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  • Bangladesh - Male, 3, H5N1 confirmed (third case in Bangladesh, second case in 2011)

    Source: http://bdnews24.com/details.php?id=190000&cid=2

    Another human case of bird flu surfaces
    Wed, Mar 16th, 2011 6:40 pm BdST

    Dhaka, March 16 (bdnews24.com) Another human case of avian influenza has been detected in the Kamalapur area of the capital, two days after a 13-month-old girl was found carrying the H5N1 virus in the same locality.

    The Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) discovered the fresh case while mopping up the area on Wednesday. It launched a drive in the locality following the detection of first case of the year in the area on Sunday.

    IEDCR director Prof Mahmudur Rahman told bdnews24.com that a 31-month-old boy had been detected carrying the virus in their lab.

    They tested nasal as well as throat swab and blood to confirm the case. The boy showed up with mild symptoms including fever and cough at the IEDCR and ICDDR,B joint surveillance site at Kamalapur, the director said.

    Prof Rahman, however, said that the boy was not related to the earlier case.

    So far, three people have been detected infected with the bird flu virus since its first outbreak in March 2007 in poultry.

    IEDCR urged people not to panic, rather be aware of the disease.

    bdnews24.com/nih/nir/1835h

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    Re: Bangladesh - Male, 3, H5N1 confirmed

    2nd Human case of Influenza H5N1 in 2011
    A case of Influenza H5N1 has been identified from one of our surveillance sites in Dhaka on 15th of March 2011. This was confirmed by Real-time RT-PCR.
    This is 31 month old male child who has presented with a history of cough and fever.
    Nasal and throat swab and blood were collected and found positive for H5N1.
    He has no symptom of illness now and completely recovered.
    This is the 2nd case of H5N1 infections in human this year.
    It may be mention here that the first human case of H5N1 was reported in Bangladesh in May 2008.

    http://www.iedcr.org/images/Healthme...0of%20H5N1.pdf
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