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A second New Jerseyan has died of symptoms related to swine flu, the state Department of Health and Senior Services announced Wednesday.
The individual is identified only as a 15-year-old Somerset County boy who died at home on June 8 after developing symptoms that included fever, vomiting, coughing and congestion. The state health lab confirmed the boy had H1N1 (swine flu) influenza.
Officials declined to identify the boy or provide his hometown or school.
A 49-year-old Essex County man who died on June 13 was considered the state's first swine flu victim but the teenager died five days earlier.
A second Contra Costa County resident with the H1N1 flu has died, Contra Costa Health Services officials confirmed Wednesday.
The middle-aged man had no other major health conditions at the time of his death. Health officials have not released the man's name.
QUEBEC - An elderly Quebec woman has become the 12th Canadian to die after getting the swine flu.
Health officials said the woman, who died Tuesday, lived just south of Montreal and was aged between 70 and 80. Dr. Alain Poirier said she had a weakened immune system. Wednesday's announcement came a day after two deaths were reported in Quebec and two others in Manitoba.
Seven Quebecers, two Ontarians and one person in Alberta have died after getting the H1N1 virus
Two more Utahns have died after testing positive for the H1N1 swine flu, including the first death reported outside Salt Lake County.
A Davis County man and a Salt Lake County woman, both between the ages of 25 and 50, died Saturday, bringing the state's total to eight. Five deaths have also occurred among adults in the same age range, and a child under 18 has also died.
Utah has "one of, if not the most, active outbreaks in the country," state epidemiologist Robert Rolfs said Wednesday. And it's not clear why.
Last week, the CDC reported 44 deaths nationwide. A new total will be released Friday.
While H1N1 deaths are far fewer than the estimated 300 annual Utah deaths caused by seasonal flu -- which don't generate nearly as much attention -- Rolfs said there are three reasons to take H1N1 seriously:
An inventory completed last month showed researchers at Fort Detrick had more than 9,200 more vials of disease samples than they had on record.
The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases searched all 335 of its refrigerators and freezers for the inventory, said Col. Mark Kortepeter, the institute’s deputy commander. The institute’s commander ordered the inventory Feb. 4, and the process was completed May 27.
Overall, the institute holds more than 70,000 samples of so-called select agents, or diseases the government believes pose a severe threat to human health.
The inventory process uncovered samples dating back several decades, and included vials of the pathogens that cause anthrax, ebola and rift valley fever.
The vast majority of the found samples were likely working stock accumulated by researchers over several decades, Kortepeter said.
Researchers determined that about half of the 9,200 samples had no further scientific value and destroyed them.
The institute halted most of its research while it performed the inventory, but is now up and running again, Kortepeter said.
Army lab inventory finds many unrecorded vials of pathogens
Army investigators revealed today that pathogen inventories at the US Army Medical Research of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Ft. Detrick, Md., turned up 9,200 more vials than records indicated, the Frederick (Md.) News-Post reported. In early February the Army said it was suspending most select-agent work at the lab as part of a security review in the wake of events surrounding the death of former employee Bruce E. Ivins, who federal officials believe was involved in the 2001 anthrax attacks. In its report today, the Army said it searched 335 refrigerators and freezers and found that some of the excess samples were decades old and left over from previous research projects. Some of the vials contained agents that cause anthrax and Ebola infections, as well as Rift Valley fever. About half of the samples had no further research purpose and were destroyed. An Army official told the News-Post that all research at the lab has been resumed
WHO welcomes Sanofi-Pasteur's donation of vaccine
Sanofi-Pasteur to donate 100 million doses of influenza H1N1 vaccine to WHO
"We welcome this very generous gesture by Sanofi-Pasteur. One hundred million doses of vaccine against the pandemic H1N1 2009 virus is a sizeable and generous gesture to and on behalf of the world's less-developed countries. WHO will now work to ensure that this vaccine gets to groups who otherwise would have no access to pandemic vaccines.
"It is gratifying that vaccine manufacturers are demonstrating their solidarity with WHO in protecting the health of the world's poorer people: influenza knows no boundaries and so to protect people in one country is to protect us all."
Sanofi-Pasteur made its announcement of the donation of 100 million doses of vaccine at the Pacific Health Summit in Seattle, USA. WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan will be speaking there tomorrow.
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performed the inventory, but is now up and running again, Kortepeter said.
The complete nucleotide sequences for these HA and MP segments have been published in GenBank, the American open access gene sequence database, under access numbers GQ247724 (for the HA gene) and GQ250156 (for the MP).
News of the new strain, together with the newly reported deaths of two people in Argentina to the swine flu virus, have added to fears that South America is heading for a tough winter dominated by the flu pandemic.....
.......The last time this happened with a pandemic strain was the 1918 Spanish flu which killed millions of people worldwide. It started as a mild version, mutated to a much deadlier form and then returned in a second wave. And like this new strain of H1N1 swine flu, the group most severely affected was healthy young adults, unlike the seasonal flu which mostly strikes the sick and the elderly.
CARACAS, June 18 (Reuters) - A Spanish cruise ship hit by an outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus among its crew headed for its final stop at the Caribbean island of Aruba on Thursday, the ship operator said.
The Michigan Department of Community Health today confirmed the death of a 28-year-old Madison Heights police officer, and Macomb County resident, from inluenza A(H1N1). The officer becomes the state’s second confirmed death from the virus, once called swine flu.
MDCH says the officer had “underlying health conditions,” but spokesperson James McCurtis said he could not elaborate on what those conditions were. .
ATLANTA (AP) - The first study of U.S. health care workers with swine flu found many didn't do enough to protect themselves against the virus.
Researchers focused on 13 nurses and other health care workers who were likely infected at work. Only half always wore gloves. Even fewer routinely wore other protection around patients who might have the virus.
Early in the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said health care workers should wear gloves, gowns, eye protection and respirator masks when dealing with patients suspected of having swine flu.
The CDC also advised sick workers to stay home.
Something peculiar is going on: The Bilderberg meeting wanted to appoint the WHO as the Health Ministry of the UN world government. Now an unprecedented hype is taking place: A non-existing risk of a pandemic flu is being blown up out of all proportions by the WHO – and without any measures being taken! Does this New World Order organisation with a very dubious reputation (its first director was Brock Chisholm – founder of the World Federation for Mental Hygiene, which has scuppered our culture) play a trump card to promote itself in the New World Order? It might be inspired by looking at the successes based on lies like the climate lie, the home made terrorism, and now the also home made financial crisis as for financial gains and promotion of the New World Order. Then the conclusion that you can really achieve great results in terms of world government by mendacious scaremongering seems inevitable!!
Micropaleontologist Dr. Viera Scheibner conducted research into the adverse effects of adjuvants in vaccines and wrote: Squalene “contributed to the cascade of reactions called “ Gulf War syndrome.
GIs developed arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, rashes, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss, non-healing skin lesions, aphthous ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems, anti-thyroid effects, anaemia, elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, deadly Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Raynaud’s phenomenon with paroxysms of lack of blood in fingers and toes in fingers and toes, Sjorgren’s syndrome with blurred vision, chronic diarrhea, night sweats and low-grade fever.”