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    India. Status Report on Avian Influenza in Assam and West Bengal (4.01.09) [Min. of Health]

    Government of India - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

    Status Report on Avian Influenza in Assam and West Bengal (4.01.09)

    [Original Document at LINK. EDITED.]


    -- West Bengal

    - Deapartment of Aniaml husbandry, dairying and Fisheries has notified a new epicenter-village Binay Krishnapally in Mathegara block of Darjeeling district on 2nd January 2009.
    - On receiving information from that Department, MOHFW has deputed Central Team to assist the State Government in containment operations.


    -- Assam

    - Since the first notification of Avian Influenza in Assam on 27.11.2008, 17 other epicenters, spread over eight districts have been notified.
    - The last notification was on 24.12.2008.
    - For the past eight days no new centres have been notified.


    -- Brief of containment operations

    - So far a total of 4,62,670 birds have been culled.
    - A total of 455 Animal Health workers, who were deployed for the culling activity are on Chemoprophylaxis.


    -- Surveillance

    - Central government RRTs is covering the epicenters notified on 24.12.2008. They are working with the state RRT teams.
    - Active house to house surveillance for 10 days post culling/ mopping is over in earlier notified areas. In these areas passive surveillance is continuing.
    - In the remaining affected areas notified on 16th and 24th Dec. 2008 active house to house surveillance is being followed in 0-3 km zone In 3-10 km area surveillance is conducted in phases.
    - As per the reports received, a population of 4,08,819 was covered in 0-3 Km area and 1,64,763 in 3-10 km area.
    - 26 cases of Upper Respiratory Infection [URI] with fever were detected [21 in 0-3 Km and 5 in 3-10 Km]. None of them had history of handling dead or sick birds.
    - 33 cases of URI with fever in the outpatient department were detected in the identified health facilities.
    - 836 Health Workers are deployed for surveillance (as on 03.01.09).
    - Available details of epicenter-wise surveillance is at annexure-I.


    -- Logistics

    - 40,000 capsules of Tamiflu, 12,000 surgical masks, 1200 personal protective equipments, 400 N-95 masks, 50 bottles of tamiflu syrup and 8 ventilators have been supplied by MoHFW.
    - Sufficient anti-viral drugs and PPE are in stock with the State Government.


    -- Communication

    - Messages to create public awareness are being telecast/ broadcast in local channels and AIR.
    - Local campaign such as miking and interpersonal communication is followed in all epicenters.


    -- Monitoring

    - The situation is being monitored on a daily basis.
    -
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      India. Avian Influenza Poultry Epizootics in Assam and West Bengal. Daily Surveillance Report (01/02/2009) [Min. of Health]

      [Original Document at LINK.]

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        India. Avian Influenza H5N1 Poultry Epizootics in Assam and West Bengal. Daily Surveillance Report (01/03/2009) [Min. of Health]

        [Original Document at LINK.]

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          India. Avian Influenza H5N1 Poultry Epizootics in Assam and West Bengal. Daily Surveillance Report (01/04/2009) [Min. of Health]

          [Original Document at LINK.]

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            Avian Influenza - Situation in India: 5 January 2009 [World Health Organization]
            Avian Influenza - Situation in India

            5 January 2009 – India


            Avian Influenza in West Bengal and Assam, India



            - West Bengal


            The Department of Animal husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Government of India, has notified a new epicenter - village Binay Krishnapally in Mathegara block of Darjeeling district on 2nd January 2009.

            On receiving information from that Department, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has deputed a Central Team to assist the State Government in containment operations.


            - Assam

            Since the first notification of Avian Influenza in Assam on 27.11.2008, 17 other epicenters, spread over eight districts have been notified.

            The last notification was on 24.12.2008.

            For the past eight days no new centres have been notified.

            So far a total of 462,670 birds have been culled.

            A total of 455 Animal Health workers, who were deployed for the culling activity are on Chemoprophylaxis.

            The situation is being monitored on a daily basis.

            There is no suspect case of human avian influenza.

            For further information, please visit the following websites:
            - Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India www.dahd.nic.in
            - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India www.mohfw.nic.in
            -
            <cite cite="http://www.searo.who.int/en/Section10/Section1027/Section2095/Section2462_13929.asp">Avian Influenza - Situation in India: 5 January 2009</cite>

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              India. Status Report on Avian Influenza in Assam and West Bengal (5.01.09) [Min. of Health]

              Government of India - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

              Status Report on Avian Influenza in Assam and West Bengal (5.01.09)

              [Original Document at LINK. EDITED.]


              -- West Bengal

              - Deapartment of Aniaml husbandry, dairying and Fisheries has notified a new epicenter-village Binay Krishnapally in Mathegara block of Darjeeling district on 2nd January 2009.
              - On receiving information from that Department, MOHFW has deputed Central Team to assist the State Government in containment operations.


              -- Assam

              - Since the first notification of Avian Influenza in Assam on 27.11.2008, 17 other epicenters, spread over eight districts have been notified.
              - The last notification was on 24.12.2008.
              - For the past eleven days no new centres have been notified.


              -- Brief of containment operations

              - So far a total of 4,78,233 birds have been culled.
              - A total of 422 Animal Health workers, who were deployed for the culling activity are on Chemoprophylaxis.


              -- Surveillance

              - Central government RRTs is covering the epicenters notified on 24.12.2008. They are working with the state RRT teams.
              - Active house to house surveillance for 10 days post culling/ mopping is over in earlier notified areas. In these areas passive surveillance is continuing.
              - In the remaining affected areas notified on 24th Dec. 2008 active house to house surveillance is being followed in 0-3 km zone. In 3-10 km area surveillance is conducted in phases.
              - As per the reports received, a population of 1,21,406 was covered in 0-3 Km area and 1,15,086 in 3-10 km area.
              - 19 cases of Upper Respiratory Infection [URI] with fever were detected [13 in 0-3 Km and 6 in 3-10 Km]. None of them had history of handling dead or sick birds.
              - 2 cases of URI with fever in the outpatient department were detected in the identified health facilities.
              - 828 Health Workers are deployed for surveillance.
              - Available details of epicenter-wise surveillance is at annexure-I.


              -- Logistics

              - 40,000 capsules of Tamiflu, 12,000 surgical masks, 1200 personal protective equipments, 400 N-95 masks, 50 bottles of tamiflu syrup and 8 ventilators have been supplied by MoHFW.
              - Sufficient anti-viral drugs and PPE are in stock with the State Government.


              -- Communication

              - Messages to create public awareness are being telecast/ broadcast in local channels and AIR.
              - Local campaign such as miking and interpersonal communication is followed in all epicenters.


              -- Monitoring

              - The situation is being monitored on a daily basis.
              -
              -----

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                India. Avian Influenza H5N1 in Poultry, Assam and West Bengal. Daily Surveillance Report (1/5/2009) [Min. of Health]

                [Original Document at LINK.]

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                  Health scare in Indian state as bird flu spreads







                  Agencne France-PresseDecember 12, 2008




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                  Northeast India is currently facing a bird flu scare. But it's not the first time, pictured here are health workers culling chickens in the southeastern village of Birlapur village back on January 29, 2008.

                  Photograph by: Reuters stringer photo, Reuters




                  GUWAHATI, India - Medical workers were going door-to-door to look for people with symptoms of avian influenza in northeast India Friday as the infection in birds spread further, officials said.

                  So far, no human cases of infection of the deadly H5N1 virus have been reported in the affected Assam state, but authorities stepped up a health drive after 150 people developed some symptoms of the infection.

                  "About 150 people were treated for fever and upper respiratory tract infections in bird flu-hit areas. We have put the patients in isolation," senior health official Parthajyoti Gogoi told AFP.

                  Bird flu was ruled out in all cases, the official said.

