Navigation Links
Probable Case of Human-to-Human Bird Flu Transmission Reported
Date:4/7/2008

But health experts say the report from China is no cause for alarm

MONDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified a probable case of human-to-human transmission of bird flu in China.

The finding lends credence to the idea that there's a genetic component to human-to-human transmission of this potentially dangerous virus, a new study reported.

"This suggests that there's some genetic component to resistance in the person who's infected," said Philip Alcabes, an epidemiologist and associate professor at the School of Health Sciences of Hunter College in New York City.

The finding follows reports of probable human-to-human transmission of the H5N1 bird flu virus in Pakistan.

A person's ability to monitor foreign microscopic invaders such as avian virus is essentially genetic, Alcabes said. "That may account for why certain families seem to be susceptible whereas most people aren't," he added.

According to background information for the new study, published online Tuesday in The Lancet, there have been 376 reported cases of infection with avian H5N1 virus around the world as of April 2, with 238 deaths since November 2003.

The H5N1 virus has infected poultry throughout Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Africa and Europe, prompting the destruction of millions of birds. The concern among health officials is that the virus will mutate and acquire the ability to jump easily between humans, leading to a pandemic and millions of deaths. Unlike the seasonal flu, humans have no immunity to bird flu.

In December 2007, according to the Lancet report, a father and son in Nanjing, China were diagnosed within one week of each other as being infected with H5N1. Researchers from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing conducted field and laboratory tests of both men, as well as 91 people who had had close contact with them.

