Saturday, August 7, 2010

Plague threatens to reach Trujillo

Saturday, August 7, 2010

After Lima, the Ministry of Health (MoH) confirmed that rodents trapped in the town carrying the bacteria Miracle 'yersinia pestis' (plague), the Health authorities and staff met yesterday to prepare an emergency plan preventive to prevent the outbreak and spread of diseases like bubonic plague and pneumonic. (Photo: Carlos Flores)

The discovery process began with the placement of 70 traps in the area 9 where there are about 20 blocks, in which prevail the yards.

There they caught the rats that were studied in a laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Lima, where he said Thursday at 4 pm, the animals were carrying the fleas carry the bacteria.

Although, the manager of Network Micro Hope, Carlos Herrera Vassallo, said no cases recorded in Trujillo in Sector 9 humble about 500 families are at risk for the evil that progressively attacks the body's defenses if is not taken adequate preventive measures.

"There is a method of placing the traps. The trap allows to know the rate of rodent fleas which are the bacteria are studied in the laboratory where they finally determines whether a carrier or not, "said the specialist.

A bugging
Given this warning, yesterday at the Health Center of El Milagro, the mayors of Huanchacho, Fernando Bazán Pinillos, and the center village of El Milagro, Wilder Loyola Vásquez, managers of the Micro Network of Hope and Health Network " Trujillo, Carlos Vasallo and Jose Herrera Villanueva Villanueva, among others, planned to take emergency measures such as buying flea and production of brochures.

The city of Huanchaco bear the cost for the purchase of 3000 kilos of 'Carbarín' dusting substance that will eliminate the fleas in four markets as Santa Rosa, July 28, Lord of Miracles, among others, as well as 23 institutions education. The brigades also will go to areas 9 and 8, and 170 farms in the vicinity.

"It is estimated that two kilos would be used for each house. The cost is high and make the effort to take extreme precautionary measures and prevent fleas infect humans. We are coordinating the substance by buying directly from Lima, "said the manager of the Micro Red de La Esperanza, Carlos Herrera.

It is important to add that also educate people coordinating the distribution of printed messages, which are urged to maintain cleanliness, the cleanliness of their homes and move out of the garbage and go to the nearest health center if suffering symptoms of diseases like plague and pneumonic plague (the second is the complication of the first).

"In the prison, El Milagro, both in men and woman, have taken the warnings of the case. It also recommends that people manage their solid waste and maintain cleanliness. From today (yesterday) started with the multimedia campaign, "said the manager of the Micro Network, Carlos Herrera.

Mystery Pig Deaths Spread Through Three Provinces

Photo: AP

Animal health authorities are trying to learn what has killed nearly 200 pigs in three separate provinces.

“On Saturday, we started the blood tests on seven pigs.”

Animal health authorities are trying to learn what has killed nearly 200 pigs in three separate provinces.

An unknown number of pigs have died in the provinces of Battambang and Kampong Cham, while nearly 150 have perished in the southern province of Kampot.

Health officials said the disease appears to be bacterial, making an outbreak of H1N1, sometimes called swine flu, unlikely.

On Monday, officials began blood tests of pigs in Kampot, where the latest and most severe outbreak has occurred.

“On Saturday, we started the blood tests on seven pigs,” Kao Phal, director of the animal health department of the Ministry of Agriculture, said Monday. “But unitl now we do not know exactly the disease that happened to the pigs is.”

The animal health department is also appealing to farmers not to transport any pigs from their farms to market for the rest of the month of August, he said

Officials Fear Swine Epidemic From Vietnam, Thailand

Wednesday, 04 August 2010

The pigs have all died in the last two weeks, fanning concern of an epidemic, officials said in a special meeting of provincial leaders in Phnom Penh.

“Animal health officials, military police and police, as well as customs officials, are working closely together to stop the illegal import of pigs,” Agriculture Minister Chan Sarun said at Wednesday’s meeting. “This measure is to prevent an epidemic of the disease from one side [of the border] to the other.”
Hundreds of pigs have now died across nine provinces, from two types of disease that may have come from neighboring countries, animal health officials said Wednesday.

The pigs have all died in the last two weeks, fanning concern of an epidemic, officials said in a special meeting of provincial leaders in Phnom Penh. Authorities say they are concerned infected pigs are being smuggled in from Thailand and Vietnam.

