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  2. Swine flu: Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Prevention - Times of India -

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    Swine flu: Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Prevention
    Times of India
    Swine flu, also referred to as the H1N1 flu is a common respiratory disease now. Technically, swine flu is a disease which affects pigs. But, a particular type of influenza, which is H1N1, affects human beings. It is a highly contagious disease that ...

    and more »
  3. Park City official nears retirement after fires, swine flu, snowstorms - The Park Record -

    The Park Record

    Park City official nears retirement after fires, swine flu, snowstorms
    The Park Record
    Hugh Daniels arrives at work not knowing if he will deal with a fire, a pandemic or a major snowstorm on any given day. Daniels, who is City Hall's first-ever emergency program manager, addressed them all and numerous other situations during the nearly ...

  4. In 2017, India sees over 20-fold rise in swine flu cases - Times of India -

    Times of India

    In 2017, India sees over 20-fold rise in swine flu cases
    Times of India
    DEHRADUN: According to a latest report on seasonal influenza (H1N1) released by the ministry of health and family welfare's Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDPS), 8,543 people succumbed to deadly swine flu virus between 2010 and October ...
    Swine flu cases rose twentyfold in India in 2017, shows Health Ministry dataScroll.in
    Kashmir is Prone to an Outbreak of Swine FluKashmir Reader

    all 9 news articles »
  5. Seven patients die of Swine Flu, five undergoing treatment at SKIMS - United News of India -

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    Seven patients die of Swine Flu, five undergoing treatment at SKIMS
    United News of India
    “There is no need to be apprehensive or create fear psychosis with respect to Swine Flu. We have adequate facility in this institution and if public in general follow guidelines issued by Directorate of Health Services, which comes as primary and ...
    7 swine flu-related deaths reported in Kashmir this seasonWION
    Kashmir records 7 swine flu deaths, expect increase in H1N1 cases: SKIMSDaily Excelsior

    all 14 news articles »
  6. Swine flu, botulism outbreaks put Northern Cape on high alert - Independent Online -

    Independent Online

    Swine flu, botulism outbreaks put Northern Cape on high alert
    Independent Online
    DA spokesperson for Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform Ismail Obaray added that a recent outbreak of African swine flu in Delportshoop and a botulism outbreak that claimed 150 baboons in Calvinia had resulted in the death of a number of ...

  7. Toronto researchers say zebrafish may be key to new flu vaccine - CityNews -

    CityNews

    Toronto researchers say zebrafish may be key to new flu vaccine
    CityNews
    Each year, the flu kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. In 1918, 50 million people died of the virus — more than the number of people who died in the First World War. More recently, 2009's swine flu outbreak killed as many as 575,000 people.

    and more »
  8. Swine flu outbreak in Maharashtra, 71 deaths in one month | City ... - Times of India -

    Times of India

    Swine flu outbreak in Maharashtra, 71 deaths in one month | City ...
    Times of India
    Over the course of this year, 6250 cases of swine flu have been detected in Maharashtra. In fact, data from the Maharashtra State Health Department shows 71 ...

    and more »
  9. Swine flu scare over for now, but may be back early next year ... - Hindustan Times -

    Hindustan Times

    Swine flu scare over for now, but may be back early next year ...
    Hindustan Times
    The number of cases peaked in the past two months, with more than with 610 deaths recorded in August and 599 in September. The first three weeks of October ...

    and more »
  10. Swine flu sees spike in Maharashtra, again | Latest News & Updates ... - Daily News & Analysis -

    Daily News & Analysis

    Swine flu sees spike in Maharashtra, again | Latest News & Updates ...
    Daily News & Analysis
    Swine flu sees spike in Maharashtra, again - After laying low for a year, 744 deaths and 6113 cases have been recorded so far this year.

    and more »
  11. Swine flu cases declining with winter arrival | Nagpur News - Times ... - Times of India -

    Swine flu cases declining with winter arrival | Nagpur News - Times ...
    Times of India
    Nagpur: Here is some good news for city residents. With the advent of winter season, the cases of swine flu, which is a very "unpredictable virus", is recording a ...

    and more »

Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

  1. H3N2 Virus in Swine at Fairs and Transmission to Humans H3N2 Virus in Swine at Fairs and Transmission to Humans - Human influenza A virus infections were reported after exposure to infected swine at agricultural fairs.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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  2. Medical Terrorists at Large! NMA panel suggests no American has the right to refuse experimental vaccinations and children must be held down by police while injected - (Natural News) Are you ready for your front door to be kicked in by a CDC swat team and your children to be held down at gunpoint while being injected with the latest experimental vaccines for anthrax, zika, ebola, HPV, measles, chicken pox, swine flu, influenza, and whatever else they think up this year? The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
  3. An Upbeat Mood May Boost Your Flu Shot ’ s Effectiveness - Older people who are in a good mood when they get a flu shot have a better immune response. (Source: NYT Health)
  4. Swine flu may double risk for type 1 diabetes - Norwegians infected with the H1N1 influenza virus were twice as likely to develop type 1 diabetes, according to findings presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
  5. Myanmar H1N1 swine flu death toll rises to 10 - YANGON (Reuters) - Four more people have died in an outbreak of H1N1 influenza in Myanmar, a health official said on Monday, taking the death toll in the latest outbreak to 10 as the government stepped up public awareness campaigns about the swine flu virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
  6. 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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  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. '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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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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  12. 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...
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. Variant Influenza Virus (Swine Flu) Symptoms - (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)

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Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

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  2. Swine flu: Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Prevention - Times of India -

    Times of India

    Swine flu: Causes, Signs, Symptoms & Prevention
    Times of India
    Swine flu, also referred to as the H1N1 flu is a common respiratory disease now. Technically, swine flu is a disease which affects pigs. But, a particular type of influenza, which is H1N1, affects human beings. It is a highly contagious disease that ...

    and more »
  3. Park City official nears retirement after fires, swine flu, snowstorms - The Park Record -

    The Park Record

    Park City official nears retirement after fires, swine flu, snowstorms
    The Park Record
    Hugh Daniels arrives at work not knowing if he will deal with a fire, a pandemic or a major snowstorm on any given day. Daniels, who is City Hall's first-ever emergency program manager, addressed them all and numerous other situations during the nearly ...

