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One in 20 cases is being officially reported in the U.S ., meaning more than 100,000 people have probably been infected nationwide with the new H1N1 flu strain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the U.K., the virus may be 300 times more widespread than health authorities have said, the Independent on Sunday reported yesterday.
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian officials are confirming that a Toronto man with swine flu has died. It is the second death of a Canadian with the virus.
Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, said in a statement Monday that a 44-year old man with a chronic pre-existing medical condition died on May 23.
He says it's not clear what role swine flu played in the fatality. A coroner is investigating.
A 39-year-old Alberta woman with chronic, pre-existing medical conditions, died on April 28. An autopsy did not show whether the virus played a role.
Canada has more than 850 confirmed cases of swine flu.
A Chicago-area resident has died of complications related to the H1N1 flu virus, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Monday. The patient is the first Illinois H1N1 flu-related death.
The patient had underlying medical conditions, according to IDPH Director Dr. Damon T. Arnold.
"With as many cases of H1N1 influenza that have been reported in Illinois, we have been concerned that there would be fatalities. We know the virus is still circulating in the state and I would like to remind everyone, especially those with chronic medical conditions, to continue taking steps to keep from getting the flu," Dr. Arnold said in a statement..
Originally posted by Hx3_1963WHO declares 3 suspicious cases of A flu in DRC
[edit on 5/25/2009 by Hx3_1963]
Asthenia (Greek: ασθένεια, lit. lack of strength but also disease) is a medical term denoting symptoms of physical weakness and loss of strength.
A condition in which the body lacks or has lost strength either as a whole or in any of its parts. General asthenia occurs in many chronic wasting diseases, such as anemia and cancer, and is probably most marked in diseases of the adrenal gland. Asthenia may be limited to certain organs or systems of organs, as in asthenopia, characterized by ready fatiguability.
Originally posted by irishchic
Reports from peeps on the beaches (if you'll call them that,LOL!) in South Texas say that it's elbow to elbow(with many from Mexico included) and that many are coughing all over the place.
I'm smelling it coming in another wave.
[edit on 25-5-2009 by irishchic]