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Posted: Apr 5 2006, 05:52 PM
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NOTE: Kimchi (Korean cabbage) and Sauerkraut are supposed to help battle the avian flu.

Also, it is recommended not to take aspirin to lower your fever, as your fever is your body's immune defense mechanism which heats up your body and keeps the virus from replicating.

Fevers over 103 -105 f can be very serious and may require medical attention.

This is not medical advice, see your doctor for that.

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White Wine to Combat Bird Flu
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White wine may prove to be effective in combating bird flu,
according to a study cited by the Italian Wines Union(UIV).

Scientists have known for some time that white wine, like
red wine, is beneficial in combating cholesterol. However, a
recent study found that white wine and white grape juice
contain the active ingredients in Tamiflu, considered by many
experts to be one of the most promising medicines against
bird flu.

The study was published by the British Medical Journal
and found that white wine grapes contain shikimic acid and
quercitin, the primary ingredients in the Chinese star anise
plant used to make Tamiflu.

According Alberto Bertelli, a University of Milan
researcher and scientific advisor to UIV, while caution is
needed consuming star anise, the same benefits can be
achieved by drinking a glass of white wine or white grape
juice a day.

Furthermore, while there is an abundance of white wine in
the world, supplies of Chinese star anise are limited and
there is the risk of mistaking it with the Japanese star
anise plant, which is highly toxic.

Drinking white wine is apparently also good for the
lungs. According to a June 2002 study by the University of
Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, people
who drink white wine regularly have healthier lungs than
people who do not drink alcohol at all, and those who drink
beer, spirits and even red wine.

A flood of scientific studies have shown that drinking
two glasses of red wine has a beneficial effect in preventing
diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinsons as well as
cholesterol-related cardiovascular conditions.

This is because the alcohol and antioxidants in red wine
help increase the levels of 'good' HDL cholesterol and lower
the levels of 'bad' LDL cholesterol and even eliminate it
from the heart and blood passages.

The prime substance in red wine which produces these
benefits is resveratrol, which is found in red grape skins.

More recently, studies have discovered that white
wine, which is not fermented 'in the skin', contains
tyrosine, a molecule which acts in a similar way to
resveratrol.

The positive effects of both red and white wines,
experts warned, are only beneficial when wines is consumed
in moderation.

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In October 2005, natural medical physician Dr. Joseph Mercola called the bird flu a hoax.

Questioning the science behind official pandemic predictions, he wrote: "Research like this would typically be thrown in the trash if it did not strongly support some ulterior purpose."

And what could that ulterior purpose be? I'll get to that in a moment. But first, I'll share some details - both reassuring and enraging - from an excellent article by Mark Tier that appeared in The Daily Reckoning e-letter last month.

Here are five reasons why you will never get the bird flu:

1) Compared to 1918 (the year of the Spanish flu pandemic) we live in a completely different world. Tier notes that in 1918 "scientists didn't even know what a virus was." In 2006, we can see viruses coming from miles away. In 1918 they didn't know what hit them until the pandemic was in full swing.

2) The H5N1 virus isn't new. In fact, it was first identified about 50 years ago. Tier writes: "For all we know, it's been infecting people for hundreds - if not thousands - of years. And in all that time, it has not caused a human pandemic. But only in 1997 did scientists actually discover it had infected humans."

3) The H5N1 virus isn't easily transmitted - Part 1: Tier cites an article published last month in the journal Nature in which researcher Yoshihiro Kawaoka notes that H5N1 infects the bottom area of the lungs. Other flu strains tend to infect the upper lungs, making transmission by coughing and breathing much more likely.

4) The H5N1 virus isn't easily transmitted - Part 2: Tier offers this quote from an October 2006 issue of the British Medical Journal: "The lack of sustained human-to-human transmission suggested that this H5N1 virus does not currently have the capacity to cause a human pandemic." The BMJ article calls the current warnings of a pandemic "entirely a theoretical speculation."

5) It appears that only a small percentage of people infected with H5N1 suffer extreme reactions. In a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers surveyed more than 45,000 residents in an area of rural Vietnam where outbreaks of bird flu have been widespread. About 25 percent of the respondents reported direct contact with sick or dying birds. About 18 percent reported flu-like symptoms. The researchers concluded that, "transmission could be more common than anticipated, though close contact seems required." In other words, it's highly likely that we don't hear about the large majority of bird flu cases, which are mild. We hear about the deaths. Furthermore, you literally have to LIVE with infected birds to pick up H5N1.

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Follow the money

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Given all the evidence that we won't see a H5N1 pandemic, why is bird flu fear so widespread? Because it generates a ton of money.

Governments and health organization worldwide are devoting billions of dollars to H5N1 research, which includes a variety of prevention and treatment strategies. The U.S. alone has earmarked more than $7 billion toward this effort.

Mark Tier: "This means we have an entirely new scientific establishment funded by inexhaustible government money whose sole reason for existence is to find something that hasn't happened yet - and may never happen. To justify their existence and to get more of that lovely government green stuff, you can be sure that this new 'government program' will do everything in its power to keep the bird flu scare alive."

And you can also be sure that international drug companies are lining up to take their cut. Dr. Mercola noted last October that the U.S. government has devoted $2 billion to purchase 20 million doses of the flu medication Tamiflu, even though it's only marginally effective against the seasonal flu, and there's no indication whatsoever that it would be effective against H5N1.

The only thing certain about bird flu is that the market-driven pandemic of fear will be with us for a long time.

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Given all the evidence that we won't see a H5N1 pandemic, why is bird flu fear so widespread? Because it generates a ton of money.


And it also enslaves us by fear.



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Bird flu is spreading in Europe:

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Bird flu swan was from outside UK 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4898398.stm
A dead swan found in Fife which tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu was a whooper swan, DNA tests by government scientists have found. 
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And in Africa:

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Deadly bird flu spreads to Sudan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4919852.stm
Egyptian workers have been disinfecting houses to stop the spread of bird flu
Sudanese officials have reported the country's first cases of the deadly strain of bird flu in poultry.



More human deaths:

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New bird flu case in Indonesia 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4899734.stm
Twenty-three people have died in Indonesia from the bird flu virus
An Indonesian man in his twenties has been confirmed to have the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, officials said. 



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Fourth bird flu fatality in Egypt 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4908638.stm
A worker disinfects houses after the third death in March
A fourth person has died in Egypt after being infected with bird flu, the state news agency, Mena, has said. 



And some people seem to panic

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Swan shot over 'bird flu fears' 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/4910194.stm
A healthy swan which was shot at least nine times in the chest may have been targeted because of concerns over bird flu, wildlife rescuers said.


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'Stupid' owner dumps 30 fowl in bird flu panic
http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=548732006
ANIMAL welfare chiefs have criticised the owner of dozens of cockerels and hens which had to be destroyed after being abandoned within Scotland's bird flu "at-risk" zone.  More than 30 fowl were said to have been dumped at a remote spot in Kinaldie, near Angus.

It is thought the owner of the animals panicked because of the scare over the spread of the disease following the discovery of a swan infected with the potentially deadly HN51 strain of the virus in Cellardyke, in Fife.


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Thought this had died a natural death....seems it is not so!

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Bucharest - 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.

The mayor of the southern fourth district, Adrian Inimaroiu, said residents would be cut off and all businesses in the area would be closed during the quarantine period of up to three weeks.

The move came after the agriculture ministry earlier on Monday confirmed the presence of the H5 bird-flu virus in dead chickens found in the neighbourhood, the latest of dozens of outbreaks of avian flu in Romania this spring.

Inimaroiu said, urging residents to stay calm, that "about 40 streets have been blocked" in the Luica quarter.

He said the quarantine would last for "a period of a week to 21 days and all the institutions in this quarter will be closed".

"About 2 500 birds from this area will be slaughtered as rapidly as possible," said the mayor.

A neighbourhood on the northern outskirts of the capital was put under quarantine on Sunday evening with fences blocking a dozen streets and police preventing anyone from going in or out, except for medical emergencies.

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Yes Blue Eyed, but besides fear, it is also about control and then the forced innoculations/vaccinations which = poison (IMHO).
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A neighbourhood on the northern outskirts of the capital was put under quarantine on Sunday evening with fences blocking a dozen streets and police preventing anyone from going in or out, except for medical emergencies.


I believe it is also about the emerging worldwide fascist police state.

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Hiya Pupp! yep have to agree with you it's about fear and control...but having said that I found this.....




Family's Bird Flu Deaths Not Precursor to Pandemic
05.24.06, 12:00 AM ET

WEDNESDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- A cluster of bird flu deaths in an Indonesian family has international health officials worried that the virulent virus might have managed to mutate so it can spread freely among humans. However, infectious disease experts stress this latest development is not cause for public panic.

As of Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said it was leaving its pandemic alert level unchanged; it's currently at a level where there is "no or very limited human-to-human transmission."

The agency is also investigating whether the Indonesian strain was spread among seven relatives living in northern Sumatra island, six of whom have died. One of the victims -- a 32-year-old man -- died after catching the infection as he tended to his ill 10-year-old son, who eventually died from the illness. The boy is thought to have caught the infection from his aunt. If confirmed, that would be the first recorded case of three-person transmission of H5N1, experts said.

However, so far, WHO officials say there is no evidence at this point that the virus had mutated. An eighth relative was buried before tests could be conducted, but she is also considered to have been infected with the H5N1 strain of bird flu.

Tracking the outbreak, top epidemiologists -- including two experts from WHO's global headquarters in Geneva and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, are on the scene in Sumatra, identifying people who had contact with the most recent victim and checking for any signs of sickness.

Meanwhile, experts in this country said Wednesday there's little cause for concern at this point.

"There's no evidence that the current spread among this family cluster in Indonesia represents a major mutation to the H5N1 virus," said Dr. Marc Siegel, author of Bird Flu: Everything You Need to Know About the Next Pandemic and clinical associate professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine in New York City. "I prefer the CSI approach, to rampant speculation."

Experts generally agreed that major genetic changes would need to take place in the H5N1 strain of bird flu before it could spread easily from human to human. Such changes do not appear to have occurred in this instance.

And there's still the possibility that an infected bird that might have triggered the outbreak simply hasn't been identified yet.

"The first person they think got infected more than two weeks ago, and was buried, and probably any sick birds are dead and buried, too," added Dr. Susan McLellan, an associate professor of medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. "We know that bird flu is in Indonesia. I don't think it's a great mystery. I think she was probably another person who contracted the flu from a bird."

But since officials cannot find the source of the infection, it raises the possibility that the virus was spread from human to human, rather than from bird to human. This, in turn, raises the specter that the virus is finding it easier to jump between humans, possibly leading to a pandemic.

So far, bird flu has killed 124 people in 10 countries, most of them in Vietnam and Indonesia. This is out of 218 documented human cases in the same 10 countries. More than 200 million domestic fowl have been killed worldwide to help stem the spread of the illness.

Human casualties remain largely confined to Asia, and among people who have had close and prolonged contact with infected birds, such as poultry farm workers.

Nevertheless, there have been isolated cases of human-to-human transmission, all of them between family members, according to the New York Times.

"The big question is, where did they get the virus from?" Siegel said. "If they passed it to each other, which hasn't been proven, I think it's absolutely likely that it's a high inoculum [amount of virus]. If you took a load and dumped it into someone's lungs, they're going to get sick."

According to Siegel, coughing and sneezing do not seem to be enough to spread the virus from human to human, because the virus needs to land in the lungs. If one family member were tending to a sick relative, contact might be close enough to be dangerous. And the first woman to contract the virus also hosted a pig roast for several guests while she was sick.

"Clearly, she was coughing ... and people were staying in her very small habitation, so there was really close contact," McLellan said.

One boy who was exposed to the original sick woman did then spread the disease to his father, a troubling case of secondary transmission. Again, however, the transmission occurred in extremely close quarters, McClellan said.

And experts have not ruled out the possibility that people became infected from food the original woman prepared, or that the woman was somehow able to spread the virus more efficiently. Those are real considerations, McLellan said.

"It's certainly not something to ignore because if, in fact, there are some people who find a way to spread this better than others or if there's an unrecognized means like contaminated food products, we need to know about that," he said.

Officials also need to learn if the virus is becoming more acclimated to human hosts even without a major genetic shift, Siegel added.

However, the full details might never be known.

"More information is needed about what's going and authorities will probably have difficulty fully explaining one way or the other," said Dr. Gordon Dickinson, chief of infectious diseases at the University of Miami School of Medicine. "We may be left
only knowing that this is a possible cluster related to human-to-human transmission."


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Hi Betty, have you noticed that the bird flu appears to originate in Asia and seems to affect certain regions and people?

It almost looks to me like a bio-weapon targeting specific genetics.




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THE BIRD FLU PANDEMIC FICTION
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Today's Top Story contains the statement Scientists say H5N1 is mutating steadily and may eventually acquire the changes it needs to be easily transmitted from human to human.

That part of the news story is complete fiction. Viruses are NOT alive and do not mutate. Bird Flu only infects birds, not humans. All influenza comes only from birds, and from the ancient bird precursors, the dinosaurs.

It is very easy for viruses to be generated among 'cold-blooded' animals such as reptiles and birds. Since, they cannot produce fevers to stop viral replication in their bodies.

Sometimes pigs can "catch" the bird viruses if they are raised living together. Humans can "catch" pig influenza, because of the extreme similarity in the cell tissue types.

But that process is NOT mutation of the virus, only a change in the outer coating of the virus. What keeps mammals from getting reptile or bird viruses is the difference in the outer coating of the virus.

The greatest danger of the current prevalent H5N1 virus is it gets changed to have an outer coating of a human or pig virus. The creation of the pig virus is very rare. If a pig sick with pig influenza is sneezed on by a bird sick with bird virus, then the bird virus can enter a damaged lung cell caused by the pig influenza. With millions of pigs and ducks raised together in eastern China this still only occurs several times each year. It is extremely rare.

The current "pandemic" of H5N1 among birds is properly called an Epizootic or Panzootic since it only occurs among animals. For it to be a Pandemic among humans the outer coating of the H5N1 would need to be changed to the human form. Will that ever happen?

It has already happened months ago in the Labs of the CDC.

The CDC has already made samples of the "live" human form of the H5N1. The CDC said they did this to help in the manufacture and testing of a future H5N1 vaccine. See: The recent statements by CDC head Dr. Gerberding. If there is a human pandemic of the H5N1 Bird Flu, it will not come from birds. It will come straight from the Labs at the CDC.

The CDC has already sent "live" samples of the man-made Human H5N1 virus to many labs around the world for testing. The virus could escape from anywhere. This is biological and economic warfare and terrorism at its worst. The human samples were manufactured and man-made in the US. What the Chinese, or terrorist groups, decide to do with their samples is up to them.

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The two countries [Vietnam (42) and Indonesia (36)] make up the bulk of the world's 127 total deaths since the virus began ripping through Asian poultry stocks in late 2003.


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JAKARTA -- Still reeling from the devastating effects of an earthquake that took more than 6,200 lives, Indonesia is faced with yet another threat, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warns.

Indonesia averaged one human bird flu death every 2-1/2 days in May, putting it on pace to soon surpass Vietnam as the world's hardest-hit country.

The latest death, announced on Wednesday, was a 15-year-old boy whose preliminary tests were positive for the H5N1 virus. It comes as international health officials express growing frustration that they must fight Indonesia's stifling bureaucracy as well as the disease.

"We're tying to fix this leak in the roof, and there's a storm,'' WHO spokesman Dick Thompson said. "The storm is: the virus is in animals almost everywhere and the lack of effective attention that's being addressed to the problem.''

Indonesia, a massive archipelago of 17,000 islands that is home to 220 million people, has a patchwork of local, regional and national bureaucracies that often send mixed messages. The ultimate impression, officials said, is often that no one is truly at the helm.

Steven Bjorge, a WHO epidemiologist in Jakarta, said health ministry officials will often meet with outside experts to formulate plans to fight bird flu, but the schemes are rarely realised.

"Their power only extends to the walls of their office,'' he said, adding their advice must reach nearly 450 districts, where local officials decide whether to take action.

National government officials concede the problem.

"The local government has the money, thus the power to decide what to prioritise,'' said Hariadi Wibisono, a senior official at the Health Ministry in Jakarta. "If some district sees bird flu as not important, then we have a problem.''

Indonesia has logged at least 36 human deaths in the past year, ­25 since January, and is expected to soon eclipse Vietnam's 42 fatalities.

