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Four Suspect H5N1 Bird Flu Cases in Irtysh Kazakhstan

Recombinomics Commentary

August 2, 2005

Disease is revealed in four inhabitants of the village Of abay of Irtysh region. In the urban infectious hospital they isolated separate boxing to victims, they are found in the complete isolation. Among the sick two children. However, doctors assert, that there are no occasions for panic. The state of patients average heavy. According to one version, goose meat could become the reason for infection. All patients used it for a day or two before the hospitalization. Birds were brought from Novosibirsk. However, the source of infection is not thus far accurately established. Epidemiologists speak about several possible factors - aqueous, food, including about the virus carrier.

Information about that, what aid obtain patients, it is held in the secret. It is known, that the "hen influenza" presents for the man not smaller danger, than atypical pneumonia.

The machine translation above suggest four residents of Abay in the Irtysh region of Kazakhstan have bird flu symptoms.  The location appears to be about 100 miles southwest of Chany Lake in the Novosibirsk region of Russia and near the suspect poultry worker in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan.

H5N1 has been confirmed in Kazakhstan as well as several locations in southern Siberia in Russian and the sequence suggest it is from the Qinghai Lake area. All H5N1 linked to the migratory bird outbreaks in Qinghai and Xinjiang China, Novosibirsk and Altai regions in Russia, and the Pavlodar region in Kazakhstan have involved geese.

Transmission to these people via goose meat strongly suggests that the are many cases in China which have gone unreported and supports the boxun reports of large numbers of human cases in Qinghai.

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