Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Case of Bird Flu Appears Again, in Padang 27 Treated

After several years of quiet in the news media, cases of bird flu re-emerged and in mid-January to March this year had 27 patients suspected of contracting the virus-treated at General Hospital Rmah M Jamil Padang, West Sumatra.

"Patients susfect bird flu continues to grow, from January to late March 2011, the hospital has been treating as many as 27 people were patient," said Dr M Djamil PR Gustavianof Padang in Padang, on Wednesday.

He said bird flu susfect patients undergoing general maintenance from the city of Padang.

"(From) the South Coastal District only one person," he said.

Of that treated, 24 patients of which has been allowed to go home because his condition has improved. There are three patients still being treated. "Team doctors are still checking their health condition," said Gustavianof.

He said the three people are in isolation rooms, two of them just go for treatment. Two are from the city of Padang.

"The hospital doctors are still doing an intensive examination of two patients who newly enter, one man has health conditions began to improve," he said.

According to him, the hospital had taken blood samples to ascertain whether or not they are positively affected.

Research on blood samples of patients conducted in Jakarta. "The hospital is still waiting for blood test results laboratotium Agency for Health Research and Development (Balitbangkes) Health Department," said Gustafianof.

Cases of bird flu patients treated according to M Jamil hospital this year, although new to March, according to Gustafianof increased because the previous two years, there were only 16 cases. Nine cases in 2009 and 7 cases in 2010.