                  The virus has spread in the past two weeks across six Assam districts, where an estimated 300,000 people live in the affected areas.

                  More than 250,000 poultry have been slaughtered so far and an estimated 150,000 more have been ordered to be killed.

                  The government was "worried" about the infection spreading to humans, as authorities may not be able to cope, local health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

                  The sale of poultry and poultry products has been banned in most parts of the state.

                  India reported its worst outbreak of bird flu early this year in the eastern state of West Bengal.

                  The WHO says the deadly H5N1 strain has killed nearly 250 people, mostly in Southeast Asia, since 2003.

                  http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Health+...877/story.html

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                    India. Status Report on Avian Influenza in Assam and West Bengal (6.01.09) [Min. of Health]

                    Government of India - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

                    Status Report on Avian Influenza in Assam and West Bengal (6.01.09)

                    [Original Document at LINK. EDITED.]


                    -- West Bengal

                    - Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has notified a new epicenter-village Binay Krishnapally in Mathegara block of Darjeeling district on 2nd January 2009.
                    - MOHFW has deputed Central Team to assist the State Government in containment operations.
                    - Human health surveillance data is at Annexure-I.
                    - So far about 25,624 birds have been culled.
                    - 71 Animal Health worker are under chemoprophylaxis.


                    -- Assam

                    - Since the first notification of Avian Influenza in Assam on 27.11.2008, 17 other epicenters, spread over eight districts have been notified.
                    - The last notification was on 24.12.2008.
                    - Since then no new centres have been notified.


                    -- Brief of containment operations

                    - So far a total of 4,80,520 birds have been culled.
                    - A total of 411 Animal Health workers, who were deployed for the culling activity are on Chemoprophylaxis.


                    -- Surveillance

                    - Central government RRTs is covering the epicenters notified on 24.12.2008. They are working with the state RRT teams.
                    - Active house to house surveillance for 10 days post culling/ mopping is over in earlier notified areas. In these areas passive surveillance is continuing.
                    - In the remaining affected areas notified on 24th Dec. 2008 active house to house surveillance is being followed in 0-3 km zone. In 3-10 km area surveillance is conducted in phases.
                    - As per the reports received, a population of 1,07,531 was covered in 0-3 Km area and 1,02,231 in 3-10 km area.
                    - 23 cases of Upper Respiratory Infection [URI] with fever were detected [11 in 0-3 Km and 12 in 3-10 Km]. None of them had history of handling dead or sick birds.
                    - 15 cases of URI with fever in the outpatient department were detected in the identified health facilities.
                    - 777 Health Workers are deployed for surveillance.
                    - Available details of epicenter-wise surveillance is at annexure-I.


                    -- Logistics

                    - 40,000 capsules of Tamiflu, 12,000 surgical masks, 1200 personal protective equipments, 400 N-95 masks, 50 bottles of tamiflu syrup and 8 ventilators have been supplied by MoHFW.
                    - Sufficient anti-viral drugs and PPE are in stock with the State Government.


                    -- Communication

                    - Messages to create public awareness are being telecast/ broadcast in local channels and AIR.
                    - Local campaign such as miking and interpersonal communication is followed in all epicenters.


                    -- Monitoring

                    - The situation is being monitored on a daily basis.
                    -
                    -----

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                      India. Avian Influenza H5N1 in Poultry, Assam and West Bengal. Daily Surveillance Report (1/6/2009) [Min. of Health]

                      [Original Document at LINK.]

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                        Status report on Avian Influenza in Assam and West Bengal as on 12.01.09 11:30 IST - PIB Press Release
                        Status report on Avian Influenza in Assam and West Bengal as on 12.01.09 11:30 IST


                        -- West Bengal

                        - The containment operations are on in epicenters reported in the Darjeeling District.
                        - 290 health workers are conducting active house to house surveillance.
                        - So far about 38,784 birds have been culled.
                        - 121 Animal Health workers are under chemoprophylaxis.
                        - The state has sufficient stock of Oseltamivir and PPE.


