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Read All About It!! Bird Flu Human to Human Transmissions

December 29, 2007

Earlier today I was reading all the hype on Pakistan being the first country to have a confirmed human to human transmission case of the H5N1.  I wondered what happened to all of the other ones I read about throughout the past few months or did I just trip over my dog, bump my head and imagined they existed? So I started looking for them.  I could have put down hundreds of articles here about the human to human bird flu transmission but just added a few.  I guess the difference with the recent cluster in Pakistan is it is the first confirmed one of human to human.  But there have been several other reports about human to human transmission, not just this one isolated incident in Pakistan.   

This link is from the Wall Street Journal on 12/05/07.  It has the victims and what they died from listed.  

 http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-avfludeaths07-sort.html?&s=0&ps=false&a=up 

I noticed when I looked it over that there were several clusters reported in several places. Though there has been no information as to what actually happened to the infected persons.   

I kept searching and found several articles of interest.  This one says there is confirmed human to human bird flu transmission in Vietnam: 

 http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4631-humantohuman-bird-flu-transmission-investigated.html 

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/04/world/asia/04flu.html  

These articles are about Indonesia having limited human to human transmission: 

 http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=060524090549.rlhhjd5z&show_article=1 

http://www.recombinomics.com/News/04170504/H5N1_H2H_Proof.html 

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003082492_birdflu24.html 

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070829/bird_flu_070829/20070829?hub=Health http://uk.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUKN2829220820070828 

http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/549006/mutation_found_in_bird_flu_virus/index.html?source=r_health 

These articles are about a father who got the virus from his son: 

 http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/06/23/news/flu.php 

http://www.newstarget.com/019764.html

 http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/23/world/asia/22cnd-flu.html?_r=1&hp&ex=1151121600&en=f086bf34e7d67451&ei=5094&partner=homepage&oref=slogin 

Science report on human transmission. 

 http://www.eurosurveillance.org/em/v10n12/1012-222.asp http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,299561,00.html  

Thailand reporting first case of human to human transmission. 

 http://www.jphpk.gov.my/English/Sept04%2030c.htm http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2004/09/28/birdflu040928.html  

Vietnam reporting human to human spread: 

 http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6912 

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4631-humantohuman-bird-flu-transmission-investigated.html 

http://www.asianresearch.org/articles/2624.html  

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