Archive for the 'China' Category

Claim: 300 people have died of bird flu in China

Friday, November 25th, 2005

A Japanese scientist is making the sensational claim that over 300 people have died of bird flu in China (rather than the two officially tallied).
A respected Japanese scientist, who works with the World Health Organization, says 300 people have died of H5N1 bird flu in China, including seven cases caused by human-to-human transmission.
He says he […]

Chinese vaccine a year away

Friday, November 25th, 2005

The good news is that China is developing a vaccine for bird flu in humans and has approved human trials.
The bad news is that it is at least a year away from being available to the public.
“It is not decided yet when the human trials will begin. We just got approval on November 22 by […]

China confirms 2nd bird flu death

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

China confirmed a second person has died from bird flu.
The 35-year-old farmer identified only by her surname, Xu, died Tuesday after developing a fever and pneumonia-like symptoms following contact with sick and dead poultry, the Health Ministry said.
(MSNBC)

Latest human cases tally

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

H5N1 has killed 67 people in Asia since 2003.
4 in Cambodia
1 in China
7 in Indonesia
13 in Thailand
42 in Vietnam
(Source)
Editor’s note: total known cases is 130, which yields a very high mortality rate. However, it is not known how many cases might have occured that have not been reported.

China vows to fight harder

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

China pledged to step up anti-bird flu measures, calling it a “serious epidemic.”
China called bird flu a “serious epidemic” and pledged to step up measures to fight the deadly virus Tuesday as officials announced three new outbreaks of the disease in poultry in the country.
The outbreaks were detected last week in western and southern China, […]

WHO Expects More Human Bird Flu Cases in China

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Due to the large amount of contact between humans and chickens in China, the World Heath Organization has said it expects to see more cases.
The World Health Organization says there is a lot of contact between humans and chickens in China. And, it says it would not be surprised to see more scattered human cases […]

Another outbreak in China

Monday, November 14th, 2005

… this time in Anhui province.

China quarantines 116 people

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

In response to the new outbreaks in Liaoning province, China has quarantined 116 people.
China did not make clear the extent to which the 116 people in Liaoning were being isolated. The country has imposed quarantines in other bird-flu afflicted areas but in at least one case residents were restricted only from leaving their village.
Authorities also […]

Two new flu outbreaks in China

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

China has reported two new outbreaks in Liaoning province.
The outbreaks of the virulent H5N1 virus in Liaoning’s Jinzhou city and Fuxin city began on Sunday and were confirmed yesterday, according to a report by the Ministry of Agriculture.
The news came a day after Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao warned that the country faces a […]

Liaoning outbreak not contained

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

An outbreak of bird flu in China’s Liaoning province has not been contained and could become a disaster, according to the Chinese government.
Officials are concerned because of the increasing use of fake or substandard poultry vaccines.
‘Bird flu has not been totally controlled in China and the danger of its spread still exists in some areas,’ […]


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