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Prepare for the worst
April 08, 2008
After the outbreak of bird flu was discovered in Gimje, North Jeolla, another was reported in Jeongeup, in the same province, raising concerns that the disease is spreading across the country.
Officials in Gimje delayed reporting its mass poultry cull, while epidemic prevention units in North Jeolla wasted time responding to the alert. The unit spent more than a half a day before it reported the case to higher authorities.
But the Agriculture Ministry was the main cause of the delays. The ministry lifted its ¡°special epidemic preventive period¡± in late February, saying epidemics were unlikely to appear in spring. But memories of the avian flu outbreak in Cheonan last March are still fresh in people¡¯s minds.
Two years ago the whole country was rocked by reports of bird flu here, but preventive measures have hardly changed.
A report on the government¡¯s management of bird flu infections among humans, which was produced by the government¡¯s internal audit board, claims that the Korean government has established only an elementary level prevention plan.
This plan was based on guidelines from the World Health Organization.
In addition, there is no detailed guideline on how to treat possible patients.
In any case, an elementary-level preventive plan hasn¡¯t been established anywhere in Korea.
In truth, bird flu poses little danger to humans, as long as poultry is cooked thoroughly before eating.
But we should be cautious since researchers have not grasped fully how the disease spreads.
Fortunately, no one in Korea has caught bird flu, but it has killed 238 people around the world since 2003. That figure represents 63 percent of the total number of people infected by the disease. This is an alarmingly high death rate.
The best policy on food safety is prevention. After all, there is no guarantee that Korea will remain a safe haven from human infections in the future.
The government should start establishing preventive medical systems in line with international guidelines. It should strengthen its overall medical systems to help contain any outbreaks that may occur.
Above all, it has to ensure sanitation safety for those who take part in the containment operations.
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Human-to-Human Transmission of Bird Flu Confirmed in China

By Anna Boyd
13:29, April 8th 2008

Chinese health officials confirmed the first case of human-to-human transmission of bird flu.

According to Beijing’s Chinese Center for Disease Control, a 24-year-old man spread the disease to his 52-year-old father in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu. The health agency conducted field and laboratory tests on both men, as well as 91 people who had had close contact with them.

The report concluded that the 24-year-old son was exposed to H5N1 virus while visiting a poultry market six days before he fell ill. His father, who survived, had had substantial contact with him while caring for him in the hospital. The father was not exposed to birds or other sick individuals.

The report found that the two men were infected with almost genetically identical strains of the H5N1 virus. It also found that 91 people who had come into close contact with the men had not been infected with the virus.

“Limited, non-sustained person to person transmission of H5N1 virus probably occurred in this family cluster,” wrote researchers at Beijing’s Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the medical journal The Lancet.

“There is no indication from this data that we are any nearer to a pandemic,” said Ian Jones, a professor of virology at the University of Reading, according to the Associated Press.

A genetic analysis of the Chinese case found no evidence to suggest the H5N1 virus had gained the ability to transmit itself from human to human. However, the report raises concern amid health experts who have long said that the H5N1 could mutate into a form that is more easily spread. So far, that has not happened. If the H5N1 bird flu virus does manage to mutate, a pandemic could take place, killing millions of people worldwide, experts fear.
“Whatever the underlying determinants, if we continue to experience widespread, uncontrolled outbreaks of H5N1 in poultry, the appearance of strains well adapted to human beings might just be matter of time,” Dr. Jeremy Farrar of Vietnam’s Hospital for Tropical Diseases said in The Lancet.
According to the World Health Organization, at least 238 people worldwide have died from bird flu since 2003. Indonesia alone has 107 deaths from the bird flu.



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South Korea's government has confirmed the fourth outbreak of the H5N1 bird flu in the last month.

Thsi outbreak was found in western South Korea at a farm in Yeoungam. This is 236 miles southwest of Seoul.

The bird flu has killed around 235 people in the world since 2003.

South Korea has been hit very hard lately by the H5N1 bird flu virus. In just the last month, there have been four different outbreaks confirmed.

This comes after South Korea went for a full year without having any outbreaks of the bird flu.

They have already slaughtered over 1 million chickens to try and control the bird flu outbreaks. They are working hard to control the spread of the virus.
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Two new suspected cases of bird flu reported

혻 혻 SEOUL, April 22 (Yonhap) -- Two more suspected cases of bird flu have been reported in the southwestern region of South Korea amid intensifying efforts to prevent a further spread of the deadly disease, government officials said Tuesday.