Government officials are now appealing to provincial officials near the borders to step up efforts to stop the import of pigs for an unspecified amount of time.

“Animal health officials, military police and police, as well as customs officials, are working closely together to stop the illegal import of pigs,” Agriculture Minister Chan Sarun said at Wednesday’s meeting. “This measure is to prevent an epidemic of the disease from one side [of the border] to the other.”

Blood tests by the Ministry of Agriculture’s department of animal health on more than 80 pigs turned up two causes for the deaths: porcine reproductive respiratory syndrome and classical swine fever.

Classical swine fever was found in samples from Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Cham and Takeo provinces. PRRS was found in samples from Kampong Chhnang, Kandal, Kampong Cham, Takeo and Prey Veng provinces, officials said.

Authorities from the ministry’s department of animal health have taken control of villages in nine provinces where they hope to contain the spread of the diseases.

A similar epidemic in China in 2006 killed more than 10,000 pigs before it was brought under control. In May, Vietnam and Laos experienced a similar outbreak, followed by another in Thailand last month.

PRRS news / Cambodia

Friday, August 06, 2010

Thailand's Pigs Now PRRS-Free

THAILAND - Thai authorities have affirmed that blue-ear swine disease, also known as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), is not present in pigs in Thailand and say exports of live swine remain at normal levels.

"No outbreak of this disease has been detected here. Thai pig farms have generally adopted a standardised farming system, and exporting live pigs to Cambodia requires prior approval to move them and disease-free certification from the Livestock Development Department," said department chief Preecha Somboonprasert.

Mr Preecha made the remarks after reports emerged that Cambodia had banned pig imports from neighbours Vietnam and Thailand after animals infected with blue-ear disease were smuggled into the country from Viet Nam, infecting other pigs.

Bangkok Post reports that the ban was announced on Wednesday by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who also asked market vendors to keep pork prices stable.

"I would like to appeal to provincial authorities, especially provinces near the borders of Viet Nam and Thailand, to suspend pig imports," he said, warning that the disease could spread rapidly through the pig population.

Cambodian Agriculture Minister Chan Sarun said the outbreak followed an order by Hanoi instructing farmers in Vietnam to slaughter infected pigs.

But he said some farmers had instead dumped their pigs across the border in Cambodia at knock-down prices, spreading the disease, which is also known as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.

Testing has revealed hundreds of pigs have died from the disease in four provinces bordering Vietnam, and experts said blue-ear had probably spread to half of Cambodia's 24 provinces.

In 2007, Cambodia banned pig imports from Thailand and Viet Nam for eight months after a similar outbreak.

The Livestock Development Department said Thailand exported 200,000 live pigs to Cambodia last year worth 12 billion baht. In the first half of this year, exports topped 80,000 pigs worth of 6,000 baht apiece.

Nopporn Vayuchote, executive vice-president of the Betagro Group, said the disease was not transmittable to humans.

Swine flu recurs, other diseases on the rise in HCMC

8/6/2010 7:25
The influenza A (H1 N1) virus has reappeared in Ho Chi Minh City after an absence of several months, and other diseases like dengue fever and the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) are on the increase, the local Center of Preventive Health has warned.

At a meeting with local health agencies Wednesday (August 4), the center reported that a six-year-old child who was admitted to the Children Hospital No.2 late last month and died early this week, was found infected with H1 N1 virus.

An eight-year-old girl in District 8, meanwhile, is now suspected of catching the flu, the center said.

Deputy Minister of Health, Trinh Quan Huan, had been quoted by Tuoi Tre newspaper in June as saying no swine flu case had been reported in Vietnam for more than two months.

Meanwhile, more than 1,700 cases of HFMD, including one death, have been recorded in many city districts, especially Binh Thanh, Binh Chanh, and Cu Chi.

The number of affected cases has increased over 20 percent year-on-year, the center said.

It said the Children’s Hospital No.1 and No. 2 have both admitted nearly ten children with the disease a day over the past week, adding many were hospitalized with critical complications.

The situation was the same for dengue fever, the center said.

Dr. Nguyen Dac Tho, vice director of the center, said most city districts, including District 1 and 3, had recorded significant increases in the incidence of the mosquito-borne disease in July over June. On average, the increase was at least double the June figures, but some districts have recorded three to four times the number of cases, Tho said.

