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

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posted on May, 28 2009 @ 08:59 AM
South Cotabato provincial hospital receives Tamiflu

WHO mulls pandemic threshold

Emergency management group takes shape in Watertown

Generex Scientist to Participate in Panel Discussion At Swine Influenza Symposium

Bacteria, not flu, fatal in past pandemics

Gathering Of Swine Flu Experts At New York Academy Of Sciences May 28

More swine flu cases reported in the Philippines

Swine flu scare catches health officials off-guard

Patients exposed to H1N1 at UNC clinic

Swine Flu Infects 38 People on Carnival’s Luxury Pacific Cruise

Pandemic news special includes work by IU's GLEaM team

Philippines: DOH-ARMM intensifies preventive measures against A/H1N1

Genome Institute of Singapore and Roche NimbleGen develop rapid approach to identify H1N1 virus mutations and resistance to drugs

H1N1 CRISIS: Malaysians in contact with Singaporean victim quarantined

Swine flu still expected to arrive in Finland in the autumn
Finland’s third case confirmed in Greater Helsinki area

3 More Flu Cases Confirmed

Almost one-third of Czechs fear new flu

Russia says two A/H1N1 flu cases recover

Swine flu case of adult reported

More cases of swine flu expected at Birmingham school

Swine Flu Details Sparse In Montclair Case

Flu fears close another NYC school

Hudson child is county's first case of H1N1

First swine flu case reported in Durham

Schools urged to ban all students with flu

Latest Swine Flu Colombia News

# Puerto Montt: One Influenza A (H1N1) Case Reported; Cumulative Total Reaches 169 Confirmed Cases Nationwide: Date: May 28, 2009 13:08..6 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Bratislava: Country's First Confirmed Influenza A (H1N1) Case Reported: Date: May 28, 2009 12:20 UTC Risk: Low Multiple national news..6 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Prague: One Person Admitted to Motol Hospital for Suspected Influenza A (H1N1): Date: May 28, 2009 00:42 UTC Risk: Medium, a na..6 minutes ago from twitterfeed

[edit on 5/28/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 09:13 AM
Interesting how the conditions are for these people in Korea Quarantine;

Quarantine in Korea


The detainees have no access to outgoing phone lines, although internal phones are in each room. The internet has been off from their rooms and the only online access is from communal areas, meaning that those without cell phones would have to use communal areas to communicate with their families. People quarantined say authorities have not allowed them the chance to contact their families or embassies in any other way.

And it goes on from there.

But others say communication has been an issue. Some people were told that they would be going for tests, only to be taken to quarantine with nothing but the clothes on their back. No tests were done.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 09:32 AM
Lost Swine Flu - H1N1 Cases in the United States

Great site with interesting information.

The CDC has posted the same number of cases for California since May 18.

CDC lost numbers or changing them

Agencies Hide Swine Flu Cases
CDC expert says flu outbreak is dying down — for nowNorth Shore

The nation’s epidemic of new H1N1 flu may have peaked except in New York, New Jersey and New England, a leading federal health expert said Tuesday.

“In the country as a whole, influenza is starting to decrease,” says Ann Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Seasonal flu is on the decline. Novel H1N1, swine flu, is not. In a classic example of bureaucratic obfuscation, the CDC is now announcing case numbers only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The count on Monday, May 25, was only 212 more than Friday, May 22. Of course, almost none of the state health departments counted over the weekend. The CDC continues to post out of date numbers for California and Wisconsin, two states where case numbers are climbing. They have reported the same number of cases for California since May 18, and made the same error on the Wisconsin count since May 19.

Texas has 1,359 cases while the CDC shows them with 900. The CDC has “lost” 459 cases. Texas will update its total on May 27.

Wisconsin updates its case count every day, Monday through Friday. The CDC has had them with 766 cases since May 19, Today’s case count from the state website is 1,370. That is 604 “lost” cases.

Want more “lost” cases?

California has 672 cases. The CDC has shown 553 cases for the state since May 18. That is 119 cases “lost”. California will not update its state count until May 28.

Massachusetts reports 350 cases today. The CDC shows 238. 112 cases “lost”.

The State of Washington has 517 cases of swine flu according to the CDC. Washington’s weekly report shows 575. That report was posted last Friday. 58 cases “lost”.

By reviewing all the state sites, and using theri numbers where available, we find an additional 1,837 unreported swine flu / novel H1N1 cases through today. That is 27% more than the CDC numbers. There are seven states that have reported numbers 5% or greater than the CDC and three of those are greater than 10% different. There are 581 uncounted cases in the Mexican border states and 715 uncounted cases in the Mid West.

Many state sites report only Monday through Friday. Some sites report weekly. A few, such as Florida, no longer post case numbers to their website.

