlanta.

إ To the minister receives a report from the Higher Committee which was formed to determine the degree of severity of the epidemic in Egypt, and who is the current situation, in preparation to send the scientific report, Dr. Ali Gomaa, Mufti of the Republic to demonstrate the possibility of postponement of Umrah and Hajj or not.

The minister warned of complacency in the face of disease or reduce the danger, while urging non-hype, and the mountain was considered that all actions taken by his ministry and other authorities to contain the epidemic and its goal is not to eliminate it, saying: «the process of elimination is not realistic, but that dog is the goal of plan in place to respond to any adjustments that might arise by », and the field,

Sources for health in Alexandria, two new cases of the deadly swine flu, yesterday, of two returnees from the United States on 20 June, accompanied by their mother who works as assistant professor, raising the number of cases in Egypt to 50 cases so far.

Egypt: Restructuring of hospitals in Alexandria to meet the avian flu and swine

[I don't know why they want to "separate them". Apparently, none of them have H5N1. They do put them all on Tamiflu initially. I guess when the results come back "negative", they must take them off it? It seems to me that 90% of the suspected cases I post, go to hospital. I hope they get results quickly, or those hospitals must be jam packed....]

Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 20:07
The Directorate of Health Affairs in Alexandria, the restructuring of hospitals in the province to address the epidemic diseases, including avian influenza, swine flu, through the five major hospitals, the fevers of Alexandria, and a globe, and the figs, and Abu Qir-General, to allow the year.

وقررت المديرية تخصيص مستشفى حميات الإسكندرية لعلاج المصابين بفيروس أنفلونزا الخنازير واستقبال حالات الاشتباه المحولة من مختلف مستشفيات المحافظة، وتخصيص مستشفى صدر المعمورة لاستقبال وعلاج حالات الإصابة بفيروس أنفلونزا الطيور إلى جانب الاستعدادات الطبية والوقائية بباقى المستشفيات وفق أعداد الحالات المصابة بالفيروس.

The Directorate has decided to allocate a hospital for the treatment of fevers Alexandria infected with swine flu and receive transfers of suspected cases from different hospitals in the province, and the allocation of a hospital in the world for the reception and treatment of infection by the bird flu preparations and preventive medical hospitals in accordance with the rest of the numbers of cases infected with HIV.

من جانبه أوضح الدكتور هشام الدخس مدير مستشفى حميات الإسكندرية، أنه تم زيادة تشغيل وحدة المعامل بالمستشفى لتحليل عينات الإصابة بالتهاب الكبد الوبائى بأنواعه المختلفة، إضافة إلى تحليل العينات المشتبه فى إصابتها بمرض أنفلونزا الطيور.

For his part, Dr. Hisham Aldechs Alexandria hospital director admitted that it had been increased and the operation of the hospital laboratory for the analysis of samples, the incidence of hepatitis of all kinds, in addition to the analysis of samples suspected of being infected with bird flu.

وأرجع الدخس قرار الفصل بين حالات الإصابة بفيروسى أنفلونزا الطيور والخنازير لمنع اختلاط حالات الإصابة بالفيروسين، مما قد يؤدى إلى تحور الفيروس وظهور نوع جديد من الأنفلونزا.

Aldechs attributed the decision to separate the incidence of avian influenza Bverosy and pigs to prevent the mixing of the incidence of Balverosin, which may lead to virus mutation and the emergence of a new type of influenza.

Argentina: Lungs to be "burned" in hours

[It appears, that there were 2 recent autopsies done. Spots on the lungs could not be identified. Very very rapid symptoms, involving internal organs (viscera), meninges (membranes which envelop the central nervous system, and brain swelling. This does not sound like Swine Flu. Although it is clear in the article it is. It sounds like Swine Flu and newer developments. The order has come from the Ministry of health, to take all cases of influenza and potential influenzaA H1N1, with symptoms of fever & fatigue thru a radiograph so as not to suffer pneumonia.]

There is a seriousness of patients' unusual '

Saturday June 27 2009

"We're seeing the placement of young patients, between 15 and 50 years with pneumonia, some rapidly evolving towards a gravity which for many is unusual, in which the lung is' fire 'in a matter of hours," said Dr. Jorge San Juan, head of the Department of Intensive Care Hospital Muñiz.

This has led to patients with these characteristics begin to be treated in an increasingly aggressive. THE NATION As reported yesterday, doctors from the Ministry of Health received the directive to take, from now on, all cases of influenza and potential influenza A (H1N1), with the recommendation to perform chest radiographs for patients with symptoms of fever and fatigue and internal quickly to all suffering from pneumonia.

"Today, it is known that the virus is circulating mass, the attitude we have with patients depends on clinical assessment made by the doctor not to become a serious case. It is not necessary to diagnose laboratory [confirming the new virus infection] to begin treatment, "said Dr. Vilma Savy, Chief of the Respiratory Virus Malbrán institute.

Concern about how this attack some young flu was confirmed to the nation on a coroner that, in recent hours, conducted two autopsies on two people killed by influenza A.

"The bodies were viscera, meninges and brain swollen, a little common factor in death from influenza. Additionally, the lungs were in bad shape, with some spots we could not identify. The studies sent pathology, "said the coroner who asked not to publicize his name until the health authorities take note of it found.

Changes in strategies for care of patients arriving with flu tables advanced aiming to be more aggressive: treat, then see what happens; leapfrogging. "This form of serious patient care will change the trend and prevent more deaths and pneumonia, said Dr. John, coordinator of the Emergency Committee of the Ministry of Health Epidemiological Aires.

For severe pneumonia, said San Juan, today patients do not receive empirical antibiotics and antiviral drugs but also does not delay the use of mechanical ventilation. "While generally expect 24 hours to see how it evolves, we do not, and if decompensation quickly reach intubation," said San Juan.

The province of Buenos Aires will, from next week, with rapid diagnostic tests that will discriminate in just 15 minutes by means of swabs, if the person is a carrier of influenza A. Anyway, the final confirmation will institute Malbrán.
The new test will begin before the treatment, health authorities reported ranches.
hat-tip Shiloh

Mainland additional 60 cases of a flow rose to 678 cases of the total number of cases

June 27, 2009 Ministry of Health Press Office
卫生部通报,6月26日18时至6月27日18时,我国内地新增甲型H1N1流感确诊病例60 例。
Informed the Ministry of Health, at 6:00 p.m. on June 26 to at 18 o'clock on June 27, influenza H1N1 in the Mainland of China added 60 cases of confirmed cases of influenza.
其中,广东报告30例,四川报告10例,上海报告7例,北京报告6例、浙江报告3例、福建报告2例,天津、 广西各报告1例。
Among them, the report of 30 cases in Guangdong, Sichuan, the report of 10 cases, the report of seven cases of Shanghai, Beijing, the report of six cases, the report of three cases of Zhejiang, Fujian, the report of two cases, Tianjin, Guangxi, the report of 1 case.
截至目前,我国内地共报告678例甲型H1N1流感确诊病例,已治愈出院373例,291例在院接受治疗, 14例居家隔离治疗。
Up to now, the Mainland of China has reported a total of 678 cases of Type A Influenza H1N1 confirmed cases, 373 cases have been discharged cured, 291 cases in the hospital for treatment, treatment of 14 cases of home quarantine.

Egypt: 7 people detained on suspicion of bird flu, the lake

[This article doesn't state if they were given Tamiflu...I'm watching....]

Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 15:00

Detained hospital fevers Damanhour, 7 people suspected of having bird flu, following the emergence of the disease with symptoms similar to a high temperature and pain in the bones and difficulty in breathing, sore throat.

تلقى اللواء مجدى أبو قمر مدير أمن البحيرة، إخطاراً من مستشفى حميات دمنهور باستقبال كل من أحمد محمد ممدوح (6 سنوات)، دلال صالح (24 سنه)، أمانى السيد أحمد (4 سنوات)، على جمال مهدى (13 سنة)، مهدى توفيق عبد الحكيم (30 سنة) وشعبان حمدى الشافعى (4 سنوات)، عبد الباسط عبد الرحمن محمد (32 سنة)، وذلك للاشتباه فى إصابتهم بأنفلونزا الطيور.

Major-General received the Director Majdi Abu Amar security lake, a notification from a hospital to receive all fevers Damanhour Ahmed Mohamed Mamdouh (6 years), Dalal Saleh (24 years), Mr. Ahmed Amani (4 years), Jamal Mehdi (13 years), Mehdi Tawfiq Abdul Hakim (30 years) and Shaban, Hamdy El-Shafei (4 years), Abdul Basit Abdul Rahman Mohammed (32 years), and on suspicion of having bird flu.

وعلى الفور تم عزل الحالات وقائياً بالمستشفى بعد أخذ عينة دم منهم لتحليلها بالمعامل المركزية بالقاهرة لبيان مدى إصابتهم بالمرض.

And were immediately isolated and preventive cases in hospital after blood samples were taken for analysis, central labs in Cairo, with the extent of their disease.

وانتقلت لجنة من الطب البيطرى والصحة وقوات الأمن لمنازل المرضى لتطهيرها، وتطهير المنازل المجاورة لهم، وكذا المخالطين لهم وأخذ عينات من الطيور الموجودة بالمنازل لفحصها معملياً.

Turning to the Committee of Veterinary Medicine, health and security forces to the homes of patients, clearing, clearing houses and their neighbors, as well as contact them and take samples of domestic birds in the laboratory for examination.

S. Korea confirms 15 more flu cases

SEOUL, June 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has confirmed 15 more cases of the new influenza A, including five children, bringing the nation's total number of flu infections to 197, health authorities said Saturday.

The 15 individuals tested positive for the H1N1 virus, with most having contracted the disease through direct contact with other patients, the health ministry said in a statement. A total of 65 patients, including the newly infected, are being treated at state-designated hospitals.

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I have discovered this site. I will put it in the side-bar under "Preparations".
Great resource!

Friday, June 26, 2009

New H1N1 flu not going away: U.S. health agency

CHICAGO (Reuters) - More than 1 million people in the United States may have been infected with the new H1N1 swine flu, U.S. health officials said on Friday, and infections continue to rise.

The new H1N1 influenza virus that has triggered a global pandemic is infecting people in the United States well beyond the normal period for influenza season, Dr. Anne Schuchat of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters in a telephone briefing.

"The key point is this new infectious disease is not going away," Schuchat said. "In the U.S., we're still experiencing a steady increase in the number of reported cases, with 6,000 new cases reported just this week."

That represents the largest number of cases to be reported in a one-week span since the beginning of the outbreak in April.

The World Health Organization is now reporting more than 67,000 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu and some 300 deaths worldwide.

In the United States, there have been 27,717 laboratory-confirmed cases, including more than 3,000 hospitalizations and 127 deaths.

"We are estimating about a million people in the U.S. or more have gotten this virus at a time of year when people really aren't continuing to get the seasonal influenza viruses," Schuchat said.

"A big question that everybody really has is what kind of illness, hospitalization and deaths will we see when our winter flu season begins?"


Schuchat said vaccine makers are developing H1N1 vaccine that will be tested in clinical trials over the summer.

She said the CDC has not yet decided if it will recommend people get the new shots when flu season in arrives in North America in the fall. But Schuchat said the CDC is asking state and local health departments to draw up plans for how to handle distribution of the vaccines.

"We want states to be ready to offer and administer this novel vaccine," she said, focusing especially on how to reach younger people, pregnant women and people with underlying health conditions like asthma and diabetes that put them at higher risk.

At a three-day meeting in Atlanta of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, which advises the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC researchers said one vaccination scenario could include as many as 600 million doses.

That could place a heavy burden on cash-strapped health departments, which would likely have to distribute two doses of the new vaccine, which might be required for full immunity, in addition to the regular seasonal flu vaccination program.

Schuchat said the CDC continues to watch for changes in the virus in the Southern Hemisphere, where flu season is now in full swing.

"We have not seen any changes in the virus that are important at this point," she said.

In the United States, the new flu continues to spread, with 12 states reporting widespread flu activity, something Schuchat said was "very unusual for this time of year."

"That is just one feature that helps us to see that what we are seeing is quite different," she said.

She said flu infections are even affecting children attending camps in the Northern Hemisphere summer, with outbreaks in 34 camps in 16 states.

"Some have actually closed for the summer."

Swine Flu Supplanting Seasonal Strains in Australia’s Victoria

By Jason Gale

June 26 (Bloomberg) -- Swine flu is supplanting seasonal strains in Australia’s Victoria state, suggesting the pandemic virus will be the major cause of influenza this winter.

Tests on 138 type-A flu samples collected by a network of doctors confirmed 60 cases of the new A/H1N1 variant and only five of seasonal influenza in the eight weeks ended June 21, according to a report today by the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory in Melbourne.

A typical feature of previous pandemics is for a novel virus to crowd out the most common flu strains during winter, Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, said this month. It’s also a factor the agency will consider in determining when vaccine makers should switch to producing only shots against the pandemic virus, which is spurring an increase in flu cases in Australia including New South Wales state.

“We are seeing a big increase compared to the same stage of the flu season last year, and the increase is predominantly in 5- to 16-year-olds,” Kerry Chant, chief health officer for New South Wales, said in a statement today. Two children are in intensive care and two other people hospitalized, she said.

The eastern state, Australia’s most populous, has 653 confirmed cases of swine flu, the second highest number in the nation after neighboring Victoria state.

Health officials in Victoria have recorded 1,509 cases from laboratory tests and stopped analyzing specimens from patients with mild disease earlier this month as part of the state’s response to the virus.

‘Many’ Cases

A third person in Victoria died after being diagnosed with the new H1N1 virus, Rosemary Lester, the state’s acting chief health officer, said in a statement today. “Many milder cases” haven’t been tested, she said.

Victoria’s influenza sentinel surveillance network diagnosed flu-like illness in 21.9 of every 1,000 patients seen in the week ended June 21, the report showed. That’s up from 17 per 1,000 a week earlier.

The network comprises 87 general practitioners across the state who test a portion of their patients for flu to give authorities an indication of flu activity in the community.

Unlike seasonal flu, from which the elderly suffer the most death and disease, the new bug is targeting the young and causing potentially fatal complications in otherwise healthy people aged 30 to 50, pregnant women and those with asthma, diabetes and obesity, according to the WHO.

Disease trackers are watching how swine flu behaves during the Southern Hemisphere winter to gauge flu activity when the weather turns colder in Europe and North America later this year.

Influenza is more common in winter because virus particles persist longer in the air during colder, drier weather. The bug is also transmitted more easily in winter because people tend to stay close together indoors.

Still, flu is being diagnosed at an increasing rate during summer in some Northern Hemisphere countries, including England and Wales, because of the spread of swine flu, a bug to which most people have no immunity.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jason Gale in Singapore at

Swine Flu’s Multi-Shot Vaccine May Overwhelm State-Run Clinics

By Tom Randall

June 26 (Bloomberg) -- The vaccine being developed to combat a pandemic of swine flu will require multiple shots to provide immunity from the new virus and the added immunizations may overwhelm U.S. state agencies, health officials said.

Two injections will be required three weeks apart for swine flu, also known as H1N1, and a third will be needed for seasonal flu, health officials said at a meeting today at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta. Children younger than 9 years will need four shots, the CDC said.

The U.S. government has taken the unusual step of purchasing all of the swine flu vaccine, and the shots will probably be administered through vaccine clinics set up by state health organizations, the CDC said. The agency estimates that at least 50 million vaccine doses will be available in the U.S. by October 15, and enough vaccine to immunize everyone in the country will be available later in the season.

“Public health departments are under-funded and will get fatigued,” said William Schaffner, an influenza expert at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, in an interview at the flu conference. “One shot probably gives you very little immunity, 10 to 20 percent at most.”

hat-tip Sand

I've posted 2 Maps of Egypt & 1 of Libya

They are located on the right side-bar under Maps & Summaries.

Board of Governors headed by Nazif reviews the ways to combat avian and swine influenza


Review the Board of Governors at its meeting on "Wednesday," chaired by Dr. Ahmed Nazif, the Prime Minister, hosted by Al-range of important issues, including procedures for prevention of swine flu, and face the bird flu, including the implementation of the decision to ban the sale of live poultry and vaccination of poultry vaccine Shield in the massacres and the expansion mechanism and the development of the poultry industry.

كما يناقش المجلس الخطة التى بحثها الدكتور احمد نظيف الاسبوع الماضى، حول التخلص الامن من المخلفات الصلبة فى اقليم القاهرة الكبرى، وتدوير هذه المخلفات بحيث يمكن تعميم هذه التجربة فى مختلف محافظات مصر.

It also discusses the plan discussed by Dr. Ahmed Nazif last week, on the safe disposal of solid waste in Greater Cairo, and the recycling of this waste could be circulated so that this experience in the various governorates of Egypt.

ويتابع مجلس المحافظين فى اجتماعه، تنفيذ مبدا اللامركزية فى جميع المحافظات ، بمافى ذلك اختيار المشروعات المطروحة للاستثمار ، وكذلك بناء المدارس والمستشفيات ووضع الاولويات التى يحتاجها المواطنون عند تنفيذ المشروعات الخدمية ، بما يتناسب مع كل محافظة، بحيث لاتأتى هذه المشروعات من العاصمة، إلى جانب تنفيذ مبدا اللامركزية فى مشروع التغذية المدرسية وكذلك تطوير العشوائات .

The following Board of Governors at its meeting, the implementation of the principle of decentralization in all provinces, including the selection of projects open for investment, as well as building schools, hospitals, and establishing priorities that are needed for the citizens in the implementation of service projects, commensurate with each province, so as to Atoty these projects from the capital, as well as the implementation the principle of subsidiarity in the draft as well as school feeding and the development of Ashoaiat.

ومن المقرر ان يفتتح الدكتور احمد نظيف مجموعة من المشروعات الجديدة الانتاجية والخدمية فى محافظة المنوفية، كما يتفقد سير العمل فى عدد من المشروعات الانمائية وذلك تمشيا مع برنامج الحكومة بالارتقاء بالخدمات الجماهيرية.

It is scheduled to be opened by Dr. Ahmed Nazif, a series of new projects and service production in Al, and inspect the progress of work in a number of development projects in line with the Government's efforts to enhance public services.

Veterinarians: Totnt swine flu in Egypt

Caption: Risks of integration of influenza viruses
Friday, June 26, 2009 - 17:34

Dr. Adel Abdullah, a professor of zoology, University of Minya, about the presence of more than 76% of the total in the world, pigs infected with swine flu, pointing to the existence of more than 16 strains of the virus, "H1" and the presence of 9 strains of the virus, "n" in birds and pigs, which What a disaster threatening the health of these species if merged together.

وأكد عبد الله، أن مصر أهدرت ملايين الجنيهات لمواجهة أنفلونزا الطيور والخنازير، دون الرجوع إلى استرتيجية تخطيطية من الدولة فيما يخص التنمية البشرية.

Abdullah stressed that Egypt lost millions of pounds of avian and swine, without reference to the strategic planning of the State with regard to human development.

من جانبه، كشف الدكتور أيمن رجب وكيل وزارة الصحة بالمنيا، أن فيروسى أنفلونزا الخنازير والطيور توطنا فى كافة محافظات مصر مع التغيرات السلوكية والمناخية الموجودة.

For his part, Dr. Ayman Al-Rajab, Deputy Minister of Health and queens, the viral flu and swine flu endemic in all governorates of Egypt with the behavioral changes and climate that exist.

وأشار إلى أن خطورة الفيروس تتمثل فى اختلاط الفيروسين معا، مما ينتج عنهما فيروسا جديدا يكون أكثر خطراً.

He pointed out that the seriousness of the virus is in the mixing of viruses together, the resulting new virus would be more dangerous.

Egypt: Including 438 cases during the last May .. 488 suspected case of avian influenza during the 6 months Badakkhlip

Including 438 cases during the last May ..
488 suspected case of avian influenza during the 6 months Badakkhlip
Friday, June 26, 2009 - 14:57

Avian influenza threatens Dakahliya Egyptian Mohamed Saleh

Dr Abdel-Karim, Mr., Under-Secretary, Ministry of Health Badakkhlip, during the meeting of the Executive Council of the province, the number of cases of suspected bird flu, which has been detained in Mansoura Chest Hospital from 1/1/2009 to date amounted to 488 cases, of which we samples and sent to the central laboratory for analysis, including 4 cases of which only 3 were positive to recover, and one died, the death rate of 25% of the cases were confirmed to have the disease.

Dr Abdul Karim Sayed, that the only thing that makes the patient comes to us at the beginning of symptoms, awareness is the suspicion, so it is the case of the 488 suspected SARS case of the disease, including 438 during the month of May.
He emphasized that the cases that come to us, and suspected of being infected with the disease turn out to be 100% positive.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health Badakkhlip about the presence of 58 A pack of "Tamiflu" 7 capsules and a bottle of syrup of thousands, and the quantities of chlorine and disinfectants, as we get 300 million and a vaccine against any pandemic, and these medicines sold in pharmacies is prohibited.

On the other hand, the Major General Samir peace, the Governor of Dakahlia, the need to work without any slack, and must be firm and effective action, so as not to repeat any human cases, and should increase awareness campaigns to increase citizens and seminars in schools and youth centers, because the disease primarily needed to raise the awareness of sound.
hat-tip Twall

الجمعة، 26 يونيو 2009 - 14:57

أنفلونزا الطيور تهدد المصريين الدقهلية ـ محمد صالح

قال الدكتور عبد الكريم على السيد، وكيل وزارة الصحة بالدقهلية، خلال انعقاد اجتماع المجلس التنفيذى للمحافظة، إن عدد الحالات المشتبه فى إصابتها بمرض أنفلونزا الطيور التى تم احتجازها فى مستشفى الصدر بالمنصورة من 1/1/2009 حتى الآن وصلت إلى 488 حالة، أخذنا منها عينات وأرسلناها للمعمل المركزى لتحليلها، منها 4 حالات فقط إيجابية منها 3 تم شفائها، وحالة واحدة توفيت، بنسبة وفاة 25% بين الحالات التى تأكد إصابتها بالمرض.

أضاف الدكتور عبد الكريم السيد، أن الشىء الوحيد الذى يجعل المريض يأتى لنا فى بداية أعراض الاشتباه هى التوعية، لذلك فإن الـ 488 حالة المشتبه فى إصابتها بالمرض منها 438 حالة جاءت خلال شهر مايو الماضى.

مؤكدا أن الحالات التى تأتى إلينا ومشتبه فى إصابتها بالمرض يتضح أنها إيجابية 100%.

وأعلن وكيل وزارة الصحة بالدقهلية عن وجود 58 ألف علبة من "التاميفلو" كبسولات و7 آلاف زجاجة شراب، وكميات من المطهرات والكلور، كما حصلنا على مليون و300 ألف مصل تحسبا لأى جائحة، وهذه الأدوية محظور بيعها فى الصيدليات.

من جانب آخر، أكد اللواء سمير سلام، محافظ الدقهلية، على ضرورة العمل بدون أى تراخ، و لابد أن تكون الإجراءات حازمة و فعالة، حتى لا تتكرر أى إصابة بشرية، ولابد من زيادة حملات التوعية للمواطنين وزيادة الندوات فى مراكز الشباب والمدارس، لأن المرض بالدرجة الأولى يحتاج إلى توعية سليمة.

Egypt: 9 suspected cases of bird flu and queens

Friday, June 26, 2009 - 12:39
احتجز مستشفى حميات المنيا 9 حالات للاشتباه فى إصابتهم بمرض أنفلونزا الطيور، تضم قائمة المحتجزين كل من: مجدى على عزت مخيمر (35 سنة) من دمشير بالمنيا، وفاطمة الزهراء ممدوح عبد الرحمن (11 سنة) من مغاغة، وصابرين الضبع حسن (22 سنة) من قرية النحال أبو قرقاص، ومحمد خالد أحمد (5 سنوات) من قرية بنى أحمد الغربية مركز المنيا، ومصطفى علاء الدين (17 سنة) من سمالوط، وسيدة عبد الشافى خيرى (35 سنة) من كوم اللوف مركز سمالوط، وهبة فتحى مرسى (25 سنة) من سمالوط، ودينا أحمد ربيع (6 سنوات) من ماقوسة مركز المنيا، وحنان سامى عمر (27 سنة) من قرية حمزاوى بملوى.

Detained hospital fevers Minya 9 cases of suspected bird flu patients, including a list of all detainees from: Magdy Alija MEKHEMAR (35 years) of the Damisher queens, Fatima Zahra Mamdouh Abdel-Rahman (11 years) of the bell, and the hyena Sabrin Hassan (22 years) from the village of Abu Nahal returns, Mohamed Khaled Ahmed (5 years) from the village of Bani Ahmed El West Center, and Alaeddin Mustafa (17 years) of the Samalut, and a woman, Khairy Abdel Shafi (35 years old), Com Arum Samalut Center, and the gift of Fethiye Marina (25 years old), Samalut, and Dina Ahmed spring (6 years) of El Maqosp Center, and Hanan Sami Omar (27 years) from the village of Hamzawy Bmiloy.

WHO: Avian pig stable

Friday, 26 June 2009 05:31

أكدت منظمة الصحة العالمية ان فيروس إنفلونزا الخنازير مستقر، وانه لا توجد علامة على اختلاطه بغيره من فيروسات الانفلونزا ولا سيما إنفلونزا الطيور ، وفي هذا السياق، أعلنت مارجريت تشان مديرة منظمة الصحة العالمية للصحفيين في موسكو ردا على سؤال بشأن ما اذا كانت هناك اي مؤشرات على اختلاط الفيروس بسلالات اخرى مثل انفلونزا الطيور، أعلنت ان الفيروس ما زال مستقرا جدا، مشيرة في المقابل بعد لقائها وزيرة الصحة الروسية تاتيانا جوليكوفا أن الجميع يعلم ان هذا الفيروس يصعب التنبؤ به، وان لديه امكانية كبيرة للتحور

WHO confirmed that the swine flu virus, stable, and there was no sign of Achtlath other influenza viruses, especially avian influenza, and in this context, the Director, Margaret Chan, World Health Organization, told reporters in Moscow in response to a question on whether there were any signs of mixing of the virus strains such as avian influenza, the virus remains very stable, citing the other hand, after a meeting with the Minister of Health of Russian Tatiana Julikova, everyone knows that this virus is difficult to predict, and that has great potential to mutate

World Health Organization: There is no sign of mixing of bird flu, pig Binfeloza

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Director of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan said on Thursday that the virus 1 to 1 stable and that there was no sign of Achtlath infected with bird flu or other influenza viruses.

واضافت للصحفيين في موسكو "الفيروس ما يزال مستقرا جدا.

She told reporters in Moscow, "the virus is still very stable."

واستدركت قائلة "لكن كما نعرف جميعا فان فيروس الانفلونزا يصعب التنبؤ به ولديه امكانية كبيرة للتحور."

However, "But as we all know, the flu virus, it is difficult to predict and has great potential to mutate."

وعبر بعض مسؤولي الصحة عن قلقهم من امكانية اتحاد فيروس اتش1 ان1 المعروف ايضا باسم انفلونزا الخنازير مع فيروس انفلونزا الطيور اتش5 ان1 الاشد فتكا.

And some health officials expressed concern about the possible union of HIV 1 to 1, also known as swine flu with bird flu virus virus 1 to 5 the most lethal.

وقالت تشان انه ينبغي متابعة الفيروسات عن كثب للتأكد من عدم تحورها.

Chan said that the virus should be followed up closely to ensure that there Thorha.

واضافت "نحتاج لمتابعة كيفية تصرفها في دول نصف الكرة الجنوبي لتبين ما اذا كان اتش1 ان1 وفيروس الانفلونزا الموسمية سيختلطان."

She added, "We need to follow up on how its disposal in the southern hemisphere to see if the virus 1 to 1 and the seasonal flu virus Sechtltan."

وتابعت "شيء مهم اخر ينبغي ان نتابعه هو اتش1 ان1 واتش5 ان1 المستوطن في بعض الدول في اسيا والشرق الاوسط. نود ان نرى ما اذا كان هناك اي تغير."

"The important thing that should we have been witnessing is that the H 1 H 1 and 5 to 1 is endemic in some countries of Asia and the Middle East. We would like to see if there's any change."

وقالت "مرة اخرى.. لم نكتشف اي علامة على حدوث اي اختلاط."

She said, "once again .. we have not found any sign of a cross."

Egypt: 36 detained in 5 provinces on suspicion of bird flu

June 26, 2009

احتجزت مستشفيات الحميات في 5 محافظات، اليوم الخميس، 36 حالة يشتبه في إصابتها بأعراض أنفلونزا الطيور.

Detained in hospital diets 5 provinces, on Thursday, 36 suspected cases of bird flu symptoms.

ففي الدقهلية احتجز مستشفى الصدر في المنصورة 17 حالة بينهم 10 أطفال من مراكز المطرية وميت غمر والمنزلة وشبين ودكرنس، وتم أخذ عينات منهم لتحليلها بعد التأكد من مخالطتهم طيورا نافقة.

In Dakahlia detained Mansoura Chest Hospital in the case of 17, including 10 children from the centers of the rain and Ghamr and downloaded and Shibin and Dekerness been sampling them for analysis to ensure Mkhaltthm after the dead birds.

وفي كفر الشيخ استقبلت مستشفي الحميات 13 حالة للاشتباه في إصابتهم بأنفلونزا الطيور وتم اخذ عينات من أصحابها وإرسالها للمعامل المركزية بالقاهرة.

In Kafr el-Sheikh hospital received 13 cases of fever on suspicion of bird flu samples were taken from their owners and sent to labs central Cairo.

وكان أصحاب تلك الحالات قد شعروا بارتفاع شديد في درجة الحرارة واحتقان بالحلق.

The owners of such situations may feel great in the high temperature and sore throat.

وفي دمياط احتجز مستشفي الحميات 4 حالات، إثر إصابتهم بارتفاع في درجة الحرارة والكحة والرشح.

DAMIETTA detained in hospital diets 4 cases, after their high temperature, cough and cold.

وفي محافظة المنيا أكد الدكتور محمد أيمن رجب ، وكيل وزاره الصحة، احتجاز هاجر اشرف فتحي، عامين ونصف العام من قرية شوشه بمركز سمالوط ، فى مستشفى الحميات.

In the province of Minya, Dr. Ayman Ragab Mohamed, Deputy Minister of Health, the detention of Ashraf Fathi emigrated, two and a half years of the status of the village of Shusha Samalut in hospital diets.

وفى الإسكندرية ضبطت حملات الجهات المعنية 16 محل و13 فرش لبيع الطيور الحية دون ترخيص، وأزالت 300 عشه لتربية الطيور المنزلية وأعدمت 3127 طائر، وأحالت 25 تاجر الي النيابة بعد فضهم الشمع الأحمر من على المحال وإعادة البيع دون ترخيص.

In those campaigns seized Alexandria on 16 and 13 place of honor for the sale of live birds without a license, and removed the straw 300 breeding domestic birds and 3127 birds were culled, and 25 referred to the prosecution after the dealer Vdahm Red wax from the shops and resale without a license.

وفى الوادي الجديد أعدمت حملات الطب البيطري 10840 طائر وأزالت 1214 عشه لتربية الطيور.

In the New Valley executed campaigns of Veterinary Medicine 10840 birds and removed the 1214 straw for the breeding of birds.

على صعيد آخر قال الدكتور نبيل درويش، رئيس الاتحاد العام لمنتجي الدواجن ، لـ"المصري اليوم" إن خسائر منتجي الدواجن منذ ظهور أنفلونزا الطيور عام 2006 وحتى الآن بلغت نحو 5 مليارات جنيه، مؤكدا أن الاتحاد هو المسئول الأول عن صناعة الدواجن وتطويرها بحكم القانون رقم 96 لسنة 98، منتقدا انشغال الحكومة بأنفلونزا الخنازير، وإهمال تطوير صناعة الدواجن وحل مشكلات المنتجين وأصحاب المزارع، مؤكدا أن الاتحاد تقدم بعدة محاور إلى وزارة الزراعة عام 2006، منها إنشاء صندوق لمواجهة الكوارث يسمى "مكافحة الأمراض الوبائية للدواجن" ويخضع لرقابة الجهاز المركزى للمحاسبات وتصدر لائحته المالية بقرار من وزير الزراعة بناءا على ما يقترحه مجلس أدارة الصندوق.

On the other hand, said Dr. Nabil Darwish, President of the General Federation of poultry producers, the "Egyptian Today" that the loss of poultry producers since the emergence of avian influenza in 2006 and so far amounted to about 5 billion pounds, adding that the Federation is the first official in charge of the poultry industry and develop the rule of law No. 96 to 98 years, criticized the government's preoccupation swine flu, and neglect the development of the poultry industry and solve the problems of producers and farm owners, saying that the Union had made a number of axes to the Ministry of Agriculture in 2006, including the establishment of a fund for the disaster called "the fight against epidemic diseases of poultry," and subjected to the control of the CAA issued its own financial decision of the Minister of Agriculture, acting on the proposed Board of Directors of the Fund.

واقترح الدكتور عبد العزيز السيد، رئيس شعبة الإنتاج الداجنى في الغرفة التجارية بالقاهرة، توزيع الإنتاج الداجني على المحافظات جغرافيا، إضافة لإمكانية أنشاء مزارع جديدة على الظهير الصحراوي في المحافظات أو نقل المزارع الموجودة حاليا إلى محافظات ليس بها مزارع دواجن.

It was suggested that Dr Abdel-Aziz al-Sayyed, head of the Division of Production of sending into exile in the Chamber of Commerce in Cairo, the distribution of poultry production on the geography of the provinces, in addition to the possibility of establishment of new plantations in the desert back to the provinces or the transfer of existing farms to the provinces with no poultry farms.

ومن جانبه قال اللواء حسن حميدة، نائب رئيس اللجنة العليا لمواجهة أنفلونزا الطيور، إن الحكومة وضعت تصورا جديدا لتطوير صناعة الدواجن ونقل مزارع الثروة الداجنة من المناطق السكنية والزراعية إلى المناطق الصحراوية لأنها تمثل ركيزة أساسية للبروتين لقطاع كبير من المواطنين، موضحا أن إجراءات صندوق التعويضات ستنتهي قريبا على يد الدكتور مفيد شهاب، وزير الدولة للشؤون القانونية لمجلسي الشعب والشورى.

For his part, Major General Hassan Hemeida, Vice-Chairman of the Higher Committee to combat bird flu, the government established a new vision for the development of the poultry industry and the transfer of poultry farms to residential areas and agricultural areas to the desert because they represent a fundamental pillar of protein for a large sector of citizens, adding that the actions of the Compensation Fund will be soon by Dr. Mufid Shehab, Minister of State for Legal Affairs of the People's Assembly and Shura.

Vietnam readies for pandemic as 15 more H1N1 cases found

June 26, 2009

Vietnam yesterday reported 15 more cases of influenza A sending health officials scrambling to get more hospitals ready in preparation for a possible national pandemic.

Twelve of the cases were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, all of them arriving at the Tan Son Nhat Airport on international flights over the weekend, Monday and Wednesday.

Three other cases were found in the central province of Thua ThienHue, including an overseas Vietnamese arriving at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport last Thursday and two people having had physical contact with her.

As of 6 p.m. yesterday the country’s total number of flu cases had risen to 78 with 27 having recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

HCMC alone has detected and treated 63 of these patients since it detected the first case on May 31.

Officials at Tan Son Nhat International Airport yesterday found 38 more passengers with high body temperatures and sent them to the Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital for testing.

As the number of infections and suspects for the disease at the airport has increased of late, the city Health Department has requested that the airport authority sterilize foreign airplanes before they land.

On some days six ambulances have been deployed to send suspected passengers from the airport to hospitals.

The city hospitals have been readied to admit 5,000-10,000 H1N1 patients in case of an outbreak.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry said a network of 126 hospitals has been established to isolate and treat patients of the flu, with each reserving 30-50 sickbeds for the patients.

In case of a national pandemic, treatment bases will be put up at anytime to admit hundreds of local patients each.

The ministry has also considered closing schools, state offices and public places if and when needed.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

WHO says H1N1 virus is stable, not yet mutating

Thursday June 25, 2009

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Thursday that the H1N1 virus was stable and there was no sign yet of it mixing with other influenza viruses.

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan speaks to media during a news conference on the 62nd World Health Assembly at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva in this May 19, 2009 file photo. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)

Some health officials have raised concerns that if H1N1, known by many as swine flu, combined with the much deadlier H5N1 bird flu virus then the pandemic could claim many more lives.

"The virus is still very stable," WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan told reporters at a news briefing in Moscow when asked if there were any signs of the virus mixing with other strains such as avian flu.

"But as we all know the influenza virus is highly unpredictable and has great potential for mutation," Chan said after meeting Russian Health Minister Tatyana Golikova.

Chan's remarks are some of the first comments by the WHO leadership since the United Nations agency declared an influenza pandemic on June 11.

Chan said the viruses needed to be closely monitored to make sure there was no mutation.

"We would need to look at how they are behaving in southern hemisphere countries to see whether the H1N1 and the usual seasonal influenza virus would reassort. So far we have not detected any signal," she said.

"Another important thing we need to monitor is H1N1 and H5N1, which is endemic in some countries in Asia and the Middle East. We would like to see whether there will be any change," she said. "Again, we did not detect any signal that there is any reassortment."