혻 혻 The Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said it is checking cases reported at two chicken farms in Iksan, North Jeolla Province, to determine whether the recent deaths of poultry there were caused by avian influenza.

혻혻 The two farms, which reported the deaths of 2,500 and 450 chickens, respectively, are located around 25 kilometers from an area where a bird flu outbreak was confirmed last Thursday, the ministry said. Samples tested positive in preliminary tests but the ministry said further investigation is required.

혻혻 The latest cases in Iksan brought the number of suspected avian influenza outbreaks to 49 as of Tuesday morning. Of them, 26 have been confirmed to be related to a highly pathogenic bird flu virus, according to authorities.

혻혻 South Korea has been intensifying quarantine efforts to stem the spread of bird flu since this year's first outbreak was reported earlier this month.

혻혻 Most of the cases had been concentrated in South and North Jeolla provinces, located in South Korea's southwestern area. But a recent outbreak in Pyeongtaek, around 70 kilometers from Seoul, raised concerns that bird flu might be spreading rapidly nationwide.

혻혻 Last week, South Korea put the whole country on its second-highest level of avian influenza alert. Quarantine officials said they have culled and buried around 5.07 million chickens and ducks this year.

혻혻 In the winter of 2003, South Korea killed 5.6 million poultry due to bird flu outbreaks and destroyed 2.8 million more in 2006. No human deaths from the flu have been reported here.

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Northeastern India hit by bird flu again



NEW DELHI, April 22 (Xinhua) -- A fresh outbreak of bird flu was reported in India's northeast state of Tripura Tuesday a week after culling operations were completed in Dhalai district in the state, according to Indo-Asian News Service Tuesday
"The samples of the dead poultry, which were sent to the High Security Animal Diseases Laboratory (HSADL) in Bhopal, had tested positive.
We have already identified the affected area and the culling operation would begin from Thursday," Principal Secretary in charge of Animal Resource Development (ARD) department U. Venkateswarlu told IANS.

He said a few chickens died in backyard poultry farms in bordering west Tripura's Mohanpur village, 30 kilometers west of the capital city Agartala of Tripura last week. Blood samples werethen sent for laboratory tests.

The principal secretary Tuesday held an urgent meeting with the top officials of the Border Security Force (BSF), police, ARD department, forests, Public Works Department and others to start the culling operations.

Senior officials and experts rushed to the bird flu-affected village and drop-gates were set up to restrict movement to and from the village.

"A little over 50,000 poultry birds are expected to be slaughtered at Mohanpur and six adjoining villages, bordering Bangladesh," Venkateswarlu said.

Tripura, which shares an 856-km international border with Bangladesh, completed culling of over 41,000 poultry and destroyed thousands of other poultry products following an outbreak of bird flu last month in the border villages of Kamalpur under Dhalai district.


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Japan detects bird flu in four wild swans

Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:58am EDT



TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has detected a strain of bird flu in four wild swans after stepping up checks following major outbreaks of the disease in neighboring South Korea, local and government officials said on Monday.
The birds, three of which had died, were found on the shores of Lake Towada in Akita prefecture in the north on April 21, the prefectural government said in a news release.
Inspectors detected the H5 strain of bird flu in the swans, the prefectural government said, but they were still checking whether it was the highly virulent H5N1 strain.
Authorities have patrolled the area but have not found any incidents of large numbers of deaths or unnatural deaths in wild fowl.
There are no chicken farms within a 10 km radius of the area where the swans were found, and no unusual incidents were noted at other farms.
"We've asked to step up surveillance measures at poultry farms in the prefectures of Aomori, Akita and Iwate," a farm ministry official said, referring to the prefectures in the area.
"Japan has asked poultry farms to strengthen surveillance after the case in South Korea in early April," he said.
The official said Japan's last case of bird flu was found in a wild bird in March 2007 in Kumamoto prefecture on Japan's southern island of Kyushu.
Prior to that, Japan reported cases of bird flu at four poultry farms in January 2007.
(Reporting by Chikafumi Hodo and Miho Yoshikawa; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
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Dead swans tested H5N1 positive in northern Japan



www.chinaview.cn 2008-05-05 19:17:34
TOKYO, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Two dead swans found respectively on April 24 and Monday in northern Japan's Hokkaido Prefecture have been tested positive of the highly virulent H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, Kyodo News reported.
The Japanese Environment Ministry confirmed that the dead swan found on April 24 in eastern Hokkaido's Notsuke Peninsula was infected with the virus, while the Hokkaido prefectural government found the other one dead beside Lake Saroma was also H5N1 positive through a preliminary examination.
The Hokkaido Prefectural government has carried out in spectionsat five chicken farms within a radius of 30 kilometers around the location of the confirmed case.
It is the second Japanese prefecture where the H5N1 avian influenza has been detected following that in northeastern Japan's Akita Prefecture in late April.
On April 29, the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus was confirmed in several dead and dying swans found a week before in Akita Prefecture.
No widespread deaths of birds or animals have been reported in both regions.


