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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 @ 08:22 PM
WHO: 4.9 billion H1N1 vaccinations could be produced in a year

Best case scenario on H1N1 containment predicts pharmaceutical companies produce 4.9 billion vaccines - but there are concerns that the swine flu bug could trade data with drug-resistant strains to create a dangerous new animal.

my guess is hex already posted this story but ill add it just in case it hasnt been linked.

if these many vaccines are to be produced , id guess it will be a forced vaccination globally.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 08:59 PM
Three more flu cases confirmed in Vic

Brazil confirms four new cases of A/H1N1 flu

21 Cases of H1N1 Flu Virus in Ottawa

CECC confirms Taiwan's 10th swine flu case


Seven swine flu clinics open in Melbourne


Two confirmed cases of swine flu in Lebanon County

Assuming "h1n1" is a disease

Scientists identify new lethal virus in Africa

Swine flu outbreak 'highlights need for disaster plan'

Louisiana Health First Headlines

Viruses, Vaccines, and Evolution of Influenza

Colombia confirms new case of A/H1N1 flu

Chile reports 199 cases of A/H1N1 flu

Probable case of swine flu in Wood County

Nevada flu cases increase by five

Scientists to collaborate on herbal remedies for swine flu

Tufts confirms swine flu in recent graduates

ashleypratt: @TezG We have had an outbreak of Swine Flu, we sent a letter home informing the parents yesterday and now there are only 40 kids here. half a minute ago from Nambu

Human swine influenza - last updated 29 May 2009

One case of swine flu confirmed in Highlands County

Swine Flu: 70 new cases are confirmed in Argentina

NY Lab Incubates Future Of H1N1 Vaccine

[edit on 5/28/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 09:06 PM
New killer virus found in Africa

ATLANTA - Scientists have identified a lethal new virus in Africa that causes bleeding like the dreaded Ebola virus.

The so-called "Lujo" virus infected five people in Zambia and South Africa last fall. Four of them died, but a fifth survived, perhaps helped by a medicine recommended by the scientists.

It's not clear how the first person became infected, but the bug comes from a family of viruses found in rodents, said Dr. Ian Lipkin, a Columbia University epidemiologist involved in the discovery.

Just when you think swine flu is the scariest thing out there they bring you Lujo the other ebola virus.

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 10:21 PM
Reported by ECDC this evening:

Main events in the last 24 hours

    Thirty-four new confirmed cases in EU and EFTA countries

    First confirmed case reported from Slovakia in a traveller returning from USA via Canada

    First in-country transmission reported from Romania (1)

    First cases reported from the Dominican Republic (2) and Uruguay (2)

    Case count in Australia more than doubled

    Four more deaths reported from Mexico and one more death from the

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 10:22 PM
'No crayon' policy in EV schools to avoid H1N1

Kutztown University Summer Student Infected with H1N1

Bahraini flu patient’s co-passengers test negative for H1N1 virus

Raleigh probing possible swine flu case
DHHR checking other reports in Cabell, Monongalia and Wood

Update 53 - Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu

Swine flu tally reaches 167

Bolivian confirms first cases of A/H1N1

Honduras confirms second A/H1N1 flu case

Peru registers 35 A/H1N1 flu cases

4 New Swine Flu Cases Confirmed

Probable swine flu case reported in York county

Swine flu could see ban on public events

Latest Swine Flu Netherlands News

Maryland Students Remain Quarantined in China for Swine Flu

The Summer of Swine Flu Propaganda?

Officials: More LI swine flu cases, most are mild

Update. Influenza A (H1N1) Regional Report (28 May 2009)

Chinese mainland reports 15th A/H1N1 flu cases, two new suspected cases

Hotels deny evicting swine flu guests

Patient may have caught flu in China

Uruguayans take measures to control A/H1N1 flu

hw50.8p;Flu keeps 220 students, 33 teachers home

Panama reports 107 A/H1N1 flu cases

Eastman faculty quarantined in China over swine flu

A New Way of Treating the Flu

Flu scare affects teachers
Officials restrict three Northridge MS teachers from school; one is ill, other two are pregnant.

