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Kuwait reports H5N1 bird flu case

KUWAIT CITY, Nov. 11 (Xinhuanet) -- Kuwaiti official sources said on Friday that laboratory tests showed that a bird infected with the avian flu had the virulent H5N1 strain.


On Thursday, Kuwait said it had found two birds infected with the bird flu disease.

After careful examinations, the H5N1 strain was detected in one bird and the less fearsome H5N2 strain in the other, the sources said, without giving details.

It is the first H5N1 bird flu case detected in the Middle East region.

Kuwaiti authorities have allocated 5.4-million dinars (18.5million US dollars) for the purchase of vaccines against the bird flu disease. The first shipment of the vaccines is expected to arrive in the Gulf kingdom in December. The deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu has killed over 60 people worldwide since its outbreak in Asia in 2003.

Experts fear the H5N1 strain, which jumps from birds to people,could mutate and spawn a human flu pandemic that might kill millions. Enditem
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Why worry about it spreading between birds? When it mutates to afflict humans it's going to spread more quickly than a european dance track.
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Is anybody else seeing a connection between Farber's moronic black-crime newsposts and curlded's moronic medical paranoia newsposts?

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Bird flu 'out of control' in Chinese province
  • 16:28 11 November 2005
  • NewScientist.com news service
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The Chinese government says the spread of the deadly H5N1 bird flu in one of its provinces is not under control and has warned of a potential disaster there. There have been three fresh outbreaks of the avian virus in the north-eastern province of Liaoning in 24 hours, and a new suspected human infection.

And the Middle East has now seen its first definite case of H5N1 bird flu. The authorities in Kuwait have confirmed that a migratory flamingo found on a beach died of the lethal strain. They say another bird suspected of having the virus had the milder H5N2 strain.

There have been six outbreaks in the past month in China and the government has responded with mass culls of poultry. The most recent outbreaks, which killed about 1100 chickens, prompted the authorities to cull 670,000 poultry in the areas affected, and place 116 people in quarantine.

The outbreaks are being blamed on migratory birds, but the head of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization in Beijing said it was possible that they were due to village-to-village spread of the virus.

Counterfeit vaccines

A Chinese agriculture minister has warned that the country faces a “disaster” due to the use of sub-standard – and counterfeit – poultry vaccines. These can mask symptoms of the virus, making control difficult, or even introduce the virus.

Tests on four people suspected to have contracted bird flu are still being carried out, one in Liaoning and three in Hunan province. But the Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that 121 people from the area in Liaoning who had suspicious symptoms have now been declared not to have the disease by the local health ministry.

The highly pathogenic H5N1 virus has killed at least 62 people in Asia and more than 150 million birds since 2003. In its current form, the virus has killed 50% of people known to have contracted the virus.

Drug production

To date, there are no confirmed cases of human-to-human transmission, but experts fear the virus will mutate into a form that can pass easily among people and spark a global pandemic. After a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, this week health experts unveiled a $1 billion plan to fight bird flu, with assistance from the World Bank.

Vietnam, which has suffered 42 human fatalities – more than any other country – is currently treating two more suspected cases. It has announced that it is to begin part-production of the antiviral drug, Tamiflu, after agreeing a licence with Swiss drug company Roche. It is also planning a bird flu hospital near its border with Cambodia.

The spread of the virus is expected to increase over the northern hemisphere winter – assisted by the region’s widely held practice of keeping backyard poultry, which make large-scale, thorough culls almost impossible. Indonesia, which has suffered five confirmed human fatalities, has rejected a $10 million international loan, saying it wants grant money instead.
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Oh my god@!

Imagine the panic if the flu mutates into something different from the vaccines!

Oh the horror.

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Oh my god@!

Imagine the panic if the flu mutates into something different from the vaccines!

Oh the horror.

This is what Osama bin Laden was talking about

this from http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...nt_3770103.htm



Bird flu virus in Vietnam mutates


report www.chinaview.cn
2005-11-12 14:50:00

HANOI, Nov. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute has found that the bird flu virus strain H5N1 in the country has mutated to make it more dangerous, local newspaper Youth reported Saturday.

