Saturday, July 10, 2010

Undiagnosed deaths, macaque monkeys - Japan: RFI

SubjectPRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed deaths, macaque monkeys - Japan: RFI
Date: Fri 9 Jul 2010

Source: Chunichi Shimbun {Transl from Japanese, abridged and edited]

Monkeys die from a mysterious cause in the Inuyama primate research institute
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------A total of 44 Japanese monkeys "Snow Monkey" (_Macaca fuscata_) died
of a mysterious disease between 2001 and 2010
in the Primate Research
Institute of the Kyoto University, Inuyama city, Aichi Prefecture,
Japan. [We are told the university includes several

Tetsurou Matsuzawa, director of the Institute and professor at the
Kyoto University, said the cause of the cases would be an unknown
pathogen. Infection happened in only 3 places, and wouldn't spread to
man and other animals.
Phase 1: July 2001 to July 2002, 7 monkeys showed symptoms, of which 6 died.

Phase 2: March 2008 to April 2010, 39 monkeys showed symptoms, of
which 38 died.

1 bleeding in internal organs
2 bleeding mucous membrane of nose
3 subcutaneous ecchymosis
4 dark brown muddy feces
5 especially almost no platelet in blood of most death cases

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Influenza A viruses mutate genes

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 15:46 AM Pontianak (ANTARA News) - Influenza viruses type A as A5N1 and A1N1 predicted genes have been mutated so that it can grow in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, the temperature around 30 degrees celcius.

Pontiac City Health Office Head, Multi Juto Bhatarendro, said Tuesday in Pontianak, Pontianak temperature like that any virus should be dead.
If one can survive the possibility during the rainy season.

"So the bird flu virus, swine flu, or SARS could emerge during the rainy season in December until April and usually in temperate countries," he said.

Padjadjaran University alumnus was doubted if the city of Pontianak, the regions through which the Equator line with enough sunlight into the influenza A virus was developed.

"It's a bit odd, there is a gene mutation or high mobilization of where the origins of these viruses," said Multi.

Not only that, because growth is also closely associated with viral vectors would have also hooked up with neighborhood problems.

"For example, if you got the flu and did not want to wear masks and not far away from the inhalation of course healthy people in healthy people will be infected," he said.

For that purpose, Multi suggest to people to always cultivate healthy and clean life behavior.

Since the discovery of cases of chickens died suddenly three weeks ago, there were six residents who stated suspect bird flu. However, the results of last inspection states, four were negative and two more bird flu tested positive for swine flu.

Pontianak City Health Office, said the two patients who tested positive for swine flu is now recovered and is back home.
Vietnam can not control avian influenza
Wednesday, 07/07/2010, 00:00
(ANTD) - It was confirmed by Mr. Hoang Van Nam, Director of Animal Health authorities at a press conference celebrates 60 years of veterinary science in the morning Vietnam by 6-7.

Accordingly, since 2008, Vietnam has set targets by 2010 will successfully control the bird flu but now, the risk of bird flu continued, and the fact that we can not payment is completely of avian influenza in the near future, even within 50-10 years. "Some countries can do it but it is difficult for our country," he said Year.

The reason is because he was our country's long borders, the ability to control disease spread through transport of smuggled through difficulties. While the method is raising to 65% is small, the disease control loose again, veterinary systems are not perfect, people's perception of limited room service ... So veterinary science goals that put Vietnam in the coming years is to gradually reduce bird damage and to ensure human health.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Anti-Ebola in Congo after the "suspects" were negative

BRAZZAVILLE - A system of "retaliation" against Ebola has been deployed in the north-west of Congo after the discovery of five cases of suspected viral haemorrhagic fever but were negative, told AFP Monday Health concordant sources.

Three deaths were recorded among these "five suspected cases of acute haemorrhagic fever" identified in the village of Mokouangonda in the district Mok├ęko (Sangha region, north-west), according to a statement released last week by the World Health Organization (WHO) and was confirmed to AFP by the Director of Health of the Congo, Prof Alexis Elira Dokekias.

The deceased had nosebleeds, bloody diarrhea, cough and fever - symptoms of acute haemorrhagic fever - but the samples taken indicated he was not Ebola, according to Professor Elira Dokekias. The International Centre for Medical Research (CIRMF), Gabon, who examined the samples, also told AFP they had been "negative".

