Navigation Links
Indonesia’s Bird Flu Death Toll Reaches 3

The World Health Organization has confirmed five more bird flu related deaths in Indonesia, raising the Indonesia's bird flu death toll to 30//. A team has further been sent to the northern Sumatra region, where four of the bird flu victims (belonging to the same family) had lived. The fifth victim was a 38-year-old caterer, is said to have been exposed to infected livestock and meat.

It is further suspected that eight members of a family in Kubu Simbelang village, 30 miles south of Medan could be infected with the deadly virus. Medical tests are being carried out to find if other sick relatives also harbor the H5N1 virus.

While tests are being carried out by the Indonesian health ministry to identify the cause of the outbreak, no evidence of human-human bird flu transmission has been recorded so far.

‘The spread was through risk factors from poultry or other animals. There is no proof of human-to-human. There is a big question mark. Blood samples from all kinds of animals from chickens, ducks, geese, birds, pigs, cats and dogs turned out negative so far. Manure has also been checked. The result is negative,’ said Nyoman Kandun, a health ministry official.

Indonesia, at this critical juncture stands next only to Vietnam, which has the highest number of bird flu related deaths, overall. Compared to the bird flu response of Vietnam and third-placed Thailand, Indonesia seems to be rather sluggish about implementation of bird flu control measures.

So far, 115 bird flu deaths have been documented, worldwide since 2003. Although a majority of these has been from Asian countries, few cases of mortality have also been reported in Europe and Africa. Direct contact with infected poultry is thought to have paved way for human infection. It is feared that the virus could mutate into a more virulent form, triggering a bird flu pandemic.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

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


(Date:10/13/2017)... LEXINGTON, Ky. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... MD, MPH to become its next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James ... and CEO Elect beginning July 1, 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which ... evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , ... and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer ... one of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. ... descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare ... program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the ... Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American ... Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading ... announced that its MyDario product is expected to appear on The Dr. ... The Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show ... The segment ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017  As the latest ... Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey ... notes that the medical device industry is in an ... device tax, the 2.3% excise tax on medical device ... they also want covered patients, increased visits and hospital ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Pa. and KALAMAZOO, Mich. , ... Allentown, Penn. , and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of ... business partnership to offer a strategic hub service that ... Healthcare,s highly sought-after personal spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and ... A spirometer is a medical device used to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: