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Preliminary tests have found that bird flu killed two more siblings in Indonesia, officials said Friday, as the country grapples with a separate outbreak involving the largest family cluster ever reported.
Local tests found that a brother and sister from West Java who died earlier this week were infected by the H5N1 virus, said Nyoman Kandun, head of the Health Ministry’s office of communicable disease control. The tests will be sent to a World Health Organization laboratory for further confirmation.
WHO officials so far have confirmed 33 human deaths from bird flu in Indonesia, out of 124 worldwide.
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Bird Flu is growing. Quarantines in Romania. Possible Human-to-Human transmission in Indonesia. Is the bird flu pandemic almost here?
About 13,000 people were quarantined in the Romanian capital on Monday as troops and police sealed off streets in response to the city’s second bird-flu outbreak, said officials.
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GENEVA — The U.N. health agency is looking closely at possible limited human-to-human transmission of bird flu between members of an Indonesian family, but said there was no evidence indicating the virus had mutated or that it had spread beyond the relatives.
“We’re not surprised that there is possible human-to-human transmission,” said Steven Bjorge, a World Health Organization epidemiologist in Jakarta, Indonesia. “The thing we’re looking for is whether it’s sustained beyond the immediate cluster.”
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Federal scientists have started testing migratory birds for signs of a dangerous bird flu that could show up in North America.
The testing of shorebirds began Wednesday on an Anchorage coastal wildlife refuge, said Bruce Woods, spokesman with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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The Iowa Veterinary Medicine Association warns that the message from ABC’s Monday night broadcast of “Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America” should be preparation, not panic about the avian flu. To help separate bird flu fact from fiction, the IVMA has some clarification points:
1. There is no influenza pandemic in the world at this time.
2. Since 2003, there have been about 200 human cases of bird flu infection (more…)
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