“The increase in dengue fever cases showed that districts have not controlled the epidemic properly,” Le Truong Giang, vice director of the city’s Department of Health told the meeting.

Agreeing with Giang, Tho urged districts to tighten controls of various epidemics instead of focusing on one.

Otherwise, the epidemics will very likely go up dramatically within the next days, especially H1 N1, given that next month is peak season for the disease.”

The city’s neighboring provinces like Binh Phuoc have also reported increases in dengue fever with 700 cases, including two deaths, so far this year.

To Duc Sinh, director of the provincial Center of Preventive Health, said at the moment over 100 people are being hospitalized with dengue fever every day.

In Dong Nai Province to the northeast of HCMC, more than 1,000 people have been afflicted dengue fever so far this year, and three have died.

17 provinces have blue ear epidemic

( - Day 7 / 8, Department of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture and rural development, said the blue ear epidemic continues in some provinces. Currently, there are 17 provinces has not translated over 21 days.

Destruction of blue ear pig died - Photo VNN

Accordingly, in Tien Giang, on 05/08/2010, PRRS continues to arise more in 91 households in 10 districts, including three new social services as the New East (Go Cong Dong), Binh Xuan (Go Cong town) and Binh Tan (Go Cong Tay). Total number of pigs infected herd is 1289 children in 2274, which destroyed a number of 789 children.
In Hau Giang, the test samples of pig farmers in a village Diagon A hammock, Hiep Loi Commune, Nga Bay Town is positive for pathogenic blue ear virus. The disease appears on 26/07/2010 on pigs of 32 children to 211 children infected and four dead.
In Long An additional 23 households have arisen in the city service. Tan An and Chau Thanh district.
Before this situation, the leader of Animal Health Department, the regional animal health agencies to direct and support the work of prevention services in local areas.
On 05.08.2010, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued directives to send the local People's Committee, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Department of Animal Health of provinces and cities on the "To enhance Blue ear disease prevention. "
17 provinces where PRRS is not over 21 days, Nghe An, Cao Bang and Soc Trang, QuangTri, Tien Giang, Lao Cai, Long An, Binh Duong Lieu, Quang Nam, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc, Da Nang, Vinh Long, Khanh Hoa, Dak Lak and Hau Giang

Research team finds signal that predicts flu spread in humans

Tokyo, Aug 7 (Kyodo)
An international team of researchers led by a university professor from Japan has discovered a biochemical signal in flu virus that indicates whether it would infect humans and spread, the US science journal PLoS Pathogens has said.

Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka of University of Tokyo found out that if either of two particular amino acids, lysine or arginine, is observed in position 591 in PB2 protein of flu viruses, it will lead to efficient replication of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus or the pandemic new-type H1N1 virus in humans.

"Even the H5N1 virus, which rarely spreads to humans, would be able to replicate in humans if the amino acids are observed in this area (position 591)," said Kawaoka, a director of the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Tokyo.

Bengkulu City

18 villages in Bengkulu City AI Positive

Saturday, August 7, 2010 13:21 pm

Bengkulu is a city on the west coast of Sumatra island in Indonesia.With a population of 340,000 (2007), the city is capital and largest city of the Bengkulu province. Until the 1970s the city was considered was very remote with no roads, and due to thick forest was only accessible through the coastal shipping.

So...What Will This Winter Bring For Flu in the Northern Hemisphere?

WHO: Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 - update 112
6 August 2010

Situation update:

The overall situation remains largely unchanged since the last update. Globally, pandemic influenza transmission remains most active in parts of South Asia and in limited areas of tropical South and Central America. In the temperate zone of the southern hemisphere, overall seasonal and pandemic influenza activity remains low, except in South Africa, where peak wintertime influenza transmission due to circulating seasonal influenza viruses (H3N2 and type B) might have recently occurred. Seasonal influenza viruses, particularly H3N2 viruses, continue to circulate in parts of Central America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia.

During the 2010 winter of the temperate southern hemisphere, the most active areas of influenza virus transmission have been in South Africa, where the majority of influenza virus detections have been seasonal influenza H3N2 and type B viruses; pandemic influenza virus has been detected there only sporadically. Elsewhere in Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, and Australia, overall influenza activity remains low and below levels observed during recent, mild, pre-pandemic influenza seasons; among the latter three countries, pandemic influenza viruses have been detected most frequently, however, low level co-circulation of seasonal influenza H3N2 and type B has also been observed.

