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    Man dies of bird flu in E China province


    www.chinaview.cn 2007-12-03 02:56:12 Print

    NANJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- A man in east China's Jiangsu province died of bird flu on Sunday, the provincial health department reported.

    The 24-year-old man, surnamed Lu, developed fever, chills and other symptoms on November 24 and was hospitalized on November 27 after being diagnosed "lower left pneumonia". Lu's illness deteriorated in the hospital and died on Sunday.

    A respiratory tract sample examination by Jiangsu Provincial Disease Control and Prevention Center on Saturday showed the man's avian flu virus nucleic acid was H5 positive and N1 positive.

    However, the man had no contact with dead poultry, the health department said.

    A test done by the China Disease Control and Prevention Center on Sunday also indicated that the man was H5N1 positive and the Chinese Ministry of Health has confirmed Lu was infected with bird flu.

    The local government has adopted relative prevention and control measures. All of the 69 people who had close contact with Lu have been put under strict medical observation. So far, they have shown no signs of symptoms.

    The Ministry of Health has reported the case to the World Health Organization and some countries and regions.

    Jiangsu Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau said no bird flu epidemic has been found in the province so far.

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...nt_7187514.htm
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    Re: Man dies of bird flu in E China province

    Man dies of bird flu in China: report
    Posted: 03 December 2007 0234 hrs
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    BEIJING - A man in east China died of bird flu Sunday, the country's 17th fatality from the H5N1 virus, state media reported.

    The 24-year-old man was hospitalised last Tuesday after being diagnosed with pneumonia, Xinhua news agency reported early Monday, citing the Jiangsu provincial health department.

    The man's condition deteriorated in hospital and he died on Sunday, it said.

    Separate tests by the provincial and national disease control centres indicated the man was positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza, the agency said, adding the health ministry had confirmed he was infected with bird flu.

    The man, surnamed Lu, had no contact with dead poultry, the Jiangsu health department said, according to Xinhua. Jiangsu also had no outbreaks of bird flu, the agency said, citing the provincial animal husbandry bureau.

    All 69 people who had close contact with Lu had been put under medical observation but none had so far shown any symptoms, Xinhua said.

    With the latest case, the virus has so far infected at least 26 people in China, 17 of whom died. The country's previous bird flu fatality was a teenage soldier who died in June.

    While the disease is usually associated with contact with infected birds, China has a widespread poultry vaccination programme and only one confirmed human bird flu case has followed a matching outbreak in poultry.

    China conducted a huge campaign last year to contain the disease, aggressively slaughtering tens of thousands of poultry and stepping up public education efforts.

    Vice Agriculture Minister Yin Chengjie however warned in September this year that much of the country remained ill-equipped to prevent the spread of bird flu.

    The H5N1 strain of bird flu has killed 206 people worldwide since 2003, according to the latest World Health Organisation figures on November 12.

    Asia has accounted for most of the victims, with 91 deaths in Indonesia alone and 46 in Vietnam.

    Scientists fear that H5N1 will eventually mutate into a form that is much more easily transmissible between humans, triggering a global pandemic.

    A UN and World Bank report last week warned that the world remained unprepared to cope with a human pandemic arising from bird flu.

    The original source of the virus is thought to have been wild migratory birds.

    - AFP /ls

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...315125/1/.html

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      Re: Man dies of bird flu in E China province

      Commentary at

      http://www.recombinomics.com/News/12...1_Jiangsu.html

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        Re: Man dies of bird flu in E China province

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        02 December 2007
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        China's health ministry has reported the death of a man from bird flu in the coastal province of Jiangsu.
        China's official news agency says health officials confirmed that the man died Sunday from the H5N1 strain of the virus.
        Xinhua said the 24-year-old man's condition deteriorated rapidly after he was hospitalized Tuesday. The report did not identify the hospital or its location.
        Information about how and where the man may have contracted avian influenza was not immediately available.
        No bird flu outbreak has been reported among the province's wild birds or poultry.
        Bird flu outbreaks were reported last month in Hong Kong, South Korea and Burma.
        The World Health Organization reports there have been at least 25 human cases of avian flu confirmed in China in recent years, 16 of them fatal.
        The WHO says more than 200 people have died of bird flu worldwide since the first outbreak in 2003.
        Scientists are concerned the a deadly strain of the bird flu virus could change into a form easily passed among humans, sparking a pandemic.
        Some information for this report was provided by AFP.

        http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-12-02-voa24.cfm

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          Re: Man dies of bird flu in E China province

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          H5N1 Confirmed Fatality in Jiangsu China

          Recombinomics Commentary
          December 2, 2007

          A man in east China died of bird flu Sunday, the country's 17th fatality from the H5N1 virus, state media reported.

