Saturday, May 19, 2012

Get Well Soon Aimee! #getwellaimee

from the Augusta Chronicle..

We are compiling a virtual get well card for Aimee Copeland, the young Georgia woman fighting a flesh-eating bacteria. Hashtag your get well wishes on facebook, twitter, google+, or Instagram with #getwellaimee and we will compile them and publish them online for her and her family to read.

 Georgia woman with flesh-eating disease in "critical" condition
Reuters - A Georgia woman fighting a flesh-eating bacterial infection was in critical condition at Augusta Hospital on Saturday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
The spokeswoman said she could not comment on whether Aimee Copeland had undergone surgery to remove her hands and right foot, amputations that Copeland's father had said were pending on Friday. Surgeons had amputated the 24-year-old's left leg at the hip.
"All I can say is Aimee is still in critical condition," hospital spokeswoman Barclay Bishop said...

Aimee Copeland: "She doesn’t have eyebrows"

Replying to loving words from her father Andy--“Aimee, you are as priceless as the Mona Lisa”--a stalwart young woman in a Georgia hospital bed mouthed the words "I’m nothing like the Mona Lisa. She doesn’t have eyebrows."
The family banter goes on. After a shocking accident, deadly infection, excruciating pain, leg amputation and other tissue losses, ineffectual circulation, heart failure, resuscitation, waking from anesthesia, and coming to know about her altered body--the patient can still joke around with Dad, Mom, sister Paige, other relatives, docs, nurses, and hospital staff as if everyone were outdoors enjoying a picnic in the Carrollton sun.
Survived new surgeries
Surgeons operated on Aimee Copeland twice more last week:
  • once on Wednesday afternoon, to free her of the hulking ventilator and breathing tube and allow her to breathe on her own and communicate more easily,
  • and later, to remove remaining threats to her survival--her bloodless, near-dead hands and remaining foot. Further infection there, from any source, could have meant a new necrotizing fasciitis, and...


What's in the water that got Aimee Copeland sick???

9:55 PM, May 18, 2012 | 2 comments

CARROLTON, Ga. -- Many have asked what was in the Little Tallapoosa River that got Aimee Copeland so sick? We wanted to know too, so we took a sample a got it tested.

We dropped the samples off to Emory's Center for Global Safe Water to test for Aeromonas Hydrophilia, the bacteria that caused Aimee's condition.

Researcher's grew the cultures overnight and told us that the bacteria is common and usually not a threat unless you have a deep cut.

"We found a concentration of about 140 cells per mL, which is roughly a tablespoon," said Amy Kirby. "That means in every tablespoon of water in the Little Tallapoosa River, there are 140 cells of aeromonas."

That may seem like a lot, but

No waiver Imarpe director who invented analysis of dolphins and pelicans death

  Despite having been exposed for having made ​​false statements to the press on a report about the cause of death of dolphins and pelicans, the director "scientific" of the Sea Institute (IMARPE) Raúl Castillo Rojas.

The official had declared a few days ago that some analysis Peru.21 commissioned by IMARPE Marine Mammal Center of the U.S..  had resulted in the presence of morbillivirus, causes the death of the animals.

 Panamericana TV and Hildebrandt to his guns, said they called the Marine Mammal Center in the U.S..  States., Which ensured that the Imarpe not request any kind of analysis.

. Despite this scandal, Castillo cares little that has been discovered lying and very smug continues in office, but also the Minister of Production decide his dismissal by the general misrepresentation.

 Today Castillo went to the Congress as if nothing had happened.

 No doubt the Imarpe Production and ministry are smelling very bad. Who or who wanted to protect Castillo hiding the real cause of the deaths of these birds and mammals?  Did you receive bribe of marine oil explorers?

