H5N1 Avian Influenza Update

GLOBAL - The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its publication, H5N1 Avian Influenza: Timeline of Major Events.
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The last update was on 10 September 2008.

The following new entry has been included in the update for events in humans:

10 September 2008: Indonesia confirms its 136th human case in a 38-year-old man from Banten province (onset date: 4 July 2008) and 137th human case, in a 20-year-old man from Banten (onset date: 20 July 2008).

The following are the new events in animals:

14 September 2008: Laos reports H5N1 in poultry in Luangprobang and Oudomxay provinces (first report of H5N1 in Laos since February 2008).

18 September 2008: Togo reports H5N1 in poultry in the Région Maritime (first report of H5N1 in Togo since July 2007).

30 September 2008: Viet Nam reports 9 H5N1 outbreaks in poultry in 6 provinces throughout the country (Ben Tre, Ca Mau, Dong Thap, Kien Giang, Nghe An and Quang Ngai) from July-April 2008.

10 October 2008: Germany reports H5N1 in poultry on a farm in Sachen (first report of H5N1 in Germany since January 2008)

15 October 2008: Russian Federation retrospectively reports two outbreaks from 2007, in February in Moskovskaya and in December in Rostovskaya.

10 November 2008: Laos reports H5N1 in backyard chickens in one additional province (Xayabury). Thailand reports H5N1 in backyard poultry in Sukhothai province (first report of H5N1 in Thailand since January 2008).

Further Reading

- You can view the full WHO report by clicking here.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.
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