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Bird Flu

Discussion in 'News' started by villain, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2

    First human-to-human bird flu case in Thailand
    Woman likely infected by her daughter, officials say
    The Associated Press
    Updated: 9:16 a.m. ET Sept. 28, 2004

    BANGKOK, Thailand - A woman who died earlier this month of bird flu probably got the disease from her daughter, a Thai official said Tuesday, increasing concern the case is the first known human-to-human transmission of the disease.

    The 26-year-old woman, Pranee Thongchan, died on Sept. 20, and is confirmed to have contracted the deadly H5N1 virus, Charal Trinwuthipong, director general of the Disease Control Department, told reporters. She is the 10th confirmed human fatality from the virus in Thailand this year.

    Pranee’s 11-year-old daughter Sakuntala, who passed away Sept. 12, is believed to have died of avian influenza she got from chickens in her house. But it could not be confirmed because her body was cremated before tests could be done.

    Pranee had no contact with the chickens but did have a “very close and face-to-face exposure” to her daughter while tending to her in hospital, a Public Health Ministry statement said.

    “We have all agreed that a probable human-to-human transmission has occurred,” Dr. Kumara Rai, the acting Thailand representative of the World Health Organization, told The Associated Press.

    The development “should be viewed by the international community with concern,” said Scott Dowell, director of the International Emerging Infections Program. The “documentation of human-to-human transmission in this situation is better than it has been in previous cases,” Dowell said.

    Human to human transmission has been suspected in the past in some cases in Vietnam and Hong Kong, but was never confirmed.

    Scientists fear a global pandemic if it turns out that the virus has mutated to mix with the human influenza virus and can jump from one human to another.
  2. casekonly

    casekonly Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 6, 2002 Messages: 8,264 Likes Received: 5
    i'm still getting over the wu-flu...damned bird flu...fuck that shit
  3. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
  4. fatalist

    fatalist Dirty Dozen Crew

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  5. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 623

    NEFA virus.

    extremely deadly, and highly contagious and transmittable.
    you didn't really think mom nature was gonna let reproduction run wild out..did ya?
  6. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Uh oh...
    I never even heard of NEFA....