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Health officials in Manitoba are reporting the death of an adult who had tested positive for swine flu.
It is the sixth death in the province related to the H1N1 virus.
Officials say the person was between 18 and 65 years old and had underlying medical conditions.
The province is also confirming 102 new confirmed flu cases in the last week, bringing the total to 787.
Many of the stricken have been from northern aboriginal communities.
There have now been 38 deaths of Canadians who had swine flu: 15 in Quebec, 12 in Ontario, six in Manitoba, three in Saskatchewan and two in Alberta.
MURRAY, KY (wkms) - Murray Primary Care Medical Center officials have confirmed two cases of swine flu in Calloway County. Doctors say both H1N1 patients have been treated and cured. One of the patients is a visiting 10-year-old girl from Wisconsin, while the other is a local 16-year-old girl. RN Janet Essary says a third suspect case was treated and was a family member of one of the girls. The patients showed symptoms of the virus two weeks ago, only yesterday did lab results show positive for H1N1. Essary says the cases have passed and Murray is no more dangerous than anywhere else in the world.
Two more people have died in Los Angeles County from the novel H1N1 swine flu virus, local public health officials said today.
The deaths occurred among people who were at risk for higher complications from the flu. The latest victim was a pregnant woman, whose baby survived. The other occurred in a person with an underlying medical problem.
L. A. County now has a total of three confirmed deaths related to the H1N1 virus. The first death occurred in a middle-aged woman who had an underlying medical condition. She died in late May.
A tenth person has died from the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, according to New Jersey officials.
A Camden County woman, 30, with underlying medical conditions, died on July 1, according to Thomas Slater, a spokesman for the state Health and Senior Services department
New Jersey has 833 confirmed cases and an additional 456 probable cases through today, according to the state
Swine Flu: Buenos Aires government declared 2 more deaths to the total of 9
The Government of Buenos Aires confirmed this evening in a press conference two new fatal cases of Swine Flu in Capital Federal, where there are now nine people dead because of the illness.
Juan Manzur, pointed out earlier that according to the information given by the Central government, 70 are the total number of death in the country for H1N1 virus, 44 more than the ones registered officially before the elections of last June 28
SWINE flu has recorded its deadliest day yet, with five more fatalities linked to the disease announced yesterday.
The number of Australians who have died with the novel AH1N1 virus jumped to 18, on the same day that health authorities revealed swine flu was now infecting more influenza patients than all other strains combined.
Victoria's Deputy Chief Health Officer, Rosemary Lester, said that over the past few days four more people with swine flu had died, all of whom had underlying health conditions.
The most recent, a 68-year-old man, died in a Melbourne hospital, taking the state's toll to 11.
Three of the four new cases passed away after being admitted to hospital with flu-like illnesses, but no other details were released by their families.
In NSW, a 27-year-old man with multiple health problems became the third person in the state to die with AH1N1.
NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said the young man died last Saturday at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, four days after being diagnosed with the virus.
Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania have recorded one death apiece linked to swine flu.
Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon said it was impossible to say whether swine flu had directly caused the fatalities.
Australia has 6378 confirmed cases of swine flu, including 116 hospitalised and 32 in intensive care.
Three Polish doctors and six nurses are facing criminal prosecution after a number of homeless people died following medical trials for a vaccine to the H5N1 bird-flu virus.
The medical staff, from the northern town of Grudziadz, are being investigated over medical trials on as many as 350 homeless and poor people last year, which prosecutors say involved an untried vaccine to the highly-contagious virus.
Authorities claim that the alleged victims received £1-2 to be tested with what they thought was a conventional flu vaccine but, according to investigators, was actually an anti bird-flu drug.
The director of a Grudziadz homeless centre, Mieczyslaw Waclawski, told a Polish newspaper that last year, 21 people from his centre died, a figure well above the average of about eight.
Although authorities have yet to prove a direct link between the deaths and the activities of the medical staff, Poland's health minister, Ewa Kopacz, has said that the doctors and nurses involved should not return to their profession.
"It is in the interests of all doctors that those who are responsible for this are punished," the minister added.
Investigators are also probing the possibility that the medical staff may have also have deceived the pharmaceutical companies that commissioned the trials.
The suspects said that the all those involved knew that the trial involved an anti-H5N1 drug and willingly participated.
The news of the investigation will come as another blow to the reputation of Poland's beleaguered and poverty-stricken national health service. In 2002, a number of ambulance medics were found guilty of killing their patients for commissions from funeral companies.
The number of people killed by the human influenza in Mexico rose to 121, reported the Health Department, after ensuring that the outbreak of A/H1N1 virus in recent days in the southeast of the country is already controlled.
The unit said in a statement that so far have been registered in 11 countries around the 699 thousand cases of influenza A H1N1, including 121 deaths.
In the latest report about the virus, from June 25, 10 thousand were registered 687 cases including 119 deaths.
In late June, also reported a significant upswing in new infections in the southern states of Chiapas and Yucatan in only one weeks saw jump in the number of cases to 492 thousand and 79 thousand from 683 to 362, respectively.
