Navigation Links
WHO Warns That Bird Flu Virus Could Mutate Anytime

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the risk of the H5N1 virus undergoing a lethal mutation is still high. In a report analyzing 205 infections that occurred from December 2003 and April 2006. //

Since the human infections have peaked in winter and spring months, the WHO also warned that the same could happen towards the end of this year or early next year. "If this pattern continues, an upsurge in cases could be anticipated starting in late 2006 or early 2007," the WHO said. "Moreover, the widespread distribution of the H5N1 virus in poultry and the continued exposure of humans suggest that the risk of virus evolving into a more transmissible agent in humans remains high."

The agency also compared the current bird flu situation to the 1918-1919 Spanish flu pandemic which killed 40 million to 50 million people "The differences in the age-related case-fatality distribution among H5N1 cases are reminiscent of those observed during previous influenza pandemics, particularly in 1918, where case-fatality rates were higher among young adults," it said.

The report added that children and young adults seemed to be very vulnerable, with maximum deaths occurring in people aged 10 to 29 years. In contrast minimum deaths had occurred in people aged over 50. "The widespread distribution of the H5N1 virus in poultry and the continued exposure of humans suggest that the risk of virus evolving into a more transmissible agent in humans remains high," the report said.

The detailed report can be accessed in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Paracetamol May Cause Live Damage Warns Consumer Education and Research Centre
2. Study Warns About The Use Of Popular Asthma Drug To Stop Childrens Coughs
3. ADB Report Warns of Bird-Flu Catastrophe
4. FDA Warns Against Birth-Control Patch
5. Charlotte Church Warns kiss n tell girls not to flirt with Henson
6. UK Committee Warns on Food Shortages Due to Flu Epidemic
7. NHS Audit Commission Warns Possible Financial Collapse In Sussex And Surrey
8. Bishop Warns Against Change in Mercy Killing Laws
9. Manitoba Ombudsman Warns Pharmacists
10. FDA Warns VaxGen On Anthrax Vaccine
11. Doctors In New Zealand Warns Against Using Ayurveda Medicines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... The MIAMI Institute for Age Management ... Dr. Adonis Maiquez MD, ABAARM. Dr. Adonis , Wellness Physician of the MIAMI ... member of the Institute for Functional Medicine. , He also heads up FITTLab, the ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... an NJ Top Doc! Along with his wonderful accolades and stellar patient reviews, ... Congratulations, Dr. Batelli! , Dr. Eugene Batelli is a highly trained Podiatric ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... TN (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... fitness education and products recently hosted the first PowerWave Instructor Certification Course in ... who lead a group of fitness professional through the 8 hour interactive course ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... Bunion Bootie , the manufacturer of the newest and best in ... customer demand over the Mother’s Day Weekend promotion. So much so, that they completely ... completely replenished its inventory levels, it hopes to continue its current sales pace, and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... information to oncology professionals, has added National Cancer Institute-designated University of Virginia ... , In this new partnership, OncLive’s editorial and marketing teams will publicize and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... Tenn. , May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... of software and analytics, network solutions and ... today announced it entered into a strategic ... provider of outpatient software solutions and revenue ... centers, specialty hospitals and rehabilitation clinics to ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... WELLESLEY, Massachusetts , May 26, 2016 ... sequencing (NGS) has matured into an essential life science ... research and development applications. BCC Research reveals in its ... of a second growth phase, one powered by a ... applied fields.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140723/694805 ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... PARIS , May 25,2016 ... with the near-infrared Cellvizio platform for urological and ... MKEA, OTCQX: MKEAY) inventor of Cellvizio®, the multidisciplinary ... important regulatory milestone in the US with the ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This new FDA ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: