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Hi Mark!
This is an interesting read as to what is really going on behind the scenes!

http://www.newstarget.com/021901.htmlhttp:...com/021901.html

In this article, I'm going to explain the real story behind the big international push to get Indonesia and other Asian countries to "share" their H5N1 influenza samples with the rest of the world. As you may know, countries like Australia, the United States and the UK are applying heavy political pressure to Indonesia in an attempt to force it to give up its influenza DNA samples. These nations claim that it's critical for public health and necessary to manufacture vaccines that will save people from the next great pandemic.

Hogwash. Let me explain what's really going on here. The World Health Organization actually conspires with western pharmaceutical companies to acquire influenza samples from poor countries. These samples are turned over to drug companies, then used to manufacture patented vaccines. These vaccines are then sold back to the poor nations at monopolistic prices, and nations that attempt to manufacture their own generic vaccines are charged with violating international patent laws on the vaccine. Clever scam, wouldn't you say? But this is how western medicine operates.

Thus, the big push to get Indonesia to give up its H5N1 samples is nothing more complicated than good old fashioned corporate greed all dressed up to look like public safety. It's all about getting a country to give away its virus samples so that western corporations can exploit them for increased profits.

Indonesia, of course, isn't a stupid nation. Its leaders have figured out that there's no benefit in giving up these H5N1 bird flu influenza samples. In fact, doing so actually works against them, because it puts them in a position of having to beg for vaccines from the world's richest nations during any future global pandemic. And guess what? The world's richest nations are certainly not going to be sending their limited supply of vaccines to poor nations around the world, regardless of where the original influenza samples came from. Indonesia has figured out the truth behind all this, which is simply that poor nations will get shafted no matter what by rich, white-dominated, corporate-controlled wealthy nations that will not hesitate to exploit the genetic resources of poorer nations like Indonesia.


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This truth about the bird flu virus samples is almost never reported in the western press. All you hear around here is how terrible Indonesia is for "not sharing" their virus samples. But that's just corporate spin. The truth is that Indonesia is trying to protect its own citizens by not surrendering the intellectual property of its virus samples to monopolistic U.S. and U.K. drug companies who have a well established history of stealing plants, herbs, genes and seeds from poor nations, then using western applications of intellectual property law to screw them over yet again. Indonesia, in fact, is doing the only rational thing it can: Keep the samples a secret, and avoid allowing the WHO and greedy drug companies to get their hands on them.

This argument about H5N1 samples isn't about public safety, folks. It's about profits. And Big Pharma can't manufacture and sell its useless vaccines unless it has some genetic code to work with. That's the whole reason behind this pressure to force Indonesia to "share" its bird flu samples. And the World Health Organization should be ashamed of itself for playing the role of corporate co-conspirator in pushing to exploit poor Asian nations.

Now, why don't these drug companies simply promise Indonesia a percentage on all drugs sold? Or why don't they promise the vaccines will be "open source" and not patented at all? Because they're greedy, of course. I mean, if this were really about public safety, the drug companies would openly share all this information and allow any country in the world to manufacture its own vaccines. But that only happens in Dreamland. In the real world today, drug companies are blatantly interested in only one thing: Corporate profits. They don't want to share profits with anyone, so they resort to publicly assaulting Indonesia's reputation rather than working out an honest business deal or going "open source" with the intellectual property.

Make no mistake: Drug companies see a bird flu pandemic as nothing more than a profit opportunity, and they will intimidate, threaten and cajole anyone who stands in the way of more profits. Right now, Indonesia is being targeted for daring to stand up against the greed and corruption of western drug companies, and the U.S. press is going right along with the deception, as usual, by refusing to ask critical questions about why Indonesia needs to protect itself from Big Pharma exploitation.

In my view, every nation around the world needs to be questioning its loyalty to western intellectual property laws. Nations should refuse to recognize all patents on genes, seeds and medicines. Those things should belong to the people, not the wealthy elite, and nations that play along with the rich, white elitist corporate patent game will only find themselves bankrupt and diseased, having surrendered their health and wealth to American and European drug companies that seek only more power, profits and control... no matter what the cost in human lives.

When the next pandemic really does strike, we may lose 10 percent of the human population while drug companies bicker over who owns the patents on the medicines to save whoever's still left standing. I honestly believe that most drug companies would rather see millions of people die from disease than have to give up their patents and profits. The drug business is a for-profit business, and there's simply no profit in doing what's right for the community at large. There's only profit in the exploitation, ownership and control of genes, drugs and vaccines.

It's interesting that western nations claim Indonesia must "share" its virus samples, and yet when it comes down to the products manufactured from those samples, drug companies certainly aren't interested in "sharing" their profits or patents with anyone. You see, when capitalist corporations were in Kindergarten, nobody taught them how to share.

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Hi Betty, we should add this to the Bird Flu thread.

In my opinion, the bird flu is a genetically created or modified disease that is targeting specific genetics and regions.





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Bird flu kills first human since 2005


Bird flu has killed a 20-year-old Vietnamese man, the first death in the country from the virus since late 2005, state-run television reported.

The man died last week in the northern province of Ha Tay neighbouring Hanoi, Deputy Health Minister Trinh Quan Huan was quoted as saying.

The television report did not say how the victim became infected with the H5N1 virus.

Vietnam's programme of poultry vaccination and other measures has been described by international health experts as a model for keeping the H5N1 virus at bay, but this year it has spread nationwide in ducks and chickens.

The report brings to five the number of human cases announced by health authorities since May and the first fatality, raising Vietnam's death toll since late 2003 to 43 people.

The World Health Organisation has not confirmed the latest cases.

"We are aware of a number of suspected cases but nothing can be confirmed until we have results from our labs," WHO spokeswoman Dida Connor said in Hanoi.

"We are investigating closely. The government is working with us," she said.

In October 2005 a 35-year-old man died in Hanoi after eating a chicken and health officials later confirmed he had the H5N1 virus. That year, H5N1 killed 19 patients out of 61 infected.

Vietnamese officials warned early this week that more people could be infected as bird flu in ducks and chickens has spread to nearly one third of 64 provinces and cities since early May.

Ha Tay is not on the watchlist of infected areas but the province is the biggest poultry supplier to nearly three million people in the capital.

One of the cases, a 30-year-old man whose infection was reported on May 24, was discharged from a Hanoi hospital on June 4 after doctors said they had cured him.

On Tuesday, health officials said two women, aged 28 and 29, had been infected by the H5N1 virus in the northern provinces of Thanh Hoa and Ha Nam. The two women and an infected slaughterhouse worker have been treated in the Hanoi hospital.

Globally, the H5N1 virus has killed 191 people out of 313 known cases, according to a tally by the WHO. Hundreds of millions of birds have died or been slaughtered.

The H5N1 virus remains mainly a virus of birds, but experts fear it could change into a form easily transmitted from person to person and sweep the world, killing millions.

So far, most human cases can be traced to direct or indirect contact with infected birds.

Vietnam's Animal Health Department said on Saturday that fresh bird flu cases had been found among chickens and ducks in two northern provinces and another in the central region this week. All are on the government's watchlist of 16 provinces and two cities.

On Friday it said bird flu had spread to ducks and chickens in a farm in Cao Bang province that borders China's southern province of Guangxi.
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A 28-year-old old Vietnamese woman died on Thursday of bird flu, Vietnam's second victim of the H5N1 virus this month, a hospital official said. "She died early this morning of bird flu because her condition was too severe," said the official from the National Institute for Clinical Research of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi where the woman was treated. A 20-year-old man from Ha Tay province near Hanoi died of bird flu last week, health authorities said at the weekend.

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Jun 21, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Agriculture officials in the Czech Republic today confirmed the country's first H5N1 avian influenza outbreak in poultry, while Vietnamese officials announced the death of another human H5N1 patient, the country's second in 2 weeks.

Josef Vitasek, a Czech veterinary official, said the virus infected nearly 2,000 turkeys in a 6,000-bird flock near the village of Tisova in the eastern part of the country, according to a Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) report. He said the remaining birds would be culled today and that authorities have imposed 3- and 10-km security zones around the farm.

Czech News Agency reported that none of the turkeys from the farm have been distributed to retail outlets, according to a Reuters report today.

The turkey outbreak marks the second confirmed appearance of H5N1 in the Czech Republic. In the spring of 2006, 12 wild swans tested positive for the disease, according to reports from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The dead swans were tested as part of a national surveillance program, according to the report. The country has never had a confirmed human H5N1 case.

Europe's last H5N1 outbreak occurred in February at a British turkey farm. Agriculture officials said that outbreak was probably linked to an earlier outbreak in Hungarian turkeys.



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TORONTO, June 19 (UPI) -- While the threat of a bird flu pandemic continues to hang over the world, authorities in the United Kingdom now believe a second strain of avian flu -- previously considered of little human risk -- does indeed pose a real danger to people.

"When you have to hospitalize someone for respiratory illness in the U.K., where hospital beds are hard to allocate, then the person has a serious illness," said Jonathan Nguyen-Van-Tam, a senior lecturer at Public Health Laboratory Services in London.

"In this outbreak, we had four people who tested positive for H7 influenza strain, and three of them were hospitalized," he told United Press International. "One person was a candidate for intensive care before he finally came around.

"I think we need to reconsider the H7 strain on the basis of this outbreak," Nguyen-Van-Tam said in reporting how British authorities dealt with the disease encountered on small farms in Wales in the spring of this year.

He presented the report in a special late-breaker session at the Options for the Control of Influenza VI conference in Toronto, attended by more than 1,400 healthcare professionals.

Worldwide, the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, the so-called bird flu, has infected 313 humans and killed 191 of them. The H5N1 disease, seen sporadically since 1996 in Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa, does infect human beings with a strain that is not easy to combat, but so far, its ability to effectively spread from human to human has not occurred. However, health authorities worldwide are nervously watching for that possibility.

But while experts prepare for that grim possibility, a lesser-known relative of the H5N1 virus may be emerging as an equally formidable threat, based on what health authorities encountered recently on a handful of tiny chicken farms in Wales and northern England.

Authorities were alerted to an outbreak there at a smallholding -- a small farm often considered to be inefficient for profitable farming -- where 30 to 40 hens were kept. The farmer had purchased 10 new hens from a trader at the Chelford Market in England.

When the new hens began dying between May 1 and May 17, health authorities from both countries descended on the farm, testing the sick birds and determining that the birds had H7N2 disease.

Health officials also found illness in the farmer's wife and the farmer, a neighbor/visitor and her partner. Only the neighbor's partner tested positive for H7. The partner was not hospitalized but was treated with oseltamivir, sold as Roche's Tamiflu.

Tracking sales at the live poultry market through primitive sales records, Nguyen-Van-Tam said the health agency was led to another smallholding -- so small that the birds were being raised inside the home.

Ducklings purchased around May 7 began getting ill and dying on May 10. By May 15, the pregnant resident and a male resident were hospitalized with influenza-like illnesses and both later tested positive for H7 disease.

With two such cases on record, authorities tried to find the dealer who sold the sick animals but had problems finding him on his farm on the Llyn Peninsula in Wales. That was because, Nguyen-Van-Tam said, the farmer had been hospitalized for five days with an influenza-like illness. He also tested positive for H7 disease.

Authorities then discovered another outbreak among hens purchased at Chelford May 7 at another smallholding in St. Helens in northwest England. The surviving birds tested positive for H7. However, the resident who had an influenza-like illness and his 3-year-old grandson who developed a fever both tested negative for H7.

Over the course of the investigation, people who had contacts with the birds or with the patients were treated with oseltamivir. Eventually that amounted to 369 individuals, 31 of whom had contacts with the birds.

Nguyen-Van-Tam said 23 people developed some form of influenza-like symptoms during the course of the investigation and cleanup. Fourteen of those individuals had secondary contact, but none showed immediate exposure to H7 virus.

Blood testing to further determine if there was spread of the disease is under way. Nguyen-Van-Tam said the investigation was even more difficult because the outbreaks occurred during the seasonal influenza outbreak, making it difficult to determine with sophisticated testing if the patients were infected by the seasonal bug or by avian flu.

"This was a challenging incident," Nguyen-Van-Tam said, "complicated in terms of time and space. No evidence of person-to-person transmission has been found, but serology tests are awaited."

Nguyen-Van-Tam also reported on efforts to contain an H5N1 outbreak in February on a turkey farm in Suffolk, England.

That outbreak was contained in three days, during which authorities slaughtered 160,000 turkeys and treated 482 people who worked on the large poultry farm or were from public health offices engaged in capturing the turkeys and euthanizing them.

The people exposed to the birds were treated with oseltamivir, but no human cases of H5N1 occurred in that incident.


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Hi Guys! Here's the latest from WHO for what it's worth...DarmonVing you beat me to it with that last post lol...


International Health Regulations enter into force
New opportunity to respond to international public health threats

14 JUNE 2007 | GENEVA -- The revised International Health Regulations (IHR) enter into force on Friday, 15 June. The Regulations consist of a comprehensive and tested set of rules and procedures which will help to make the world more secure from threats to global health. They were agreed by the World Health Assembly in 2005 and represent a major step forward in international public health security.

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The Regulations establish an agreed framework of commitments and responsibilities for States and for WHO to invest in limiting the international spread of epidemics and other public health emergencies while minimizing disruption to travel, trade and economies. Under the revised IHR, States will be required to report all events that could result in public health emergencies of international concern, including those caused by chemical agents, radioactive materials and contaminated food.

