Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

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Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

  1. Swine flu alert in Jaipur after doctor's death - The Hindu -

    Swine flu alert in Jaipur after doctor's death
    The Hindu
    After the death of a retired government doctor due to swine flu here, the Rajasthan government's Medical and Health Department has geared up to check the spread of the disease and issued alert in the State capital.

    and more »
  2. Swine flu alert issued after death of retired doctor - Times of India -

    Swine flu alert issued after death of retired doctor
    Times of India
    "All government dispensaries, satellite hospitals and other government health centres have been asked to pay special attention to patients with swine flu like symptoms," chief medical health officer (CMHO) Jaipur, Dr Narottam Sharma said, adding that ...
    15 test positive for swine fluThe Hindu

    all 2 news articles »
  3. Experts to assess swine flu control measures - The Hindu -

    The New Indian Express

    Experts to assess swine flu control measures
    The Hindu
    To assess if swine flu has indeed caused the reported deaths in Telangana, a team of epidemiology experts from the Centre are visiting health facilities that deal with the virus. The team visited Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM) and Niloufer ...
    Swine flu claims one more life in Telangana, toll rises to 21The New Indian Express
    Increase of Swine flu cases in MysoreSkymet Weather
    15 new cases of swine flu reported in TelanganaDeccan Chronicle
    Times of India
    all 14 news articles »
  4. Kerala man dies of swine flu - The New Indian Express -

    The New Indian Express

    Kerala man dies of swine flu
    The New Indian Express
    His swab was taken for test at the hospital, the result of which has confirmed swine flu infection. The DMO said he was taken to Kozhikode Medical College Hospital on Monday for further treatment. She said that it is the third H1N1 case reported and ...

  5. Three more die of swine flu, 29 under treatment - The New Indian Express -

    Three more die of swine flu, 29 under treatment
    The New Indian Express
    A 78-year-old man from Palani in Dindugal district passed away in the wee hours of Monday at Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH).The patient was referred here from a private hospital in Papanaikanpalayam on Sunday. He had co-morbid ...

    and more »
  6. First swine flu death in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh - The New Indian Express -

    The New Indian Express

    First swine flu death in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
    The New Indian Express
    GUNTUR: In the first ever case of swine flu death in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, a three-year-old girl died due to H1N1 influenza (swine flu) at the Guntur Government Hospital (GGH) at midnight Monday. The hospital's superintendent Dr D S Raju ...
    Swine flu toll touches 20 in TelanganaDeccan Chronicle
    Worried about swine flu? Here's a list of dos and don'ts | The News ...The News Minute
    22 fresh cases of swine flu reported in TelanganaBusiness Standard
    News Nation -Web India 123
    all 9 news articles »
  7. Local man battles back from swine flu - Parkersburg News -

    Parkersburg News

    Local man battles back from swine flu
    Parkersburg News
    Byers, 57, of Little Hocking has fought back from the swine flu that left him in a coma for more than a month last year. It all started last March when Byers said he felt a cold coming on. Byers developed a fever and said he didn't remember periods of ...

  8. Swine Flu: Toll Goes Up To 16 With 2 More Deaths Reported - Times Now -

    Times Now

    Swine Flu: Toll Goes Up To 16 With 2 More Deaths Reported
    Times Now
    With two more deaths reported today in Coimbatore, the toll due to swine flu has gone up to 16 in the last three months, hospital sources said.

    and more »
  9. Ministers lose fight to stop payouts over swine flu jab narcolepsy ... - The Guardian -

    Evening Standard

    Ministers lose fight to stop payouts over swine flu jab narcolepsy ...
    The Guardian
    Dozens of British children who developed narcolepsy as a result of a swine flu vaccine could be compensated after the high court rejected a government appeal ...
    Swine flu jab victim who developed narcolepsy wins payout ruling ...Evening Standard

    all 2 news articles »
  10. Three more test positive for swine flu - The Hindu - The Hindu -

    The Hindu

    Three more test positive for swine flu - The Hindu
    The Hindu
    Three persons were admitted to Gandhi Hospital on Saturday after testing positive for swine flu.Despite a rise in day temperatures, the flu continues, though the ...
    Swine flu virus has coat for cold - Deccan ChronicleDeccan Chronicle
    Swine Flu has again knocked the doors: Everything you need to ...The TeCake

    all 4 news articles »

Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

  1. India - National disaster and epidemic preparedness - Abstract: History provides us several illustrations where epidemic outbreaks have led to biological disasters. Accidental or deliberate release of harmful micro-organisms can also lead to biological disasters. With the advent of bio-terrorism, there is a growing realisation that biological agents can also be used as weapons of mass destruction. The spread of Spanish Influenza of 1917-18, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) / Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Swine Flu (H1N1), Avian Influenza (H5N1), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), dengue, chikunguniya, Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the recent Zika outbreak in several countries tested the capacities of the public health delivery system in several countries. (Source: Interna...

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  2. Human temperatures for syndromic surveillance in the emergency department: data from the autumn wave of the 2009 swine flu (H1N1) pandemic and a seasonal influenza outbreak - The emergency department (ED) increasingly acts as a gateway to the evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses. Consequently, it has also become a key testing ground for systems that monitor and identify outb... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
  3. Adjuvant effects of invariant NKT cell ligand potentiates the innate and adaptive immunity to an inactivated H1N1 swine influenza virus vaccine in pigs - In conclusion, we demonstrated for the first time iNKT cell adjuvant effects in pigs to SwIV Ags through augmenting the innate and adaptive immune responses in the respiratory tract. (Source: Veterinary Microbiology)
  4. Susceptibility of swine to H5 and H7 low pathogenic avian influenza viruses - ConclusionsLPAI strains from various bird populations within the United States are capable of infecting pigs. Although adaptability and transmission of individual strains seem unlikely, the subclinical nature of the infections demonstrates the need to improve sampling and testing methods to more accurately measure incidence of LPAI virus infection in pigs, and their potential role in human‐zoonotic LPAI virus dynamics.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses)
  5. Spillback transmission of European H1N1 avian-like swine influenza viruses to turkeys: A strain-dependent possibility? - Publication date: Available online 27 February 2016 Source:Veterinary Microbiology Author(s): Francesco Bonfante, Alice Fusaro, Luca Tassoni, Livia Victoria Patrono, Milani Adelaide, Silvia Maniero, Annalisa Salviato, Calogero Terregino In 1979, an avian influenza virus of the H1N1 subtype began to circulate in European swine herds, rapidly replacing classical swine H1N1 viruses. Spill-back transmissions to turkeys were recorded occasionally, but they might have been underreported due to the asymptomatic nature of the infection and the lack of specific surveillance. In our study, we evaluated the infectivity and transmissibility in turkeys of seven strains of H1N1 avian-like swine viruses isolated from 1979 to 2006, and compared them with their closest progenitor A/duck/Bavaria/1...
  6. Swine flu fibrosis: Regressive or progressive? - Nishtha Singh, Sheetu Singh, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Virendra SinghLung India 2016 33(2):219-221Swine flu influenza had spread the world over in 2009. The main pathology was bilateral pneumonia. Majority of these cases recovered from pneumonia fully. Though in some cases, pulmonary fibrosis was reported as a sequel. However, long-term progression of such pulmonary fibrosis is uncertain. We are hereby reporting two cases of swine flu that showed residual pulmonary fibrosis. The clinical and laboratory parameters were also recorded. In both the cases, radiological shadows and spirometric values did not show deterioration. We conclude that swine flu pulmonary fibrosis is not a progressive condition. (Source: Lung India)

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  7. [Newsdesk] Research brief - Flying pig skins have been linked to influenza deaths in the USA. Not because of a hybrid of swine and bird flu, but the finding that people living in cities with a team in the Super Bowl have an increased risk of death from influenza. Researchers looked at county-level statistics between 1974 and 2009 and saw an average 18% increase in influenza deaths in people older than 65 years. The suspected reason behind the increased risk is that people host get-togethers to watch the games, sneezing, coughing, and sharing chips and dips with more people than they usually would. (Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases)
  8. Genetic characterization of an adapted pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza virus that reveals improved replication rates in human lung epithelial cells. - Authors: Wörmann X, Lesch M, Welke RW, Okonechnikov K, Abdurishid M, Sieben C, Geissner A, Brinkmann V, Kastner M, Karner A, Zhu R, Hinterdorfer P, Anish C, Seeberger PH, Herrmann A, Meyer TF, Karlas A Abstract The 2009 influenza pandemic originated from a swine-origin H1N1 virus, which, although less pathogenic than anticipated, may acquire additional virulence-associated mutations in the future. To estimate the potential risk, we sequentially passaged the isolate A/Hamburg/04/2009 in A549 human lung epithelial cells. After passage 6, we observed a 100-fold increased replication rate. High-throughput sequencing of viral gene segments identified five dominant mutations, whose contribution to the enhanced growth was analyzed by reverse genetics. The increased replication rate was p...
  9. Profile of the porcine acute-phase proteins response following experimental co-infection with H3N2 swine influenza virus and Pasteurella multocida. - CONCLUSIONS: Maximal concentration of serum amyloid A correlated with the disease severity in pigs. PMID: 26161700 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomarkers)
  10. Swine alveolar macrophage cell model allows optimal replication of influenza A viruses regardless of their origin. - Authors: Kasloff SB, Weingartl HM Abstract The importance of pigs in interspecies transmission of influenza A viruses has been repeatedly demonstrated over the last century. Eleven influenza A viruses from avian, human and swine hosts were evaluated for replication phenotypes at three physiologically relevant temperatures (41°C, 37°C, 33°C) in an immortalized swine pulmonary alveolar macrophage cell line (IPAM 3D4/31) to determine whether this system would allow for their efficient replication. All isolates replicated well in IPAMs at 37°C while clear distinctions were observed at 41°C and 33°C, correlating to species of origin of the PB2, reflected in distinct amino acid residue profiles rather than in one particular PB2 residue. A strong TNF-α response was induced by some ...
  11. Three in hospital with influenza strain responsible for swine flu - Two other cases suspected in Wexford hospital, as HSE says H1N1 virus is circulating (Source: The Irish Times - Health)

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  12. Two in hospital with influenza strain responsible for swine flu - Patients being treated at Wexford hospital, HSE says H1N1 strain is circulating this year (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
  13. Detection of Influenza D Virus among Swine and Cattle, Italy. - Authors: Chiapponi C, Faccini S, De Mattia A, Baioni L, Barbieri I, Rosignoli C, Nigrelli A, Foni E PMID: 26812282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases)
  14. Two patients in hospital in Scotland after contracting SWINE FLU - The patients, who have been diagnosed with the H1N1 strain of influenza, are being kept under observation at Wishaw General Hospital in North Lanarkshire, hospital officials confirmed today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
  15. Co-infection of classic swine H1N1 influenza virus in pigs persistently infected with porcine rubulavirus - In conclusion, the results obtained confirm an increase in the clinical signs of infection, and PorPV was observed to impact the spread of swH1N1 in analysed tissues in the early stage of co-infection, although viral shedding was not enhanced. In the present study, the interaction of swH1N1 infection is demonstrated in pigs persistently infected with PorPV. (Source: Veterinary Microbiology)

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CDC Swine Flu Update

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  1. Influenza update - 03 June 2011
  2. Influenza update - 20 May 2011
  3. Influenza update - 06 May 2011
  4. Influenza update - 21 April 2011
  5. Influenza update - 08 April 2011
  6. Influenza update - 25 March 2011
  7. Influenza update - 11 March 2011
  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 alert in Jaipur after doctor's death - The Hindu -

    Swine flu alert in Jaipur after doctor's death
    The Hindu
    After the death of a retired government doctor due to swine flu here, the Rajasthan government's Medical and Health Department has geared up to check the spread of the disease and issued alert in the State capital.

    and more »
  2. Swine flu alert issued after death of retired doctor - Times of India -

    Swine flu alert issued after death of retired doctor
    Times of India
    "All government dispensaries, satellite hospitals and other government health centres have been asked to pay special attention to patients with swine flu like symptoms," chief medical health officer (CMHO) Jaipur, Dr Narottam Sharma said, adding that ...
    15 test positive for swine fluThe Hindu

    all 2 news articles »
  3. Experts to assess swine flu control measures - The Hindu -

    The New Indian Express

    Experts to assess swine flu control measures
    The Hindu
    To assess if swine flu has indeed caused the reported deaths in Telangana, a team of epidemiology experts from the Centre are visiting health facilities that deal with the virus. The team visited Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM) and Niloufer ...
    Swine flu claims one more life in Telangana, toll rises to 21The New Indian Express
    Increase of Swine flu cases in MysoreSkymet Weather
    15 new cases of swine flu reported in TelanganaDeccan Chronicle
    Times of India
    all 14 news articles »
  4. Kerala man dies of swine flu - The New Indian Express -

    The New Indian Express

    Kerala man dies of swine flu
    The New Indian Express
    His swab was taken for test at the hospital, the result of which has confirmed swine flu infection. The DMO said he was taken to Kozhikode Medical College Hospital on Monday for further treatment. She said that it is the third H1N1 case reported and ...

  5. Three more die of swine flu, 29 under treatment - The New Indian Express -

    Three more die of swine flu, 29 under treatment
    The New Indian Express
    A 78-year-old man from Palani in Dindugal district passed away in the wee hours of Monday at Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH).The patient was referred here from a private hospital in Papanaikanpalayam on Sunday. He had co-morbid ...

    and more »
  6. First swine flu death in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh - The New Indian Express -

    The New Indian Express

    First swine flu death in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
    The New Indian Express
    GUNTUR: In the first ever case of swine flu death in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, a three-year-old girl died due to H1N1 influenza (swine flu) at the Guntur Government Hospital (GGH) at midnight Monday. The hospital's superintendent Dr D S Raju ...
    Swine flu toll touches 20 in TelanganaDeccan Chronicle
    Worried about swine flu? Here's a list of dos and don'ts | The News ...The News Minute
    22 fresh cases of swine flu reported in TelanganaBusiness Standard
    News Nation -Web India 123
    all 9 news articles »
  7. Local man battles back from swine flu - Parkersburg News -

    Parkersburg News

    Local man battles back from swine flu
    Parkersburg News
    Byers, 57, of Little Hocking has fought back from the swine flu that left him in a coma for more than a month last year. It all started last March when Byers said he felt a cold coming on. Byers developed a fever and said he didn't remember periods of ...

  8. Swine Flu: Toll Goes Up To 16 With 2 More Deaths Reported - Times Now -

    Times Now

    Swine Flu: Toll Goes Up To 16 With 2 More Deaths Reported
    Times Now
    With two more deaths reported today in Coimbatore, the toll due to swine flu has gone up to 16 in the last three months, hospital sources said.

    and more »
  9. Ministers lose fight to stop payouts over swine flu jab narcolepsy ... - The Guardian -

    Evening Standard

    Ministers lose fight to stop payouts over swine flu jab narcolepsy ...
    The Guardian
    Dozens of British children who developed narcolepsy as a result of a swine flu vaccine could be compensated after the high court rejected a government appeal ...
    Swine flu jab victim who developed narcolepsy wins payout ruling ...Evening Standard

    all 2 news articles »
  10. Three more test positive for swine flu - The Hindu - The Hindu -

    The Hindu

    Three more test positive for swine flu - The Hindu
    The Hindu
    Three persons were admitted to Gandhi Hospital on Saturday after testing positive for swine flu.Despite a rise in day temperatures, the flu continues, though the ...
    Swine flu virus has coat for cold - Deccan ChronicleDeccan Chronicle
    Swine Flu has again knocked the doors: Everything you need to ...The TeCake

    all 4 news articles »

Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

  1. India - National disaster and epidemic preparedness - Abstract: History provides us several illustrations where epidemic outbreaks have led to biological disasters. Accidental or deliberate release of harmful micro-organisms can also lead to biological disasters. With the advent of bio-terrorism, there is a growing realisation that biological agents can also be used as weapons of mass destruction. The spread of Spanish Influenza of 1917-18, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) / Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Swine Flu (H1N1), Avian Influenza (H5N1), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), dengue, chikunguniya, Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the recent Zika outbreak in several countries tested the capacities of the public health delivery system in several countries. (Source: Interna...

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  2. Human temperatures for syndromic surveillance in the emergency department: data from the autumn wave of the 2009 swine flu (H1N1) pandemic and a seasonal influenza outbreak - The emergency department (ED) increasingly acts as a gateway to the evaluation and treatment of acute illnesses. Consequently, it has also become a key testing ground for systems that monitor and identify outb... (Source: BMC Emergency Medicine)
  3. Adjuvant effects of invariant NKT cell ligand potentiates the innate and adaptive immunity to an inactivated H1N1 swine influenza virus vaccine in pigs - In conclusion, we demonstrated for the first time iNKT cell adjuvant effects in pigs to SwIV Ags through augmenting the innate and adaptive immune responses in the respiratory tract. (Source: Veterinary Microbiology)
  4. Susceptibility of swine to H5 and H7 low pathogenic avian influenza viruses - ConclusionsLPAI strains from various bird populations within the United States are capable of infecting pigs. Although adaptability and transmission of individual strains seem unlikely, the subclinical nature of the infections demonstrates the need to improve sampling and testing methods to more accurately measure incidence of LPAI virus infection in pigs, and their potential role in human‐zoonotic LPAI virus dynamics.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses)
  5. Spillback transmission of European H1N1 avian-like swine influenza viruses to turkeys: A strain-dependent possibility? - Publication date: Available online 27 February 2016 Source:Veterinary Microbiology Author(s): Francesco Bonfante, Alice Fusaro, Luca Tassoni, Livia Victoria Patrono, Milani Adelaide, Silvia Maniero, Annalisa Salviato, Calogero Terregino In 1979, an avian influenza virus of the H1N1 subtype began to circulate in European swine herds, rapidly replacing classical swine H1N1 viruses. Spill-back transmissions to turkeys were recorded occasionally, but they might have been underreported due to the asymptomatic nature of the infection and the lack of specific surveillance. In our study, we evaluated the infectivity and transmissibility in turkeys of seven strains of H1N1 avian-like swine viruses isolated from 1979 to 2006, and compared them with their closest progenitor A/duck/Bavaria/1...
  6. Swine flu fibrosis: Regressive or progressive? - Nishtha Singh, Sheetu Singh, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Virendra SinghLung India 2016 33(2):219-221Swine flu influenza had spread the world over in 2009. The main pathology was bilateral pneumonia. Majority of these cases recovered from pneumonia fully. Though in some cases, pulmonary fibrosis was reported as a sequel. However, long-term progression of such pulmonary fibrosis is uncertain. We are hereby reporting two cases of swine flu that showed residual pulmonary fibrosis. The clinical and laboratory parameters were also recorded. In both the cases, radiological shadows and spirometric values did not show deterioration. We conclude that swine flu pulmonary fibrosis is not a progressive condition. (Source: Lung India)

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  7. [Newsdesk] Research brief - Flying pig skins have been linked to influenza deaths in the USA. Not because of a hybrid of swine and bird flu, but the finding that people living in cities with a team in the Super Bowl have an increased risk of death from influenza. Researchers looked at county-level statistics between 1974 and 2009 and saw an average 18% increase in influenza deaths in people older than 65 years. The suspected reason behind the increased risk is that people host get-togethers to watch the games, sneezing, coughing, and sharing chips and dips with more people than they usually would. (Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases)
  8. Genetic characterization of an adapted pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza virus that reveals improved replication rates in human lung epithelial cells. - Authors: Wörmann X, Lesch M, Welke RW, Okonechnikov K, Abdurishid M, Sieben C, Geissner A, Brinkmann V, Kastner M, Karner A, Zhu R, Hinterdorfer P, Anish C, Seeberger PH, Herrmann A, Meyer TF, Karlas A Abstract The 2009 influenza pandemic originated from a swine-origin H1N1 virus, which, although less pathogenic than anticipated, may acquire additional virulence-associated mutations in the future. To estimate the potential risk, we sequentially passaged the isolate A/Hamburg/04/2009 in A549 human lung epithelial cells. After passage 6, we observed a 100-fold increased replication rate. High-throughput sequencing of viral gene segments identified five dominant mutations, whose contribution to the enhanced growth was analyzed by reverse genetics. The increased replication rate was p...
  9. Profile of the porcine acute-phase proteins response following experimental co-infection with H3N2 swine influenza virus and Pasteurella multocida. - CONCLUSIONS: Maximal concentration of serum amyloid A correlated with the disease severity in pigs. PMID: 26161700 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomarkers)
  10. Swine alveolar macrophage cell model allows optimal replication of influenza A viruses regardless of their origin. - Authors: Kasloff SB, Weingartl HM Abstract The importance of pigs in interspecies transmission of influenza A viruses has been repeatedly demonstrated over the last century. Eleven influenza A viruses from avian, human and swine hosts were evaluated for replication phenotypes at three physiologically relevant temperatures (41°C, 37°C, 33°C) in an immortalized swine pulmonary alveolar macrophage cell line (IPAM 3D4/31) to determine whether this system would allow for their efficient replication. All isolates replicated well in IPAMs at 37°C while clear distinctions were observed at 41°C and 33°C, correlating to species of origin of the PB2, reflected in distinct amino acid residue profiles rather than in one particular PB2 residue. A strong TNF-α response was induced by some ...
  11. Three in hospital with influenza strain responsible for swine flu - Two other cases suspected in Wexford hospital, as HSE says H1N1 virus is circulating (Source: The Irish Times - Health)

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  12. Two in hospital with influenza strain responsible for swine flu - Patients being treated at Wexford hospital, HSE says H1N1 strain is circulating this year (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
  13. Detection of Influenza D Virus among Swine and Cattle, Italy. - Authors: Chiapponi C, Faccini S, De Mattia A, Baioni L, Barbieri I, Rosignoli C, Nigrelli A, Foni E PMID: 26812282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases)
  14. Two patients in hospital in Scotland after contracting SWINE FLU - The patients, who have been diagnosed with the H1N1 strain of influenza, are being kept under observation at Wishaw General Hospital in North Lanarkshire, hospital officials confirmed today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
  15. Co-infection of classic swine H1N1 influenza virus in pigs persistently infected with porcine rubulavirus - In conclusion, the results obtained confirm an increase in the clinical signs of infection, and PorPV was observed to impact the spread of swH1N1 in analysed tissues in the early stage of co-infection, although viral shedding was not enhanced. In the present study, the interaction of swH1N1 infection is demonstrated in pigs persistently infected with PorPV. (Source: Veterinary Microbiology)

W.H.O. Raises level to 5

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W.H.O. Raises Alert level to 5

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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Swine Flu in San Diego, Kansas, Texas, Maybe NY

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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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