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    May 23 (Xinhua) -- A 30-year-old man from Vietnam's northern Vinh Phuc province has been contracted bird flu, becoming the first human infection case in the country since late 2005, local newspaper Pioneer reported Wednesday.
    Initial test showed that the man from Me Linh district has been infected with bird flu virus strain H5N1, the paper quoted sources from the Bach Mai Hospital in the capital of Hanoi where he is being treated.
    The man was hospitalized nearly a month ago, after having fever, cough and breathing difficulties. Earlier, he killed chickens for his friend's wedding party.
    With the new case, Vietnam has detected 94 bird flu patients, including 42 fatalities since the disease started to hit the country in December 2003.
    Now, the bird flu is hitting four Vietnamese provinces, namely Quang Ninh, Son La and Nam Dinh in the northern region, and Nghe An in the central, and southern Can Tho City, which killed or led to the forced culling of nearly 26,000 fowls, according to the Department of Animal Health under the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
    Bird flu outbreaks in Vietnam have killed and led to the forced culling of dozens of millions of fowls in the country.

    . http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...nt_6139638.htm
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    Re: Vietnamese man infected with bird flu

    The man was hospitalized nearly a month ago....
    *shakes head*
    ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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      <TABLE class=ap-story-table style="veritcal-align: :top" border=0><TBODY><TR class=ap-story-tr><TD class=ap-story-td>May 22, 10:17 PM EDT


      Vietnam confirms first human bird flu case in more than a year

      </TD></TR><TR><TD>HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam on Wednesday confirmed its first human bird flu case in more than a year, as the virus continues to spread through the country's poultry stocks.
      A 30-year-old man from northern Vinh Phuc province remains in a critical condition after testing positive for the H5N1 virus on Tuesday, said Tran Quy, director of Bach Mai hospital in Hanoi.

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        Me Linh district in Vinh Phuc province is adjacent to Hanoi:

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          HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam on Wednesday confirmed its first human bird flu case in a year and a half, as the virus continues to spread through the country's poultry stocks.
          A 30-year-old man from northern Vinh Phuc province remains hospitalized and breathing through a respirator after testing positive for the H5N1 virus three days ago, said Tran Quy, director of Bach Mai hospital in Hanoi.
          "The man is in critical condition," he said. "He has a high fever, difficulty breathing, coughing, and the X-ray of his lung was completely white. All these are typical bird flu symptoms."
          Quy said the man was admitted to the hospital last week. Relatives said he had helped prepare chickens for a wedding reception before falling ill.
          It is the country's first human infection of H5N1 since November 2005 and comes as bird flu outbreaks among poultry have been reported in southern, central and northern Vietnam.
          Samples of the virus will be shipped to a World Health Organization lab for analysis and reconfirmation, said WHO country representative Hans Troedsson.
          "We are following up with the Ministry of Health about it to get more details," he said. "Since we know there is a risk for transmission to people, it's not really a surprise. It could just be one isolated case."
          Vietnam had been hailed a success story for beating back the virus that began ravaging Asian poultry stocks in late 2003. A nationwide mass poultry vaccination program, coupled with strong political will, brought the virus under control after it killed 42 people in the country. No poultry outbreaks were reported in 2006, but the virus flared again early this year.
          The H5N1 virus remains hard for people to catch, but experts fear it could mutate into a form that spreads easily among people. It has killed up to 185 people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. http://edition.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/c....ap/index.html
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            Here is a map of human H5N1 cases in Vietnam by province. About 25 cases reported by WHO in 2005 are not included on the map because the provinces for these individuals were not reported. However, the map does include about 11 individuals which were unconfirmed but most likely part of local human clusters.

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            And a close up showing the location of Vinh Phuc province.

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              Originally posted by Laidback Al View Post
              Here is a map of human H5N1 cases in Vietnam by province. About 25 cases reported by WHO in 2005 are not included on the map because the provinces for these individuals were not reported. However, the map does include about 11 individuals which were unconfirmed but most likely part of local human clusters.

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              And a close up showing the location of Vinh Phuc province.

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              It is worth noting the the United States executive order making H5N1 a quarantiable disease was signed April 1, 2005, right after a physician at Sweden hospital in Quang Nihn developed adute respiratory distress (and subsequently died).

              http://www.recombinomics.com/News/04..._Ninh_H2H.html

              http://www.recombinomics.com/News/04..._Clusters.html

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                Re: Vietnamese man infected with bird flu

                Anybody here speak/read Vietnamese?

                Cập nhật 14:29 ngày 23-05-2007

                Một bệnh nhân xác định nhiễm H5N1

                Tin từ Bệnh viện Bạch Mai ngày 22-5 cho biết, một bệnh nhân nhiễm virus cúm gia cầm H5N1 hiện đang điều trị tại Khoa Hồi sức tích cực.

                Đó là bệnh nhân P.M.P, 30 tuổi, trú tại thôn 3, đội 16, Thạch Đà, Mê Linh, Vĩnh Phúc. Theo điều tra hồi cứu của bệnh viện, cách đây khoảng một tháng, bệnh nhân P. đi đám cưới bạn và tham gia thịt gà giúp đám cưới. Sau đó hai ngày, anh P. ho, sốt cao, khó thở.

                Điều trị tại nhà vài ngày không thấy đỡ, anh P. tới khám tại Bệnh viện Đa khoa Mê Linh, Vĩnh Phúc và được giữ lại điều trị tại đây vài ngày, sau đó v́ bệnh t́nh nặng hơn đă chuyển lên khoa Hô hấp, Bệnh viện Bạch Mai rồi chuyển sang khoa Hồi sức tích cực.

                Qua chụp phim, các bác sĩ cho biết phổi bệnh nhân P. đă trắng xóa. Kết quả xét nghiệm cách đây ba ngày là dương tính với virus H5N1. Hiện nay, bệnh t́nh bệnh nhân P. không có dấu hiệu khả quan.

                Theo t́m hiểu của Tiền phong, cháu bệnh nhân P. cách đây vài ngày cũng đă phải nhập Viện Y học lâm sàng Các bệnh nhiệt đới do nghi nhiễm H5N1. Bệnh nhi này không tiếp xúc với gia cầm, không ăn thịt gia cầm nhưng có tham gia chăm sóc bệnh nhân P.

                Khi trở về đi học, cháu bé đă bị ngất tại lớp và có biểu hiện mệt mỏi. Kết quả xét nghiệm bước đầu tại Viện Y học lâm sàng Các bệnh nhiệt đới cho hay cháu bé âm tính với virus H5N1. Tuy nhiên, bệnh nhi này vẫn phải tiếp tục theo dơi tại viện.

                Cuối giờ chiều qua, Trung tâm Y tế Dự pḥng Hà Nội đă tới Bệnh viện Bạch Mai để xem xét cụ thể về trường hợp nhiễm virus H5N1 nói trên.

                http://www.nhandan.com.vn/tinbai/?to...&article=94850
                ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                  Re: Vietnamese man infected with bird flu

                  Commentary at

                  http://www.recombinomics.com/News/05...tnam_2007.html

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                    Re: Vietnamese man infected with bird flu

                    <TABLE><TBODY><TR><TD class=tintop_title vAlign=top align=left>Additional Information . . .


                    After slaughtering chicken, man catches H5N1

                    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=news_date vAlign=top align=left height=20>15:00' 23/05/2007 (GMT+7) </TD></TR><TR><TD class=text vAlign=top align=left><TABLE class="" style="WIDTH: 245px; HEIGHT: 168px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=3 width=245 align=right fck_template="imagecontener"><TBODY><TR><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD class=image_desc align=middle></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>VietNamNet Bridge – An H5N1 avian influenza victim is now being treated at Bach Mai hospital in Hanoi.

                    The man is from Thach Da Commune, Me Linh District, the northern province of Vinh Phuc. According to Bach Mai Hospital, the man attended his friend’s wedding party around one month ago and he helped slaughter chickens for the party. Two days later, he began coughing and experiencing respiratory problems.

                    Tests show that the man’s lungs have become white and the test conducted three days ago confirmed that the man was positive for the H5N1 virus.

                    The man’s niece had to be hospitalised several days ago and she was also suspected of having caught the H5N1 virus. The girl didn’t have contact with fowl, didn’t eat fowl meat but she took care of her uncle.

                    The Tropical Diseases Clinical Hospital has conducted some tests on the child and the tests show that the girl is negative for H5N1. However, the child is still being kept in the hospital for further observation.

                    (Source: Tien phong)

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                    http://english.vietnamnet.vn/social/2007/05/698059/
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                      Birdflu comes back to two provinces
                      23/05/2007 -- 10:23 PM
                      <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top colSpan=2><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>Ha Noi (VNA) - Two more birdflu outbreaks were discovered in the northern province of Quang Ninh and the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, said the Veterinary Department on May 23.</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
                      The Veterinary Department, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, added that samples of dead birds tested positive to virus H5N1. The new findings have brought the number of affected provinces and cities to five, including the northern mountainous province of Son La, the central coastal province of Nghe An and the rice bowl of Can Tho in the south. The Veterinary Department also said so far 48 out of 64 provinces and cities nationwide have almost finished the first vaccination campaigns on poultry to inject two shots to each bird. Poultry need four shots each in two vaccination drives a year in prevention of the epidemic.
                      Despite the relapse of bird flu on poultry, Viet Nam managed to keep the virus away from human beings.

                      No human infection cases have been reported over the past 18 months from November 14, 2005, reported the Central Hygiene and Epidemiology Institute.

                      It added that repeated tests on samples taken from two patients under medical
                      treatment at the Ha Noi-based Bach Mai Hospital have not yet made it clear whether the patients are infected with influenza type A virus or not. Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Cao Minh Quang said Taminflu still plays a key role in preventing and treating bird flu in Viet Nam.

                      We always store good enough supplies of the medicine (Taminflu) and raw materials to meet demands for influenza type A treatment in all conditions,” said the senior medical expert.
                      The ministry has also allowed the treatment of normal flus with Taminflu after careful research and tests in an effort to improve the treatment quality and efficiency, he added.

                      Viet Nam is also taking steps to boost the domestic production of anti-H5N1 virus vaccines to catch up with the world trend for the control of bird flu on human beings by shifting to preventive measures in combination with taking Taminflu,” concluded the Deputy Health Minister. http://www.vnanet.vn/Home/EN/tabid/1...3/Default.aspx
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                        <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=ds vAlign=top width=435 height=0>Last Updated: <!--2007-05-24 11:07:01 todaysDate = Date(07, 05, 24, 11, 07, 01); --><SCRIPT language=JavaScript> dayarray = new Array("Sunday", "Monday", "Tuesday", "Wednesday", "Thursday", "Friday","Saturday"); montharray = new Array("January", "February", "March", "April","May", "June", "July", "August", "September", "October", "November", "December"); todaysDate = new Date("May 24, 2007 11:07:01"); document.write(dayarray[todaysDate.getDay()] + ", " + montharray[todaysDate.getMonth()] + " " + todaysDate.getDate() + ", "); //if (todaysDate.getYear() < 1000){ //document.write(todaysDate.getYear() + 2000); //} else { document.write(todaysDate.getFullYear()); //} document.write(" 11:07:01 Vietnam (GMT+07)"); </SCRIPT>Thursday, May 24, 2007 11:07:01 Vietnam (GMT+07) </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top><!--This begin of the news --><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" align=left border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width="100%" colSpan=2><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="50%" height=30> E-mail to a friend </TD><TD width="50%">Print version</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left height=35>Suspected bird flu patient recovering
                        </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left width="100%" colSpan=2><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=20 align=left border=0><TBODY><TR><TD align=left colSpan=2> </TD><TD align=left width=5></TD></TR><TR><TD class=cap align=left colSpan=2></TD><TD align=left width=5></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>A man suspected to have contracted bird flu – Vietnam’s first case in a year and a half – is recovering,doctors said Wednesday as the virus continues to surface in poultry stocks around the country. </TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left>
                        The 30-year-old man from Vinh Phuc Province, near Hanoi, was no longer in a critical condition and could drink milk, the doctors at Hanoi’s Bach Mai hospital said.
                        But he remains hospitalized and is breathing with help from a respirator after testing positive for the H5N1 virus three days ago.
                        He was admitted to the hospital last week with high fever, difficulty breathing, coughing and the X-ray of his lung showed white, Tran Quy, Bach Mai director, said.
                        All these are typical bird flu symptoms," he said.
                        Relatives said he had helped prepare chickens for a wedding reception before falling ill.
                        The Health Ministry said further tests were being carried out to confirm the case, which would be the country's first human infection of H5N1 since November 2005.
                        Health authorities of Vinh Phuc province have disinfected the man’s house and neighborhood and taken samples of those people who had met him at the time of infection for testing.
                        Meanwhile, bird flu has killed nearly 1,600 ducks in a farm in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap Wednesday, bringing to six the number of provinces struck by H5N1.
                        Outbreaks earlier hit poultry, mostly waterfowl, in four northern provinces of Son La, Quang Ninh, Nam Dinh and Nghe An and the southern Mekong delta city of Can Tho in recent weeks.
                        A nationwide mass poultry vaccination program, coupled with strong political will, brought the virus, which emerged in late 2003, under control. No poultry outbreaks were reported in 2006, but cases of the virus emerged again early this year.
                        Experts fear the H5N1 virus could mutate into a form that spreads easily among people. It has killed 42 people in Vietnam, and 185 worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.
                        Meanwhile, a 5-year-old Indonesian girl from Central Java Province has died of bird flu, according to the country's Health Ministry. Her death brings the number of confirmed human fatalities in Indonesia to 77, the highest in the world. http://www.thanhniennews.com/healthy...8&newsid=28371
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                          We should definitely keep an eye on the niece, especially given the false-negatives that occur with H5N1.

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                            Vietnam reports another human bird flu case

                            Vietnam reports another human bird flu case


                            Vietnam confirmed a new human bird flu case Friday as the latest outbreak swept through 14 provinces within the last month.
                            A worker at a slaughterhouse in Hanoi had tested positive for the H5N1 virus strain, Nguyen Duc Hien, head of the National Institute for Tropical Diseases, said.

                            He was admitted to the institute May 26, just 12 days after starting to work at the abattoir. Hien said the man was recovering and his condition stable.

                            Director of Hanoi’s Bach Mai Hospital, Tran Thuy Hanh, said in the past two days two patients had been admitted with typical bird flu symptoms, one of whom had died Friday.

                            The hospital had taken samples from them for tests, she added.

                            New outbreaks

                            Meanwhile, tests have confirmed that all 300 ducklings culled on a farm last Monday in the northern province of **** Yen had the H5N1 strain of bird flu.

                            An agriculture ministry report said that on May 30 around 200 ducks on a farm in another northern province, Ninh Binh, had also tested positive and been culled. Ninh Binh reported its first bird flu outbreak among ducks Monday.

                            Neither flock had been vaccinated against H5N1, the ministry said.

                            Earlier, on Friday, the ministry said the virus had struck a second province, Quang Nam, in the central region this week, killing 370 ducks.

                            In early May bird flu broke out among ducks in Nghe An province 500 km north of Quang Nam, the first case on the central coast.

                            The outbreak in **** Yen Monday brought to 14 the number of areas infected in Vietnam in the past month. They lie from Son La in the country's far northwest to Can Tho city in the Mekong delta in the far south.

                            Agriculture minister Cao Duc Phat has warned that Vietnam is on the brink of another bird flu epidemic among poultry after the virus spread rapidly in May. Experts have called this outbreak unusual since the flu normally peaks in cool weather.

                            Last week Vietnam reported its first human case of H5N1 in a year and a half when a 30-year-old man in a province near Hanoi was infected. His condition was improving, doctors treating him said.

                            Bird flu has killed 42 people in Vietnam since it resurfaced in Asia in late-2003. Despite sweeping control measures, including mass vaccinations of poultry, the virus reemerged in 2005, last year, and once earlier this year.

                            Globally the virus has infected 309 people in 12 countries, killing 187 of them, according to the World Health Organization.

                            Indonesia said Friday that a 15-year-old girl died in central Java after contracting the disease. She had handled a dead chicken for cooking, an official said.

                            Source: Thanh Nien

                            http://www.thanhniennews.com/healthy...8&newsid=28663
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