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

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posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 07:21 PM
Swine flu patients in ICU tough to manage, 'just really, really sick': doctors

In a typical flu season, the Winnipeg hospitals where Dr. Anand Kumar works might see one, maybe two life-threatening cases of viral pneumonia caused by influenza.

So seeing 10, 15 and more flu patients in those same hospitals' intensive care beds in June is still a shock, suggests Kumar, a critical care specialist who works at three different hospitals in the city.

"You just don't see this many of them," Anand says of the patients, struggling to survive swine flu infections.

"You don't see rows and rows of patients on ventilators because they have respiratory failure, a viral pneumonia kind of thing. It's unusual."

At last count, Manitoba hospitals had 30 respiratory distress patients in the ICU, some confirmed swine flu cases, others for whom tests are still pending.

Scary and there quoting Dr. Anand Kumar a critical care specialist Doctor for three different hospitals.

posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 07:52 PM
The New England Journal of Medicine

The Signature Features of Influenza Pandemics — Implications for Policy

Recently published novel H1N1 virus articles and editorials in the New England Journal of Medicine (18 Jun 2009)

posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 08:04 PM
"And infections among healthcare workers suggest that people are showing up at work sick -- meaning that workplace policies may be contributing to its spread, the CDC officials said."

Year round flu!

Ummm.. we, the masses, have been told 1.the virus is mild 2. they only test those hospitalized 3. continue with normal daily lives, travel, etc... and THEY wonder why people show up work sick?? Ummmm...again!

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[edit on 18-6-2009 by EDteach]

posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 09:11 PM
Not sure if these have been posted before.... makes you think though!

Porks Dirty Secret


posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 12:39 AM
Latin America reports one death, 666 new cases of A/H1N1 flu

MEXICO CITY, June 18 (Xinhua) -- One death and 666 new cases of the A/H1N1 influenza were confirmed in Latin America on Thursday.

Chile confirmed the death of a 40-year-old patient due to complications from the flu. The death was the fourth in Chile, officials said.

The Chilean government reported a current total of 3,125 people infected with the flu virus, including the four who died.

Mexico's total number of confirmed cases has reached 7,624 with 113 deaths, the Mexican Health Ministry said in a statement.

Costa Rica reported 28 new cases of the flu, bringing the total number of cases there up to 177.

El Salvador confirmed 23 new cases in less than 48 hours, raising the number of cases there to 160.

Elsewhere in Latin America, Nicaragua reported 23 new cases and put the country's total number of cases at 157. Honduras confirmed eight new cases and said 108 people there have been infected with the virus.

Brazil confirmed 13 new cases. Four new cases were reported in Colombia, 11 in Paraguay, 23 in Peru and two in Cuba.

Experts have expressed concern that while Mexico has likely seen the worst of the flu, the virus will likely continue to spread worldwide as flu season ramps up in the Southern Hemisphere.

The World Health Organization last week declared the flu outbreak a pandemic. The WHO said that as of Monday, 76 countries and regions have reported nearly 36,000 cases of the virus.


posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 12:02 PM

Confirmed and Probable Cases Deaths
Alabama 172 cases 0 deaths
Alaska 23cases 0 deaths
Arkansas 18cases 0 deaths
Arizona 645 cases 7 deaths
California 1245 cases 8 deaths
Colorado 103 cases 0 deaths
Connecticut 767 cases 3 death
Delaware 223 cases 0 deaths
Florida 562 cases 1 death
Georgia 51 cases 0 deaths
Hawaii 279 cases 0 deaths
Idaho 47 cases 0 deaths
Illinois 2526 cases 8
Indiana 223 cases 0 deaths
Iowa 92 cases 0 deaths
Kansas 97 0 deaths
Kentucky 108 0 deaths
Louisiana 134 cases 0 deaths
Maine 42 0 deaths
Maryland 263 0 deaths
Massachusetts 1270 1 death
Michigan 442 cases 2 deaths
Minnesota 365 1 death
Mississippi 81 cases 0 deaths
Missouri 46 cases 1 death
Montana 44 cases 0 deaths
Nebraska 81 cases 0 deaths
Nevada 198 cases 0 deaths
New Hampshire 187 cases 0 deaths
New Jersey 603 cases 2 deaths
New Mexico 155 cases 0 deaths
New York 1300 24 deaths
North Carolina 125 cases 0 deaths
North Dakota 41 cases 0 deaths
Ohio 63 cases 0 deaths
Oklahoma 112 cases 1 death
Oregon 219 cases 1 death
Pennsylvania 942 cases 3 deaths
Rhode Island 94 cases 1 death
South Carolina 83 0 deaths
South Dakota 17 cases 0 deaths
Tennessee 121 cases 0 deaths
Texas 2519 cases 10deaths
Utah 755 cases 8deaths
Vermont 43 cases 0 deaths
Virginia 135 cases 1 death
Washington 588 cases 3deaths
Washington, D.C. 33 cases 0 deaths
West Virginia 77 cases 0 deaths
Wisconsin 3008 cases 1 death
Wyoming 63 cases 0 deaths
Puerto Rico 18 case 0 deaths
Virgin Islands 1 case 0 deaths
TOTAL*(53) 21,449 cases 87 deaths
*Includes the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This table will be updated each Friday at 11 AM ET

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 12:08 PM
Lethality Of H1N1 Influenza Virus Increasing According To Latest Analysis Of Virus Peptide Genomic Data

An analysis of the latest peptide genomic data for the H1N1 influenza virus indicates that the current global outbreak of H1N1 is increasing in its capacity for lethality. The new sequence data on PubMed of the past two weeks through June 10, 2009 showed an increase in the Replikin Count* of the Replikin Lethality Gene in the pB1 genomic area from a mean of 2+/-0.2 in 2008 to a mean of 3.2+/-3.7 in 2009 (p

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 12:16 PM

1:58 p.m. - Pregnant woman is seventh swine flu death in Argentina.

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 02:34 PM
This is not far from me! Hope they are telling the truth and they are just mild cases,a lot of these kids are rich and well travelled !

Nine suffer swine flu at school
Bolitho School
Bolitho School remains open

Nine sixth form pupils at a Cornish boarding school are being treated for swine flu.

Bolitho School in Penzance remains open while the pupils receive anti-viral medication in the school's sanatorium.

They were diagnosed with the virus - described as "low grade" by the head teacher - after falling ill on 15 June.

It is the first outbreak of swine flu in Cornwall. A Cornish pupil at a school outside the region was diagnosed with swine flu in May.

Most of the students who were feeling unwell are now almost fit and well again
Head teacher David Dobson

Anti-viral drugs are being given to all other sixth form pupils, teachers and families who have been in close contact with the confirmed cases.

Head teacher David Dobson told BBC News: "Most of the students who were feeling unwell are now almost fit and well again, certainly a vast improvement from how they felt on Monday.

"It is low grade because the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the NHS have been in the school all day doing risk assessments.

"They have told us that no other actions other than giving medication to the affected students is necessary.

"The school is to remain open as usual."

It is a not known where the pupils are thought to have contracted the disease.

A total of 224 cases of swine flu were diagnosed in England on Friday, bringing the total number of laboratory confirmed UK cases identified since April to 1,984.

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 03:10 PM
Does anyone know about the criteria for H1N1 testing right now?

Are they only confirming cases that are admitted to the hospital or are sick with specific symptoms? Or is it different depending on the location within the United States?

Our local school has a confirmed case but nothing else has been made known at this point about the student - extent of illness, etc. All that has been said is that it is a "confirmed" case.

The area where we live (upstate ny) also just put out a notice that the area is seeing "epidemic" proportions of H1N1 right now.

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 03:37 PM
Australian with swine flu dies

Health officials in Australia say they will have more information next week about Friday's death of an Australian man with swine flu.

The 26-year-old was from the remote Kirrikurra aboriginal community in Western Australia and had several medical problems, hospital officials in Adelaide said.

Paddy Phillips, South Australia's chief medical officer, said the man was in critical condition when he was transferred to Royal Adelaide Hospital on Monday.

His test results came back positive for swine flu on Thursday.

"We will be letting the Commonwealth know exactly whether or not H1N1 was a major contributor or not," Phillips said.


posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 03:37 PM
BREAKING NEWS: La Salle County has death from swine flu

An 18-year-old La Salle County woman has died as a result of the H1N1 virus, commonly referred to as “swine flu,” according to La Salle County Health Department this afternoon.
A press release issued by the department stated the woman had “underlining health conditions which contributed to her death.”
Federal privacy restrictions prohibit the release of any additional information, according to health department officials..


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posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 03:42 PM
JUST IN -- New York City health official tells BNO News that 7 more people have died from swine flu, bringing the city total to 30.

From tweetdeck

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 03:56 PM
7 More Swine Flu Deaths Brings Total Up to 30 in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) -- Seven more deaths in New York City have been linked to swine flu, bringing the total to 30.

The Health Department did not make a formal announcement but quietly updated the numbers on its Web site Friday.

The city has refused to release details about swine flu deaths, and would only say that victims ranged in age from 25 to 64.

The number of confirmed New York City cases also rose to 1,083, with 803 hospitalizations. Officials believe many more have had swine flu because the city does not test everyone who has mild symptoms.

Officials said last week that thousands of New Yorkers have experienced flu-like symptoms since the outbreak began in late April.


posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 09:05 PM
Fourth swine flu death reported in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. - The swine flu virus has claimed a fourth life in New Jersey.

State health officials say a 36-year-old Union County man died June 3 in Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, two days after he was hospitalized there with a cough and fever. They said the man , whose name was not disclosed , had underlying medical conditions, but did not provide further details.

The state lab confirmed Friday that he had the H1N1 virus.

The three previous swine flu victims , whose deaths were all announced this week , were a 15-year-old Somerset County boy, a 10-year-old Sussex County boy and a 49-year-old northern New Jersey man.

New Jersey currently has 465 confirmed cases of swine flu in 19 counties and 248 probable cases.

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 09:12 PM
Third Ontario Patient Dies From H1N1 Flu

It's a disease that many say they're not really worried about. But there's still reason for concern, after the third death in Ontario in a patient suffering from the H1N1 flu.

Like the past two fatalities in the province, the patient is said to have had underlying medical conditions that may have hastened the demise.

There are at least 20 people in hospital suffering from the ailment, and it's believed they also have existing medical problems

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 09:16 PM
First H1N1 flu-related death in Sonoma Co.

SONOMA COUNTY, CA (KGO) -- Sonoma County health officials report that an elderly man with a probably case of H1N1 flu died Friday. The man had pre-existing medical issues.

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 10:08 PM
I have been following this thread for a while now though between my 2 little ones I may have missed bits and pieces so sorry if this has already been shared! I have come across this apparently powerful antiviral plant used by Native Americans to survive the 1918 influenza epidemic

(NaturalNews) A powerful antiviral plant used by Native Americans to survive the 1918 influenza epidemic may prove to be a strong modern-day cold and flu remedy, according to a report from the University of California. The root -- called Lomatium Dissectum, Biscuit Root or Indian Consumption Plant -- was eaten by the Washoe Indians to battle viral illnesses such as influenza. During the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, not a single Washoe tribe member died from influenza or its complications. However, other tribes living in Nevada in areas where the plant did not grow experienced a number of deaths, according to Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, a Nevada physician writing in the Bulletin of the Nevada State Board of Health. The plant, a member of the parsley family, is wildcrafted, and grows in dry, sandy climates. Krebs says it acts as a bronchial, intestinal and urinary antiseptic, and is also a diaphoretic (causes perspiration) and diuretic. It is usually prepared by cutting up the root and boiling it in water, then skimming off the top and consuming large doses of the broth to treat cold, flu and even pneumonia.

I will look into it further myself but if anyone here has any input regarding this particular herb please enlighten me! And thank you all for the vast amounts of information being shared.
(i hope this is not off topic at all? :puz

posted on Jun, 19 2009 @ 11:20 PM
reply to post by yumipix

great information to have. I was aware that parsley is effective as an herb, and has medicinal properties similar...but some are more potent...

Homeopathic remidies are the best! Thanks! There is no going wrong with healthy treatments, unlike the harmful flu drugs and vaccinations!

posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 08:56 AM
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Yes i am a big fan of Homeopathy although I have been using for sometime now with excellent results a device called the "guardian" and "remedy maker" made by Eagle Research LLC. Basically it is based on the principals of Homeopathy, Quantum Physics and Chinese Meridian therapy. With regards to
Lomatium, i found a place you can get Lomatium root fluid extract for only 7 dollars at

I definitely dont see any harm in having it in my medicine cuboard at that price!
I agree anything which can help without the dreaded pharmaceuticals

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