Navigation Links
Death of girl Suspected to be due to Bird flu Outbreak

The death of a nine-year-old girl with symptoms similar to H5N1 avian flu, has led to fears of an outbreak of the disease although health authorities has said// that it would take another day to confirm whether she death was because of the H5N1 virus.

Geowthip Chiangin succumbed to high fever and pneumonia in a district hospital in Lop Buri province, 120km north of Bangkok, after suffering since Sunday.

According to Lop Buri's chief health official Pranor Khamthieng the girl had initially tested negative for the H5N1 virus. However samples have been sent to Bangkok for a more thorough investigation into whether she she had died of bird flu.

Meanwhile, in Chachoengsao province east of Bangkok, two patients, a 17-year-old youth and a 42-year-old woman, have been isolated in a state hospital following suspicion of infection with bird flu. Senior health officials have said that laboratory tests were being conducted to confirm the diagnosis.

Dr Thawat Suntrajarn, director of the Department of Disease Control, has said that following confirmation of earlier tests of human influenza, doctors at Ban Pho Hospital have isolated the two patients in a ward with closed-circuit television cameras, to monitor for bird-flu related symptoms around the clock.

Dr Thawat said, ''Because they are having a human influenza, further tests are need to confirm what type of the human flu virus they have and whether they also have bird flu.''

Dr Thawat said the young man had touched ducks as both he and the woman worked in a duck slaughterhouse in Chachoengsao province.

According to a local livestock official although the province has raised some five million chickens in farm no bird flu outbreak has been reported in local poultry.

Dr Kasiwat Sripradit, the hospital director said that the two patients were admitted with high fever and a bad cough and that doctors and clinical technicia ns had not found any evidence of infection in their lungs, such as the pneunomia-like symptoms suffered by bird flu patients. He added that their temperatures have gradually reduced.

Dr. Kasiwat said, ''We have only 70 tablets of Tamiflu in our drug stockpile. A suspected bird flu patient needs two tablets a day for five consecutive days. If we run out we still could get more supply within an hour from nearby hospitals.''

He assured that Ban Pho Hospital has set up special teams of doctors and medical staff to deal with suspicious cases of bird flu and a drill is planned for September to test their readiness.

On July 26 Thai health authorities confirmed the death of a 17-year-old male in the northern province of Phichit, from avian influenza, making him the kingdom's 15th human victim to the pandemic.

Since late 2003 Thailand has been fighting the bird flu pandemic, when it was was first detected among the country's commercial chicken farms, once a thriving export business.

Local officials said some 300,000 commercially-farmed chickens were culled last Sunday in an attempt to contain the outbreak in the country's northeastern border province of Nakhon Phanom.


Related medicine news :

1. White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk
2. Bayer Voluntarily Withdraws BAYCOL - A Drug Associated With 50 Deaths
3. AIDS toll set to exceed Black Death
4. Fish Oil Fights Arrhythmias, Sudden Death
5. Painkiller Linked to Deaths
6. Death due to premature heartbeat after exercise
7. Preventing Childhood Deaths
8. Death Risk Higher in Obese Women with Colon Cancer
9. Death Among the Homeless
10. Diabetes on the Increase but Death Rate Falling
11. Drug Users and Risk of Death
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... The ... Dallas, TX, on January 29 and 30, 2016. The course welcomes dental professionals ... their practices, to learn how to better succeed in the modern dental marketplace. ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... key disease-causing component of bacteria could be effective in fighting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ... State University. , Their study showed that small molecule analogs that target the ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... Dr. Seth ... three office locations, patients can visit Dr. Margulies to experience the best available orthodontic ... hold the title of "NJ Top Dentist"! , Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ”Dying Words: The ... be released on December 1, 2015, to coincide with World AIDS Day. The multi-media ... journalist who covered the AIDS epidemic as he was dying of the disease. , ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... Reports magazine, quoted Michael Hansen, Ph.D., a senior scientist at Consumer Reports as ... more so for a child’s exposure limits. , The original Nov 2015 CR ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... India , November 30, 2015 ... 2014, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% ... was valued at USD 135.6 million in 2014, and is ... 2020. --> According to the new Market Research Report ... invasive, non-invasive), By End User (Hospitals, ambulatory care, others) - Analysis ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... PUNE, India , November 30, 2015 ... new market research report "Dental Lasers Market by Product (Soft ... Treatment, Periodontitis), End User (Hospitals, Clinics), and Geography - Global ... USD 224.7 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 5.2% ... , Browse 140 market data Tables and 62 Figures spread ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. and ST. ... Cross and Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX ) today ... benefit agreement. The partnership, which began in 1999, will ... --> --> After evaluating pharmacy ... process, Premera concluded that Express Scripts continues to offer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: