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  1. Man dies of suspected swine flu - The Hindu -

    Man dies of suspected swine flu
    The Hindu
    A 45-year-old man from Ilangovadigal Street in front of the Government headquarters hospital here died of suspected H1N1 virus attack (commonly known as swine flu) on Tuesday. S. Balaji, the deceased, who had fever for about a week, was reportedly ...

  2. Don't Blame Pigs for Swine Flu—Species Hopping Is How Viruses ... - WIRED -

    WIRED

    Don't Blame Pigs for Swine Flu—Species Hopping Is How Viruses ...
    WIRED
    The discovery that viruses move between species unexpectedly often is rewriting ideas about their evolutionary history—and may have troubling implications for ...

    and more »
  3. Gujarat: Swine Flu claims 3 more lives, toll reaches 418 - TheHealthSite -

    TheHealthSite

    Gujarat: Swine Flu claims 3 more lives, toll reaches 418
    TheHealthSite
    Swine Flu continues to take more lives in Gujarat. According to reports by DNA three more patients lost their lives due to Swine flu. The H1N1 virus claims as many as 50 new cases in the state. As a result death tolls due to swine flu in the state ...
    Swine flu: Isolated indoor ward set up in DH RajouriGreater Kashmir
    Elderly man dies of swine flu in Indore, toll rises to 14India Today
    Swine flu death toll rises to 52 in OdishaTimes of India
    Doctor NDTV -Hindustan Times -Daily News & Analysis
    all 31 news articles »
  4. Swine flu may double risk for type 1 diabetes - Healio -

    TheHealthSite

    Swine flu may double risk for type 1 diabetes
    Healio
    The 2009 pandemic of H1N1, also known as swine influenza, has previously been associated with the development of autoimmune diseases, Ruiz and colleagues wrote in a poster presenting the findings. In a register-based study, Ruiz and colleagues ...
    Swine flu may trigger Type-1 diabetes, says studyTheHealthSite
    Swine flu infection may trigger type 1 diabetes, says studyDeathRattleSports.com

    all 4 news articles »
  5. As swine flu numbers soar by 17 times, how safe are you? - Hindustan Times -

    Hindustan Times

    As swine flu numbers soar by 17 times, how safe are you?
    Hindustan Times
    She was diagnosed with H1N1, also known as swine flu. “I was terrified that I would lose my baby, but I responded to antiviral treatment and was home in five days,” Panigrahi says. “It was only at my next follow-up that the doctor told me the situation ...

  6. Swine flu infection may trigger type 1 diabetes, especially in children - Hindustan Times -

    Hindustan Times

    Swine flu infection may trigger type 1 diabetes, especially in children
    Hindustan Times
    Infection with H1N1 influenza - also known as swine flu - may put people, particularly children, at greater risk of developing type 1 diabetes, a study suggests. The study found that Norwegians aged 30 or younger who were infected with the H1N1 ...
    Swine Flu Tied to T1D Risk (EASDMedPage Today
    Swine flu may trigger Type-1 diabetes: StudyETHealthworld.com
    Could swine flu be linked to type 1 diabetes?Medical Xpress

    all 15 news articles »
  7. In the news: Child dies after vaccination, more swine flu across India and more - Scroll.in -

    Scroll.in

    In the news: Child dies after vaccination, more swine flu across India and more
    Scroll.in
    Swine flu caused by the H1N1 virus has claimed more than 1,586 lives in India this year, according to data from the health ministry accessed by news agencies. This is six times more than the number of deaths recorded in 2016. There were 31,787 cases ...

    and more »
  8. Swine flu patients screened in queue at Jaipuria hospital in ... - Hindustan Times -

    Hindustan Times

    Swine flu patients screened in queue at Jaipuria hospital in ...
    Hindustan Times
    Health counsellors at the Jaipuria hospital keep a watch on the queue at the registration counters and the patients showing swine flu symptoms are separated ...
    Govt ropes in private labs, hospitals to combat swine flu | Jaipur ...Times of India

    all 2 news articles »
  9. H1N1 swine flu may play a role in triggering type 1 diabetes ... - Science Daily -