Reports on Georgia Flesh Eating Bacteria outbreak

Aimee Copeland's family requests privacy

11:52 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2012Overwhelmed by the worldwide response to her suffering, Aimee Copeland's family has, for now, retreated into a cone of silence, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday.
Aimee Copeland (from left) and her family -- mother Donna, father Andy and sister Paige -- before Aimee contracted a rare bacterial infection. Public reaction to her plight overwhelmed the family.
Family photo, Family photoAimee Copeland (from left) and her family -- mother Donna, father Andy and sister Paige -- before Aimee contracted a rare bacterial infection. Public reaction to her plight overwhelmed the family.But those caught up in the Snellville woman's struggle can still follow it via an elaborate running account on a Facebook page maintained by her father, Andy Copeland.
By Friday, the page had more than 54,000 "likes," a number that swelled by the hundreds from hour to hour.
The University of West Georgia student, who lost her left leg after a zip-lining accident resulted in a rare bacterial infection, is hospitalized at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta. Hospital officials are releasing no details about her progress, saying only that she remains in critical condition.
According to a lengthy Facebook entry posted by her father Friday, Aimee Copeland..


Georgia woman loses hands, remaining foot to flesh-eating bug

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 8:03 PM EDT, Fri May 18, 2012-- Doctors' attempts to combat rare, aggressive bacteria that have infected a University of West Georgia graduate student have suffered a further setback: 24-year-old Aimee Copeland's remaining foot and both her hands were amputated, according to a blog on the school's website.
Prior to the surgery, a website posting by Copeland's friend and fellow psychology student, Ken Lewis, explained the reason: "Aimee's fingers and remaining foot will have to be amputated because of dead blood vessels, not because of necrotizing fasciitis," he wrote...

Aimee Copeland faces more amputations for flesh-eating bacteria

The 24-year-old woman fighting a flesh-eating bacteria at an Augusta hospital learned Thursday that she needs more amputations to aid her recovery.
Aimee Copeland’s father, Andy Copeland, said doctors recommended that she lose her hands and remaining foot because of the added risk of infection, according to an update posted Friday morning on a Facebook page dedicated to the young woman.
In the Facebook post, Copeland said he and his wife explained to their daughter that she would need the amputations.
“Aimee, I do not want anything to happen to you. Your mind is beautiful, your heart is good and your spirit is strong. These hands can prevent your recovery from moving forward,” Copeland said on the Facebook post.
After carefully examining her hands, Aimee Copeland mouthed three words understood by her family: “Let’s do this.”
“Aimee shed no tears, she never batted an eyelash. I was crying because I am a proud father of an incredibly courageous young lady,” her father said.
Aimee Copeland, of Snellville, Ga., contracted the flesh-eating infection May 1 when she gashed her leg after falling from a homemade zipline that broke over the Little Tallapoosa River.
Doctors at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital amputated her left leg. She is still listed in critical condition at the hospital....

New SC mom hospitalized with flesh-eating bacteria

Friday, May 18, 2012

FDA bans Korean shellfish from U.S. distribution

May 17

Consumers should not eat shellfish from South Korea and retailers should stop selling it, federal and state regulators said Thursday.
The Food and Drug Administration yanked firms that transport Korean shellfish off its list of approved shippers on May 1 and said it may launch “a fairly extensive recall of the product” — specifically fresh, frozen or processed oysters, clams, mussels and scallops.

An agency analysis of the Korean shellfish program found unacceptable water pollution levels in ...

Iowa Public Health: Whooping cough in ‘outbreak’ stage for Fayette County

Friday, May 18, 2012 11:30 AM CDT

WEST UNION - With 55 confirmed cases of pertussis, or whooping cough as it is more commonly known, in Fayette County since May 17, Fayette County Public Health considers the County to be at “outbreak” or “epidemic” stage.
Fayette County Public Health reports that they and local healthcare providers are currently working with affected individuals and close contacts and that local healthcare providers are aware of the situations.

Public Health Marketing Director Jamie Hoey also confirmed that it is affecting the Oelwein area.

“Pertussis, is beginning to cause attention in the Oelwein area due to positive cases,” she said, confirming that at least six cases have been confirmed in the southern part of the county.

She said the number of confirmed cases, which are determined by laboratory tests, don’t include the symptomatic cases which is a much higher number.
Read more of this story in the Daily Register.

African Swine Fever Represents Growing Global Threat

May 18, 2012 11:50am

Plan for «Fact of epidemic diseases» in poultry .. And the spread of disease 6 in 145 farm

Fri, 18/05/2012 - 20:23
Ended technical equipment at the Ministry of Agriculture, represented by the General Authority for Veterinary Services and Animal Health Research Institute and officials from the departments of veterinary medicine in the 16 provinces in coordination with the Federation of poultry producers, prepared a report on the epidemiological situation for 145 poultry farm, after repeated complaints from high mortality rates have, as a prelude to find out the aetiology of the health status of poultry flocks in this farm.
The Ministry of Agriculture plan to investigate the epidemic diseases in poultry farms in preparation for the launch of a plan designed to protect the sector of poultry production, which accounts for more than 20 billion pounds of direct investments, to reduce the risk of fluctuations in international markets for meat, according to the assertions of official sources in the ministry.

For his part, said Dr. Mohammed Jalal Ajjour, director of the Institute of Animal Health of the Center for Agricultural Research, the results of commissions of inquiry active yielded the results he described as «shocking», the infection of 5% of these farms with bird flu, and 55% infected with IB leads to the death of 60% of infected poultry, and 23% of Newcastle disease "Coth", and 24% infected with swelling of the head, and 42% germs Maiko plasma, indicating that the results confirmed that poultry in the areas of follow-up in several diseases.

The Ajjour to the emergence of these diseases in the poultry sector of Egypt caused a decline in the supply of poultry meat and table eggs market and high prices are remarkable, stressing the need for commitment Farms poultry safety rules is vital for the protection of poultry production from diseases that threaten the State's plans in the development of poultry in Egypt, especially as they represent a cheap animal protein on the market today, compared to the price of red meat.
And student director of the Animal Health should review doses of vaccination of poultry, and programs, and the application of scientific standards and international for safe disposal of dead poultry, according to the rules of health and environment for the prevention of epidemic diseases and reducing the spread of viruses in poultry farms, pointing to the need to limit the movement of birds between the provinces to curb the spread of diseases...

Reports emerge of third flesh-eating bacteria victim with ties to Georgia

Published May 18, 2012
A third case of flesh-eating bacteria has emerged with ties to Georgia, myFOXatlanta reported.
A landscaper from Cartersville is in critical condition at Doctors Hospital in Augusta battling the potentially deadly disease. That's the same place University of West Georgia graduate student Aimee Copeland is being treated.
A Piedmont, S.C. mom is also fighting the infection days after giving birth here in Atlanta at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
The new flesh-eating bacteria case involves Bobby Vaughn. The Cartersville landscaper was injured at ... MORE + VIDEO

Ohio: 20 yo Dies of Flu Symptoms in 5 days

20-year-old Vermilion girl found dead at BGSU, loved college life
VERMILION — Hilary Mankin found her calling in high school. She wanted to be an actress on the big screen.

She didn’t quite get the drama club parts she wanted, but she invested herself in the dramatic arts after becoming a student at Bowling Green State University.

The 20-year-old Vermilion woman was found dead in her Bowling Green apartment Wednesday from what is believed to be a sudden illness. The cause of death remains unknown, but her mother, Mitzi Mankin, said it appeared she had the flu.

Her daughter had just finished the school year at BGSU and moved to an apartment for the summer. She’d returned home on May 10 and by Saturday she felt a little nauseated. When Mitzi Mankin took her daughter back to her apartment on Monday, she had a low-grade fever. On Tuesday, Mankin went to campus health center and was told it was likely a case of the flu going around. On Wednesday, she was found dead.

“Her roommates found her dead in her room,” Mitzi Mankin said. “It was just the flu, a 20-year-old doesn’t die from the flu.”


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Media Myth on H5N1 Transmission Cookbook Recipe

Recombinomics Commentary 17:30
May 16, 2012
In December, the National Scientific Advisory Board for Biosecurity warned against publishing Fouchier's study and a similar study from Wisconsin.

In March, that same advisory board looked at revised versions and said the Wisconsin study was safe to publish. But some on the panel broke ranks on publishing Fouchier's work. Twelve said yes; six said no.

Michael Osterholm, an infectious diseases expert at the University of Minnesota, was one of the six "no" votes on the board. In a letter to NIH after the vote, Osterholm described the studies as "nearly a complete cookbook" for those who would do harm.

The above comments are from recent widely viewed reports from CNN and ABC news on the upcoming Science paper by Ron Fouchier. However, the report perpetuates the media myth that the information in the report would act as a “cookbook” for those who would do harm.
The use of H5N1 as a bioweapon is far from clear since a transmitting H5N1 would not be controlled.However, beyond that consideration is the fact that the “cookbook” recipe for a transmitting H5N1 had already been published in Virology in early November, 2011, a month prior to the NSABB warning on the papers submitted to Nature (Kawaoka) and Science (Fouchier). The Virology paper (by Rubin Donis and associates at the CDC) was remarkably similar to the Nature and Science papers. The publication in Virology was not redacted and described in detail the creation of H5N1 that passed by contact or aerosol from ferret to ferret. The paper used the two most cite receptor binding domain changes, Q226L and G228S to identify a third change, Q196R, which limited binding to mammalian (gal 2.6) receptors. Those three H5 changes were generated on one of the first sequences from Egypt (and egret isolate from early 2006, A/egret/Egypt/1162/2006) which was placed on a clade 1 background (one of the first H5n1 cases in Vietnam) with a seasonal N2. This fully detailed “cookbook” recipe was published in early November, 2011. The attack rate for contact ferrets was 100%, while those exposed via aerosol was 50%.The Fouchier recipe was almost identical. His lab used the first human H5N1 from Indonesia, A/Indonesia/5/2005. The H5 changes were the same as the first two selected by the CDC (Q226L and G228S) along with PB2 E627K (which was also in the PB2 used by the CDC). This construct was then passed in ferrets, which led to the selection of two more changes which increased aerosol passage to 100%. This result was presented at a scientific meeting prior to the NSABB censorship request, and the success of formula using three changes supplemented by two changes identified via ferret passage were widely cited in media reports in 2011. More recent reports noted that all three of the initial change (2 in H5 and 1 in PB2) matched those used by the CDC.
Thus, the claim that publication of the Fouchier recipe would benefit “those who would do harm” was false. Since the CDC paper was published, and media reports described the relationship between the Fouchier and CDC papers.
Moreover, the NSABB committee unanimously voted for publication of the Kawaoka (Nature) paper, which also started with two receptor binding changes (Q226L and N224K) placed on an H1N1pdm09 background. As was seen in the Fouchier paper, the two H5 changes were subsequently supplemented by two additional changes which were selected by passage in ferrets. One change, N158D abolished the glycosylation site, which was already abolished in the egret wild bird sequence used by the CDC. Recent comments by Fouchier strongly suggest that this change was one of the two changes selected by ferret passage of his construct. The second Kawaoka change, T318I, stabilized the H5 and increased transmission frequencies to 100%.

Thus, like the CDC publication, the Kawaoka paper fully detailed the methodology and changes that led to 100% transmission, so the vote of the 6 members to block the publication of the Fouchier paper, and the leaked e-mail were just two more examples of media stunts, that had nothing to do with cookbook recipes that would enable those who would do harm.

Egypt: Poultry producers are crying out to save Paljnzori 1500 educator of the solitary


Provide the General Union of Poultry Producers urgent note to Dr. Kamal Ganzoury, the Prime Minister to save approximately 1,500 educator for poultry from prison after the court rulings against them by imprisonment in favor of Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit after being accused of them acquired about 44 million and 831 thousand and 28 pounds of his money in the form of loans without a response, or timeliness of payment, and following the invasion of Flu virus to Egypt in early 2006.

Dr. Nabil Darwish, president of the Union, that educators have been exposed to heavy losses upon the emergence of avian influenza virus in Egypt, and the state to give every educator 3 pounds for flying one of the Agricultural Bank for its support in the cost of fattening high, especially with the cessation of the sale and purchase just for poultry in Egypt, and to compensate them for the death of their herds as a result of infection with avian influenza.

He disclosed that the General Union of Poultry Producers feet of his property at the time of the state $ 50 million to support educators, whether they are members of the Union or from outside, of which 35 million pounds was transferred to Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit to give money to producers to compensate them, and although it was considered the bank the money - although it money provided by their union - the educators and the debt they repay the benefits which they could not fulfill it!

