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    French to English translation


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    Issue Archive 20110214.218191
    Date posted 14-Feb-2011
    Subject PRO / FRA> PRO / ENG / IN> Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) - Cameroon (Malapa, Lagdo) FAO

    Subject: Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) - Cameroon (Malapa, Lagdo) FAO


    PANDEMIC FLU (H1N1) - CAMEROON (Malapa, Lagdo) FAO
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    Date: Fri, February 11 2011
    Source: Bulletin of the FAO EMPRES-I Global
    animal disease information system. Immediate notifications [edited]
    <HTTP: obd?idOutbreak="158365" 2 empres-i empres-i.fao.org>http://empres-i.fao.org/empres-i/2/o...utbreak=158365

    Pandemic Influenza (H1N1)
    ---------------------------------------
    According to the International Reference Laboratory
    (Unspecified) on avian influenza reported
    the newsletter of FAO EMPRES Global Animal-I
    Disease Information System, 2 outbreaks of influenza
    2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza commonly called
    swine H1N1 have been observed and confirmed
    dated February 8, 2011 in the town of Malapa
    and Lagdo in northern Cameroon. The same source
    indicates that this swine is
    involved in infection. Neither the statistics,
    or epidemiology, or control measures have
    been specified. The confirmation of the suspicion and
    serotyping were performed on the basis of 3
    tests with reverse transcriptase PCR,
    reverse transcriptase PCR and real-time
    virus isolation. These tests were performed
    National Laboratory of the Istituto
    Spermentale Zooprofilattico delle Venezie (Italy).

    H1N1 pandemic H1N1 strain 2009 is another
    influenza discovered in April 2009 in Mexico
    and the USA. This strain is highly contagious. The
    Contamination can occur through direct contact
    with sick pigs. For it is not cons
    possible to be infected by eating
    pork because the contamination is by
    airway. This strain is particularly
    characterized by its rapid spread to
    human to human beings since its inception. By
    It is also clear that the genome of the virus
    2009 H1N1 pandemic is a seamless combination
    preceding genes of influenza viruses
    swine, avian and human response to genetic recombination.

    It is probably the genetic recombination
    that predisposes the 2009 H1N1 virus to easily cross the barrier of the species.

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    Provided by:
    ProMED-FRA




    [Pandemic influenza is an H1N1 2009
    zoonotic disease could be transmitted to both
    man and animal. Therefore it
    requires special attention. The Cameroon
    having already experienced the disease, it is
    undeniable that health authorities and
    medical need to take adequate measures
    to limit the damage. In principle
    precaution, the same attention would be required to
    countries that share a common border with the
    Cameroon whose CAR and Chad, whose
    trade and movement of goods and people
    are intense. It is evident that close
    collaboration between physicians and
    veterinarians would make much more
    effective control of the disease. "Medicine
    Single "is here being challenged.



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