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Originally posted by JBA2848
reply to post by burntheships
Have you also noticed that states that were still allowing numbers of deaths to be released quit at the same time they were given millions from the federal government to fight swine flu. Ive noticed this connection but have not seen any reports from media about it yet.
The ministry of health is reporting that yet another person has died as a result of the Influenza A H1N1 virus.
This brings to four the number of persons who have died from the virus.
In a release this evening the health ministry did not provide any details about the death.
But, it is advising persons in the high-risk group who experience flu-like symptoms to immediately seek medical attention.
The high risk group includes persons with chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and asthma, pregnant women, children under five years old and persons over 65.
Jamaica has now confirmed 64 cases of the H1N1 virus.
As of July 31st, the World Health Organization reports 1154 deaths due to the H1N1 virus among a global total of 162,380 cases, for an overall mortality rate of 0.71%. Consequently the H1N1 death rate has increased more than 60% after holding steady at about 0.44% since mid-June. The current H1N1 death rate also surpasses the death rate from early June (0.66%). Among the tabulated deaths, 87% (1008) have occurred in North and South America.
Kuala lumpur: The deaths of five people within 72 hours have brought the number of the influenza A (H1N1)-related fatalities to 13.
The latest case involved Mohd Hyafiq Afendi, six, from Pahang. He died at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital at 12.40pm after suffering from pneumonia.
The boy was admitted to the hospital on Aug 1 after developing fever and complaining of stomach ache.
Of the other four victims, three were in Malacca and one in Batu Pahat. The Malacca girl was the youngest, aged three.
All five victims were suffering from chronic respiratory problems when they contracted the virus.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah health officials are reporting a 17th death related to swine flu in the state.
Charla Haley, a spokeswoman for the Utah Department of Health, says a Davis County woman died July 24 but swine flu wasn't confirmed until last week.
So far, 294 people in the state have been hospitalized because of swine flu this year.
State health officials expect the virus to become more active this fall and winter.
AS OF AUGUST 5, 2009:
CONFIRMED CASES : 1190
CONFIRMED DEATHS : 15*
14th and 15th deaths – 52 year-old male and 59 year-old male.
“The Miami-Dade County Health Department is confirming the fourteenth and fifteenth H1N1 Swine Flu related deaths in Miami-Dade County. Our hearts and prayers go out to their family and friends. We all need to continue to use the recommended precautions to avoid spreading infections,” stated Lillian Rivera, RN, MSN, PhD, Administrator, Miami-Dade County Health Department.
The Miami-Dade County Health Department will be updating the number of H1N1 cases at 11:00 am ET Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The 13th person to die from swine-flu in San Diego County was an unnamed 72-year-old woman. She already had a previous illness and died from complications related to the flu.
According to the county agency's web site, there have been 809 confirmed cases of H1N1 Influenza virus and 13 have resulted in death.
A commercial turkey flock in Meeker County is under quarantine after routine testing discovered a strain of the avian flu virus, the state Board of Animal Health announced Wednesday.
The board’s assistant director, veterinarian Dale Lauer, stressed that the avian flu strain found at the Central Minnesota farm was different from the more lethal strain that has caused problems in birds and humans, mostly in Asia.
VANCOUVER -- Another death in British Columbia from the H1N1 flu virus has pushed the total number of swine-flu deaths in Canada to 62.
The Public Health Agency of Canada says there was another confirmed case in B.C. some time between July 30 and Aug. 4, bringing the provincial total to three.
B.C. officials have not released any details about the three victims.
The most recent died in the Fraser Health Region in Metro Vancouver.
A seven-year-old Fraser Valley boy who died in mid-July was the province's first recorded victim of the virus.
B.C.'s health ministry also says the death of a woman July 14 was associated with H1N1, but is not included in the provincial toll because it was never confirmed in a laboratory.
Figures from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control show 634 B.C. residents have tested positive for the H1N1 virus, while almost 1,300 cases have been hospitalized across Canada.
If state health projections hold true, some 160 Lee County residents and 5,000 Floridians will die from the swine flu in the next 18 months to two years, the average life cycle of a pandemic.
That’s twice as many deaths as Lee County sees in a typical flu season.
But that’s because the infection rate from seasonal flu is expected to be much higher — some 30 percent to 40 percent of the population, compared to the 5 percent to 20 percent who fall sick from seasonal influenza. Swine flu, or H1N1 influenza, is a novel virus — that means it’s a strain that hasn’t circulated before and people don’t have the immunity to it that they might other strains.
“I think we do have to be more vigilant than we would in the past,” said Jennifer James-Mesloh, the Lee County Health Department spokeswoman. “We don’t know if this virus is going to change on us. We don’t know if it’s going to mutate.”
She says that not to spark public panic, but to remind people that they can take steps to prevent flu — frequent handwashing, staying home when sick, getting vaccinated when the inoculations become available this fall.
“We have to think of precautionary measures,” James-Mesloh said. “This is really a proactive personal responsibility.”
So far, two Lee County men, both in their 50s have died from the flu.
Montana health officials are reporting that a Roosevelt County adult has died from complications related to the H1N1 influenza, the first such death reported in the state.
The Montana Department of Health and Human Services (DPHHS), Roosevelt County Health Department and Fort Peck Tribal Health made the announcement on Thursday
They say that in addition to having H1N1 influenza, "the individual who died had other underlying medical conditions"
No other information is being released at this time due to privacy concerns.
Following the recent deaths of people suffering from swine flu complications, the Health Ministry on Thursday said the current death toll from the disease stands at four, Channel 2 reported.
The ministry decided to include in the death toll cases in which is was impossible to rule out that the N1H1 flu virus was a prominent cause of death.
On Wednesday night, a 12-year-old girl with symptoms of the H1N1 swine flu virus died at Schneider Children's Hospital in Petah Tikva, where she was rehospitalized in serious condition on Tuesday.
On Sunday, 24-year-old Jihan Moussa from Ma'alot Tarshiha died from swine flu.
TWO more people with Influenza A (H1N1) have died in Singapore after developing complications.
They were a 51-year-old Indian woman with Down's Syndrome and high body mass index (BMI) and a 78-year-old man with no medical history.
This brings the total death tally from H1N1 to eight in three weeks.
The woman with Down's syndrom died on Wednesday afternoon from pneumonia. She had gone to Tan Tock Seng Hospital's emergency department on that day after having flu-like symptoms for three days.
There, she had breathing difficulties and low blood pressure and died later.
The elderly man had no medical history and died on Thursday morning after having fever and shortness of breath for a day.
While in the intensive care unit, his condition worsened and he died from a heart attack, with pneumonia as a contributing factor.
A fourth Ottawa person has died from complications involving the H1N1 virus.
Public health officials say a 55-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions died last week.
The number of lab-confirmed swine flu cases now stands at 361, a “stable” level, according to Dr. Isra Levy, Ottawa’s medical officer of health.
Since the first wave of the H1N1 virus in the spring, 69 people have been hospitalized, with one person currently in hospital.
Spain's Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that a 35 year old woman had died of A/H1N1 on Sunday, bringing the death toll up to eight in Spain.
She died in Girona, Catalonia, but was also suffering from another chronic illness. Most deaths are coupled with an existing underlying illness of the victims.
Spain has now confirmed over 1,500 cases of swine flu. The number of confirmed cases across Europe stands at 18,000.
In future, given the significant increase in the number of confirmed cases, Spain's Health Ministry said that it would issue a weekly bulletin every Friday.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The death toll in Chile by the new strain of influenza on Thursday rose to 104 people, while contagion reach 12,030, but the government reiterated that the number of cases in medical centers is decreasing.