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  1. Swine flu found at Ohio fair: 50 hogs to be killed - WKYC-TV -

    WKYC-TV

    Swine flu found at Ohio fair: 50 hogs to be killed
    WKYC-TV
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- State officials say nearly 50 hogs at another county fair in Ohio were removed for slaughter after at least two animals tested positive for swine flu. The Ohio Department of Agriculture says the hogs were removed from the Franklin ...
    Swine Flu Leads To Slaughter Of 50 Hogs At Franklin County FairWOSU
    Clark County Fair hog project, swine flu teach about risks in lifeSpringfield News Sun
    Hogs removed from fair for slaughter after swine flu found13abc Action News
    WSAZ-TV -The Columbus Dispatch
    all 21 news articles »
  2. Swine flu: Three deaths in 48 hours - The Indian Express -

    The Indian Express

    Swine flu: Three deaths in 48 hours
    The Indian Express
    At least three swine flu deaths have been reported in Thane and Mumbai in the past 48 hours, taking the toll to 327 across the state this year. According to a state epidemiologist, two deaths were reported on Thursday and one on Friday. This year, most ...
    3 more swine flu deaths in 48 hrs, toll reaches 327Daily News & Analysis
    Flu menace: H1N1 claims 326 in MaharashtraThe Asian Age
    H1N1 returns: what can be done to control the virusThe Hindu

    all 3 news articles »
  3. State Fair on "high alert" after swine flu outbreak - ABC6OnYourSide.com -

    State Fair on "high alert" after swine flu outbreak
    ABC6OnYourSide.com
    COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Ohio State Fair hasn't officially started but already some of the animals have arrived. Fair officials said they're going to be keeping a close eye on the animals after an outbreak of swine flu last week. Three hundred pigs had to ...

    and more »
  4. Swine flu is back in India with a vengeance - Moneycontrol.com -

    Moneycontrol.com

    Swine flu is back in India with a vengeance
    Moneycontrol.com
    After India faced the worst swine flu outbreak in 2015, death tolls and reported cases plummeted in 2016, much to one's relief. However, the H1N1 virus which causes the deadly flu is back in India, claiming the lives of many. The Indian Express ...
    Chandigarh sees season's first swine flu death | punjab$chandigarh ...Hindustan Times
    Swine flu death toll rises to 14 in Thane | Free Press JournalFree Press Journal
    This Season's First Swine Flu Death In Chandigarh | Know How To ...ChandigarhX
    Chandigarh Metro (blog)
    all 6 news articles »
  5. Swine flu cases go up to six in Chandigarh - The Indian Express -

    The Indian Express

    Swine flu cases go up to six in Chandigarh
    The Indian Express
    A DAY after a 42-year-old man from Chandigarh, diagnosed for swine flu positive, died at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), the city recorded two fresh cases of swine flu on Friday. The total number of swine flu ...

    and more »
  6. Clark County Fair officials take precautions against swine flu - WRGT TV Fox 45 -

    WRGT TV Fox 45

    Clark County Fair officials take precautions against swine flu
    WRGT TV Fox 45
    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The Clark County Fair kicked off Friday night, and with a new fair season comes new precautionary measures taken by fair officials. Fair officials have placed new signage around the swine arena prohibiting eating, ...
    Auglaize County Fair prepping swine barnsYour News Now

    all 4 news articles »
  7. Tests come back negative - hogs removed anyway as precaution ... - Jackson County Times-Journal -

    Jackson County Times-Journal

    Tests come back negative - hogs removed anyway as precaution ...
    Jackson County Times-Journal
    On Thursday two hogs from the Jackson County fairgrounds were sent home and samples tested to determine if they had "swine flu".

    and more »
  8. 2 more swine flu cases reported at GMSH-16 - The Tribune - The Tribune -

    2 more swine flu cases reported at GMSH-16 - The Tribune
    The Tribune
    TheTribune: CHANDIGARH:A day after the death of 42-year-old swine flu patient Sham Verma, two more confirmed cases of swine flu were reported at the ...

    and more »
  9. Hospitals on swine flu alert - Times of India -

    Times of India

    Hospitals on swine flu alert
    Times of India
    GURUGRAM: An advisory has been issued on Monday by the state health department following a rise in the swine flu cases in other parts of the country. The advisory instructs all hospitals to take immediate action when a patient is suspected of being ...
    Swine flu returns: Why it is bigger, more dangerous now than in 2016The Indian Express
    PMC falls short of H1N1 vaccines as swine flu cases spike in Maha ...Pune Mirror
    Swine flu cases need immediate attention - Deccan ChronicleDeccan Chronicle
    The Tribune -The New Indian Express -The Hans India
    all 10 news articles »
  10. More women fall prey to swine flu, report reveals - Times of India -

    Times of India

    More women fall prey to swine flu, report reveals
    Times of India
    This trend was revealed in the analysis of state's 313 swine flu casualties recorded between January 1 and July 17. "In the age bracket of young adults — 21 to 30 years — more women have died of swine flu in Maharashtra this year," the death analysis ...

Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

  1. 'Painless' flu vaccine skin patch shows promise - Conclusion Further testing in larger trials needs to be done to be sure these initial results hold true and that the vaccine patch is safe and effective. This is the first time these flu microneedle patches have been tested on humans, and the study was relatively small, with only 100 participants. But if the results are confirmed, this new method of delivering the flu vaccination could make a big difference. The patches could have several main advantages over traditional injections: they may be preferred by people who dislike needles and avoid vaccination because of the fear of pain it may be quicker and easier to administer the vaccine yourself, than to make an appointment to have an injection the patches don't leave dangerous "sharps" waste that has to be carefully dispos...

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  2. Is a new flu pandemic just three mutations away? - Conclusion This laboratory study analysed an H7N9 strain of bird flu. Researchers wanted to explore whether a particular change to the surface proteins of a virus was capable of allowing the strain to bind to human tissue. This would theoretically lead to human-to-human transmission of the flu virus. It is worth noting that this ability to attach to human cells does not necessarily mean a mutated bird flu virus will be able to infect, replicate and transmit between humans. Other changes would also be required. However, they were unable to further investigate whether this surface change could lead to human-to-human transmission of the virus because this type of experiment is not permitted under US law. This research attracted the attention of several experts in the field. Dr Fiona Culley, s...
  3. Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015: Zoonotic Influenza - This report provides 2015 data on cases of zoonotic influenza reported worldwide and by European Union/European Economic Area countries. It discusses cases of avian and swine influenza by each type of zoonotic influenza. It provides information on methods, discussion facts, and public health conclusions. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
  4. Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic - Conclusion This study has identified a substance in the mucus secreted by a south Indian frog which can kill certain types of flu virus. Researchers often turn to natural substances with known health-giving properties to find potential new drugs for humans. For example, aspirin was developed based on a compound found in willow bark – which had been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. Some other drugs – such as some chemotherapy and anticlotting drugs – have also been developed from chemicals found in plants. By isolating the substances that have an effect the researchers can make sure they are pure and adapt and them to make them as safe and effective as possible for human use. This is another example of this process, using an animal's natural defences to identify su...
  5. Novel drug delivery beats swine flu at gene level - Scientists have elaborated a new approach to deliver anti-viral RNAi to target cells against H1N1 influenza virus infection. Drug encapsulating via a combination of layer-by-layer technique and sol-gel chemistry allows beating swine flu at the gene level. The first test showed an 80% drop in virus protein synthesis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
  6. Vaccines do work for pandemic flu - Vaccine against swine flu in 2009 prevented infections and hospitalisations Related items fromOnMedica Tamiflu reduced risk of death in H1N1 influenza pandemic Nasal spray flu vaccine for children proving effective Antenatal flu drugs not linked to newborn risks Flu jab linked to fewer hospitalisations World ‘not prepared’ for Zika and Ebola (Source: OnMedica Latest News)

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  7. Variant Influenza Virus (Swine Flu) Symptoms - (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
  8. First time flu infection may affect lifetime immunity - Conclusion This modelling study shows how the strains of influenza A – "bird flu" – circulating when a person is born give them lifelong protection against new subtypes with the same H protein groups. The researchers call this immune imprinting. This may help to explain the high severity and mortality rate seen among certain groups. For example, the massive flu pandemic of 1918 was an H1N1 strain. This had a very high fatality rate among young adults, which the researchers consider may have been because when they were born (between 1880 and 1900), H3 was the dominant strain. Therefore they had no protection when encountering H1. However, elderly adults of the same generation did have protection when H3 peaked in 1968. These observations, however, aren't really too unexpected....
  9. CDC reports variant of swine flu not seen previously in people - A?Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC)?report released yesterday says 18 people in Michigan and Ohio fell ill after an outbreak of Influenza A(H3N2) Variant Virus that had not seen previously in people. Health officials linked the infections to swine exhibits at agricultural fairs. All 18 people have since recovered. Dr. Gregory Poland, director of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
  10. One Health - Animal. Human. Environment. - One Health is a partnership between the USDA, FDA, CDC, NIH, FWS, and tribal Nations to maintain or reduce health risks to animals, humans, the environment, and society. The information portal's focus is antimicrobial resistance, avian influenza, and swine influenza. (Source: PHPartners.org)
  11. H1N1 'Swine Flu' vaccine unlikely to raise birth defect risk - HealthDay News Swedish researchers report that the vaccine against the H1N1 " swine flu " strain of influenza doesn't seem to have a link to birth defects. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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  12. H1N1'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk - MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 -- Swedish researchers report that the vaccine against the H1N1 " swine flu " strain of influenza doesn't seem to have a link to birth defects. One obstetrician who reviewed the research said the findings should ease concerns... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
  13. 2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico - Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
  14. Researchers discover the 2009 swine flu pandemic originated in Mexico - (The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) The 2009 swine H1N1 flu pandemic -- responsible for more than 17,000 deaths worldwide -- originated in pigs from a very small region in central Mexico, a research team headed by investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is reporting.The scientists say their findings, published in the journal eLife, represent the first time that the origin of an influenza pandemic virus has been determined in such detail. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
  15. Well: Flu Shots Protect Babies, Too - Here’s one more reason pregnant women should get a flu shot: It not only protects mothers, but a large study suggests it prevents flu in the infant, too. (Source: NYT)

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  1. Influenza update - 03 June 2011
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  8. Influenza update - 25 February 2011
  9. Influenza update - 11 February 2011
  10. - FluID is a global platform for data sharing that will link regional influenza epidemiological data into a single global database.
    The platform provides connections between existing databases and can also be used to directly enter data through a web-based interface, if desired.
    It complements the existing virological data collection tool FluNet.

Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

  1. Swine flu found at Ohio fair: 50 hogs to be killed - WKYC-TV -

    WKYC-TV

    Swine flu found at Ohio fair: 50 hogs to be killed
    WKYC-TV
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- State officials say nearly 50 hogs at another county fair in Ohio were removed for slaughter after at least two animals tested positive for swine flu. The Ohio Department of Agriculture says the hogs were removed from the Franklin ...
    Swine Flu Leads To Slaughter Of 50 Hogs At Franklin County FairWOSU
    Clark County Fair hog project, swine flu teach about risks in lifeSpringfield News Sun
    Hogs removed from fair for slaughter after swine flu found13abc Action News
    WSAZ-TV -The Columbus Dispatch
    all 21 news articles »
  2. Swine flu: Three deaths in 48 hours - The Indian Express -

    The Indian Express

    Swine flu: Three deaths in 48 hours
    The Indian Express
    At least three swine flu deaths have been reported in Thane and Mumbai in the past 48 hours, taking the toll to 327 across the state this year. According to a state epidemiologist, two deaths were reported on Thursday and one on Friday. This year, most ...
    3 more swine flu deaths in 48 hrs, toll reaches 327Daily News & Analysis
    Flu menace: H1N1 claims 326 in MaharashtraThe Asian Age
    H1N1 returns: what can be done to control the virusThe Hindu

    all 3 news articles »
  3. State Fair on "high alert" after swine flu outbreak - ABC6OnYourSide.com -

    State Fair on "high alert" after swine flu outbreak
    ABC6OnYourSide.com
    COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Ohio State Fair hasn't officially started but already some of the animals have arrived. Fair officials said they're going to be keeping a close eye on the animals after an outbreak of swine flu last week. Three hundred pigs had to ...

    and more »
  4. Swine flu is back in India with a vengeance - Moneycontrol.com -

    Moneycontrol.com

    Swine flu is back in India with a vengeance
    Moneycontrol.com
    After India faced the worst swine flu outbreak in 2015, death tolls and reported cases plummeted in 2016, much to one's relief. However, the H1N1 virus which causes the deadly flu is back in India, claiming the lives of many. The Indian Express ...
    Chandigarh sees season's first swine flu death | punjab$chandigarh ...Hindustan Times
    Swine flu death toll rises to 14 in Thane | Free Press JournalFree Press Journal
    This Season's First Swine Flu Death In Chandigarh | Know How To ...ChandigarhX
    Chandigarh Metro (blog)
    all 6 news articles »
  5. Swine flu cases go up to six in Chandigarh - The Indian Express -

    The Indian Express

    Swine flu cases go up to six in Chandigarh
    The Indian Express
    A DAY after a 42-year-old man from Chandigarh, diagnosed for swine flu positive, died at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), the city recorded two fresh cases of swine flu on Friday. The total number of swine flu ...

    and more »
  6. Clark County Fair officials take precautions against swine flu - WRGT TV Fox 45 -

    WRGT TV Fox 45

    Clark County Fair officials take precautions against swine flu
    WRGT TV Fox 45
    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The Clark County Fair kicked off Friday night, and with a new fair season comes new precautionary measures taken by fair officials. Fair officials have placed new signage around the swine arena prohibiting eating, ...
    Auglaize County Fair prepping swine barnsYour News Now

    all 4 news articles »
  7. Tests come back negative - hogs removed anyway as precaution ... - Jackson County Times-Journal -

    Jackson County Times-Journal

    Tests come back negative - hogs removed anyway as precaution ...
    Jackson County Times-Journal
    On Thursday two hogs from the Jackson County fairgrounds were sent home and samples tested to determine if they had "swine flu".

    and more »
  8. 2 more swine flu cases reported at GMSH-16 - The Tribune - The Tribune -

    2 more swine flu cases reported at GMSH-16 - The Tribune
    The Tribune
    TheTribune: CHANDIGARH:A day after the death of 42-year-old swine flu patient Sham Verma, two more confirmed cases of swine flu were reported at the ...

    and more »
  9. Hospitals on swine flu alert - Times of India -

    Times of India

    Hospitals on swine flu alert
    Times of India
    GURUGRAM: An advisory has been issued on Monday by the state health department following a rise in the swine flu cases in other parts of the country. The advisory instructs all hospitals to take immediate action when a patient is suspected of being ...
    Swine flu returns: Why it is bigger, more dangerous now than in 2016The Indian Express
    PMC falls short of H1N1 vaccines as swine flu cases spike in Maha ...Pune Mirror
    Swine flu cases need immediate attention - Deccan ChronicleDeccan Chronicle
    The Tribune -The New Indian Express -The Hans India
    all 10 news articles »
  10. More women fall prey to swine flu, report reveals - Times of India -

    Times of India

    More women fall prey to swine flu, report reveals
    Times of India
    This trend was revealed in the analysis of state's 313 swine flu casualties recorded between January 1 and July 17. "In the age bracket of young adults — 21 to 30 years — more women have died of swine flu in Maharashtra this year," the death analysis ...

Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

  1. 'Painless' flu vaccine skin patch shows promise - Conclusion Further testing in larger trials needs to be done to be sure these initial results hold true and that the vaccine patch is safe and effective. This is the first time these flu microneedle patches have been tested on humans, and the study was relatively small, with only 100 participants. But if the results are confirmed, this new method of delivering the flu vaccination could make a big difference. The patches could have several main advantages over traditional injections: they may be preferred by people who dislike needles and avoid vaccination because of the fear of pain it may be quicker and easier to administer the vaccine yourself, than to make an appointment to have an injection the patches don't leave dangerous "sharps" waste that has to be carefully dispos...

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  2. Is a new flu pandemic just three mutations away? - Conclusion This laboratory study analysed an H7N9 strain of bird flu. Researchers wanted to explore whether a particular change to the surface proteins of a virus was capable of allowing the strain to bind to human tissue. This would theoretically lead to human-to-human transmission of the flu virus. It is worth noting that this ability to attach to human cells does not necessarily mean a mutated bird flu virus will be able to infect, replicate and transmit between humans. Other changes would also be required. However, they were unable to further investigate whether this surface change could lead to human-to-human transmission of the virus because this type of experiment is not permitted under US law. This research attracted the attention of several experts in the field. Dr Fiona Culley, s...
  3. Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015: Zoonotic Influenza - This report provides 2015 data on cases of zoonotic influenza reported worldwide and by European Union/European Economic Area countries. It discusses cases of avian and swine influenza by each type of zoonotic influenza. It provides information on methods, discussion facts, and public health conclusions. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
  4. Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic - Conclusion This study has identified a substance in the mucus secreted by a south Indian frog which can kill certain types of flu virus. Researchers often turn to natural substances with known health-giving properties to find potential new drugs for humans. For example, aspirin was developed based on a compound found in willow bark – which had been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. Some other drugs – such as some chemotherapy and anticlotting drugs – have also been developed from chemicals found in plants. By isolating the substances that have an effect the researchers can make sure they are pure and adapt and them to make them as safe and effective as possible for human use. This is another example of this process, using an animal's natural defences to identify su...
  5. Novel drug delivery beats swine flu at gene level - Scientists have elaborated a new approach to deliver anti-viral RNAi to target cells against H1N1 influenza virus infection. Drug encapsulating via a combination of layer-by-layer technique and sol-gel chemistry allows beating swine flu at the gene level. The first test showed an 80% drop in virus protein synthesis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
  6. Vaccines do work for pandemic flu - Vaccine against swine flu in 2009 prevented infections and hospitalisations Related items fromOnMedica Tamiflu reduced risk of death in H1N1 influenza pandemic Nasal spray flu vaccine for children proving effective Antenatal flu drugs not linked to newborn risks Flu jab linked to fewer hospitalisations World ‘not prepared’ for Zika and Ebola (Source: OnMedica Latest News)

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  7. Variant Influenza Virus (Swine Flu) Symptoms - (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
  8. First time flu infection may affect lifetime immunity - Conclusion This modelling study shows how the strains of influenza A – "bird flu" – circulating when a person is born give them lifelong protection against new subtypes with the same H protein groups. The researchers call this immune imprinting. This may help to explain the high severity and mortality rate seen among certain groups. For example, the massive flu pandemic of 1918 was an H1N1 strain. This had a very high fatality rate among young adults, which the researchers consider may have been because when they were born (between 1880 and 1900), H3 was the dominant strain. Therefore they had no protection when encountering H1. However, elderly adults of the same generation did have protection when H3 peaked in 1968. These observations, however, aren't really too unexpected....
  9. CDC reports variant of swine flu not seen previously in people - A?Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC)?report released yesterday says 18 people in Michigan and Ohio fell ill after an outbreak of Influenza A(H3N2) Variant Virus that had not seen previously in people. Health officials linked the infections to swine exhibits at agricultural fairs. All 18 people have since recovered. Dr. Gregory Poland, director of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
  10. One Health - Animal. Human. Environment. - One Health is a partnership between the USDA, FDA, CDC, NIH, FWS, and tribal Nations to maintain or reduce health risks to animals, humans, the environment, and society. The information portal's focus is antimicrobial resistance, avian influenza, and swine influenza. (Source: PHPartners.org)
  11. H1N1 'Swine Flu' vaccine unlikely to raise birth defect risk - HealthDay News Swedish researchers report that the vaccine against the H1N1 " swine flu " strain of influenza doesn't seem to have a link to birth defects. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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  12. H1N1'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk - MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 -- Swedish researchers report that the vaccine against the H1N1 " swine flu " strain of influenza doesn't seem to have a link to birth defects. One obstetrician who reviewed the research said the findings should ease concerns... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
  13. 2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico - Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
  14. Researchers discover the 2009 swine flu pandemic originated in Mexico - (The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) The 2009 swine H1N1 flu pandemic -- responsible for more than 17,000 deaths worldwide -- originated in pigs from a very small region in central Mexico, a research team headed by investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is reporting.The scientists say their findings, published in the journal eLife, represent the first time that the origin of an influenza pandemic virus has been determined in such detail. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
  15. Well: Flu Shots Protect Babies, Too - Here’s one more reason pregnant women should get a flu shot: It not only protects mothers, but a large study suggests it prevents flu in the infant, too. (Source: NYT)

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W.H.O. today raised the level of the SWINE FLU to “PANDEMIC IMMINENET” , according to W.H.O. “All of humanity under threat during pandemic”

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29 April 2009 — The situation continues to evolve rapidly. As of 18:00 GMT, 29 April 2009, nine countries have officially reported 148 cases of swine influenza A/H1N1 infection http://homepage.westmont.edu/make_account/images/pic/adobe-cs6.html. The United States Government has reported 91 laboratory confirmed human cases, with one death. Mexico has reported 26 confirmed human cases of infection including seven deaths.

The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths – Austria (1), Canada (13), Germany (3), Israel (2), New Zealand (3), Spain (4) and the United Kingdom (5).

Further information on the situation will be available on the WHO website on a regular basis.

WHO advises no restriction of regular travel or closure of borders. It is considered prudent for people who are ill to delay international travel and for people developing symptoms following international travel to seek medical attention, in line with guidance from national authorities.

There is also no risk of infection from this virus from consumption of well-cooked pork and pork products. Individuals are advised to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water on a regular basis and should seek medical attention if they develop any symptoms of influenza-like illness.

73 cases of swine flu confirmed; hundreds more feared

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(CNN) — Seventy-three cases of swine flu have been confirmed worldwide, the World Health Organization said Monday.

Forty of those cases are in the United States, 26 in Mexico, six in Canada and one in Spain, a WHO representative said.

Later Monday, health officials in Scotland said two cases of swine flu had been confirmed there.

Hundreds more cases are suspected, especially in Mexico, where as many as 103 deaths are thought to have been caused by the virus, the country’s health minister said. More than 2,000 cases have been reported but not confirmed in the country.

Federal officials confirmed 20 new U.S http://www.preventforschools.org/sha/acheter-viagra-en-ligne.html. cases on Monday.

A federal official said they were at the same school in New York in which eight U.S. cases were confirmed earlier. More than 100 students at the school were out with flu-like symptoms last week.

The outbreak is a particular concern because of who it is hitting hard, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday.

“We are concerned that in Mexico, most of those who died were young and healthy adults,” he said.

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California Department of Public Health confirms a seventh case of swine flu in the state — and it’s the third in Imperial County.

A 35 year old woman was hospitalized April 4, she recovered and was later released.

At least two cases of the human swine influenza were also confirmed in Kansas Saturday, bringing the U.S. total to 12.

At least eight more are suspected in students at a New York City high school, but health officials say they don’t know whether they have the same virus that has killed scores of people in Mexico.

A strain of the flu has killed as many as 68 people and sickened more than 1,000 across Mexico. The World Health Organization chief says the strain has “pandemic potential” and it may be too late to contain a sudden outbreak.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta says besides the two confirmed cases in Kansas, there are nine in California and Texas.

To date, four cases of swine flu have been reported in San Diego County.

  • A 7-year-old male (Friday)
  • A 54-year-old male and his 16-year-old daughter (Thursday)
  • A 10-year-old male (Tuesday)

All have recovered. Officials say none were exposed to pigs, which is the typical way swine flu is transmitted.

“We have heightened our surveillance and put area healthcare providers on alert. This will most likely generate additional cases of human infection with swine influenza,” Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County Public Health Officer said Saturday.

The public is being advised to follow typical precautions, as they should during a regular flu season.

“If you are sick, do not go to work, school or travel. Cover your mouth when coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose, and wash your hands frequently,” Wooten said cialis online india web.

In Mexico, authorities have closed schools, museums, libraries and theaters in the capital to try to contain an outbreak that has spurred concerns of a global flu epidemic.

A hot line fielded 2,366 calls in its first hours from frightened city residents who suspected they might have the disease. Soldiers and health workers handed out masks at subway stops, and hospitals dealt with crowds of people seeking help.

This virus is a mix of human, pig and bird strains that prompted WHO to meet Saturday to consider declaring an international public health emergency — a step that could lead to travel advisories, trade restrictions and border closures. Spokesman Gregory Hartl said a decision would not be made Saturday.

The CDC and Canadian health officials were studying samples sent from Mexico, and airports around the world were screening passengers from Mexico for symptoms of the new flu strain, saying they may quarantine passengers.

But CDC officials dismissed the idea of trying that in the United States, and some experts said it’s too late to try to contain spread of the virus.

They noted there had been no direct contact between the cases in the San Diego and San Antonio areas, suggesting the virus had already spread from one geographic area through other undiagnosed people.

Testing indicates some mainstream antiviral medications seem to work against the virus. The CDC is checking people who have been in contact with the confirmed cases, who all became ill between late March and mid-April.

Health experts say the last recorded death from swine flu in the U.S. was in 1976 and what is significant to the cases here is not the severity, but the strain.

“This is the very first time that it has been detected,” Wooten, M.D., M.P.H said.  And with all the attention, she says it’s unlikely this is the last of it.  “We definitely expect to find more because we’re asking doctors to test.”

Doctors say symptoms of this flu include fever, sore throat, coughing and nausea.

The CDC says two flu drugs, Tamiflu and Relenza, seem effective against the new strain. Roche, the maker of Tamiflu, said the company is prepared to immediately deploy a stockpile of the drug if requested. Both drugs must be taken early, within a few days of the onset of symptoms, to be most effective.

Get more information about swine flu on the San Diego County “Swine Flu and You” Web page.

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