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47 states* 4,298 cases 3 deaths
"We don't see evidence that there's accelerated evolution indicating that there would have been a new host that the virus was introduced into, be it eggs or any other host," said Dr. Nancy Cox, head of the influenza division at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
When flu viruses are first introduced into eggs - or any new host - the viruses have to adapt quickly to survive. That can produce what Cox called accelerated evolution, with viruses mutating at rates one would not see in viruses living in hosts to which they were well adapted.
Furthermore, when CDC scientists try to grow these viruses in eggs, they see the kinds of mutations that one would expect to arise when non-avian flu viruses are first forced to adapt to eggs, Cox said, adding these changes are seen in about 20 per cent of the viruses. That suggests the new H1N1s haven't grown in eggs before.
The deal was simple: Galveston residents wouldn’t fight a maximum-containment laboratory dealing in deadly agents like anthrax and Ebola on their island if the folks running the place vowed to provide not only solid security but also transparency.
For the most part, officials at the University of Texas Medical Branch kept their word. Until now.
A bill that sailed quietly through the state Senate appears to make private any information that “pertains to a biological agent or toxin identified or listed as a select agent under federal law.”
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H1N1 infects 6,500 people but not a flu pandemic-WHO
* H1N1 flu infects nearly 6,500 people, kills 65 - WHO
* Global pandemic alert maintained at 5 out of 6
* Vaccine experts reach no conclusion about pandemic jab
GENEVA, May 14 (Reuters) - The H1N1 flu strain has not yet taken hold outside the Americas region, but the outbreak is serious and requires close monitoring, a World Health Organisation official said on Thursday.
Keiji Fukuda, acting WHO assistant director-general, said the United Nations agency was maintaining its pandemic alert at the second-highest notch of 5 despite the virus having caused 6,497 infections in 33 countries.
"If we see changes in the severity we will let the world know about that," he told a news conference. "This is an event that is serious and that requires close monitoring."
The Phase 5 designation means a pandemic is imminent.
Originally posted by Cloudsinthesky
reply to post by chise61
Well the only problem with the map it does not give accurate data.....none of them do...Here in Missouri we have way more cases than what is being reported........not much water around here......Arkansas as well, down in Bentonville Rogers area
Originally posted by Hx3_1963
reply to post by chise61
I got 4 Hrs yesterday and 2? last nite
vanessav8: SOS in Panama..40 cases of the H1N1 virus in 5 days.. the 3 rd nation with mores cases in America and the 4th worldwide. 4 minutes ago from web
Panamá: Ten New influenza A (H1N1) Cases Reported; Cumulative Total Reaches 39 Cases Nationwide. #swineflu4 minutes ago from web
[edit on 5/14/2009 by Hx3_1963]