  4. In 2017, India sees over 20-fold rise in swine flu cases - Times of India -

    Times of India

    In 2017, India sees over 20-fold rise in swine flu cases
    Times of India
    DEHRADUN: According to a latest report on seasonal influenza (H1N1) released by the ministry of health and family welfare's Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDPS), 8,543 people succumbed to deadly swine flu virus between 2010 and October ...
    Swine flu cases rose twentyfold in India in 2017, shows Health Ministry dataScroll.in
    Kashmir is Prone to an Outbreak of Swine FluKashmir Reader

    all 9 news articles »
  5. Seven patients die of Swine Flu, five undergoing treatment at SKIMS - United News of India -

    WION

    Seven patients die of Swine Flu, five undergoing treatment at SKIMS
    United News of India
    “There is no need to be apprehensive or create fear psychosis with respect to Swine Flu. We have adequate facility in this institution and if public in general follow guidelines issued by Directorate of Health Services, which comes as primary and ...
    7 swine flu-related deaths reported in Kashmir this seasonWION
    Kashmir records 7 swine flu deaths, expect increase in H1N1 cases: SKIMSDaily Excelsior

    all 14 news articles »
  6. Swine flu, botulism outbreaks put Northern Cape on high alert - Independent Online -

    Independent Online

    Swine flu, botulism outbreaks put Northern Cape on high alert
    Independent Online
    DA spokesperson for Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Reform Ismail Obaray added that a recent outbreak of African swine flu in Delportshoop and a botulism outbreak that claimed 150 baboons in Calvinia had resulted in the death of a number of ...

  7. Toronto researchers say zebrafish may be key to new flu vaccine - CityNews -

    CityNews

    Toronto researchers say zebrafish may be key to new flu vaccine
    CityNews
    Each year, the flu kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. In 1918, 50 million people died of the virus — more than the number of people who died in the First World War. More recently, 2009's swine flu outbreak killed as many as 575,000 people.

    and more »
  8. Swine flu outbreak in Maharashtra, 71 deaths in one month | City ... - Times of India -

    Times of India

    Swine flu outbreak in Maharashtra, 71 deaths in one month | City ...
    Times of India
    Over the course of this year, 6250 cases of swine flu have been detected in Maharashtra. In fact, data from the Maharashtra State Health Department shows 71 ...

    and more »
  9. Swine flu scare over for now, but may be back early next year ... - Hindustan Times -

    Hindustan Times

    Swine flu scare over for now, but may be back early next year ...
    Hindustan Times
    The number of cases peaked in the past two months, with more than with 610 deaths recorded in August and 599 in September. The first three weeks of October ...

    and more »
  10. Swine flu sees spike in Maharashtra, again | Latest News & Updates ... - Daily News & Analysis -

    Daily News & Analysis

    Swine flu sees spike in Maharashtra, again | Latest News & Updates ...
    Daily News & Analysis
    Swine flu sees spike in Maharashtra, again - After laying low for a year, 744 deaths and 6113 cases have been recorded so far this year.

    and more »
  11. Swine flu cases declining with winter arrival | Nagpur News - Times ... - Times of India -

    Swine flu cases declining with winter arrival | Nagpur News - Times ...
    Times of India
    Nagpur: Here is some good news for city residents. With the advent of winter season, the cases of swine flu, which is a very "unpredictable virus", is recording a ...

    and more »

Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

  1. H3N2 Virus in Swine at Fairs and Transmission to Humans H3N2 Virus in Swine at Fairs and Transmission to Humans - Human influenza A virus infections were reported after exposure to infected swine at agricultural fairs.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

    MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.

  2. Medical Terrorists at Large! NMA panel suggests no American has the right to refuse experimental vaccinations and children must be held down by police while injected - (Natural News) Are you ready for your front door to be kicked in by a CDC swat team and your children to be held down at gunpoint while being injected with the latest experimental vaccines for anthrax, zika, ebola, HPV, measles, chicken pox, swine flu, influenza, and whatever else they think up this year? The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
  3. An Upbeat Mood May Boost Your Flu Shot ’ s Effectiveness - Older people who are in a good mood when they get a flu shot have a better immune response. (Source: NYT Health)
  4. Swine flu may double risk for type 1 diabetes - Norwegians infected with the H1N1 influenza virus were twice as likely to develop type 1 diabetes, according to findings presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
  5. Myanmar H1N1 swine flu death toll rises to 10 - YANGON (Reuters) - Four more people have died in an outbreak of H1N1 influenza in Myanmar, a health official said on Monday, taking the death toll in the latest outbreak to 10 as the government stepped up public awareness campaigns about the swine flu virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
  6. 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)

    MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.

  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. '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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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)

    MedWorm Message: Have you tried our new medical search engine? More powerful than before. Log on with your social media account. 100% free.

  12. 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...
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. Variant Influenza Virus (Swine Flu) Symptoms - (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)

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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) flagyl medication.

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 info. 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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