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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 @ 04:44 PM
Indonesia is planning to ask all people arriving from swine flu-affected countries to wear face masks for at least three days, the health minister said Monday.

The presence of the A(H1N1) virus was confirmed in Indonesia only last week and so far four of the eight known cases have been foreigners.

"Visitors from infected countries should wear masks. It's a precautionary measure we're taking to avoid human-to-human transmission of the virus," Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari told AFP.

"We'll give them the masks when they arrive at the airports and tell them to wear them for three

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:50 PM
First H1N1 death in Hamilton

Hamilton has experienced its first death of a person with the H1N1 virus.

Public health officials said a 41-year-old Hamilton female died this week who had the H1N1 virus. It is not known if the virus was a contributing factor in the death. Health officials said the individual had underlying health conditions.

This is the first death in Hamilton of a person with the virus since it was discovered in Mexico a few months ago.

Chris Mackie, Hamilton’s associate medical officer of health, confirmed there are a few other people with the virus in hospital, but he could not be more specific.


posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:51 PM
3 more hospitalized in N.S. with swine flu

Three more people in Nova Scotia have been hospitalized with swine flu, increasing the total number of confirmed cases in the province to 151.

Provincial health officials said Tuesday the three cases were within the Capital District Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre.

Two patients remain in hospital. The one person released was at the IWK, the children's hospital for the Maritimes.

Dr. Maureen Baikie, deputy medical officer of health, said she doesn't know the severity of those cases.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:52 PM
Spain Reports 1st Swine Flu Death; Mauritius Reports First Case of Disease

Spanish authorities say a pregnant 20-year-old woman has died from the H1N1 swine flu virus, becoming Spain's first fatality from the virus and the fourth in Europe.

The Moroccan woman was seven months pregnant when she died Tuesday at a Madrid hospital. Earlier, doctors performed a Cesarean section to save her premature baby, who was in good health but on a respirator.

Spain's Health Ministry says the mother suffered from asthma and died of a respiratory illness triggered by swine flu.

Britain reported its third swine flu death late Monday. The victim was a nine-year-old girl who officials say suffered underlying health problems.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:53 PM
Recombinomics Commentary 13:05
June 30, 2009
He had to start with no ill. That was in the preventive treatment with Tamiflu, because he had been in close contact with a swine influenza hit abroad. Since there had been five days of Tamiflu, the person suddenly ill with H1N1, but it not appear that the medicine worked. It appeared as through the samples here and in England that the person had been resistance, "says Nils Strandberg.

The above translation provides additional information on the patient who developed a pandemic H1N1 infection while taking a prophylactic dose of oseltamivir (Tamiflu). The five days suggests the patient was infected after her contact, who was infected overseas, returned. The patient was given Tamiflu because of her infected contact and developed flu-like symptoms while taking Tamiflu, which led to the isolation of the virus and sequence data (generated in Denmark and England) showing resistance (which was almost certainly H274Y)

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:54 PM
Fourth death in Suffolk linked to swine flu

For the second time in two days, the death of a Suffolk resident has been linked to swine flu, the county health department said Tuesday.

A resident of the Town of Smithtown between the ages of 45 and 55 is the fourth death in the county associated with the H1N1 virus, Suffolk Health Commissioner Dr. Humayun Chaudhry said in a news release.

The man, who died Tuesday, "had been hospitalized since mid-June for multiple acute and chronic underlying medical problems," Chaudhry said.


posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:55 PM

6:38 pm – Swine Flu: Parents of three babies reported they died today in Quilmes

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:57 PM
Such a decision comes because of growing fears of health officials from the integration of virus, "H1N1", with the virus (H5N1) strain of avian influenza or other viruses, and the transition between the patients and each other, or by

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:58 PM
Swine flu death toll in Ontario rises to 10

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 the 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, but the total doesn't include the Ontario death or a 12th death reported Friday in Quebec.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 04:59 PM
More than One-Third of Docs Say Risk Level Rising for Potential H1N1 Flu Pandemic

Flemington, NJ, June 30, 2009 – A new national study among 696 physicians revealed that more than one-third of physicians (37%) reported that there was “somewhat of a risk” that the H1N1 swine flu could result in a catastrophic pandemic, the highest level since an April study in which 49% of physicians reported that there was “somewhat of a risk” for a pandemic.

The study was conducted last night by HCD Research using its® website, and the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion (MCIPO), as part of a series of studies which were conducted during April, May and June to obtain physicians’ perceptions of the H1N1 virus. The studies are being conducted on a weekly basis to measure physicians’ perceptions regarding their personal and professional views on the issue.

