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  • Pakistan: Human H5N1 Cluster December 2007

    Two ‘bird flu’ deaths sound alarm bells ringing



    Muhammad Kabir

    ISLAMABAD: Three suspected cases of human-to-human transmission of bird flu virus have been detected in North West Frontier Province (NWFP), sources told The Post on Monday.

    Of these three cases, two people died and the Ministry of Health has collected samples to determine the cause of their deaths.

    Sources said about three weeks ago the Ministry of Health obtained blood samples of people suspected of being infected with bird flu virus, but their results have yet to be announced.

    Ministry officials said on October 21, 2007, bird flu virus H5-N1 was confirmed at Ijaz Shah Poultry Farm in Abbotabad and a veterinarian, Dr Ishtiaq Durrani, from the NWFP Livestock Department was tasked with culling as many as 3,000 hens in Abbotabad from October 21 to 23.

    As many as 200 people have died of bird flu virus all over the world but no case of human-to-human transmission of bird flu virus has been confirmed so far.

    Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council Secretary and Registrar Dr Alamdar Hussain Malik said the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) were the final authority to confirm the presence of bird flu virus in human beings.

    The final report about the presence of bird flu virus in suspected cases detected in NWFP would be released by the ministry, which has obtained their samples, he added.

    He said about 25, 000 poultry farms in the country, out of which 90 percent were working without boundary walls and precautionary measures.

    He said the government should register all these poultry farms and start an awareness campaign about bio-safety.

    http://thepost.com.pk/IsbNews.aspx?d...33500&catid=17

  • #2
    Re: Possible Human H5N1 Infections in Pakistan Reported

    We have requested verification of the above article from the editor of the news source and have not received an answer yet.
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    Shine upon you,
    All love surround you,
    And the pure light within you
    Guide your way on."

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    • #3
      Re: Pakistan: 10,000 chickens culled

      <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="600"><tbody><tr bgcolor="#f4faff"><td class="heading_txt" height="20"> Media can limit impact of disease outbreaks</td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#efefef"></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="small_txt" height="20">By Shahina Maqbool
      11/26/2007</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="small_txt">Islamabad</td></tr></tbody></table>

      **snipped**

      The in-charge of the Epidemic Cell at NIH Dr. Jaleel Kamran told the participants that Pakistan has reported 76 outbreaks of Bird Flu in 2007, the latest being on November 22 at Mansehra. Of these, 56 outbreaks involved commercial and backyard poultry and 20 outbreaks were reported in wild birds, mostly crows. There has not been a single suspected human case in 2007. Last year, 14 people were hospitalized and all tested negative for H5N1.

      **snipped**

      http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=82905
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      • #4
        Pakistan: Bird Flu claims 2 lives

        Bird Flu claims 2 lives in Mansera

        ISLAMABAD: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, Bird Flu influenza has been confirmed among human beings after two brothers died at a local hospital in Peshawar.

        According to spokesman of Health Ministry, two brothers Muhammad Ilyas and Tariq working in a poultry farm in Mansera suffered flu, few days back that later turned to be critical in the form of Bird Flu influenza (H5N1).

        They were admitted to a local hospital in Peshawar where on Monday they died.

        After the blood samples of both the brothers were sent for formal testing in Laboratory, it was found that both brothers died due to Bird Flu virus (H5N1).

        It is merit-mentioning that this is the first case of human loss in the history of Pakistan where a person died due to Bird Flu.

        On the other hand, spokesman of Health Ministry confirmed the death due to Bird Flu adding both the brothers were working in a Poultry farm in Mansera and had direct link with the chickens that resulted in the transformation of the virus (H5N1).

        It may be recalled that 208 people lost their lives around the world due to virus (H5NI). Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippine, China, Vietnam, Egypt and South Asian Estates are among the bird flu affected countries.

        http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?id=121881
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        • #5
          Re: Pakistan: Bird Flu claims 2 lives

          Location of Mansehra

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          “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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          • #6
            Re: Pakistan: Bird Flu claims 2 lives

            Commentary at

            http://www.recombinomics.com/News/12...n_Cluster.html

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            • #7
              Re: Pakistan: Bird Flu claims 2 lives

              Looks like both stories in Pakistan have been pulled.

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              • #8
                Re: Pakistan: Bird Flu claims 2 lives

                Originally posted by niman View Post
                Looks like both stories in Pakistan have been pulled.
                The story from the other day (the H2H story) -- "Two ‘bird flu’ deaths sound alarm bells ringing" -- has moved into the paper's archive here:

                http://www.thepost.com.pk/Arc_IsbNew...2007&fcatid=14

                The other one does seem to be gone, though.
                ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                • #9
                  Re: Pakistan: Bird Flu claims 2 lives

                  it doesnt look that far from china does it.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Pakistan: Bird Flu claims 2 lives

                    Originally posted by Dutchy View Post
                    Bird Flu claims 2 lives in Mansera

                    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, Bird Flu influenza has been confirmed among human beings after two brothers died at a local hospital in Peshawar.

