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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The St. Lucie County Health Department is investigating a possible case of the H1N1 flu at the Summer Camp at Southport Middle School.
The Port St. Lucie Park's and Recreation Department is taking extra precautions since the case was reported on July 20.
According to Port St. Lucie Public Information Officer Rita Hart, the camp has notified parents and guardians of children attending all of the city's camps..
TORONTO - Canada has recorded a case of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu virus, in a Quebec man who had been given the drug to prevent infection.
The case is the fourth reported globally since the new H1N1 virus was discovered in April.
The man, 60, was given the flu antiviral after his son fell ill with the pandemic virus. It's believed the resistance arose in the man and there is no evidence he transmitted resistant virus to anyone else.
"It appears to be an isolated case," said Jirina Vlk, spokesperson for the Public Health Agency of Canada.
"Although the strain does not appear to have spread beyond the reported individual case we continue to be vigilant on this front."
Use of Tamiflu to prevent infection - a procedure called prophylaxis - has been seen on occasion to give rise to resistant viruses.
"We know that it was going to happen and it's not good news that it's happening," said Dr. Allison McGeer, an influenza expert at Toronto's Mount Sinai University.
But she said given the amount of Tamiflu being used in the world right now, such cases are bound to arise.
"It's the problem with influenza, right? Either we're going to see small numbers of these and they're just going to kind of appear periodically and we're all going to worry or it's going to go big," McGeer said.
"There's probably not going to be much in between."
This is the fourth case reported so far of Tamiflu resistance in swine flu cases; earlier cases were reported from Denmark, Japan and Hong Kong. Three of the four cases arose in people who had been taking the drug.
The other was in a girl from San Francisco who travelled to Hong Kong and was discovered to be ill there. She hadn't taken the drug, suggesting the virus that caused her infection was already resistant. U.S. officials have intensified surveillance for resistant viruses in the San Francisco area but say they have not found other cases.
The Public Health Agency says the man recovered from his bout of swine flu without complications and never needed hospitalization.
Vlk said the agency recommends using Tamiflu for treatment only, adding prudent use of the drug could stave off the development of resistance.
-Follow Canadian Press Medical Writer Helen Branswell's flu updates on Twitter at CP-Branswell
OTTAWA, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of the A/H1N1 flu in Canada rose to 50 Tuesday, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said in its latest release.
The French-speaking Quebec province has the most death cases at 19, followed by Ontario at 16. Other deaths happened in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Last week Canada announced it would give up counting individual H1N1 flu cases and focus on research of community spread patterns and unusual situations, after the WHO made similar suggestions.
As of July 15, Canada had a total of 10,156 confirmed cases. The PHAC now issue deaths numbers twice a week.
CALGARY — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency conceded Tuesday that two of its employees, who later developed swine flu, failed to follow safety procedures when investigating an H1N1 outbreak at a central Alberta pig farm this spring.
Officials with the federal agency said it appears the workers took off their protective masks when the equipment fogged up in the hog barn, despite protocols that called for the masks to remain in place throughout the investigation.
Within days, the two workers were diagnosed with H1N1 influenza.
"There were previously established protocols that gave clear instructions about what safety precautions needed to be taken, but we know those procedures weren't followed," said Dr. Jim Clark, national manager of the agency's disease control section.
"We've taken steps to correct the situation."
The federal Liberals said Tuesday the breach of safety procedures while investigating a disease outbreak was "unbelievable."
"I can't imagine the CFIA would not have the proper garments and apparatus to ensure their workers were protected," said Wayne Easter, the Liberal's agriculture critic.
"This should not have happened."
The two employees were among three agency workers — a veterinarian and two inspectors — who were investigating the suspected outbreak of H1N1, which was later confirmed in a large hog operation near Rocky Mountain House, 225 kilometres northwest of Calgary.
The vet and the two inspectors were collecting samples from pigs in the herd to test for the new virus. Clark could not say which of the three employees were later diagnosed with H1N1.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency had a protocol for fitting workers with respirators, coveralls, gloves and taking other precautions like taping sleeves to protect employees during investigations.
However, Clark said the equipment was either not worn — or maintained — appropriately. He said the masks began fogging in the heat of the barns and it appears the workers lifted the respirators.
He said the agency has taken steps to ensure investigators are thoroughly trained and committed to following proper safety procedures.
One of two federal inspectors who contracted swine flu while investigating an outbreak on an Alberta pig farm flew on a commercial flight to Winnipeg shortly after being infected, CBC News has learned.
Two CFIA staffers got sick a day after taking nasal and blood samples from pigs in a barn on this central Alberta farm. (CBC)
The inspectors took nasal and blood samples from pigs on a farm near Rocky Mountain House for two hours on the night of April 28.
One of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency workers travelled to the federal virology lab in Winnipeg to personally deliver samples of the H1N1 virus from the quarantined barn.
It is unclear what flight the worker took, whether the worker was displaying symptoms at the time or whether he or she infected anyone else.
Public health officials brace for another, nastier wave of the H1N1 virus. Alarming new numbers outline the worst case scenario when H1N1 returns this fall. The World Health Organization predicts 2-billion people may become infected globally. That’s a third of the worlds total population. Here in the United States, 90-million people could become ill, with 10% ending up in the hospital.
On today's Whistleblower Radio (the Camelot radio show) we featured Jane Bürgermeister with four other guests: Dr Rebecca Carley, Rebecca Campbell, Elizabeth Book and JoAnne Cremer. A fifth contributor called in, Burk Elder Hale - who can be contacted through his website here.
Elder reported that he had been personally told by a senior biochemist at a leading pharmaceutical company [name of company provided but withheld here to protect the source] that:
"...an aerosoled precursor has been put into the air and almost everyone has breathed it into their lungs. The biochemist states that the vaccines to be administered in the Fall will be ACTIVATED when the constituents come in contact with the aerosoled precursor in the body and will cause a rapid spread of the H1N1 Influenza A virus.
This biochemist is very upset about the matter, to say the least, and is a very reliable source that needs our utmost protection."
We had been told something very similar by our insider source Henry Deacon, who informed us just a few days ago that chemtrails were now frequently being sprayed at 3-5 am (in the very early morning) with the specific intention to compromise the immune system.
Originally posted by JBA2848
THE SMOKING GUN- Novartis recalled H1N1 vaccine two months before outbreak in Mexico
This is a youtube video which states Novartis recalled H1N1 vaccine?