Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Earth Science News .




EPIDEMICS
China reports 27th death from H7N9 bird flu
by Staff Writers
Beijing (AFP) May 2, 2013


The death toll from the H7N9 bird flu virus has risen to 27, state media said Thursday after a man died in central China's Hunan Province.

The 55-year-old whose surname was given as Jiao died on Wednesday after receiving medical treatment, state news agency Xinhua said, citing local authorities.

More than 120 people have been diagnosed with the virus since it was first reported in late March, with most cases confined to eastern China.

The only one reported outside the mainland has been in Taiwan. That victim was infected in China, but led to Asian countries urging renewed vigilance against the virus.

Experts fear the possibility of the virus mutating into a form easily transmissible between humans, with the potential to trigger a pandemic.

The World Health Organization has said so far there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission but warned H7N9 is "one of the most lethal" influenza viruses ever seen, and urged travellers against contact with live poultry.

Chinese researchers, reporting in The Lancet a week ago, said they had confirmed poultry as a source of the virus.

Chinese health officials have acknowledged so-called "family clusters", where members of a single family have become infected, but have not established any confirmed instances of human-to-human transmission.

Most of the cases reported have not yet resulted in death, and some patients have been discharged from hospital after apparently recovering.

China confirmed 19 new cases of the virus in the week leading up to May 1, Xinhua said.

But the number new cases in Shanghai has seen a "dramatic slowdown", Nancy Cox, director of the influenza division at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week, describing the slowdown as "very encouraging".

.


Related Links
Epidemics on Earth - Bird Flu, HIV/AIDS, Ebola






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





EPIDEMICS
Less-used drug better treats HIV in kids: study
Washington (AFP) April 30, 2013
The antiretroviral drug efavirenz is more effective at treating children infected with HIV than the more commonly used and cheaper nevirapine, according to a study out Tuesday. The study is being billed as the first large-scale comparison of first-line treatments for HIV-positive children, and could have an impact on care in poor parts of the world, where most of them live. Published in ... read more


EPIDEMICS
Hong Kong ferry disaster report finds 'litany of errors'

Ukraine marks Chernobyl disaster amid efforts to secure reactor

U.S. lawyer defends Australian asylum seekers

Landslide kills 14 in Ecuador

EPIDEMICS
Astronaut Finds 'Bullet Hole' in ISS Solar Panel

More videogame players moving online: survey

Videogames slow, reverse 'mental decay': study

Older Is Wiser: Study Shows Software Developers' Skills Improve Over Tim

EPIDEMICS
Sea Turtles Benefiting From Protected Areas

Greece water company receives privatisation bids

Scientists to replenish lobster population with help from wind farm

Sea Surface Temperatures Reach Highest Level in 150 Years on Northeast Continental Shelf

EPIDEMICS
UN sounds alarm over record Arctic ice melt

Discovered: A mammal and bug food co-op in the High Arctic

EU spars with Canada, Norway at WTO over seal ban

EU court maintains seal fur ban

EPIDEMICS
China children killed with poisoned yoghurt: Xinhua

Electron-beam pasteurization of raw oysters may reduce viral food poisoning

Fertilizers provide mixed benefits to soil in 50-year Kansas study

Study: Traditional ranching helps, not hurts, African ecosystems

EPIDEMICS
Saudi floods death toll rises to 20: civil defence

Flash floods in Saudi kill 16: civil defence

Earthquake rattles buildings in northern India

Two dead as quake shakes northern India

EPIDEMICS
Questions in S.Africa after Zuma's rich friends use military base

S.Africa army death toll in Central Africa rises to 14

Sudan state declared rebel 'target' as aviation warned

Bouteflika stroke triggers Algerian crisis

EPIDEMICS
CNIO researchers 'capture' the replication of the human genome for the first time

For ancient Maya, a hodgepodge of cultural exchanges

Genetic circuit allows both individual freedom, collective good

As people live longer and reproduce less, natural selection keeps up




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement