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Have you been aware of the many cases of avian flu that have been popping up around the world?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:11 AM on Feb. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Nope. Not really all that interested, either. I've known two people who had it, and they both said "Eh, it was just like the "regular" flu." Which furthered my belief that it was blown WAY out of proportion.
    DusterMommy

    Answer by DusterMommy at 2:19 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Duster they did not have Avian Flu.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:21 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Dustermommy was that avian or swine? I thought the avian was suppose to be a lot worse?
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:21 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/world/05/bird_flu_map/html/1.stm
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Here's info on that situation:

    Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update 27

    28 January 2010 -- The Ministry of Health of Egypt has announced four new cases of human H5N1 avian influenza infection. The cases are not linked epidemiologically.

    The first case is a 20-year-old female from Baniswief governorate. She developed symptoms on 6 January and was hospitalized on 11 January, where she received oseltamivir treatment.

    The second case is a 1-year-old male from Dakahalya governorate. He developed symptoms on 7 January and was hospitalized on 12 January, where he received oseltamivir treatment.

    The third case is a 3-year-old male from Assuit governorate. He developed symptoms on 19 January and was hospitalized on 21 January, where he received oseltamivir treatment.

    The fourth case is a 45-year-old male from Shargea governorate. He developed symptoms on 12 January and was hospitalized on 19 January, where he
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:23 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • ltamivir treatment.

    All four are currently in a stable condition in hospital. Investigations into the source of infection indicated that all four cases had exposure to sick and dead poultry.

    The cases were confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratories, a National Influenza Center of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network (GISN).

    Of the 94 laboratory confirmed cases of Avian influenza A(H5N1) reported in Egypt, 27 have been fatal.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:24 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • If you look at this chart, NONE have been in the US and the majority of cases are in Indonesia and Egypt as they have been for YEARS.


    http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/country/cases_table_2010_01_28/en/index.html


    If i were traveling to those countries I might be a LITTLE concerned, but it's not even very widespread and almost all of the cases seem to have been acquired from direct contact with dead birds with the disease.

    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:26 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • BWAHAHAHA!

    Thanks you guys, I'm a total douche. I obviously answered this without thinking. I was absolutely thinking about swine flu.

    *blushes*

    DusterMommy

    Answer by DusterMommy at 2:29 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Lol its ok that's what I figured :) My DD had swine flu too or at least they assumed she did. They said she wasn't in one of the categories where they would have to test for it though so they didn't they just sent her home to rest.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:33 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/01/30/residents-worry-chickens-die-en-masse.html

    http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/story.aspx?Title=Bird+flu+alert+in+Balasore&artid=00nzFMGEniA=

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/01/29/bird-flu-outbreak-kills-fowl-lampung-regency.html

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/179533

    http://www.thanhniennews.com/healthy/?catid=8&newsid=54923

    http://www.newsnow.co.uk/A/398112591?-13907
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:44 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

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