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1 case of H5N1 fatal avian influenza confirmed in Alberta
« on: January 08, 2014, 04:22:41 PM »
RUH ROH RAGGY...should the twain ever meet we would really be in trouble This one is the bird flu not the H1N1 swine which is in the other section




The infected person, an Alberta resident who recently travelled to Beijing, China, died Jan. 3.

The case was confirmed in a lab test last night.

It's the first such case in North America.

Officials created confusion by referring to the patient as "him" and "her" in order to avoid identifying anyone. Officials said that they would not identify the sex, age or occupation of the patient.

Ambrose, who phoned into a news conference in Ottawa, said Canadian officials are working with Chinese authorities on the case.

"The risk of getting H5N1 is very low. This is not the regular seasonal flu. This is an isolated case," she said.

Ambrose added that there is no general threat to human health.

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Re: 1 case of H5N1 fatal avian influenza confirmed in Alberta
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 04:23:08 PM »
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, January 8, 2014 1:00PM PST

OTTAWA - Federal public health officials say a fatal case of H5N1 bird flu has been reported in Canada, the first such case in North America.

Health Minister Rona Ambrose says the case, which was located in Alberta, was an isolated one and that the risk to the general public is very low.

Officials say the H5N1 strain is unrelated to the seasonal flu outbreak.

The victim was apparently travelling from China when symptoms first appeared and later died in hospital.

Officials say that while they don't know how the virus was contracted, there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission.

The World Health Organization says that as of mid-December, there had been 648 laboratory-confirmed human cases of H5N1 flu, reported from 15 countries. Of that total, 384 infections have been fatal.


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Re: 1 case of H5N1 fatal avian influenza confirmed in Alberta
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 04:24:33 PM »
I had to do a double take when I read this...I thought maybe the paper had made a mistake..I guess not...If these 2 virus' should ever meet  ::)
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Re: 1 case of H5N1 fatal avian influenza confirmed in Alberta
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 04:36:15 PM »
I had to do a double take when I read this...I thought maybe the paper had made a mistake..I guess not...If these 2 virus' should ever meet  ::)

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Re: 1 case of H5N1 fatal avian influenza confirmed in Alberta
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 04:52:20 PM »
I had to do a double take when I read this...I thought maybe the paper had made a mistake..I guess not...If these 2 virus' should ever meet  ::)

It would be a marriage made in hell.

I was aiming for the politically correct,but what you said is bang on
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