          The man, surnamed Lu, had no contact with dead poultry, the Jiangsu health department said, according to Xinhua. Jiangsu also had no outbreaks of bird flu, the agency said, citing the provincial animal husbandry bureau.

          A UN and World Bank report last week warned that the world remained unprepared to cope with a human pandemic arising from bird flu.

          The original source of the virus is thought to have been wild migratory birds.

          The above comments describe a new confirmed H5N1 fatality in China. The lack of a poultry link is cause for concern. Wild bird migrations at this time of the year have been linked to outbreaks to the west of China in Russia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, England, Romania, and Poland. To the south there have been new outbreaks in Bangladesh, Mayanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.

          In the north, only H7N8 has been reported in South Korea, but wild birds from Mongolia arrive in the area at this time of the year, and those birds may be linked to the fatality in China.

          The widespread reports of H5N1 at this time of the year suggest that human and poultry cases may be higher than those reported last season.

          Sequence data on the latest case in China would be useful.
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          "The next major advancement in the health of American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself"-- John Knowles, Former President of the Rockefeller Foundation

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            Re: China: Man Dies in Jiangsu Province

            From Boxun:

            One man died of bird flu in Jiangsu

            China's Jiangsu Provincial Health Department on December 2 briefing, a 24-year-old local man in the same day died from the H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza, become China's first 17 bird flu cases. Below are Radio Free Asia reporter hope that the news gathering and reporting.

            According to Xinhua News Agency reported Monday, Jiangsu Province, the Chinese Ministry of Health confirmed the man is indeed infected and died of the deadly bird flu, which is China's first 17 cases of bird flu patients

            Reports said the man, surnamed Lu, in the November 24 fever, chills and other symptoms, November 27 because of lower left pneumonia hospitalization, his condition deteriorated rapidly, as done to save invalid, in the December 2 deaths.

            Jiangsu Provincial Disease Prevention and Control Center and China Disease Prevention and Control Center were taken from the respiratory tract of patients with test results are confirmed to be avian influenza virus H5N1 nucleic acid positive. Reports said that the deceased died and never contacted the poultry. The relevant government departments have 69 and the men have had close contact with people who practice a strict medical observation.

            The Xinhua News Agency quoted the Jiangsu Provincial Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau's words, Jiangsu has not occurred poultry highly pathogenic avian flu epidemic. This H5N1 deadly bird flu death cases is China in May since the first such cases. This year in May, one stationed in Fujian's 19-year-old surnamed Cheng of the People's Liberation Army soldiers died from the H5N1 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza.

            China has so far occurred 26 human infections of H5N1 avian flu cases, of which 17 people died. Science and Technology Association Honorary President of the United States Xie Dr. Ye, the Chinese government in its work to prevent bird flu, said: "Like other countries like China is also taking various measures, once found on the comprehensive culling, blockades, and disinfection. Since Savimbi Andean later, after receiving lessons, this reaction is quite fast, measures are also quite effective. out once after the incident, it immediately reported, we take immediate preventive measures but overall, we must also strengthen and I think that China's medical care, although in some urgent things, a lot of them is to strengthen preventive measures, but also various local medical uneven development, even in some big cities there, I think the medical field must take great efforts to reform and how to find an effective way to protect the life and health of the people across the country. "

            Although so far, the H5N1 avian influenza remains mainly in the spread between birds, but experts worry that once the virus abnormal change and the bird flu virus could trigger a global epidemic disaster.

            More recently by the United Nations and the World Bank a joint report warned that although countries in the area to prevent bird flu spread has done a lot of work, the global outbreak of large-scale human transmission of each other the possibility of the avian flu epidemic is not small. This, Xie Mr Yip said: "This is because the bird flu virus changes relatively quickly, a slight change that will become another kind of virus, although it is the avian flu, but it may be a relatively new structure, so a bit impossible. this is not the World Health Organization fear most, the most trouble is air-borne. now the only contact with avian flu also sexually transmitted. contact and air-borne transmission is absolutely different situation. must contact is the contact zone virus poultry birds or animals contracted the disease before, but once the virus changes and became air-borne, the same as ordinary influenza, can be relatively trouble, it will result in large areas of transmission. virus changes relatively quickly, vaccine may be unable to keep up with. "

            The report pointed out that the current avian flu in Indonesia and throughout the territory of China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Egypt and Nigeria are still some areas has not been cleared. According to World Health Organization data, in 2003 the worldwide infection with the H5N1 avian flu patients has reached the number of at least 328 cases, of which 200 people died.

            These are Radio Free Asia reporter hope that the news gathering and reporting.

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              This, Xie Mr Yip said: "This is because the bird flu virus changes relatively quickly, a slight change that will become another kind of virus, although it is the avian flu, but it may be a relatively new structure, so a bit impossible. this is not the World Health Organization fear most, the most trouble is air-borne. now the only contact with avian flu also sexually transmitted. contact and air-borne transmission is absolutely different situation. must contact is the contact zone virus poultry birds or animals contracted the disease before, but once the virus changes and became air-borne, the same as ordinary influenza, can be relatively trouble, it will result in large areas of transmission. virus changes relatively quickly, vaccine may be unable to keep up with. "
              I tried retranslating this paragraph with WorldLingo and integrated the two translations with my liberal interpretation of the intent of the speaker.

              -----
              Regarding this, Mr. Xie Jiaye said: "This is because the bird flu virus changes relatively quickly; a slight change will produce another kind of virus. Although it is [still] avian flu, it may have a new structure, so it [will be] impossible to guard against. This change in the virus is not what the World Health Organization fears most, rather [WHO] is more concerned about air-borne transmission. Currently, avian flu is only transmitted by direct contact. Direct contact and air-borne transmission are two absolutely different situations. [For now, contact is necessary with poultry birds or other infected animals to catch the disease {must contact is the contact zone virus poultry birds or animals contracted the disease before}] But once the virus changes and becomes air-borne, the same as ordinary influenza, it will be very troublesome and it will result in large areas of infection. The virus changes relatively quickly; vaccine [development] may be unable to keep up with [the changes]. "<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
              http://novel-infectious-diseases.blogspot.com/

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                Re: China: Man Dies in Jiangsu Province

                Hat-tip, Carol@SC!

                Mainland avian flu death poses infection riddle
                Timothy Chui
                Tuesday, December 04, 2007

                Ministry of Health officials in the mainland are trying to determine how a 24-year-old man, who had no known contact with infected or dead poultry, died from avian flu on Sunday.

                The Centre for Health Protection of Hong Kong's Department of Health was told yesterday morning none of the man's close contacts had shown signs of avian influenza. Reports say that 69 people who had been in contact with the man are under medical observation.

                The center said samples taken from the man confirmed he had been infected with H5N1. His death brings the number of avian flu fatalities in the mainland to 17.

                But virologist Julian Tang Wei-tze was skeptical about the assessment that the victim has had no contact with birds or poultry. "Its about the accuracy of their contact history. With an incompatible history it's hard to exclude any contact with infected birds, their droppings or people."

                A Hong Kong-based microbiologist said it was too early to assume any sort of mutation and that the explanation lay in the definition of contact with sick or dead poultry. "If you look back to Hong Kong in 1997 and take the definition of sick or dead poultry, hardly any of the 18 human cases had evidence of contact with sick or dead poultry. Hong Kong has very few poultry farmers and in all likelihood, the cases were exposed at markets."

                Contact with infected birds is the most common form of transmission of the virus to humans.

                A similar case occurred in July when a six-year-old Indonesian boy was infected, with no apparent contact with poultry. The Indonesian medical community was puzzled, unable to find infected poultry within 300 meters.

                The death was reported just as a second exercise began yesterday to test emergency response cooperation and coordination between the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau.

                More than 60 public health officials and medical personnel joined, including representatives of the Food and Health Bureau, the Department of Health and Hospital Authority in Hong Kong, the Ministry of Health in Beijing and the Jiangsu province Health Department and Health Bureau of Macau.

                http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_d...=20071204&fc=1
                ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                  Re: China: Man Dies in Jiangsu Province

                  China says father of man killed by bird flu also infected

                  07 Dec 2007 14:04:31 GMT

                  BEIJING, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The father of a Chinese man who died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu last week has also been diagnosed with the disease, authorities said on Friday.

