Saturday, March 19, 2011
Faced with increasing number of people infected with influenza A/H5N1, Prime Minister asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to coordinate with the Ministry of Health to closely monitor the bird flu virus, the epidemic is related to the influenza A/H5N1 to take timely measures.
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Borrowed capital to increase capacity to prevent avian influenza in humans.
Loan capital sources include the International Development Association (IDA) of World Bank (WB) is $ 10 million, non-refundable aid of the Trust Fund for Avian Influenza Prevention and Human Influenza (AHIF ) is $ 13 million and counterpart fund is $ 2 million.
Prime Minister requests in the process of approving the project, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Ministry of Health to receive comments from relevant agencies to use World Bank loans efficiently, ensuring protection project was implemented according to schedule, achieving the set objectives.
VAHIP project was implemented in 11 provinces: Lang Son, Hanoi, Thai Binh, Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh, Thua Thien Hue, Binh Dinh, Tay Ninh, Long An, Tien Giang and Dong Thap province with the goal of improving Results of the veterinary services and health, reduce health risks for humans and poultry caused by avian influenza.
Also, through activities and projects will contribute to disease control highly pathogenic avian influenza at the national level by controlling outbreaks in poultry in the original, early detection and response to cases of infectious infection in humans and poultry, and prepared in case of health pandemics occurred in the next period.
16 March 2011 - The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh has confirmed a case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus. The case was detected through the influenza sentinel surveillance centre run by the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) and the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B).
The case is a 16 month old female from Kamalapur, Dhaka. She presented at a influenza sentinel surveillance on 8 March with a history of cough and fever and subsequently recovered.
A detailed epidemiological investigation and contact follow up is being conducted by a team of epidemiologists from IEDCR, ICDDRB and WHO Bangladesh.
The case was confirmed as being infected with A(H5N1) by the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).
15 March 2011 - The Ministry of Health of Egypt has announced a new confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus.
The case is a 38 year old female from Ismailia Governorate. She developed symptoms on 1 March and was hospitalized on 7 March.
She was in a critical condition under artificial ventilation and died on 11 March.
Investigations into the source of infection indicate that the case had exposure to sick poultry suspected to have avian influenza.
The case was confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratory, a National Influenza Center of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network.
Of the 130 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 44 have been fatal.