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  • Côte d'Ivoire - Confirmed cases H1N1 - 2

    [Google Translation from French to English]

    H1N1 influenza: A suspected case in Abidjan

    Saturday 20 June 2009 - For North-South

    This could be the new human case of influenza H1N1 in Africa. A plane from Brussels would have landed in the evening yesterday at the Abidjan airport with a passenger with symptoms of the pandemic. It would be a woman who had a fever and coughing. Alerted, the airport would have warned the authorities that have taken steps to ensure that all passengers are put in quarantine upon landing. The suspect was immediately evacuated to a hospital instead. Interviewed officials from the Public Health Institute (Inhp) and the Institut Pasteur have neither confirmed or denied the information. All we have oriented most authoritative voice.

    Grippe H1N1 : Un cas suspect à Abidjan

    samedi 20 juin 2009 - Par Nord-Sud

    Cela pourrait être le nouveau cas humain de la grippe H1N1 en Afrique. Un avion en provenance de Bruxelles aurait atterri dans la soirée d'hier à l'aéroport d'Abidjan avec un passager présentant les symptômes de la nouvelle pandémie. Il s'agirait d'une femme qui avait une fièvre et qui toussait. Alerté, l'aéroport aurait prévenu les autorités compétentes qui ont pris des dispositions pour que l'ensemble des passagers soient mis en quarantaine dès l'atterrissage. Le cas suspect aurait été évacué immédiatement dans un hôpital de la place. Interrogés, des responsables de l'Institut d'hygiène publique (Inhp) et de l'Institut pasteur n'ont ni confirmé ni infirmé l'information. Tous nous ont orienté vers des voix plus autorisées.


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    Re: Côte d'Ivoire - Suspect cases - 1

    Not sure that it's the same person identified in this article, but Cote d'Ivoire now has a confirmed case of H1N1:

    Following the confirmed H1N1 flu case in Cote d'Ivoire, Soir Info (an independent daily) reported that Ivorian health authorities are taking actions to monitor any potential H1N1 flu epidemic. According to the paper, authorities are taking measures nationwide to control the situation. According to Dr. Marcel Koffi, from the Ministry of Health, these measures include the setting up of monitoring teams at the country's land borders, airports and sea ports to deal with any potential outbreaks of the H1N1 flu.


    • #3
      Re: Côte d'Ivoire - Confirmed cases H1N1 - 2

      google translated

      Côte d'Ivoire: Influenza A / H1 N1 - A 2nd case found

      24 June 2009

      Abidjan - 105 people are currently monitored, and all measures are taken, according to Dr. Daniel Ekra, to halt the advance of the virus.

      The director of epidemiological surveillance, Dr Daniel Ekra, was yesterday facing the press at the Treichville Inhp to announce a new case of contact regarding influenza A H1N1.

      According to him, after the discovery of first case on June 19 following the arrival of a flight from Brussels, the person has been admitted to hospital.

      And 48 of her contacts and the 57 passengers on the plane were monitored. This is one of the people who were in the same plane today symptoms of the virus. This person, a woman, according to Dr. Ekra, was admitted to the hospital and doing well, like the first patient.

      The head of epidemiological surveillance has pointed out that the contacts are not yet sick. But it was not until the tests performed in a laboratory instead, to be assured.

      He seized the opportunity to reassure the public that all measures are taken to curb the advance of HIV in Côte d'Ivoire. Thus, the Department has strengthened its epidemiology. And all contacts are monitored. He called on the population not to panic.

      Before asking everyone to submit to the Inhp, at the first sign, ie coughing, sneezing and fatigue. He also stressed that as they arise, we must wipe and throw the handkerchief, remembering to wash their hands. He said that the medical lasts 14 days.
      “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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