The speaker of the Federation, Dr. Kamal Ganzoury the Prime Minister to drop the debts of small and abolition of interest on debts, large and reschedule the repayment or cancellation of the debts are all similar to what follow with debts of farmers, taking into account the difficult circumstances that you passed by the poultry industry since the outbreak of bird flu virus till now.

He said that the government's position represented by the Minister of Agriculture Reza Ismail, was so far very negative on this issue, which threatens the stability of the families of those educators and workers in the farms, to make it appear as if it supports resolutions of incarceration, explaining that the number of educators convicted of Lower up to 1063 an educator with a total debt of 36 million and 276 thousand and 376 pounds, and 422 tribal educators face a total debt of 8,000,554 thousand and 652 pounds.

18 Toddlers Banjarmasin Taxable Singapore Flu

[I believe this is a poor translation]

Toddler Singapore flu sufferers in the city of Banjarmasin based on data Banjarmasin City Health Department, there are 18 children. With an age range 2 years to 5 years. consists of, a toddler was hospitalized in Ulin Hospital, two hospitals outpatient Ulin, a hospital outpatient Bhayangkara, and the remainder through a treatment specialist. These numbers alone, has increased quite dramatically. From recent data, 9 patients on Saturday (12/5) and then, to 18 or twice that of recent data. With typical signs, the heat, there are lesions (red spots) and blisters on the hands, feet and mouth. Diah explained this amount is based on information that results from observations of Surveillance in the field. According to Diah, Singapore flu is not a dangerous contagious disease. Without specific treatment can be cured [Tanpa pengobatan khusus pun bisa sembuh]

Bateng Regency society urges bird flu alert

[Sometimes when we see articles like this, we find suspected/confirmed human cases shortly afterward]

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Koba, Central Bangka (Reuters) - The government of Central Bangka regency, the Pacific Islands Province Islands, call upon the public area to be vigilant against the spread of bird flu virus as it is very dangerous for livestock and the environment. "We appeal to the whole community to be vigilant against the spread of bird flu virus since the disease is very dangerous to livestock and people in the area related to the rampant spread of the disease in some other areas, "said Head of the Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Central Bangka regency, Edi Romadon at Koba, Tuesday. He explained that the community which has a large farm is expected to always monitor the progress of his ranch to anticipate the emergence of the disease.

Usually farms are very vulnerable to bird flu is a farm located in residential areas and near the highway because the number of motor vehicle air pollution that is often passed on the street. Then the farm The great potential as a means to spread the disease to their owners because of frequent direct contact with poultry around the house. "People who raise poultry in residential areas should enhance the supervision of an extra to pet birds and give an injection or vaccine to anticipate the emergence of bird flu virus," he said.

He said, if found to poultry that died suddenly people are expected to inform the livestock department for immediate follow-up.
In the meantime, people usually have a lot of farms that will sell when the rampant spread of avian bird flu virus is a swell in anticipation of losses. Then the The breeder will give pause to empty the cage when the rampant spread of the virus and will maintain the current avian virus again subsides.

In general, in the District of Central Bangka the bird flu virus was found in 2011 and has been successfully eradicated, while for 2012 and the virus does not exist it never comes back.

SINGAPORE FLU Attack Citizens Wonogiri, DKK Ask The Community Alert

Wonogiri- -Chief of the District Health Office (DKK) Wonogiri, dr H Wonogiri Widodo asked the public aware of the flu outbreak in Singapore. Admittedly, the current flu has been attacking several citizens of Kota Gaplek.. If left untreated and can result in patient death.
Head of DKK Wonogiri statement delivered when found sidelines of the opening of the exhibition title Wonogiri potential flagship product. "Singapore Flu is caused by viruses, similar to other flu illnesses. In Wonogiri there had been affected but we are still investigating. Whether the virus was imported from outside Wonogiri or virus that had been developed in Wonogiri, "he said Wednesday (16/05/2012).

