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H1N1 rears its snout: CDC confirms 7 cases of swine flu in humans

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posted on Apr, 23 2009 @ 05:28 PM
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The CDC has confirmed that 7 cases of Influenza (5 in California nad 2 in Texas) are H1N1 aka The Swine Flu. All seven have recovered.





www.cnn.com...

CNN) -- A total of seven cases of a previously undetected strain of swine flu have been confirmed in humans in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. None of the patients has had direct contact with pigs.


Swine flu is usually diagnosed only in pigs or people in regular contact with them.

Five of the cases have been found in California, and two have been found in Texas, near San Antonio, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC's Interim Deputy Director for Science and Public Health Program.

The CDC reported Tuesday that two children in the San Diego, California, area, infected with a virus called swine influenza A H1N1, whose combination of genes has not been seen in flu viruses in either human or pigs before.

The patients range from age 9 to 54, Schuchat said. They include two 16-year-old boys who attend the same Texas school, and a father and daughter in California.

"The good news is that all seven of these patients have recovered," Schuchat said.



[edit on 4/23/09 by FredT]




posted on Apr, 23 2009 @ 06:34 PM
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Ah - and how does one get swine flu without the swine?
What do you make of this - just a cropping up of a new strain?



posted on Apr, 23 2009 @ 06:36 PM
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Ok, so what should we be worried about.

If all seven of the victims recovered fully, is it that if it mutates then we are all screwed?



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