Qatar Discovers First Two H1N1 Cases

nicaq25
By nicaq25

Article Date: 11:37 2009/06/16
Article ID: 0024

Doha, Jun3 16 (QNA) - H.E. the Minister of Public Health and Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Health, Abdullah Bin Khalid Al Qahtani said Tuesday that the first two influenza A H1N1 cases had been diagnosed in Qatar.

The first was a two-year old child from New Zealand who arrived in Doha, with the company of two members of his family who are residing in Qatar, last Saturday on Emirates airlines flight no 843 coming from Dubai. He was diagnosed with H1N1 early Tuesday after symptoms of the flu appeared two days after his arrival in Doha and he was admitted to the local pediatric emergency center at Al Sadd in Doha. The minister said the child and his family were given antidodes and he was now recovering.

The second case was a two- and -a- half- year old US child of Bangladeshi origin coming from New York.He arrived on Sunday and was transiting in Doha ,accompanied by four family members. He was also diagnosed with H1N1 by Hamad Medical hospital after he suffered from related symptoms upon arrival and was seen by doctors at the airport clinic. The child and members of his family have received antidotes and have been isolated. He is now recovering, the minister explained.

A team from the ministry of health had been sent to ensure that all who had contacts with those diagnosed had not contracted the influenza.

The Supreme Council for Health urged that all those who arrived on Qatar Airways flight no 084 from New York on Sunday 14 June 2009 and those who arrived aboard the Emriates Airlines flight no 843 on Saturday 13 June 2009 from Dubai to rush to any health centre or to Hamad General Hospital if they felt symptoms of Influenza A or H1N1 such as high fever or any respiratory inflammation or coughing.

Having announced the discovery of the first two cases of the influenza in Qatar, the Supreme Council for Health confirmed that the health sector and the medical cadres in the country are fully pepared and that all procedures had been taken to diagnose and treat such cases if discovered.(QNA) M T Z

http://www.qnaol.net/QNAEn/News_bulletin/News/Pages/09-06-16-1137_599_00...

Related news;
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2...

[mod note: The recent closure of a MacDonald's restaurant was NOT related to swine flu.]

[mod note: Update from CDCS attached]

By keiko• 13 years 1 month ago.
keiko

The Qatar Supreme Council for Health, as well as the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control, USA are working together to identify the pattern of infection and to develop effective vaccines for the benefit of everyone’s health and well being. There are outbreaks of new variations in Australia and other Southern Hemisphere countries . See my previous post: http://www.qatarliving.com/node/580756. Fierce Biotech Newsletter, published yesterday, 29 June 2009. This is the first major flu pandemic since the Avian flu pandemic. With so much international travel, these viruses travel quickly also. “The rising volume of cases is likely to fuel the debate over the need for a national vaccination campaign this fall. Manufacturers and agencies (in the US) are readying 600 million doses of new vaccine in development--enough to protect the entire population. And the first 60 million doses may be available for use in September(2009).”

Believe me when I say the health authorities are working together for our good.

By nicaq25• 13 years 1 month ago.
nicaq25

DOHA Five new suspected cases of swine flu have been detected in Qatar, says an announcement by the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) on Monday.

All the persons suspected to be suffering from the disease have come from abroad.

An official source at the SCH told Qatar News Agency that the first case is of a Qatari man (46), coming from London while the second is of a two-year-old Filipino child who has landed in Qatar from Philippines.

The third person believed to be carrying the A(H1N1) virus is a Japanese woman (31) who has come from the USA.

A Thai woman also coming from the US is the fourth while the fifth is a Filipino arriving here from Philippines.

http://www.qatar-tribune.com/data/20090630/content.asp?section=first1_2

By Vegas• 13 years 1 month ago.
Vegas

You can't teach experience...

By nicaq25• 13 years 1 month ago.
nicaq25

DOHA: With the last swine flu patient in Qatar, an eight-yearold Jordanian child, being discharged from the quarantine on Sunday, Qatar is now free of swine flu.

http://www.qatar-tribune.com/data/20090629/content.asp?section=first1_2

By chichi• 13 years 1 month ago.
chichi

thank you for the information, nicaq.

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mai lain pa!

By renzon• 13 years 1 month ago.
renzon

modo- The A(H1N1) virus is not airborne. It can only be transmitted by ‘droplet contact or a Respiratory Route’.

The flu virus must enter into the mucus membrane before one can be infected by the virus. That is why, we advise everyone to refrain from touching their eyes, nose and mouth with their hands.

Source- Internet

By nicaq25• 13 years 1 month ago.
nicaq25

Doha: The Supreme Health Council announced yesterday that a number of H1N1 patients in Qatar have fully recovered and are no more under medical observation.

Two children, one of them American of Bangladeshi origin and the other New Zealander, a Jordanian, an Egyptian, a Filipino and Iraqi youths have recovered and were released from quarantine.

Two other Australian children and a Filipina have also recovered and are expected to leave the hospital today, while another five children, from India, Australia, US and Jordan are expected to recover within a few days.

The Council said in a statement issued yesterday that it is closely monitoring the situation related to the H1N1 disease, stressing that all the health facilities and organisations concerned were ready to deal with any emergency. - QNA

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=298871&version=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16

By beso• 13 years 1 month ago.
beso

I don't know what will happen, but the globe is very fat now and need to make some Régime,... am I bad,..:)

By lubbly_bubbly• 13 years 1 month ago.
lubbly_bubbly

the first case is a 3 year old bangladeshi boy who traveled frm NY to doha on QA084 while on transit he developed da fever,this was on 14th june evening.

And 2nd case is a 2 year old boy frm NZ who travelled frm MELBOURNE,AUSTRALIA TO DUABI on EK 409 ND DEN EK 843,i.e, DUBAI TO DOHA dis was on 13th june evening, 2 days later he developed this fever

3RD case is a 17 yeaar old Iraqi Boy who travelled from Washington on QA052, reached Doha on saturaday 13th June evening,2 days later he developed this fever

This is was Updated on 17TH june

By lubbly_bubbly• 13 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 2/5
lubbly_bubbly

the first case is a 3 year old bangladeshi boy who traveled frm NY to doha on QA084 while on transit he developed da fever,this was on 14th june evening.

And 2nd case is a 2 year old boy frm NZ who travelled frm MELBOURNE,AUSTRALIA TO DUABI on EK 409 ND DEN EK 843,i.e, DUBAI TO DOHA dis was on 13th june evening, 2 days later he developed this fever

3RD case is a 17 yeaar old Iraqi Boy who travelled from Washington on QA052, reached Doha on saturaday 13th June evening,2 days later he developed this fever

By _noms_• 13 years 1 month ago.
_noms_

it seems there will be more addups ..

~noms~

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"Before God we are all equally wise ' and equally foolish" - Albert Einstein

By nicaq25• 13 years 1 month ago.
nicaq25

DOHA: The Minister of Health, H E Abdullah bin Khalid Al Qahtani, yesterday announced two more cases of swine flu in Qatar, taking the number of confirmed cases in the country to five.

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Local_News&month=June2009&file=Local_News20090618511.xml

By abuabdullah salman• 13 years 1 month ago.
abuabdullah salman

This is one thing i wanna put off my mind but its stuck deep in there like a sucky leech!!

but im still glad that atleast tht food chain rumor turned out to be false! or else i wud have completely banned any outdoor food items for me n my precious family!.. tho i knw its not the best solution as this thing can get transmitted thru anything n it neednt be specifically food.

however, thanks for the updates on this matter guys!!

STAY HOME N STAY SAFE!!! how about quarantine urself? ;)

Peace be upon you.

By qatariboy2005• 13 years 1 month ago.
qatariboy2005

charline hahahaha.good one.that will force them to extend the sale until the end of the year.lool

By charline• 13 years 1 month ago.
charline

...this week-end :-)

By modo• 13 years 1 month ago.
modo

modo

The H1N1 virus is an airbourne virus, so dryed spit gets carried through the air.

Putting kids in food trollies with their outdoor shoes is another way germs get transmitted.

By ReemAli13• 13 years 1 month ago.
ReemAli13

Yes we have to take care, but not to scared.

Swine flu is like the normal flu that we get all the year.. but the problem is that in the beginning they didn't realise this, and that's why people got scared.

Calm down and be sure that what so ever allah planned to happen to us.. it will happen.. so don't be so scared.

May God be with us all.

"قل لن يصيبنا إلا ما كتب الله لنا"

By pinoyaccountant• 13 years 1 month ago.
pinoyaccountant

Three swine flu cases in Qatar

Web posted at: 6/17/2009 4:11:31

Source ::: The PENINSULA / BY MOHAMMED IQBAL

DOHA: The Supreme Council of Health yesterday announced three confirmed cases of swine flu in Qatar, in the first incidence of the disease in the country.

The first case tested positive for the H1N1 virus was a two-year old boy from New Zealand who came to Doha from Melbourne in Australia last Saturday to join his parents here. The second victim was a two-and-a-half year old American boy of Bangladeshi origin who was transiting through Doha on a Qatar Airways flight on his way from New York to Bangladesh.

In the third incident, a 17-year old Iraqi university student based in Doha who returned from a trip to Washington last Saturday was tested positive for the virus.

All the three cases were officially confirmed by the Minister of Heath H E Abdullah bin Khalid Al Qahtani yesterday.

The boy in transit has been quarantined at the Hamad Medical City while the other two patients are being treated at their homes, senior Council officials disclosed at a press conference held on short notice yesterday afternoon. They confirmed that none of the cases was serious.

The Council, meanwhile, denied rumours circulating through SMS yesterday that an employee of an international restaurant group in Doha was diagnosed with swine flu. The Council said that rumours regarding the closure of the food outlet was also not true. “The Supreme Council of Health is the only body that is responsible for announcing the discovery of H1N1 infections in Qatar,” said the Council in a statement

issued yesterday.

It also urged the public not to believe in such rumours and seek the correct information from the right sources. Dr Abdul Wahab Al Musleh, Director of the Emergency Department at the Hamad Medical Corporation, said in all the three cases, the infection was confirmed after elaborate tests conducted at the airport clinic and various HMC facilities dedicated for the purpose. The boy in transit was tested at the airport clinic following high fever. THE PENINSULA

"Adda ti adal na, ngem awan ti sursuro na."

By Gypsy• 13 years 1 month ago.
Gypsy

Well we just received word from my the Supreme Health Council, so I'm assuming it's true. Not the MacDonalds thing, but the Swine flu thing.

By mintus• 13 years 1 month ago.
mintus

Why worry

By Vegas• 13 years 1 month ago.
Vegas

Friend was suppose to have kids BD party there Fri...

You can't teach experience...

By paki_mo• 13 years 1 month ago.
paki_mo

let's just all be aware ;)

By _noms_• 13 years 1 month ago.
_noms_

Some people really have lot of time to prepare such false emails & sms to spread wrong information about a another person or a brand.... such people should get a life!!

~noms~

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"Before God we are all equally wise ' and equally foolish" - Albert Einstein

By anonymous• 13 years 1 month ago.
anonymous

By tallg• 13 years 1 month ago.
tallg

There was a rumour going round that MacDonald's was shut down because of swine flu. It's not true. Hence the text messages being sent out.

By Vegas• 13 years 1 month ago.
Vegas

I saw another thread but it was mostly in tagalog...

You can't teach experience...

By bleu• 13 years 1 month ago.
bleu

The sky is falling.

By nicaq25• 13 years 1 month ago.
nicaq25

you're Over Reacting:(

By tallg• 13 years 1 month ago.
tallg

littlejimmy - that's related to the rumouring being spread about MacDonald's being closed because of a member of staff getting swine flu. It's not true, hence the text messages being sent.

By kutch• 13 years 1 month ago.
kutch

we are going to die!

By littlejimmy• 13 years 1 month ago.
littlejimmy

Just received the most bizarre SMS message on my phone from QTel saying:

"The Supreme Council of Health denies the occurrence of H1N1 case in a restaurant, and calls for getting information from the right sources".

By starfaith25• 13 years 1 month ago.
starfaith25

OH NO!!!

By nicaq25• 13 years 1 month ago.
nicaq25

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Local_News&month=June2009&file=Local_News200906174123.xml

By anonymous• 13 years 1 month ago.
anonymous

yes pobleshed Three swine flu cases in Qatar

but iam sure that ther are hundreds

By _noms_• 13 years 1 month ago.
_noms_

Three swine flu cases in Qatar

Web posted at: 6/17/2009 4:11:31

Source ::: The PENINSULA / BY MOHAMMED IQBAL

.....The Council, meanwhile, denied rumours circulating through SMS yesterday that an employee of an international restaurant group in Doha was diagnosed with swine flu. The Council said that rumours regarding the closure of the food outlet was also not true. “The Supreme Council of Health is the only body that is responsible for announcing the discovery of H1N1 infections in Qatar,” said the Council in a statement issued yesterday. It also urged the public not to believe in such rumours and seek the correct information from the right sources

~noms~

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"Before God we are all equally wise ' and equally foolish" - Albert Einstein

By anonymous• 13 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 2/5
anonymous

+*+lets pray that it will not getting worse+*+

By irock1903• 13 years 1 month ago.
irock1903

Thank you for the update!!! Always bring/ use a hand sanitizer or alcohol..

By nicaq25• 13 years 1 month ago.
nicaq25

To obtain or give information about the H1N1 virus, the public may call the Supreme Council of Health on its hotline 6740951 and HMC on 4430438.

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=297672&version=1&template_id=57&parent_id=56

By fishermanalex• 13 years 1 month ago.
fishermanalex

informative but not like other post which for some reason it had been removed

[mod note - the others were removed because they were EXACTLY the same as previous posts - this one contains new information]

By chichi• 13 years 1 month ago.
chichi

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mai lain pa!

By chevydjak• 13 years 1 month ago.
chevydjak

"BRING IT ON DUDE!!!"

By Aunt Polly• 13 years 1 month ago.
Aunt Polly

Thanks for the instant update- I wouldn't have known other wise.

AP

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