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Risk of bird flu pandemic probably growing


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Published: May 6, 2008
GENEVA (Reuters) - The risk of a human influenza pandemic remains real and is probably growing as the bird flu virus becomes entrenched in poultry in more countries, health officials warned on Tuesday.
Some 150 experts are attending a meeting hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to update its guidance to countries on how to boost their defenses against a deadly global epidemic.
The H5N1 avian flu virus has infected flocks in much of Asia, Africa and parts of Europe. Experts fear it could mutate into a form that passes easily from person to person, sparking an influenza pandemic that could kill millions.

"The risk of a pandemic remains and is probably expanding," said Dr. Supamit Chunsuttiwat, a disease control expert at Thailand's health ministry who is chairing the four-day meeting.
Supamit noted the highly pathogenic H5N1 virus persisted on three continents and had caused human cases in Indonesia, Egypt and China this year.
"We are concerned that the spread through migratory birds hasn't stopped. Once the virus is established in birds, it is difficult to get rid of the virus and the risk (to humans) remains unless countries develop good control of transmission in birds," he told Reuters.
The avian flu virus rarely infects people, but there have been 382 human cases worldwide since 2003, 241 of them fatal, according to the WHO, a United Nations agency.
Keiji Fukuda, coordinator of WHO's global influenza program, told the talks: "We can't delude ourselves about the threat of pandemic influenza -- it has not diminished."
The timing of a pandemic "remains speculative," he said.
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Bangladesh Confirms First Human H5N1 Bird Flu Case

London (dbTechno) - The Bangladesh Health Ministry has come out and confirmed the first human case of the H5N1 bird flu in the country. The report was released by the Directorate General of Health Services in a statement.
The statement was released on Thursday, but did not reveal anything about the human infected, beyond that he or she was a child.
It was noted that the child is recovering thanks to treatment for the H5N1 bird flu virus.
The child was infected by the virus back in January, with the case diagnosed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bangladesh has worked tirelessly to slaughter birds to stop the spread of the H5N1 bird flu virus.
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Hong Kong Slaughters Chickens After Bird Flu Found (Update2)

By Kyunghee Park and Nipa Piboontanasawat


June 11 (Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong ordered the slaughter of all chickens in the city's markets and retail outlets after the H5N1 bird flu virus was detected in three more markets.
The H5N1 avian influenza virus has been found in four markets since the first outbreak last week, the government said at a press briefing today. Hong Kong banned poultry imports from mainland China and suspended exports from local farms for as long as 21 days on June 7.
Public health officials' concerns about a worldwide outbreak of lethal influenza among humans have risen as the H5N1 virus spreads among birds from Asia to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The deadly strain may spark a global outbreak if it mutates to become as infectious to humans as seasonal flu.
``Public health is a major concern for the government,'' said Alice Lau, deputy director of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department. ``We need to make sure the message, the need to preserve hygiene, gets through to the public.''
About 3,500 chickens are being killed at about 470 stores, with vendors paid HK$30 ($3.84) for each bird, according to the government. Tests are being conducted at bird farms to determine whether further action is needed, it said.
The government has stepped up efforts to halt the spread of the virus after ordering the culling of 2,700 chickens from nine stalls at the Po On Road Market on June 7. The virus was detected in bird feces, and no animal or human deaths have been linked to the disease, the government said.
None of the samples taken from chicken farms in Hong Kong have shown the virus, said Cheng Siu-hing, director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation. Culls will be conducted on farms should the virus be detected, she said.
The government said it may extend the 21-day suspension of poultry imports from China and exports from local farms should the situation require it.
To contact the reporters on this story: Kyunghee Park in Hong Kong at kpark3@bloomberg.net; Nipa Piboontanasawat in Hong Kong at npiboontanas@bloomberg.net
Last Updated: June 11, 2008 09:24 EDT
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Q: You know how dangerous bird flu is?
A: Dangerous enough to not care about it while playing football with a bird that died from it.

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Q: You know how dangerous bird flu is?
A: Dangerous enough to not care about it while playing football with a bird that died from it.

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