- "It is reported this patient is a male, the about
35 years old, the family lives in the Beijing stability gate in the avenue
side alley, is the Beijing local inhabitant. In this sickness others raises
has the pigeon, is a pigeon amateur, has many years to raise the pigeon
history. It is in 24th after the peaceful outside earth temple morning
calisthenics suddenly faints the stable gate hospital which is escorted
to by the periphery person approaches, in diagnoses is forced after the
pneumonia by the hospital to shift to the Chinese and Japanese friendly
hospital. Afterwards several will guard against the personnel once to have
been to in the dead family to possess the pigeon to carry off and to carry
on the strict disinfection, the personnel which the family member and once
sent to hospital has also carried on the strict inspection. At present
the hospital to the dead family member's death diagnosis is the acute pneumonia,
official to has already carried on the serious political warning with the
dead concerned personnel."
- The above machine translation describing a fatal pneumonia
case in Beijing is cause for concern. Although H5N1 test results
have not been disclosed. The sudden death of a young man (35M) who raises
pigeons needs to be investigated further. The number of outbreaks
linked to wild birds in areas near Beijing has been steadily increasing
(see map) and H5N1 in pigeons has been detected in other areas.
- In addition to the bird deaths, H5N1 involvement in
fatal human cases has been acknowledged and independently confirmed, increasing
concern levels. Similarly, there are also reports of pigeon deaths
- More information on H5N1 in humans and pigeons in Beijing
would be useful.
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