                    According to spokesman of Health Ministry, two brothers Muhammad Ilyas and Tariq working in a poultry farm in Mansera suffered flu, few days back that later turned to be critical in the form of Bird Flu influenza (H5N1).

                    They were admitted to a local hospital in Peshawar where on Monday they died.

                    After the blood samples of both the brothers were sent for formal testing in Laboratory, it was found that both brothers died due to Bird Flu virus (H5N1).

                    It is merit-mentioning that this is the first case of human loss in the history of Pakistan where a person died due to Bird Flu.

                    On the other hand, spokesman of Health Ministry confirmed the death due to Bird Flu adding both the brothers were working in a Poultry farm in Mansera and had direct link with the chickens that resulted in the transformation of the virus (H5N1).

                    It may be recalled that 208 people lost their lives around the world due to virus (H5NI). Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippine, China, Vietnam, Egypt and South Asian Estates are among the bird flu affected countries.

                    http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?id=121881
                    New URL for this story (hat-tip, andym!):

                    http://www.onlinenews.com.pk/details.php?id=121912
                    ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                    • #11
                      Re: Pakistan: Bird Flu claims 2 lives

                      Originally posted by Theresa42 View Post
                      The story from the other day (the H2H story) -- "Two ‘bird flu’ deaths sound alarm bells ringing" -- has moved into the paper's archive here:

                      http://www.thepost.com.pk/Arc_IsbNew...2007&fcatid=14

                      The other one does seem to be gone, though.
                      Just in case:

                      <TABLE><TBODY><TR><TD>
                      Two ‘bird flu’ deaths sound alarm bells ringing
                      </TD></TR><TR><TD>
                      </TD></TR><TR><TD>Muhammad Kabir
                      </TD></TR><TR><TD>ISLAMABAD: Three suspected cases of human-to-human transmission of bird flu virus have been detected in North West Frontier Province (NWFP), sources told The Post on Monday.

                      Of these three cases, two people died and the Ministry of Health has collected samples to determine the cause of their deaths.

                      Sources said about three weeks ago the Ministry of Health obtained blood samples of people suspected of being infected with bird flu virus, but their results have yet to be announced.

                      Ministry officials said on October 21, 2007, bird flu virus H5-N1 was confirmed at Ijaz Shah Poultry Farm in Abbotabad and a veterinarian, Dr Ishtiaq Durrani, from the NWFP Livestock Department was tasked with culling as many as 3,000 hens in Abbotabad from October 21 to 23.

                      As many as 200 people have died of bird flu virus all over the world but no case of human-to-human transmission of bird flu virus has been confirmed so far.

                      Pakistan Veterinary Medical Council Secretary and Registrar Dr Alamdar Hussain Malik said the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) were the final authority to confirm the presence of bird flu virus in human beings.

                      The final report about the presence of bird flu virus in suspected cases detected in NWFP would be released by the ministry, which has obtained their samples, he added.

                      He said about 25, 000 poultry farms in the country, out of which 90 percent were working without boundary walls and precautionary measures.

                      He said the government should register all these poultry farms and start an awareness campaign about bio-safety.
                      </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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                      • #12
                        Re: Pakistan: Bird Flu claims 2 lives

                        For information to those readers in this part of the world, speaking Punjabi in North-East Pakistan and North-West India, here is an Avian Influenza Leaflet in that language: http://new.wales.gov.uk/docrepos/403...unjabi?lang=en

                        For those who speak the national Pakistan language Urdu, the same leaflet in that language:
                        http://new.wales.gov.uk/docrepos/403...n-urdu?lang=en

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                        • #13
                          Re: Pakistan: Bird Flu claims 2 lives

                          <TABLE><TBODY><TR><TD>Bird flu claims 2 lives in Mansehra

                          </TD></TR><TR><TD>

                          </TD></TR><TR><TD>Online

                          </TD></TR><TR><TD>ISLAMABAD: Bird Flu influenza has been confirmed among human beings in Pakistan after two brothers died of the virus at a local hospital in Peshawar.

                          According to a Health Ministry spokesman, two brothers Muhammad Ilyas and Tariq working in a poultry farm in Manshera, suffered flu that turned into bird flu influenza (H5N1). He disclosed the blood samples of both the brothers confirmed their death due to the presence of bird flu virus. It is merit-mentioning here that this is the first case of human loss due to bird flu virus in Pakistan. Earlier, 208 people lost their lives around the world due to same virus.

                          http://thepost.com.pk/MainNews.aspx?..._id=2&catid=14

                          </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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                          • #14
                            Re: Pakistan: Bird Flu claims 2 lives

                            Commentary at

                            http://www.recombinomics.com/News/12...ter_Grows.html

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                            • #15
                              Re: Possible Human H5N1 Infections in Pakistan Reported

                              Originally posted by Florida1 View Post
                              We have requested verification of the above article from the editor of the news source and have not received an answer yet.
                              We still have not received any response from that news organization.
                              "May the long time sun
                              Shine upon you,
                              All love surround you,
                              And the pure light within you
                              Guide your way on."

                              "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
                              Aristotle

                              “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
                              Mohandas Gandhi

                              Be the light that is within.

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