Wednesday, May 28, 2008

First Human Case Of H5N1 Bird Flu Confirmed In Bangladesh

Boston (ChattahBox) - The Bangladesh Health Ministry has confirmed the first human H5N1 bird flu case in the nation..

The Directorate General of Health Services in Bangladesh put out a statement confirming the case of the bird flu on Thursday, but did not reveal anything beyond that it was a child that was infected.

The child was infected with the H5N1 bird flu in January, with the case diagnosed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. The child is now recovering after receiving treatment.

Bangladesh has been working to protect themselves from the H5N1 bird flu virus by slaughtering poultry as the virus spreads through Asia.