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Thai teen died of avian flu; infected eagles enter Belgium

first_imgOct 25, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Avian influenza concerns rose on two continents today as Thai authorities announced another human death from the H5N1 strain and European officials alerted travelers about two airline flights that had carried infected eagles from Thailand to Belgium last week.A 14-year-old Thai girl from northern Sukhothai province who died Oct 19 had H5N1 influenza, an official said in an Associated Press report today. A World Health Organization update said the girl developed symptoms on Oct 8 and that chickens at her household had died suddenly in late September.This was the first confirmed human death from H5N1 in Thailand since a mother and daughter died in late September, in a rare instance of probable human-to-human transmission. The teen-ager’s death brings to 32 the toll from H5N1 influenza in Southeast Asia since late January. A dozen nonfatal H5N1 cases have been confirmed as well.In Belgium, two infected mountain hawk eagles were seized from a Thai man who had smuggled them into the country in his airplane carry-on bag Oct 18, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP). Passengers were warned about the situation today, after the eagles’ infection was confirmed.The man traveled on EVA Airways flight BR0061 from Bangkok to Vienna on Oct 17 and on Austrian Airlines Flight OS351 from Vienna to Belgium, arriving Oct 18. He had two small, live eagles wrapped in plastic tubing in his carry-on bag, news services reported.Although the man was released, the eagles were seized and quarantined at the Brussels airport. Both eagles tested positive for H5N1 influenza yesterday and were euthanized, along with two parrots being held at the quarantine site, news services reported. The eagles’ owner later turned himself in for medical examination at the request of authorities, AFP reported.Belgium’s health ministry urged all the other passengers on the man’s flights to see their doctors as a precaution, Bloomberg News reported. The European Commission said the travelers should see their doctors if they experienced flu-like symptoms, according to AFP.”Although the risk of transmission from the animals to humans is limited, it cannot be excluded since the birds traveled in the passenger cabin in hand luggage,” the European Commission said, as quoted by AFP.”The birds never left the quarantine installations at Brussels airport and did not pose any threat to the European poultry flock,” the commission said.Customs officers and scientists who encountered the ailing eagles were preventively treated with antiviral medication, Belgian news reports said. A recent report by Dutch researchers showed an antiviral medication had helped protect people exposed to H7N7 avian flu during a 2003 outbreak in the Netherlands.A veterinarian who examined the eagles in Belgium has contracted a “light” case of conjunctivitis, according to the AFP report, attributing the information to the Belga news agency. It was not clear whether that illness was linked to the eagles. However, conjunctivitis was the most commonly reported condition among people infected with the H7N7 avian flu during the Dutch outbreak.See also:WHO statement about human case in Thailandhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2004_10_25/en/last_img read more

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LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST PATRICK’S, DONEGAL TOWN & ST AGATHA’S, CLAR

first_imgNEWSLETTERSt. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town Fr. Willie Peoples 074-9721026Saturday 28th 10.00am Leo Drury – Anniversary6.00pm Lawrence Carr – Months MindSunday 29th 9.00am11.30am Ita O’ Connor – Months MindMonday 30th 9.30amTuesday 1st 9.30am Jim Conaghan – AnniversaryThursday 3rd 9.30amFriday 4th 9.30amSaturday 5th 10.00am Mary & James Breslin – Anniversary11.00am First Holy Communion – Scoil Aodh Rua Agus Nuala6.00pm Gene & Veronica Doherty – AnniversarySunday 6th 9.00am Deceased Members of the Mc Glinchy Family11.30am Joe Weir – AnniversaryEUCHARISTIC ADORATION – St. Patrick’s Church on Thursdays, from 10.00am -9.00pm. All Welcome!SICK AND HOUSEBOUND – will be attended to this Friday.WATERBUS TRIPWould all those selling Tickets for the Waterbus Trip on Saturday, 5th of May, please return monies this week. A sincere Thank you to the Waterbus Committee for the Proceeds towards the Parish Centre – To all Ticket sellers and to everyone who contributed towards this project, Thank you.CONGRATULATIONS – To all Children from the Gael – Scoil who made their First Holy Communion this Weekend St. Agatha’s Church, Clar Fr. Danny Mc Brearty 074-9721093Saturday 28th 6.30pm Mark Quinn – AnniversarySunday 29th 10.30am James Kelly, Druminin – AnniversarySaturday 5th 6.30pm Danny Martin – AnniversarySunday 6th 10.30am Teresa Mc Andrew – AnniversaryMASSES DURING THE WEEK: Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday – 10.00am, Tuesday – 7.00pm.EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT -Tuesday from 3pm -7pm in St Agatha’s Church, Clar.SICK AND AGED will be visited on Wednesday, 2nd May commencing at 10.30amCEMETERY SUNDAY MASS – Sunday 8th July, at 10.30am, in St Agatha’s, Church, Clar. Please tell your family and friendsFIRST HOLY COMMUNION – St Agatha’s Church, Clar on Saturday, 19th May 2012 at 11.00am Mass. REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT OUTREACHThe Outreach Officer will be in attendance in The Family Resource Centre, Upper Main Street, Donegal Town on Thursday 3rd May, from 11.00am to 1.00pm. No appointment necessary. Further enquiries to Helen or Mary 074 9128010.D.A.R.A“Care of the older person information morning in the Central Hotel on Wednesday, May 2nd from 10.00am – 2.00pm. See Donegal Times for details. All members welcome.RELAY FOR LIFE (IRISH CANCER SOCIETY)A Coffee morning and fun walk/ cycle will take place on Friday 4th May at your local VEC. Adult Education and Training Centre, Killybegs Road. Come along and enjoy the fun. Proceeds to Relay for Life.DONEGAL BRANCH OF THE ALZHEIRER SOCIETY OF IRELANDThe Annual Golf Classic will be held on Friday, 11th May at Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh, This well supported Annual Event still has vacancies for teams’ to enter Book online or contact Grainne 074 9734054. Your support would be appreciated.CERTIFICATE IN MARRIAGE EDUCATIONAre you interested in training as a facilitator with ACCORD Marriage Care? For more information ring 074 9723944 or visitwww.accord.ie Applications to be received by Friday, 11th May. DONEGAL BRANCH OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSISWe would like to say thank you to all who helped out at our Church Gate collection last weekend. A sincere thank you to all who contributed so generously to the Charity. €844.62 was collected.LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST PATRICK’S, DONEGAL TOWN & ST AGATHA’S, CLAR was last modified: April 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CLARDONEGAL TOWN & ST AGATHA’SLOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN OF ST PATRICK’Slast_img read more