- Hello, Jeff - We need to assume that the disease below
is H5...and prepare accordingly until such time as we either affirm or
deny the reports. Bush's open border (no border) policies may be about
to contribute to our long-discussed pandemic nightmare.
- Patricia Doyle
- Nepal - Outbreaks Of Deadly Undiagnosed Diseases -
Xinhua News Agency Online
- At least 33 people died of diarrhea, respiratory infection
and undiagnosed disease in 2 different districts in western Nepal, officials
said on Fri 17 Jun 2005.
- "More than 12 people died of diarrhea in the village
of Badhu in Bajrua district in the last week," Deepak Shah, acting
chief of the district health office, told reporters.
- "8 other people died of an undiagnosed disease that
spread in Barbise, Naubise, Toli and Kailashmandau villages of the district
in the last week," he said. A team of health workers has been dispatched
to the epidemic affected area, he added.
- Meanwhile, about 13 people have died of respiratory illness
in less than a week in the mid-western district of Mugu. "The disease
has hit Sewa and Kalai villages most while it is also spreading in surrounding
places," said an official at the district health office.
- The Department of Health has dispatched medical teams
to the affected areas to identify the disease and provide treatment to
the infected people, the official said.
- Dr. Henry L. Niman, PhD
- Recombinomics Commentary
- At least 14 people died of diarrhea and eight others
died of undiagnosed disease in two different districts of far-western Nepal,
the Source reported Wednesday.
- "More than 14 people died of diarrhoea in Toleni
village of Doti district in the last three weeks," it quoted Hikmat
Bahadur Bogati, an official at district health office as telling reporters.
- About 80 people in the village are seriously ill and
there is no medicine for them, he noted.
- "A health worker team has already been dispatched
to the epidemic affected area," he added. Xinhua also reported that
eight civilians died from an undiagnosed disease in Bajura district in
the past one week.
- Mysterious Disease Kills 22 in Western Nepal
- Mysterious fatal diseases in Nepal at this time are cause
for concern. The H5N1 infected bar headed geese found dead in Qinghai Lake
Nature Reserve in May winter on the northern plains of India. Thus, these
birds would fly over Nepal when migrating from India to China.
- In Vietnam, H5N1 bird flu infections can be found in
asymptomatic ducks and geese. These birds excrete large amounts of stable
H5N1, causing potential pollution problems. The H5N1 in fatal humans infections
in Vietnam can produce these asymptomatic conditions in laboratory ducks.
- Thus, it is possible that H5N1 infected geese from India
could spread human disease linked to their migratory flight path. After
H5N1 was discovered in patients with gastro-intestinal or neurological
conditions, WHO had indicated that H5N1 testing of cluster of unexplained
deaths would begin.
- The 22 deaths described above would clearly meet that
definition, but there are no hints of H5N1 testing of these cases or meningitis
cases in northern India, which is very close to these two outbreaks in
- Although WHO has expressed concerns about delayed reporting
of H5N1 cases in Vietnam, surveillance of H5N1 outside of Vietnam also
appears to be lacking. A much more aggressive surveillance program is required
to understand exactly where H5N1 is and isn't in human and animal populations
- Patricia A. Doyle, PhD
- Please visit my "Emerging Diseases" message board.
- Zhan le Devlesa tai sastimasa
- Go with God and in Good Health