Chan, a straight-talking native of Hong Kong, said that while much effort was being expended on seeking vaccines, common sense measures could still reduce risks of being infected.

"In prevention and reducing the risk of this infection there is of course a lot of attention given to antivirals and vaccines. But we must not forget there are what we call non pharmaceutical measures which are very effective," she said.

"These are simple measures that each individual can take to protect themselves: don't smoke, get enough rest, eat a balanced diet to support a high level of immunity and frequent washing hands with water and soap."

"If you do unfortunately get infected, please do go to see a doctor."

Kuwait recognized the International Organization 500 thousand dollars

 Razuki: contribution to enable the «WHO» to fulfill their obligations in various parts of the world
الجمعة, 26 يونيو 2009 Friday, June 26, 2009

قال المندوب الدائم لدولة الكويت لدى الامم المتحدة والمنظمات الدولية السفير ضرار عبدالرزاق رزوقي ان مساهمة الكويت المالية في منظمة الصحة العالمية تأتي في اطار ايمانها بالاعباء الانسانية الملقاة على عاتق المنظمة. Said the Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations and International Organizations, Ambassador Dharar Abdulrazzaq Razuki that Kuwait's financial contribution to the World Health Organization as part of faith is stretched humanitarian responsibility of the organization.

واضاف رزوقي لـ(كونا) في اعقاب اجتماعه الى مدير عام منظمة الصحة العالمية الدكتورة مارجريت لتسليمها مساهمة دولة الكويت الطوعية الاستثنائية السنوية البالغة 500 ألف دولار ان هذه المساهمة تأتي كذلك لتمكين المنظمة من الوفاء بولايتها والتزاماتها في شتى انحاء العالم وخاصة في الدول العربية والاسلامية.وقال انه تم خلال اللقاء بحث مجمل القضايا والمسائل التي تهم الكويت والمنظمة وسبل التعاون ما بين الطرفين لا سيما ما تقوم به المنظمة حاليا من جهود لمكافحة انفلونزا الخنازير مضيفا انه اكد للمسؤولة الدولية ادراك دولة الكويت للدور الكبير الذي تقوم به المنظمة في كافة مجالات الصحة العامة خاصة في وقت الازمات العالمية والكوارث وانتشار الاوبئة. He Razuki l (KUNA) following the meeting to the Director-General of WHO, Dr. Margaret delivered to Kuwait with the voluntary contribution of the special annual amount of 500 thousand dollars that this contribution is also to enable the organization to fulfill its mandate and obligations around the world, especially in the Arab and Islamic states said. During the meeting, was a discussion of all issues and matters of concern to Kuwait and the Organization and ways of cooperation between the two parties in particular the Organization's ongoing efforts to combat swine flu, adding that he was responsible for the international awareness of the State of Kuwait of the large role played by the Organization in all areas of public health, especially in time of global crises and disasters and the spread of epidemics.

وذكر ان هذه المساهمة هي جزء من المساهمات الطوعية الاستثنائية التي تقدمها الكويت لعدد من المنظمات الدولية في جنيف كي تتمكن من القيام بمهامها الانسانية بأفضل شكل ممكن. He said that this contribution is part of a special voluntary contributions made by Kuwait for a number of international organizations in Geneva in order to be able to carry out humanitarian tasks in the best possible.

من جانبها نوهت الدكتورة شان بالروابط التي ترتبط بها منظمة الصحة العالمية مع دولة الكويت ووفدها الدائم في جنيف معبرة عن خالص شكرها للمساهمات الطوعية التي تقدمها لمنظمة الصحة العالمية بانتظام منذ عدة سنوات. For its part, Dr. Chan noted that the links associated with the World Health Organization with the State of Kuwait and the permanent delegation in Geneva to express my sincere thanks to the voluntary contributions made by the World Health Organization regularly for several years.

Egypt-Information Center deny the import of "Tamiflu" expired

الخميس، 25 يونيو 2009 - 19:49 Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 19:49

Fears of fraud Tamiflu

Denied the report of the central operations room status information of the Council of Ministers today, Thursday, is a newspaper published by the Ministry of Health to import the drug Tamiflu, the ultimate validity of a German company, and the use of the ministry in coordination with the supplier company to re-print "Asticrz" forged a new branding on the packaging of Tamiflu , According to the continuation of the authority for two years, as confirmed by the Ministry of Health found that the drug extended the authority, and that the amount of new raw material is imported from the property, which is enough to manufacture 2.5 million device, which will supply during the month of July...

The high incidence of flu in Saudi Arabia after the registration of 53 to 5 injuries

كل الوطن - رنيم المشهراوي 01:45:32 م ‏25 ‏يونيو, ‏2009 بتوقيت مكة المكرمة The whole of the country - Rnim Mashharawi 01:45:32 PM Jun 25, 2009 GMT Mecca

أعلنت وزارة الصحة أنه وفي إطار المتابعة المستمرة التي تقوم بها لمستجدات الوضع بالنسبة لمرض أنفلونزا الخنازير خلال الـ(24) ساعة الماضية فقد تم تسجيل (5) حالات إصابة جديدة بمرض أنفلونزا نمط Ministry of Health announced that a follow-up is continuing to update the status of the disease during the swine flu (24) hours have been recorded (5) new cases of avian disease pattern A(H1N1) الخنازير A (H1N1) swine . .

وأوضحت الوزارة أن الحالة الأولى لممرضة فلينية وافدة (56) سنة في منطقة الباحة والحالة الثانية والثالثة لممرضتين فلبينيتين (54،37) سنة في الرياض والحالة الرابعة لممرضة سعودية (24) سنة في الرياض والحالة الخامسة لطفلة ألبانية الجنسية (4) سنوات في الرياض The Ministry pointed out that the first case of a nurse Velinip incoming (56) years in the courtyard and the second and third of the Filipino nurses (54.37) years in Riyadh, the fourth case of a Saudi nurse (24) years in Riyadh and the fifth case of an Albanian girl sex (4) years in Riyadh وجميع هذه الحالات الأربعة أنتقل إليها المرض بسبب المخالطة ، All of these four cases, turn to the disease because of contact, وجاري تطبيق إجراءات العزل على الحالات طبقاً لإجراءات الخطة الوطنية للوقاية من مرض انفلونزا الخنازير وبحسب ما أوصت به منظمة الصحة العالمية. And isolation procedures are being applied to cases in accordance with the national plan for the prevention of disease, swine flu and as recommended by the World Health Organization. وبذلك يصبح إجمالي عدد الحالات (53) حالة مصابة بمرض انفلونزا الخنازير Bringing the total number of cases (53) infected with the case of swine flu A(H1N1) تم تأكيدها جميعاً في مختبرات وزارة الصحة A (H1N1) was confirmed in all laboratories of the Ministry of Health .. ..

ولقد وفرت وزارة الصحة خدمة الهاتف المجاني لمركز معلومات الإعلام والتوعية الصحية ( 8002494444 ) للرد على الاستفسارات المتعلقة بمرض أنفلونزا الخنازير A(H1N1) We have provided the service of the Ministry of Health toll free information center for information and health education (8002494444) to respond to inquiries on the disease, swine influenza A (H1N1) وطمأنة المواطنين والمقيمين بالإجراءات الوقائية والاحترازية التي تقوم بها الوزارة حيال هذا المرض وبيان طرق الوقاية منه وذلك خلال أوقات الدوام الرسمي And to reassure citizens and residents of preventive and precautionary action undertaken by the ministry about the disease and the methods of prevention and during official business hours . .

