It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Arnold said in a statement that the victim in Chicago had other medical conditions, but authorities released no other information about the person. The health department said the victim died over the weekend
Influenza A(H1N1) - update 39
26 May 2009 -- As of 06:00 GMT, 26 May 2009, 46 countries have officially reported 12 954 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 92 deaths.
The breakdown of the number of laboratory-confirmed cases by country is given in the following table and map.
Amid all the speculation over what course the Swine Flu epidemic will take, Boston-based biotech firm Replikins Ltd. last week analyzed the most recent peptide genomic sequence data available and determined that the infectivity of the H1N1 virus will increase markedly, while its lethality will remain relatively low for the immediate future.
10. The only thing certain about influenza viruses is that nothing is certain.
11. It remains uncertain how fast the new influenza A (H1N1) virus will spread throughout the
world and whether it will become widely established.
Occupational (non-health care)
No novel H1N1 in community Facemask/respirator not recommended Facemask/respirator not recommended
Novel H1N1 in community Avoid setting.
If unavoidable, consider facemask or respirator 4 5 Avoid setting.
If unavoidable, consider facemask or respirator 4 5
Occupational (health care) 6
Caring 7 for persons with known, probable or suspected novel H1N1 or influenza-like illness Respirator Consider temporary reassignment, Respirator
Viral antigens and nucleic acids may be focal and sparsely distributed in patients with influenza. Extensive sampling of both upper and lower airway ensures the best chance of detecting the virus by immunohistochemical stains, PCR tests and culture.
Another guest said there was “nothing as crude as a vote” but a consensus emerged that they would back a strategy in which population growth would be tackled as a potentially disastrous environmental, social and industrial threat.