                  The national disease control authority has confirmed that a 52 year-old man surnamed Lu from the Nanjing, capital of the eastern province of Jiangsu, was feverish with the H5N1 strain on Thursday, the Ministry of Health reported on its Web site (www.moh.gov.cn).

                  The reported noted that Lu's son had also contracted the disease, and an earlier report by Xinhua news agency said the son had died from it on Sunday.

                  http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/PEK95354.htm
                  ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
                  Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                  ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                    Originally posted by Dutchy View Post
                    China says father of man killed by bird flu also infected

                    07 Dec 2007 14:04:31 GMT

                    BEIJING, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The father of a Chinese man who died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu last week has also been diagnosed with the disease, authorities said on Friday.

                    The national disease control authority has confirmed that a 52 year-old man surnamed Lu from the Nanjing, capital of the eastern province of Jiangsu, was feverish with the H5N1 strain on Thursday, the Ministry of Health reported on its Web site (www.moh.gov.cn).

                    The reported noted that Lu's son had also contracted the disease, and an earlier report by Xinhua news agency said the son had died from it on Sunday.

                    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/PEK95354.htm
                    The medical department on December 7 notifies, Jiangsu Province newly diagnoses an example person to infect the high pathogenic birds and beasts flu case of illness. Patient Lu, male, the father which 52 years old, the Jiangsu Province Nanjing people, are which on December 2 diagnoses the person infect the high pathogenic birds and beasts flu case of illness. In medical inspection period evening appears on December 3 gives off heat the symptom, namely by "a pair of under pneumonia" is hospitalized to treat. On December 5, Jiangsu Province prophylaxis control center to patient respiratory tract sample examination demonstration, birds and beasts flu virus H5N1 nucleic acid masculine gender. On December 6, the China prophylaxis control center reexamines the examination to the patient respiratory tract specimen, the result for the birds and beasts flu virus H5N1 nucleic acid masculine gender. Infects the high pathogenic birds and beasts flu according to the World Health Organization people to diagnose case of illness definition and our country diagnoses the standard, the Jiangsu Province person birds and beasts flu guards against controls the expert group to determine this case of illness manner to infect the high pathogenic birds and beasts flu to diagnose case of illness. After the epidemic situation occurs, the local government highly takes, "Infected High Pathogenic Birds and beasts Flu Emergency Predetermined plan according to Person" to adopt correspondingly has guarded against controls the measure. To completely close contact implementation strict medical inspection; Up to at present, discovery exceptionally clinical manifestation. This case of illness related situation, medical department already to World Health Organization, Hong-Kong, Macao and Taiwan area and partial national notification.

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                      Re: China: Man Dies in Jiangsu Province; father also infected

                      China says father of bird flu victim also infected

                      07 Dec 2007

                      (Adds details, background)

                      BEIJING, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The father of a Chinese man who died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu last week has also been diagnosed with the disease, authorities said on Friday.

                      The National Disease Authority has confirmed that a 52-year-old man surnamed Lu from the Nanjing, capital of the eastern province Jiangsu, was feverish with the H5N1 strain on Thursday, the Ministry of Health reported on its Web site (www.moh.gov.cn).

                      This latest case raises troublesome questions about how the man was infected.

                      Humans can contract H5N1 from close contact with infected birds, but scientists fear the disease could mutate into a version that spreads from person-to-person, risking wider outbreaks or even a global pandemic.

                      Lu's son died on Sunday from the same disease, making the question of how these two infections occurred especially important.

                      The Xinhua news agency had earlier reported that the son had had no contact with dead poultry and there had been no reported poultry outbreak in the province.

                      The latest report did not say whether contact with infected poultry had been confirmed in either of the infections.

                      With the world's biggest poultry population and millions of backyard birds roaming free, China is at the centre of the fight against bird flu.

                      This latest case brings the number of confirmed human infections of bird flu in China to 27. The Ministry of Health said the World Health Organisation had been notified of this latest case.

