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The director of the hospital Malvinas Argentinas, Graciela Bonfigli, has told C5N that patients are now in serious condition suffering from acute renal failure and hematologic disorders.
Graciela Bonfigli, director of the Hospital Malvinas Argentinas, instead aiming only to patients who have the virus AH1N1 spoke exclusively with C5N and explained that, in very serious cases, two new symptoms are presenting in patients.
The first is acute renal failure, which has to be treated with dialysis.
The second is the occurrence of hematological abnormalities, such as when blood clots form throughout the body.
Furthermore argued that if patients have no prior history, they are generally healthy adults who have a fall with pneumonia and respiratory failure.
Flutrackers Confirmed U.S. Fatalities 6/30/09 .....
Arizona - 9
California - 19
Connecticut - 6
Florida - 2
Hawaii - 1
Illinois - 13
Maryland - 1
Massachusetts - 2
Michigan - 7
Minnesota - 1
Missouri - 1
Nevada - 2
New Jersey - 6
New York - 43
North Carolina - 2
Oklahoma - 1
Oregon - 3
Pennsylvania - 5
Rhode Island - 1
Texas - 16
Utah - 10
Virginia - 1
Washington - 3
Wisconsin - 4
TOTAL - 159*
*This number represents deaths as described and reported in the media. The known CFR of H1N1 is 0.4%
#157 Hawaii - Honolulu, woman in her late 60's died 6/19/09 reported 6/29/09 *multiple serious health issues, contracted pneumonia as a complication, affiliated with the military but not on active duty, died at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii DOH claims H1N1 not the primary cause of death
#158 Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, middle aged person (woman?) reported 6/30/09 *underlying condition, H1N1 confirmed postmortem late week of 6/26
#159 New York - Suffolk County, Smithtown man 45-55 years old died 6/30/09 reported 6/30/09 *multiple acute and chronic medical problems, hospitalized since mid-June
Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 4:24pm
Novavax Inc. stock has soared on news that it’s negotiating a multimillion-dollar deal to license out its flu-vaccine-making technology to a Spanish pharmaceutical partner that plans to further test and produce seasonal and pandemic flu vaccines for several European countries.
Rovi Pharmaceuticals Laboratories, a publicly traded Madrid company, has agreed to license the Rockville vaccine developer’s emerging technology, which uses flu virus-like particles rather than the entire strain to elicit an immune response without using any infectious agents. Novavax has been in the second phase of human clinical testing for the technology on roughly 300 patients.
8:04 pm – Swine Flu: Nurse died in Berazategui of swine flu
The seven year old boy died today. He was admitted to the Mendoza´s Notti Hospital due to suspected
The boy was brain dead around 2 am and the doctors confirmed that he had died at 1 pm.
He was admitted on Saturday to the hospital with a very severe meningoencephalitis. Yesterday when the news became public, the head of Notti´s intensive care unit, Elida Vanilla, had said that he had little chances of survival.
The child´s mother said that symptoms started last Thursday: he was feeling ”weak and had muscle aches.” Everything worsened on Friday when he began vomiting and had to be hospitalized on Saturday.
From the BNO Newsroom.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Obama met with top officials from former President Gerald Ford's administration on Tuesday to discuss the 1976 H1N1 flu outbreak, the White House said.
"Today I joined the Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan and other senior advisors to meet with a select group of individuals who could speak knowledgeably about the lessons learned from the 1976 influenza so that we can further prepare this nation for the possibility of a more severe outbreak of H1N1 flu," President Obama said in written statement.
Among the participants of the meeting, who all had administration roles in 1976, were:
Hon. F. David Mathews, former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW)
Hon. William Howard Taft IV, former General Counsel, HEW David Sencer, MD, former CDC Director Walter (“Walt”) Dowdle, MD, former CDC Virology Division Director David Hamburg, MD, former President of the Institute of Medicine; current FDA Commissioner Peggy Hamburg’s father
Harvey Fineberg, who is the co-author of "The Swine Flu Affair: Decision-Making on a Slippery Disease", also attended the meeting. He is currently the President of the Institute of Medicine.
The 1976 swine flu outbreak was a strain of the H1N1 influenza virus which was detected in Fort Dix. The strain killed one person directly and hospitalized 13 others. The outbreak let to mass vaccinations in the United States but caused 25 additional deaths due to side-effects from the vaccine.
Statement by the President on Today’s Meeting to Discuss the 1976 H1N1 Flu Outbreak
"Today I joined Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan and other senior advisors to meet with a select group of individuals who could speak knowledgeably about the lessons learned from the 1976 influenza so that we can further prepare this nation for the possibility of a more severe outbreak of H1N1 flu."
Meeting participants (with roles in 1976):
•Hon. F. David Mathews, former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW)
•Hon. William Howard Taft IV, former General Counsel, HEW
•David Sencer, MD, former CDC Director
•Walter ("Walt") Dowdle, MD, former CDC Virology Division Director
•David Hamburg, MD, former President of the Institute of Medicine; current FDA Commissioner Peggy Hamburg’s father
•Harvey Fineberg, MD, Co-author, The Swine Flu Affair: Decision-Making on a Slippery Disease; current President of the Institute of Medicine
FLORENCE, AZ -- Pinal County Public Health officials received confirmation that a 7-year-old boy who died within the last week was positive for the swine flu virus.
Officials said the child had underlying health conditions and was being treated at a local hospital at the time of his death.
This is the 10th death statewide related to the virus and the third death involving a resident of Pinal County. The total number of confirmed cases in Arizona is 729 as of June 24, according to the most recent data posted by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
According to the health department, the swine flu virus strain currently being monitored in the United States is a new type of virus never seen in people until it was discovered recently. Influenza viruses are constantly changing and evolving, which is why researchers develop new flu vaccines each year.
Officials did not release the city in which the child lived..
With Swine Flu in 100 countries and 900 cases confirmed here in Florida, the state health department is saying for the first time that it is gearing up should federal officials order mass immunizations.
“It still hasn’t been determined exactly how that will proceed, but we’re working very closely with all our partners at the national level to make sure that we’re all prepared and that we’re able to deploy whatever recommendations come down," says Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros, Surgeon General.
A mass immunization is far from certain. It could include cooperation from schools, hospitals, medical clinics, large employers and private doctors.
The most likely timetable for beginning mass vaccinations is either October or November.
A statewide plan for mass vaccinations has been in place since 2001. State health officials will spend the month of July fine-tuning the plan which is now more complex because a swine flu immunization will likely be not one, but two shots.
“There’s going to be seasonal flu vaccines, and there may be the potential for H1N1 swine flu vaccine. And we need to work out the details as to transportation and distribution of the vaccine," says Doc Kokol, with the State Department of Health.