Four probable cases of swine flu in West Virginia, CDC says

[edit on 5/28/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 11:28 PM

If this virus picked up two new bird flu gene segments in a couple of months just before it hit the human population -

Do you think that the concern about H5N1 meeting with this flu could be that this swine flu picks up a couple of new H5N1 genes.....does that mean that this flu becomes more dangerous necessarily? I mean, how do you know it picks up what makes it dangerous?

Or is it that there is concern that H5N1 will pick up genes from this swine flu? How good at mutating is H5N1?

posted on May, 28 2009 @ 11:43 PM
Health commish on next swine flu outbreak: YGIAGAM

Flu Followed by Bacterial Infection Can Be Deadly

56 swine flu cases confirmed
State health dept. identifies H1N1 in 11 counties througout N.J.

Christian hospitals in Taiwan gear up for H1N1 virus

Indian sailor quarantined for suspected A(H1N1) infections

Algae Protein Could Stop Deadly SARS Infection

Fiji continues to stock up on H1N1 anti-virals

What should I do if I think I have swine flu?

NSW has 48 swine flu cases

[edit on 5/28/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 02:01 AM
Swine flu: First person to person transmission in China.

A 24-year-old woman in the southern city of Guangzhou tested positive for the virus after developing a fever a day earlier, the Health Ministry said on its website. It is believed she caught the disease from a man who visited the photo studio where she works on Monday and Tuesday.

The man — a 28-year-old Chinese-American who was having wedding photos taken with his fiancee — arrived in the capital of China's Guangdong province on Sunday from New York, where he works at a hospital. He tested positive for the flu on Wednesday.

The case raises the risk of a wider spread of the virus throughout China, a country where basic medical care is weak.

But Zeng Guang, a top epidemiology expert with the Chinese Center of Disease Control and Prevention, said that the public should not be worried about domestic transmission of the virus.

He urged people, however, to avoid crowds and people who have high temperatures as well as to frequently wash their hands, according to a statement on the Health Ministry site.

"We're certainly concerned. But it was just a matter of time considering what has happened in other countries," said Vivian Tan, spokeswoman for the World Health Organisation's China office. "We still feel they need to keep up surveillance, and these cases show that surveillance works because they are picking up close contacts of early cases."

Also it has not gone away in Mexico.Back to Google News
Mexico reports 6 more swine flu deaths; toll at 95

7 hours ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is reporting six more deaths from swine flu, bringing the country's toll to 95.

The Health Department says that 4,974 people have been sickened nationwide. That number includes the 95 deaths.

Health officials say 34 percent of those who died were obese and diabetic.

Mexico says its epidemic has largely subsided, but the confirmed toll has been rising as scientists test a backlog of samples from patients.

The department announced the new toll in a statement Thursday.

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 03:07 AM
I live near Vancouver, British Columbia, where the winter olympics are scheduled for early in 2010.

I wonder if they will be held, and if they are held, will there be anybody on site other than the athletes, and maybe some very stupid people?

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 08:17 AM
It's now being called the "invisible pandemic"...

"New swine flu cases point to invisible pandemic

The Greek cases are "community acquired" – one of the requirements for declaring H1N1 swine flu an official pandemic, which the WHO has not done."


True worldwide case numbers are anyone's guess... there are no reliable stats. Apparently, numbers of cases doesn't matter when almost everyone has been exposed and very large numbers of people are infected. WHO and CDC seem to have taken the approach early on that this virus was well beyond any containment measures being effective, so they have simply let it run rampant.

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 09:18 AM

China reports first domestic case of A/H1N1 flu, further control steps planned
H1N1 is all over the world.
Domestic infecion have already occured in japan, Europe, Australia, South America and now in China. Only an idiot wouldn't notice what is happening is certainly a pandemic.
Why the hell those WHO morons have not declared Phase 6 yet?

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 09:36 AM
Good Morning,

New updated information from the CDC & HHS:

This page in particular I found worthy of a peruse...check out all of the tabs along the top, particularly the Federal Initiatives Tab

HHS 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Development Activities

2009-H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Development Next Steps: Questions and Answers
Questions & Answers

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You* Hummm they are still saying the same scenario...
May 27, 2009 12:45 PM ET

H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 10:04 AM
Swine Flu Vaccine Possible by October

Washington Post May 29, 2009

A U.S. health official said a swine flu vaccine could be available as early as October, but only if production and testing run smoothly this summer.

US considering emergency use of booster in H1N1 vaccine?


The United States could authorize emergency use of some currently unapproved immune system boosters called adjuvants to make a swine flu vaccine more effective, an official at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

A big challenge facing manufacturers of a vaccine for the new swine flu story" href="">H1N1 flu will be making sufficient quantities of vaccine from a limited supply of active ingredient, or antigen.

One option to extend supply is to use an adjuventto increase the body's immune response and reduce the amount of antigen needed in each shot. Several companies are working on this approach, including GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) and Switzerland's Novartis AG (NOVN.VX).

Michael Shaw, associate director of the CDC's Laboratory Science Influenza Division, told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference on swine flu in New York that a vaccine could be "stretched" to make more doses by using an adjuvant.

With that being put into the MSM media, I would say we are on the path to trouble!

While there is still no absolute proof that faulty adjuvents were the cause of vaccines gone bad in the 1976 Mass Flu Vaccination Debaclecampaign put on by our goverment, they are still the smoking gun! The only other cause could have been a destructive virus itself.

Either way, that innocent little "flu shot" is never going in my arm.

[edit on 29-5-2009 by burntheships]

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 10:08 AM
Good Day we go...again...

Swine flu cases in Greenville, state up

Strides versus bird flu

Swine Flu Confirmed in Stevens Point

Another swine flu case reported

H1N1 flu virus not an extremely serious condition, most doctors say

Preschool closed by flu

Govt sets up 'warning system' vs A(H1N1) for school opening

US Takes Stock Of H1N1 Situation

Romanian specialist Streinu Cercel: A(H1N1) virus is resistent to heath

H1N1 (swine flu) cases on rise in county

Swine flu case confirmed in Sharon Middle School

Only One H1N1 Case in Crawford County

Yeshivat Noam closes, concerned about flu

Let swine flu run its course: expert

Australian swine flu cases rise to 209

Swine flu confirmed in Portage Co.

Namibia: First Suspected Flu Case Reported

Pennichuck student diagnosed with H1N1 flu

Plea to parents after swine flu

MRSA and H1N1 "swine" flu - still not a lot of evidence

Third swine flue case confirmed in Manitowoc County

2 New Cases of “Swine Flu” in Beaumont

Swine flu still status quo for health until

Norwalk-like virus hits Arden school

2 new swine flu cases linked to Ohio middle school

First case of swine flu in mackay

Swine Flu, H1N1 Virus Outbreak Case Incident Report

New suspected case of swine flu in Cyprus

Further swine flu cases confirmed: Now 215

No cause for alarm, says WHO

H1N1 Cases Increase in Minnesota and Iowa

Third Muskegon County resident found to have H1N1 flu

Warren County Health Department responds to two Greenwich Township swine flu cases

Taiwan reports 11th A/H1N1 influenza cases

BioMedReports: Plot Thickens For Hemispherx Biopharma (AMEX:HEB)

Hotels spurn swine flu isolation plan

Flu-infected Infant Is Child of First Novel Flu Case in Slovakia

Global swine flu death toll mounts

Public concern waning on swine flu

More children may have swine flu

Doctors urge authorities to go to the next stage

Fourth Greece case of swine flu

Camarines Norte braces for A/H1N1 threats

First case of swine flu in Wales

Can't get more obvious than this...
Nunavut records first case of swine flu in person with pre-existing health condition

World Health Assembly meets amid concerns about flu pandemic

Swine Flu may 29 update: Cruise ship in quarantine near Australia’s coast

Eight new swine flu cases reported in Indiana

New swine flu cases point to invisible pandemic

[edit on 5/29/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 10:14 AM
reply to post by Hx3_1963

Hx3_1963, did you see the article I just posted on the adjuvants? What are "they" thinking? Crazy stuff, to use adjuvants that are not even approved. Stuff that horror stories are made from!

One reason the emergence of H1N1, also called swine flu, has caused so much concern -- and near hysteria in some cases -- is the memory of the painful and often fatal outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) back in 2003. Over several months, this devastating viral respiratory illness, caused by a coronavirus, spread to more than two dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Before the disease was contained, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 8,098 people had become sick from SARS and 774 died. Although public health measures finally controlled that global outbreak, there has been no effective way to prevent or treat the breath-robbing malady should a SARS pandemic erupt -- until now. A new study shows a protein from red algae may have the ability to successfully treat SARS infections.

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 10:28 AM
Here is an interesting snip. Read how far away you might be on the airplane and exposed or in the "contact area".

PEOPLE who may have been in close proximity to a six-year-old Bundaberg child who is the city's first confirmed case of swine flu should have been contacted by authorities by now, the health department said last night.

A Queensland Health spokesman could not confirm whether the infectious boy and his family had travelled up from Sydney via plane or other means.

He said the “contact” area would have extended two rows back and two rows forward in a plane. Anyone who had the symptoms of the virus should present themselves at a hospital.

The boy, who is in isolation at his Bundaberg home, had been on holiday with his family on the Pacific Dawn cruise ship, on which three of the crew have now tested positive to the virus.

They disembarked at Sydney on Monday and travelled home. On arrival in Bundaberg, the family took the youngster to hospital where he was confirmed as having the virus.


posted on May, 29 2009 @ 10:46 AM
Interesting read on this one too.

2 Greek students catch swine flu in Scotland, scientists say the virus spreading widely


WHO, however, says it is convening an expert panel to determine new criteria for announcing a global outbreak. The agency caved to pressure from member countries, including Britain, who urged the U.N. heath agency not to declare a pandemic.

Oxford said several of the confirmed British and Scottish swine flu cases have no known connection to confirmed cases or travel history. These sporadic cases — where there is no clear chain of transmission — are considered to be evidence a virus is widespread.

WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said the agency was working with national authorities to see if swine flu is spreading more widely in Europe.

Some experts felt nations weren’t looking very hard.

“Based on WHO’s current definitions, we are in a pandemic,” said Michael Osterholm, a flu expert at the University of Minnesota. “To say it is not entrenched in Europe is like denying that the sun rises.”

Mr. Osterholm is calling it like it is. Trust earned.

This is backed up by Peter Osborn today.

The wave analysis shows the vertical rise of new cases in Australia, up from 39 to 147

The big news, though, remains the sharp acceleration of new cases outside the first wave infection areas

Look at his Graph all based on WHO numbers.

Spike in the AU - likely reporting delay but going strong.

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 11:28 AM
Canada: Nunavut: 1 confirmed case.Source: CTV.caDate: 29 May 20091 minute ago from twitterfeed

Alliston hospital reports first case of H1N1

Swine flu spreading faster in UK than anywhere else in European Union

Four new confirmed cases of the flu, toll now at 14

WHO: Swine Flu Infections Top 15,000

A/H1N1 flu cases surge rapidly in Asia-Pacific region, China reports first domestic case

Novel H1N1 Flu Situation Update
May 29, 2009, 11:00 AM ET

Estonia reports first confirmed H1N1 case

Monmouth County Confirms 11 Total H1N1 Cases

Parents keep students home from schools with swine flu patients

Swine flu 'contact' warning

Getting by: Hospitals’ experiences vary

Millburn schools watch flu-like symptoms

WSU confirms H1N1 case

Orange County reports second H1N1 case

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 11:38 AM
Here is an account of what they are seeing on the front lines in ER's.

The number of pig flu cases is tipped to double every few days and GPs and emergency departments are already swamped with those showing flu-like symptoms. How are health professionals coping?

Fact: a member of a (non-clinical) department is confirmed positive for swine flu (via his GP, which is why the official "pig phone" from the Health Department didn't ring). Fact: five of the staff member's close colleagues are off sick, with flu-like symptoms.

Read the whole story HERE

Very interesting to see what they are doing and saying. It is only a matter of time before they are included in the sick count. Maybe a week or two.

The official rules during the "contain" phase of a pandemic are to quarantine all close contacts, with or without flu symptoms. But if a lot more hospital staff go into quarantine there are serious implications. Already, healthy staff are at home with their children who were quarantined after a schoolmate got the disease. On Thursday the Austin had staff shortages in almost every medical round.

I understand NY is getting hammered just like this.

Already the clinic is seeing 70 people a day. "This is unprecedented," Kerr says. "Normal flu drives our 'winter business', but at the peak of winter we'd see 180 to 200 people a day (in the emergency department). Now we are seeing 260. This place was already at physical capacity even without these numbers."

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