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Update: Two more victims of the bird flu

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posted on Jul, 28 2005 @ 09:29 PM
Two more Vietnamese die of Bird Flu
« on: Today at 09:15:01pm »


2 more Vietnamese die of bird flu

HANOI, July 29 (Xinhuanet) -- Specimens from two young people in Vietnam, who died this week, have been tested positive to bird fluvirus, local newspaper Youth reported on Friday.

According tests by the Pasteur Institute in southern Ho Chi Minh City, the specimens from a 26-year-old patient from the city's Binh Tan district, who died on Wednesday, were positive to the virus strain H5, while those from a 24-year-old man from Cang Long district in southern Tra Vinh province, to the virus strain H5N1. The man named Le Hoang Anh died on Monday in a provincial hospital.

Relatives of the two patients said they ate chicken before exhibiting bird flu symptoms. Anh and his relatives ate dead chickens. The 26-year-old patient bought half of a semi-processed chicken at a local market, and cooked it.


It should be noted that these two were in differnent parts of the country.

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 10:09 AM
More deaths reported in Vietnam. Just when they think it's gone H5N1 pops up again.

Avian influenza – situation in Viet Nam – update 27
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Avian influenza – situation in Viet Nam – update 27

5 August 2005

The Ministry of Health in Viet Nam has today confirmed an additional three cases of human infection with H5N1 avian influenza. One case was reported in Ha Tay Province, one in Tra Vinh Province, and one in Ho Chi Minh City. The patients from Tra Vinh and Ho Chi Minh City died.

The newly confirmed cases bring the total in Viet Nam since mid-December 2004 to 63 cases, of which 20 were fatal

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 10:11 AM
So in Vietnam we are looking at a 30% fatality rate. I would love to get data on the demographics of thiose infected / died, and what treatment was provided if any. Thanks for the updates

posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 10:13 PM
Hey Fred...

Lots of things happening again. Seems that H5N1 has two distinct variants in Vietnam since this spring. The Northern isolate is less virulent but has shown more H2H within family clusters at a 20% case fatality rate while the southern isolate is being transmitted only by direct contact with chickens (farming/slaughtering/eating) at a case fatality rate of 100%.

The Qinghai variant is spreading throughout Russia and neighboring countries, including Mongolia via migrating waterfowl. Keep watch on these migration routes, as they are the main vectors (the birds) right now.

We are seeing many cases of "unknown" viral outbreaks along the path of these flyways....Soon these waterfowl will enter eastern Europe, the Indian subcontinent area and finally the Northern America's...remember watch out for "unusual" outbreaks along these flyways...H5N1 likes to present a different face everywhere it goes.

PS: About those "new" vaccines that the PTB are pinning their hopes on? Ever heard of the term "busy work?". Nuff said.

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