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Two more New Yorkers infected with swine flu have died, health officials announced Tuesday.
It is not known if the H1N1 virus caused the latest two fatalities - a 41-year-old woman from Queens and a 34-year-old man from Brooklyn.
The new cases bring to four the number of New Yorkers who have died after catching swine flu, said city health commissioner Thomas Frieden said.
Read more: www.nydailynews.com...&B
Swine Flu Strain From California Recommended by WHO for Vaccine
By Jason Gale May 27 (Bloomberg) --
The World Health Organization said it identified a variant of the swine flu virus that drugmakers should consider using in any vaccine against the new H1N1 strain. The majority of the new influenza A/H1N1 samples collected for analysis worldwide are related to the so-called A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)v virus, the WHO said in a statement on its Web site yesterday. WHO collaborating centers and other partners are developing faster-growing variants of the Californian strain, the United Nations agency said.
The viruses used in vaccine production require regulatory approval and national public health authorities are responsible for making recommendations regarding the use of the vaccine, WHO said. CSL Ltd., the Southern Hemisphere’s only flu-vaccine maker, said yesterday it plans to start producing an inoculation for the pig-derived virus next week for testing on humans. The vaccine will be based on the recommended Californian strain.
To contact the reporter on this story: Jason Gale in Singapore at firstname.lastname@example.org Last Updated: May 26, 2009 21:17
Originally posted by Hx3_1963
reply to post by spinkyboo
Star 4 U!
Scary also... :shk:
WHO knows what WHO thinks eh?