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Texas counties with confirmed cases:
El Paso 20
Fort Bend 8
Texas Residents 439
Non-Texas Residents 1
GTAC 123:A prospective randomised double blind placebo controlled study to assess the efficacy of a trivalent DNA influenza vaccine administered by Particle Mediated Epidermal Delivery (PMED) against a controlled influenza virus challenge.
This is a related study to the above. Here, the protocol is designed as a vaccine for human influenza. The influenza virus each winter kills around 4,000 people in the UK and around the world between 500,000 and 1 million. Influenza virus affects mainly the upper respiratory tract (nose, throat and bronchi, rarely the lungs) and lasts about a week. Current circulating viruses are divided into two groups A and B. Subgroup A is divided into a further two main subgroups H3N2 and H1N1. Of all the influenza viruses, H3N2 has the greatest mortality rate. This vaccination approach uses a trivalent influenza vaccine made up of equal amounts of three individual influenza plasmids representing three common annual circulating strains, two from strain A, and one from strain B, as well as a plasmid containing the immunostimulator also used in GTAC 122. As with GTAC 122, the delivery system is Particle Mediated Epidermal Delivery (PMED). Subjects are then admitted to a quarantine facility in order to receive a dose of harmless influenza virus during the “challenge” part of the study. The main objective is to evaluate whether the vaccine is effective at preventing influenza symptoms in comparison to a placebo control group. The protocol was discussed by GTAC in July and received final approval in August
Canada's military says it will be prepared if swine flu strikes soldiers serving in Afghanistan.
Canadian military personnel have put in place testing procedures at the hospital inside the base at Kandahar Airfield.
"Part of our plan is to screen all incoming passengers into the area of responsibility here in Kandahar, so all of the personnel that we have are screened before they arrive," said Lt.-Col. Ron Wojtyk, a Canadian military surgeon and the head physician at the base's NATO hospital.
He said every new arrival is required to fill out a brief questionnaire.
The newcomers are asked if they have a cold, a fever or any muscle aches or pains. They are also asked if they have been to Mexico and if they have come into contact with anyone who has had an influenza-like illness.
"If they say 'Yes' to any of those then they have to see a medical person," Wojtyk said.
In the next few months, 21,000 American soldiers will be deployed in the Kandahar area where they will join more than 1,000 Canadian military personnel.
Around 70,000 foreign soldiers are serving across Afghanistan.
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Update On Swine Flu (Influenza A H1N1) Infections - California and Texas, April 2009
April 26th 2009 01:00 AM
Secuence of artificial hibridization of new virus called “New Swine Influenza” done in the General Health Laboratorios, Trípoli, Lybia. (Ibn Hayan Project) in June/2008.
1) Live Simple (In Tissue Culture) Human Influenza.(H3N2) (Source Bragstad)
2) Live Simple ( In TC.) Aviar influenza (H5N1) (Source Viseshakul)
3) Live Simple (In TC ) Swine Influenza.(H1N1) (Source Sakamoto)
Methods. (Annex 002 detailed)
Low magnetic field bio-reactor in human tissue culture.
(H3N2)Segment PB2 (Transcriptase Bind)
(H5N1) Segment HA (Haemagglutinin)
(H1N1) Segment M2
The hybrid strain “Al Najem” 0281. was selected.
Packed in desodorant spray cans .
Path of fedayeens with “Al Najem” virus : Trípoli --Panama--Mexico City – El Paso –San Francisco-
(Ad libitum) (Feb./2009)
(Contact e-mail to Ali Suleiman : email@example.com)
Comm. Send in Panama City.
Anonymous (not verified) | 04/30/09 | 13:44 PM
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Originally posted by Hx3_1963
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Fer real...even the "Bacon" thread is bare...
Kinda scary in a way...hopefully they just have lives and will get back with us soon