The characteristics
Furthermore, he said residents should be wary of someone who Wonogiri exposed to 4 L, which is sluggish, weak, tired and weary. "The characteristics of the patient, hot, tired and out of red spots that lead to sunburn. Skin feels hot and itchy. "

According to him, the disease can be anticipated in a way to maintain your diet. "The consumption of nutritious foods, get enough rest so that patients heal faster. The essence of healing is to increase endurance. '
Admittedly, Singapore flu has struck one of the residents in the Village Wonokarto. "The patient fell ill after traveling from London to Singapore flu virus the possibility to import. The early symptoms of flu patients in Singapore is similar to the symptoms of measles and dengue because spots appear, only the difference spots of bird flu leads to a burning black. There are two ways, namely symptomatis or recognize the symptoms and supportf or enhance the immune system of data, "he explained.

The above quote, broken down with individual word translation:
Gejala awal dari pasien flu Singapura hampir sama dengan gejala campak dan DBD karena muncul bintik-bintik, cuma [but, only] bedanya [distinction, difference] bintik-bintik [spots] flu burung [avian influenza] menjurus [go in the direction of/to go straight on] ke [to] warna [color] hitam [black] seperti [such as] terbakar [burned].

Widodo confirmed, the disease quickly spread. "Therefore, do not direct contact with patients. Transmission can be through a sprinkling of phlegm. "

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Imarpe did not send a sample of the U.S. dolphin as announced

A one voice. The mass death of dolphins and pelicans in the country mobilized large numbers of people who came to the Ministry of Production.
 The mass death of dolphins and pelicans in the country mobilized large numbers of people who came to the Ministry of Production.
 What results? 3D seismic body ruled as cause of death of animals and said it would be by the Morbillivirus, "according to American laboratory." Activists demanded to protect our sea.
 The deaths of more than 3 000 dolphins on our northern coast , which has generated great concern in public opinion, still has no answer. Indeed, last but not least, the Instituto del Mar del Peru (IMARPE) recognized that the U.S. never sent samples of dead animals.
 "There has sent samples to a laboratory abroad and has never been formalized some cooperation with the United States," said biologist Imarpe Elisa Goya, before the Committee on Production, Micro and Small Enterprises and Cooperatives Congress.

 As recalled, the director of IMARPE, Raul Castillo, reported in early May that the Mammal Center in the U.S. had determined that the mass killing of dolphins was due to Morbillivirus .
 "The Peruvian laboratories found an immune depression (low defenses) that could be caused by a virus, so we ask that in the United States determine what type of infection was," he said then.
 Today, according to Elisa Goya, although laboratory testing of Paita, Lambayeque, San Marcos University Cayetano Heredia and still have not "exact cause" of death of dolphins.  She ruled that this fact is caused by activities related to oil exploitation.

 "Not found any indication that the deaths were due to a 3D seismic exploration," he said.  This despite the report of the NGO ORCA, which confirmed that this was the cause of death of more than 3 000 dolphins, after having analyzed the corpses stranded on the coasts.
 Goya explained that there were no dolphins or internal bleeding inside the ears. He also ruled that the cause of the marine disaster is the Morbillivirus.

 However, this has been challenged by the same dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science University Cayetano Heredia, Armando Hung Chaparro.
 "Studies have been done poorly organized," he said, after stating that it is best to do neurological tests on the spot, "which did not happen" because the rotting corpses were found stranded.  What is recommended for these tests, he said, was to make 10 minutes of dolphin deaths.  Meanwhile, their death remains unexplained.

More than 200 demand explanation for death of pelicans and dolphins

 About 200 people led by surfers Sofia Mulanovich and Javier Swayne held a peaceful march to the headquarters of the Ministry of Production .
They delivered a document with policies for the care of our sea.  "We do not look guilty, only help," said Swayne.Meanwhile, "Sofi" said that all "should care for the Peruvian sea and not to pollute."
 Also mourned the death of pelicans and dolphins, who asked why explaining the cause of these deaths. They also emphasized the need to promote the preservation of our marine biodiversity from schools.
 While ORCA reports that are more than 3 000 dead dolphins, Imarpe says its accurate count is 877.
  Imarpe reported to be formed a special commission led by the Ministry of Environment to deal with events like the mass killing of dolphins and pelicans.
 "We are not prepared," said Elisa Goya on the death of birds. He added that due to lack of food. Meanwhile, in La Punta, fishermen found dozens of dead crabs.  'Another danger is coming?

Trujillo: buried more dead pelicans Salaverry

 Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 6:08 pm
 RPP Oscar Sanchez

The District Municipality of Salaverry ordered the immediate burial of the dead birds on the edge of the beach to avoid contamination and epidemics.

 With the new appearance of dead pelicans on the beach Salaverry district, province of Trujillo (La Libertad), the District Municipality of Salaverry ordered the cleaning and burial of these birds through the area of public sanitation and health, according to the recommendations made by the Regional Health Management to prevent any epidemic.

After 15 days the first pelicans appeared dead on the shores of the resort of Salaverry, now the bodies were stranded from the main beach to the height of the second pier of the resort.
The work of cleaning and disposal of pelicans took place just outside the beach where there is traveled by bathers. According to the recommendations of health authorities, the dead pelicans should not be incinerated if not buried in red bags and sprayed with lime.

As recalled, 40 to 50 pelicans died in this Town earlier this month due to lack of anchovy by the warming of waters in
the north coast.

Egypt Begins testing the new bird flu vaccine

ARC started testing the new vaccine that have been produced to fight the bird flu virus, in collaboration with experts and researchers at the National Center for Research, so as to produce in line with the size of the poultry in Egypt. Is due to the Ministry of Agriculture to support government poultry farms vaccine for free, while owners of private farms can be obtained at nominal prices. On the other hand the Ministry of Agriculture has postponed discussion of the idea of ​​transfer of poultry farms to desert back to the provinces to make sure that when the new vaccine's ability to resist the virus ...

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Health experts narrow the hunt for Ebola

May 16, 2012         

Health experts narrow the hunt for Ebola
Health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society and other members of the PREDICT consortium dispose of an animal carcass during a recent outbreak of Ebola in Africa in May 2011. In a new study, the team recommends focusing on animal carcasses rather than live animals when attempting to isolate the virus. Credit: Dr. Benard Ssebide
Response efforts to outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Africa can benefit from a standardized sampling strategy that focuses on the carcasses of gorillas, chimpanzees and other species known to succumb to the virus, according to a consortium of wildlife health experts....

Rabid monkey attacks Indo villager

               May 16, 2012 |         

A resident of Nongan village in Karangasem who was found dead on Monday is believed to have been attacked and killed by a rabid monkey while he was walking near the Pulukpuluk river.
“Nyoman Gunung (65) was found in a critical condition by another local resident near the river with severe injuries on his body caused by monkey bites. He was rushed to get treatment, but tragically the victim eventually died,” stated Nongan village spokesman Komang Semara Yasa, yesterday....

“Before the attack on Nyoman, a similar incident also occurred, where a resident who was bathing in the same river was attacked by a monkey. Although injured, this person survived after hospital treatment,” explained Komang.
According to Komang, the previous attacks had been reported to authorities, however no action was taken. “I reported to officials at Babinkamtibmas (Public Order and Safety) immediately after the first incident. However, because people are uneasy, I have repeatedly had to ask follow-up treatment from the police, but the officers said they are still coordinating with the boss,” said Komang.

