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Jan 03, 2008

Jan 03, 2008

WHO: initial analysis of Pakistani H5N1 suggests no dangerous mutations

(CIDRAP News) – An official from the World Health Organization (WHO) today shared results of initial genetic sequencing tests on H5N1 avian influenza samples from a man who died of the disease in Pakistan that suggest the strain doesn't have the capacity for widespread transmission.

Jan 11, 2008

Jan 11, 2008

Woman's illness raises Indonesia's H5N1 total to 117

(CIDRAP News) – Indonesia's health ministry announced that a 16-year-old girl from West Java province is hospitalized with H5N1 avian influenza, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. This development follows new media revelations about details relating to recently confirmed H5N1 patients in China and Pakistan.

Jan 14, 2008

Jan 14, 2008

Indonesia reports its first H5N1 death of 2008

(CIDRAP News) – An official from Indonesia's health ministry said today that a 32-year-old woman who lived near Jakarta died of H5N1 avian influenza, according to news reports.

Jan 16, 2008

Jan 16, 2008

Exposure source unclear in 25% of human H5N1 cases

(CIDRAP News) – In at least 25% of human infections with the H5N1 avian influenza virus, just how the person was exposed to the virus remains a mystery, according to a report by an expert panel set up by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Jan 17, 2008

Jan 17, 2008

Avian flu resurfaces in Iran, sparks worries in India

(CIDRAP News) – Officials in Iran have confirmed their country's first H5N1 avian influenza outbreak in domestic birds, while authorities in eastern India are working on a massive poultry cull amid worries about possible new H5N1 outbreaks.

Jan 18, 2008

Jan 18, 2008

Deaths raise Indonesia's H5N1 fatality count to 97

(CIDRAP News) – Indonesia's health ministry said today that an 8-year-old boy died of H5N1 avian influenza, the same day the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a 16-year-old Indonesian girl—previously confirmed one of the country's H5N1 case-patients—died of the disease.

Jan 22, 2008

Jan 22, 2008

Indonesia reports another H5N1 case

(CIDRAP News) – Indonesia's health ministry said today that a 30-year-old man from the outskirts of Jakarta has been hospitalized with an H5N1 avian influenza infection.

Jan 22, 2008

WHO catalogs H5N1 viruses, launches tracking system

Editor's note: This story was revised on Jan 23 to correct errors regarding the numbers of clinical specimens and H5N1 viruses submitted by Indonesia to the World Health Organization in 2007.

Jan 23, 2008

Jan 23, 2008

Vietnam reports H5N1 fatality

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials in Vietnam said today that a 32-year-old man has died of H5N1 avian influenza, signaling the country's first reported case and death of the new year.

Jan 24, 2008

Jan 24, 2008

WHO confirms H5N1 deaths in Vietnam, Indonesia

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed that two more people have died of H5N1 avian influenza, a 34-year-old man from Vietnam and a 30-year-old man from Indonesia. Both cases were reported previously.

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