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Mysterious U.S. Swine Flu Probe Widens as Mexico Finds Swine Flu *updated*

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posted on May, 27 2009 @ 01:12 PM
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What has been bothering me most with the over use in the media of the phrase "underlying medical problems" is that they are clearly blaming the patient for his own death and saying more or less 'hey, that death was not the fault of the medical establishment or the swine flu teams at CDC, no, that was the patient's own fault for having "underlying medical problems"... the snobbery of this is unprecedented.




posted on May, 27 2009 @ 01:16 PM
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How about 3 Flu shots this year -
Oh My -

www.youtube.... com/watch? v=hLqHmIVDLwM



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 01:41 PM
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Swine Flu Case Reported At Naval Academy

27May09 - As President Barack Obama and tens of thousands of people headed to the Naval Academy this week, officials at the service academy were handling a case of swine flu after a faculty member was diagnosed with the illness.
However, nothing was done to notify midshipmen or their friends and family visiting Annapolis for the school's commissioning ceremony yesterday that the contagious and potentially deadly virus was on campus.
"The people in contact with this individual have been informed and are being closely monitored. There is no indication of recent interaction with midshipmen during the suspected time frame and no midshipmen have exhibited symptoms of N1H1 (the swine flu virus)," a Naval Academy spokesman said in an e-mail.
The spokesman would not say if the White House was informed about the outbreak.
"The Naval Academy took all necessary and appropriate actions," the spokesman wrote.
A White House spokeswoman said a medical team evaluates health risks at all locations visited by the pres-ident, and determined there was no risk at the Naval Academy. However, the spokeswoman did not specify whether the medical team knew about the N1H1 case.
Obama was at the academy to deliver the commencement address and shake hands with the 1,036 graduates as they walked across the stage to receive their degrees.
The most common way to spread the virus is through saliva droplets in the air, which can fan out as much as 6 feet from a person. It can also be spread from surfaces like a keyboard to a hand, or from person to person through handshakes, said Dr. Trish Perl, a professor of medicine specializing in infectious diseases and hospital epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University.
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It was rumored that a secret service agent protecting the president had got sick when he visited Mexico. I wonder how they are feeling about Obama costantly putting them in danger with this swine flu after all they must move about the crowds search all buildings and rooms.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 01:53 PM
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News out of Melbourne...

"Significant rise in flu cases expected

www.news.com.au...

"Dr Jodie McVernon, from the University of Melbourne's population health department, who has been working with the Federal Government on predicting the spread of the virus, says Australia has been very lucky so far.

"Panicking is never a particularly robust response," Dr McVernon said.

"The rate of spread is still very moderate."

But, she warned, it was unlikely the virus would stay mild or contained."

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The rate of spread is "very moderate"... are they saying don't worry the rate of spread is "mild"? Why is this a news story at all if the rate of spread is nothing to be concerned about?

"Panicking is never a particularly robust response"... what?? This sounds like Orwell 1984 doublespeak.

"unlikely the virus would stay mild"... so now, is it a foregone conclusion we're in for something much more severe? just days ago, the theme put out in the media was that this virus could "fizzle out" and not become severe, but now they are talking like they know it will definitely become more severe (or am I jumping to conclusions?)



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 01:57 PM
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There was a swine flu outbreak at Fort Dix, N.J., in 1976 among military recruits. It lasted about a month and then went away as mysteriously as it appeared. As many as 240 people were infected; one died.

The swine flu that spread at Fort Dix was the H1N1 strain. That's the same flu strain that caused the disastrous flu pandemic of 1918-1919, resulting in tens of millions of deaths.

Concern that a new H1N1 pandemic might return in winter 1976 led to a crash program to create a vaccine and vaccinate all Americans against swine flu. That vaccine program ran into all kinds of problems -- not the least of which was public perception that the vaccine caused excessive rates of dangerous reactions. After more than 40 million people were vaccinated, the effort was abandoned.

As it turned out, there was no swine flu epidemic.
weather.com swine flu information 5/27/09

Forgive me if this has already been discussed.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:43 PM
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The latest from Australia...

"Flu panic starting to grow: doctors"

www.abc.net.au...

"A doctor who works at an inner-city Sydney practice says he has seen a massive increase in people concerned they have caught the virus.

"I think it is likely, and what most epidemiologists are worried about is that we have a W curve, where it comes in and it goes away and it comes back again," Professor McClaws said."

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New term of the day... "W curve"



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 04:06 PM
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Lost Swine Flu - H1N1 Cases in the United States

Here is today’s report from the Centers for Disease Control as of 11 am, showing their data on swine flu / novel H1N1 case counts. Also included are the cases counts from the various states with the date and time. if shown, that the counts were posted. Please note that the CDC should have had enough time to update many of the states before this morning’s report.

The CDC has posted the same number of cases for California since May 18.
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So I guess they had 11 states matching the counts the CDC posted. I guess that would be considered "job well done Brownie" by government standards.

@CDCemergency CDC has still lost 779 #swineflu #h1n1 cases. California number not updated since May 18. /pzzzd8
about 3 hours ago from web in reply to CDCemergency

[edit on 27-5-2009 by JBA2848]



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 04:47 PM
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A(H1N1) Flu Infects 28 in Ecuador
www.plenglish.com...

Windsor police investigate sudden death
www.windsorstar.com...

Second Canadian H1N1 Fatality Had Diabetes, Cough
www.gantdaily.com...

Gold Coast: Hospitals "Flooded" Due to Influenza A (H1N1) "Panic": Date: May 27, 2009 17:05 UTC Risk: High The Gold Coast, a local me..about 1 hour ago from twitterfeed

Swine flu, with 63 more confirmed cases, closes Boston's biggest charter school
www.boston.com...

Chile to Limit Antiviral Use for Swine Flu, Health Chief Says
www.bloomberg.com...

H1N1 virus case in Angelina County confirmed
www.ktre.com...

Confirmed flu cases surface in RI County
www.qctimes.com...

Oakville hotspot for H1N1
www.oakvillebeaver.com...

Andrews County Swine Flu Case Confirmed
www.newswest9.com...

NW suburban resident dies from swine flu
www.southtownstar.com...

Swine flu infections hit 12 with two new cases
www.thestandard.com.hk...

Swine flu attention turns to the tropics
www.nature.com...

WHO Tackles Intellectual Property, R&D Treaty
ictsd.net...

H1N1 flu case confirmed
www.oaoa.com...

Confirmed, probable A/H1N1 flu cases in U.S. rise to 7,927
news.xinhuanet.com...

Swine flu rumours grip city
www.thechronicle.com.au...

Swine flu cases rise as Spanish academy
pennlive.com

Albania reports suspected swine flu case
makfax.com.mk...

NHS praised for limiting flu spread
iclanarkshire.icnetwork.co.uk

H1N1 flu hits area
Holly Elementary student diagnosed with Swine flu
www.tctimes.com...

First Wyoming swine flu case confirmed
www.casperjournal.com...

Swine flu spreads in Stateline
www.beloitdailynews.com...

State's Swine Flu Cases Rise To 75
www.ktul.com...

H1N1 Flu Found In Farmington School
Mich. Has 204 Confirmed Cases Of Swine Flu
www.clickondetroit.com...

Swine flu: child turned away from Bulli Hospital ED
www.illawarramercury.com.au...

13th H1N1 case reported in RI
www.wpri.com...

2 more swine flu cases reported in Onondaga County
www.syracuse.com...

Fourth swine flu case confirmed in Stamford
thestamfordtimes.com...

Another School Closes For Influenza-Like Illnesses
63 New H1N1 Cases Confirmed In Mass.
www.thebostonchannel.com...

Dominican Republic confirms first swine flu cases
www.etaiwannews.com...

St. Croix Co. records first case of H1N1
www.riverfallsjournal.com...

Swine Flu and the Paradox of Intention
www.huffingtonpost.com...

Eight New Swine Flu Cases Confirmed
www.wtic.com...

Swine flu arrives on Whidbey
www.whidbeyexaminer.com...

Vt. Health Dept. confirms 2 more swine flu cases
www.burlingtonfreepress.com...

Bonneville County teen has H1N1 flu infection
www.rexburgstandardjournal.com...

State Reports On The First Month Of Swine Flu
nebraska.statepaper.com...

Crisis in Bangkok
www.redwoodtimes.com...

Confirmed case of H1N1 in Schenectady City School District
www.cbs6albany.com...

Switzerland confirms 4th case of A/H1N1 flu
www.philstar.com...

ECDC situation report on new influenza A(H1N1) infection 27 May 2009
www.reliefweb.int...

3-D model of H1N1 protein is developed
www.upi.com...

Michael Unit inmate isolated after testing positive for influenza A
www.palestineherald.com...

Mass. confirms 63 new swine flu cases
www.bostonherald.com...

First swine flu case in Carson adult confirmed
www.nevadaappeal.com...

143 new confirmed cases of H1N1 flu virus in Ontaro
www.newswire.ca...

H1N1 continues to make presence known in Halton Health department records 13 new cases of virus
www.burlingtonpost.com...

Flu Case Has Springfield Parents Panicking
newstalkradiowhio.com...

Potential Pandemic Alert System?
newsblaze.com...

# Nottingham: One New Case of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed: Date: May 27, 2009 16:57 UTC Risk: Medium Multiple news sources report the ..42 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Cook County: One Fatal Case of Influenza A (H1N1) Reported; Second Fatal Case Reported in the Chicago Area: Date: May 27, 2009 16:51 ..43 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Oaxaca: 37 Additional Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed; Total Reaches 76 Confirmed Cases: Date: May 27, 2009 16:16 UTC Risk: Med..43 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Yucatán: 19 Additional Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed; Total Reaches 78 Confirmed Cases: Date: May 27, 2009 16:14 UTC Risk: Me..43 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Roma: Two Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed Among High School Students; Nationwide Case Count Rises to 25: Date: May 27, 2009 16:..43 minutes ago from twitterfeed

[edit on 5/27/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by Hx3_1963Swine flu: child turned away from Bulli Hospital ED
www.illawarramercury.com.au...
[edit on 5/27/2009 by Hx3_1963]

[edit on 5/27/2009 by Hx3_1963]


She went to the hospital for a baby's runny nose?!?

If I used that criteria, I would have LIVED at the hospital with my third child.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 04:54 PM
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Managing and Reducing Uncertainty in an Emerging Influenza Pandemic
content.nejm.org...

First Confirmed Case of H1N1 Flu in Santa Barbara County
www.ia.ucsb.edu...

H1N1 Case Decline
mywabashvalley.com...

Two hospitalized, five new cases of H1N1 in MB
www.winnipegsun.com...

13 more swine flu cases on Oahu bringing state total to 71
www.starbulletin.com...

More H1N1 Cases In Manitoba
www.cjob.com...

Russia Won't Open Meat Export Doors Soon
www.porkmag.com...

Lost Swine Flu - H1N1 Cases in the United States
northshorejournal.org...

City Council meets to get H1N1 update
abclocal.go.com

Alert for A/H1N1 Flu Continues for Region as Numbers Rise
solomontimes.com...

Wyoming confirms first swine flu case
mlive.com

Morris finds more swine flu 'clusters'
www.nj.com...

Two new swine flu cases confirmed in New Jersey
www.nj.com...

135 cases of swine flu in Spain
spanishnews.com

Warning on swine flu deaths
www.canberratimes.com.au...

Swine flu linked to 3 more deaths: WHO
www.cbc.ca...

H1N1 flu cases increase in county
www.suburbanchicagonews.com...

11 new H1N1 cases in NM
www.kob.com...

Swine flu confirmed in Monroe County
www.scrantontimes.com...

Flu scare reveals strapped local health agencies
www.finance-commerce.com...

Four NRL refs in swine flu quarantine
www.abc.net.au...

County changing policy for kids with flu-like symptoms
www.9wsyr.com...

Flu panic starting to grow: doctors
www.abc.net.au...

Conn. Nearing 150 Confirmed H1N1 Cases
70 Women, 79 Men Confirmed With Flu
www.wfsb.com...

4 more RP flu cases confirmed
newsinfo.inquirer.net...

Swine flu now labeled 'common'
www.king5.com...

Nevada flu cases increase to 92
www.lasvegassun.com...

Ontario approaching 500th H1N1 flu case
toronto.ctv.ca...

Washington swine flu tests to focus on hospitals
www.peninsuladailynews.com...

# British Columbia: Five Additional Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed : Date: May 27, 2009 19:51 UTC Risk: Low The British Columbia..6 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Ontario: 143 New Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed; Provincial Case Count Rises to 495: Date: May 27, 2009 19:33 UTC Risk: Medium..6 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Montana: State Health Officials Confirm 12 Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Statewide: Date: May 27, 2009 19:31 UTC Risk: Low Local media ..6 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Indiana: 12 New Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed by State Health Officials; 132 Cases Statewide: Date: May 27, 2009 19:17 UTC Ri..6 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Lifou: One Suspected Influenza A (H1N1) Case in Isolation : Date: May 27, 2009 19:09 UTC Risk: Medium Romandie News, an international..6 minutes ago from twitterfeed

NEWS: AMERICAS
bigmedicene.ca

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) - CDC Update -- Eleventh US Death Confirmed, May 27, 2009
enewspf.com

State Confirms 8 Cases of H1N1 in Jefferson County
www.kbmt12.com...

More swine flu in Peel
www.northpeel.com...

Number of Mexican swine flu deaths rises to 89
www.earthtimes.org...

Second case of swine flu confirmed in Manitowoc County
www.htrnews.com...

Region has most cases per capita
www.miltoncanadianchampion.com...

Swine flu cases encourage precaution
www.uab.edu...

Ministry Orders One Million Masks
khaleejtimes.com

Flu tally rises to 364 cases in 10 prefectures
search.japantimes.co.jp...

Flu Fear Triggers Surge in Demand for Masks
khaleejtimes.com

SMU student is first case of H1N1 here
MOH looking for 60 passengers who sat within 3 rows of her on flight from US
www.businesstimes.com.sg...

'Significant' rise in swine flu expected
news.smh.com.au...

[edit on 5/27/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 04:58 PM
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More news out of Melbourne, Australia... a major theme emerging today seems to be a concern about flu panic down under... also we have news of QANTAS airline flight attendants quarantined...

www.news.com.au...

UPDATE 6.57am: QANTAS has quarantined up to 20 flight attendants who have woked on flights with swine-flu affected passengers.

"Worried patients rush for treatment of swine flu...

Premier John Brumby called for calm after warnings one in eight - 600,000 Victorians - will get swine flu in the next 12 months.

Three dedicated swine flu clinics opened to ease the pressure on hospital emergency departments and nurses will be allowed to administer Tamiflu.

The Royal Children's Hospital on Wednesday opened an emergency overflow clinic to handle children bought to triage by worried parents.

Director of emergency medicine Dr Simon Young said there had been a 30 per cent increase in arrivals at emergency since the virus hit Australia last week.

He said the overflow clinic was set up to absorb non-urgent patients brought in suffering fevers, cough, colds and muscle aches.

Dr Young said 300 children were coming to emergency every day, up from 200 before swine flu, but a large number were sent straight home."

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Obviously, there are pandemic plans being implemented around the world right now... opening clinics and triage centers dedicated to A/H1N1 (and any other flu strain) in addition to taking measures to "calm" the public.

The quarantine of the flight attendants... isn't it a bit strange that little or no efforts were made to quarantine anyone in most regions of this viral outbreak but now we are seeing attempts in Australia to brake the spread with quarantines and I wonder if the flight attendants may have a more potent mutated strain of some sort? I don't know, just speculation on my part.

Eventually, it seems the authorities are going to come up against the dreaded mutation and will be compelled to institute forced quarantines. Are we beginning to see that unfold in Australia?

Are we beginning to see an overwhelming of ER and triage centers in Australia?

Are we starting to see panic control measures unfold in Australia? Govt sponsored TV public service announcements began broadcasting today.

My point... keep an eye on what happens down under... may be a preview of things to come elsewhere.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 05:05 PM
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Thank you for all the updates HX

It really does help especially the Halton updates!



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 05:15 PM
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www.bizjournals.com...

Hawaii H1N1 count up to 71

The number of cases of H1N1 Influenza A, or swine flu, in Hawaii has reached 71.

The Hawaii Department of Health on Wednesday updated its Web site to include 13 new cases on Oahu. Of the total 71 cases, 68 of those were on Oahu.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 05:28 PM
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Qantas grounds crew exposed to swine-flu

www.theage.com.au...

"precautionary measure"



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 05:33 PM
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Latest Swine Flu Georgia News
www.swineflunews.org...

Three swine flu cases at school
abclocal.go.com

Flu floods ERs as hospitals go up for sale
www.queenscourier.com...

H1N1 virus case in Angelina County confirmed
www.ktre.com...

Swine flu ship heads for Port Douglas
www.northernstar.com.au...

New swine flu cases in Manitoba push total to 11
www.cbc.ca...

Russian Swine Flu Victims Recover - Report
www.nasdaq.com...

Uruguay confirms first 2 cases of A/H1N1 flu
news.xinhuanet.com...

Eight new A/H1N1 flu cases confirmed in Europe
news.xinhuanet.com...

School re-opens after swine flu outbreak
www.abc.net.au...

Dominican Republic: Santiago: 1 confirmed case. Source: Diario Libre [Spanish (original)], [English (google translation)] Date: 27 May ..2 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Rhode Island: 13th Case of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed : Date: May 27, 2009 20:18 UTC Risk: Low WPRI.com, a local media source, repo..36 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Uruguay: First Two Influenza A (H1N1) Cases Confirmed: Date: May 27, 2009 20:15 UTC Risk: Medium Multiple international news sources ..36 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Saskatchewan: 13 Additional Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed : Date: May 27, 2009 20:03 UTC Risk: Low The Government of Saskatch..36 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Washington: Two Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed on Whidbey Island; 574 Cases Confirmed Statewide: Date: May 27, 2009 19:58 UTC ..36 minutes ago from twitterfeed

Reno County has first case of H1N1 flu
www.kansas.com...

Qantas grounds crew exposed to swine-flu
www.theage.com.au...

H1N1 Case Confirmed In Broome County
www.wbng.com...

Crosstex increases manufacturing, civic efforts in response to H1N1 virus
www.dentalofficemag.com...

Greece confirms third A/H1N1 flu case
news.xinhuanet.com...

Israel detects 11th A/H1N1 flu case
news.xinhuanet.com...

Australia Confirms 67 Swine Flu Cases; Total Cases to Rise
www.bloomberg.com...

Deaths linked to H1N1 flu hit 101 worldwide
www.ctv.ca...

Sports events will go ahead, with caution
www.todayonline.com...

First Confirmed Case of H1N1 Influenza in Linn County
www.kcrg.com...

Two More New Yorkers With Swine Flu Die
www.gainesville.com...

Potential Pandemic Alert System?
sev.prnewswire.com...

Swine flu focus shifts
State officials are shifting their monitoring to the most serious cases.
www.union-bulletin.com...

Canada's Confirmed A/H1N1 Flu Cases Rise to 1,118
english.cri.cn...

Swine flu verified in county; ID protected
www.gulfbreezenews.com...

[edit on 5/27/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 06:12 PM
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Thanks for the posting--I am forced to use a fossilized circa 2000 laptop since our normal computer crashed--and can't spend time searching like I'm used to...As a matter of fact, thank you all for your updates!

Interesting to note that CDC leaves out Alaska & Wyoming on their listing of states/cases--while showing local activity in both states on the CDC map and this has been happening for some time.

Could be the states' isolated geographic locations...

Could just be more evidence that they are really stopping case counts in some locales--



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 06:15 PM
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WHO reconsiders having declared swine flu a pandemic As swine flu cases near 13,000, the World Health Organisation is asking if it declared the outbreak a pandemic too soon.
www.expatica.com...

Official swine flu figures are just 'tip of the iceberg', warn health experts
Pregnant women and young people most at risk as recorded cases rise to 185
www.independent.co.uk... 1823.html

Causeway traffic slows down after swine flu confirmation
www.arabnews.com...

Eight New Swine Flu Cases In State
www.courant.com...

Fears for wife and three children of 'critical' swine flu patient
news.scotsman.com...

Swine flu emerges in Montclair and Verona
www.nj.com...

Swine flu cases in Washoe County jump to 58
www.tahoebonanza.com...

pontahouse: mexico has been atack by zombies, the reason the swine flu JAJA thats not true mexico is fine come to visit 3 minutes ago from web

Four More Cases of H1N1 in Kansas
www.wibw.com...

Seed strains for swine flu vaccine sent out to pharmaceutical companies
www.google.com...

Swine flu confirmed at East Stroudsburg Elementary
poconorecord.com

Australia locks down cruise ships as swine flu toll mounts
news.my.msn.com...

Another City School Closes Amid H1N1 Concerns
www.ny1.com...

Cruise family trapped as swine flu cases double in 24 hours
www.news.com.au...

Pacific Dawn crew flu results due soon
news.brisbanetimes.com.au...

[edit on 5/27/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 06:24 PM
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Global H1N1 Flu Deaths Pass 100


A second person in Illinois has died from complications of swine flu, pushing the world's death toll past 100.
Illinois officials said the latest victim was a woman from northwest suburban Cook County who had other medical problems that might have made her illness more severe. They did not give her age, and said no other information would be released.
The death reported Wednesday was the 15th in the U.S. and the 101st worldwide linked to the virus that has sickened more than 12,000 people. The deaths of two more New Yorkers were linked Tuesday to swine flu.
Elsewhere, 83 deaths in Mexico, two in Canada and one in Costa Rica have now been linked to swine flu.
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They put the number of US deaths from swine flu at 15 I thought it was 14.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 06:38 PM
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First swine flu case in Carson adult confirmed
www.nevadaappeal.com...

Volunteers quarantined at mangrove research station
thestar.com.my

Critically ill Glasgow man confirmed as swine flu case
www.theherald.co.uk...

NSW Health to pay $300 a night for 'trapped' family
www.news.com.au...

Swine flu has likely spread to Staten Island, health officials say
www.silive.com...

New York State: Total of 521 Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed Statewide : Date: May 27, 2009 21:07 UTC Risk: Medium According to..15 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# USA: New Jersey: Passaic County: 1 confirmed case. Source: New Jersey Dept. of Health Date: 27 May 2009, 18:40 GMT5 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# USA: Texas: Angelina County: 1 confirmed case. Source: Texas Dept. of State Health Date: 27 May 20095 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# USA: Pennsylvania: Lebanon County: 2 confirmed cases. Source: Pennsylvania Dept. of Health Date: 27 May 2009, 19:00 GMT5 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# USA: Hawaii: Hawaii Island: 2 confirmed cases. Source: Hawai'i State Dept. of Health Date: 27 May 2009, 21:00 GMT5 minutes ago from twitterfeed

NEWS: Canada
bigmedicine.com

Hmmm...
National Swine Flu Cases Down, Local Ones Up
www.kristv.com...

DOH reports 4 new confirmed cases of H1N1
balita.com

Japan says two children from Philippines have swine flu
balita.com

Manty school has second case of H1N1
www.fox11online.com...

Chile to Curb Antiviral Use for Swine Flu, Erazo Says (Update1)
www.bloomberg.com...

H1N1 Swine flu local cases
abclocal.go.com

More swine flu cases confirmed in Texas City
www.galvnews.com...

[edit on 5/27/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 06:47 PM
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Don't want to state the over-obvious, but since when do governments, and specifically, public school systems, produce literature to be sent home with the children during your run-o-the-mill, "mild", seasonal flu season???

A friend shared with me a flyer that was sent home via her son. (I know that such practices have been going on for many weeks but 1st view of one of these notices for me). It was on bright red paper and stated:

"******HEALTH ALERT*******
Dear Parent,

We have been notified that several of our students have been exposed to and have come down with influenza...county health officials strongly recommend that any students with flu-like symptoms be kept home until they have been symptom/fever-free for 24 hours...blah, blah, blah"

No mention of type of influenza...

I'm not arguing that govts/school systems shouldn't keep children out of school.

What I am arguing is that if this H1N1 is just so "mild," then why aren't these health alerts sent out with every case of the run-o-the-mill flu? I don't think it's just because parents would be constantly bombarded...

IMO, especially to all you nay-sayers about why this *virus* deserves attention, this is U.S. pandemic outreach at the community level.

They know that it isn't just mild, and should be telling more of the truth at the top level...



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