Thursday, January 02, 2014

Referral: A Review of Human Influenza A(H5N1) Cases in 2013

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H5N1 Virus

 

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For several years now, Laidback Al (Editor–Senior Moderator–& Newshound) on FluTrackers – has published  a terrific overview of the previous year’s global H5N1 activity in early January (see H5N1 in 2012: The Year in Review, A Summary Of Worldwide H5N1 Cases in 2011).   Al is well known in Flublogia for  his maps and charts, along with his analysis, and so I’ve featured his work a number of times in the past.


This year, Al has his own blog – called NOVEL INFECTIOUS DISEASES, where he has published his review of H5N1 activity during the year 2013.  You’ll find a permalink on my sidebar to his site.

 

Follow the link to read:

 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Review of Human Influenza A(H5N1) Cases in 2013

In 2013, 38 human cases of Influenza A(H5N1)  were reported from around the world. This number represents an 18% increase over the number of reported cases in 2012. Six countries reported cases in 2013, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Cambodia reported about 71% (27) of all cases reported in 2013.   In 2013, children younger than 10 years old represent about 63% of all cases. No human clusters were reported in 2013. Relative to other countries, Cambodia experienced the greatest percentage increase in human infections in a short period of time. The continued low frequency of reported infections does not eliminate H5N1 as a pandemic threat. 

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Every year I download and convert Al’s analysis to a PDF file which I keep on my desktop as a reference.   This year will be no exception.

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