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

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posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 02:50 PM
Oklahoma's First Swine Flu Death

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced today that a 43-year-old male from Kay County is the state’s first novel H1N1 influenza A (swine flu) death in the state.
The patient had sought medical care for his flu symptoms but had not been hospitalized. He did have underlying chronic medical conditions, including asthma.
“We are very sad to learn of this death and our sympathies go out to this man’s family,” said Interim Commissioner of Health Rocky McElvany.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 03:08 PM
Obama Plan Would Tap WMD Preparedness Fund to Finance Swine Flu Vaccine Production

An Obama administration plan to help finance swine flu vaccine production would draw $3 billion from a fund established in 2004 to prepare the nation for chemical, biological and nuclear attacks, the Washington Post reported today (see GSN, May 7).

Former Senators Bob Graham (D-Fla.) and James Talent (R-Mo.) yesterday sent President Barack Obama a letter criticizing the plan to take money for the swine flu vaccine from the Project Bioshield Special Reserve Fund.

"Using Bioshield funds for flu preparedness will severely diminish the nation's efforts to prepare for WMD events and will leave the nation less, not more, prepared," said the former lawmakers who now head the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism.

Could there be a hidden truth in the use of WMD Preparedness Fund to Finance Swine Flu Vaccine Production?

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 03:12 PM
Flu Shot Clinic Nurses Needed!

We are looking for Nurses who are interested in working as Independent Contractors on Per Diem basis. Summit Health, Inc. is the nations leading provider of onsite comprehensive Health and Wellness Screenings and Flu Shot programs. With flu season right around the corner, we are looking to add qualified Nurses to our network! This is an excellent opportunity to supplement your income! As an independent contractor in the Summit Health network, we will contact you whenever we have a clinic scheduled in your area to see if you are interested in working at that event. If so, youll then be contacted by a program manager who will provide you with details for the event. We will begin staffing our 2009 Flu Shot Clinics in August, and the clinics will run from October until December 31

So is this more cashing in on a pandemic health crisis by big business.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 05:00 PM
O.C. Man Becomes California's 4th Swine Flu Death

A middle-aged man who had "pre-existing health conditions" is the first person in Orange County to die of Swine Flu, or the H1N1 virus, officials said Monday.

"Our hearts and sympathies go out to this man’s family," County Health Officer Dr. Eric Handler said. “His death is a sad reminder of the serious threat posed by H1N1 influenza and other influenza viruses. It is important for everyone to continue practicing good respiratory and hand hygiene to limit the transmission of influenza germs from person to person."

The man, whose name was not released, is the fourth Californian to die of swine flu, and statewide there have been more than 1,000 confirmed and probable cases of H1N1influenza virus. As of June 8, Orange County reported 86 confirmed and probable cases. While most cases of novel H1N1 flu have been relatively mild, at least 62 infected people in the state have been hospitalized. Most of those hospitalized had underlying medical conditions.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 05:02 PM
Quebec woman becomes fourth Canadian to die after getting swine flu

MONTREAL - Health officials say a Quebec woman has become the fourth Canadian to die after getting swine flu.

Dr. Alain Poirier says the woman from the Quebec City area died on Friday, three days after she began showing symptoms.

Poirier says she was older than 65 but he did not have her exact age.

He says she had not travelled recently to Mexico.

It is the first reported swine flu death in Quebec.

Two Toronto men who had the H-1-N-1 flu virus died in May, while a 39-year-old northern Alberta woman died in late April.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 05:40 PM
First Oregon Swine Flu Death

A Marion County woman with confirmed novel H1N1 (swine) influenza died on Sunday.

"We are saddened by this death, and our hearts go out to the family," said Dr. Karen Landers, health officer for Marion County. "It's an unfortunate reminder of the seriousness of flu."

This is the first death of a person with novel H1N1 influenza in Oregon and the 28th in the nation. Strains of seasonal flu affect an estimated one in 10 Oregonians annually, and account for approximately 400 annual Oregon deaths and 36,000 nationwide. As of today, there is no indication that the H1N1 influenza is more dangerous than other strains of flu.

The Marion County woman was hospitalized for eight days prior to her death. She had multiple underlying health conditions, which placed her at high risk for infection and complications.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 05:57 PM
NYC records 9th swine flu death

NEW YORK - New York City has recorded its ninth death from swine flu.

The city health department said on its Web site Monday that the victim was over age 50 and had an underlying health condition that made the flu more dangerous.