"Fortunately in both entities and has controlled the situation," said Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova, said in the statement.
Pandemic A (H1N1) 2009
Utah Public Health
Updated Wednesdays at: health.utah.gov...
Page 1 of 2
Status summary as of Wednesday, July 8:
Public health is reporting:
268 hospitalized cases of Pandemic A (H1N1) Flu (that is 23 more
hospitalized cases than on 7/1).
14 individuals have died.
Influenza-like illness (ILI) rates in Utah for the last week are going
down, but are still slightly above the epidemic threshold.
At this time, all indicators suggest that the outbreak has peaked in
U.S. and World:
Note: the WHO numbers were updated on 7/6, CDC on 7/2. Data
reported by the WHO does not reflect current U.S. case count. Data
reported by CDC does not reflect current Utah case count.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting the following world situation
for Pandemic A (H1N1) Flu and the CDC for the U.S.:
Worldwide 94,512 cases (39,645 more than 7/1)
o During the last reporting period, highest reported influenza activity has
occurred in Argentina, Australia, China, Japan, Peru and Thailand.
o 33,902 confirmed and probable cases (12,453 more than 7/1)
170 deaths (43 more than 7/1)
All states (including Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico) are now
o For more information on U.S. cases see: www.cdc.gov...
o WHO now reports that there have been 3 pandemic A (H1N1) isolates
(out of 1,000 tested) that are resistant to oseltamivir. This is termed
“sporadic” resistance to Tamiflu.
Pandemic A (H1N1) 2009
Utah Public Health
Updated Wednesdays at: health.utah.gov...
Page 2 of 2
U.S. Percent isolates SUSCEPTIBLE to antivirals*
Influenza strain Oseltamivir Zanamivir Adamantanes
Pandemic A (H1N1) 100% 100% 0%
Seasonal A (H1N1)
Twelve people have been hospitalised with swine flu in Queensland.
Half of them are in intensive care.
The current H1N1 infection tally stands at 1484 in the Sunshine State, compared to 6767 cases nationally.
So far, 13 people have died from swine flu-related illness in Australia, the bulk of them in Victoria. No swine flu deaths have been recorded in Queensland.
Under the current 'protect' phase of the pandemic, health authorities are only conducting testing on people considered as being at high risk of developing post-infection complications.
Those include pregnant women, the morbidly obese, elderly, indigenous Australians, diabetics and people suffering respiratory illness such as asthma, heart and renal disease.
A 76-year-old man has become the first human swine flu (H1N1) victim to slip into a serious condition.
More than 1,000 people have contracted the virus but in nearly all cases the symptoms have been mild.
Centre for Health Protection controller Thomas Tsang Ho-fai said the man was admitted to the Prince of Wales Hospital on Sunday and was confirmed to have H1N1 yesterday.
The patient, who is also suffering from a chronic pulmonary disease, had shown initial improvement following treatment on Monday, but his condition deteriorated yesterday.
The man's 74-year-old wife has shown no symptoms, but tests are being conducted to determine whether she has contracted the virus.
"Prior to being taken to hospital, the man had spent most of his time at home, and had not received visitors," Tsang said.
So far, only four senior citizens had contracted H1N1. Only four to five patients were still hospitalized.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Health Department announced that there are now four more swine flu deaths in the Beehive State within the last week. The total number of deaths from the H1N1 flu now stand at 14 and there are now 268 confirmed hospitalized cases. Watch FOX 13 News Live at Five and fox13now.com for the latest information on this story.
Deaths. There have been 21 people with H1N1 who have died in Texas. June: one Cameron County woman; one Travis County man; three men and one woman from El Paso County; one man, three women and one boy from Hidalgo County; two women and one man from Bexar County; and one Victoria County woman. May: one man and one woman from El Paso County, one Fort Bend County girl, one Cameron County woman, and one Nueces County man. April: A young boy from Mexico City died in a Houston-area hospital
Four more Texas are confirmed to have died of swine flu, the Department of State Health Services is reporting today, bringing the total to 21.
The most recent deaths do not include any Central Texas residents. The department did not release where the four victims lived.
A 49-year-old Pflugerville man died of swine flu June 28, the first in Travis County.
The state is now reporting swine flu infections in nearly half of Texas’ counties — 120 of 254.
The state health department says there are 4,287 confirmed cases of H1N1, or swine, flu and 177 probable cases for a total of 4,464.
About 200 infectious disease experts have gathered in Toronto to discuss the H1N1 flu virus that has become a global pandemic.
The meeting is aimed at sharing information from across the country and setting up research collaborations.
Dr. Frank Plummer of the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg says experts need to find out why some people are getting only mild illness from this flu, but others are getting severely ill.
He says a new concern is a different virus that has affected at least two hog farm workers in Saskatchewan.
But Plummer says it is not related to the pandemic H1N1 flu virus that has made thousands of Canadians sick.
Plummer says infectious disease experts need to deal aggressively with the new virus, found in farm workers who experienced mild flu symptoms in June and later recovered.
Meanwhile, health officials in the United States are stepping up testing of swine flu cases for Tamiflu resistance.