Chile and Argentina continue to observe low levels of respiratory diseases in the population, and much of what has been observed in recent months has been due to circulation of respiratory viruses other than influenza, particularly RSV. In Australia and New Zealand there has been a sustained upward trend in the rates of ILI over the past 6-8 weeks, particularly in recent weeks, however, overall rates remain well below those observed during the same period in 2009 during the first pandemic wave in the southern hemisphere.

Bird flu Jangkiti Bengkulu

Saturday, August 7, 2010 10:27 pm

culling poultry by burning Bengkulu, -

Thousands of birds owned by citizens of the city of Bengkulu in this week destroyed, following the outbreak of bird flu outbreaks in the area.

"We had to destroy uanggas Bengkulu City's residents indicated the bird flu, this is done so that the deadly disease does not continue to expand in the area," the mayor said Bengkulu, Ahmad Kanedi, in Bengkulu, Saturday (08/07/2010).

Until now, already 24 villages in Bengkulu City contracted the bird flu outbreak from the previous 20 wards. Village in Bengkulu City who contracted bird flu, among them the East Rim, Padang Harapan, Sawah Lebar, Well god, Bumi Ayu, Sukamerindu, Semarang, Cage Lemonade and several other villages.

Meanwhile, three new villages were affected last Friday Rawa Makmur village, and Wells Melele Pagar Dewa. Villages that this bird flu spread in seven sub districts, namely Gading Cempaka, Kampung Melayu, Sungai Serut, Muara Bangkahulu, Queen of the Supreme and District-wide and District Sea Gulf.

Nevertheless, outbreaks of bird flu continued to spread in the city of Bengkulu, but until now there has not been reported in people infected with the deadly disease. However, Bengkulu City Government urged the public to be aware of the disease threat.

18 villages in Bengkulu City AI Positive

Saturday, August 7, 2010 13:21 pm

TEMPO Interactive, Bengkulu - A total of 18 villages in Bengkulu City tested positive for bird flu. Saturday (7 / 8) afternoon Institute for Animal Health is the province of Bengkulu conduct genocide against people of hundreds of chickens killed by the deadly virus.

The initial symptoms of this disease, according to Bird Flu Prevention Team Leader Animal Health Center Emran Kuswadi Bengkulu, was found last week. "Last week found the number of chickens that died suddenly, after a study found positive of bird flu," he said.

The first time, bird flu was found in the Village of East Rim, Hope and Padang Sawah Lebar. Finally, in the village wells to melt, Bentiring, Rawa Makmur Permai planned today will be destruction.

Emran said to the spread of the disease caused by lack of response of citizens to do the culling. Many of the residents see the condition of sick chickens slaughtered and consumed immediately. "Whereas the possibility of a chicken bone has terdekteksi can transmit to other chickens," he said.

Emran also concerned about transmission to humans caused by direct contact or excessive consumption. But until now have not found bird flu contagious to humans. It continues to do antispasi spread disease further.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Vietnam: Interview with Dr. Nguyen Tran Nien, Dir. Inst. Hygiene & Epi. Re: H1N1

From TIN247
After a period of silence, not detected any cases of H1N1 across the country, then on 3 / 8, a 6-year-old girl was infected with influenza mortality. Dr. Nguyen Tran Hien, Director of the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology discussed with the risk of back translation.
> 6-year-old girl died of H1N1 influenza

- After more than four months (late March), the influenza sentinel surveillance points across the country and the hospital did not record cases of H1N1 flu, the HCM City with a recent deaths. Is this a sign that this pandemic is coming back?

- This is entirely possible. After a period of no record of new cases is on 19 / 7 has now appeared scattered cases in Dong Nai, Tien Giang and Ho Chi Minh. Four positive cases were discovered by accident in the hospital, maybe this is not the full data. Sporadic cases may be normal circulation but still mild, free from disease without hospital.

- How do you assess the possibility of Vietnam will experience things second wave of the epidemic, as many experts predict?

- Our country will pay the first wave of 2.3 or flu is back to how things are not predictable. Around the world, has the 2nd wave of water over, so do not exclude this possibility in Vietnam.