                      WHO representatives in Beijing could not be contacted for comment late on Friday evening. (Reporting by Chris Buckley; Editing by Alex Richardson)

                      http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SP216287.htm
                      ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
                      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                      ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                        Re: China: Man Dies in Jiangsu Province; father also infected

                        This from HarpManDoodle on PFP.

                        Even Sky News just covered this one from the reuters only report. it could be the first ripple!


                        BEIJING, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The father of a Chinese man who died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu last week has also been diagnosed with the disease, authorities said on Friday.

                        The National Disease Authority has confirmed that a 52-year-old man surnamed Lu from the Nanjing, capital of the eastern province Jiangsu, was feverish with the H5N1 strain on Thursday, the Ministry of Health reported on its Web site (www.moh.gov.cn).

                        This latest case raises troublesome questions about how the man was infected.

                        Humans can contract H5N1 from close contact with infected birds, but scientists fear the disease could mutate into a version that spreads from person-to-person, risking wider outbreaks or even a global pandemic.

                        Lu's son died on Sunday from the same disease, making the question of how these two infections occurred especially important.

                        The Xinhua news agency had earlier reported that the son had had no contact with dead poultry and there had been no reported poultry outbreak in the province.

                        The latest report did not say whether contact with infected poultry had been confirmed in either of the infections.

                        With the world's biggest poultry population and millions of backyard birds roaming free, China is at the centre of the fight against bird flu.

                        This latest case brings the number of confirmed human infections of bird flu in China to 27. The Ministry of Health said the World Health Organisation had been notified of this latest case.

                        WHO representatives in Beijing could not be contacted for comment late on Friday evening. (Reporting by Chris Buckley; Editing by Alex Richardson)


                        http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/SP216287.htm

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                          Re: China: Man Dies in Jiangsu Province; father also infected

                          Dec 7, 2007

                          WHO confirms father of Chinese bird flu victim also infected

                          BEIJING - THE father of a Chinese man who died of bird flu has also been infected with the H5N1 virus that causes the disease, the World Health Organization reported on Friday, saying it could not rule out the possibility of human-to-human infection.

                          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.

                          Chinese news reports gave the man's age as 52. Both he and his son, who lived in the eastern province of Jiangsu, were identified only by their surname, Lu.

                          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.

                          Ms Brent said health authorities were monitoring another 68 people who were in close contact with the son, none of whom have so far shown symptoms of H5N1 infection. She said that seemed to indicate that it was unlikely that the virus was being easily passed between humans.

                          China has not confirmed any cases of human-to-human infection, although the sister of a Chinese boy who was diagnosed with H5N1 in 2005 later became sick and died. Authorities were not able to confirm whether the girl had been infected with H5N1.

                          Sporadic human-to-human transmission of the highly viral and hard-to-treat H5N1 flu strain has been reported in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Indonesia, but none of the cases have been proven, and officials determined there was no epidemiological significance because the spread was not sustained.

                          Despite that, Dr. David Nabarro, the U.N. official coordinating the global fight against bird flu, said last month that the risk of a worldwide human-to-human pandemic remains as great today as it was when H5N1 first gained intense media attention in mid-2005.

                          Bird flu in poultry and wild birds has since spread to 60 nations, but improved responses have limited it mainly to just six nations: Indonesia, parts of Bangladesh, Vietnam, Egypt, Nigeria and China.

                          Experts say the virus has not been able to commingle its genetic material with that of a human influenza virus and, in so doing, acquire the ability to be transmitted from person to person.

                          Most people killed by the disease so far have been infected by domestic fowl, and the virus remains very hard for humans to catch; about half the people infected die. But experts fear it could mutate into a form that easily spreads among humans, sparking a pandemic that some have said could kill anywhere from 5 million to 150 million.

                          http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest&#37;2...ry_184528.html
                          ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
                          Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                          ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                            Avian influenza ? situation in China - update 4

                            4 December 2007
                            The Ministry of Health in China has reported a new case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case was confirmed by the national laboratory on 2 December.
                            The 24-year old male from Jiangsu Province, developed symptoms on 24 November, was hospitalized on 27 November and died on 2 December. There is no initial indication to suggest he had contact with sick birds prior to becoming unwell. Close contacts have been placed under medical observation and all remain well.
                            Of the 26 cases confirmed to date in China, 17 have been fatal.

                            http://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_12_04/en/index.html

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

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