Friday, January 7, 2011

#Egypt: The death of two cases of swine flu Gharbia

Friday, January 7, 2011 15:13

The Directorate of Health meeting Sunday attended today the death of two new cases in Mahalla al-Sadr hospital from bird flu are Ohamdamoazy 39 years the status of the camp, and meet Darwish, 30 years old housewife Basmnod bringing the number of deaths to maintain affected by this disease to 25 cases.

وكشفت نتائج التحاليل عن ايجابية إصابة 18 آخرين بالمحافظة وتم إحتجازهم بمستشفيات صدر وحميات المحلة والمنشاوى العام وسمنود المركزى وعزلهم ووضع المخالطين لهم تحت المراقبة الطبية.

The results of the tests for positive cases and 18 others were held to maintain and Hospitals issued fevers explained Samanoud General and the Central and removal of contacts and put them under medical observation.

Ismailia Gov. Medical Convoy Sent (2nd since 12/31)

[I'll post this convoy. I did not post the convoy on December 31st. A look at what I have going on in Ismailia Gov.]
H1N1 List
1/7 – 1 death - suspected
Name: Mohamed El-Sayed Hamid Attia (37) – Farmer
From: Village Dabayaa Center
Adm: 1/5
Sym’s shortness of breath, high temp, went directly to intensive care.
DOD: reported on 1/7
Confirmation: pending

1/2/11 – 1 death
Name: T (40)
Hosital: Ismailia General Hospital
DOD: 1/2/11
Notes: suffering from pneumonia. Deterioration dramatic.

12/31: Medical convoy sent

12/27/10 3 confirmed – total confirmed 13 so far

10 Cases Arrived for Maintenance
2 pregnant women
Hospital: Ismailia General Hospital

H5N1 List
Confirmed #118
Name: 27 yo Man
From: Ismailia
Notes: Stable Condition

Starting medical convoy No. 150 for the treatment of people of the village of peace "Abu Sawyer"

الجمعة، 7 يناير 2011 - 19:57 Friday, January 7, 2011 - 19:57

Ismailia Health Department is preparing to launch a free medical convoy No. 150 on Monday and Tuesday for the treatment of people of the village of peace in Abu Sawyer and decides to be the headquarters of the convoy in the Youth Center Aloraorp village.

تشمل القافلة معظم التخصصات الطبية ويشرف عليها الدكتور محمد جمال الدين الهياتمى مدير عام الصحة بالإسماعيلية. The convoy includes most medical specialties and supervised by Dr. Mohamed Gamal El Din Alheiatmy director general of health in Ismailia.

وقالت الدكتورة وفاء صلاح، مسئولة القوافل الطبية بمديرية الصحة، إن القافلة تأتى فى إطار الحملات الصحية التى تنظمها مديرية الصحة بالإسماعيلية لعلاج المواطنين غير القادرين، حيث تجوب القوافل القرى والنجوع ومراكز الشباب والتجمعات السكنية لتقديم خدمة طبية مجانية. Said Dr. Wafaa Salah, the responsible medical convoys Department of Health, said that the convoy came under health campaigns organized by the Directorate of Health in Ismailia for the treatment of non-citizens who are able, where convoys roam the villages and hamlets, youth centers and residential communities to provide free medical service.

وأشارت إلى أن القافلة تشمل معظم التخصصات الطبية الهامة، إضافة إلى صرف الأدوية مجانا، بعد توقيع الكشف الطبى على المرضى، كما تشمل معمل تحليل وإشاعات ولجنة طبية لتحويل الحالات الحرجة والتى تحتاج إلى عمليات جراحية إلى مستشفى الجامعة والمستشفى العام.

She pointed out that the convoy included most important medical disciplines, in addition to the dispensing of medicines free of charge, after the signing of a medical examination on patients, and include laboratory analysis, and rumors of a medical committee to convert the critical cases that require surgery to the University Hospital and General Hospital.

Quarantine officials mentally traumatized

01-07-2011 18:52

Quarantine officials walk toward a livestock farm to cull pigs infected with foot-and-mouth disease in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. / Korea Times

By Park Si-soo

Nearly 70 percent of government officials, who participated in the slaughter or the live burial of animals on farms infected with foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), are suffering severe mental trauma, a survey showed Friday.

About 14 percent of them were physically hurt or contracted diseases during the operations, according to the survey.

Rep. Kim Young-woo of the ruling Grand National Party commissioned the questioning of 211 officials mobilized for quarantine efforts earlier this month.

More than half of them (51.2 percent) complained of mental trauma following the operations. Nearly 29 percent were suffering from sleep deprivation or chronic fatigue, while another 13 percent said they still felt the effects from the memory of the noise and stench from the burial sites.

The results came amid soaring criticism that quarantine officials have buried hundreds of thousands of cows and pigs alive. The authorities explained the inhumane action was inevitable with the spread of the disease outpacing the authorities’ slaughter capacity before a proper burial.

It has drawn a strong backlash from environmentalists and animal rights activists who recently staged a rally to call for a halt to the live burial of animals and the wider use of FMD vaccination.

Since Nov. 29 when the first outbreak of the disease was reported in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, nearly 1,070,000 cows and pigs have been culled in 45 cities and counties across the country, according to the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Many of them are believed to have been buried alive. The ministry warned that tens of thousands more could be destroyed in the days to come as the spread of the disease spins out of control.

The ministry raised the alert level for FMD to serious in late December and launched a pan-government crisis center to keep the deadly disease from spreading further.

“The problem is that the government mobilized inexperienced officials in quarantine operations,” Rep. Kim said. “Side effects from the move are appearing in the form of mental trauma or other health problems.”

The survey found nearly 90 percent of the mobilized officials had neither relevant knowledge nor experience to deal with the quarantine. The lawmaker urged the government to secure an experienced workforce and replace untrained officials.

Health risks

With quarantine efforts running around the clock, a growing number of officials are complaining of extreme fatigue and some have already been hospitalized.

On Friday, a 54-year-old quarantine officer in Gunwie County, North Gyeongsang Province, collapsed after excessive work in frigid weather. The officer, surnamed Kim, was taken to hospital with his facial nerves paralyzed, hospital officials said. Kim’s colleagues said he had been working without holiday since late November when the county was first hit by FMD.

Another quarantine officer has lapsed into a coma for four days. The 46-year-old officer, surnamed Kwak, collapsed on her way back home after working all night in Goryeong, North Gyeongsang Province.

On Dec. 1, a 50-year-old official in Andong fell into a coma while working overnight on quarantine operations. He died on Dec. 7.

South Korea Buries One Million Pigs Alive

5:32pm UK, Friday January 07, 2011

Kat Higgins, Sky News Online

South Korea has been heavily criticised for burying up to one million pigs alive as it grapples with a foot and mouth disease outbreak.

The government has so far refused to vaccinate pigs against the disease

Since the first case of the disease was confirmed in November the country has embarked on a mass cull.Foot and mouth disease affects all cloven hoofed animals such as pigs, cattle and goats, and any country that has cases of it is unable to export the animals' meat.

The South Korean government has so far refused to vaccinate pigs against the disease and is now slaughtering them in record numbers despite appeals to stop.

On January 4 in one area of Gangwon-Do, 33,900 pigs alone were destroyed, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) told Sky News Online that South Korea's actions contravene international guidelines.

Michele Danan from the organisation said: "Live vaccinations are the best route but if they do have to kill them we would prefer that they were at least slaughtered humanely."

The pigs may not even be infected

The estimated cost of the cull so far is believed to have reached around £230m when a mass vaccination programme would have cost an estimated £63m.

Some animal rights campaigners have criticised the government for putting economic considerations ahead of animal welfare.

The Republic has begun inoculating cattle in some areas and the OIE reported on Thursday that sows and boars are starting to be vaccinated but only in a few locations.

It is believed the live burial of pigs began at Christmas and the figure is likely to climb far above the one million mark.

Joyce D’Silva, Director of Public Affairs for CIWF said: "Compassion in World Farming is appalled that the Republic of Korea is allegedly throwing pigs into pits and burying them alive.

"This is totally contrary to international guidelines on humane culling, which the Korean government endorsed five years ago.

"We urge the Korean government to end this horrendous practice at once and to ensure that, if animals are culled, this is done humanely."

#Egypt: Hospital workers strike Kafr El Dawar for a sixth day in a row

Friday, January 7, 2011 - 17:02
And out of nearly one hundred employees and workers at the hospital overall Kafr El-Dawar on strike for the sixth day in a row, to protest the decision d. Mohammed Mustafa, director of the hospital, not to renew their contracts and doing using all means to settle the strike, where he was the protestors to many pressures such as threats and power cuts and the closure of Bathrooms them.

From Wikipedia:
Kafr el-Dawwar (Arabic: كفر الدوار ‎) is a major industrial city and municipality on the Nile Delta in northern Egypt. The city's population is about 265,300. [1]. The municipality comprises a number of smaller towns and villages.
Kafr el-Dawwar is a city near Alexandria....

#Egypt: Fayoum - 1 Death, admitted yesterday

my updated list:

1/6 – 2 suspected cases

Name: Muhammad O.T. (35/32) from Dobaar Center Obcoay

Adm: 1/6

From: Village center Dobaar Ibcoay

Hospital: Fayoum General Hospital

Sym’s: high temp, shortness of breath

DOD: 1/7

Confirmation: Tests Pending

The death of man suspected of being infected with swine flu in Fayoum
Friday, January 7, 2011 - 16:44
Died this morning, Friday, intensive care Fayoum General Hospital "Muhammad. O. T" (32 years) from the village center Dobaar Ibcoay who was suspected of being infected with swine flu in Fayoum.

كان تم احتجازه أمس الأول، الأربعاء، للاشتباه فى إصابته بالمرض بعد معاناته من ارتفاع درجات الحرارة وضيق التنفس، وتم أخذ العينات اللازمة منه وإرسالها للمعامل المركزية بوزارة الصحة لتحليلها. Had been held yesterday, Wednesday, on suspicion of being infected with the disease after suffering from high temperature and shortness of breath, and taking the necessary samples and sent to labs central Ministry of Health for analysis.

من ناحية أخرى تم اليوم، الجمعة، احتجاز سيدة تدعى "نجية. م" البالغة من العمر (70 عاما) من قرية تطون بمركز إطسا للاشتباه فى إصابتها بالمرض، وتم أخذ العينات اللازمة منها لإرسالها للمعامل المركزية بوزارة الصحة للتأكد من إصابتها بالمرض من عدمه. On the other hand was today, Friday, detention of a woman named "Najia. M"-year-old (70 years) from the village Tton Center Etsa on suspicion of being infected with the disease, the samples were taken for them to be sent to the central laboratories of the Ministry of Health to make sure of her illness or not.

Because of the integration of viral flu in birds and pigs - Warning of a "disaster" in Egypt

Friday, January 7, 2011, 16:33 GMT

حذر مختص من حركة "بيطريون بلا حدود" من حدوث "جائحة" خطيرة في مصر تنجم عن فيروس جديد خليط بين انفلونزا الطيور والخنازير".

Specialist warned of the "Veterinarians Without Borders" from a "pandemic" serious in Egypt due to a mixture between a new virus of bird flu and swine. "

وأوضح الدكتور سامي طه، المتحدث باسم حركة "بيطريون بلا حدود"، أن تداخل حالات "إنفلونزا الخنازير" و"إنفلونزا الطيور" في المستشفيات المصرية، قد يقود إلى ظهور فيروس جديد خليط يسبب جائحة في البلاد، وفقاً لما أوردته صحيفة "نهضة مصر" المصرية، في دوريتها الجمعة 7-1-2011.

Dr Sami Taha, a spokesman for the movement of "Veterinarians Without Borders", the overlapping cases of "swine flu" and "bird flu" in Egyptian hospitals, may lead to the emergence of a new virus mixture causing a pandemic in the country, according to the newspaper, "Renaissance of Egypt" Egyptian, in the patrol Friday 01/07/2011.

وأشار المتحدث إلى وجود بروتوكول متفق عليه في وزارة الصحة، خوفاً من تحور الفيروس، يتم بموجبه الفصل بين حالات "إنفلونزا الطيور" و"إنفلونزا الخنازير" عند علاجها، حيث من المفترض أن تجري معالجة الحالات الأولى في مستشفي الصدر، فيما تخضع حالات النوع الثاني للعلاج في مشفى الحميات، موضحاً أنه لا يتم حالياً الالتزام بهذا الأمر، مما ينذر بكارثة من وجهة نظره، بحسب المصدر.

The spokesman pointed to the existence of an agreed protocol in the Ministry of Health, for fear of the mutated virus, whereby the separation of cases of "bird flu" and "swine flu" when you treat, where it is supposed to take place to address the first cases in the hospital with chest, and subject to cases of type II for treatment in hospital diets, explaining that it is not currently bound by this command, which portends a disaster from the point of view, according to the source.

وكشف "طه" عن أن "إنفلونزا الخنازير" ما زالت موجودة في مصر بمنطقة منشية ناصر، وفي الفيوم، والدقهلية، حيث تتواجد خنازير تم تهريبها أثناء عمليات الإعدام، التي حدثت بهدف السيطرة على المرض.

He revealed: "Taha," that the "swine flu" still exist in Egypt Manshiet Nasser area, in the Fayoum, and Dakahlia, where there are pigs were smuggled during the executions, which took place in order to control the disease.

وانتقد المختص، وهو عضو مجلس نقابة الأطباء البيطريين المصرية، "اقتصار دور وزارة الصحة على رصد حالات الإصابة بمرض انفلونزا الخنازير، دون الاهتمام بالتقصي الوبائي، ومعرفة المناطق الأكثر إصابة"، موضحاً أنه حتى هذه اللحظة لم يعلن عن كيفية دخول المرض إلى مصر، كما قال.

He criticized the specialist, a member of the Association Council veterinarians Egyptian, "limiting the role of the Ministry of Health to monitor cases of swine flu, without concern for Investigation epidemiological, and knowledge of the areas most affected," explaining that until this moment did not announce how the entry of the disease in Egypt, as he said.

كما أكد طه أن "معايير الأمن والأمان الحيوي لا يتم تطبيقها في المزارع مما يؤدي إلى انتشار المرض، مطالبا بضرورة تفعيل القانون الخاص بإلزام أصحاب المزارع بالتعاقد مع طبيب بيطري لكل مزرعة للتأكد من تطبيق الاشتراطات الصحية. Taha also stressed that "the standards of security and bio-security is not applied in the farms, leading to the spread of the disease, calling for the need to activate the law to compel private owners of farms to contract with a veterinarian for each farm to ensure the application of health requirements.

من ناحية أخرى؛ عبر طه عن استغرابه من إبعاد الأساتذة البيطريين عن اللجنة العليا لمكافحة مرض انفلونزا الطيور، وجعلها خليطاً من أشخاص ليس لهم علاقة بالتقصي والسيطرة، والتي هي مهمة الطب البيطري.

On the other hand; Taha expressed surprise over the removal of professors, veterinarians from the Supreme Committee to Combat Bird Flu, and make it a mix of people not involved in investigation and control, which is the task of Veterinary Medicine.

#Egypt: #Swine Flu: 4 Provinces: 2 deaths, 8 admissions, 15 suspected


Died, yesterday, afflicted with swine flu in the governorates of Minya, Menoufiya, and died in a third case of a citizen suspected of being infected with the disease in Ismailia, detained in hospital Dakahlia, Kafr El Sheikh 8 cases and 5 positive for suspicion.

وأكدت مصادر فى مديرية الصحة بمحافظة المنيا وفاة الحالة الثانية بأنفلونزا الخنازير لطالب يدعى أحمد محمود فاروق بمدرسة المنيا الثانوية العسكرية، وأوضحت المصادر أن الحالات التى أصيبت بالمرض منذ بداية فصل الشتاء بلغت ٢٩ حالة، والوفيات ٢ وجار علاج ١٠ وتم شفاء ١٧.

Sources in the Directorate of Health in Minia Governorate and the death of the second case of swine flu to a student named Ahmed Mahmoud Farouk School Minya secondary military sources pointed out that the cases contracted the disease since the beginning of winter reached 29 cases, mortality 2 and ongoing treatment 10 have been recovered 17.

وفى المنوفية، توفى بالمرض موظف يدعى محمد رمضان خفاجة (٣٤ سنة) من قرية ميت خلف التابعة لمركز شبين الكوم، وأكد مصدر مسؤول فى مديرية الصحة بالمحافظة أن المتوفى تم احتجازه بمستشفى حميات شبين الكوم منذ ٣ أيام بعد ظهور أعراض المرض عليه ثم توفى.

In Monoufia, died of the disease officer named Mohammed Ramadan Khafaja (34 years) from the village of Mit behind of the Center for Shebin, an official source in the department of health maintenance that the deceased was detained Fever Hospital Shebin 3 days after the onset of symptoms of the disease and then died.

من جانبه، أكد الدكتور هشام عطا، وكيل وزارة الصحة بالمنوفية، أن نسبة الوفيات لا تتعدى ٥% من عدد المصابين، وأن الوفيات التى تم تسجيلها كانت متأخرة.
For his part, Dr. Hisham Atta, Deputy Minister of Health Menoufia, the mortality rate did not exceed 5% of the number of casualties, and deaths that were recorded were in arrears.

وفى الإسماعيلية، أعلنت مصادر طبية فى المستشفى العام وفاة مزارع يشتبه فى إصابته بالمرض ويدعى محمد السيد حامد عطية (٣٧ سنة) مقيم بقرية الضبعية مركز الإسماعيلية، ودخل المستشفى العام منذ يومين، يعانى من ضيق وصعوبة فى التنفس وارتفاع فى درجة الحرارة، وتم أخذ عينات من حلقه، وإدخاله العناية المركزة لكنه توفى، وينتظر وصول نتيجة العينة من معامل وزارة الصحة بالقاهرة.

In Ismailia, medical sources said at the General Hospital and the death of farmer suspected of being infected with the disease, named Mohamed El-Sayed Hamid Attia (37 years) resident in the village of Dabayaa Center Ismailia, and entered the General Hospital two days ago, suffering from shortness and difficulty in breathing, high temperature, samples were taken of the loop, and entered intensive care but died, and is expected to arrive as a result of the sample from the laboratories of the Ministry of Health in Cairo.

وفى الدقهلية، احتجز المستشفى العام الجديد بالمنصورة أمس ١٠ حالات منها ٨ حالات إيجابية و٢ اشتباه أجريت لهما التحاليل اللازمة.
In Dakahlia, the new General Hospital was held yesterday in Mansoura 10 cases including 8 cases of positive and 2 were held on suspicion of two tests required.

واحتجز مستشفى الصدر فى كفر الشيخ ٣ حالات للاشتباه وهم: متولى. And held a hospital in Sadr Kafr El-Sheikh 3 cases of suspicion and they are: MH. ش. St. س «١٧ سنة» طالب من قرية مسير بكفر الشيخ وطارق. Q «17 years» The trajectory of the village of Kafr El-Sheikh and Tariq. م «٤٠ سنة» فلاح من نفس القرية وخالد. M «40 years» farmer from the same village and Khaled. م. M. أ «٣٥ سنة» عامل من مدينة كفر الشيخ. A «35 years» Agent of the city of Kafr el-Sheikh.

وفى الفيوم، احتجز المستشفى العام حالتين للاشتباه فى إصابتهما هما: محمد سيد رجب (٣٥ سنة) من قرية طبهار التابعة لمركز إبشواى، وعبدالحميد شريف عبدالحميد (٤٠ سنة) من قرية تلات التابعة لمركز الفيوم، وأكد مصدر فى مستشفى الفيوم العام أن الحالتين دخلا المستشفى يعانيان من ارتفاع شديد فى درجة الحرارة وضيق فى التنفس، وتم احتجازهما داخل العزل بعد أخذ عينات منهما لتحليلها بمعامل وزارة الصحة.

In Fayoum, detained General Hospital, two cases of suspected bird are: Mohamed Sayed Ragab (35 years) from the village Dobaar of the Center for Ibcoay, and Abdul Hameed Sharif Abdul Hamid (40 years) from the village of Hills of the Centre for Fayoum, A source at a hospital in Fayoum General that cases entered the hospital suffer from very high fever and shortness of breath, have been detained in isolation after sampling them for analysis by a factor of the Ministry of Health.

وفى البحيرة، احتجزت المستشفيات ٨ حالات للاشتباه، وهم: «محمود فرحات، منى محمد، نعمة إبراهيم، حمدى مصطفى، زينب عبدالله، أشرف على، عطيات حماد، وسعد عبداللاه». In the lake, hospitals, detained on suspicion of 8 cases, namely: «Mahmoud Farhat, Mona Mohammed, the blessing of Abraham, Hamdi Mustafa, Zeinab Abdullah, Ashraf Ali, Atiyat Hammad, Saad Abdella».

Asan-si, using unmanned aircraft · AI control of foot and mouth disease

using unmanned aircraft · AI control of foot and mouth disease
Disinfectant spray 20 liters in 10 minutes ... in the dead zone defenses to
Fri, January 7, 2011 15:50:32

Asan-city, using the unmanned aerial vehicle, foot and mouth and started to control AI.

Asan-city, stopping the spread of the FMD and AI for the 8 th for the control of unmanned aerial plunge. Adjacent images in Cheonan and Dangjin as foot and mouth disease has occurred, by all means by all means in vitro blocked the flow of the welcomes the willingness to.

Bokgiwang market, "Foot and mouth disease is spreading at a rapid pace and the AI as a control for faster and more extensive control of unmanned air and let them conduct," he was quoted as directed.

. Asan City Agricultural Technology Center (Director yujaebeom) 7 days of freezing weather, even unmanned aircraft to operate normally after overhaul for 140 cattle raising Songak-myeon oeamri night's speech for all successfully completed pilot disinfection.

According to Asan City, unmanned aerial sprayer 20 liters of a disinfectant spray can in 10 minutes for the control of a large barn on the higher utilization. The Agriculture Technology Center, Asan City, an altar, and Agricultural Co-room units 9 and 10 with the aid of UAV control, from 8 to silsiki was the control of three-dimensional.

Asan-si official said, "using unmanned aircraft control due to be held for the first time in the country knows," and "barn, as well as the ramp and around the town square in the meantime, quarantine was a wild bird habitat areas such as conducting an intensive disinfection policy," he said.

South Korea has culled over a million pigs and cows to stop foot and mouth

10:20AM GMT 07 Jan 2011

South Korea said on Friday it had culled over one million animals, mainly pigs and cattle, to contain foot-and-mouth outbreaks that are threatening to keep pushing up prices of beef and pork in Asia's No. 4 economy.

A net importer of beef, pork and chicken, South Korea is also fighting against rising cases of bird flu.

Hundreds of thousands of authorities have been working day and night to slaughter the animals, and vaccinating more than 1.2 million animals, mostly cattle, the agriculture ministry said in a statement.

The outbreaks since last November have led prices of beef and pork to climb in South Korea and might lead to more imports of beef from the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

"Beef supply is getting instable as slaughter places are shut down and transferring animals are blocked due to foot-and-mouth disease," a separate statement from the ministry said.

"Beef prices are expected to continue rising through a high-demand season of Chinese New Year holidays," it added, referring to the country's biggest holidays from Feb. 2 to 6.

South Korea confirms new case of bird flu in a duck farm

Seoul, January 7 (Yonhap) - South Korea confirmed additional cases of infection of bird flu in a duck farm in Jeolla Province, raising fears of an outbreak of epidemic disease spreading fast across the country.

وقالت وزارة الزراعة إن نتيجة الفحوصات التي أجريت على البط في مزرعة في يونغ-آم تبعد حوالي 385 كلم جنوبا عن سيئول ظهرت ايجابية بالنسبة لأنفلونزا الطيور.

The Agriculture Ministry said that the result of tests conducted on ducks on a farm in Young - how far apart are about 385 km south of Seoul appeared positive for bird flu.

وتعتبر حالة الإصابة هذه أول حالة خلال أسبوع واحد من إبلاغ السلطات المعنية عن حالة الإصابة بأنفلونزا الطيور. The case of this is the first case of infection within one week of reporting to competent authorities on the status of bird flu. لقد ظلت كوريا الجنوبية خالية من مرض أنفلونزا الطيور منذ عام 2008، إلا أنها تعرضت يوم 31 ديسمبر لحالتين من الإصابة في تشونان وإلكسان تبعدان جنوبا عن سيئول 90 كلم و230 كلم على التوالي.

South Korea has been free from bird flu since 2008, but she was on Dec. 31 for two cases of infection in Cheonan and Ilexan are far south of Seoul, 90 km and 230 km respectively.

وقال مسئولون في الحجر الصحي إن الفحوصات الميدانية الأولية أكدت على أن البطة في الحالة الأخيرة أصيبت بفيروس H5N1. Officials quarantined the initial field tests confirmed that the duck in the latter case, infected with H5N1. وتم إصدار أمر بإعدام جميع الطيور في المزرعة و84,400 طائرة تتبع لأربع مزارع أخرى داخل قطر 500 متر كأجراء وقائي.

Been issued ordered the execution of all birds on the farm and 84 400 aircraft tracking for four other farms within 500 meters of Qatar as a precaution.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Euthanasia drug increases toward the bottom ... pigs buried alive

Pharmaceutical production for the domestic one gotppun municipalities 'emergency' groundwater and soil may be contaminated
Fri, January 7, 2011

6 Dongducheon am sangpaedong salcheobunhago pigs are in the quarantine authorities. Salcheobuneul late last year for the drug supply is cut off to the buried pig incident is taking place.
Foot and mouth disease increases exponentially salcheobun target animals euthanized for lack of drug supply, such as pigs are buried in securing a state of panic medications for municipalities.

6 days, Gyeonggi-mouth disease last year, according to the disaster relief headquarters on December 15 in Yangzhou and Yeoncheon day after foot and mouth disease has occurred so far in Tokyo for the first time salcheobun target livestock farmers and 16 city, county, 800 479,378 (20,000 hanyukwoo 4568, 13,419 cattle, 441,049 pigs, and other 342) Dual 719 farms with 418,910 (21,973 cattle, 12,441 dairy cows dogs, pigs, 384,303, 193 other) have sunk to salcheobun.

The remaining 81 farmers 60,468 (hanyukwoo 2595, 978 cows, 56,746 pigs, and other 149), which is scheduled to salcheobun.

However, a muscle relaxant drug used salcheobune seoksikolrin (Succicholine) a pharmaceutical company in the country, there was only one place to the growing demand for reserves, as well as to raw materials was the floor. Pharmaceutical companies to import raw materials known to take a significant date.

Hamas turns borrowing from the Chungcheong and other drugs while providing municipalities with mainly small forehead, but there have ever been difficult.Defense officials are currently produced in China on ways to safeguard medications are known to be active.

Some local officials "in the drug supply as well the case of pigs from scratch and been buried alive, it is true," he said.

Defense officials of the drug supply sugar to the hard plastic covering what When the burial of carbon dioxide and then inject a way to mobilize San pig is killed in action.

Goyang, Paju, and whether the burial of carbon dioxide and then inject the vinyl-covered mountains and burying murdered pig is processed.

But this is not that different from the buried and are concerned about side effects. If the struggles of the living animals buried in the process ripped the plastic may leak leachate contamination of groundwater and soil are likely because

Station personnel in northern Oriental "buried alive while struggling with post-administration, but do not cope well with labor shortages," said "are concerned that the leachate and runoff," he said.

Dr Chan: Don’t panic over H5N1

by Lim How Pim. Posted on January 7, 2011, Friday

KUCHING: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan said there should be no panic as far as avian flu (H5N1) is concerned.

He stressed the life-threatening disease did not spread easily from human to human and there were fewer cases of it being spread from animals to humans.

“The H5N1 is happening in South Korea and it is different from Influenza A (H1N1).

“Avian flu spreads only among birds and chickens, very seldom to human beings. If it is spread to humans, it means 60 per cent chances of fatality,” he told a press conference yesterday.

Dr Chan, who is also State Disaster Relief Committee chairman, said avian flu (H5N1) is generally communicable among animals.

“Do not cause any panic although we have to be careful since there was already a case in South Korea.”

The news of the avian flu infection in Korea came just as Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is to commence flights from Incheon Airport in South Korea into Kuching via Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from Jan 15.

On Influenza A (H1N1), Dr Chan said the number of cases had dropped in the last two months.

“Compared to the pandemic outbreak in 2009, cases of H1N1 in Sarawak have been drastically decreased,” he said.

Screening on arrivals of international flights at the airport here are still carried out, he said, despite the drop in H1N1 cases.

“We have not stopped the screening since the outbreak in 2009. We still check the temperature of international arrivals,” added Dr Chan.

Our group of three places duck farms in Naju, Chonnam

보건소 차량도 소독 Health disinfecting vehicles
(영암=연합뉴스) 형민우 기자 = 지난 6일 조류인플루엔자(AI) 의심 신고가 들어온 전남 영암군 시종면 오리농장 인근에서 방역당국 직원들이 보건소 차량을 소독하고 있다. (Yeongam AP) hyeongminwoo reporters over the last six days of avian influenza (AI) to report suspected came a duck farm near Gwangju Yeongam servant staff in the prevention public health authorities are disinfecting vehicles. 이날 전남도는 AI 의심신고가 들어 온 오리농장의 오리 1만4천마리와 500m 이내 오리농가 7만마리 등 모두 8만4천마리를 도살처분하기로 했다. AI reported that the South Jeolla Province, for the day on suspicion of a duck a duck farm, 14,000 farmers and 70,000 ducks within 500m and the slaughter of all the 84,000 decided to dispose of. 2011.1.6 (자료사진) 1/6/2011 (file photo)

  • reporter = Chonnam Atrophic Rhinitis Caused avian influenza in the region (AI) in the middle of one after another, to report suspected chicken. Duck duck farms in Naju maximum density area with five thousand horses lung group went to the Dead Sea, pest inspection authorities.

    7 days a duck farm in Naju, South Jeolla Province, according to three recent duck farm a place where Youngam our collective loss, and egg production of the duck farm, got a call this place a swab sample to the National Veterinary Research and Quarantine has commissioned AI overhaul.

    . We encountered a group of farms, duck farms in Naju local duck farm in 3000 and 2000 by a duck, we have recently Yeongam 400 duck farms jongohri turned out to be greatly reduced egg production farm.

    South Jeolla Province on the farm and test results will be limited until the move, took action by seeing if the panjeongdoel farms within 500m on the farm and will conduct salcheobuneul.

    Especially in the case of NC Farm chickens are vulnerable to highly pathogenic AI are clustered together with AI proliferation concern is a very big stress prevention authorities.

    AI was reported in the province where suspected Yeongam Region 2, including the reported three places where Arizona, Hampyeong, all seven generals, including where to place each one grew.

    Reported the first suspected to be highly pathogenic to elucidate the occurrence of an ongoing overhaul of the farm ducks Yeongam test results have not come yet.

    South Jeolla Province official said, "Duck Farm, in our case normally occurs frequently in the days since the AI blindly take preventative measures so a lot of doubt has been reported" and "live poultry or poultry such as chickens and ducks carry the sewage of the vehicle due to the highly pathogenic AI may spread the Greater chickens, ducks and farm manure should not be moved out, "he said.

No risk of human infection cheonanseo been exposed AI

'천안 AI 감염 농장 위 날아가는 철새'(자료사진) 'AI infected farm in Cheonan birds flying above'
jeongtaejin Cheonan City area occurred in the avian influenza (AI) which was exposed to the phenomenon of human infection at the farmer did not said the 6th.

Quarantine authorities in the event of an AI to pungse jongohri dynamics were on the farm and surrounding farms, the owner of five high-risk persons, such as through a blood sample and inhudochal investigated whether human infection by bird flu, both came back negative, said determination.

Defense officials and farm workers and salcheobunja, salcheobun target responders, such as risk of infection on a farm in chuliphae officials found 89 people also said the results did not appear abnormal symptoms.

Occurred immediately after the AI officials have put them hangbayireoseureul showing an allergic reaction, except 88 people who were vaccinated.

Defense officials an "AI human infection of chickens infected with the most. Ducks, etc. are caused by direct contact such as touching" and "AI infected chickens and ducks suspected, do not touch directly the absolute will keep a certain distance as possible" to be asked said.

Cheonan pungse December 29 last year if the jongohri was reported at the farm since the outbreak of suspected AI and dynamics in the three farms, all 41,740 of the burial treatment salcheobundwae jongoh Lee said.

Massive cull planned as foot-and-mouth disease spreads

01-06-2011 16:38

By Na Jeong-ju

The government said Thursday that up to one million animals have been culled so far and one million more could be destroyed in several days as the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) spreads rapidly throughout the country.

President Lee Myung-bak convened an emergency Cabinet meeting at Cheong Wa Dae to discuss the situation, and instructed ministers to come up with “fundamental” measures to strengthen monitoring of the disease and reduce damage, presidential spokeswoman Kim Hee-jung said.

The meeting came amid criticism that the government failed to take appropriate measures right after the first case of the highly contagious FMD was confirmed on Nov. 29.

Since the outbreak was reported in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province, the animal disease has spread rapidly, reaching neighboring areas of Seoul.

More than 948,000 cows and pigs have so far been culled, and the vaccination of hundreds of thousands of animals is underway in some of the worst-hit areas, according to the Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

“More animals will be destroyed,” an official said. “The number of animals to be culled may reach one million.”

The farm ministry said it detected three additional cases of FMD in the Chungcheong provinces in the central part of the country and one in Gyeonnggi Province near Seoul, despite extensive quarantine measures and the use of vaccines on cattle to stem further outbreaks.

It said that 55,731 pigs and 10 cattle have been destroyed within a 500 meter radius of the farms as a precautionary measure.

The latest outbreaks have pushed up the number of animals to be destroyed to record high levels, with financial losses estimated to exceed the 1 trillion won mark ($888 million).

The ministry said that it decided to expand vaccinations as FMD has spread from cattle to other animals. It said up to 210,000 pigs will be inoculated in the coming days.

The Ministry of National Defense said nearly 70,000 troops have been mobilized to help the government’s extensive quarantine efforts.

The military has so far mobilized some 68,000 soldiers and 770 pieces of military equipment to help stem the spread of FMD,” ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told reporters.

The current outbreaks are the severest ever in the country’s history.

In the past, only cattle have been given shots as part of an effort to limit vaccine use, which can delay the country regaining its FMD-free status from the Paris-based World Organization for Animal Health. Over 1.2 million cattle have been given shots since Dec. 25.

FMD is highly contagious and affects all cloven-hoofed animals — cattle, pigs, deer, goats and buffalos. It is classified as a “List A” disease by the OIE, although it is harmless to humans.

The country was hit by the disease in 2000, 2002 and twice early last year. Before the latest set of outbreaks, Seoul had used vaccines only once, in 2000, because it had little experience in controlling the disease.

Bodged jab’ fury as flu death toll hits 50 as vaccine stock run so low patients give medication left over from 2009 outbreak

Swine Flu vaccine (Pic:Reuters)

STOCKS of flu vaccine are so low that patients will be given jabs left over from the 2009 outbreak, it was revealed last night.

As the winter death toll hit 50 yesterday the Government admitted there were major “supply issues”.

But critics accused health chiefs of being slow to react and bodging together a combination of old and “DIY” drugs.

David Cameron tried to play down the crisis yesterday. He insisted: “There is a national stock of flu vaccine from the pandemic of 2009 and while that vaccine is slightly different... it does have some of the common characteristics.”

The PM added: “One of the urgent discussions right now is to work out whether that vaccine would be useful. We are working hard to make sure we get this right.”

Of the 50 who have died so far, 45 had swine flu and the rest another strain known as type B.

Many were children or young adults, with five below five and eight aged five to 14. There have been 11 deaths in the last week alone.

The number needing critical care was 783 – down from a peak of 850.

And last night there were growing fears for the very young.

Supplies of Tamiflu in liquid form – suitable for babies – are running seriously low in some areas.

In a letter to GPs and pharmacists the Government’s Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Dr Keith Ridge said a “multi-layered approach” was being adopted to ensure the supply of medicines for children under one.

He added: “It may also be possible for a pharmacy to prepare a solution suitable for administration to children from Tamiflu capsules.”

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society last night defended the practice as perfectly normal.

But Shadow health secretary John Healey claimed it amounted to “DIY drugs”.

He said: “The new figures on cases of flu slowing down are encouraging but I fear that we’re not over the worst of it because most of Britain has only returned to work or school this week.”

Mr Healey slammed the Government for being slow to react and not giving out enough information to the public.

He added: “There is no reason we should be running short of vaccinations with proper planning and preparation.

“The Health Secretary has to sort this out. Many parents are confused about how best to protect their children.

“The Government must now back up the efforts of GPs in targeting those most at risk, ready to give vaccines to those under five if things get worse – and be ready to sort out local shortages.”

Vaccines are ordered directly by GPs and more than 14 million doses were delivered to UK practices this winter.

Until early December there seemed to be plenty in the system, but doctors have reported a huge increase in demand following the recent deaths.

Dr Clare Gerada, of the Royal College of GPs, insisted GPs had not under-ordered. She said: “There’s no point stockpiling vaccine that’s not going be used.

“The problem is that many people who were not on our list may have come out of the woodwork – for example carers who may not have realised that they were eligible for the jab. Also, there are people who refused the jab in October who might now be coming forward.”

Thousands of operations have been cancelled because hospitals have been hit with an influx of flu patients.

The NHS says it is preparing to increase the number of specialist beds available for treating extreme cases of swine flu.

The treatment known as ECMO – extra corporeal membrane oxygenation – uses an artificial lung to help oxygenate patients’ blood.

On Christmas Eve, 22 ECMO beds were in use across UK, up from five in early December. Four more beds are now being put into action.

A spokeswoman for the National Specialised Commissioning Team said: “This very specialist, high risk, procedure is currently being provided by highly trained specialists at seven hospitals across the country.

“The NHS continues to monitor the situation carefully and we are taking further steps to increase the number of beds available.”

ECMO is normally only used as a last resort in exceptional cases.

But Dr Bob Winter, President of the Intensive Care Unit Society, insisted: “If someone needs critical care in the UK they will get it.”

He pointed out that most of those who have died in the latest outbreak had not had any preventative treatment and urged: “Get yourself vaccinated,”

#Egypt: Aswan Death Not #H1N1 #Swine Flu

Previously posted here earlier today: [the death yesterday was a separate case]

#Egypt: #H1N1 SuspectedDeath in Aswan

[I have a notation here on my list. This may be the same woman.]

Aswan Gov.
1/5 – 1 death
Name: Woman (25) – 6 months pregnant
DOD: 1/5

The death of a woman suspected of being infected with swine flu in Aswan
الخميس، 6 يناير 2011 15:51 Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 15:51

Died on Thursday, Ms. Walaa Hussein Abdel-Motaal (25 years) from the center of Edfu, Aswan Governorate suspected of being infected with swine influenza virus within the wards the isolation section Aswan Teaching Hospital.
Showed a few hours ago the results of analysis of the central laboratory of the Ministry of Health of the sample swab taken from Mrs "loyalty Hussein Abdel-Creator" (28 years) and who died this morning wards Isolation Hospital, Aswan, educational, and which was suspected of being infected with HIV emerging influenza - Swine flu - that the sample negative.

كما أكد الدكتور حسن عبد القادر، مدير مستشفى أسوان التعليمى، أن السيدة توفيت لأسباب مرضية أخرى وليست من جراء أنفلونزا الخنازير.
Also, Dr. Hassan Abdel-Kader, Director of Aswan Teaching Hospital, Ms. died for reasons other satisfactory and not as a result of swine flu.

جدير بالذكر أن محافظة أسوان شهدت أمس وفاة حالة لسيدة حامل تدعى "أسماء عبد الراضى" من مركز إدفو داخل عنابر مستشفى حميات أسوان.

It is worth mentioning that the governorate of Aswan yesterday witnessed the death of the case of a pregnant woman called "names cart" from the center of Edfu wards within the hospital admitted Aswan.

#Egypt: Dakahlia Gov: 1 Dead; 25 confirmed; 26 hospitalized; 2 suspected #H5N1 #birdflu

The death of the second case of swine flu and the injury of 25 others in Dakahlia
Dakahlia - Tariq Peace |

Today announced that the Directorate of Health in Dakahliya, the death of the second case of swine flu "emerging" in the new year 2011, a citizen named Saleh Hamed Abdel Razek -50 years old - from the village of Colonial Bank, of the Center for Belkas.
كما تم التأكد من إيجابية العينات لـ 25 مريضا آخر. Also been confirmed positive samples for the last 25 patients.
كما استقبلت، اليوم الخميس أقسام العزل بالمستشفيات 26 حالة، تبدو عليهم أعراض المرض بأنفلونزا المستجدة "الخنازير"، وتم أخذ عينات منهم وإرسالها إلى معامل وزارة الصحة المركزية بالقاهرة، كما تم علاجهم بعقار "التاميفلو". Also received, on Thursday, hospital isolation sections 26 cases, appear to have symptoms of flu emerging disease "pigs", has been taking samples and sending them to the laboratories of the Ministry of Health in central Cairo, and were treated with the drug "Tamiflu".
على الصعيد نفسه، جاءت نتيجة عينات مجموعة من المرضى سلبية، وزقد تم خروجهم من أقسام العزل بالمستشفيات.. On the same level, the result of samples of a group of patients negative, Zkd been discharged from hospital isolation sections .. إضافة إلى دخول حالتين تبدو عليهما أعراض مرض أنفلونزا الطيور، وتم دخولهما أقسام العزل وجار إعطاؤهم "التاميفلو". Add to enter the two cases seem to symptoms of bird flu, was entering the isolation sections are being given the "Tamiflu".

UK: Winter health data – 6 January 2011

The overall rates of flu-like symptoms are within the normal range expected during a winter flu season.


The overall number of severely ill patients with confirmed or suspected flu in critical care has continued rising.

As at 06 January 2011 there were 783 patients with confirmed or suspected influenza in NHS critical care beds in England – these patients occupied 22.5 % of available critical care beds nationally.


UK: Health Protection Agency #H1N1 #Swine Flu Weekly Report 1/6/11

GP and school closures over the Christmas period will have affected surveillance indicators so all data should be interpreted with caution. Indeed, several influenza indicators have apparently plateaued. GP consultation rates remain above baseline levels in all four countries. Influenza A H1N1 (2009) and B are the predominant circulating viruses with few, sporadic A (H3N2) viruses detected. The H1N1 (2009) virus strain is virologically and epidemiologically similar to that seen during the pandemic. The virus strains circulating are overall well matched to the current influenza vaccine.

In week 52 (ending 26 December), the weekly influenza/influenza-like illness (ILI) consultation rates decreased in England (98.4 per 100,000) and Scotland (52.0 per 100,000), were stable in Wales (89.2 per 100,000) and increased in Northern Ireland (179.5 per 100,000). The weekly national proportions of NHS Direct calls for cold/flu and fever have decreased in week 52. Thirteen acute respiratory disease outbreaks were reported in UK in week 52, three in primary schools, seven in prisons and two in care homes. This brings the total reported this season so far to 135. It should be noted that most schools across the UK were on holiday in week 52. One-hundred and fourteen of 161 (70.8%) specimens from patients with ILI presenting to sentinel GPs in England in week 52, were reported as positive for influenza. The proportion of specimens reported to DataMart (England) as positive for influenza was 41.4% (2,047 of 4,941). The proportion of samples positive for RSV increased slightly and for rhinovirus continued to decrease. Currently the main circulating influenza strains are influenza A (H1N1) and influenza B. From week 36, 50 deaths associated with influenza infection have been reported. The majority of fatal cases reported were unimmunised. By week 52, the proportion of people in England aged over 65 years who had received the 2010/11 influenza vaccine was 70.0%. For those in a risk group aged under 65 it was 45.4%. In Europe several countries are starting to report influenza activity, primarily associated with influenza A H1N1 (2009). In the USA and Canada overall influenza activity has increased, associated primarily with influenza A (H3N2) and B viruses.

Weekly consultation rates in national sentinel schemes
Due to bank holidays in week 52 (ending 2 January) GP surgeries were only open for three days, which will have impacted GP consultation rates so data should be interpreted cautiously.

The overall ILI consultation rate from RCGP for England and Wales decreased from 124.4 to 98.4 per 100,000.
The combined influenza/ILI rate in Northern Ireland has increased from 123.4 (updated rate) to 179.5 per 100,000. This remains above the threshold of 70 per 100,000 (figure 1).
The Scottish ILI rate decreased from 58.5 to 52 per 100,000 but remains just above the baseline threshold of 50 per 100,000 (figure 1).
The Welsh influenza rate was stable at 89.2 per 100,000 (compared to 92.2 per 100,000 in week 51) and remains above the baseline threshold of 25 per 100,000 (figure 1).

Disease severity and mortality data

Up to 5 January 2011, 50 fatal cases have been verified by HPA as related to influenza infection. Of these cases, 45 have been associated with H1N1 (2009) infection and five with influenza B infection. The deaths have been mainly in younger adults and children, with five cases less than 5 years of age; eight cases from 5 to 14 years; 33 cases from 15 to 64 years and four cases older than 64 years. Thirty-three of 48 fatal cases with available information (69%) were in one of the CMO-defined clinical risk groups for vaccination. The leading reported clinical risk factors were underlying neurological disease (n=11) and respiratory disease including asthma (n=13). Of cases with available information on immunisation history, 36 of 39 cases had not received 2010/11 trivalent influenza vaccine more than two weeks before illness onset. Thirty-three of 34 cases had not received monovalent pandemic influenza vaccination last season.

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#Egypt: Suspicion of injuring 3 #bird flu Kafr El-Sheikh #H5N1


Detained Chest Hospital Kafr El-Sheikh, 3 cases of suspected bird flu birds; after their arrival to the hospital with high fever and bad cough.

وتم أخذ عينات من المصابين لتحليلها بالمعامل المركزية في وزارة الصحة بالقاهرة لمعرفة إذا ما كانت مصابة بالفيروس أم لا، والمصابون هم: متولي شمس الدين سعد (17 سنة) طالب بالمدرسة الثانوية التجارية بقرية مسير، وطارق محمد القادو (40 سنة) فلاح مقيم بقرية مسير مركز كفر الشيخ، وخالد أحمد القادو (35 سنة) عامل بمدرسة الحطية.

Samples were taken from patients for analysis labs central Ministry of Health in Cairo to see if they were infected with the virus or not, and the injured are: Metwally Shams al-Din Saad (17 years) students in high school business in the village of trajectory, and Tariq Mohammed Kado (40 years old) farmer resident in the village of trajectory Kafr El-Sheikh, Khalid Ahmed Kado (35 years) School agent Alahtip.


#Egypt: Menoufiya recorded case of swine flu, the third death this year

[My list does include two others that died this week. One on 1/2, and one on 1/3]

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 14:52

Recorded Monofia case of death the third disease of swine flu this year pointed out the source of medical Health Department Menoufia that the situation of a person named Mohammed Khafaja (35 years), and employs a staff of a resident of the village of Mit behind center Shebin had been detained Hospital Shebin fevers for several days, following the emergence of symptoms of the disease with a high temperature and pain of joints.

ومن جهته أكد الدكتور هشام عطا، وكيل وزارة الصحة بالمنوفية، أن الوضع مستقر للمرض بالمقارنة بنسبة حالات الوفاة من إجمالى عدد المصابين، حيث لم تتعدَ نسبة الوفيات بين المصابين 5 % وغالبية حالات الوفيات لحالات صحية متأخرة. For his part, Dr H. Atta, Deputy Minister of Health Menoufia, the situation is stable for the disease compared with the deaths of the total number of casualties, which did not exceed the proportion of deaths among the wounded, 5% and the majority of deaths to cases of healthy late.

يذكر أن محافظة المنوفية قد سجلت حالتين سابقين للوفاة بالمرض خلال هذا الأسبوع. The province of Menoufia had registered two cases of the former die of the disease this week.

#Egypt: #H1N1 SuspectedDeath in Aswan

[I have a notation here on my list. This may be the same woman.]

Aswan Gov.
1/5 – 1 death
Name: Woman (25) – 6 months pregnant
DOD: 1/5

The death of a woman suspected of being infected with swine flu in Aswan

الخميس، 6 يناير 2011 - 15:51 Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 15:51

Died on Thursday, Ms. Walaa Hussein Abdel-Motaal (25 years) from the center of Edfu, Aswan Governorate suspected of being infected with swine influenza virus within the wards the isolation section Aswan Teaching Hospital.

كانت الضحية قد وضعت حملها منذ أيام قليلة، ودخلت المستشفى أمس الأربعاء، وهى تعانى من آلام فى الصدر وضيق فى التنفس والتهاب رئوى حاد، وتدهورت حالتها من جراء هذه الأعراض، ولم تبدِ أى استجابة للعلاج، وتم أخذ مسحة منها ومسحة من المخالطين لها، وتم إرسالها للمعامل المركزية التابعة لوزارة الصحة، ولم تظهر النتيجة حتى الآن.

The victim had given birth a few days ago, I entered the hospital on Wednesday, suffering from chest pains and shortness of breath and pneumonia, that have deteriorated as a result of these symptoms, did not give any response to treatment, and taking a swab of them and the melancholy of the contacts have been sent to the central laboratories of the Ministry of Health, did not show the result so far.

#Egypt: Because of emerging .. 7 people detained in the lake

[This looks like the real deal to me. H5N1]

Thursday, January 6, 2011 15:41

البحيرة: نصر اللقاني Lake: Victory Allagany

احتجزت مستشفيات البحيرة 7 أشخاص وهم: محمود محمد ومني رجب ونعمة أحمد وحمدي مصطفي وأشرف علي وعطيات حماد وسعد سعيد للاشتباه في إصابتهم بالأنفلونزا المستجدة. Detained in hospital lake 7 people and they are: Mahmoud Mohamed Ragab and me and the grace of Ahmed Hamdi Mustafa, Ashraf Ali, Atiyat Saeed Saad Hammad, suspected of having avian influenza emerging. تم سحب عينات منهم لتحليلها معملياً والتنسيق مع الطب الوقائي والبيئة لفحص البؤر المحيطة والمخالطين لهم. Samples were withdrawn for analysis, including laboratory and coordination with the preventive medicine and the environment to examine the foci and the surrounding contact them.

Gwangju, Hampyeong Gurye, younggwangseo AI in a row to report suspected

Suspected avian influenza in South Jeolla Province has reported one after another.

Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the duck farm in Gwangju, Hampyeong Gurye and ducks, or scattering rate of our population falls to show symptoms of suspected avian influenza, including an overhaul, says fighting.

Earlier in the glory of the duck farm in Gwangju, doubt had a report within 500 meters radius of the Ducks 7 million animals were buried in a preventive.

These inspection results for Farmhouse in turn is coming tomorrow.

Earlier last month on the 29th, and Iksan, Cheonan, Chungnam has occurred in the highly pathogenic avian influenza

Foot and mouth disease helpless ... "holds no end in sight"

South Korea cannot contain hoof and mouth, and are now out of drugs to euthanize the animals. They are afraid to bury them live because of leakage due to tears in the linings of the burial pits. They are doing it anyway. It does not look good. Almost a million animals so far. BF is also spreading out..

S.Korea steps up foot-and-mouth quarantine

2011-01-06 15:17
SEOUL, Thursday 6 January 2011 (AFP) - South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak called Thursday for tighter quarantine measures to combat the rapid spread of the country's worst outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

Since the highly contagious disease was first reported on November 29, about 948,000 cattle and pigs in 40 cities and counties have been culled, the agriculture ministry said.

South Korea has since lost about seven percent of its cattle and pigs with related losses estimated at more than one trillion won (890 million dollars), it said.

"Fundamental measures must be taken to contain (foot-and-mouth disease)," Lee told an emergency cabinet meeting, saying the government should step up quarantine measures and secure enough vaccine.

In a desperate attempt to contain the spread of the disease, the government has vaccinated cattle and pigs -- risking a longer export ban by overseas buyers.

It takes longer for a country that uses vaccinations to regain disease-free status from the World Organisation for Animal Health than when the disease is curbed solely by culling.

Agriculture Minister Yoo Jeong-Bok said his ministry would try to secure vaccines for 6.5 million animals by the end of this month.

The disease affects cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle, pigs, deer, goats and sheep.

Previous outbreaks in January and April last year cost more than 250 billion won with nearly 50,000 animals slaughtered.

The military has deployed 68,000 troops to help contain the disease while health officials were also placed on alert to curtail the spread of bird flu.

More than 200,000 birds were culled or will be slaughtered
after the first outbreak of bird flu since May 2008 was reported last Friday at two farms in the central city of Cheonan and in the southwestern city of Iksan.

Health authorities have also placed quarantine zones to carry out emergency disinfection at three cities in south Jeolla province, where suspected bird flu cases were reported this week.

South Korea has been hit by avian influenza three times, with the last outbreak in April 2008.

MySinchew 2011.01.06

Infections of bird flu in south-west Korea

2011-01-06 16:22:31

Quarantine officials are piling South Korean efforts now in light of the reports on the incidence of new infections of bird flu in south-west of the country.

وطالبت مزارع البط في منطقتي كوريه وهام بيونغ في مقاطعة جولا الجنوبية من الوكالة الوطنية للبحوث البيطرية والحجر الصحي اجراء اختبارات في المنطقتين بشأن التلوث بفيروس H5N1.

And demanded the duck farms in the regions of North Korean and important in South Jeolla Province, from the National Agency for Veterinary Research and Quarantine tests in the two regions on pollution virus H5N1.

ومن المتوقع أن يتم الاعلان غدا الجمعة عن نتائج الاختبارات التي أجرتها الوكالة بشأن انفلونزا الطيور في اقليم يونغ ام.

It is expected to be announced on Friday the results of tests conducted by the Agency on the bird flu in the province or Young.

وقد تبين أن مقاطعة جولا الجنوبية تعرضت لفيروس انفلونزا الطيور H5N1، وقامت ادارة يونغ ام باعدام حوالي 80 الف طائر في 4 مزارع ، في دائرة نصف قطرها 500 متر من المزرعة المصابة بالانفلونزا.

It was found that South Jeolla Province, suffered a bird flu virus, H5N1, and the Young administration or execution of about 80 thousand birds on 4 farms, in a circle with a radius of 500 meters from the farm infected with influenza.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Date: Tue 4 Jan 2011
Source: Pig Progress [edited]

In Northern Germany, about 1000 poultry and pig farms have been
temporarily quarantined due to an in-feed dioxin scam. At least one,
but possibly up to 9, feed manufacturers may be involved.

In the state of Lower Saxony alone, about 1000 farms (layer hens,
broilers or pigs) have been quarantined last Monday as a
precautionary measure
. Suppliers were forced to suspend deliveries
amid ongoing checks. The dioxin, which can cause cancer in humans,
was found to have entered the food chain last week through eggs and
poultry meat.

In another state, North Rhine Westphalia, about 8000 layer hens had
to be culled. The state's agricultural ministry found increased
levels of dioxin at one of its laboratory tests. In one case, levels
were 4 times the allowed rate.

The research into the layer hens will be extended for that reason,
the ministry announced.

The dioxin eggs have been traced to originate from a farm with
multiple poultry houses near the town of Soest
[map at
<>]. These farms will be
blocked. Tests into a different egg farm in the neighbourhood of the
town of Steinfurt have not been finished yet.

The dioxin is believed to have stemmed from feed contaminated with
industrial fats. Authorities believe these fats were substituted for
vegetable fats at some point in the tainted feed's manufacturing process.

German feed manufacturer Harles & Jentzsch 1st alerted authorities of
levels of dioxin present in the feed. The manufacturer is pointing a
finger towards a biodiesel producer called Petrotec, although this
company has already denied allegations of being guilty of the dioxin scandal.

Petrotec says it only delivered raw materials to the feed
manufacturer, insisting that these materials only be used for
technical purposes (e.g. soap), not as a feed or food ingredient.

More than one animal feed company may have been receiving deliveries
including fats which contained dioxin, a substance which is
stubbornly persistent once released into the environment.

Possibly 9 manufacturers in the states of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt
and Hamburg would be involved.

The Minister for Consumer Affairs in North Rhine Westphalia, Johannes
Remmel, told a local newspaper that the contamination must either be
the work of criminals or the result of extreme negligence.

Either way, he stressed the importance of finding the feed fats -- or
feed into which they may subsequently have been mixed -- known to
have been delivered to manufacturers in 5 German states.

"We cannot rule out that there are dioxin-contaminated eggs sitting
on shop shelves,"
he said.

German authorities have added that no contaminated feed has been
transported to the neighbouring Netherlands. It's unclear whether
contaminated eggs have entered the Dutch market.

Communicated by:
Sabine Zentis
Gut Laach
52385 Nideggen

[The article does not tell us what the levels are or how long they
suspect the contaminated feed may have been being fed to animals.
They do tell us that that they entered the food chain in eggs and
poultry meat last week.

One has to realize that dose exposure makes the toxin, so knowing the
dose as well as the time is important to calculate the levels in the
animals. There is good scientific literature on animal feed and human
food regarding dosage and dioxin. There is a growing body of evidence
that extremely low levels may not cause cancer. There is much
controversy surrounding dioxin and its dangers vs. possible benefits.
The controversy has raged since the early 1970's and is likely to continue.

Also, where there are dioxins, one should also be testing for PCBs
(polychlorinated biphenyls).

But lets look at what dixons are. Dioxin is a catch-all term for a
6-member ring where oxygen has been substituted for 2 of the carbon
atoms. This general structure gives rise to a number of related
compounds all having that 6-member ring with oxygen substitutions.
Therefore, there are a group of chemicals with dioxin-like activity.
Those chemicals include:

-- 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (2,37,8-TCDD). This is generally
regarded as a base or benchmark for assessment of the relative
toxicity of other dioxin-like compounds. It may be the most potent of
dioxin-like compounds, and, therefore, other chemicals' toxicity may
be measured against it.

-- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB). This chemical grouping is
generally associated with electrical transformers and should be of
concern in this case. This group of compounds are related
structurally to PCDD and PCDF, which also have dixion-like activity.

-- Polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDD) and Polychlorinated
dibenzofurans (PCDF) are both known as furan derivatives because of a
common chemical structure within the molecule and therefore are
similar in their toxicities.

-- Dibenzofurans are also a component and parent compound of PCDD and
PCDF and share a dioxin-like toxicity with these other compounds.

Dioxins are relatively omnipresent in the universe. They are very
persistent chemicals. Almost everyone has some minor level of these
classes of compounds or what is called a background level of these
toxins. Most human exposure is through food. These chemicals
accumulate in the fatty tissues of animals and humans. Therefore,
humans are exposed through consumption of meat, eggs, dairy and dairy
products, fish and shellfish.

Dioxins are highly toxic and can cause reproductive and developmental
problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and also
cause cancer.

Dioxins can be incorporated in fetal development stages and cause
developmental problems. They may have an interfering affect on the
immunological and hormonal systems and be responsible for some cancers.

There are a host of regulations and literature on this topic.
Therefore, opinions and literature supporting one or the other
position are not likely to be posted on ProMED-mail. - Mod.TG]

332 monitoring sites in Beijing prevent bird flu

January 6, 2011 08:51:40

Currently, the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau has set up in all 332 counties monitoring points, in the event of human infection with highly pathogenic avian influenza cases to ensure early discovery, early reporting, early quarantine and early treatment.

Municipal Health Bureau yesterday released "Health Report, " said the bird flu in winter and spring is high season, but also a high risk of human infection with avian influenza period. Last January, Beijing and a case of human infection of highly pathogenic avian influenza deaths. Not long ago, a Hong Kong man infected. Currently, agriculture, industry and commerce, health and other departments have started joint prevention and control mechanisms.

Human infection with highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 infection as the main source of infection of poultry animals, particularly backyard poultry. Sick birds spread the virus through droplets of human upper respiratory tract. Susceptible population, mostly young people and children, the incidence of high fever, cough, breathing difficulties.

Municipal Health Bureau spokesman hairiness that, to prevent the entry of the epidemic, the city health bureau in the city's medical institutions in various districts and counties to set up 332 monitoring points in the event of suspected cases, medical personnel will abide by the "early discovery, early reporting, Early isolation and early treatment "principle, its hazards, the impact to a minimum.