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China suffers second bird flu death in a month
A man in southwest China who contracted bird flu has died, health authorities said, the second human death from the virulent disease in the country in just under a month.The latest victim, 39, fell ill on January 6 and was subsequently admitted to hospital in Guiyang – capital of Guizhou province – where his condition rapidly deteriorated, the provincial health department said in a statement.
Tests on the patient before he died confirmed he had contracted the H5N1 virus, it added.
"So far, 71 people who had close contact with the victim have not developed abnormal symptoms," the health department said.
He is the second man to die from bird flu in China in less than a month, after a bus driver in the southern province of Guangdong passed away from the disease on December 31.
according to health authorities, the man who died in Guizhou had not reported any obvious exposure to poultry before the onset of symptoms.
There are three types of flu viruses: A, B, and C. Type A and B cause the annual influenza epidemics that have up to 20% of the population sniffling, aching, coughing, and running high fevers. Type C also causes flu; however, type C flu symptoms are much less severe.
Type A flu virus is constantly changing and is generally responsible for the large flu epidemics. The influenza A2 virus (and other variants of influenza) is spread by people who are already infected.
Flu viruses enter your body through the mucus membranes of your nose, eyes, or mouth. Every time you touch your hand to one of these areas, you are possibly infecting yourself with a virus.
Type A flu or influenza A viruses are capable of infecting people as well as animals; although it is more common for people to suffer the ailments associated with this type of flu. Wild birds commonly act as the hosts for this flu virus.
The avian influenza virus causes bird flu. Birds can be infected by influenza A viruses and all of its subtypes. Yet birds are not capable of carrying either type B or C of the influenza viruses.
There are three main subtypes of avian flu, including H5, H7, and H9. The subtypes H5 and H7 are the most deadly while the H9 subtype is less dangerous.
Originally posted by tarifa37
reply to post by imnothereru
Absolutely ,that is the frightening thing about this new case because if this bird flu has now mixed with a conventional flu and mutated there is nothing to stop it being spread through out the local human population then as we saw with Mexican pig flu, the whole world very fast..
the link goes on to say
Since our last article two days ago, the situation has got worse: A H5N1 (Avian Flu) cases have been recorded in the People's Republic of China and in Vietnam. This, after deaths in Indonesia and Egypt from this virus with an extremely high mortality rate.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of an eighteen-year-old man from Kien Giang Province, who developed symptoms on January 10, was hospitalised on January 12 and died on January 14. 60 patients of the 120 cases registered in Vietnam with A H5N1 have died.
The Indonesian health Ministry has confirmed another case of death occasioned by Influenza A H5N1 in a human - a five-year-old girl from the Province of Jakarta. She was hospitalised on January 7, developed severe breathing difficulties on January 13 and died on January 16. This is the latest of 184 Bird Flu cases in Indonesia, of which 152 have been fatal - a fatality rate of 82 per cent. She had close family contact with case 183 and was exposed to the same pigeons that caused that case.
nothing like saying ok it is out there and spreading but it is over there not here do not worry ..yet