There are some changes in gene segments of surface antigens HA and NA and some other gene segments of bird flu virus type A subtype H5N1 in Vietnam in early 2005, which indicates that the virus has been mutating to reproduce effectively in cell of mammals, and increase its attacking capability, according to results of the institute's research on 24 virus samples from infected poultry and people in the southern region between December 2003 and March 2005.

Besides, all the viruses researched by the institute in southern Ho Chi Minh City are resistant to the two antiviral medicine agents of Amantadine and Rimantadine. Therefore, it is necessary to keep close surveillance on H5N1's resistance to Oseltamivir (active agent contained in bird flu medicine Tamiflu),the report stated, warning that people will be likely to have to face the human-to-human transmission of H5N1.

The institute has decoded completely or partly genes of 24 virus samples. Five samples from humans and 16 from fowls have been decoded completely.

However, the institute has been unable to define which kinds ofmutations allow human-to-human transmission, and which conditions lead to the mutations.

"To cause flu in people, the bird flu virus must mutate on certain conditions so that it can penetrate into human cells," Hoang Thuy Long, a leading epidemiologist in Vietnam, told Xinhua recently.

This leads to two hypotheses: H5N1 passes from chickens to humans on certain conditions, and the virus transmits to humans via a mammal, he said.

To successfully penetrate into a person's cells, H5N1 must mutate, while the victim must have defective immune systems. "Otherwise, the virus in poultry must combine with flu viruses in amammal such as pigs, buffaloes, cows, dogs and cats to form a new strain," Long confirmed. Up to 92 Vietnamese people from 32 cities and provinces have been infected with bird flu virus strain H5N1 since the disease started to appear in the country in late 2003, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health. The World Health Organization, on Nov. 9, confirmed a total of 125 human cases of bird flu infections, including 64 deaths, in Southeast Asia since December 2003. Of the fatalities, 42 are fromVietnam, 13 from Thailand, 5 from Indonesia and 4 from Cambodia. Enditem
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Bird flu virus in Vietnam mutates


report www.chinaview.cn
2005-11-12 14:50:00

HANOI, Nov. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute has found that the bird flu virus strain H5N1 in the country has mutated to make it more dangerous, local newspaper Youth reported Saturday.

There are some changes in gene segments of surface antigens HA and NA and some other gene segments of bird flu virus type A subtype H5N1 in Vietnam in early 2005, which indicates that the virus has been mutating to reproduce effectively in cell of mammals, and increase its attacking capability, according to results of the institute's research on 24 virus samples from infected poultry and people in the southern region between December 2003 and March 2005.

Besides, all the viruses researched by the institute in southern Ho Chi Minh City are resistant to the two antiviral medicine agents of Amantadine and Rimantadine. Therefore, it is necessary to keep close surveillance on H5N1's resistance to Oseltamivir (active agent contained in bird flu medicine Tamiflu),the report stated, warning that people will be likely to have to face the human-to-human transmission of H5N1.

The institute has decoded completely or partly genes of 24 virus samples. Five samples from humans and 16 from fowls have been decoded completely.

However, the institute has been unable to define which kinds ofmutations allow human-to-human transmission, and which conditions lead to the mutations.

"To cause flu in people, the bird flu virus must mutate on certain conditions so that it can penetrate into human cells," Hoang Thuy Long, a leading epidemiologist in Vietnam, told Xinhua recently.

This leads to two hypotheses: H5N1 passes from chickens to humans on certain conditions, and the virus transmits to humans via a mammal, he said.

To successfully penetrate into a person's cells, H5N1 must mutate, while the victim must have defective immune systems. "Otherwise, the virus in poultry must combine with flu viruses in amammal such as pigs, buffaloes, cows, dogs and cats to form a new strain," Long confirmed. Up to 92 Vietnamese people from 32 cities and provinces have been infected with bird flu virus strain H5N1 since the disease started to appear in the country in late 2003, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health. The World Health Organization, on Nov. 9, confirmed a total of 125 human cases of bird flu infections, including 64 deaths, in Southeast Asia since December 2003. Of the fatalities, 42 are fromVietnam, 13 from Thailand, 5 from Indonesia and 4 from Cambodia. Enditem

Damn thats really not good news, then again I have an exam in two days so an outbreak before then would be nice
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Research Shows H5N1 Virus More Deadly to Young

2005-11-12 16:07:53


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(According to scientists from Hong Kong University, the H5N1 bird flu virus studies suggest that the disease may be most deadly in healthy young people. Photo: Xinhua)

Studies of human cases of infection with the H5N1 bird flu virus suggest that the disease may be most deadly in healthy young people.

