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LONDON (Reuters) - Three million doses of antiviral drugs, vigilance and reducing social contact could contain an outbreak of human avian flu and prevent a global pandemic that could kill millions, scientists said on Wednesday.
Three Hong Kong health experts investigating the outbreak in Sichuan province have identified the bacteria as Streptococcus suis and found no evidence that the victims had been infected by any other bacteria, the South China Morning Post reported.
The Penans in Bakun are bewildered over the measles outbreak that has killed 14 of them and put 35 in hospital.
The Bakun area in Sarawak, where a measles outbreak has killed 13 Penan children and an adult in recent weeks, has been put under quarantine.
First, it was the Spanish (human) flu. Then followed a few major human flu outbreaks that had significant impact. Now, there's a fear of influenza viruses from animals crossing the species barrier and resulting in human-to-human transmission, writes HOOI YOU CHING.
i>The New Killer Diseases: How the Alarming Evolution of Mutant Germs Threatens Us All/iby Elinor Levy Mark Fischetti is reviewed by SEE YEE AI.