    Gears Of Biz

    H1N1 swine flu may play a role in triggering type 1 diabetes ...
    Science Daily
    Infection with H1N1 influenza (also called swine flu) may put individuals, particularly children, at greater risk of subsequent type 1 diabetes, suggests new ...
    Swine flu infection may trigger type 1 diabetes, says studyGears Of Biz

    all 2 news articles »
  10. India swine flu death toll rises above 1000 this year - BBC News -

    BBC News

    India swine flu death toll rises above 1000 this year
    BBC News
    India appears to be in the grip of a swine flu outbreak with 1,094 recorded deaths over the past eight months, said an official report on Wednesday. The last three weeks have seen the highest number of fatalities, at 342. A total of 22,186 cases have ...
    1094 Swine Flu Deaths Across India So Far This YearNDTV
    India sees 1094 swine flu deaths in 2017Hindustan Times
    Swine flu kills 1094 in India in 8 monthsTimes of India
    The News Minute -Firstpost
    all 89 news articles »

Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

  1. Myanmar tracks spread of H1N1 as outbreak claims sixth victim - YANGON (Reuters) - Six people have died in an outbreak of H1N1 influenza largely hitting Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, a health official said on Thursday, amid government efforts to track the spread of the virus known as swine flu. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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  2. H1N1 virus infects 13 in Myanmar, suspected of killing one - YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar called for calm on Monday after 13 people were confirmed to have contracted H1N1 influenza and a boy had died with flu-like symptoms, raising fears of a new outbreak of a virus also known as swine flu. (Source: Reuters: Health)
  3. Two H1N1 flu cases suspected at Myanmar hospital - YANGON (Reuters) - A hospital in Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, is treating two patients suspected to have contracted H1N1 influenza, a doctor said on Monday, as the government began responding to a potential new outbreak of the virus known as swine flu. (Source: Reuters: Health)
  4. '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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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)

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  7. 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...
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. Variant Influenza Virus (Swine Flu) Symptoms - (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
  11. 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....

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  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. 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)

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  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. Man dies of suspected swine flu - The Hindu -

    Man dies of suspected swine flu
    The Hindu
    A 45-year-old man from Ilangovadigal Street in front of the Government headquarters hospital here died of suspected H1N1 virus attack (commonly known as swine flu) on Tuesday. S. Balaji, the deceased, who had fever for about a week, was reportedly ...

  2. Don't Blame Pigs for Swine Flu—Species Hopping Is How Viruses ... - WIRED -

    WIRED

    Don't Blame Pigs for Swine Flu—Species Hopping Is How Viruses ...
    WIRED
    The discovery that viruses move between species unexpectedly often is rewriting ideas about their evolutionary history—and may have troubling implications for ...

    and more »
  3. Gujarat: Swine Flu claims 3 more lives, toll reaches 418 - TheHealthSite -

    TheHealthSite

    Gujarat: Swine Flu claims 3 more lives, toll reaches 418
    TheHealthSite
    Swine Flu continues to take more lives in Gujarat. According to reports by DNA three more patients lost their lives due to Swine flu. The H1N1 virus claims as many as 50 new cases in the state. As a result death tolls due to swine flu in the state ...
    Swine flu: Isolated indoor ward set up in DH RajouriGreater Kashmir
    Elderly man dies of swine flu in Indore, toll rises to 14India Today
    Swine flu death toll rises to 52 in OdishaTimes of India
    Doctor NDTV -Hindustan Times -Daily News & Analysis
    all 31 news articles »
  4. Swine flu may double risk for type 1 diabetes - Healio -

    TheHealthSite

    Swine flu may double risk for type 1 diabetes
    Healio
    The 2009 pandemic of H1N1, also known as swine influenza, has previously been associated with the development of autoimmune diseases, Ruiz and colleagues wrote in a poster presenting the findings. In a register-based study, Ruiz and colleagues ...
    Swine flu may trigger Type-1 diabetes, says studyTheHealthSite
    Swine flu infection may trigger type 1 diabetes, says studyDeathRattleSports.com

    all 4 news articles »
  5. As swine flu numbers soar by 17 times, how safe are you? - Hindustan Times -

    Hindustan Times

    As swine flu numbers soar by 17 times, how safe are you?
    Hindustan Times
    She was diagnosed with H1N1, also known as swine flu. “I was terrified that I would lose my baby, but I responded to antiviral treatment and was home in five days,” Panigrahi says. “It was only at my next follow-up that the doctor told me the situation ...

  6. Swine flu infection may trigger type 1 diabetes, especially in children - Hindustan Times -

    Hindustan Times

    Swine flu infection may trigger type 1 diabetes, especially in children
    Hindustan Times
    Infection with H1N1 influenza - also known as swine flu - may put people, particularly children, at greater risk of developing type 1 diabetes, a study suggests. The study found that Norwegians aged 30 or younger who were infected with the H1N1 ...
    Swine Flu Tied to T1D Risk (EASDMedPage Today
    Swine flu may trigger Type-1 diabetes: StudyETHealthworld.com
    Could swine flu be linked to type 1 diabetes?Medical Xpress

    all 15 news articles »
  7. In the news: Child dies after vaccination, more swine flu across India and more - Scroll.in -

    Scroll.in

    In the news: Child dies after vaccination, more swine flu across India and more
    Scroll.in
    Swine flu caused by the H1N1 virus has claimed more than 1,586 lives in India this year, according to data from the health ministry accessed by news agencies. This is six times more than the number of deaths recorded in 2016. There were 31,787 cases ...

    and more »
  8. Swine flu patients screened in queue at Jaipuria hospital in ... - Hindustan Times -

    Hindustan Times

    Swine flu patients screened in queue at Jaipuria hospital in ...
    Hindustan Times
    Health counsellors at the Jaipuria hospital keep a watch on the queue at the registration counters and the patients showing swine flu symptoms are separated ...
    Govt ropes in private labs, hospitals to combat swine flu | Jaipur ...Times of India

    all 2 news articles »
  9. H1N1 swine flu may play a role in triggering type 1 diabetes ... - Science Daily -

    Gears Of Biz

    H1N1 swine flu may play a role in triggering type 1 diabetes ...
    Science Daily
    Infection with H1N1 influenza (also called swine flu) may put individuals, particularly children, at greater risk of subsequent type 1 diabetes, suggests new ...
    Swine flu infection may trigger type 1 diabetes, says studyGears Of Biz

    all 2 news articles »
  10. India swine flu death toll rises above 1000 this year - BBC News -

    BBC News

    India swine flu death toll rises above 1000 this year
    BBC News
    India appears to be in the grip of a swine flu outbreak with 1,094 recorded deaths over the past eight months, said an official report on Wednesday. The last three weeks have seen the highest number of fatalities, at 342. A total of 22,186 cases have ...
    1094 Swine Flu Deaths Across India So Far This YearNDTV
    India sees 1094 swine flu deaths in 2017Hindustan Times
    Swine flu kills 1094 in India in 8 monthsTimes of India
    The News Minute -Firstpost
    all 89 news articles »

Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

  1. Myanmar tracks spread of H1N1 as outbreak claims sixth victim - YANGON (Reuters) - Six people have died in an outbreak of H1N1 influenza largely hitting Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, a health official said on Thursday, amid government efforts to track the spread of the virus known as swine flu. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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  2. H1N1 virus infects 13 in Myanmar, suspected of killing one - YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar called for calm on Monday after 13 people were confirmed to have contracted H1N1 influenza and a boy had died with flu-like symptoms, raising fears of a new outbreak of a virus also known as swine flu. (Source: Reuters: Health)
  3. Two H1N1 flu cases suspected at Myanmar hospital - YANGON (Reuters) - A hospital in Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon, is treating two patients suspected to have contracted H1N1 influenza, a doctor said on Monday, as the government began responding to a potential new outbreak of the virus known as swine flu. (Source: Reuters: Health)
  4. '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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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)

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  7. 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...
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. Variant Influenza Virus (Swine Flu) Symptoms - (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
  11. 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....

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  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. 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)

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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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