Health spokeswoman Erin Brady declined to say when the victim died or release any details about the death, citing patient privacy policies.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 06:31 PM
Seems like the H1N1 is still chugging along. There are five new deaths on this page alone not including any from Mexico. Hopefully it loses steam in the Northern Hemisphere soon. Thanks to all the updaters, great info in this thread.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 06:42 PM
As far as I can tell there are now 43 deaths in the US, confirmed by states. Below are the locations I have mapped so far.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 06:44 PM
Early baby as docs save ill H1N1 mum

HER daughter may have been born three months premature, but doctors had to resort to inducing this early birth to save the mother, who was critically ill from Influenza A (H1N1).
Now, both mother and baby are being monitored in the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, near Glasgow, reported Daily Mail.
Her 29-week-old baby, who has been transferred to a specialist unit, is not thought to have contracted the flu.
The Sun, quoting an unnamed source, said the two are still in a 'serious condition'.
A 26-year-old nurse who helped treat her at another hospital was also infected with the H1N1 flu.
A spokesman for the Royal Alexandra Hospital confirmed the delivery and said: 'The baby is clinically stable and receiving appropriate medical and nursing care.'
It is not known how the mother was infected.


So did the pregant mother catch swine flu from the nurse?

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 07:04 PM
Notice all the new area's/country's

# Mexico: Nuevo Leon: 1 confirmed death. Source: Pan American Health Organization Date: 7 June 2009, 23:00 GMT2 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Mexico: Veracruz: 1 confirmed death. Source: Pan American Health Organization Date: 7 June 2009, 23:00 GMT32 minutes ago from twitterfeed

# Ohio: Huron County: 1 confirmed case. Source: Ohio Dept. of Health Date: 8 June 2009about 1 hour ago from twitterfeed

# Hong Kong: 11 Imported Influenza A (H1N1) Cases Confirmed; Total Reaches 41: Date: Jun 08, 2009 21:57 UTC Risk: Medium Local, nationa..half a minute ago from twitterfeed

# Arifin Achmad General Hospital: 56 Year-Old Suspected Case of Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Registered: Date: Jun 08, 2009 21:19 UTC Risk:..half a minute ago from twitterfeed

# Saskatchewan: 31 New Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed; 210 Cases Confirmed Provincially : Date: Jun 08, 2009 21:06 UTC Risk: Low..about 2 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Quebec City: First Provincial Fatal Case of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed; Fourth National Death Linked to the Virus : Date: Jun 08, 2..about 2 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Mandore Village: OIE Reports Ongoing Equine Influenza Outbreak; Six Confirmed Cases Reported: Date: Jun 08, 2009 20:31 UTC Risk: Medi..about 2 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Kay County: Oklahoma State Health Officials Report State’s First Fatal Case of Influenza A (H1N1) : Date: Jun 08, 2009 20:24 UTC Risk..about 2 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Israel: 12 New Influenza A (H1N1) Cases Reported; "Concerns" That Entire Flight Affected; Country's Total Number of Cases Reaches 60 : ..about 2 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Lausanne: Health Worker Infected with Influenza A (H1N1) Virus: Date: Jun 08, 2009 19:10 UTC Risk: Low Schweizerische Depeschenagentu..about 3 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Alberta: 21 Additional Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed; Provincial Total Rises to 171 : Date: Jun 08, 2009 18:40 UTC Risk: Medi..about 3 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Scotland: Seven Health Workers Test Positive for Influenza A (H1N1): Date: Jun 08, 2009 18:26 UTC Risk: Low STV, a regional news sour..about 3 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Dauis: 33 Year-Old Confirmed Case of Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Detected: Date: Jun 08, 2009 18:18 UTC Risk: Medium The Manila Bulletin..about 3 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Rhode Island: Influenza A (H1N1) Reported at Two Elementary Schools : Date: Jun 08, 2009 18:17 UTC Risk: Low WPRI, a local media sour..about 3 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Machala: One New Influenza A (H1N1) Case Reported; Cumulative Total Reaches 60 Confirmed Cases Nationwide: Date: Jun 08, 2009 18:08 U..about 5 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Guayaquil: Two Nurses Affected by Influenza A (H1N1); Cumulative Total Reaches 60 Confirmed Cases Nationwide: Date: Jun 08, 2009 18:0..about 5 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Connecticut: First Case of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed in New Milford as State Case Count Reaches 480 : Date: Jun 08, 2009 17:57 UTC..about 5 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Kuala Lumpur Hospital: One New Confirmed Case of Novel Influenza A (H1N1) from Australia; Country Records Seven Cases Total: Date: Ju..about 5 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Nunavut: 19 New Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed; Territory Total Increases to 25 : Date: Jun 08, 2009 17:42 UTC Risk: Medium CB..about 5 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Handsworth: Two Students at a Local Secondary School Test Positive for Influenza A (H1N1): Date: Jun 08, 2009 16:17 UTC Risk: Medium ..about 6 hours ago from twitterfeed

# New York City: Eighth Fatal Case of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed in the City : Date: Jun 08, 2009 16:14 UTC Risk: Medium Multiple med..about 6 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Turkey: Ministry of Health Confirms Two New Influenza A (H1N1) Cases Bringing Country’s Tally to Ten : Date: Jun 08, 2009 15:22 UTC R..about 6 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Alaska: Health Officials Confirm Four Cases of Influenza A (H1N1): Date: Jun 08, 2009 15:07 UTC Risk: Low Local media sources report ..about 8 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Tallinn: Estonia’s Fourth Case of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed : Date: Jun 08, 2009 14:54 UTC Risk: Medium Several Russian-language s..about 8 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Pierce County: Health Officials Confirm Second Fatal Case of Influenza A (H1N1): Date: Jun 08, 2009 14:49 UTC Risk: Medium Widespread..about 8 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Quito: One New Influenza A (H1N1) Case Reported; Cumulative Total Reaches 58 Confirmed Cases Nationwide: Date: Jun 08, 2009 14:47 UTC..about 8 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Cuenca: Two New Influenza A (H1N1) Cases Reported; Cumulative Total Reaches 58 Confirmed Cases Nationwide: Date: Jun 08, 2009 14:40 U..about 8 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Maryland: Health Officials Confirm 83 Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) : Date: Jun 08, 2009 13:32 UTC Risk: Medium Local media sources rep..about 9 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Roseau: First Two Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed: Date: Jun 08, 2009 13:22 UTC Risk: Low Multiple national and international m..about 9 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Martinique: First Case of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed: Date: Jun 08, 2009 13:12 UTC Risk: Low Multiple international media sources r..about 9 hours ago from twitterfeed

# Netherlands: First Community Transmission of Influenza A (H1N1) Reported; Ten New Confirmed Cases Increase Country's Total to 20 : Da..about 9 hours ago from twitterfeed

[edit on 6/8/2009 by Hx3_1963]

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 07:47 PM
Chile reports 3rd death of A/H1N1 flu

SANTIAGO, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Chilean Health Ministry reported on Monday the third death in the country due to the influenza A/H1N1 virus.

The patient, a 37-year-old man, arrived on very bad health condition to the Central Hospital of Santiago where he died short after being hospitalized, authorities said.

This case is added to the deaths of Fernando Vera Maldonado and Juan Humberto Pozas both from Los Lagos region, which has the largest number of confirmed cases in the country.

According to the last report of the Health Ministry till Friday there were 890 confirmed cases of H1N1 flu in the country.

Chile was the fifth country in the world, after the United States, Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica, to have reported a death due to H1N1 flu.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 07:53 PM
Flu cases requiring intensive care spike in Manitoba, first death in Quebec

WINNIPEG — Manitoba health officials were investigating a sudden spike in the number of people requiring intensive care for flu-like illnesses Monday, while Quebec reported its first death related to swine flu.
There were 26 Manitobans on ventilators due to flu as of Monday, and that's in addition to the 30 or so people who are on ventilators on an average day for a wide variety of illnesses. The spike prompted the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority to order 15 additional machines.
"We're seeing a number of severe cases of influenza-like illness," said Dr. Joel Kettner, Manitoba's chief public health officer.
"What we've observed is really more severe than what we would expect to see or have seen with typical seasonal influenza in the past."
While the vast majority of people who have contracted the flu have not required hospitalization, the new swine flu seems to be hitting certain groups hard - aboriginals and people between 20 and 60, Kettner said.

Think thats the first report of running out of ventilators and having to order 15 more.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 08:37 PM
Girl, 12, dies from swine flu

A 12-year-old girl from Fort Bend County died May 26 at Texas Children's Hospital. Officials say in addition to the flu, the girl had severe underlying health problems.
The victim attended school in Fort Bend County, but since school is already out, no special measures will be taken.
Fort Bend County now has 36 confirmed cases of swine flu. Five people with the disease have died in Texas, including a boy from Mexico City who died in a Houston hospital. There are 1,800 cases being reported in Texas

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 10:33 PM
FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Skin Products Made by Clarcon Due to Bacterial Contamination Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory Inc. of Roy, Utah, is voluntarily recalling some skin sanitizers and skin protectants marketed under several different brand names because of high levels of disease-causing bacteria found in the product during a recent inspection. The FDA is warning consumers to not use any Clarcon products.

Consumers should not use any Clarcon products and should throw these products away in household refuse. Analyses of several samples of over-the-counter topical antimicrobial skin sanitizer and skin protectant products revealed high levels of various bacteria, including some associated with unsanitary conditions. Some of these bacteria can cause opportunistic infections of the skin and underlying tissues. Such infections may need medical or surgical attention, and may result in permanent damage. Examples of products that should be discarded include:

Citrushield Lotion
Dermasentials DermaBarrier
Dermassentials by Clarcon Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer
Iron Fist Barrier Hand Treatment
Skin Shield Restaurant
Skin Shield Industrial
Skin Shield Beauty Salon Lotion
Total Skin Care Beauty
Total Skin Care Work

Findings from the FDA’s recent inspection of the Clarcon facility are particularly concerning because the products are promoted as antimicrobial agents that claim to treat open wounds, damaged skin, and protect against various infectious diseases. The inspection uncovered serious deviations from FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements.

Im not sure what various infectious diseases they say this stuff protects against but thought I would post it incase anybody is using it to protect themselfs from swine flu.

[edit on 8-6-2009 by JBA2848]

posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 07:34 AM
In Chile, the Governmemnt itself admited last week that there could be more than 4.000 infected people, there are 4 deaths (one has been denied to be related to swine flu, despite all evidences) and many severely ill patients in the south. In spite of all this, there's nothing about swine flu in Chile's 2 main newspapers. In my opinion, this is a clear sign that things are getting pretty ugly over there!

posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 09:10 AM

Originally posted by JBA2848
Experimental Infection of Pigs with the Human 1918 Pandemic

Received 19 November 2008/Accepted 6 February 2009

So looking at the date on this report they were doing this not to long ago. Has to make you wonder?

Yes it does. That pdf report is illuminating!
Good find! And thanks for posting that!
From the link!

Recently, the 1918/rec virus (14, 37) was demonstrated to be
highly pathogenic in mice (37), ferrets (38), and nonhuman
primates (14). This report describes experimental infection of
swine with the 1918 influenza virus with the hemagglutinin of
the 1918 South Carolina influenza virus isolate in comparison
to the H1N1 swine influenza virus isolate from the year 1930.
The A/swine/Iowa/15/1930 was chosen as a reference virus
because it is thought to be a descendant of the 1918 pandemic
influenza virus. The aim of this work was to gain some insight
into influenza infections of swine during the 1918 influenza
pandemic by determining whether the 1918 human influenza
virus can infect and replicate in swine and cause clinical disease
and lesions in the infected animals.
All live virus work with the 1918/rec pandemic influenza virus was performed
in the biosafety level 4 laboratory and animal cubicle at the National Centre for
Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD).
Viruses. Viruses used in this study were rescued using reverse genetics. Plasmids
for the influenza viruses were transfected into cocultures of MDCK and
293T cells using Lipofectamine 2000 (Invitrogen) as described by Schickli et al.
(25). The generation of infectious influenza virus from the transfections was
assessed by plaque assay of the culture supernatants on MDCK cells.
(i) H1N1 1918/rec virus. Although the H1N1 1918/rec virus was previously
rescued at the CDC (37), in order to perform the studies at NCFAD, the virus


posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 09:20 AM
June 09, 2009

CEL-SCI Expands Testing of Its Vaccine to Determine Efficacy Against More Virulent Strain of H1N1 Swine and Other Influenza Viruses

CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE Amex: CVM | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) announced today that it is expanding the pre-clinical testing of its flu vaccine, utilizing its proprietary L.E.A.P.S. technology (Ligand Epitope Antigen Presentation System) to determine its efficacy against the more dangerous and virulent virus strains that may arise during the up coming winter flu season.

The Company has begun pre-clinical formulation, evaluation and testing of a new application of its L.E.A.P.S vaccine, which will allow the targeting of "mutated" versions of H1N1 swine and other influenza viruses. It is believed that the influenza virus may mutate and evolve between now and the winter flu season. In conjunction with the testing, CEL-SCI has produced several L.E.A.P.S. flu vaccines that focus on the conserved, non changing epitopes of the different strains of Type A Influenza viruses (H1N1, H5N1, H3N1, etc.), including "swine", "avian or bird", and "Spanish Influenza", in order to minimize the chance of viral "escape by mutations" from immune recognition.

posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 09:26 AM
Swine flu hits Australian swimming carnival
Jun 9, 2009

Sydney - This month’s swimming grand prix in Melbourne has been cancelled because of fears that competitors could infect each other with swine flu.

posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 09:35 AM
reply to post by JBA2848

I find the Manitoba situation quite's like they are one of the rare places telling people the truth. It's a relatively small province (population wise) and to think they've had to buy extra respirators to deal with a flu in the summer is very scary, imo.

And again, a big thank you to so many of you here working so hard to keep us all informed.

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