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H5N1 in 9 year old girl in Ecuador

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    Posted: January 13 2023 at 8:06pm

I saw reference to this on YouTube today. I'm surprised that I haven't seen this in the media until I went looking for it. 

H5N1 has a 60% fatality rate in humans. The questions that need asking are

Did this little girl have direct contact with chickens? If the answer is no, then we need to worry because it may mean she caught it from another person. As yet there hasn't been easy human to human transmission with H5N1 and this has been our saving grace. 

The second question is how are her immediate family? If other members are sick then that might also suggest H 2 H transmission, even if they keep chickens.

Finally I can't find any reports on how she is. 

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/ecuador-confirms-first-human-bird-flu-infection-9-year-old-girl-2023-01-11/

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See [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/south-america/h5n1-tracking-ab/ecuador-aa/966807-ecuador-moh-confirms-human-infection-with-hpai-h5-january-10-2023[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/south-america/h5n1-tracking-ab/ecuador-aa/966807-ecuador-moh-confirms-human-infection-with-hpai-h5-january-10-2023 

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[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/960736-avian-flu-discussion-global-widespread-bird-outbreaks-incl-africa-asia-europe-india-and-north-america-news-case-lists-links-2022[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/960736-avian-flu-discussion-global-widespread-bird-outbreaks-incl-africa-asia-europe-india-and-north-america-news-case-lists-links-2022 (latest activity);

Girl in Ecuador (9) with bird flu: how worrying is it that a person is infected?

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January 13, 2023

The 9-year-old is certainly not the first person to be affected by the bird flu virus, but there is an important difference, according to avian flu expert Thijs Kuiken of Erasmus MC. “This variant of bird flu, which we also have in the Netherlands, has already been diagnosed in people in the United States and Great Britain. But these people became very slightly ill or not at all ill,” he explains.

The case in Ecuador is the first in which a human has contracted pneumonia from bird flu. Kuik: “We have suspected for some time that this bird flu that is spreading around the world can make people sick, and now there is evidence for this.”


DJ, Erasmus MC (Medical Center) is in Rotterdam-NL, one of the centers trying to follow infectious diseases...No further spread so far detected in the 9 y/o Equador girl-"case"...she must have gotten it from a bird. 

[url]https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/outbreak-news-scientists-warn-that-more-sporadic-cases-of-human-infections-of-avian-flu-h5n6-expected-in-2023-after-reported-cases-in-ecuador-and-chin[/url] or https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/outbreak-news-scientists-warn-that-more-sporadic-cases-of-human-infections-of-avian-flu-h5n6-expected-in-2023-after-reported-cases-in-ecuador-and-chin also has a link [url]https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/wpro---documents/emergency/surveillance/avian-influenza/ai_20230106.pdf[/url] or https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/wpro---documents/emergency/surveillance/avian-influenza/ai_20230106.pdf on the various other "bird-flu-in-human-cases" recently...Besides (A) H5N1 and H5N6 you also have H3N8, H7N4, H7N9, H9N2, H10N3...In a major outbreak in NL a veterinarian catched H7N7 and died...(years ago)....

"A-Avian flu-types may be already spreading outside birds (foxes, cat-likes, rats/mice ???) it is yet another "time bomb" waiting to explode. "Bird-flu" in humans may be missed (mild) or misdiagnosed...

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anyone have any updates on this??

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Latest from [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/south-america/h5n1-tracking-ab/ecuador-aa/966807-ecuador-moh-confirms-human-infection-with-hpai-h5-january-10-2023?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/south-america/h5n1-tracking-ab/ecuador-aa/966807-ecuador-moh-confirms-human-infection-with-hpai-h5-january-10-2023?view=stream ; (january 14) 

hat tip FrenchieGirl

Media report:

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Analysis by the National Institute for Public Health Research (Inspi) determined that it is avian influenza, type AH5N1. The results were verified by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

https://www.elcomercio.com/actualida...anos-baja.html

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First case in Latin America: Girl infected with bird flu in Ecuador is stable

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9:37 PM 13 Jan 2023

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The nine -year-old girl infected with bird flu (A-H5) is "stable," said Francisco Pérez, Undersecretary of Health Surveillance and Control of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) of Ecuador on Wednesday .

In a press conference, Pérez indicated that the minor, who lives in the Andean province of Bolívar , presented symptoms on December 25 and was treated locally.

She presented the typical symptoms of pneumonia, which became more complicated and she was transferred to the Ecuadorian capital, where she is admitted to a public hospital .

In that health home, he assured, he is "stable, with a favorable evolution."

According to Pérez, to maintain control, they have carried out tests on about 25 people, including relatives and people who were in contact with the minor.

Aftermath

The consequences that this may have are those of any respiratory illness because it is severe pneumonia and he may have some type of respiratory problem in the future," the official said.

"It is not yet known because it is a bit complex because there are very few cases, so the sequelae cannot be investigated in these people," he continued.

He added that the people with the highest risk of contagion are those who are in contact with birds, in poultry farms , such as poultry workers.

According to the MSP, the case of the girl , the first reported in the country, was detected on January 7 and it is presumed that the contagion was due to direct contact of the minor with some birds infected with the virus .

Maybe more on [url]https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuador-Registers-First-Case-of-Avian-Flu-in-Humans-20230110-0022.html[/url] or https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Ecuador-Registers-First-Case-of-Avian-Flu-in-Humans-20230110-0022.html

A nine-year-old girl became the first case of influenza A-H5 (avian flu) in humans recorded in Ecuador, reported Tuesday the Ministry of Public Health (MSP).


"It is presumed that the infection was caused by direct contact with birds carrying the virus," the health ministry said in a statement.

The MSP reported that the case, identified in the Ecuadorian province of Bolivar (center), was confirmed in the National Institute of Research and Public Health (Inspi) laboratory.

"So far, no other human cases have been reported," the note adds.

DJ, Lots of H5N1 a.o. also in Peru...so there is a risk of further spread/cases in Latin America....

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