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  • Experts sound global alert over deadly bat virus

    03/21/2013 2:47:40 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 20 replies
    FRANCE 24 International News ^ | 21 March 2013 | AFP
    AFP - Experts on infectious diseases Thursday warned people to stay away from bats worldwide after the recent death of an eight-year-old boy bitten in Australia. The boy last month became the third person in the country to die of Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV), for which there is no effective treatment. Doctors Joshua Francis and Clare Nourse of Brisbane's Mater Children's Hospital warned an infectious diseases conference that human-to-human transmission of the virus may be possible.
  • Chinese son likely gave bird flu to father: report

    04/08/2008 8:43:54 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 129+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/07/08 | Maggie Fox
    Chinese son likely gave bird flu to father: report By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor Mon Apr 7, 6:34 PM ET A 24-year-old Chinese man who died of bird flu in December passed the virus directly to his father in a rare case of human-to-human transmission of the virus, doctors reported on Monday. Chinese officials had already said they believed the younger man infected his 52-year-old father, who survived, but genetic sequencing and other checks confirmed this was likely, the researchers said. "In this family cluster of confirmed cases of infection with highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) virus...
  • WHO confirms avian flu case cluster in Indonesia

    05/18/2006 1:41:16 AM PDT · by familyop · 206+ views
    CIDRAP News ^ | 17MAY06 | CIDRAP News
    May 17, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – World Health Organization officials have confirmed five cases of H5N1 avian influenza in an Indonesian family in North Sumatra, plus a fatal case in a woman from East Java, news services reported today. Additionally, Indonesia's health ministry said local tests revealed the H5N1 strain in a 12-year-old Jakarta boy who died 4 days ago, according to a Reuters report. This case, however, has yet to be confirmed by the WHO. The North Sumatra case cluster was first reported by Indonesian officials several days ago, sparking concern about the possibility of person-to-person transmission. In today's...