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  • #31
    Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father "Improving"; More Suspects

    Originally posted by niman View Post
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    Likely Human to Human H5N1 Transmission in Jiangsu China

    Recombinomics Commentary
    December 8, 2007

    Joanna Brent, a Beijing-based WHO spokeswoman, said the father began presenting symptoms on Monday and was confirmed as having the virus on Wednesday. She said he was being monitored in hospital.

    'Because the possibility of human to human transmission cannot be ruled out, we will be monitoring this case closely,' Brent told reporters.

    'If it is found to be easily passed between humans, we would be concerned,' Ms Brent said.

    Ms Brent said there was no evidence that the man had been infected by his 24-year-old son, who died on Dec 2, but said the possibility could not yet be eliminated.

    Ms Brent said it was also possible that both men were infected by the same bird, or that they were infected separately from different sources.

    The above comments by WHO offer multiple possibilities for transmission within the Jiangsu cluster, but the transmission is likely to be human-to-human because the son infected his father.

    H5N1 clusters give rise to to main possibilities, infection from a common source or human-to-human transmission. These two possibilities are largely decided by the disease onset dates. Since confirmed H5N1 human cases are very rare, it is likely that two infections within one household are linked.

    If a common source (bird or human) is involved, both family members will develop symptoms at a similar time. If the index case infects the family member, there will be a gap in the disease onset dates. In this cluster, the son developed symptoms on November 24, while the father developed symptoms on December 3. This gap would make human-to-human transmission likely.

    This likelihood is increased because the index case has no known contact with infected poultry, decreasing the likelihood that the father and son were infected by a common source.

    This cluster has attracted significant attention in the popular press, in part because of the gap in disease onset dates. However, there are additional reports in the Chinese press indicating the father died on Thursday and the mother and girlfriend of the index case have symptoms. If H5N1 confirmed, the likelihood of human-to-human transmission would increase markedly.


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    • #32
      Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father "Improving"; More Suspects

      From Hong Kong yesterday

      <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>Hong Kong seeks more information on latest H5N1 bird flu outbreak<!-- heading_end -->

      </TD><TD vAlign=top rowSpan=5></TD></TR><TR><TD>2007-12-07 HKT 23:23
      </TD></TR><TR><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top><!-- content -->The father of a 24-year-old man who died from bird flu last Sunday in Jiangsu Province is confirmed to have also been infected with the deadly H5N1 virus. The 52-year-old man is said to have fallen ill on Monday. The Centre for Health Protection says it was notified of the new case by the Ministry of Health. Officials said on Monday that the son had not had any known contact with dead poultry, and that no bird flu outbreaks had been reported recently in Jiangsu. Legco's medical representative, Dr Kwok Ka-ki, wants the mainland to provide more information to Hong Kong. ↓ <!-- content end --><!----stock id ----><!----stock here----><!----stock id end----><!--table--></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

      http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/eng...1207&56&452443
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      • #33
        Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father &quot;Improving&quot;; More Suspects

        From Hong Kong Today

        http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/eng...1208&56&452446

        <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>Father of bird flu victim sickened by same H5N1 virus<!-- heading_end -->

        </TD><TD vAlign=top rowSpan=5></TD></TR><TR><TD>2007-12-08 HKT 00:25
        </TD></TR><TR><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top><!-- content -->The father of a 24-year-old man who died from bird flu last Sunday in Jiangsu Province is confirmed to have also been infected with the deadly H5N1 virus. The 52-year-old man is said to have fallen ill on Monday. The Centre for Health Protection says it was notified of the new case by the Ministry of Health. Officials said on Monday that the son had not had any known contact with dead poultry, and that no bird flu outbreaks had been reported recently in Jiangsu. Legco's medical representative, Dr Kwok Ka-ki, wants the mainland to provide more information to Hong Kong. ↓ <!-- content end --><!----stock id ----><!----stock here----><!----stock id end----><!--table--></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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        • #34
          Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father &quot;Improving&quot;; More Suspects

          Commentary at

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

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          • #35
            Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father &quot;Improving&quot;; More Suspects

            Originally posted by niman View Post
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            H5N1 Jiangsu Cluster Grows?

            Recombinomics Commentary
            December 8, 2007

            Nanjing brain Hospital sources today to the Hong Kong "Ta Kung Pao" said 陆某 father has died, but the news was official denied.

            Reports also pointed out that close contact with the deceased persons and two others in varying degrees of suspected bird flu symptoms.

            "Ta Kung Pao" Comprehensive Several sources said that following 陆某 death, the first symptoms of the avian flu is his father, had died on December 6.

            According to reports,陆某 girlfriend and the mother appeared one after another suspected bird flu symptoms, the severity of which is currently being girlfriend rescue, 陆某 mother has been a quarantine check.

            The above translation indicates that the father of the deceased Jiangsu patient has also died. Both patients have been confirmed H5N1 positive, but media reports indicate the father is improving.

            The time interval between son and father onset dates strongly suggests the father was infected by his son. Earlier media reports had indicated contacts had no symptoms, but the above translation raises additional questions about the mother and girl friend of the index case.

            If H5N1 confirmed, these additional contacts would extend the transmission change and provide compelling evidence for human-to-human-to-human transmission.

            More information on the status of the father, mother, and girl friend would be useful.


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            • #36
              Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father &quot;Improving&quot;; More Suspects

              China bird flu patient recovering: report

              <!-- Google TOP Adsense block -->A 52-year-old Chinese man whose son died recently from bird flu and who himself has been infected with the highly dangerous virus is gradually recovering, state media reported Sunday.

              The patient, identified by his surname Lu, showed signs of improvement on Saturday, five days after he developed fever and pneumonia symptoms, Xinhua news agency said, citing medical officials in east China's Jiangsu province.

              His son died last Sunday from the H5N1 avian flu strain, which has killed more than 200 people worldwide since 2003.

              Xinhua did not say whether it was a case of human-to-human transmission, a possibility that had immediately set off alarm bells in the global health community.

              The Jiangsu provincial health authorities merely said in a statement on their website that the two had been "in close contact." Health authorities were not immediately available for comment Sunday morning.

              The new case brings to at least 27 the number of infections in China, where 17 people have died from bird flu.

              The deadly H5N1 strain has passed from human to human only in very rare cases but scientists fear that such transmission could become more efficient and widespread through mutation, causing a global pandemic.

              http://www.physorg.com/news116401522.html

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              • #37
                Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father &quot;Improving&quot;; More Suspects

                printable version

                Avian influenza ? situation in China - update 5

                9 December 2007
                The Ministry of Health in China has reported a new case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus in Jiangsu Province. The case was confirmed by the national laboratory on 6 December.
                The 52-year old male is the father of the 24-year old man who died from H5N1 infection on 2 December 2007. He is one of the close contacts placed under medical observation by national authorities. He developed symptoms on 3 December and was sent immediately to hospital for treatment.
                Of the 27 cases confirmed to date in China, 17 have been fatal.

                http://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_12_09/en/index.html

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                • #38
                  Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father &quot;Improving&quot;; More Suspects

                  Center □□□2007.12.09 preventing and controlling birds and beasts flu Nanjing issues an order □□to live □Central News Agency Center Qi Jiang □province □fathers and sons infect the birds and beasts flu to direct □the epidemic situation to be panic, □□□, Nanjing □bureau □low □□principle event, but also □the wrist control epidemic situation, issues an order all domesticated fowls city □not to be able to remain lives □□the night, □□only has the following night □□to change □Leng??. Hong Kong "□Fang Ri?" □□, Nanjing many □courtyards □event all three □its, the Nanjing resident generally did not know explodes □the epidemic situation. □, the Nanjing □bureau yesterday did not issue an order all domesticated fowls city □prohibition to live □"□the night", will not be able to remain to the next day, otherwise □□□□, some small cities □is forbidden □to sell lives □. Among them, Huimin □□city □tube committee □□, □□instruction under yesterday afternoon □, whole city all food markets □all □□□□line. □□□woman last night then □□□fell 50 □to live □, □loses not slightly, because □Leng?? demand was not big. Jiang? is many Hong Kong travels □□□the travel □□, the port □aviation □□□goes to Nanjing passenger "health direction". Hong Kong many travel agencies all pointed out that, the travel □mostly not □to □□or □the village, □the guest □does not have □□meets □the birds and beasts □, but □the reminder □□attention □person □lives.
                  http://news.chinatimes.com/2007Cti/2...900372,00.html

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                  • #39
                    Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father &quot;Improving&quot;; More Suspects

                    Father of bird flu victim recovering, China says

                    Posted : Sun, 09 Dec 2007 11:47:01 GMT

                    Beijing - The father of a Chinese man who died from avian influenza is recovering in hospital, but health experts still do not know how the two men were infected with the virus, state media said on Sunday. The 52-year-old father, identified only by the surname Lu, had shown "signs of improvement" under treatment fro H5N1 bird flu at a hospital in the southern city of Nanjing, the Xinhua news agency quoted local health officials as saying.

                    Lu's infection was diagnosed while he was under observation along with other people who had close contact with his son.

                    Experts said the signs of improvement proved Lu's his treatment was "timely and effective," the agency said.


                    His son died last week from H5N1 bird flu but had no known contact with infected poultry.

                    None of the other people who were in close contact with the two men had shown signs of infection, the health ministry said.

                    No infections were reported in birds in the area around Nanjing.


                    The World Health Organization said it would closely monitor the Nanjing cases because of the possibility that person-to-person infection could have occurred.


                    Experts have warned that a mutation of the virus to make human-to-human transmission easier could fuel a major epidemic that would threaten millions of people worldwide.


                    China has reported 27 human cases of H5N1 bird flu since 2003. Lu's son was the 17th Chinese person to die from an infection.

                    http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/155634.html
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                    • #40
                      Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father &quot;Improving&quot;; More Suspects

                      Father infected by bird flu recovering

                      <!-- A 52-year-old mainland man whose son died recently from bird flu and who himself has been infected with the highly dangerous virus is gradually recovering.

                      //--> Nishika Patel and agencies

                      Monday, December 10, 2007

                      A 52-year-old mainland man whose son died recently from bird flu and who himself has been infected with the highly dangerous virus is gradually recovering. The patient showed signs of improvement on Saturday, five days after he developed fever and pneumonia symptoms, according to medical officials in Jiangsu province.

                      His son died Sunday last week from the H5N1 avian flu strain, which has killed more than 200 people worldwide since 2003.

                      It is unknown whether this was a case of human-to-human transmission, a possibility that had immediately set off alarm bells in the global health community. Jiangsu health authorities merely said in a statement on their website that the two had been "in close contact."

                      The new case brings the number of infections in China to at least 27 - 17 of them fatal. The deadly H5N1 strain has passed from human to human only in very rare cases but scientists fear that such transmission could become more efficient and widespread through mutation, causing a global pandemic.

                      Lo Wing-lok, a specialist in infectious diseases in Hong Kong, said there were two possibilities in the case - that the father was infected through close contact with the son or that both had bought poultry from the same source. Lo said there had been 30 family clusters so far where the infection had been contracted due to a blood relationship.

                      "The critical factor is whether these two men had been in close proximity for an extended period rather than the blood relationship, although blood relatives are more likely to be affected" Lo said.

                      "The father's recovery could be because the infected dose from the poultry to the son may have been higher than the dose from the son to the father."

                      http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_d...=20071210&fc=1
                      Last edited by Niko; December 9, 2007, 09:31 PM. Reason: remove advertisements - think it worked this time

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                      • #41
                        Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father &quot;Improving&quot;; More Suspects

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                        Reports said that the second piece of Jiangsu recently confirmed human bird flu cases, the patient is infected with the H5N1 avian flu before the man's father died, the name of Wei Lu, Nanjing, the second hospital isolation treatment, the situation is improving. Wei Lu 24-year-old son had been killed because of avian flu infection.
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                        Reports quoted director of the Jiangsu Provincial People's Hospital doctors Yin Kai-sheng pointed out that patients with friends and relatives may have unusual circumstances, such as to the details of the provincial health department announced. However Provincial Health Department director of the Office of Emergency LI Shao-Dong, denied Wei Lu's wife and son's girlfriend symptoms, in the observation that they are not abnormal.
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                        http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl...9/n1936057.htm
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                        • #42
                          Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father &quot;Improving&quot;; More Suspects

                          No human to human transmission of bird flu, officials say

                          OFFICIALS have confirmed that the bird flu virus that killed a man and infected his father in Jiangsu Province cannot spread from human to human, the Ministry of Health said today.

                          The cause for the two infections was still being investigated, as both had no contact with poultry before becoming ill.

                          A 24-year-old man, surnamed Lu, died of bird flu on December 3, China's 17th fatality from the disease. Before he developed symptoms, Lu was at home preparing for an exam and had no contact with infected or deceased fowl, Xinhua news agency reported earlier.

                          Doctors confirmed that Lu's father, 52, had the H5N1 virus four days after his son's death, creating crucial questions about how the two infections occurred.

                          The World Health Organization said it could not rule out the possibility of human-to-human infection.

                          Scientists fear the disease could mutate into a version that spreads from person to person, risking wider outbreaks or even a global pandemic.

                          http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/arti...cle_341113.htm

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                          • #43
                            Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father &quot;Improving&quot;; More Suspects

                            Originally posted by niman View Post
                            Center □□□2007.12.09 preventing and controlling birds and beasts flu Nanjing issues an order □□to live □Central News Agency Center Qi Jiang □province □fathers and sons infect the birds and beasts flu to direct □the epidemic situation to be panic, □□□, Nanjing □bureau □low □□principle event, but also □the wrist control epidemic situation, issues an order all domesticated fowls city □not to be able to remain lives □□the night, □□only has the following night □□to change □Leng??. Hong Kong "□Fang Ri?" □□, Nanjing many □courtyards □event all three □its, the Nanjing resident generally did not know explodes □the epidemic situation. □, the Nanjing □bureau yesterday did not issue an order all domesticated fowls city □prohibition to live □"□the night", will not be able to remain to the next day, otherwise □□□□, some small cities □is forbidden □to sell lives □. Among them, Huimin □□city □tube committee □□, □□instruction under yesterday afternoon □, whole city all food markets □all □□□□line. □□□woman last night then □□□fell 50 □to live □, □loses not slightly, because □Leng?? demand was not big. Jiang? is many Hong Kong travels □□□the travel □□, the port □aviation □□□goes to Nanjing passenger "health direction". Hong Kong many travel agencies all pointed out that, the travel □mostly not □to □□or □the village, □the guest □does not have □□meets □the birds and beasts □, but □the reminder □□attention □person □lives.
                            http://news.chinatimes.com/2007Cti/2...900372,00.html
                            I submit a new version of this article:
                            1) [AVIAN INFLUENZA, POULTRY, HUMAN, CHINA, CLUSTERED CASES] Bird flu prevention Nanjing ordered culling of chickens [Automated translation, see also FluTrackers forum for other news and comments. - ms.]
                            CNA

                            China's Jiangsu Province, a father and son infected with the avian flu epidemic caused panic, according to reports, Nanjing.

                            Even though the authorities played down the incident, but also an iron fist to control the epidemic, ordered all poultry markets can not stay [to be slaughtered]overnight live chickens, chicken vendors can only ... slaughter of chickens to sell frozen chicken.

                            Hong Kong, "Oriental Daily News" reported that many hospitals in Nanjing are tight-lipped [reticent] about the incident, the public generally does not know the Nanjing outbreak of the epidemic.

                            However, the Nanjing authorities yesterday ordered all poultry markets to prohibit live chicken "overnight" and could not stay to the next day, otherwise they will be destroyed, some small markets are prohibited from selling live chickens.

                            The Eastbound market Huimin CMC said yesterday afternoon in the instructions issued, the city will be all the markets implementation.

                            Chicken traders will be her last night Provisional kill 50 chickens, the loss is not small, because the demand for frozen chicken little.

                            Jiangsu is a lot of Hong Kong tours popular tourist destination, Hong Kong Dragon Airlines will be sent to Nanjing to the passengers, "Health Guide." Many Hong Kong travel agencies have pointed out that most tours to the townships or rural areas would not, tourists will not have access to birds, but members will be reminded to observe good personal hygiene.
                            -
                            SOURCE (CHINATIMES)
                            -----
                            (from my blog post No. 1960, http://hygimia69.blogspot.com)

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                            • #44
                              Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father &quot;Improving&quot;; More Suspects

                              Benvenuto Ironorehopper.

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                              • #45
                                Re: China: Man Dies; Infected Father &quot;Improving&quot;; More Suspects

                                Originally posted by Florida1 View Post
                                Benvenuto Ironorehopper.
                                Mille grazie! Thank you for the welcome message.

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