Navigation Links
WHO Says Travelers Could Spread Avian Flu in NZ

Shigeru Omi, a senior World Health Organization’s (WHO) Western Pacific regional director said that overseas travelers could result// in an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu in New Zealand.

He doubted any human pandemic of the disease would begin in New Zealand and that its arrival in the South Pacific country from migratory birds was not so likely.

At a news conference in Wellington he said that the avian flu would most likely to be carried by travelers to New Zealand.

He also said that the chances of the birds bringing in the disease were very slim. He pointed out to the statistics which said that the disease has killed at least 92 people since 2003, spreading from Asia to the Middle East and reaching Europe this year with wild bird migrations.

Experts fear it might mutate into a form that can be easily passed between humans, sparking a pandemic in which millions could die.

Omi said the vital factor to halt any pandemic would be early detection. He said that New Zealand was well equipped to tackle the disease when it steps inside the country.

Prevention and precautionary techniques such as provision of anti-viral drugs and restriction of movement among the people should be strictly followed to prevent the further spread of the disease.

New Zealand's Health Minister Pete Hodgson said the country's public health system was focusing on human detection as part of its normal scrutiny of people showing influenza symptoms in the winter months.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Mumps Epidemic Spreads Easily From Infected Air Travelers
2. Mumps Outbreak Hits US As CDC Monitors Air Travelers
3. US Government Authorizes CDC To Detain Sick Travelers
4. WHO Issues Fresh Guidelines To Long Distance Air Travelers
5. For Travelers: A Review of the Avian Flu
6. Travelers’ Hazard- Antihistamines Make Drowsy Driver
7. Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs
8. Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.
9. Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Directly to Brain
10. Oxygen Usage During Exercise Could Indicate Heart Problems
11. Ultrasound Screening Could Improve The Outcome Of Critically ill Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/12/2017)... Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Award of Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s ... 4 – 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped ... Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... On Saturday, October 21, the Health & Wellness Center at Florida ... money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. Teams of up to 10 people ... keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills will start at 7:00 p.m. on ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of $3,296 in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New ... , By contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... its enhanced Pepper Flow promotional review platform at the Promotional Review Committee ... insight-driven capabilities help marketers streamline the medical, legal, and regulatory review (MLR) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions announces ... the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and listed ... national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that end, ... honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in Health ... his award in October, Bardisa said of the three achievements, ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... 2017   Montrium , an industry leader ... the IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection Readiness ... EastHORN Clinical Services has selected eTMF Connect ... management. EastHORN, a leading European contract research organization ... transparency to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, improve ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... HORSHAM, Pa. , Sept. 22, 2017 ... received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food ... (BLA) seeking approval of sirukumab for the treatment of ... response letter indicates additional clinical data are needed to ... of moderately to severely active RA. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: