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For zaidi than a decade a strain of avian influenza that first appeared in Southeast Asia has threatened to ignite a deadly pandemic.
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Avian influenza – situation in Indonesia – update

26 March 2012 - The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has notified WHO of a new case of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.

The case is a 17 year-old male from Nusa Tenggara Barat Province. He developed fever on 28 February 2012 and sought treatment on 1 March 2012. His condition deteriorated and he was admitted to a referral hospital but he died on 9 March 2012.

Epidemiological investigation conducted kwa a team from the health office indicated that there were sudden poultry die-offs in his neighbourhood.

To date, of the 188 cases reported in Indonesia since 2005, 156 have been fatal.
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2 May 2012 - The Indonesian IHR National Focal Point of the Ministry of Health has notified WHO of a new case of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.

The case is a 2 year-old male from Riau Province. He developed fever on 17 April 2012 and was hospitalized on 21 April 2012 but he died on 27 April 2012.

Epidemiological investigation is ongoing. Preliminary findings indicate that the case’s parents are tombo egg vendors.

The case was confirmed kwa the National Institute of Health Research and Development (NIHRD), Ministry of Health.

To date, of the 189 cases reported in Indonesia since 2005, 157 have been fatal.
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12 April 2012 - The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt has notified WHO of a new case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus.

The case is a 36 year-old female from Giza governorate. She developed symptoms on 1 April 2012 and was admitted to a hospital on 7 April 2012 and died on the same day.

The case was confirmed kwa the Central Public Health Laboratories; a National Influenza Center of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network.

Epidemiological investigations into the chanzo of infection indicate that the case had exposure to backyard poultry.

Of the 167 cases confirmed to tarehe in Egypt, 60 have been fatal.
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2 April 2012 - The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt has notified WHO of two new cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus.

The first case is a 2 year-old female from Demiatta Governorate. She developed symptoms on 19 March 2012 and was admitted to a hospital on 20 March 2012 where she received oseltamivir. She is still under treatment and in good medical condition. The case was laboratory confirmed kwa the Central Public Health Laboratories (NIC) on 22 of March 2012.

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5 April 2012 - The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia has announced a confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus.

The 6 year-old female from Kampong Chhnang Province developed symptoms on 22 March 2012. After initial treatment at the village, she was later admitted to hospital in Phnom Penh on 28 March. She died on 30 March. Infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus was confirmed kwa Institut Pasteur du Cambodge on 30 March.

It was reported that the patient had contact with sick au dead poultry prior to onset of illness.

The National and local Rapid Response Teams (RRT) are conducting outbreak investigation and response following the national protocol. In addition, a public health education campaign is being conducted to inform families on how to protect themselves from contracting avian influenza.

To date, of the 20 cases reported in Cambodia since 2005, 18 have been fatal.
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2 APRIL 2012 - The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt has notified WHO of two new cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus.

The first case is a 2 year-old female from Demiatta Governorate. She developed symptoms on 19 March 2012 and was admitted to a hospital on 20 March 2012 where she received oseltamivir. She is still under treatment and in good medical condition. The case was laboratory confirmed kwa the Central Public Health Laboratories (NIC) on 22 of March 2012.

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This video scared me to death. "Could become a pandemic tomorrow"
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