Currently, though HPAI H1N1 outbreak is not widespread but preventive medicine system maintains the prevention and control activities. Infected person to the hospital has treated for free.

- Dangerous levels of virus circulating H1N1 influenza is this?

- H1N1 influenza virus is still circulating strain causing the epidemic in 2009, yet there is antigenic variation, virulence and ability to cause disease. As before, this is a virus capable of spreading but the majority of cases of flu can be mild, may resolve itself without having to go to hospital. The death rate is low, even lower than seasonal influenza. Elderly suffer less than those under 65 years old. Children under 6 years of age, pregnant women, people with chronic disease is still the group with high risk of death. The patient died of the flu virus but not because of opportunistic infections when infected with a virus, easily lead to death.

We usually like influenza A (H1N1 old ...), B is alternately H3N2 circulating influenza B is dominant over the period, with influenza A was superior. Possible H1N1 flu pandemic is similar.

- The influenza epidemic H1N1 in countries around the world like?

- As reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), HPAI H1N1 situation in the world at low levels, each different region. Like Vietnam, a number of other Asian countries such as India, Cambodia and Singapore also appeared a few sporadic cases positive.

While in the northern hemisphere countries have not translated the report in the Southern Hemisphere, some countries like Australia, New Zealand tends to increase significantly, 70-90% of cases positive for H1N1 flu virus is great service.

- The health sector is what the people recommended in the current situation?

- Groups at high risk of infection and mortality, such as children, people with chronic illnesses, pregnant women should be cautious, when signs of prolonged fever, cough, shortness of breath ... Should the medical examination facilities for treatment in time.

In addition, the H1N1 flu prevention advice has not changed, people monitor the health initiative daily to detect symptoms of influenza and other respiratory diseases. Wash your hands often with soap or antiseptic solution, environmental sanitation, ventilation housing, work, clean surfaces, utensils, living things by common chemical antiseptic, cover your mouth when cough ....

Specifically, to avoid complications caused by improper use of drugs, people should not voluntarily purchase and use of antiviral drugs Tamiflu without appointment of medical staff.

H1N1 pandemic flu outbreak started from January 4 / 2009 in North America, then spread to most other countries in the world. By this time, several countries recorded lower number of flu cases, not even stage any new cases detected. However, the World Health Organization alert level remains the same as pandemic fears new wave of epidemics.

Vietnam: Update on 6 yo died of H1N1

6-year-old girl was hospitalized, treated in isolation 2 Children's Hospital two weeks ago, way 3 / 8 died with symptoms of pneumonia, acute respiratory failure.

Afternoon 3 / 8, from Children's Hospital 2 has said, at this hospital has a pediatric patient died 6 years old on the afternoon of the day, and has been identified as associated with influenza H1N1.

6-year-old girl had symptoms of the H1N1 flu like fever, cough, shortness of breath from the last two weeks (23 / 7), should have been parents to leave school to conduct the treatment. Pediatric patients were hospitalized, treated in the Department of Infection isolation - Children's Hospital 2. Although doctors have been conducting treatment, intensive care but the way 3 / 8, she died, and is defined as pneumonia, acute respiratory failure.

Immediately after taking the information, Preventive Medicine Center of Binh Thanh district (where the girls reside) have taken measures to spray disinfectant, treating localized organizing and epidemiological investigation in which patients and schools in the patient.

City Health Department Deputy Director Dr Le Truong Giang said the VNA, Department of Health has received reports of information 2 Children's Hospital and Medical Center Preventive Binh Thanh district. According to Jiang, the health agency is conducting handle the case strictly according to the Health Ministry's request for an H1N1 flu.

Vietnam: Pigs died in a series blue ear disease in Khanh Hoa

Pigs died in a series blue ear disease in Khanh Hoa
(VOV) - From mid-July to now, in Khanh Hoa has scattered dead pigs. Through tests, at the local children have discovered 174 blue ear disease and destroyed.

>> Our ear diseases spread in 13 provinces

Afternoon 6 / 8, Permanent Vice Chairman of Khanh Hoa Province People's Committee Nguyen Chien Thang signed the decision to declare the epidemic reproductive disorders and respiratory in pigs, also known as blue ear disease in the province of Ninh Hoa district, Nha Trang city, the Cam Hoa, Suoi Tan district of Cam Lam Dong and Khanh, Khanh Vinh district.

