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The deputy director of the Department of Preventive Health in the
central province of Ha Tinh, Nguyen Luong Tam, confirmed on 26 Jul
2009 that a 30-year-old man died of bird flu at the General Hospital.
The man had been rushed to hospital the previous day with pneumonia,
high fever, headache, muscular and joint pain, cough, breathing
difficulty, and vomiting. Doctors diagnosed him as having avian
influenza and isolated him. They found his lung to be seriously
damaged. He died on 26 Jul 2009. Health workers later found diseased
poultry at the man's house. He also had contact with a female
relative, a teacher at Ngo Thoi Nhiem private High School in District
9, where 73 students and 5 teachers have contracted swine flu [that
is, influenza pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus infection].
This suspected case of avian influenza A (H5N1) virus infection, if
confirmed, will become the 112th case and the 57th death to have
occurred in Viet Nam. The most recent previous case died on 27 Apr
2009 in Thanh Hoa province.
The concern in the current (suspected) case is that there is a
potential epidemiological link with an outbreak of influenza pandemic
(H1N1) 2009 virus infection among teachers and children at a school
in the same province.
Confirmation of the H5N1 diagnosis is awaited as are more details of
the investigation of the outbreak at Ngo Thoi Nhiem private High School.
The Honduras Ministry of Health announced today that a woman originally from the border with Nicaragua became the second fatality of influenza A, which was recorded at least 190 confirmed cases in the country.
The Director of Health Surveillance, Marco Antonio Pinel, told the press that this is a woman of 32 years, from the community Alauca in the eastern department of El Paraíso, bordering Nicaragua.
The Health Ministry official did not specify when the woman died or other circumstances of his death.
Another woman, 23 years and was pregnant, was the first fatality of influenza A in Honduras, as confirmed by the Ministry of Health on June 22 last.
The woman died days after being discharged from a hospital in Santa Rosa de Copan in western Honduras.
Pinel said that so far have been 190 confirmed cases of influenza A in Honduras, about 45 percent of them in San Pedro Sula in the north and areas surrounding the city.
However, the official noted that the cases are increasing in other parts of the country, which have intensified preventive measures.
Four more deaths associated with the swine flu were confirmed in San Diego County, local health officials announced today.
The latest victims were all women -- ages 30, 41, 50 and 53 -- and all had underlying medical conditions, according to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency.
The 41-year-old was visiting the area when she fell ill and will not be included in local statistics, according to the HHSA. Instead, her death will be counted in her undisclosed state of residence, county health officials said.
So far, there have been 735 confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza in San Diego County and a dozen deaths, according to the HHSA
SYDNEY, July 29 (Xinhua) -- New South Wales (NSW) recorded four more deaths of people with A/H1N1 flu, bringing the state's toll to 21, health authorities revealed on Wednesday.
NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant confirmed the fatalities, saying all four people - two men and two women aged between 57 and71 - had underlying medical conditions.
A total of 3,874 people in NSW have now tested positive for A/H1N1 flu, however, this figure represents only a small proportion of the true number of cases.
Mandatory influenza vaccination for health care workers is not justified says the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) in a new position statement. The College further opposes the use of declination statements noting that there is "no evidence to suggest that such programs will increase compliance."
I just read this headline: Pregnant women are more vulnerable to the swine flu. I am not making light of the swine flu or any ailment or disease, but jeepers creepers, pregnant women worry enough. They don’t need one more thing to keep them up at night.
Pregnant women are more vulnerable to everything. Adult acne, skin tags, swollen achy body parts, and don’t forget weight gain and mood swings. We don’t need to add to the burden with one more worry. Take it from me, ladies, you are going to be just fine. Now get some rest.
RIYADH, July 30 (Reuters) - An Indonesian woman died of the new H1N1 flu in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, the second death in the kingdom which is gearing up to welcome hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims in November.
The official Saudi Press Agency quoted the health ministry as saying the 28-year-old woman died in the city of Dammam, in the eastern region of the kingdom which has a large population of foreign workers from Asian countries.
On Monday, Saudi Arabia announced its first death from H1N1, a 30-year-old Saudi man, also in Dammam. Saudi Arabia has reported about 300 cases..
A 14-year-old girl in France with swine flu and another serious illness has died, authorities said Thursday, adding that it did not appear her death was directly linked to the virus.
The girl, who had been hospitalized in the northwestern city of Brest, tested positive for swine flu, France's health authority said in a statement.
She also had a severe respiratory infection, as well as her unidentified "serious illness," the statement said. It did not provide the girl's name or any other details.
France has had more than 550 confirmed cases of swine flu. The country has not registered any deaths directly linked to the virus.
In neighboring Belgium, the country reported its first swine flu death. A woman hospitalized on July 20 with swine flu symptoms died after developing "a double viral pneumonia."
As of mid-July, Belgium had 126 confirmed cases of swine flu. Since then the government has reported several hundred new cases.
Taiwan has reported its first swine flu-related death.
The Centers for Disease Control says a 39-year-old man who once had liver cancer and had been suffering from hepatitis died Thursday after being confirmed as a swine flu patient. The centers' deputy director, Shih Wen-yi, says the man was hospitalized July 14 after showing symptoms of the illness.
Taiwan has reported more than 1,000 cases of swine flu since June 1.
The Fresno County Department of Public Health has reported the county’s first death from swine flu.
It is the first pandemic flu-related death in Fresno County.
Health officials said a young man in his late 20s who had tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus has died.
Swine flu information (California Dept. of Public Health)
California has had 61 deaths related to the swine flu and almost 600 people have been hospitalized.
(AP) — TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - State health officials say 31 people have died from swine flu in Florida.
The Department of Health released an updated death toll Thursday.
Federal health officials have sent testing supplies to the state's four labs, allowing state technicians to test samples without the additional step of sending them to the Centers for Disease Control.
The Florida Department of Health reports a total of 3,321 confirmed cases of H1N1 swine flu.
Health officials are urging Floridians to seek medical help if they feel sick, to wash hands frequently, practice good hygiene and to stay home if they feel ill.
Eight more people in Florida have died of swine flu, including a 90-year-old woman from Palm Beach County, the Florida Department of Health announced today.
The other verified victim include a 57-year-old man, a 47-year-old man and a 3-year-old girl in Miami-Dade County, a 59-year-old and 49-year-old man in Broward County, and a 44-year-old man and 49-year-old man in Hillsborough County.
Those deaths bring the total confirmed by laboratory tests in Florida to 31. But the Department of Health cautioned that most people who get swine flu only have mild reactions to the virus. As with seasonal flu, swine flu can be dangerous, health officials said in a news release today, but many of those who die have underlying conditions that make complications more likely.
The swine flu vaccine should first go to pregnant women, health care workers and kids 6 months and older, a government panel said today.
Next in line should be parents and caretakers of infants, adults with compromised immune systems and anyone 19 to 24. The swine flu virus (H1N1) has proven different from the typical flu virus because people 60 and older seem to have better immunity to it.
The recommendations came from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, whose guidelines are generally accepted by federal the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
East Hampton - An East Hampton man passed away due to complications surrounding the H1N1 virus, formerly known as the swine flu, marking the seventh death in Suffolk County related to the disease and the first on the East End.
Representatives of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services would not release the man's name, however they did state that he was between the ages of 25 and 35 and was suffering from an underlying health condition before being diagnosed with H1N1. The man was admitted to the hospital on July 10 with a high fever and pneumonia and subsequently passed away on Thursday, July 23.
ABC News has hired a top government doctor as part of an expansion of its medical coverage.
Dr. Richard Besser, who was acting director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when the swine flu epidemic began earlier this year, will join the network as senior health and medical editor.
ABC also promoted its longtime health commentator, Dr. Timothy Johnson, to chief medical editor. Johnson is a regular on "Good Morning America," "World News," Nightline" and "20/20."
OTTAWA — Ottawa Public Health is reporting a third death in the city of a person who had the H1N1 flu virus.
A 63-year-old man who tested positive for the virus and had chronic medical conditions died in the past week. There are 357 confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu virus in Ottawa, half of them in children and teenagers.
Public health officials say 69 people have been admitted to hospital after testing positive for the virus, also known as swine flu.
The Public Health Agency of Canada reported that as of Tuesday, the virus had been linked to 58 deaths in Canada.
A 45 year old Algerian man from Teulada on the Costa Blanca died on the way to Denia hospital last week .He was suffering from swine flu and he also had a serious kidney condition which meant that he needed dialysis..He had been receiving dialysis since 1993 and had already had an unsuccessful transplant.Doctors have also said that he suffered from an underactive thyroid condition.
He was first trated in the A and E centre in Teulada but during his transfer to the hospital in Denia he died.The Algerian consulate is trying to trace his family as he lived alone in Teulada.He is the fifth person to die of the AINI virus in Spain and he is the first one to die in the Valencian Community.However a second death has since been recorded in Alzira where a very sick 53 year old man has also died from this virus.
Two other patients are in a critical condition in hospital in Valencia including a 28 year old woman and a heavily pregnant 14 year old girl.A 32 year old man who was in intensive care is now recovering and is on a general ward now.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WAFF) - Alabama is reporting its first confirmed death due to the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu.
The Jefferson County Health Department told WAFF 48 News that a man in his 50's died in a Birmingham hospital earlier this month.
Health officials say he had other health problems but tests confirm swine flu resulted in his death.
The State Health Department reports 547 confirmed cases of H1N1 Influenza in the state with 77 of those cases being reported in Madison County. Children younger than 18 make up 67 percent of Alabama's H1N1 Influenza cases.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine health officials say three more people have died of swine flu-related illnesses, bringing the country's death toll to six.
Lyndon Lee Suy said Thursday that officials have confirmed 3,207 swine flu infections since May and 2,975 of the patients have recovered. Suy is the head of the Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases Program of the Department of Health (DOH).