The outbreak of swine flu / novel H1N1 continues to grow. Publicly available data suggests that the only change has been by reporting agencies; i.e. reducing or ceasing reporting the cases. You cannot believe statements by public health officials that are not backed up by the data.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 09:34 AM
Two swine flu cases in Laramie County

New H1N1 flu cases confirmed

Churchville Student Positive for Swine Flu

2 flu cases found in Birmingham school

Watchung Student Identified As Montclair Swine Flu Case

16 people tested for swine flu in town

brmbnews: Further 14 cases of Swine Flu Diagnosed in Birmingham, more to follow less than a minute ago from web

hegezip: BULLETIN -- 103 BELIEVED DEAD IN MEXICO BY SWINE FLU, NUMBER OF CASES CLIMBS less than 10 seconds ago from web

N.Va. Swine Flu Tally Reaches 6; 2 More Arrests in 'Woodchuck' Cases

Woman and child hospitalised with symptoms of Influenza A(H1N1)


Swine flu cases in Australia soar to 147

Factory farms

Ferndale man quarantined in China

Thailand: H1N1 investigated in pigs


US-RP VFA may be vehicle for dreaded A (H1N1) virus — Gabriela solon

Tigers to be masked men in face of swine flu

Sleuthing swine flu mystery

Some concerns on Korea's quarantine

Quarantined in Korea

National Safety Council Uses Send Word Now(TM) to Send Messages via Emergency Alert Network (EAN) During H1N1 Flu Outbreak

Northwest China province on avian flu alarm

[edit on 5/28/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 09:37 AM
Have some info on this thread here too..

A health expert says 10 to 20 per cent of the Australian population could catch swine flu before a vaccine is available.

There are now more than 60 confirmed swine flu cases across the country and Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon has warned Australians to brace themselves for more.

But the Federal Government is urging people not to panic about the rapidly increasing number of confirmed cases.

Six schools have been closed to limit the spread of the virus; four in Victoria and two in South Australia.

Professor Raina MacIntyre of the University of New South Wales says it could be a matter of weeks before Australia is dealing with an epidemic.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 09:55 AM
Canopus BioPharma studies use of statins for treating flu

Carnival hits a Swine Flu iceberg

Two students are first with swine flu in Monroe County

Health departments thoughts after H1N1 virus hype

China: Fujian Province: Fuzhou City: 1 confirmed case.Source: Xinhuanet.comDate: 28 May 20091 minute ago from twitterfeed

School swine flu cases rise to 64

Swine flu total in UK passes 200

Maine Officials Worried About H1N1 Spread
10 Probable Cases In Maine

Two confirmed H1N1 cases in Uruguay

# Kansas: State Health Officials Confirm 79 Cases of Influenza A (H1N1): Date: May 28, 2009 14:12 UTC Risk: Medium Regional media sourc..6 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Pima County: State Health Officials Confirm State’s Fourth Fatal Case of Influenza A (H1N1) : Date: May 28, 2009 13:56 UTC Risk: Low ..6 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Santa Cruz: First Two Influenza A (H1N1) Cases in Bolivia Reported: Date: May 28, 2009 13:51 UTC Risk: Low The Paraguayan news source..6 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Bratislava: Country's First Confirmed Influenza A (H1N1) Case Reported: Date: May 28, 2009 13:41 UTC Risk: Medium Multiple national n..6 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Peru: Four New Influenza A (H1N1) Cases Reported; Cumulative Total Reaches 31 Confirmed Cases Nationwide: Date: May 28, 2009 13:41 UT..6 minutes ago from twitterfeed

8 more swin flu cases push statewide total past 90

UK scientists hail swine flu vaccine breakthrough

6 New H1N1 Cases Reported In Indiana

[edit on 5/28/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 10:24 AM
Another Swine Flu case confirmed in WNY

60 cases of H1N1 flu virus in Halton

P&O Cruise Cut Short Due to Swine Flu

Five new 'probable' cases of swine flu

I.V. Resident Becomes First SB H1N1 Case

3 swine flu cases confirmed in Dist. 63

One more flu patient confirmed in Baguio City

Health officials prepare for the worst of swine flu:

Confirmed case of Swine Flu in Otsego County

Health Minister confirmed 18 H1N1 new cases
Another school shuts on possible swine flu case

Rapid approach to identify influenza A virus mutations and drug resistance developed

Romanian lab to confirm eventual swine-flu cases in Croatia

Influenza A: Investigating the origin of the disease

Swine flu cases rise to 203 in UK

H1N1 still filling local hospital ER

This pathogen has potential to be deadly

CANBERRA has announced plans to immunise almost half the population against swine flu, after the number of confirmed cases of the virus last night reached 147.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 10:31 AM
It goes on an on. Thank you for paying such close attention and finding these sources for us. Your work is important and appreciated.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 10:44 AM
From Peter Osborn site today

Wave analysis of H1N1

All the graphs are at /cgoc47and my spreadsheet with data and analysis is available for download

The core of the story, though is that the rate of growth of new cases outside the main infection areas is romping away

Japan is still accelerating but the rate is slowing up there - it's currently almost 15% daily

Australia is just getting started, so daily cases are huge rises relative to the total infections there so far

Infections elsewhere are more stable, although Mexico and USA are still accelerating.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 11:00 AM
County resident dies as result of complications related to swine flu


Oregon Public Health reports 120 cases of H1N1 swine flu

H1N1 Flu Hits Permian Basin

Health commissioner urges continued caution with flu

Cuba to Host Influenza A (H1N1) Conference

3 more H1N1 cases in S'pore

Second ‘swine’ flu case confirmed in East London

Agony, ecstacy
A world war ends, another begins: 1918 Spanish flu

UNC officials monitoring H1N1 case, possible exposures

[edit on 5/28/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 11:39 AM
A/H1N1 shuts Eton... hybrid created... gene sequences combined... Baxter, Glaxo will produce vaccine...

"Now the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, based in Hertfordshire, has succeeded in creating a hybrid virus which can be used in vaccines.

The hybrid is a cross between the H1N1 swine flu virus and a harmless strain of the virus grown in the lab.

Researchers took gene sequences from the swine flu strain which are recognised by the body's immune system, and combined them with sequences from laboratory strains.

The hybrid is recognised by the body as being swine flu - but is also safe enough to be grown in large quantities by drugs manufacturers. The strain has now been made available to manufacturers GlaxoSmithKilne and Baxter, who will start producing vaccine with it if the World Health Organisation raises the pandemic alert level to six."


Current Themes in the News...

* virus spread accelerating... worldwide pandemic well underway

* scientists scrambling to get a vaccine in production

* emergency rooms now overwhelmed in Queens NYC and in Australia

* talk of quarantines on the rise

* statistics are woefully wrong... cases vastly underreported

* death toll rising exponentially

* possible "sudden death" variant out there... case in Ontario, Canada

* more talk today in news reports that Wave 3 expected to be deadly new mutation

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 11:53 AM
Is Wisconsin the source of H1N1 swine flu?

"H1N1, with genetic material from a human flu first found in New Caledonia in 1999, an unknown bird flu, plus two types of swine flu that have been circulating in Wisconsin and Asia the past several years.

Then that flu went "underground" for a time, only to reappear in Mexico this April with a vengeance.

There are 144 different possible combinations of the HN influenza across the spectrum of swine, humans and avians," says Gilson. "And in each combination, there are multiple strains as well. It's this particular [current] strain that's novel and hasn't been found in pigs in the U.S." The transmission is occurring from person to person, not person to pig or vice versa.

H1N1 also has an avian flu component. As Schlenker explains, "The assumption is that these genetic components combined in some way, at some point, and then went through some further transformation, so they could be transmissible among human beings."

When a flu virus jumps from pigs to people, says Schlenker, it will usually mutate somewhat in its new host. The infected person may then start spreading this mutated form to other people."

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 12:11 PM
Case numbers are no longer 'helpful' or accurate?...

" counting isn’t necessarily helpful anymore, and the numbers are not necessarily accurate"

They're beginning to admit no one knows exactly and it's getting harder to guess how many people have this virus. At what point do they just stop reporting numbers?

Antmar's official stats are highly valued for what they can tell us, but we may need to multiply them at some factors (the multiplication factor would probably vary depending on the integrity of reporting in any particular state, country, or region) and hope WHO and CDC don't stop the official tallies. If anything they should be trying to catch up with the actual figures and increase testing or at least increase the sample sizes.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 12:17 PM
Those of you who havent i suggest you take a look at my thread and participate

I just updated it and would love to hear coments.


posted on May, 28 2009 @ 12:17 PM
Health officials: Illinois man dies from swine flu

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A 42-year-old Illinois man has died from complications of swine flu. Officials with the Kane County Health Department say the man died Thursday. Health officials say the victim had other medical problems. They say no further information will be released because of privacy concerns. The man is the third person to die in the state from the swine flu. The virus has sickened more than 13,000 people in 48 countries and been linked to more than a 100 deaths worldwide, with the majority of the fatalities in Mexico.

I guess they have another death in Illinois.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 12:19 PM
Third Illinois victim:

Kane County Health Department officials reported the death of a 42-year-old man from complications related to swine flu Thursday morning. It was the third recorded death related to the virus in Illinois in less than a week. The department would not provide any other identification about the man other than his status as a Kane County resident and the fact that he had underlying chronic medical conditions in addition to the swine flu virus.

Daily Herald

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 12:20 PM
H1N1 still filling local hospital ER

CHICAGO (WBBM) - Though the swine flu virus appears to be milder than health officials originally feared, the emergency room at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital is still being flooded with families concerned about the new H1N1 flu strain.
"Last year at this time, about 160 kids a day were seen in the ER at Children's. Last week, the average was 261, the hospital said. Capacity is about 170," said hospital spokeswoman Julie Pesch.
The peak day was April 28, when 392 children were seen in the ER.
"Our ER department has just been slammed. We've had to add staff, supplies and make up for Medicaid losses," added Pesch.
The hospital has experienced a financial strain to the tune of nearly $400,000 in just a two week period.
State health officials urge people with mild flu-like symptoms to stay home and treat the virus the way they would a typical flu, or make an appointment with their primary care doctor -- rather than going to the emergency room.

Seems like the er there resembles the hospitals in Mexico City in April.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 12:22 PM
Sorry if already posted (monster thread).Edit.. Sorry just noticed it was mentioned a couple above.

Check this out They have closed Eton school
for one week because of a case of swine flu.

Eton shuts as boy gets swine flu
Eton College
Eton College had been due to re-open on Sunday after half-term

Public school Eton will close for a week after a pupil tested positive for swine flu, a school spokesman has said.

The Berkshire boys school, which was attended by Princes William and Harry, was informed on Wednesday that a 13-year-old boy had tested positive.

Health authorities advised the school to shut until 7 June.

It comes after health officials announced a further 17 people in the UK were diagnosed with the virus, taking the total number of cases to 203.

Fourteen of the new cases - 13 children and one adult - are part of an outbreak now totalling 64 cases linked to Welford Primary School in Birmingham.

Welford is carrying out a "deep clean" while closed for half-term.

Exam season

Two adults in London and a child in east England make up the other new cases of the H1N1 virus, reports the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

The London cases involve one returning traveller and one linked to a previously confirmed case.

Eton College, near Windsor, is currently closed for half-term and had been due to re-open on Sunday 31 May, but will now remain closed for another week.

A school spokesman said the boy had a mild illness and was recovering at home.

It's a balance between minimising the risk of a spread on the one hand - which is the national interest - with this all-important time for boys
Andrew Wynn, Eton bursar

The school's bursar, Andrew Wynn, told the BBC News website the decision to keep the school closed had, in effect, been taken by the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

"The school is hardly likely to ignore the strong advice of the HPA. We have had long discussions all day with them," he said.

"Clearly they are wanting to stop the spread of it."

Boys taking public examinations are being allowed to return to do so under controlled conditions.

"One of the things we have agreed is that boys be allowed back to take their exams," said Mr Wynn.

"So it's a balance between minimising the risk of a spread on the one hand - which is the national interest - with this all-important time for boys."

He said it was too soon to have had any reaction from parents.

Worldwide there have been 95 deaths reported from swine flu and an estimated 13,450 cases.

Eton College was founded by King Henry VI nearly 570 years ago. It has 18 British prime ministers, including the Duke of Wellington, Horace Walpole and Harold MacMillan, among its former pupils.

[edit on 28-5-2009 by tarifa37]

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 12:26 PM
New Jersey's Corzine readies the public for pandemic (possible inside knowledge WHO is on brink of Phase 6?)...

"State officials prepare for possible influenza pandemic...

from the program...

"Taking steps to stockpile your supplies
now will help you:
• Provide food, water and medicine in a time of crisis
• Reduce your exposure to people who may be sick during a pandemic so you don’t bring the flu back into your home
• Avoid price increases when shortages occur
• Avoid the disorder and confusion that may happen during a pandemic
Read the Food and Water in an Emergency resource at the end of this module. Pages 2 to 4 contain valuable information about shelf-life of foods for storage. Keep it in your Pan Flu Resources folder."


Stocking the pantry these days is not a bad idea.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 12:54 PM
reply to post by Absum!

Your body doesn't necessarily have a stronger immune response when pregnant.

When I am pregnant, my immune system is ....not the same. It isn't better. My husband's genes seem to be very good at trying to get as much out of me as they can. This means that my body has to do some sort of gymnastics to stay pregnant, because the placenta triggers my immune system and some other system then dappens my immune system to keep me from miscarrying and making me have super duper healthy babies.

This is what pre-eclampsia and HELP are in some women.

Just pointing out that there is way more going on than just a strong immune system in women. The entire process of pregnancy requires immune gymnastics in the healthiest of women. If you have other factors like the placental oddities that trigger some pregnancy conditions, you have a whole set of issues I doubt anyone has looked at seriously.

If women are miscarrying due to this virus, I'd look first at the trophoblast immune connection.

[edit on 2009/5/28 by Aeons]

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