Monday, February 27, 2006

No bird flu in Malaysians

What a relief! Our neighbour Malaysia has ruled out bird flu in 10 people that were suspected of contracting the deadly H5N1 strain from infected chickens. From Reuters:
The 10 were hospitalised with flu-like symptoms after the H5N1 virus was detected in 40 chickens found dead last week in Malaysia's first poultry infection in over a year. "The test results on the last two patients were also negative and they have been discharged. There's no new admission," Disease Control Division director Ramlee Rahmat told Reuters. No human cases have so far been reported in Malaysia, which last reported the H5N1 virus in a chicken in the northern state of Kelantan in 2004.


Hazel Goh said...

Hoooooray! Stay away from my chickens.

Shy said...

This is good news indeed. I was worried that the bird flu will get worse in Malaysia and spread to Singapore.

Mr Big said...

No need to worry. There is no human to human transmission of bird flu yet.

I'm okay as long as I can have my chicken rice and KFC.

primus said...

Currently, bird flu can only be transmitted to a person if he is handling infected live birds such as chickens, ducks.