The two countries make up the bulk of the world's 127 total deaths since the virus began ripping through Asian poultry stocks in late 2003.

Attention has been fixed for the past week on one village on Sumatra island where six of seven relatives died of bird flu. An eighth family member was buried before samples were collected, but WHO considers her part of the cluster.

Experts have not been able to link contact between the relatives and infected birds, but scientists believe human-to-human transmission has occurred in a handful of other smaller family clusters, all involving blood relatives.

The disease remains hard for people to catch and most human cases have been traced to contact with infected birds. ­

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A previously unknown and dangerous strain of the H5N1 bird flu has emerged from southern China and has spread from birds to people in South-east Asia, marking a third wave of avian flu and rekindling fears of a global pandemic.

Although the H5N1 avian influenza mostly affects birds and infects people only sporadically, the new strain will once again raise fears that it may mutate or combine with a human virus to form a mutant or hybrid capable of passing from person to person, triggering a pandemic where millions of lives may be lost.

"The implications of this study are that current control measures, as generally practised to control avian influenza, are ineffective," said Prof Yi Guan of the University of Hong Kong, leader of a large team that describes the virus today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Prof Guan, director of the State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, who collaborated with Prof Robert Webster of St Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, a leading centre in the West, concludes that "the pandemic threat persists".

"We have no information to suggest that this is more highly pathogenic or that this virus is a more likely candidate for a pandemic virus than any other H5N1 or other subtype virus," he told The Daily Telegraph. However, the team points out that a highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza virus in Eurasian and African poultry populations is considered the most likely candidate for a new pandemic influenza and the rise of avian-to-human interspecies transmission seen in the last 12 months "seems to favour such a hypothesis".For today's study, the team searched for different viral strains by monitoring the H5N1 avian influenza virus in market chickens, ducks, and geese. The researchers found that a strain emerged last year and became the dominant strain in southern China by early this year, displacing previous ones. The strain appeared to avoid China's compulsory chicken vaccination programme, and may even be aided by the vaccine, which may be ineffective against the new strain.

The new strain was also responsible for recent human H5N1 infections in China, which have occurred in rural and urban areas, some of which could not be linked to nearby outbreaks in farms or local markets. The researchers warn that such urban human infections could lead to a serious outbreak, challenging current pandemic preparedness plans.

These new viruses have already transmitted to Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia and Thailand, resulting in a new transmission and outbreak wave in South-east Asia, say the team. "The predominance of this virus over a large geographical region within a short period directly challenges current disease control measures," the team concludes.

This strain may have begun the third wave of transmission of H5N1 avian flu that could potentially spread throughout Eurasia. Without more and broader flu surveillance in both poultry and humans, say the researchers, identifying an outbreak of human H5N1 influenza will be difficult.


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To me, Bird Flu appears to be a created disease that targets specific genetics.

I believe it is a bio weapon and the chosen victims are asians.




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Here's a couple of new reports...

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Swine flu
Avian Flu
West Nile virus
Norwalk virus
Corona virus
Smallpox
Anthrax
Ricin
AIDS
HIV
Herpes

IMO, these and many more diseases are created by those who have played the role of gods on Earth and claim to be the chosen ones.
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Scientists discover new bird flu strain that evades all vaccines and eradication measures
News Target
01/11/2006
The team monitored H5N1 in market chickens, ducks and geese, and found the new strain emerged last year, displacing previous strains in southern China by early this year. The compulsory chicken vaccination program did not stop the strain; indeed the scientists suggest it may have even exacerbated the virus.


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New bird flu variant reported in China
Oct 31, 2006, 17:09 GMT
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HONG KONG, China (UPI) -- A new variant of the H5N1 bird flu virus has been reported across southern China, replacing most previous variants despite a poultry vaccination program.

Researchers at the University of Hong Kong, in collaboration with scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, said the new virus -- called Fujian-like, or FL -- appears to be responsible for the increased occurrence of H5N1 poultry infections in China since October 2005, as well as recent human cases.

FL has also been reported in Laos, Malaysia and Thailand, resulting in a new bird flu outbreak wave across Southeast Asia that has caused human infections as well, according to the Hong Kong-St. Jude team.

Investigators warn it is possible the new H5N1 variant will spread farther across Asia and into Europe, as it evolves to form other sublineages that vary from place to place.

The findings are significant, since experts believe H5N1 is the most likely virus to trigger a human influenza pandemic.

A report on the findings appears in the November online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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  Posted: Jun 9 2007, 05:49 AM
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Indonesia worries over latest bird flu virus samples
2007-06-06, 12:58:06 UTC
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The H5N1 bird flu virus in Indonesia may have undergone a mutation that allows it to jump more easily from poultry to humans, the head of the country's commission on bird flu control said on Wednesday.

Indonesia has recorded 79 human deaths from bird flu, the highest in the world, and the country has been struggling to contain the disease because millions of backyard chickens live in close proximity to humans across the archipelago. "In the past it took exposure of high intensity and density to the virus to get infected. There are now suspicions, early indications that this has become easier," Bayu Krisnamurthi told reporters.

He said, however, that the suspicion had yet to be confirmed.

A microbiologist at the bird flu commission said the suspicions were based on preliminary findings of molecular genetic tests conducted at laboratories in Indonesia. "Virus samples from poultry cases have increasingly shown a similarity in their amino acid structure to virus samples extracted from humans," said a Wayan Teguh Wibawan. "This makes it easier for the virus to attach to human receptors," he said, referring to receptor cells lining the human throat and lungs. For the H5N1 virus to pass easily from bird to human, it would have to be able to readily attach itself to these special cells. For the moment, because H5N1 is a bird virus, it has evolved to easily attach to these receptors in poultry. Humans have a different type of receptor site, making it harder for people to become infected. Wayan said he had spotted "gradual changes" in the virus sample he receives every month. He did not give details on these gradual changes.

Lo Wing-lok, an infectious disease expert in Hong Kong, said changes such as these demonstrated how important it was for Jakarta to share virus samples. "Are they going to share these samples with overseas labs? These must be confirmed and the world must be forewarned if there has been such an important change," Lo told Reuters in Hong Kong. "If there is such a change, it would not only mean that the virus can jump more easily from bird to man, but from human to human, too." Bird flu is endemic in poultry in many parts of Indonesia. Scientists are worried about the virus's persistence and ability to adapt to new environments and hosts, fearing this increases the chances of the virus mutating into a form that can jump easily between people, triggering a pandemic. Contact with sick fowl is the most common way humans become infected with bird flu.

Krisnamurthi said lack of medical facilities and late intervention were to blame for a recent surge in deaths in Indonesia because new cases have mostly occurred in remote areas. Bird flu is often mistaken for seasonal influenza, which in most cases has led to delayed hospitalisation. There have been 188 deaths globally from H5N1 and 310 known infections in total, according to World Health Organisation data. Sharing samples is deemed vital to see if viruses have mutated, become drug resistant or grown more transmissible. The samples are also used to develop commercial vaccines. Indonesia said last month it had resumed sharing samples with the WHO after a five-month hiatus. Along with other developing nations, Indonesia has been demanding guarantees that they will have access to affordable vaccines in the event of a pandemic.

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A 10-year-old Egyptian girl has died of bird flu, the health ministry announced on Saturday, bringing to 15 the number of Egyptians who have succumbed to the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus. The girl, from the southern province of Qena, was found to be "very critical" and hospitalised "too late," said a health ministry spokesman Abdel Rahman Shahin. Other officials had earlier said the girl had been in contact with poultry.

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Two boys with high fevers have been hospitalized in northern Malaysia as a precaution against bird flu, raising concerns that the disease could be more widespread in the country than expected, officials said Saturday. Malaysia on Tuesday reported its first bird flu outbreak in more than a year after tests on 60 birds that died in Sungai Buloh, near its commercial capital, Kuala Lumpur, confirmed they had the virulent H5N1 virus. Officials immediately moved to slaughter about 6,000 birds in the area and took other measures to contain the outbreak, which they called an isolated incident. Five villagers with flu-like symptoms were hospitalized. But fresh concerns emerged after two boys, aged two and four, were hospitalized Friday in northern Kedah state with high fevers after coming into contact with chickens that later died in their village, said Ramlee Rahmat, deputy director-general of public health. Kedah is about 300 kilometers (180 miles) from Kuala Lumpur.

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