Happy New Year! Barely anyone died of Avian Influenza last year,

Making it a good yeargoodyear

 

 

Date: Fri 28 Dec 2012

Source: The Poultry Site [edited]

<http://www.thepoultrysite.com/poultrynews/27667/who-reports-32-cases-of-h5n1-in-humans-this-year>

 

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there have been 32

cases of avian A(H5N1) influenza virus infection in humans so far this

year [2012], 20 of whom have died.

According to the latest figures, published by WHO on 17 Dec 2012, most

of the victims were in Egypt (11 cases; 5 deaths) but there were also

9 cases in Indonesia, 4 in Viet Nam, 3 in Bangladesh and Cambodia, and

2 in China.

 

Last year, 2011, there were 62 cases, of whom 34 died.

 

Since the emergence of H5N1 influenza in 2003, 610 people are reported

to have become infected, 360 of whom have died.

 

Still virulent after all these years

Still virulent after all these years

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