In the early 21st Century, demographic, economic and environmental pressures have created a unique combination of conditions that allow new and re-emerging infectious diseases to spread as never before. The experience of recent decades shows that no individual country can protect itself from diseases and other public health threats. All countries are vulnerable to the spread of pathogens and their economic, political and social impact.

The emergence of SARS in 2003 demonstrated as no previous disease outbreak ever had how interconnected the world has become and how rapidly a new disease can spread. This shared vulnerability has also created a need for collective defences and for shared responsibility in making these defences work. This is the underlying principle of the International Health Regulations.

"SARS was a wake-up call for all of us. It spread faster than we had predicted and was only contained through intensive cooperation between countries which prevented this new disease from gaining a foothold," said Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization. "Today, the greatest threat to international public health security would be an influenza pandemic. The threat of a pandemic has not receded, but implementation of the IHR will help the world to be better prepared for the possibility of a pandemic."

The Regulations build on the recent experience of WHO and its partners in responding to and containing disease outbreaks. Recent experience shows that addressing public health threats at their source is the most effective way to reduce their potential to spread internationally. The Regulations will help to ensure that outbreaks and other public health emergencies of international concern are detected and investigated more rapidly and that collective international action is taken to support affected States to contain the emergency, save lives and prevent its spread.

WHO has already developed and built an improved events management system to manage potential public health emergencies. WHO has also built strategic operations centres at its Geneva Headquarters and in Regional Offices around the world, which are available round-the-clock to manage emergencies. WHO has also been working with its partners to strengthen the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), which brings together experts from around the world to respond to disease outbreaks.

"Implementing the IHR is a collective responsibility and depends on the capacity of all countries to fulfil the new requirements," said Dr David Heymann, WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases. "WHO will help countries to strengthen the necessary capacities to fully implement the Regulations. This is our responsibility and we expect that the entire international community is committed to the same goal of improving international public health security."
WHO exercise to test global system

On Friday, WHO will hold the first exercise to sharpen its preparedness under the terms of the revised International Health Regulations. The exercise will verify new procedures for receiving, analysing and responding to information about potential public health emergencies. It will also ensure the effectiveness of policy direction and coordination, information management and risk assessment capacity and communications between the Regional and Country Offices and Headquarters of WHO.

The exercise is the first of a series meant to test and improve the mechanisms in place in and between Member States and at different levels of WHO.
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* Notification. Greater openness demanded by a world in which serious disease events are increasingly visible.
The Regulations recognize that media and other unofficial reports often appear in advance of official notification of a public health emergency of international concern. To expedite the flow of timely and accurate information, countries are required to notify all events that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern within 24 hours of assessment.
* Designation of National IHR Focal Points: world on 24-hour alert.
Under the IHR every country is required to designate a National IHR Focal Point, charged with providing to and receiving information from WHO on a 24 hour basis, seven days a week.
* Establishment of core public health capacities to maximize surveillance and response.
Under the IHR, each country is committed to develop and maintain core public health capacities for surveillance and response. These capacities also include outbreaks of chemical, radiological and food origin. States are required to establish such core capacities as soon as possible, with a deadline of five years after entry into force of the revised IHR.
* New recognized rights for international travellers.
The IHR for the first time include express requirements that international travellers be treated with respect for their dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms when health measures are applied. At the same time, they provide for examinations and other health measures as necessary to protect against the international spread of disease.
* Cross-sectoral international collaboration key to implementing IHR.
WHO needs the support of all stakeholders to ensure international public health security. The IHR foster multi-sectoral global partnership to respond collectively in the face of epidemics and other major health emergencies.
* Threat-specific international programmes to improve international health security.
The IHR provide for strengthening existing international disease control programmes, addressing infectious diseases, food safety and environmental safety. These programmes make a vital contribution to the global alert and response system as they allow development of generic and threat-specific capacities.

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A 3-year-old Indonesian girl has tested positive for bird flu and is being treated in a hospital in eastern Sumatra province of Riau, health ministry officials said Sunday.
The child from the town of Rumbai fell ill on June 18. One day later, she was admitted to the Arifin Achmad hospital in the provincial capital Pakanbaru, suffering from fever but without cough or respiratory problems, ministry spokeswoman Lily Sulistyowati said."She was in good condition but is still being treated at the hospital," Sulistyowati said.
Joko Suyanto from the health ministry's bird-flu centre said two local tests showed positive for H5N1 virus. He added that the girl had been in contact with dead chickens.
The latest case makes 101 confirmed human cases and 80 deaths in Indonesia, the world's highest human toll from avian influenza. This year alone, 23 deaths were recorded in Indonesia, the world's fourth most-populous nation.Globally, there have been 314 cases and 191 human deaths, according to World Health Organisation data.
Alarmed by a sudden spike in human bird-flu deaths early this year, the Indonesian government declared a ban on backyard poultry in residential areas of nine provinces.
In addition, the government also placed tight restrictions on the movement and sale of poultry and poultry products across the nine provinces and is preparing more hospitals to treat human cases of the virus.Most bird-flu victims around the world have had direct or indirect contact with sick birds, but scientists fear the virus could mutate into a form that is easily transmissible among humans, sparking a global pandemic that could kill millions.Indonesia's bird-flu commission claimed early this month that the country was on the right track in containing the H5N1 virus, but warned that it might have undergone a mutation that allows it to jump more easily from poultry to humans.




