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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
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WHO: 4.9 billion H1N1 vaccinations could be produced in a year

www.digitaljournal.com...


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
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Three more flu cases confirmed in Vic
www.thewest.com.au...

Brazil confirms four new cases of A/H1N1 flu
news.xinhuanet.com...

21 Cases of H1N1 Flu Virus in Ottawa
www.cfra.com...

CECC confirms Taiwan's 10th swine flu case
www.chinapost.com.tw...

VACCINE ACCELERATOR
www.ncpa.org...

Seven swine flu clinics open in Melbourne
www.abc.net.au...

INFLUENZA A (H1N1) - WORLDWIDE (50): SWINE IMMUNITY
promedmail.org

Two confirmed cases of swine flu in Lebanon County
www.ldnews.com...

Assuming "h1n1" is a disease
www58.wolframalpha.com...

Scientists identify new lethal virus in Africa
www.google.com...

Swine flu outbreak 'highlights need for disaster plan'
www.abc.net.au...

Louisiana Health First Headlines
www.dhh.louisiana.gov...

Viruses, Vaccines, and Evolution of Influenza
www.college.ucla.edu...

Colombia confirms new case of A/H1N1 flu
news.xinhuanet.com...

Chile reports 199 cases of A/H1N1 flu
news.xinhuanet.com...

Probable case of swine flu in Wood County
www.newsandsentinel.com...

Nevada flu cases increase by five
www.lasvegassun.com...

Scientists to collaborate on herbal remedies for swine flu
www.personalliberty.com...

Tufts confirms swine flu in recent graduates
www.tuftsdaily.com...

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
flu.sa.gov.au...

One case of swine flu confirmed in Highlands County
www2.highlandstoday.com...

Swine Flu: 70 new cases are confirmed in Argentina
momento24.com...

NY Lab Incubates Future Of H1N1 Vaccine
www.ny1.com...

[edit on 5/28/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 09:06 PM
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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.
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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
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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
    USA.



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 10:22 PM
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'No crayon' policy in EV schools to avoid H1N1
www.abs-cbnnews.com...

Kutztown University Summer Student Infected with H1N1
wfmz.com...

Bahraini flu patient’s co-passengers test negative for H1N1 virus
www.thepeninsulaqatar.com...

Raleigh probing possible swine flu case
DHHR checking other reports in Cabell, Monongalia and Wood
www.register-herald.com...

Update 53 - Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu
www.scoop.co.nz...

Swine flu tally reaches 167
www.sbs.com.au...

Bolivian confirms first cases of A/H1N1
news.xinhuanet.com...

Honduras confirms second A/H1N1 flu case
news.xinhuanet.com...

Peru registers 35 A/H1N1 flu cases
news.xinhuanet.com...

4 New Swine Flu Cases Confirmed
english.chosun.com...

Probable swine flu case reported in York county
ydr.inyork.com...

Swine flu could see ban on public events
www.sbs.com.au...

Latest Swine Flu Netherlands News
www.swineflunews.org...

Maryland Students Remain Quarantined in China for Swine Flu
www.news8.net...

The Summer of Swine Flu Propaganda?
lezgetreal.com...

Officials: More LI swine flu cases, most are mild
www.newsday.com...

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

Chinese mainland reports 15th A/H1N1 flu cases, two new suspected cases
english.cctv.com...

Hotels deny evicting swine flu guests
news.smh.com.au...

Patient may have caught flu in China
www.chinadaily.com.cn...

Uruguayans take measures to control A/H1N1 flu
news.xinhuanet.com...

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

Panama reports 107 A/H1N1 flu cases
news.xinhuanet.com...

Eastman faculty quarantined in China over swine flu
www.democratandchronicle.com...

A New Way of Treating the Flu
www.virtualmedicalcentre.com...

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

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

[edit on 5/28/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on May, 28 2009 @ 11:28 PM
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Soooooo....

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
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Health commish on next swine flu outbreak: YGIAGAM
www.advertiser-tribune.com...

Flu Followed by Bacterial Infection Can Be Deadly
www.kyw1060.com...

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

Christian hospitals in Taiwan gear up for H1N1 virus
www.wfn.org...

Indian sailor quarantined for suspected A(H1N1) infections
www.hindu.com...

Algae Protein Could Stop Deadly SARS Infection
www.naturalnews.com...

Fiji continues to stock up on H1N1 anti-virals
www.fijitimes.com...

What should I do if I think I have swine flu?
www.illawarramercury.com.au...

NSW has 48 swine flu cases
news.brisbanetimes.com.au...

[edit on 5/28/2009 by Hx3_1963]



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

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
www.google.com...

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
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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
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It's now being called the "invisible pandemic"...

www.newscientist.com...

"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."

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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
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China reports first domestic case of A/H1N1 flu, further control steps planned

news.xinhuanet.com...
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
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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
www.medicalcountermeasures.gov...

2009-H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Development Next Steps: Questions and Answers
www.medicalcountermeasures.gov...
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

www.cdc.gov...



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 10:04 AM
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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.
www.washingtonpost.com...

US considering emergency use of booster in H1N1 vaccine?

Warning! www.reuters.com...

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="http://www.reuters.com/news/globalcoverage/swineflu">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
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Good Day All...here we go...again...

Swine flu cases in Greenville, state up
www.greenvilleonline.com...

Strides versus bird flu
www.health24.com...

Swine Flu Confirmed in Stevens Point
www.wsaw.com...

Another swine flu case reported
www.nevadaappeal.com...

H1N1 flu virus not an extremely serious condition, most doctors say
www.newswire.ca...

Preschool closed by flu
www.greenwichtime.com...

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

US Takes Stock Of H1N1 Situation
www.medicalnewstoday.com...

Romanian specialist Streinu Cercel: A(H1N1) virus is resistent to heath
english.hotnews.ro...

H1N1 (swine flu) cases on rise in county
www.georgetownnews.com...

Swine flu case confirmed in Sharon Middle School
www.patriotledger.com...

Only One H1N1 Case in Crawford County
www.pdctoday.com...

Yeshivat Noam closes, concerned about flu
www.jstandard.com...

Let swine flu run its course: expert
www.abc.net.au...

Australian swine flu cases rise to 209
www.news.com.au...

Swine flu confirmed in Portage Co.
www.waow.com...

Namibia: First Suspected Flu Case Reported
allafrica.com...

Pennichuck student diagnosed with H1N1 flu
nashuatelegraph.com

Plea to parents after swine flu
news.bbc.co.uk...

MRSA and H1N1 "swine" flu - still not a lot of evidence
www.globalpost.com...

Third swine flue case confirmed in Manitowoc County
www.htrnews.com...

2 New Cases of “Swine Flu” in Beaumont
www.kbmt12.com...

Swine flu still status quo for health until
www.mykawartha.com...

Norwalk-like virus hits Arden school
www.canada.com...

2 new swine flu cases linked to Ohio middle school
www.urbanacitizen.com...

First case of swine flu in mackay
www.dailymercury.com.au...

Swine Flu, H1N1 Virus Outbreak Case Incident Report
www.imperialvalleynews.com...

New suspected case of swine flu in Cyprus
famagusta-gazette.com

Further swine flu cases confirmed: Now 215
news.bbc.co.uk...

No cause for alarm, says WHO
www.chinadaily.com.cn...

H1N1 Cases Increase in Minnesota and Iowa
kaaltv.com...

Third Muskegon County resident found to have H1N1 flu
www.mlive.com...

Warren County Health Department responds to two Greenwich Township swine flu cases
www.nj.com...

Taiwan reports 11th A/H1N1 influenza cases
news.xinhuanet.com...

BioMedReports: Plot Thickens For Hemispherx Biopharma (AMEX:HEB)
www.officialwire.com...

Hotels spurn swine flu isolation plan
www.news.com.au...

Flu-infected Infant Is Child of First Novel Flu Case in Slovakia
www.tasr.sk...

Global swine flu death toll mounts
news.smh.com.au...

Public concern waning on swine flu
www.caledonenterprise.com...

More children may have swine flu
www.google.com...

Doctors urge authorities to go to the next stage
www.theage.com.au...

Fourth Greece case of swine flu
www.grreporter.info...

Camarines Norte braces for A/H1N1 threats
www.pia.gov.ph...

First case of swine flu in Wales
www.walesonline.co.uk...

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

World Health Assembly meets amid concerns about flu pandemic
www.who.int...

Swine Flu may 29 update: Cruise ship in quarantine near Australia’s coast
www.friedpost.com...

Eight new swine flu cases reported in Indiana
southbendtribune.com

New swine flu cases point to invisible pandemic
www.newscientist.com...

[edit on 5/29/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 10:14 AM
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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.
www.naturalnews.com...



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 10:28 AM
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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.

Source




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

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

Source



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
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Canada: Nunavut: 1 confirmed case.Source: CTV.caDate: 29 May 20091 minute ago from twitterfeed

Alliston hospital reports first case of H1N1
www.allistonherald.com...

Swine flu spreading faster in UK than anywhere else in European Union
u.tv...

Four new confirmed cases of the flu, toll now at 14
www.bworldonline.com...

WHO: Swine Flu Infections Top 15,000
www.voanews.com...

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

Novel H1N1 Flu Situation Update
May 29, 2009, 11:00 AM ET
www.cdc.gov...

Estonia reports first confirmed H1N1 case
h1n1alliance.org...
www.reuters.com...

Monmouth County Confirms 11 Total H1N1 Cases
www.emaxhealth.com...

Parents keep students home from schools with swine flu patients
www.starnewsonline.com...

Swine flu 'contact' warning
www.news-mail.com.au...

Getting by: Hospitals’ experiences vary
blog.intheregister.com...

Millburn schools watch flu-like symptoms
www.nj.com...

WSU confirms H1N1 case
www.kndo.com...

Orange County reports second H1N1 case
www.wral.com...



posted on May, 29 2009 @ 11:38 AM
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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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