When asked what top three sources they use to obtain information on H1N1 swine flu, physicians listed government agency communications (77%) as their top choice, followed by the news media (71%) and medical associations (55%), similar to previous studies.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 05:05 PM
30 Canadian deaths associated with H1N1 virus

TORONTO — Ontario is now reporting 11 deaths associated with the swine flu for a national total of 30.

An 81-year-old Toronto woman and a 41-year-old Hamilton woman who had chronic health problems both tested positive for the virus.

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

Ontario now has more than 3,150 confirmed cases of H1N1 and 138 people have been hospitalized since the end of April.

The number of reported deaths of Canadians with swine flu, based on information from provincial health officials, was 30 on Tuesday.


The previous report said 25 deaths this ne says 30.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 05:06 PM
Three Wimbledon players are believed to have caught swine flu, it has emerged.

The revelation comes after four ballboys and girls were told earlier this week to stay away from the tournament as they are suffering 'flu-like' symptoms.

Organisers say the virus poses no threat to the tournament and that the incidence of cases 'is entirely in line with the wider London community'.

But the remaining players will be anxious about catching swine flu in the enclosed and cloistered environment of

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 05:08 PM

New England Journal of Medicine has new web page now.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 05:12 PM
June has been a strange month, with a high number of sick children visiting our office. June is supposed to be routine physical time when we see healthy children to fill out their school and camp

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 05:21 PM
Authorities say the woman in her late 60's died at Tripler Army Medical Center June 19. It's unclear how she caught the virus but state epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park said it was too much for the already sick woman.

"The patient was already in quite a precarious state," Dr. Park told reporters, "and it was one thing or another that could have contributed and this did not help that

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 05:24 PM
Third swine flu death reported in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County

Man dies from swine flu: Contra Costa County has reported its third death from swine flu, otherwise known as the H1N1 virus.

A middle-aged man with other underlying health problems died on June 23. County officials declined to disclose details.

The first swine flu victim in Contra Costa was a school-aged girl who passed away on May 29.

On June 12, a middle-aged man with no major health conditions became the county's second victim.

At least 17 people have died statewide after exposure to the novel virus.

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 05:25 PM
The chances of a widespread swine flu outbreak in the province are remote, according to the Western Cape Department of Health.

This assurance comes as the number of confirmed swine flu cases in South Africa rose to seven after another three cases were reported in Gauteng.

So far, only one swine flu case has been confirmed in the Western Cape. A 51-year-old woman from Worcester tested positive for the H1N1 virus - swine flu - at the weekend.

Health Department spokesperson Faiza Steyn said last night that the woman was recovering.

Steyn said people with compromised immune systems, including those with HIV/Aids, the elderly and children under five, were more susceptible to germs and viruses. This would be compounded by the congestion in

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 05:26 PM
More than two thousand new A/H1N1 cases confirmed in Europe

STOCKHOLM, June 30 (Xinhua) -- A European health agency said Tuesday that 2006 new A/H1N1 flu cases were reported in European countries within the last 24 hours.

Of the new cases, 1,687 were confirmed in Britain, 176 in Spain,49 in France, 29 in Germany, 23 in Cyprus, nine in Finland, five in Switzerland, four respectively in Slovakia, Portugal and Greece, three respectively in Austria, Denmark and Romania, two respectively in Ireland and Hungary, one respectively in Sweden, Poland and Belgium, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in its daily situation report.

The total number of confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 flu virus in the EU (European Union) and EFTA (European Free Trade Association)countries rose to 8,179, with 717 cases in Spain and 5,937 in Britain, 288 in France and 417 in Germany, the ECDC said.

The ECDC publishes a daily situation report about A/H1N1 flu cases in the EU and EFTA countries based on official information from these countries.


posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 05:28 PM
A child from Tri-Cities and another from Umatilla have tested positive for H1N1, or swine influenza, public health officials said Monday.

In the first confirmed case for the Tri-Cities area, a child from there was hospitalized elsewhere several weeks ago, according to Dr. Larry Jecha, Benton-Franklin Health District health officer.

While the child fell ill away from the Tri-Cities, health officials assume the virus was contracted locally, Jecha noted. "We know it's in the

posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 05:37 PM
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of swine flu cases confirmed in the state has grown to 90.

The Maine CDC says eight new cases were reported on Monday, bringing the number to 67 cases among Maine residents and 23 among out-of-state visitors.

Also, 15 cases have been confirmed at seven different summer camps.

Officials say swine flu has been reported in 10 of the state's 16 counties. So far, Aroostook, Franklin, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo and Washington counties have avoided the H1N1

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