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dc.identifier.citationMelillo Fenech, T. (2008). Update on avian influenza : may 2008. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 3, 18.en_GB
dc.description.abstractAn article in The Lancet, March 2008 states that a family cluster of confirmed cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 was possibly due to human to human transmission. Genetic sequencing confirmed the likelihood that a 24 year old who died of bird flu passed the virus directly to his father who was taking care of him while he was in hospital. The father recovered and was given Oseltamivir, Rimantadine as well as a serum from a woman who was inoculated with an experimental H5N1 vaccine. According to WHO, the H5N1 virus has already killed 234 people out of 376 in 12 countries. since 2003. Most were due to direct infection by sick birds but in a few rare cases it appears that there was human to human transmission. This occurred among genetically related persons.en_GB
dc.publisherMedical Portals Ltd.en_GB
dc.subjectAvian influenza -- Epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subjectAvian influenza -- Vaccinationen_GB
dc.subjectAvian influenza -- Preventionen_GB
dc.titleUpdate on avian influenza : may 2008en_GB
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dc.publication.titleThe Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Networken_GB
dc.contributor.creatorMelillo Fenech, Tanya-
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