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The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported the first H1N1 virus-related death of a Nebraska resident last Wednesday in a news release. The patient was a woman in her 50s who resided in Custer County.
According to the HHS Web site, there have been 264 human cases of the H1N1 virus, also referred to as the swine flu, in Nebraska since April.
While 13 of the 264 patients experienced severe symptoms and were hospitalized, most cases have been mild to moderate, said Marla Augustine, a public information officer for HHS.
School children who have never had a flu shot may need to get vaccinated four times in the fall - twice for seasonal flu, twice for pandemic swine flu - officials at the CDC told health professionals on Wednesday.
Most everyone else should expect three shots.
THREE men with swine flu and other serious medical conditions have died recently in NSW, bringing the state's total deaths associated with the pandemic to 13.
The national toll stands at 35, with 14 in Victoria, 13 in NSW, three in the Northern Territory, two in South Australia, and one each in Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia.
NSW chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant says the men, aged between 47 and 65 years, died in the past few days.
GUAM - At a news conference this afternoon, Dr. Matthews from the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services announced the first swine-flu related death on Guam.
Flanked by Governor Camacho, Lt. Governor Dr. Cruz, Guam Homeland Security, and GVB , Dr. Matthews announced that a 26-year female died of complications arising from H1N1 about one week ago. The female was seen at the emergency room of the Guam Memorial Hospital and was at GMH for about 3 days before passing away while under GMH care.
American citizens should be aware that the U.S. Embassy Santiago cannot demand their immediate release if they have been detained or quarantined in accordance with local public health and legal authorities.
Any questions or concerns about influenza or other illnesses should be directed to a medical professional. Although the U.S. Embassy cannot
provide medical advice or provide medical services to the public, a list of hospitals and doctors can be found on our website at:
www.usembassy.cl under U.S. citizens & FAQ.
Please note that the U.S. Embassy in Santiago is NOT advising Americans in Chile to depart. At this time, the Embassy advises that Americans
review the guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, and make their own decisions about
whether to remain in Chile.
The death of a 26-year-old Yigo woman on July 11 is the first local fatal case related to the H1N1 flu virus, health officials announced yesterday.
Vanisse Flores Taliman died at Guam Memorial Hospital three days after she was brought to the emergency room, said her husband, Gerino Taliman.
Dr. Annakutty Mathew, Department of Public Health and Social Services medical director, said the woman had underlying medical conditions that placed her at higher risk of developing complications.
- Media releases compiled by Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.org Contributing Editor The state Department of Health has confirmed the state s third and the first neighbor island swine-flu related death. The woman, who died July 7 at Kona...
The guards will protect the medication when new collection centres are set up across the capital during the launch of the national pandemic flu service on Thursday.
It comes amid fears the Tamiflu stocks could be targeted by people desperate to get their hands on the anti-viral drug, or by thieves wanting to cash in on its value on the black market.
Indiana is reporting its second death from the swine flu. Indiana State Department of Health officials say a Lake County person died from the H1N1 virus recently. The state is working with Lake County health officials to investigate the death. Lake County has been leading the state in overall confirmed cases of the swine flu and the largest percentage of its population getting the virus.
Authorities in Puerto Rico are reporting three more swine flu deaths, raising the U.S. territory's total of confirmed fatal cases to six.
Interim Health Secretary Concepcion Quinones says laboratory tests are being conducted on 17 additional deaths that are suspected of being related to swine flu.
Quinones said Sunday the number of confirmed swine flu illnesses remains at 52, but she raised the number of suspected cases from 496 to 656 for the territory of 4 million people.
Officials did not provide details about the new deaths.