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  • Libya - Minister of Health announces 10 acute pneumonia cases, including some deaths - H1N1pdm09, Flu A, & tests pending - denies bird flu H5N1

    Libya: Bird flu kills 4 people
    Last updated: 12/27/2014
    By Hadia Aezzqala | Posted in: Health, around the world
    Libya
    Causing an epidemic of bird flu today in the cities of Tripoli and Tobruk Allebian.fa the death of four people
    The Minister of Health Allepie satisfaction Alaclai, in a press statement on Saturday, it was reported to the World Health Organization, which confirmed its part, send experts to Libya within 48 hours, and will work to rectify the situation.
    And between Alaclai in the same context, that there are no cases of Ebola in the country at the moment.

    http://www.tunisien.tn/%D8%AD%D9%88%...8%A9-4-%D8%A3?

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    BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) - Four people have died of bird flu in Libya in recent days, the health minister of the country's internationally recognised government said on Saturday. - See more at:

    http://www.straitstimes.com/news/wor....lFTA1tbA.dpuf



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    Rida al-Awkali said a fifth person suspected of having contracted the virus is currently in hospital in the far eastern city of Tobruk.
    Three of the victims died in the capital Tripoli, while the fourth died in Tobruk.

    http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews...56_1064607.htm




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    Please see our thread dated December 4, 2014

    Egypt - Man, 60, hospitalized suspected bird flu H5N1 in Assiut upon arrival from Libya

  • #2
    The suspected H5N1 case from Libya documented above on December 4 was never addressed by the Egyptian Ministry of Health:

    https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/...rmed-case-list

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    • #3
      From: FluTrackers
      To: gregory hartl
      Subject: H5N1 in Libya
      Date: Dec 27, 2014 6:13 PM
      Hi Gregory!

      Can you confirm media reports that the WHO is sending experts to Libya to investigate "bird flu" H5N1 cases?

      https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/...lu-h5n1-deaths



      Thanks!

      Sharon

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      • #4
        The overall situation is Libya is not stable. An Egyptian doctor and 2 family members were murdered there recently in a botched kidnapping attempt.

        Foreign Minister: Egypt warns of the situation in Libya

        Started - Magic Ziauddin: Saturday, December 27, 2014 19:45
        Warned Sameh Shoukry, Foreign Minister, again from the situation in Libya, gravity and that he must be careful and stay away from areas of conflict and act on a personal level, including protecting the citizens, both in their persons or their property, stressing that Egypt is dealing with legitimacy in Tobruk, but we are all means of exposure to events that arise and attempts to contain and meet the needs of families in restoring the bodies own recent events.......


        http://www.alwafd.org/%D8%A3%D8%AE%D...A8%D9%8A%D8%A7



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        • #5
          The Lebanese Forces Official Website > Foreign News > 4 deaths from bird flu in Libya
          4 deaths from bird flu in Libya

          The Ministry of Health in the interim Libyan government on Saturday the death of four people in Libya in the past few days as a result of being infected with the H5 1 strain of bird flu .

          The Libyan Minister of Health Rida Alaclai explained that "the 3 cases was killed as a result of the disease in the Libyan capital Tripoli, in addition to the deaths, one in the city of Tobruk," near the Libyan-Egyptian border east of the country .

          The minister pointed out that "the case is suspected of being infected with the disease were introduced to Tobruk Medical Center and continues to exist there," pointing out that he will go to Tobruk Sunday to find out the latest developments, and on to Cairo for a meeting of experts at the World Health Organization Regional Office in this regard .

          On the other hand, stressed that his country Alaclai-free so far of Ebola epidemic which invade West Africa .
          Source: Agencies
          December 27, 2014 22:44
          http://www.lebanese-forces.com/2014/...lled-in-libya/

          Twitter: @RonanKelly13
          The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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          • #6
            Woman suspected to be infected by unknown virus

            12/28/2014

            Director of Tobruk Medical Center Faraj SMN said, on Sunday, and the death of a woman at the age of 65 years and a fourth case is suspected that she had the same virus is not known.

            SMN added that the lady was complaining of heart disease, but the rays showed some inflammation in the lung, pointing out that this lady relationship with the patient about the existing Department of isolation and doubted that it carries the same disease.

            Director of the Center confirmed that the patient is still currently Department of isolation after the Egyptian government refused to receive him after he knew that it carries a dangerous virus.

            SMN explained that today will be a sample of the patient is sent to Tunisia to see the disease, which is suspected of having bird flu.
            Referred to the city of Tobruk, witnessed the death of three people the past two days as a result of injury unknown virus suspected of being a "bird flu" virus.


            computertranslation

            thanks to Crof
            “Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights – that must be our call to arms"
            Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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            • #7
              I have some serious doubts that this is actually H5N1. I can think of two far more likely possibilities:

              1. This is seasonal/H1N1 flu, and the translators/reporters are messing things up. The age of the patients, as well as their widespread distribution (and lack of mentioned bird exposure) suggests this is not H5N1.

              2. Plague is endemic in Tobruk, with two actual outbreaks (and several more suspected/reported) in the past six years. Reports of unknown respiratory fatalities in Tobruk should be tested for plague.

              It is not clear to me either that Libya has the laboratory facilities to diagnose H5N1.

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              • #8



                Technical Committee to follow up pandemics National Center for combating diseases held an emergency meeting at the Centre appeared Sunday, 12/28/2014, during which the study of the current situation with regard to the emergence of cases of severe pneumonia was found registration number (10) cases of acute her pneumonia same common symptoms which "cough - heat - phlegm accompanied by blood - acute respiratory failure," died, including 5 cases were as follows: -
                Tripoli Medical Center ((two cases of Moatntan pregnant women in their thirties and one of them proved experimentally hit Pfiro Q H1N1 and Asalta subsurface artificial respiration superior care - the third case of a young man in the forties is still in the intensive care waiting for lab results - the fourth case of a young man in his thirties died and proved the lab results, was diagnosed with influenza type A - A fifth case of the young man in his thirties was still receiving treatment in the intensive care unit and in waiting for the results Alhaleil - sixth case for citizenship holder of the same symptoms have been converted from the Tripoli Medical Center to Asabieh Hospital and died at the hospital))
                Cases city of Tobruk ((registered 4 cases with the same symptoms of whom died three patients, two of them brothers aged 28 and 40 years died and did not sample taken of them - the second case, Feb died in Egypt and there is no sufficient information about the patient and the fourth case, it is a laboratory technician is still under care
                Through the presentation of these cases, the Committee emphasizes that the current situation does not constitute an outbreak in accordance with current data and began to communicate with the hospitals to be prepared for any emergency

                https://ar-ar.facebook.com/Ministry.of.Health.Ly

                machine translation
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                It looks like 1 case of 10 is H1N1pdm09. One case was diagnosed with flu A, which leaves a few options open. Several are waiting for test results. 3 cases who died did not have samples taken apparently. So......

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                • #9
                  Bird flu H5N1 and swine flu (H1N1) denied for rest of acute pneumonia cases. This leaves possibly 1 total H1N1 case mentioned in the 1st batch of tests above.

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                  Libyan Ministry of Health - official page

                  ساعة واحدة · Modified ·




                  Monday 12/29/2014 14:25 pm
                  Follow-up to the theme of the emergence of cases of acute pneumonia in contact with Dr. Badr Eddin al-Najjar, Director General of the National Center for Disease Control and Dr. Red Omar Reference National Center laboratory for Disease Control Director, has informed us that the samples that appeared today for the rest of the cases mentioned in the position on Sunday, 12/28/2014 exposed for pneumonia results have appeared negative and there is no infections Pfirose bird flu or swine were also transmit the report of particular to the World Health Organization to put it in the image of the event and will be published later ...
                  .. Ask God for the safety of all ...

                  https://ar-ar.facebook.com/Ministry.of.Health.Ly



                  machine translation

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                  • #10
                    Emergency disease-control meeting after 5 die with swine flu symptoms

                    By Libya Herald staff.
                    National Centre for Disease Control calls emergency meeting after five die of H1N1-like symptoms (Photo: Libyan Ministry of Health)

                    Tripoli, 29 December 2014:
                    The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has held emergency meeting after five deaths from patients presenting with what appeared to be the symptoms of H1N1 or “Swine Flu”. Over the last week, ten people, four in Tobruk and six in Tripoli, checked into hospitals with severe pneumonia and what appeared to be the symptoms of H1N1 or “Swine Flu” .
                    In Tripoli, three of the patients were pregnant women in their 20s and 30s, while the other three cases included a man in his 40s and two men in their 30s. Two of the women have died, while one remains on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). One of the men in his 30s has died, and the other two remain in the ICU.
                    Of the four registered cases in Tobruk, all were men, including two brothers, aged 28 and 40. Two of the men have died, while two are still under observation.
                    The NCDC has stressed that the situation is “under control” and that H1N1 is in no way an epidemic in Libya. It did, however, call on hospitals to prepare for the possibility of an outbreak of the disease.

                    http://www.libyaherald.com/2014/12/2...-flu-symptoms/

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                    • #11
                      An emergency meeting to study the emergence of cases of severe pneumonia in Libya .alatnin, 29/12/2014 - 11:00

                      Tripoli December 29 --2 014 (Wall) - the technical committee to follow up pandemics National Center for Disease Control held an emergency meeting on Sunday, to study the current situation with regard to the emergence of cases of severe pneumonia. Sources Committee, recording 10 cases of severe pneumonia have the same common symptoms, a "cough - heat - phlegm accompanied by blood - acute respiratory failure," died, including 5 cases. Technical Committee to follow up pandemics confirmed, that the current situation does not constitute an epidemic according to the current data, and they began to communicate with hospitals to prepare for any emergency.


                      http://www.lana-news.ly/ara/news/vie...A8%D9%8A%D8%A7

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                      • #12
                        ‘A Ground Invasion of the Capital Is Imminent’

                        All-out war is coming to Libya, as rebel militias and a government-in-hiding begin a battle for control of the country.

                        snip

                        For three years, Libya has been without a functioning government, police force, or army.

                        more...

                        http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/12/29/...ftar-militias/

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                        • #13
                          This is a puzzling post. H5N1 seems unlikely at this point....

                          Published Date: 2015-01-01 19:22:40
                          Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (01): Libya, fatal, H5N1 susp, RFI
                          Archive Number: 20150101.3061029
                          AVIAN INFLUENZA , HUMAN (01): LIBYA, FATAL, H5N1 SUSPECTED, REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
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                          A ProMED-mail post
                          http://www.promedmail.org
                          ProMED-mail is a program of the
                          International Society for Infectious Diseases
                          http://www.isid.org

                          Date: Fri 26 Dec 2014
                          Source: Facebook [in Arabic, trans. Corr.SB, edited]
                          https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...76&__tn__=%2As


                          The Technical Committee of the National Center for Disease Control that follows up pandemics held an emergency meeting at its Centre on Sun 28 Dec 2014, during which time the study of the current situation was discussed with regard to the current emergency cases of severe pneumonia: 10 cases of acute pneumonia with symptoms of "cough, fever, phlegm, accompanied by bleeding and with acute respiratory failure."

                          5 cases have died. The cases were as follows (from the Tripoli Medical Center):

                          - 2 cases of pregnant women in their 30s from Moatntan, one of them confirmed [diagnostically] infected with H1N1 influenza virus [by an unexplained procedure].
                          - The 3rd case is a young man in his 40s still in intensive care and waiting for lab results.
                          - The 4th case is a young man in his 30s who died, and whose lab results confirmed he was infected with influenza type A.
                          - The 5th case is a young man in his 30s still receiving treatment in the intensive care unit and waiting for lab results.
                          - A 6th case, a Libyan citizenship holder with the same symptoms, was taken from the Tripoli Medical Center to Asabieh Hospital and died at the hospital.

                          Cases in the city of Tobruk (4 cases with the same symptoms as 3 other patients):
                          - 2 brothers aged 28 and 40 years, but samples were not taken from them;
                          - 2nd case [3rd case?] died in Egypt, and there is no information about this patient; or
                          - 4th case, a laboratory technician who is still under care.

                          --
                          Communicated by:
                          ProMED-mail
                          <promed@promedmail.org>

                          [ProMED-mail thanks Susan Baekeland for provision of this translation. Further information is awaited.

                          If independently confirmed, Libya will become the 17th country to record confirmed human infections, and the most westerly occurrence of human cases, of avian H5N1 influenza virus. - Mod.CP

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                          • #14
                            Lhalafa: Libyan health contained Bird Flu
                            White - Gateway center: over the ropes | الاثنين يناير 5 2015, 12:48 AM

                            Home Dr Abdul Aziz Lhalafa
                            Dr. Abdul Aziz Lhalafa
                            President of the World Health Organization in Libya Lhalafa Dr Abdul Aziz said on Monday that the health sector in Libya was able to contain bird flu H1 N1 which cases were recorded in the cities of Tripoli and Tobruk.

                            Lhalafa explained in a statement to «middle gate» The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Health Organization was able to non-registration of new cases for more than a week; and through its precautionary measures necessary to contain the disease.

                            Lhalafa confirmed that the private types of flu Available in Libya treatment, pointing out that there is a perception to create a regional center for communicable diseases in Tobruk and the perception of another to create the Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory analysis includes BCR devices, which helps in the rapid detection of infectious and communicable diseases.

                            http://libya-press.net/news_details....ibya-press.net

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