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  • Why have a case definition that seems designed to miss transmission events?

    Source: http://virologydownunder.blogspot.ca...hat-seems.html

    Tuesday, 4 February 2014
    Why have a case definition that seems designed to miss transmission events? [UPDATED]

    FluTrackers just tweeted a link to a story they have posted from Korea which I've excerpted below.

    I don't usually excerpt, so take it as a measure of my complete dismay about this.

    Asymptomatic Carriers of AI Confirmed in S. Korea2014-02-04

    ..The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that ten people who had participated in culling birds during the outbreaks of bird flu in 2003 and 2006 had antibodies for the H5N1 strain of avian influenza....

    ...The agency said that it had announced before that there were no human infection cases as asymptomatic carriers are not regarded as patients under the World Health Organization standards.

    What? Seriously? You cannot be listed as a Case unless you are symptomatic?!...
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