To quickly put out the translation, Khanh Hoa provincial People's Committee asked departments, branches and localities rapid deployment of prevention services; Monitor situation closely to individual farmers, early detection of drive new happens.

The province also directed the destruction of all herd positive for blue ear pig virus, dead or sick pigs with symptoms typical of blue ear disease (certified by veterinary agencies) without waiting for test results and support for farmers 25.000/kg. Strengthen quarantine and control the transport pigs and pig products to the local ...

Mr. Cao Anh Tuan, Department of Animal Health Department said Khanh Hoa, Dien Khanh district appeared dead pig series and is awaiting test results. /.

Egypt: Cairo cuts off all facilities that sell live birds during Ramadan

Cairo decided to cut off all the facilities for stores that sell live birds in the month of Ramadan

8/6/2010 7:02:00 PM

Cairo governorate decided to cut all the facilities for shops that T sale of live birds during the holy month of Ramadan in the application of the decision to ban the circulation and sale of live birds to repel the bird flu.
Cairo Governor singled out the big supermarkets and hotels known to tighten controls to ensure the validity of goods offered by the meat for human use, referring to the seizure of substantial amounts of meat and fish one of the corrupt supermarkets famous.
For its part, Nepal, Dr Abdul Qadir Director of the Directorate of Health Affairs that was set up an emergency room to receive reports of citizens over 24 hours.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Egypt Confirmed Cases For 2010

This listed will be located under Egypt Fact Box in the right sidebar.

Confirmed Human Cases For 2010

Age, Location, Onset Date and # confirmed by Min. of Health

20 yo, [Beni Suef] January 6,- Given Tamiflu for 10 days- #91- Died

1.5 yo [Dakahliya], January 7, #92

3 yo [Asyut] January 19, #93

45 yo [Ash Sharqiyah] January 12, #94

40 yo [Daqahliya] January 31, #95 (WHO Update #28)

29 yo [Menoufiya], January 27, #96 - WHO update #28 - Died

37 yo (Helwan] January 31, #97 - Died 2/9

32 yo [Menoufiya] February 6, #98

29 yo [Menoufiya], February 6, #99 - Died

10 yo [Daqahliyah] February 10; #100

30 yo [Ash Shaykh] February 10; #101

13 yo [Ash Shaykh] February 10; #102

1 yo [Qalyubia Gov.] February 22; #103

53 yo [Qalyubia Gov.] February 27; #104 - Died

20 yo [Qalyubia/Qaloubiyah Gov.] Adm: 3/5; #105 - Died

1.5 [Ash Shaykh Gov.] Adm: 3/2; #106

4 yo [Beni Suef Gov.] Adm: 3/18; #107 - Died

30 yo [Damietta Gov.] Onset: 3/24; #108

18 yo [Fayoum Gov.] Adm: 3/31; #109 - Died

20 yo [Qalyubia/Qaloubiyah Gov.] Adm: 7/21; #110 - Died

2 yo [Cairo Gov.] Adm: 8/4; #111

33 yo [Qalyubia/Qaloubiyah Gov.] Adm: 8/24; #112 - Died

H5 influenza virus easily crosses

'10 / 8 / 5

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There are also bird flu virus in dead birds and people infected with the Asian (H5N1) and pandemic influenza virus (H1N1), the results can be easily and has the ability to cross the high growth, They are professors and the graduate's Casio Okutabiani Yoshihiro Kawaoka Yoshihiro Waka kept the Tokyo Institute of Medical Science, announced today the online edition of U.S. magazine.

The new pig or bird viruses, and viruses from mixed human genes are believed to have crossed in pigs. Professor Kawaoka "H5N1 is new and crossed, the virus may appear highly susceptible to human pathogens. It is important to strengthen surveillance of the pig," he said.

Prof. Kawaoka of the eight viral gene that plays a key role in proliferation PB1, PB2, PA, NP's focus on four. H5N1 genes assumes that you replaced the four new gene made the virus crosses the street 16.

The proliferation of both the virus and infect cells were crossed, there were those that were strong and growth. However, H5N1 and seasonal influenza A Hong Kong (H3N2) and similar experiments in combination, the virus was also strong growth ability or do not cross. Prof. Kawaoka Therefore, the new model from H3N2, H5N1, and concluded with the gene are prone to cross.

The 111 human infection with bird flu in Egypt


The Ministry of Health in Egypt on Wednesday, wounding a child at the age of two years of bird flu (5 H, 1), bringing the number of people infected with the disease since it emerged in the country to 111 cases.

The ministry said in a statement that the girl went to hospital yesterday, suffering from high temperature after being exposed to birds suspected of being infected with the disease.

She said that he was given the drug Tamiflu and the girl child in stable condition. Egypt is the countries where malaria is endemic since its inception in 2006, and the prevalence declined significantly, especially with the spread of poultry in houses as well as farms.

The Egyptian Agriculture Minister Amin Abaza announced in early July, said his country was prepared integrated national strategy to eradicate avian influenza in the country permanently during the next five years.

Abaza said that the new strategy comes an update to its counterpart which was developed in 2007 to reduce the cases of the disease which led to the deaths of more than 20 Egyptians so far.

New cases of bird flu, child- Case No. 111

New cases of bird flu, child

Ministry of Health announced the discovery of bird flu disease, injury drink it for old girl from Cairo Governorate Alamraamin This is Case No. 111 since the onset of the disease.

The ministry said in a statement today, the first girl went to hospital on Monday, with a high temperature and after exposure to birds suspected of being infected with bird flu.
It added that the girl was transferred to a hospital has been given the Tamiflu drug
Altammivlually drug immediately and in stable condition.

Detention camp Bhmyat new cases of suspected bird flu

الأربعاء، 4 أغسطس 2010 - 21:33
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 - 21:33

د.حاتم الجبلى وزير الصحة
D. The woman and the Minister of Health

الغربية- هند عادل
West - just India

احتجز مستشفى حميات المحلة حالة جديدة لسيدة فى العقد الثالث من العمر للاشتباه فى إصابتها بمرض أنفلونزا الطيور بعد ظهور أعراض المرض عليها وارتفاع درجة حرارتها، وتم أخذ عينات دم ومسحة حلق منها لبيان مدى إصابتها بالمرض من عدمه.
Detained in a hospital Mahallah new situation for the lady in the third decade of age for suspected bird flu after an outbreak symptoms of the disease and the high temperature, and taking blood samples and throat swabs to set out the extent of her illness or not.

كانت مستشفى حميات المحلة قد احتجز أمس شيماء محمد خضير (30 سنة) من قرية شبرابايل مركز المحلة بعد الاشتباه فى إصابتها بمرض أنفلونزا الطيور، وتم أخذ عينات دم منها ومسحات حلق منها، وإرسالها للمعامل المركزية الخاصة بوزارة الصحة لبيان مدى إصابتها بالمرض من عدمه وإعطائها عقار التاميفلو.
The Fever Hospital camp have been held yesterday Shaimaa Mohammed Khadir (30 years) from the village Cbrabail Center area suspected of having bird flu virus, and taking blood samples, including swabs shaving them, and sent to the central laboratories of the Ministry of Health to show the extent of her illness or not, and given the drug Tamiflu.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Vietnam: H1N1 influenza again, 6 years old girl died

- 2 Children's Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City said a 6-year-old girl, living in Binh Thanh district have died of H1N1 influenza on the afternoon of 3 / 8.

Past medical history survey, the doctors said from day 23 / 7, patients had symptoms of cough, fever should be off school. Then, patients were taken to isolate and treat infections in the Department of Children's Hospital 2. Although doctors cure all your heart but because of pneumonia, severe respiratory failure patients should have no past.
Department of Health and Preventive Medicine Centre said the city had received information on and immediately conduct an epidemiological investigation, immediate measures to apply sterilizing patients around the living environment in the afternoon .

So, after months of silence appeared H1N1 influenza deaths.

New strain of E. coli sickens Americans: report

WASHINGTON | Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:50pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new, virulent and drug-resistant strain of E. coli bacteria is infecting people in the United States and posing a significant public health threat, doctors reported on Friday.

The new strain is called ST131 and caused many of the E. coli infections resistant to antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone and cephalosporin classes, the researchers said.

"If this strain gains one additional resistance gene, it will become almost untreatable and will be a true superbug, which is a very concerning scenario," Dr. James Johnson of the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, who led the study, said in a statement.