"There is no clinical feature of Ebola. We took all measures of response as if it is Ebola, because it happens close to the Odzala National Park" where cases Ebola have been recorded in the past but also in gorillas, in 2003, humans with death, "said Professor Elira Dokekias.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Prevent Flu Pandemic Pigs in West Kalimantan

Friday, July 2, 2010 23:10 pm

NOT subsided potential pandemic of bird flu (H5N1) in Pontianak, new threats emerge no less deadly.

Medical Response Team Coordinator for Avian Influenza and Avian Pig Dr Soedarso, Dr. Abdul Salam and Dr. Dedet Hidayah SpA, Friday (2 / 7), reveals the fact the entry of swaine flu (swine flu) in the City of Equatoria.

Two boys who initially suspected suspect bird flu, virus type A positive is infected, the virus of classical swine influenza H1N1 serotypes. Drums of death in Kalbar bertalu tub (continuous tube???). Although the case fatality rate (CFR) swine flu in Indonesia in 2005, only 2.5 percent compared to the bird flu reaches 80 percent, does not mean harmless swine flu.

Degree of swine flu fatality in fact be''executioner''harshest in the world. When rocked Spain in 1918-1920, claimed 20 million to 100 million lives. H1N1 pandemic in history. 56 Years later, Pandemic destabilize other parts of the world, including in the U.S..

Last year, it deadly virus broke out in Mexico and spread to various countries. World Health Organization (WHO) noted that as of May 2, 2009, swine flu attacked 16 countries. Among Mexico, U.S., UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and Indonesia. In our country, swine flu detected since July 24, 2009.

MOH noted two positive patients swine flu. One pilot was treated at the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Disease Hospital, after returning from Australia and Hong Kong, only British citizens during a visit to Bali. Since then the country is haunted by the swine flu pandemic.

Within five days, the Director General of Disease Control and Environmental Health, recorded 444 cases. Swine flu attacked seven provinces, began to DKI Jakarta, East Java, Yogyakarta, West Java, Banten, Bali, up North.

Swine flu pandemic is the greatest risk of inviting large-scale, since the outbreak of avian flu re-emerged in 2003. Swine flu fatality rate is smaller than the CFR avian influenza, but H1N1 virus can be transmitted from pigs to humans, and from human to human.

As a result of this transmission pattern, swine flu much faster and more powerful than the spread of bird flu around the world. Until now there has been no transmission of bird flu from human to human.

Bird flu is transmitted only from birds to humans, relatively limited distribution and quickly disconnected. Prevention is also focused on culling poultry. Prevention of swine flu hard to detect, due to the high mobility of people from one place to another place in the world.

Take Kalbar Diswanak Pig Blood Sample - Saturday, July 3, 2010 West Kalimantan

BANJARMASINPOST.CO.ID, PONTIANAK - Team "participatory Diseases and Response Survey" Department of Veterinary and Animal Health, West Kalimantan pig farmer take blood samples in the neighborhood who tested positive for H1N1 suffering.

"Incidentally location sufferers with pig blood samples taken, close together," said Head of Animal Health and Veterinary Kalbar Abdul Manaf Mustafa in Pontianak, Saturday afternoon.

He added, taking blood samples to see if the pig's bird flu or not.

According to him, the pig is one of the media of transmitting avian influenza, other than poultry.

Abdul Manaf said, the concern is if the virus H5N1 and H1N1 viruses to join and form new strains.

Dangerous H5N1 strain but its slow its spread while the H1N1 spread quickly and are not dangerous.

While on the status of bird flu-free certificates for the ordinance, Abdul Manaf said that was still under discussion at the Center.

He continued, did not rule status will be revoked.

"However, there is also the possibility that continued to receive the certificate," he said. If cases of bird flu, West Kalimantan are still given a chance.

However, the case should not be expanded, eggs and poultry transport vehicle given pesticides.

The final step, destroy all poultry in a radius of one kilometer on the recommendation of the Food and Agriculture Organization.

"But we try to do at the neighborhood level," said Abdul Manaf.

In addition, monitoring conducted 14 days after the first case found. Next 30 days, 60 days and 90 days.

Pigs blood samples were taken in the region Sentarum Pontiac Lake Road.