                        -- Assam

                        - Since the first notification of Avian Influenza in Assam on 27.11.2008, 17 other epicenters, spread over eight districts have been notified.
                        - The last notification was on 24.12.2008.
                        - No new centres have been notified.


                        -- Brief of containment operations

                        · So far a total of 483,726 birds have been culled.
                        ·
                        A total of 109 Animal Health workers, who were deployed for the culling activity are on Chemoprophylaxis.


                        -- Surveillance

                        ·
                        Central government RRTs is covering the epicenters notified on 24.12.2008. They are working with the state RRT teams.
                        · Active house to house surveillance for 10 days post culling/ mopping is over in earlier notified areas. In these areas passive surveillance is continuing.
                        · In areas notified on 24th Dec. 2008 active house to house surveillance is being followed in 0-3 km zone. In 3-10 km area surveillance is conducted in phases.
                        - As per the reports received, a population of 80,573 was covered in 0-3 Km area and 62,943 in 3-10 km area.
                        · 5 cases of Upper Respiratory Infection [URI] with fever were detected [4 in 0-3 Km and 1 in 3-10 Km]. None of them had history of handling dead or sick birds.
                        · No cases of URI with fever in the outpatient department were detected in the identified health facilities.
                        · 772 Health Workers are deployed for surveillance.


                        -- Logistics

                        - 40,000 capsules of Tamiflu, 12,000 surgical masks, 1200 personal protective equipments, 400 N-95 masks, 50 bottles of tamiflu syrup and 8 ventilators have been supplied by MoHFW.
                        - Sufficient anti-viral drugs and PPE are in stock with the State Government.


                        -- Communication

                        ·
                        Messages to create public awareness are being telecast/ broadcast in local channels and AIR.
                        · Local campaign such as miking and interpersonal communication is followed in all epicenters.


                        -- Monitoring

                        ·
                        The situation is being monitored on a daily basis.
                        - No human case of avian influenza has been reported.

                        DS/GK/flu-437
                        -
                        <cite cite="http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=46567">PIB Press Release</cite>

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                          India. Status Report on Avian Influenza in Assam and West Bengal as on 13.01.09 11:5 IST - PIB Press Release
                          Status Report on Avian Influenza in Assam and West Bengal as on 13.01.09 11:5 IST


                          -- West Bengal

                          - The containment operations are on in epicenters reported in the Darjeeling District.
                          - 290 health workers are conducting active house to house surveillance.
                          - So far about 41,906 birds have been culled.
                          - 121 Animal Health workers are under chemoprophylaxis.
                          - The state has sufficient stock of Oseltamivir and PPE.


                          -- Assam

                          - Since the first notification of Avian Influenza in Assam on 27.11.2008, 17 other epicenters, spread over eight districts have been notified.
                          - The last notification was on 24.12.2008.
                          - No new centres have been notified.


                          -- Brief of containment operations
                          · So far a total of 483,831 birds have been culled.
                          · A total of 110 Animal Health workers, who were deployed for the culling activity are on Chemoprophylaxis.


                          -- Surveillance

                          ·
                          Central government RRTs is covering the epicenters notified on 24.12.2008.
                          - They are working with the state RRT teams.
                          · Active house to house surveillance for 10 days post culling/ mopping is over in earlier notified areas. In these areas passive surveillance is continuing.
                          · In areas notified on 24th Dec. 2008 active house to house surveillance is being followed in 0-3 km zone. In 3-10 km area surveillance is conducted in phases.
                          - As per the reports received, a population of 84,594 was covered in 0-3 Km area and 95,920 in 3-10 km area.
                          · 5 cases of Upper Respiratory Infection [URI] with fever
                          were detected [4 in 0-3 Km and 1 in 3-10 Km]. None of them had history of handling dead or sick birds.
                          · 10 cases of URI with fever in the outpatient department were detected in the identified health facilities.
                          · 772 Health Workers are deployed for surveillance.


                          -- Logistics

                          - 40,000 capsules of Tamiflu, 12,000 surgical masks, 1200 personal protective equipments, 400 N-95 masks, 50 bottles of tamiflu syrup and 8 ventilators have been supplied by MoHFW.
                          - Sufficient anti-viral drugs and PPE are in stock with the State Government.


                          -- Communication

                          ·
                          Messages to create public awareness are being telecast/ broadcast in local channels and AIR.
                          · Local campaign such as miking and interpersonal communication is followed in all epicenters.


                          -- Monitoring

                          · The situation is being monitored on a daily basis.
                          - No human case of avian influenza has been reported.

                          DS/GK/flu-437
                          -
                          <cite cite="http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=46593">PIB Press Release</cite>

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                            India Culls More Than 524,000 Birds After Avian Flu Outbreak - Bloomberg.com: News
                            India Culls More Than 524,000 Birds After Avian Flu Outbreak

                            By Jay ShankarJan.
                            1/14/2009 (Bloomberg) --

                            India culled more than 524,000 birds in West Bengal and Assam states to contain an outbreak of avian flu among poultry, the government said.


                            About 290 health workers are conducting house-to-house inspections in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, where 41,906 birds have been culled so far, according to an e-mailed statement from New Delhi. The government confirmed an outbreak of the flu in the district on Jan. 6.

                            In the northeastern state of Assam, avian flu has spread to eight districts since November and 772 health workers are monitoring the outbreak, according to the statement. The Health Ministry has supplied 40,000 capsules of Tamiflu, 12,000 surgical masks and protective equipment for 1,200 personnel.

                            More than 483,000 birds have been culled in Assam and “sufficient anti-viral drugs are in stock with the state government,” according to the statement. No human case of bird flu have been reported so far, it said.

                            India has killed millions of fowl in the past three years following outbreaks of avian flu. The virus hasn’t become more dangerous to humans and occasional deaths from the disease shouldn’t be cause for alarm, Bernard Vallat, who heads the World Organization for Animal Health, said on Jan. 7.

                            The World Health Organization began tracking the H5N1 virus in humans after three fatal cases were reported in Vietnam in 2003, prompting scientists to warn of a potential global outbreak.

                            India on Sept. 24 banned imports of some livestock and their products from nations affected by avian flu to prevent a fresh outbreak of the virus.

                            To contact the reporter on this story: Jay Shankar in Bangalore at jshankar1@bloomberg.net
                            Last Updated: January 14, 2009 01:39 EST
                            -
                            <cite cite="http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=ac95sHmTAvu8">Bloomberg.com: News</cite>

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                              India. Status report on Avian Influenza in Assam and West Bengal as on 14.01.09 10:40 IST - PIB Press Release
                              Status report on Avian Influenza in Assam and West Bengal as on 14.01.09 10:40 IST


                              -- West Bengal

                              - The containment operations are on in epicenters reported in the Darjeeling District.
                              - 290 health workers are conducting active house to house surveillance.
                              - So far about 41996 birds have been culled.
                              - 121 Animal Health workers are under chemoprophylaxis.
                              - The state has sufficient stock of Oseltamivir and PPE.


                              -- Assam

                              - [No update has been received from the State of Assam]
                              - Report as on 13.1.2009
                              - Since the first notification of Avian Influenza in Assam on 27.11.2008, 17 other epicenters, spread over eight districts have been notified.
                              - The last notification was on 24.12.2008.
                              - No new centres have been notified.


                              -- Brief of containment operations

                              · So far a total of 483,831 birds have been culled.
                              · A total of 110 Animal Health workers, who were deployed for the culling activity are on Chemoprophylaxis.


                              -- Surveillance

                              ·
                              Central government RRTs is covering the epicenters notified on 24.12.2008. They are working with the state RRT teams.
                              · Active house-to-house surveillance for 10 days post culling/ mopping is over in earlier notified areas. In these areas passive surveillance is continuing.
                              · In areas notified on 24th Dec. 2008 active house-to-house surveillance is being followed in 0-3 km zone. In 3-10 km area surveillance is conducted in phases.
                              - As per the reports received, a population of 84,594 was covered in 0-3 Km area and 95,920 in 3-10 km area.
                              · 5 cases of Upper Respiratory Infection [URI] with fever were detected [4 in 0-3 Km and 1 in 3-10 Km]. None of them had history of handling dead or sick birds.
                              · 10 cases of URI with fever in the outpatient department were detected in the identified health facilities.
                              · 772 Health Workers are deployed for surveillance.


                              -- Logistics

                              - 40,000 capsules of Tamiflu, 12,000 surgical masks, 1200 personal protective equipments, 400 N-95 masks, 50 bottles of tamiflu syrup and 8 ventilators have been supplied by MoHFW.
                              - Sufficient anti-viral drugs and PPE are in stock with the State Government.


                              -- Communication

                              · Messages to create public awareness are being telecast/ broadcast in local channels and AIR.
                              · Local campaign such as miking and interpersonal communication is followed in all epicenters.


                              -- Monitoring
                              · The situation is being monitored on a daily basis.
                              - No human case of avian influenza has been reported.

                              DS/GK/flu-438
                              -
                              <cite cite="http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=46623">PIB Press Release</cite>

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                                India. Status Report on Avian Influenza in Assam and West Bengal as on 15.01.09 11:8 IST - PIB Press Release
                                Status Report on Avian Influenza in Assam and West Bengal as on 15.01.09 11:8 IST


                                -- West Bengal

                                - The containment operations are on in epicenters reported in the Darjeeling District.
                                - 290 health workers are conducting active house to house surveillance.
                                - So far about 41996 birds have been culled.
                                - 121 Animal Health workers are under chemoprophylaxis.
                                - The state has sufficient stock of Oseltamivir and PPE.


                                -- Assam

                                - Since the first notification of Avian Influenza in Assam on 27.11.2008, 17 other epicenters, spread over eight districts have been notified.
                                - The last notification was on 24.12.2008.
                                - No new centres have been notified.


                                -- Brief of containment operations

                                · So far a total of 483,831 birds have been culled.
                                ·
                                A total of 110 Animal Health workers, who were deployed for the culling activity are on Chemoprophylaxis.


                                -- Surveillance

                                ·
                                Central government RRTs is covering the epicenters notified on 24.12.2008. They are working with the state RRT teams.
                                · Active house to house surveillance for 10 days post culling/ mopping is over in earlier notified areas. In these areas passive surveillance is continuing.
                                · In areas notified on 24th Dec. 2008 active house to house surveillance is being followed in 0-3 km zone. In 3-10 km area surveillance is conducted in phases.
                                - As per the reports received, a population of 37347 was covered in 0-3 Km area and 56440 in 3-10 km area.
                                · No cases of Upper Respiratory Infection [URI] with fever
                                were detected
                                · No cases of URI with fever in the outpatient department were detected in the identified health facilities.
                                · 772 Health Workers are deployed for surveillance.


                                -- Logistics

                                - 40,000 capsules of Tamiflu, 12,000 surgical masks, 1200 personal protective equipments, 400 N-95 masks, 50 bottles of tamiflu syrup and 8 ventilators have been supplied by MoHFW.
                                - Sufficient anti-viral drugs and PPE are in stock with the State Government.


                                -- Communication

                                ·
                                Messages to create public awareness are being telecast/ broadcast in local channels and AIR.
                                · Local campaign such as miking and interpersonal communication is followed in all epicenters.


                                -- Monitoring

                                · The situation is being monitored on a daily basis.
                                - No human case of avian influenza has been reported.

                                DS/Gk/flu-430
                                -
                                <cite cite="http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=46668">PIB Press Release</cite>

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