Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Another avian influenza death in china

The world health organization reported today that another death from avian influenza occurred on Monday January 23, 2006.  The victim, a 29 year old woman surnamed Cao, was the seventh person to die from avian influenza in China since November.

The World Health Organization said the woman died on Monday after falling ill with a fever on January 12. She worked in a shop selling dry goods and added it had no evidence of exposure to diseased birds, but was still investigating the matter. The death is the second in the Sichuan province this month. Authorities are concerned that no outbreaks of avian influenza in poultry have been found in the area’s where the current case as well as others, lived.

Authorities in the area are calling for preventive measures included limiting contact between humans and poultry in markets, as well as better access to water and improved waste management. This brings the total to 7 people who have died in China, since November 2005, of bird flu.

Posted by john T. on 01/25 at 02:15 PM
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