وختاماً نسأل المولى عزل وجل أن يحفظ لهذه البلاد قادتها وشعبها والمقيمين فيها من كل سوء وأن يمن على المرضى المصابين بالشفاء والعافية In conclusion, we ask the meaning given to preserving the isolation of this country, its leaders and its people and residents from both poor and Yemen on the patients with recovery and wellness .

Giza, in a state of emergency to confront the plague

June 25, 2009 - 03:23 pm
قرر محافظ الجيزة اللواء سيد عبد العزيز، مراقبة مداخل ومخارج المحافظة من قبل لجان الطب البيطرى والبشرى لمنع للسيطرة على مرض الطاعون. Decided that the governor of Giza General Syed Abdul Aziz, monitor the entrances and exits to the preservation of the committees by the human and veterinary medicine for the prevention of control of the disease plague. وطالب خلال اجتماعه أمس الأربعاء، بالمجلس المحلى للمحافظة، وزارة الزراعة بضرورة رش جميع زرائب الخنازير للتخلص من الفئران التى خلفتها مخلفات الخنازير. Demanded during a meeting on Wednesday, the local council of the province, the Ministry of Agriculture and the need to spray all Pigsties to get rid of the rats left by remnants of pigs.

وفيما أمر المحافظ مسئولى الأحياء بضرورة تطوير مركز غسيل الكلى بحى الهرم لخدمة المرضى بكفاءة. The neighborhood is conservative officials need to develop the Center District of dialysis patients in the service of the pyramid efficiently. قال د. D said. حمدى السيسى وكيل المجلس المحلى، إن المركز يخدم المواطنين منذ 10 سنوات على مدار 24 ساعة لعلاج مرضى الكلى، إلا أن هناك محاولات لغلق هذا المركز ونقل أجهزته، مشيراً إلى أن ذلك يعد إهداراً للمال العام. Under Hamdi wounded, a local council, said that the center serves the 10 years since the citizens over 24 hours for the treatment of kidney patients, but there are attempts to close the center and its transfer, pointing out that this is a waste of public funds.

من جهته، أكد د.مصطفى المراغى وكيل وزارة الصحة بالجيزة أنه لا يمكن نقل أطباء ومعدات مركز غسيل الكلى بالهرم، لأنه يخدم المنطقة بأكملها ولكن لابد من معالجة أخطائه. For his part, he said. Mostafa EL MARAGHY Deputy Minister of Health in Giza, can not be doctors, dialysis equipment, the status of the pyramid, because it serves the entire region, but we have to deal with mistakes.

Libya stresses the containment of the disease focus of plague in the region of Tobruk near the Egyptian borders

6/26/2009 12:05:00 AM
طرابلس - محرر مصراوى – اكد ابو بكر المنصورى وزير للزراعة والثروة الحيوانية والبحرية رئيس اللجنة العليا للأنفلونزا والأمراض المشتركة إنه تم احتواء وحصر بؤرة مرض الطاعون في منطقة طبرق التى تبعد 150 كيلومتراً عن الحدود المصرية ، وتم التعامل معها بكافة الطرق السليمة والصحيحة من قبل قطاعي الصحة العامة والصحة الحيوانية بالجماهيرية ووفقا لبرنامج عمل اللجنة العليا بهذا الخصوص.
Tripoli - Masrawy Editor - Abu Bakr al-Mansouri, minister of agriculture, livestock and marine head of the Supreme Committee for the flu and the common disease has been contained and the focus of countless plague disease in the Tobruk area, about 150 kilometers from the Egyptian border, has been dealing with all the safe and proper by the public health sectors and animal health in Libya and in accordance with the Program of Action of the High Commission in this regard.
وأكد المنصورى عدم تسجيل أي حالة إصابة بوباء الخنازير في الجماهيرية الليبية حتى الآن.
Mansouri stressed the non-registration of any cases of swine epidemic in Libya until now.
وقد عقدت اللجنة العليا للأنفلونزا والأمراض المشتركة فى الجماهيرية الليبية اجتماعا استثنائيا الخميس بطرابلس لمتابعة الإجراءات الوقائية التي اتخذتها الجماهيرية لمكافحة وباء أنفلونزا الخنازير بعد إعلان منظمة الصحة العالمية تحول الوباء إلى جائحة (وباء عالمي) ، ورفعت الانذار إلى الدرجة السادسة والقصوى ، وتسجيل حالات إصابة جديدة في البلدان المجاورة لها.
The Commission held the highest of influenza and the common diseases in the Libyan Jamahiriya in Tripoli on Thursday an extraordinary meeting for the follow-up preventive measures taken by the public to combat the pandemic of swine flu, after the Declaration of the World Health Organization to turn the epidemic pandemic (global epidemic), and raised the alarm to the sixth grade and the highest, and the registration of new cases in its neighboring countries.
واستعرضت اللجنة - في اجتماعها برئاسة أميني اللجنتين الشعبيتين العامتين للزراعة والثروة الحيوانية والبحرية وللصحة والبيئة " وزيرا الزراعة والصحة " وعضوية أمين اللجنة الشعبية للمركز الوطني للأمراض السارية والمتوطنة ومكافحتها ، ومدير عام مركز الرقابة على الأغذية والأدوية ، وأمين لجنة إدارة الهيئة الوطنية للبحث العلمي ، وعدد من الخبراء المتخصصين في هذا المجال - الوضع السائد لبؤرة الطاعون بمنطقة طبرق ومراجعة ما تم اتخاذه من إجراءات من قبل كافة الجهات ذات العلاقة بهذا الشأن.
The Committee reviewed - in the meeting chaired by the secretaries general of the popular committees and the cultivation of animal and marine wealth, health and the environment, "Minister of Agriculture and Health" and the membership of the People's Committee of the National Center of communicable diseases and endemic diseases, and director of the Center for the control of food and medicine, and the Secretary of the Management Committee of the National Authority for Scientific Research, and a number of experts in this area - the situation of plague in the center of Tobruk and review the actions taken by all relevant authorities in this regard.
وشددت اللجنة في هذا الخصوص على أهمية نشر الوعي والتثقيف الصحي بين المواطنين واتخاذ اجراءات الوقاية غير الدوائية ضد وباء الخنازير.
The Commission stressed in this connection the importance of spreading awareness and health education among citizens and to take preventive measures against the non-medicinal and B pigs.
وتم التأكيد على رفع درجة الاستعداد لهذه الجائحة العالمية والتشديد على مراقبة المطارات والمنافذ البرية والبحرية للجماهيرية الليبية بأحدث الأجهزة والمختبرات المعملية الخاصة بهذا الوباء .
Emphasis was placed on raising the degree of readiness of this global pandemic and the emphasis on the control of airports and land and sea ports of the Libyan Jamahiriya art laboratory equipment and laboratory for this epidemic.
كما تم التأكيد على ضرورة وجود موقف يومي من جميع هذه المنافذ لموافاة اللجنة بهذا الخصوص والإعلان عن أي إصابة قد تكتشف ، والتركيز على الدور الإعلامي في هذا الجانب.
It was also stressed the need for a position on all these outlets to provide the Committee in this regard and the announcement of any infection that may be discovered, and focus on the role of media in this aspect.
وتابعت اللجنة الإجراءات المتخذة بمستشفيات الجماهيرية الليبية من خلال توفير الأماكن المخصصة للحجر الصحي والإيوائي وتوفير الأدوية وكيفية التعامل مع الحالات المصابة إن وجدت.
The Committee followed the procedures taken by the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya hospitals by providing places for quarantine and Aliiwaii and the provision of medicines and how to deal with the infected cases, if any.
يذكر أن المكتب الإقليمي لمنظمة الصحة العالمية لمنطقة دول شرق المتوسط قد حذر في بيان له، من خطورة تفشى وباء الطاعون وخطورته على حياة البشر، مشيرة لظهوره في منطقة طبرق الليبية، مؤكدا "أن الطاعون من الأمراض التي تستدعى استخدام آلية اتخاذ القرار للتقييم والإخطار عن الأحداث الصحية التي قد تشكل طارئة صحية عمومية تسبب قلقاً عالميًا".
Recalled that the Regional Office of WHO for the Eastern Mediterranean, has warned in a statement, the seriousness of the outbreak of plague and danger to human life, citing his appearance in the Tobruk Libyan, stressing that "the plague of disease that necessitates the use of decision-making mechanism for the assessment and notification of events health which may constitute a public health emergency caused global concern.

AH1N1 viruses for the first time in pigs in Argentina

AH1N1 viruses for the first time in pigs in Argentina
Globovision / ABN
25/06/2009 12:38:40 AM

The influenza A H1N1 virus was first detected in pigs in a pig production in Argentina, reported on Thursday the National Agrifood Health and Quality (SENASA) said in a statement.

The detection of an establishment located in the province of Buenos Aires (central-east) was made in the epidemiological surveillance activities carried out by the agency with other entities in the country, said the party.

Laboratory tests made in the Institute Malbrán confirmed the presence of the disease from samples isolated from pigs, which were delivered by technicians from the National Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA).

After the screening, were banned entry or exit of animals from the farm, which was under observation, according to a press release, which did not specify the exact location of the establishment.

Marcelo Blumenfeld, a member of the Argentine Society of Infectious Diseases, said that the detection of influenza in a pig becomes relevant only because the strain is identified in the same animal that has triggered the pandemic.

"It's common for pigs to have the flu, there is no obligation to denounce it. Even as it is alarming that the H1N1 virus, because it is a common type of which many variants exist," he warned.

The specialist explained that there are numerous alternatives within the H1N1 virus since there are 16 different H1 and nine N1 can be combined with each other.

A total of 21 people died in Argentina affected by the influenza A was confirmed since the first case of the disease in the country on May 7, according to the last Wednesday of the official party newspaper, which reported 1391 positive cases, 967 process in addition to the laboratory.
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Egypt: 9 cases of detention of suspected bird flu in the lake, Menya

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 12:25

Congratulations, Dr. Yusri said Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health the lake, that the hospital admitted the detention of Damanhour 7 cases of suspected bird flu, a hospital, while another case, the detention of Mansoura, after the emergence of the disease with similar symptoms of fever and pain in bones, severe stress and difficulty in breathing.

حيث قام مستشفى صدر المنصورة باحتجاز محمد يونس عبد العزيز (28 سنة) مقيم بإيتاى البارود، فيما قام مستشفى حميات دمنهور باحتجاز أحمد عبد الرحيم (13 سنة) وإيمان السيد مصطفى (4 سنوات)، شيماء حسن جمعة (9 سنوات)، أحمد رأفت جمعة (9 سنوات)، محمد سعد مشعل (8 شهور)، منة علام عدلى (سنتان)، أية رفاعى السيد (سنتان)، وتم احتجازهم بالمستشفيات بعد أخذ عينة دم منهم لتحليلها بالمعامل المركزية بالقاهرة. Hospital, where he was detained Egypt Muhammad Yunus Abdul Aziz (28 years) resident Biitay gunpowder, and the hospital admitted Damanhour detained Ahmed Abdel-Rahim (13 years) and Mr. Mustafa Iman (4 years), Shaima Hassan Gomaa (9 years), Raafat Ahmed Gomaa (9 years), Mohamed Saad Meshal (8 months), of which Allam Adly (two years), Mr. Rifai any (two years), had been detained in hospital after taking a blood sample for analysis, including central labs in Cairo.

وعلى الفور انتقلت لجنة مكافحة المرض لمنازل المرضى لتطهيرها وتطهير المنازل المجاورة وأخذ عينات من الطيور الموجودة بالمنازل لفحصها وبيان مدى إصابتها. And immediately transferred to the Committee against the disease for patients, clearing houses and clearing houses nearby and took samples of domestic birds to be tested and the extent of her statement.

كما احتجز مستشفى حميات المنيا الطفلة هاجر أشرف فتحى من قرية شوشة مركز سمالوط، والتى لم تتجاوز من العمر الثلاث سنوات للاشتباه بإصابتها بمرض أنفلونزا الطيور، كانت الطفلة قد أصيبت بنزلة برد حادة وارتفاع فى درجة الحرارة وضيق فى التنفس، مما دفع الأهل لنقلها إلى المستشفى، حيث اشتبه الأطباء فى إصابتها بأنفلونزا الطيور.

Also detained a hospital admitted the girl Minya Ashraf Fathi emigrated from the village of Shusha Samalut Center, which did not exceed the age of three years on suspicion of bird flu disease, bird flu, the girl has suffered a severe cold and high fever and shortness of breath, prompting parents to transport them to hospital, where doctors suspected bird flu.

تم أخذ عينات وإرسالها إلى المعامل المركزية بالقاهرة، نظرا لتعطل أجهزة التحاليل بالمستشفى بالمنيا، وقد علمت المصادر أن هناك أوامر بعدم التصريح بأى أخبار عن احتجاز الاشتباه بأنفلونزا الطيور، كما أكد مصدر مسئول أن مستشفى حميات المنيا كان يحتجز 13 شخصا للاشتباه بإصاباتهم بأنفلونزا الطيور، وقد تم التصريح للخروج لـ9 منهم، وذلك لسلبية النتائج والمستشفى تنتظر عينات الأربع الآخرين للتأكد من سلبية التحليل.

Samples were taken and sent to labs central Cairo, in view of the crash tests and queens hospital, sources have learned that there are orders not to make any news about the detention of suspected bird flu, as the official source said the hospital admitted Menya 13 people had been detained in hospital for suspected bird flu, has been has been declared out of 9 of them, for the negative results, the hospital waiting for the other four samples to ensure negative analysis.

Egypt: Detention of a person suspected of being infected with swine flu lake

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 12:19

Congratulations, Dr. Yusri said Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health the lake, was taken into custody a person suspected of being infected with swine flu after an outbreak of the symptoms are similar to the symptoms of sudden high fever, bone pain, sore throat and runny nose, cough and pain in muscles and strain, and found that he worked in a hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh is in contact with tourists.

حيث قام مستشفى كفر الدوار العام باحتجاز محمد صلاح كامل (27 سنة) ومقيم بإيتاى البارود، وتم عزله عن باقى المرضى بعد أخذ عينة دم منه ومسحة حلق لتحليلها وبيان مدى إصابته بالمرض وإعطائه عقار التاميفلو، وتم التنسيق مع مديرية الطب البيطرى والبيئة والطب الوقائى لاتخاذ اللازم وفحص البؤرة المحيطة والمخالطين له. Where the Kafr Al-Dawar General Hospital, the detention of Mohamed Salah Kamel (27 years) and a resident Biitay of gunpowder, were isolated from the rest of the patients after taking a blood sample from the swab and hours of analysis and description of how a given disease and the drug Tamiflu, and coordination with the Directorate of Veterinary Medicine and Preventive Medicine and Environment to take necessary and examination of contacts and focus surrounding him.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Influenza A(H1N1) - update 53

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Influenza A(H1N1) - update 53

Laboratory-confirmed cases of new influenza A(H1N1) as officially reported to WHO by States Parties to the International Health Regulations (2005)

24 June 2009 07:00 GMT

The breakdown of the number of laboratory-confirmed cases is given in the following table and map.

Map of the spread of Influenza A(H1N1): number of laboratory confirmed cases and deaths [png 171kb]