It seems
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Methamphetamine study suggests increased risk for HIV transmission
2. Unstable housing status increases the risk of HIV transmission
3. Risk of HIV, West Nile Virus, E Coli Transmission May be Reduced Through Improved Blood Screening Methods
4. Antiretroviral Drugs May Prevent Vaginal Transmission of HIV
5. Good bacteria in women give clues for slowing HIV transmission
6. Study shows adverse drug events reported to the FDA have significantly increased
7. People overestimate their self-reported sleep times compared to measures by a sleep test
8. Almost 90 percent of children reported experiencing sexual violence
9. Proteolix Announces Clinical Results With Carfilzomib to be Reported at ASH 2007 Annual Meeting
10. Possible Cure for Rare Lymphoma Reported
11. Highest Reported Complete Remission Rate of 35 Percent Achieved in a Phase III Front-Line Multiple Myeloma Trial With Velcade(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 Product liability lawsuits ... hip recall ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward ... an Order issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern ... convene an open conference on January 7, 2015, at ... Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The short film “Color of Honor” by young director/producer ... true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther. It has been chosen ... of Nuremberg International Short Film Festival and the 8th International ... and director Luciana Lagana plays the mother of the ... Gregory Graham - Graham plays a heroic policeman ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 When ... often find themselves in a frenzy to get rid of ... classroom. But families in Coral Gables now have the solution ... its second salon clinic location, Lice Troopers provides full spectrum ... in the Coral Gable area, including Sunset, Key Biscayne, Brickell, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... News) -- Overeating is common during the holidays, but there ... expert says. "Don,t arrive at a party hungry. It ... you,ll be attending a party, but deprivation leads to hunger, ... Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y., said in a ... the day and even to have a snack before attending ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Thousands of ... move forward in a number of multidistrict litigations currently ... Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order ... to convene a Joint Status Conference in all of ... Parties have been directed to submit a proposed agenda ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... find it much harder to quit, study finds , , THURSDAY, ... cigarettes may make them more addictive and deadlier to smokers, ... cigarette smokers take in more nicotine and carbon monoxide per ... harder to quit, despite smoking fewer cigarettes per day," study ...
... Expenses in Light of Economic Downturn and Challenging ... Inc. (NASDAQ: CYNO ), a leading ... light-based aesthetic treatment systems, today announced preliminary financial ... 2008.Cynosure expects to report fourth-quarter 2008 revenues of ...
... WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 15 Benefit Advocates Inc. ... Corporation resolve claims, billing and other health insurance ... Schering-Plough contracted with her firm to provide advocacy ... and their families beginning Jan. 1, 2009.Headquartered in ...
... CUREXO Technology Corporation,pioneer in medical robotics and world ... is focused on marketing its,ROBODOC(R) Surgical System, announced ... management team as President and Chief Executive Officer. ... research in surgical robotics in 1986 as a ...
... Nominations Committee of the Board of Directors of Bionovo, ... despite significant corporate and scientific accomplishments and progress during ... of the financial markets, they will be recommending to ... paid for 2008, and that there be no increase ...
... Group, Inc. ( NYSE Alternext US: QGP ) ( ... announced today that it has entered into a multi-year ... Earlier this year Quantum announced the launch of ... information platform. In a strategic move Quantum selected ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cynosure Provides Preliminary Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2008 2Health News:Cynosure Provides Preliminary Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2008 3Health News:Cynosure Provides Preliminary Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2008 4Health News:CUREXO Technology Corporation Names Brent D. Mittelstadt as President & CEO 2Health News:CUREXO Technology Corporation Names Brent D. Mittelstadt as President & CEO 3Health News:Bionovo Announces Cost Control Measures Taken 2Health News:Bionovo Announces Cost Control Measures Taken 3Health News:The Quantum Group and IBM Announce Hosting Agreement for Advanced Healthcare Solutions 2Health News:The Quantum Group and IBM Announce Hosting Agreement for Advanced Healthcare Solutions 3Health News:The Quantum Group and IBM Announce Hosting Agreement for Advanced Healthcare Solutions 4
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 24, 2014 /CNW/ -   ... recalled after Health Canada tests confirmed it contains two ... (beta-methylphenethylamine and phenylpropylmethylamine). The distributor, Empire Health Distribution of ... product from retail stores across Canada ... including for weight loss and increased energy. ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Tianyin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NYSE Amex: TPI ... patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese medicine (mTCM), branded ... preliminary financial results for the first quarter of ... Ended September 30, 2014 Financial Highlights: , ... in 1Q14 with gross margins improved to 52% ...
(Date:12/24/2014)...  Conkwest, Inc., the Natural Killer Cell Company ... (NK) cell-line platform, Neukoplast® (NK-92™) as an immuno-oncology ... NantWorks founder, physician scientist and biotechnology entrepreneur, has ... $48 million of the Company,s Class A Common ... be named Co-Chairman of the Conkwest Board of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:"Jetfuel Superburn" recalled after Health Canada tests find undeclared drug ingredients 2TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 2TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 3TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 4TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 5TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 6TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 7TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 8TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 9TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 10TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 11TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 12Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 2Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 3Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 4Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 5
... International, Inc. (OTCQX: DATA), a technology and services company ... industry, today announced NTT DATA signed a non-exclusive license ... As an existing value-added reseller of DATATRAK ... NTT DATA extends its reach into China to deliver ...
... 29, 2012 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... its catalogue:   ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0203061/The-Pharmaceutical-Market-India.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Pharmaceutical   ... market reports have been redesigned to provide ...
Cached Medicine Technology:NTT DATA Licenses DATATRAK ONE™ for China 2NTT DATA Licenses DATATRAK ONE™ for China 3The Pharmaceutical Market: India 2The Pharmaceutical Market: India 3The Pharmaceutical Market: India 4The Pharmaceutical Market: India 5The Pharmaceutical Market: India 6
... with the Orthofix Pelvic Fixator is achieved ... the pelvis, and a fixator assembly which ... a connector unit. A supplementary link may ... iliac crest applications. With this new design, ...
... Pennig Minifixator, combines the advantage of secure fragment ... dissection is not necessary, since in general, indirect ... in the hand has required bridging of the ... and Burny) because of the design of the ...
This radiolucent One-piece fixator permits independent mechanical adjustments of the following: Distraction/Compression, Dorsal/Palmar Translation, Radial/Ulnar Translation, Flexion/Extension....
The Medium External Fixator has a medium Combination Clamp that connects rod to rod or pin to rod as well as a Medium Multi-Pin Clamp that connects pins to rods allowing parallel pin placement....
Medicine Products: