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Mysterious U.S. Swine Flu Probe Widens as Mexico Finds Swine Flu *updated*

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posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:22 PM
The Hospital Nacional de Niños (Children's Hospital) reports that five of its resident doctors are out sick with the AH1N1 flu virus. A sixth medical resident has now recovered after being infected.

The incapacitation was confirmed by the ministra de Salud, María Luisa Ávila.

The ministra said that samples are now being tested at the laboratory and it will be several days before the results are in, meanwhile the doctors are staying home to avoid risk spreading infection.

The AH1N1 has so far claimed 11 lives in Costa Rica, the worst week being this past week when on average one person a day died from the virus.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:27 PM
Seoul - South Korean health authorities increased their swine flu warning to the second highest level Tuesday because of the rapid spread of the illness. "The number of flu cases has been increasing with a steady influx of foreign students during summer vacation," the Health Ministry in Seoul said. The ministry added that the number of infections among South Korean students was also increasing.

Raising the warning level from three on a scale of four means moving away from the policy of containment and isolation towards one of damage limitation, according to the ministry.

Dozens of new cases of the H1N1 virus are being reported almost daily in South Korea. According to official figures, there have been 935 confirmed cases to date. The first case in the country was reported in early May.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:31 PM
According to a CBS4 News source, two officers in the Midwest District in Doral have come down with the illness.

John Rivera, President of the Police Benevolent Association, told CBS4's Gary Nelson that "we are aware of it". In addition, he said, "The officers have undergone treatment. It is our understanding that the station has been sanitized."

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:35 PM
JULY 21, 2009 (XINHUA) -- A European health agency said on Monday that 874 new A/H1N1 flu cases were reported in European countries within the last 24 hours.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:38 PM
As of today the reported number of fatalities so far is at 933 world wide.

The mortality rate continues to increase by small fractions.

The virus is following a very similar path as the 1918 virus.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:42 PM
PRESSURE to close the nation's schools in an effort to halt the spread of swine flu increased yesterday with experts saying it could prove effective in tackling the virus.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 06:57 PM
We recently saw this malicious file being spread in emails. The name of the file was Novel H1N1 Flu Situation Update.exe and the icon made it look like a Word document file.

When the file was opened, it created several new files to the hard drive:

* %windir%\Temp\Novel H1N1 Flu Situation Update.doc
* %windir%\Temp\doc.exe
* %windir%\Temp\make.exe
* %windir%\system32\UsrClassEx.exe
* %windir%\system32\UsrClassEx.exe.reg

The executables contain backdoor functionality, including an elaborate keylogger.

And the document file that is dropped gets automatically opened by the malware, causing the user to think he really opened a Word file. This is what the document looks like.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:15 PM
TASMANIA is bracing for an explosion in swine flu cases with as many as 100,000 people expected to catch the virus within weeks.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:20 PM
Eight Kuwaitis have tested positive for swine flu on their return from an Omra pilgrimage to Mecca and have been admitted to hospital, the Kuwaiti health ministry announced on Tuesday.

The Kuwaitis, including six women, "underwent laboratory tests, which confirmed their infection by the A(H1N1) virus," ministry spokesman Yussef al-Nisf

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:23 PM
DOHA: Qatar is awaiting a decision from an Arab health ministers’ meeting in Cairo today to decide on advising some “vulnerable sections” of Muslims not to go for Haj and Umrah this year as a precaution against swine flu.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 07:26 PM
Rich countries' pandemic strategies may cause vaccine shortages elsewhere

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 09:54 PM
Possible H1N1 Outbreak At Treasure Coast Camp

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..

Thats about 5 miles from my house.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 09:56 PM
Quebec finds case of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu, fourth recorded globally

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


posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 09:59 PM
Death toll of A/H1N1 flu in Canada rises to 50

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.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 10:09 PM
Swine flu inspectors became infected themselves at Alberta farm

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.

Infected swine flu inspector boarded plane to Winnipeg

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.


[edit on 21-7-2009 by JBA2848]

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 10:14 PM
THE SMOKING GUN- Novartis recalled H1N1 vaccine two months before outbreak in Mexico

This is a youtube video which states Novartis recalled H1N1 vaccine?

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 10:38 PM
A Dire Prediction for Swine Flu H1N1 Virus

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.

That would be 9,000,000 ending up in the hospital. Hows Obama doing on the medical overhaul?

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 11:01 PM
I just saw this ;

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:
" 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.

posted on Jul, 21 2009 @ 11:55 PM

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?

Great Video, must see! Excellent information!

posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 05:29 AM
BANGKOK, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Public Health Ministry Deputy Permanent Secretary said Wednesday that the country has 20 more influenza A/H1N1 death related cases, bringing the country's death toll to 44.

Dr. Paijit Warachit said that 44 died from the epidemic and 6776 infected, among whom 6697 have recovered and 35 remained in hospital, seven are in serious condition.

Paijit said that the ministry is planning to take three tough measures to curb the outbreak of the influenza A/H1N1, providing the patients with oseltamivir immediately and calling on the infectious cases to stop working and studying.

He believed that the ministry will see better situation within some one month after taking those measures.

Meanwhile, Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai called on the public not to be panic over the epidemic

He denied the reports that Thailand has become the fourth largest number of death toll from the virus, saying that many countries have halted their reports of death toll.

However, he admitted that he worried about football fans who will go to watch the game between Thai national team and Liverpoolin Bangkok on Wednesday evening.

He suggests the flu patients not to join the event.

Thailand had its first two confirmed patients on May 12

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