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Fri Apr 12, 2013, 11:53 PM

Beijing reports first case of new bird flu strain

Source: Reuters

Chinese capital Beijing reported on Saturday its first case of a new strain of bird flu, state news agency Xinhua said, the first time it has been found in a human outside of eastern China.

The seven-year-old child is in a stable condition in a Beijing hospital, the report said.

Two people who have had close contact with the child have shown no signs of being infected so far, Xinhua added.

A total of 11 people have died of the H7N9 bird flu strain since it was confirmed in humans for the first time last month, with 44 infections in all having been reported to date.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/13/us-birdflu-china-new-strain-idUSBRE93C00W20130413

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 11:58 PM

1. Hopefully China shares the strain with scientists to create a new vaccine

 

and then it is rush released to the world quickly.

Last I heard it would take 7 months for China to create a vaccine, then time for the rest of the world.

The world should together do this alot quicker and find a way to mass produce it, and then make it readily available for every single person.

Need to put a ring around it and pronto.

So far 1 out of 4 people have died, and with many still severely ill, that could go much higher.
Billions of people could die rapidly without a new vaccine if it becomes a panademic.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 12:17 AM

2. Wonderful. Another mass immunization program pending... Stay tuned and line up dutifully

 

to 'get your shot'!

Buy stock in the first pharma you hear mentioned as the provider.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 12:40 AM

3. Can we airlift some Purell over there.

Why do so many of these things start in China? Population density? Too much poultry?

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Response to Union Scribe (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 03:58 AM

6. Or maybe testing of biological weapons

on an unsuspecting public?

Ever since Tienanmen Square and the organ harvesting revelations, I have gotten the impression that the Chinese government views some of its citizens as "expendable".

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Response to Union Scribe (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 11:16 AM

8. The Chinese markets of live animals for sale are a problem. Eating will animals who have been

 

exposed to bats is another area will a viral disease will make the jump to humans.
The Chinese are quite sophisticated in containing new outbreaks and act quickly.
They are not as good at prevention which would involve large changes in lifestyles.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 12:46 AM

4. K&R

 

- What's amazing is that they found the person at all.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 01:47 AM

5. What about all those dead pigs?

?????

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 02:24 PM

10. They say they are testing but so far no link. nt

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 11:13 AM

7. The Chinese did a remarkable job of finding the SARS vector and quarantining the ill to prevent

 

the spread of this lethal disease.
They were ruthless and skilled in stopping a potential pandemic in its tracks. The Canadians did very well when SARS was carried from Hong Kong to Toronto.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 02:24 PM

9. We are up to 49 cases in just over two weeks

as of this morning. I am worried about this one.

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Sun Apr 14, 2013, 12:09 AM

11. China H7N9 bird flu spreads to new province

BEIJING (AFP) - China's H7N9 bird flu virus spread to a new province on Sunday, with state media reporting two human cases in central Henan just west of the area where the disease has been centred.

"Two new cases were reported in central China's Henan province on Sunday," the Xinhua state news agency said.

Until Saturday, when one case was reported in the capital of Beijing, all other instances had occurred in the eastern city of Shanghai and nearby Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces hundreds of miles (kilometres) away.

Altogether 51 people have been infected and 11 have died of the disease since Chinese authorities announced two weeks ago they had found H7N9 in humans for the first time.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/16722874/china-h7n9-bird-flu-spreads-to-new-province/

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