Residents Nongan Bali Rabies Death Monkey Attacked

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 09:19Denpasar - A monkey, believed to have contracted rabies, attacking and biting a villager named Nyoman Mount, 65, to death in the river Pulukpuluk Nongan village, Karangasem regency, some 55 km east of Denpasar, Monday (14/5).
"Victims of Mount Nyoman found in critical condition by a nearby resident, 50 feet above the river with the condition of severe injuries on his body by the bite wound monkey. Yet had time to get treatment, the victim eventually died," said Komang Semara Yasa, Nongan of the village residents, Bali, Bali, on Tuesday (15/5).
He said the local community thought a biting monkey then fled the rabies virus, because the monkey had previously attacked a dog a few weeks ago. Then the dog was apparently infected with rabies, so the owner was forced to eliminate."Before the attack the victim Nyoman Monkey Mountain, a similar incident also occurred, which is a resident who wanted to bathe and through the trail was attacked by a monkey. But these people survived, although had a few days in the hospital," said Yasa Semara are also staff Village officials Nongan Prebekel it.
By the incident, he said, residents of communities around the local village fret and worry caused to interfere with the security of the apes. He said he had reported the incident to the authorities experienced NCO Pembina Public Order and Safety (Babinkamtibmas) who served in the village of Nongan.
The report was forwarded to the Police in the hope Rendang for follow-related incident that claimed the lives of victims.
"I've had to report to the officer at the time of any incident Babinkamtibmas first to attack the citizens. However, because people uneasy, I have repeatedly had to ask follow-up treatment from the police. But the officer said, he is still coordinating with the boss," said Yasa tone Semara disappointed.
Continue when it is up to the accident as killed, he said he asked who the blame? Though residents have complained and complained the incident to the authorities in this matter to the police.
"The response from my officers later value. Supposedly if police officers are quick to respond and take action with the people of that time, the casualties might not happen," he said.Nyoman who died bitten by a monkey mountain is a citizen of Banjar (hamlet) Middle Village Nongan. Today (Tuesday) the victim's body will be cremated at a local indigenous village cemetery.

Vietnam- Disease of cattle and poultry in Nam Dinh is complex

​​Wednesday, 16/05/2012 (GMT +7)

-From mid April until now, blue ear disease and foot and mouth disease (FMD) in pigs and avian influenza in Y Yen district, Nam Dinh province complicated, the risk of epidemic outbreaks in the area wide.

In particular, blue ear disease occurred in 141 farms in 22 villages in four communes and towns in the district with 738 infected pigs; has 27 pigs in the household of Yen Phu FMD disease.
Pigs must be destroyed is death and 264 children, equivalent to nearly 10 thousand tons of pork.
On 10-5, generated bird flu in households Pham Van Bay, Yen Hong Kong with a total of 3,460 ducks.
All the ducks have been culled in accordance with regulations.Y Yen District has implemented several preventive measures such as stamping out zoning, closing up 12 quarantine guard, blue ear epidemic vaccine for more than 17 thousand pigs, 2,100 liters of disinfectant levels and for social lime towns have service and threatened to deploy the decontamination, disinfection twice / day At the same time more active swine farmers drilling 50 wells, water purification preliminary to bathe the pigs, using waste biogas, ensure hygienic.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Egypt's Real Crisis: The Dual Epidemics Quietly Ravaging Public Health #H5N1 #BIRDFLU

By Laurie Garrett & Steven A. Cook

May 14 2012, 7:01 AM ET

A combination of avian flu and foot and mouth disease risk destroying the protein supply, eroding public trust, and further destabilizing the Arab world's most populous country.
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Birds fly over the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt, as cases of avian flu increase in the Arab world's most populous country. / AP
Lost in the recent political jockeying and protest violence leading up to Egypt's May 23 presidential elections is the unfolding public health disaster there. Avian flu and foot and mouth disease are running rampant, killing people and livestock as well as inflating the price of food. It's a serious health and economic issue, but it has potentially much larger implications for Egypt, and this little-discussed crisis is beginning to resemble those that occur in failed states.
The Egyptian state, which was not particularly well-prepared for public emergencies even before the February 2011 revolution brought it into near-chaos, has little capacity to cope with the outbreaks threatening not only Egypt, but also Sudan, Israel, the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Jordan. Egypt's public health infrastructure barely functions. The sort of social service that groups like the Muslim Brotherhood have provided over many years, it falls far short of what is needed to combat the current crisis. Cairo does not have the money to throw at the problem, having burned through more than half of its foreign currency reserves in the 15 months since Mubarak's fall.
Ground zero for Egypt's public health emergency is Libya, where last year, in the midst of civil war, foot and mouth disease swept through the country, killing more than 10 percent of its sheep and cattle. Smugglers subsequently brought infected sheep across the Libyan border, setting off a foot and mouth disease (FMD) wildfire that Egyptian officials have been unable to slow.
Within four weeks, FMD killed thousands of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, camels, and other livestock across Egypt. In March, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization declared a "catastrophe," warning that the epidemic in Egypt was threatening human food supplies for all of the Middle East and North Africa. The particular viral strain responsible for the epidemic, officially called SAT2, is a new one, against which standard FMD vaccines are..