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Old 12-25-2013, 01:53 AM   #1
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Default Nipah still a major health concern

http://www.dhakatribune.com/health/2...health-concern

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As of May 15, 2013, there have been 21 fatalities out of 24 reported cases of NiV infection in Bangladesh since the beginning of 2013, according to IEDCR statistics.

These cases were from 13 different districts (Gaibandha, Jhinaidah, Kurigram, Kushtia, Magura, Manikganj, Mymensingh, Naogaon, Natore, Nilphamari, Pabna, Rajbari, and Rajshahi). The age distribution of cases was from 8 months to 60 years, while 16 cases were male and eight were females.

The NiV infection has a fatality rate of 78%, with 148 people out of the 189 reported cases between 2001 and May 2013 – succumbing to the disease.


This is no chicken sh-flu.
The vector seems to be the giant flying fox bat. It urinates on fruit and infects the date juice collectors and consumers.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:35 AM   #2
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Good to see you are still with us Ter .
I guess it must have been some other guy who burnt down that
garment factory .
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This, is the giant flying fox bat

And I thought the barn bats up in Minnesota were a pain to deal with.



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Damn, this is not good, reminds me of those flying monkeys in the Wizard of OZ.
I'll bet they'll be available at the local pet stores soon.



Nipah Virus (NiV) Infection
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/nipah/en/

Grey-headed flying foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus)

Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans. The natural host of the virus are fruit bats of the Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus.

NiV was first identified during an outbreak of disease that took place in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998. On this occasion, pigs were the intermediate hosts. However, in subsequent NiV outbreaks, there were no intermediate hosts. In Bangladesh in 2004, humans became infected with NiV as a result of consuming date palm sap that had been contaminated by infected fruit bats. Human-to-human transmission has also been documented, including in a hospital setting in India.

NiV infection in humans has a range of clinical presentations, from asymptomatic infection to acute respiratory syndrome and fatal encephalitis. NiV is also capable of causing disease in pigs and other domestic animals. There is no vaccine for either humans or animals. The primary treatment for human cases is intensive supportive care.
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When I read the title fast I thought it said "Niqab still a major health concern"

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What da fuq Cyprus ???
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What da fuq Cyprus ???
When you see the major shipping container routes from China to Europe it makes sense.

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