This is according to scientists from Hong Kong University.

Experiments indicate that the H5N1 virus disturbs the immune system, stimulating the system to over-react.
Since young people normally have more active immune systems than older people, this over-reaction appears to be amplified.

It is possible that if the virus became more prevalent in the human population, healthy young people might be most at risk..

These findings will lead to new research into drugs to combat the disease in young people.
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We are beyond royally fucked if this is even 1/2 true

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Official from Ministry of Health Reveals 2005 Human Case Figures for Avian Influenza Outbreak in China
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Since 2004, China has been continually plagued by Avian Influenza outbreaks of varying degrees and unverified reports of infection. In 2005, some of these outbreaks attracted the attention of the outside world. However, these outbreaks are not as straightforward as what is perceived by the world at large. Due to the deployment of the PLA to the epidemic zones, the Chinese Ministry of Health has been able to gain some form of control and organisation over the dissemination of information to the rest of the world. And although they have ostensibly allowed the entry of external health experts into the epidemic zones to conduct their investigations, they will still be bound by arrangements and rules dictated by the Chinese and hence their perception of the situation there would not accurately reflect the actual events that had occurred.

Currently, the Avian Influenza problem in China is very grave. Over the course of the outbreaks, Chinese officials have been briefed on the procedures to follow in order to control the outbreak the the spread of information. The Chinese Central Military Committee has directed that all suspect and confirmed cases of Avian Influenza infections be sent to specialized hospitals. Notifications must be sent to a higher centralized authority. They have also strictly prohibited any Chinese health officials to privately speak to the foreign media. If it is discovered that they have done so, they will be sacked immediately. There must be no mention made of the H5N1 virus in the cause of death of those who have succumbed to the virus. Patients who seek treatment for respiratory problems in non-designated hospitals will not be allowed to claim insurance or medical expenses.

(The statistical model used appears to be almost the same as that used during the previous Shenzhen Ebola outbreak)

(re-worked the tables)

(B-H = Bird to Human / H-H = Human to Human)

Province: Qinghai
Number Deaths:143
Number Infected: 131
Number Quarantined: 961
Number Disappeared: 13
Mode of Transmission: B-H, H-H.

Province: Xinjiang
Number Deaths:18
Number Infected: 35
Number Quarantined: 340
Number Disappeared: 6
Mode of Transmission: B-H, H-H.

Province: Inner Mongolia
Number Deaths:28
Number Infected: 9
Number Quarantined: 149
Number Disappeared: 2
Mode of Transmission: B-H, H-H.

Province: Xichang
Number Deaths:7
Number Infected: 15
Number Quarantined: 177
Number Disappeared: 9
Mode of Transmission: B-H, H-H.

Province: Sichuan
Number Deaths:0
Number Infected: 12
Number Quarantined: 39
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission: B-H

Province: Hunan
Number Deaths:8
Number Infected: 4
Number Quarantined: 17
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission: B-H, H-H.

Province: Hubei
Number Deaths:25
Number Infected: 297
Number Quarantined: 1524
Number Disappeared: 4
Mode of Transmission: B-H, H-H.

Province: Guangdong
Number Deaths:6
Number Infected: 47
Number Quarantined: 66
Number Disappeared: 6
Mode of Transmission: B-H.

Province: Fujian
Number Deaths:2
Number Infected: 13
Number Quarantined: 9
Number Disappeared: 11
Mode of Transmission: B-H.

Province: Jiangxi
Number Deaths:1
Number Infected:0
Number Quarantined: 7
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission: B-H.

Province: Zhejiang
Number Deaths:0
Number Infected: 0
Number Quarantined: 13
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission:

Province: Jiangsu
Number Deaths:0
Number Infected: 0
Number Quarantined: 21
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission:

Province: Hunan
Number Deaths:0
Number Infected: 0
Number Quarantined: 57
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission:

Province: Hebei
Number Deaths:0
Number Infected: 0
Number Quarantined: 21
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission:

Province: Liaoning
Number Deaths:69
Number Infected: 237
Number Quarantined: 2076
Number Disappeared: 2
Mode of Transmission: B-H, H-H.

