Earth Science News  





. China's father-son bird flu cases have not spread: official

by Staff Writers
Beijing (AFP) Dec 14, 2007
China said Friday none of the people who had come into close contact with the two most recent cases of bird flu -- a young man who died and his infected father -- had contracted the virus.

The 82 people who had close contact with the two were all released from medical observation Wednesday after they showed no unusual symptoms, health ministry spokesman Mao Qun'an told AFP.

The dead man, a 24-year-old surnamed Lu, died from avian flu on December 2. His 52-year-old father was confirmed a few days later to have also contracted the H5N1 strain of the virus.

The father was now in a stable condition and showing signs of improvement, according to a health ministry statement on its website.

The father-son case, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, raised concerns of possible human-to-human transmission, and the authorities' latest announcement seemed targeted at easing those fears.

The health ministry said Monday that there was no evidence the father had contracted the disease from his son and there was no reported outbreak of the disease among poultry.

However, exactly how the virus transmitted in their case remains unknown, because the son is not thought to have had any contact with dead poultry and authorities said there had been no bird flu epidemic locally.

This followed a familiar pattern in China where humans have contracted the disease in an area where there have been no reported outbreaks among poultry.

The father-son case has brought reports of human cases of bird flu in China to 27 since 2003. Seventeen of those people have died.

Community
Email This Article
Comment On This Article

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




Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison

Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News
AIDS on agenda as Bush meets Nigerian leader
Washington (AFP) Dec 13, 2007
President George W. Bush on Thursday praised visiting Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua for his commitment to democracy and offered US help in fighting AIDS and malaria.

.
Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
  



  • Death toll from Tropical Storm Olga rises to at least 40
  • Indonesia hands over 100,000th tsunami house in Aceh
  • Malaysian flood death toll rises, thousands more evacuated
  • Flood damage in northwest US may run into billions: governor

  • Moss Genome Shows How Plants Invaded The Land And Learned To Survive Heat And Drought
  • Global warming pact set for 2009 after US backs down
  • UN Climate Conference Hears How EO Can Help
  • Another Warm Year As Bali Conference Ends

  • Outside View: Russia's new sats -- Part 2
  • Use Space Technology And IT For Rural Development
  • China, Brazil give Africa free satellite land images
  • Ministerial Summit On Global Earth Observation System Of Systems

  • Newer, Simpler Fixes Restore Corroded Pipelines
  • US lawmakers back energy bill to reduce oil consumption
  • Another Oil Bounty For Brazil
  • Analysis: British-Azeri energy ties

  • China's father-son bird flu cases have not spread: official
  • Uganda Ebola epidemic claims four more lives
  • AIDS on agenda as Bush meets Nigerian leader
  • New China bird flu case raises human-to-human fear

  • Research Finds Rodents Thrive Near Highways
  • Immediate Action Needed To Save Corals From Climate Change
  • Threatened Birds May Be Rarer Than Geographic Range Maps Suggest
  • Massive Dinosaur Discovered In Antarctica Sheds Light On Life, Distribution Of Sauropodomorphs

  • Heavy Traffic Makes Breathing A Burden In Children
  • Ship with toxic load sinking on China's Yangtze river: official media
  • Air Quality Forecasts See Future In Space
  • Envisat Captures South Korea's Crude Oil Leak

  • Losses Of Long-Established Genes Contribute To Human Evolution
  • Walking Tall To Protect The Species
  • Researcher Breaks New Ground With Study On Human Responses To Climate Change
  • Scientists Develop New Measure Of Socioclimactic Risk

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2007 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. 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 SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement