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

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posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 12:12 PM
Wimbledon kids fear

FOUR Wimbledon ball boys and girls were last night at the centre of a feared swine flu outbreak.

The affected quartet, said to be school pupils aged around 15, have all been ordered to stay at home after complaining of flu-like illness.

None of the youngsters have been swabbed or tested and it was not clear which courts they had worked on.

But the All England Club insisted that no players or fans had been put at any extra risk.

Wimbledon spokesman Johnny Perkins said: "This is a precautionary measure. We know the climate we are operating in. It seems a sensible course of action in a closed community."

Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer said: "It's not good news, especially for the players travelling around the world meeting so many people."

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 12:18 PM
MANILA, Philippines - President Arroyo cancelled her public engagements for the week, including a Cabinet meeting, and went on self-quarantine after returning from a 12-day, four-nation trip Monday night as a precautionary measure against the spread of the A(H1N1) virus, officials said

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 12:39 PM
A woman fighting for her life in Hawke's Bay Hospital may be the first otherwise healthy New Zealander to become critically ill with swine flu.

The woman, in her early twenties, was diagnosed on Friday and is New Zealand's second critical case.

Authorities are refusing to say whether she had a pre-existing medical condition.

Another woman, 30, has been in a critical but stable condition at Wellington Hospital for more than a week. Existing health problems may have made her case more acute.

New Zealand cases of the virus rose to 653 yesterday, up from 589.

Hawke's Bay District Health Board refused to confirm whether the woman had an underlying medical condition before contracting the virus, like the Wellington patient.

The two women are among a rising number of younger critical cases across the world. More than 300 people have died from swine flu so far.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine yesterday raised concerns that swine flu is affecting more young people than seasonal influenza.

Co-author Gerardo Chowell-Puente said nearly 90 per cent of those who had died from the virus had been aged between five and 59, compared with 17 per cent during recent flu seasons.

Governments tended to provide flu vaccines to the very young and very old, but a different strategy might be needed during an influenza pandemic, Dr Chowell-Puente said.

However, Canterbury Health Laboratories virologist Lance Jennings said influenza deaths in younger, otherwise healthy, people did happen.

"Some people are more susceptible than others and we don't fully understand why."

Meanwhile, a Wellington childcare centre has closed until Friday after a staff member contracted swine flu.

TVNZ reported that two other staff members at First Five in Porirua were ill and several children had flu-like symptoms.

Regional Public Health said the centre shut because of a staff

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 12:44 PM

Health officials are considering abandoning daily updates on the number of UK swine flu cases as the disease takes hold and ways of diagnosing and confirming it change

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 12:51 PM
Fourteen cases of the H1N1 virus have been confirmed onboard a cruise liner that docked in Helsinki on Sunday. The Emerald Princess cruise liner docked in the capital for eight hours en route to St. Petersburg.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 12:55 PM
Spain announces first swine flu fatality on European continent

Jun 30, 2009, 7:15 GMT Madrid - A young woman died of the H1N1 influenza Tuesday in Madrid, becoming the first victim of the disease known as swine flu on the European continent, the Spanish Health Ministry said.

Three people have died on the British Isles of the disease.

Two more serious cases were meanwhile announced in Spain, bringing the total to three.

The woman who died also suffered from asthma, officials said.

The woman of Moroccan origin, who had turned 20 shortly before her death, was 28 weeks pregnant. Doctors performed a cesarean section on her on Monday due to the seriousness of her condition.

The patient was suffering from breathing difficulties, and had caught pneumonia after becoming infected with H1N1. She had been in an intensive care unit at a Madrid hospital since June 15.

Health Minister Trinidad Jimenez said the patient died of a 'respiratory disease linked with H1N1.' Doctors had previously sent her home three times after she came to hospital because of high fever, the daily El Mundo reported.

It was unclear where the young woman, who was an accomplished athlete, had caught the disease. She had not travelled abroad recently, according to family members quoted by the daily.

Spain has 717 confirmed cases of swine flu. One among them, a 32-year old man, is in serious condition in Tarragona in the east.

Madrid health officials announced two more serious cases, a 8-year-old child and a 35-year-old woman.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 12:59 PM
3 More Deaths in Argentina

Influenza A allegedly claims three more victims
Three more people died in Argentina after contracting influenza A, reported the chief of medicine at the Italian Hospital in Buenos Aires Alejandra Valledor during an interview to a local radio.

The physician said the victims have "not been included" in the lists of influenza A fatalities made by the Health Ministry. Valledor claimed the government is "underreporting" the number of deaths and cases. The Health Minister has confirmed 29 deaths.

She added that hospitals in different parts of the country have been "overcrowded" due to the large number of patients who contacted the deadly illness.

Sources of the Emergency Room of the Argerich hospital told The Herald it had "collapsed" as a result of the large number of cases, and added that breathing machines might not be enough to cope with the growing demand.

At least three people have died of swine flu in that hospital in the city of Buenos Aires, including a 25-year-old man, the source added, describing the "incredible speed of the illness, which leads people to cough to death in a matter of days."

As part of the measures to combat the illness, eight provinces have suspended classes: Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Corrientes, San Luis, Neuquén, Entre Ríos, Misiones and Río Negro. The province of Chaco is reportedly analyzing to suspend the activities of the provincial public servants to prevent combat the spreading illness among employees of the provincial government.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 01:15 PM
One more PA death
Note: 1 of these 2 deaths in PA were reported in flutrackers yesterday--so PA total is 5

Two more Phila. deaths from swine flu confirmed

Two more Philadelphia residents have died of complications related to swine flu, officials with the city Department of Public Health said last night.
Both patients - a man and a woman - were described only as middle-aged adults with underlying medical conditions whose infections were confirmed posthumously late last week.

The deaths in Philadelphia, only one of which was included in yesterday's update by the state Department of Health, were the fourth and fifth in Pennsylvania attributed to influenza A(H1N1). and the third in Philadelphia.

Six people have died in New Jersey, all in the northern part of the state.

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware were among 12 states with widespread influenza, a measure of geographic spread that does not indicate severity or type of flu, for the week ending June 20, the latest surveillance report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A CDC official estimated on Thursday that as many as one million Americans had been infected with swine flu, with rates as high as 6 percent in some urban populations.

Like those with seasonal flu, most patients with H1N1 have not been formally tested. - Don Sapatkin

See last bold statement...Well how do they come up with 36,000 seasonal flu deaths in the US statistic then???

[edit on 30-6-2009 by sonjah1]

[edit on 30-6-2009 by sonjah1]

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 01:22 PM
Long Island, NY: Fourth Swine Flu Death

Posted: 1:49 pm
June 30, 2009

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. -- Long Island's Suffolk County has recorded a fourth death linked to swine flu.

County health officials said Tuesday the victim, a Smithtown man between the ages of 45 and 55, had underlying medical problems.

Suffolk Health Commissioner Dr. Humayun Chaudhry (HOO'-mah-yoon CHAW'-dree) says the man died Tuesday and had been hospitalized since mid-June.

Suffolk County has 117 confirmed cases of swine flu. Most of those confirmed to have the virus have recovered or are recovering.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 01:29 PM
Flutrackers Suspected U.S. Fatalities After 4/24/09-NEW

#13 Wisconsin - Kenosha, 18 year old had flu-like / pneumonia symptoms and was given antibiotics and sent home several days before he died.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 01:54 PM
AFP said Protein Sciences made the flu vaccine by infecting caterpillar cells with a baculovirus carrying the gene for hemagluttinin, a molecule that sticks out of the surface of the influenza virus. Insect cell technology does not need a "seed strain", which is used in the normal production of

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 02:01 PM
July 1st, 2009

FEARS of a swine flu 'superbug' have been realised with the first reported case in Denmark of the H1N1 influenza mutating and developing resistance to Tamiflu.

Experts warn the drug-resistant virus could spread around the world as rapidly as swine flu, which has now infected nearly 71,000 people globally.

The discovery sparked calls yesterday for Australia to rethink its national medical stockpile and get more Relenza amid proof Tamiflu is already a dud against many flu strains.

Gold Coast drugs scientist Professor Mark von Itzstein, who has repeatedly warned against an over-reliance on Tamiflu, said the Federal Government should react to the new situation.

Relenza, an inhalant produced by GlaxoSmithKline, was invented by Prof von Itzstein and is the only antiviral drug that still works.

Australia has only 3.4 million doses of Relenza compared to about 6.9 million doses of Tamiflu.

Relenza has a proven history against all human influenzas thrown at it, which is why countries overseas have gradually recalibrated their stockpiles.

Tamiflu, by comparison has lost effectiveness against many flu strains which have become resistant to it, including this winter's seasonal

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 02:46 PM
An effort to provide free antiviral medication to Utah's uninsured -- to help stop the spread of H1N1 swine flu -- has stalled, as health officials struggle with how to hand out the pills.

Previous influenza planning by state and local health officials did not include a strategy for helping the uninsured get Tamiflu, which costs approximately $90. Advocates and officials agree the gap must be remedied before this fall, when the flu may be more virulent.

The Utah Hospitals and Health Systems Association asked health officials for a solution last week, as hospitals were seeing uninsured patients become sicker when they could not afford to fill their prescriptions.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 02:50 PM
AUSTIN (June 30, 2009)--The H1N1 swine flu claimed its first Central Texas victim Monday.

The Austin American-Statesman reported Monday that Pflugerville resident Ron Stowe, 49, died Saturday at Scott & Hospital in Temple.

Stowe was diagnosed with H1N1 flu in mid-June in Round Rock before he was transferred to Temple.

Stowe, a husband of twenty-five years and father of four children, is the fourteenth person to die from the swine flu in Texas.

The Bell County Public Health District said Tuesday 129 cases of swine flu have been confirmed in the county, up from the 98 cases reported at the end of last week.

That pushes the total number of confirmed cases in Central Texas to more than 180.

McLennan County health officials say two cases of swine flu have been confirmed in the county, but one of the two patients is not a county resident, but instead is from Harris County.

The most recent state data show 34 confirmed cases in Brazos County, two in Coryell County, one in Milam County, 25 in Williamson County and two in Hamilton County.

Statewide, about 2,800 cases have been

[edit on 30-6-2009 by wizardwars]

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 02:59 PM
81-year-old woman becomes 10th person to die of swine flu in Ontario

By THE CANADIAN PRESS – 1 hour ago

TORONTO — Ontario has confirmed another death associated with the swine flu.

An 81-year-old Toronto woman is the 10th person to die in Ontario who tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

Ministry of Health officials say woman had been in hospital in intensive care for some time.

Ontario now has 3,154 confirmed cases of H1N1 and 138 people have been hospitalized since the end of April.

The Public Health Agency of Canada website puts the national death toll associated with swine flu at 25 and the Ontario death reported today is in addition to that number.

Last week, the province changed the way it monitors and reports on swine flu, with the ministry updating both swine and seasonal flu activity across the province every Friday instead of daily.

The province says that will allow health officials to focus resources on enhanced surveillance and follow-up of severe cases and outbreaks.

Across Canada, there have been nearly 8,000 cases of the H1N1 since the outbreak began, and most have been mild.

Ontario reports an average of 9,000 cases of seasonal flu each year, and approximately 500 deaths.

Nationwide, the common flu sends about 20,000 Canadians to hospital each year. The Public Health Agency's website says between 4,000 and 8,000 Canadians can die of influenza and its complications annually, depending on the severity of the

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:01 PM
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The mayor of Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, declared a health emergency on Tuesday to help control an outbreak of the deadly H1N1 flu strain that has killed 26 people in the country.

Mayor Mauricio Macri urged city residents to stay at home as much as possible, saying the health emergency would remain in place through Friday. He said the measure would help different public services coordinate to combat the virus.

The Argentine government has confirmed 1,587 cases of the new strain of virus, also known as swine flu, which is spreading during the southern hemisphere winter.

Argentine authorities also said on Tuesday they were suspending classes for millions of children as a precaution.

Classes will be canceled in Buenos Aires and four other provinces from Monday as officials bring forward winter vacation periods originally scheduled to start later next month.

Many of the flu cases have been reported in the densely populated working-class suburbs and impoverished slums that ring Buenos Aires.

On Monday, Argentina's health minister resigned amid the outbreak, with some Argentine media reporting opposition within the national government to her measures to combat the outbreak.

(Reporting by Lucas Bergman; Writing by Kevin Gray, Editing by

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:18 PM
TORONTO - Canada and the United States may go separate ways when deciding whether powerful boosting compounds called adjuvants should be added to swine flu vaccines, experts suggest.

Canada will likely use adjuvanted swine flu vaccine, says Dr. David Butler-Jones, head of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

But it is not a slam-dunk that regulatory authorities south of the border will clear adjuvanted flu vaccines for a U.S. mass vaccination campaign - if one takes place - this fall, some American experts say.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:24 PM
A HUNDRED and fifty pupils at Winchmore School are reported to be off sick because it is feared they could be suffering from swine flu.

According to a letter sent out to parents by the headteacher Lesley Mansbridge, a Year 7 and Year 10 pupil have the virus.

The letter says: “Their symptoms include high temperature, streaming eyes, sore throat, coughing and aching limbs. The doctor has put them on a course of Tamiflu and they will remain off until the doctor confirms they are able to return to school.”

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:26 PM
The man, who works at Mary Webb Sport Centre in Pontesbury in Shropshire, has a mild form of the virus, a spokesman for Shropshire council said.

The centre is used by pupils at Mary Webb School but the council said there were no plans to close the school.

The building has been deep cleaned and the council said officials were liaising with relevant health agencies.

The centre is normally open to the public as well as pupils.

Responding well

Liz Nicholson, director of children and young people's services at Shropshire Council, said: "There are no plans to close Mary Webb School at this time and there is no reason for any parent to be worried about their child's health.

"If anyone does develop flu-like symptoms they should contact NHS Direct."

The man was responding well to treatment, the council added.

Telford Primary Care Trust said there were currently 11 confirmed cases of swine flu across Shropshire.

It said all of them had been given Tamiflu and had responded well to treatment.

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