Province: Jilin
Number Deaths:0
Number Infected: 19
Number Quarantined: 30
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission: B-H.

Province: Heilongjiang
Number Deaths:0
Number Infected: 23
Number Quarantined: 9
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission: B-H.

Province: Hainan
Number Deaths:0
Number Infected: 0
Number Quarantined: 6
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission:

Province: Yunnan
Number Deaths:0
Number Infected: 3
Number Quarantined: 0
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission: B-H.

Province: Gansu
Number Deaths:1
Number Infected: 0
Number Quarantined: 7
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission: B-H.

Province: Ningxia
Number Deaths:0
Number Infected: 3
Number Quarantined: 0
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission: B-H.

Province: Shaanxi
Number Deaths:2
Number Infected: 0
Number Quarantined: 0
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission: B-H.

Province: Shandong
Number Deaths:0
Number Infected: 0
Number Quarantined: 4
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission:

Province: Anhui
Number Deaths:0
Number Infected: 6
Number Quarantined: 21
Number Disappeared: 0
Mode of Transmission: B-H.


Although accurate till 12th November, these case figures are constantly changing. Also, since the cases figures have been collated by the Central State Council, they would have reduced it somewhat, and hence, the actual figures may be higher.

Currently, the situation in China is severe. Human to human transmission has occurred and affected personnel have been quarantined for long periods. Death figures are noticeably higher in B-H transmission regions. The situation has been gradually brought under control although it still remains critical.
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It should be noted that these figures are thought to be cumulative totals to 12 November 2005, although the use of the present tense would suggest that the situation is on-going. B-H refers to transmission from bird to human, H-H refers to human to human transmission. The number quarantined is believed to refer to current number of people in quarantine. The number disappeared is thought to mean the number of people who have broken the quarantine.

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China hasn't shared H5N1 viruses, creating gap in emerging
Saturday, November 19, 2005


(CP) - Chinese authorities have not shared samples of H5N1 avian flu viruses with scientists outside the country since the spring of 2004, leaving influenza experts worried that the world has an incomplete picture of how the worrisome viruses are evolving.

With confirmation of human cases of H5N1 infection in China, the need to look at a range of viral samples or isolates from that country has taken on a heightened sense of urgency, officials say.

"The new outbreaks are coming hot and heavy now and we just don't know what's out there. We don't know if it's the same virus or different viruses. And we need to get that information," says Michael Perdue, a scientist with the World Health Organization's global influenza program.

"Thus far, we're in the dark."

The international agencies involved in trying to contain the spread of H5N1 have made a number of entreaties to China for virus samples and have received assurances from authorities there that viruses will be shared.

But the wait continues.

Meanwhile, the human toll mounts. As of Friday, the WHO had confirmed 130 human cases in the current sustained outbreak, which began nearly two years ago. Of those cases, 67 people have died.

China has posted the genetic sequences of a large number of H5N1 flu viruses isolated from birds in open-access databases - a step for which the agencies and outside researchers are grateful.

But only so much can be learned from analyzing the genetic sequences of viruses. In order to determine whether the lethality of the virus is changing and whether the current prototype H5N1 vaccine would still be a good match, scientists have to be able to study live viruses, experts say.

"The sequence data gives us information on the rate of change, and what biological properties are attributed to certain parts of the genes," says Dr. Juan Lubroth, head of the emergency prevention system of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization.

"To be able to study this virus through its genes is great. But what does it do biologically? What does it do in the host? That is also very, very important."

Earl Brown, a virologist who specializes in the evolution of influenza virulence, says there are limits to what can be learned from studying genetic codes.

"We don't know enough to interpret the biology - that's the whole point," says Brown, who is based at the University of Ottawa.

He believes the World Health Organization ought to be entitled to access to viral samples when pathogens that pose a threat to human health emerge from nature.

"WHO should have some system. If virus is out there, identified, they have a right to get it and they should have some repository it goes to," Brown insists.

Lubroth says China's slowness to share viruses reflects a concern there that the country's researchers do not receive adequate credit for their scientific contribution.
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i didn't follow the news in a very long time, so i know nothing of that flu fest going on. so what's up? we all gonna die? when? kthx
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