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  2. HT Explainer: What is H1N1 and why is its called swine flu? - Hindustan Times -

    Hindustan Times

    HT Explainer: What is H1N1 and why is its called swine flu?
    Hindustan Times
    In less than two months, two out of four persons diagnosed with swine flu have died in SAS Nagar, one child has been tested positive for the virus in Chandigarh and cases are being reported daily from adjoining states at the Postgraduate Institute of ...

  3. CDC: US flu levels now rival 2009 swine flu - CNBC -

    CNBC

    CDC: US flu levels now rival 2009 swine flu
    CNBC
    The U.S. flu season continues to be particularly severe, by one metric rivaling the 2009 swine flu pandemic, U.S. public health officials said Friday. "We were hoping to have better news to share today, but unfortunately it looks like this flu season ...
    This flu season is now as bad as the 2009 swine fluPBS NewsHour
    This Year's Flu Is Now as Bad as the 2009 Swine Flu Epidemic, CDC SaysTIME
    Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine fluABC News
    Mashable -The Boston Globe -CDC
    all 549 news articles »
  4. Flu Cases Nearing Numbers From 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak - Peoria Public Radio -

    Peoria Public Radio

    Flu Cases Nearing Numbers From 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak
    Peoria Public Radio
    Health officials across the country report flu cases are starting to match numbers seen from the H1N1 outbreak nearly a decade ago. Credit Senior Airman Areca T. Wilson/ U.S. Air Force. There have been nearly as many doctor's visits for flu-like ...
    Don't let your guard down yet. The flu is likely to stick aroundFort Worth Star Telegram

    all 202 news articles »
  5. Children's deaths from flu rise sharply amid signs that season may be hitting plateau - Washington Post -

    Washington Post

    Children's deaths from flu rise sharply amid signs that season may be hitting plateau
    Washington Post
    The CDC's latest weekly report shows that the percentage of doctor visits for fever, cough and other flu symptoms was the same during the week of Feb. 4-10 as the week before — about 1 in every 13 visits. The figures are based on updated data showing ...
    Officials: Alamance flu rates recall swine flu of 2009-10Burlington Times News
    Flu season shows signs of leveling offABC News
    Flu kills 22 more children, bringing toll to 84 kids as worst season in a decade continuesUSA TODAY
    Boston Herald -CDC -CDC
    all 642 news articles »
  6. Flu death toll hits 66 in Georgia, season now as bad as swine flu pandemic of 2009 - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer -

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

    Flu death toll hits 66 in Georgia, season now as bad as swine flu pandemic of 2009
    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
    Flu is something we face every year,” said Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. J. Patrick O'Neal. “It's not the common cold. It's something to be reckoned with. It's terribly important for the public to understand that the best ...
    This Season's Flu Ties Hospitalization Levels Not Seen Since the Swine Flu in 2009NH1 News
    Acute Myocardial Infarction after Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza Infection | NEJM - New England Journal of MedicineNew England Journal of Medicine
    How people die from the fluPopular Science
    Sepsis Alliance -WebMD
    all 269 news articles »
  7. Texas fitness trainer Jeremy Westerman killed by swine flu - Daily Mail - Daily Mail -

    Daily Mail

    Texas fitness trainer Jeremy Westerman killed by swine flu - Daily Mail
    Daily Mail
    Jeremy Westerman, 27, was killed by the swine flu last month. He is one of at least 20 deaths in the Dallas-Fort Worth area which has been hit particularly hard this deadly flu season.
    27-Year-Old Texas Fitness Trainer Who Exercised 'All the Time' Dies of the FluPEOPLE.com

    all 10 news articles »
  8. The 2018 Flu Season Might Finally Be Leveling Off - TIME -

    TIME

    The 2018 Flu Season Might Finally Be Leveling Off
    TIME
    This season started early and has been driven by a formidable type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths. Making a bad year worse, this year's flu vaccine is estimated to be only 25 percent effective against that ...
    Number of students with flu decreases significantly this year, despite national epidemicOregon Daily Emerald
    Watchdog Warnings: food stamp reform, illegal pesticides and flu vaccinesSioux Falls Argus Leader
    Children's deaths from the flu have risen sharply amid signs that the season may be hitting a plateauPittsburgh Post-Gazette

    all 177 news articles »
  9. Girl, 10, with swine flu is fighting for her life | Daily Mail Online - Daily Mail -

    Daily Mail

    Girl, 10, with swine flu is fighting for her life | Daily Mail Online
    Daily Mail
    Keyona Richardson, 10, from Aurora, Colorado, was put on life support after both her lungs failed due to the swine flu. Her mother said she is now on ventilators and in stable condition.
    Mom Warns Parents as Daughter Fights for Life After Rare Swine Flu ...PopCulture.com

    all 3 news articles »
  10. Aurora girl beats H1N1 infection after weeks-long battle at Children's Hospital - The Denver Channel -

    The Denver Channel

    Aurora girl beats H1N1 infection after weeks-long battle at Children's Hospital
    The Denver Channel
    AURORA, Colo. — A 10-year-old Aurora girl was released from Children's Hospital Colorado Saturday, cured of a dangerous infection that killed hundreds of thousands of people during a pandemic in 2009. Keyona Richardson spent more than two weeks in the ...

  11. 10-Year-Old Girl Fights For Her Life After Flu and Pneumonia ... - PEOPLE.com -

    PEOPLE.com

    10-Year-Old Girl Fights For Her Life After Flu and Pneumonia ...
    PEOPLE.com
    A 10-year-old girl from Colorado is in the pediatric ICU as she fights the flu and a pneumonia diagnosis that has left her on a ventilator. Kristie Richardson says her 10-year-old daughter, Keyona, came down with a mild cough and fever on Wednesday ...

    and more »

Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

  1. This Flu Season Is Now the Worst in Years. Here ’ s Why. - The infection rate has surpassed that of 2009, during the swine flu epidemic. Rising hospitalizations portend a high death rate, health officials said. (Source: NYT Health)

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  2. Variant Influenza Virus Swine Flu Symptoms - Variant Influenza Virus (Swine Flu) Symptoms (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
  3. Georgia Teen Dies of the Flu Despite Initially Testing Negative - (ATLANTA) — A Georgia county coroner says a 15-year-old girl is the state’s first flu-related child death this season. Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk told news outlets that Kira Molina died Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital. He says the Newnan High School student had initially tested negative for the flu upon developing symptoms last week, but was found unresponsive on Sunday. She was hospitalized in Newnan and then airlifted to Atlanta. Hawk says Molina’s liver failed because of influenza A, not an acetaminophen overdose, referencing accounts from other media outlets. The Georgia Department of Public Health hadn’t reported any other child deaths as of Jan. 26. Statewide, the number of overall flu-related deaths has risen to 37, as doctor visits for flu-like sympto...
  4. The Flu Killed 7 Children Last Week – but It’s Hitting Baby Boomers Even Harder - This year’s severe flu season brought at least seven more pediatric deaths in the past week – bringing the total to 37 so far this season. Baby Boomers, however, are among the hardest hit, with an unusually high rate of hospitalizations this year, according to CDC officials. “Baby Boomers have higher rates [of hospitalization] than their grandchildren right now,” CDC Influenza Division Director Dr. Dan Jernigan said during a call with reporters Friday. During a typical flu season, elderly adults see the highest rate of hospitalizations, followed by young children. But this year, Jernigan said, adults between the ages of 50 and 64 are occupying the second spot, perhaps because that population is seeing infections resulting from both the widely circulating, severe H3N...
  5. Previous influenza virus exposures enhance susceptibility in another influenza pandemic - (McMaster University) New data analysis suggests that people born at the time of the 1957 H2N2 or Asian Flu pandemic were at a higher risk of dying during the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic as well as the resurgent H1N1 outbreak in 2013-2014. And it is not the first time this has happened. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
  6. 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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  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. 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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  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. '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...
  15. 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...

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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

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  2. HT Explainer: What is H1N1 and why is its called swine flu? - Hindustan Times -

    Hindustan Times

    HT Explainer: What is H1N1 and why is its called swine flu?
    Hindustan Times
    In less than two months, two out of four persons diagnosed with swine flu have died in SAS Nagar, one child has been tested positive for the virus in Chandigarh and cases are being reported daily from adjoining states at the Postgraduate Institute of ...

  3. CDC: US flu levels now rival 2009 swine flu - CNBC -

    CNBC

    CDC: US flu levels now rival 2009 swine flu
    CNBC
    The U.S. flu season continues to be particularly severe, by one metric rivaling the 2009 swine flu pandemic, U.S. public health officials said Friday. "We were hoping to have better news to share today, but unfortunately it looks like this flu season ...
    This flu season is now as bad as the 2009 swine fluPBS NewsHour
    This Year's Flu Is Now as Bad as the 2009 Swine Flu Epidemic, CDC SaysTIME
    Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine fluABC News
    Mashable -The Boston Globe -CDC
    all 549 news articles »
  4. Flu Cases Nearing Numbers From 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak - Peoria Public Radio -

    Peoria Public Radio

    Flu Cases Nearing Numbers From 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak
    Peoria Public Radio
    Health officials across the country report flu cases are starting to match numbers seen from the H1N1 outbreak nearly a decade ago. Credit Senior Airman Areca T. Wilson/ U.S. Air Force. There have been nearly as many doctor's visits for flu-like ...
    Don't let your guard down yet. The flu is likely to stick aroundFort Worth Star Telegram

    all 202 news articles »
  5. Children's deaths from flu rise sharply amid signs that season may be hitting plateau - Washington Post -

    Washington Post

    Children's deaths from flu rise sharply amid signs that season may be hitting plateau
    Washington Post
    The CDC's latest weekly report shows that the percentage of doctor visits for fever, cough and other flu symptoms was the same during the week of Feb. 4-10 as the week before — about 1 in every 13 visits. The figures are based on updated data showing ...
    Officials: Alamance flu rates recall swine flu of 2009-10Burlington Times News
    Flu season shows signs of leveling offABC News
    Flu kills 22 more children, bringing toll to 84 kids as worst season in a decade continuesUSA TODAY
    Boston Herald -CDC -CDC
    all 642 news articles »
  6. Flu death toll hits 66 in Georgia, season now as bad as swine flu pandemic of 2009 - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer -

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

    Flu death toll hits 66 in Georgia, season now as bad as swine flu pandemic of 2009
    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
    Flu is something we face every year,” said Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. J. Patrick O'Neal. “It's not the common cold. It's something to be reckoned with. It's terribly important for the public to understand that the best ...
    This Season's Flu Ties Hospitalization Levels Not Seen Since the Swine Flu in 2009NH1 News
    Acute Myocardial Infarction after Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza Infection | NEJM - New England Journal of MedicineNew England Journal of Medicine
    How people die from the fluPopular Science
    Sepsis Alliance -WebMD
    all 269 news articles »
  7. Texas fitness trainer Jeremy Westerman killed by swine flu - Daily Mail - Daily Mail -

    Daily Mail

    Texas fitness trainer Jeremy Westerman killed by swine flu - Daily Mail
    Daily Mail
    Jeremy Westerman, 27, was killed by the swine flu last month. He is one of at least 20 deaths in the Dallas-Fort Worth area which has been hit particularly hard this deadly flu season.
    27-Year-Old Texas Fitness Trainer Who Exercised 'All the Time' Dies of the FluPEOPLE.com

    all 10 news articles »
  8. The 2018 Flu Season Might Finally Be Leveling Off - TIME -

    TIME

    The 2018 Flu Season Might Finally Be Leveling Off
    TIME
    This season started early and has been driven by a formidable type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths. Making a bad year worse, this year's flu vaccine is estimated to be only 25 percent effective against that ...
    Number of students with flu decreases significantly this year, despite national epidemicOregon Daily Emerald
    Watchdog Warnings: food stamp reform, illegal pesticides and flu vaccinesSioux Falls Argus Leader
    Children's deaths from the flu have risen sharply amid signs that the season may be hitting a plateauPittsburgh Post-Gazette

    all 177 news articles »
  9. Girl, 10, with swine flu is fighting for her life | Daily Mail Online - Daily Mail -

    Daily Mail

    Girl, 10, with swine flu is fighting for her life | Daily Mail Online
    Daily Mail
    Keyona Richardson, 10, from Aurora, Colorado, was put on life support after both her lungs failed due to the swine flu. Her mother said she is now on ventilators and in stable condition.
    Mom Warns Parents as Daughter Fights for Life After Rare Swine Flu ...PopCulture.com

    all 3 news articles »
  10. Aurora girl beats H1N1 infection after weeks-long battle at Children's Hospital - The Denver Channel -

    The Denver Channel

    Aurora girl beats H1N1 infection after weeks-long battle at Children's Hospital
    The Denver Channel
    AURORA, Colo. — A 10-year-old Aurora girl was released from Children's Hospital Colorado Saturday, cured of a dangerous infection that killed hundreds of thousands of people during a pandemic in 2009. Keyona Richardson spent more than two weeks in the ...

  11. 10-Year-Old Girl Fights For Her Life After Flu and Pneumonia ... - PEOPLE.com -

    PEOPLE.com

    10-Year-Old Girl Fights For Her Life After Flu and Pneumonia ...
    PEOPLE.com
    A 10-year-old girl from Colorado is in the pediatric ICU as she fights the flu and a pneumonia diagnosis that has left her on a ventilator. Kristie Richardson says her 10-year-old daughter, Keyona, came down with a mild cough and fever on Wednesday ...

    and more »

Swine Flu Virus Pandemic

  1. This Flu Season Is Now the Worst in Years. Here ’ s Why. - The infection rate has surpassed that of 2009, during the swine flu epidemic. Rising hospitalizations portend a high death rate, health officials said. (Source: NYT Health)

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  2. Variant Influenza Virus Swine Flu Symptoms - Variant Influenza Virus (Swine Flu) Symptoms (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
  3. Georgia Teen Dies of the Flu Despite Initially Testing Negative - (ATLANTA) — A Georgia county coroner says a 15-year-old girl is the state’s first flu-related child death this season. Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk told news outlets that Kira Molina died Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital. He says the Newnan High School student had initially tested negative for the flu upon developing symptoms last week, but was found unresponsive on Sunday. She was hospitalized in Newnan and then airlifted to Atlanta. Hawk says Molina’s liver failed because of influenza A, not an acetaminophen overdose, referencing accounts from other media outlets. The Georgia Department of Public Health hadn’t reported any other child deaths as of Jan. 26. Statewide, the number of overall flu-related deaths has risen to 37, as doctor visits for flu-like sympto...
  4. The Flu Killed 7 Children Last Week – but It’s Hitting Baby Boomers Even Harder - This year’s severe flu season brought at least seven more pediatric deaths in the past week – bringing the total to 37 so far this season. Baby Boomers, however, are among the hardest hit, with an unusually high rate of hospitalizations this year, according to CDC officials. “Baby Boomers have higher rates [of hospitalization] than their grandchildren right now,” CDC Influenza Division Director Dr. Dan Jernigan said during a call with reporters Friday. During a typical flu season, elderly adults see the highest rate of hospitalizations, followed by young children. But this year, Jernigan said, adults between the ages of 50 and 64 are occupying the second spot, perhaps because that population is seeing infections resulting from both the widely circulating, severe H3N...
  5. Previous influenza virus exposures enhance susceptibility in another influenza pandemic - (McMaster University) New data analysis suggests that people born at the time of the 1957 H2N2 or Asian Flu pandemic were at a higher risk of dying during the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic as well as the resurgent H1N1 outbreak in 2013-2014. And it is not the first time this has happened. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
  6. 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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  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. 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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  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. '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...
  15. 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...

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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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