Bird flu - Emerging Pulmonary Infections Tsunami lung Bird...

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Emerging Pulmonary Infections Tsunami lung, Bird flu, SARS Dr. Zia Hashim
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Avian Influenza z Established as an epizootic z Will it be a long feared human pandemic
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Pandemics: Occur every 11-39 years z When new virus is introduced H1N1 H1N1 1918 Spanish flu: 20-40 million deaths H2N2 H2N2 1957 Asian flu H3N2 H3N2 1968 Hong Kong flu (H3N2: still circulates) All 3 pandemics spread world wide within 1 year
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Outbreak ¾ 1983: U.S. (H5N2) ¾ 1999-2000: Italy (H7N1) ¾ 1997: Hong Kong (H5N1) ¾ 2001: Hong Kong (H5N1) ¾ 2003: European (H7N7) ¾ 2003-2004: SE Asia 8 countries (H5N1) ¾ 2004-2005: SE Asia and Eurasia
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Indian scenario z Feb 18: India first case of H5N1 strain z 30,000 chickens died in Navapur z Jalgaon: 26 samples sent in February end to the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) in Bhopal z Tested positive: 4 z Poultry within 10 km from the affected villages culled: 73,000
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