Human case of avian flu reported in Vietnam

first_imgDec 30, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – A 16-year-old girl in southern Vietnam is seriously ill with H5N1 avian influenza, according to reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and news services today.The WHO said it had received informal reports of a laboratory-confirmed case of H5N1 avian flu in the girl, who is from Tay Ninh province. Hers is the 28th human case in Vietnam this year, the agency said. Twenty of those cases have been fatal. Another 17 cases, 12 of them fatal, have occurred in Thailand.Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported that the girl was in critical condition with respiratory failure at the Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City. An unnamed doctor was quoted as saying the girl might have contracted the virus when she killed a chicken and prepared it for cooking. He said there was no evidence of infection in other members of the girl’s family.Tran Tinh Hien, deputy director of the hospital, said the girl was on a respirator but in stable condition, according to a Reuters report. The WHO said the patient was hospitalized Dec 26.Vietnam has reported poultry outbreaks of avian flu in six southern provinces in the past month, but Tay Ninh was not listed as one of them.”As avian influenza viruses become more active at cooler temperatures, further poultry outbreaks, possibly accompanied by sporadic human cases, can be anticipated,” the WHO said. “Poultry marketing, transportation, and consumption increase in Viet Nam with the approach of the lunar New Year in early February. These activities create conditions favouring the spread of poultry outbreaks and call for heightened control measures.”The WHO said today’s report marks the first human case of avian flu in Vietnam since early September.All but one of the human cases this year are believed to have resulted from exposure to sick poultry rather than from person-to-person transmission. The WHO and many disease experts fear that the H5N1 virus could trigger a human flu pandemic if it evolved into a form that could readily spread from person to person.See also:Dec 30 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2004_12_30/en/last_img read more

Lampard new role at Chelsea impresses Hasselbank

first_img He told the Daily Mail: “You have to be impressed and very much so. “Look at the way they are playing. Look at who they are playing. He is not afraid to put the youngsters in. “He tries to give youngsters a chance if they are good enough. It hasn’t been bad for the team the level of football hasn’t gone down. When they are fluent, they are really fluent.Advertisement Loading… They are looking like scoring all the time. They create a lot of chances. “Frank has done amazing, exceptionally well and it is exciting times at Chelsea at the moment if they can keep this squad and add to it, they will be a force for years to come. “Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is injured… it’s a lot of good youngsters. Read Also:Barkley vows to show Lampard he learned from ‘mistakes’ “If they can keep them together at Chelsea, Chelsea will be a force in years to come.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbank has revealed how impressed he has been with former teammate, Frank Lampard’s start to life as Chelsea manager. Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Incredibly Looking Albino AnimalsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhat Are The Chances Of An Apocalypse Happening This Century?10 Big Movie Stars Who Got Famous Thanks To Soap OperasNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The Worldlast_img read more