Wednesday, June 19, 2013

U.S. funding anti-bird flu in Vietnam #H5N1 #H7N9

[The Case Fatality Rate of 50% quoted below is for the H5N1 Human Cases in 2012.  According to my list , I have 5 confirmed cases with 3 death.]

U.S. funding for prevention of avian influenza in Vietnam.  Department of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Diagnostic Center for Central and regional centers, and laboratories involved are the beneficiaries of funding 1 million 700 thousand U.S. dollars by the Development Authority International, USAID awarded many more.
Announcement of the U.S. Embassy reported this today, which is a new project with funding by USAID and the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, done.
Mr. Van register, Chief Veterinary Epidemiology, Department of Animal Health of Vietnam said information related to activities that can be provided more funding from USAID mentioned features of the United States: To be agreed, we I have extensive monitoring program, which focuses primarily on waterfowl Forum Mekong Delta, and the North we do in some northern provinces border-related issues for the early detection of smuggled .
At the center, we are building a national program. That program is the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Finance to approve the long-term program from 2013 to 2017. That's one of the things that we are doing in the prevention of disease.
According to Dr. Scott Newman, technical coordinator of FAO Senior, an important current in Vietnam is ready to improve prevention and monitoring risk to the recent H5N1 flu kills a 4-year-old boy in Dong Thap. Besides monitoring the appearance of H7N9 virus. This strain has not appeared in Vietnam raging, but last February death in China kills 40 people.
In southern Vietnam last 4 deaths due to H1N1 influenza, commonly called swine flu. 
Particularly avian influenza H5N1 in Vietnam in the first case appeared in 2003. As of the 2012 influenza virus has infected 122 people this, and the mortality rate is 50%.

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