Authorities in Bavaria say seven dead birds found in two lakes near Nuremburg have tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus, the first cases in Germany this year. People have been warned to keep their dogs on a lead and to steer clear of waterfowl.Additional tests on the five swans, one duck and one goose are underway with the results expected within a few days. In 2006 13 European Union countries were hit by bird flu and earlier this month cases were reported in the Czech Republic. The H5N1 strain has decimated poultry stocks since 2003 and killed as many as 191 people worldwide.





Egypt Health Ministry on Saturday confirmed that a new bird flu case was detected in the upper Egypt, which became the 37th case of human bird flu in the country.The latest victim was a four-year-old boy with the name of Emad el-Daramalli, who came from the Qena governorate, 450 km south to Cairo, according to the Egyptian health ministry statement.Having been in direct contact with perished birds believed to have died of bird flu, el-Daramalli was admitted to a local hospital on Thursday suffering from high fever, the statement added.The boy was later moved to a Cairo hospital for treatment and his condition is stable, while examinations are being under way to see whether his family members have contracted the bird flu, according to the statement.Among the 37 human cases of bird flu in the country up to now, 15 of them died.Egypt reported its first case of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in dead poultry in February 2006 and the first human case in March of the same year.





3 wild birds in Germany have died of the feared H5N1 strain of bird flu, a health official in Nuremberg in southern Germany said. Katja Guenther said tests carried out by the Friedrich Loeffler
Institute confirmed that 2 swans and a duck suffered from the H5N1 strain of the virus. She said tests were being conducted on another 7 birds that died of bird flu to see whether they too had been carriers of H5N1, which is potentially lethal for humans. The dead wild birds that were infected with the virus were found near Nuremberg in the past week. Local authorities said at the weekend that they planned to cordon off areas to prevent the disease from spreading. H5N1 was found on a poultry farm in the Czech Republic last week, prompting the slaughter of some 6000 turkeys. Germany battled a bird flu epidemic in 2005. It broke out on the Baltic Sea island of Ruegen and spread to 6 of the country's 16 states.

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Thirty-five children have died of an unknown disease in Kalikot district over the last two months, according to the Kalikot District Public Health Office (DPHO). Local leading media group's website THT Online reported on Monday that in Khin of Kalikot district, some 380 km northwest of capital Kathmandu, the children got cough in the beginning followed by fever, chest pain and finally died after profuse discharge of blood, Katak Mahat, a health worker at the DPHO said. A mobile health team was sent to the region to bring under control the disease, which has gripped over 1,000 children there, he added. Katak, who returned from the affected area to the district headquarters in connection with controlling the epidemic, said although the epidemic was not brought under full control, the situation was not so serious. Some health personnel have stayed behind and medicines left there to control the epidemic, he added. Local newspaper The Kathmandu reported the same case last week as 30 kids in Khin of Kalikot district died of a diarrhea epidemic between May 16 and June 21. Most of the dead belong to dalit communities, belonging to lower caste. The outbreak has also spread into the neighboring villages.

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The Thuringian health ministry said a black-necked grebe found dead in Kelbra near Erfurt was infected with the H5N1 strain of aviation influenza, which is potentially lethal to humans. A three-kilometre security cordon has been installed around the site where the bird was found. Poultry must remain confined within that area and cats and dogs must be kept on leashes. This brings the number of dead wild birds found to be carrying the virus in Germany to 13 since last week.
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The French farm ministry said on Tuesday it suspects that three swans found dead in eastern France may have been killed by the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus. "The first results show a suspicion of bird flu. These tests are in the process of being confirmed at the reference laboratory of the French food safety agency AFSSA (...) to determine whether it was the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain," the ministry said in a statement. It added it had already put protection measures in place in the surrounding area..
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This appears to be spreading!

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Thanks for the update Betty!

I have a gut feeling that this bird flu is a genetically engineered disease designed to target specific genetics/races.






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