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Country, Territory and Area Total H1N1 deaths
United States 450
United Kingdom 49
Costa Rica 28
New Zealand 14
El Salvador 12
Saudi Arabia 11
Dominican Republic 5
Hong Kong 4
South Africa 3
Cayman Islands 1
Palestinian Territories 1
St. Kitts and Nevis 1
Disclaimer: There is no way to determine how accurate this count of 2123 world-wide deaths from H1N1 is.
Two patients being treated for H1N1 virus (swine flu) have been found to be resistant to the antiviral Tamiflu used to treat the infection, according to Seattle and King County Public Health.
The two patients, a male teenager and a female in her 40s, are believed to have no connection with one another. Both patients have been identified as having compromised immune systems, raising their risk of developing an infection and antiviral resistance. One patient has recovered while the other has ongoing symptoms and is currently being treated with zanamivir, another antiviral medication.
SINGAPORE, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's Ministry of Health on Friday confirmed that the country has found its first Tamiflu-resistant A/H1N1 case.
A Health Ministry spokesperson said that the isolated case involved a patient who fell sick towards the end of May and was admitted to hospital for isolation and treatment.
The patient was infected by a Tamiflu-susceptible strain of the virus and treated with Tamiflu. The resistant strain emerged during treatment and was detected through laboratory testing but by then the patient had already improved clinically.
"Patients can recover from their illness even if they are infected with a Tamiflu-resistant influenza strain because the immune system plays an important part in clearing the body of the virus," the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson did not reveal the age and gender of the patient.
"So far, we have not detected any other cases of antiviral resistance. We will continue to conduct surveillance for antiviral resistance," the spokesperson said.
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Merced County has recorded its first swine flu-related death — a woman who had an underlying medical condition in addition to the virus.
County health officials say the woman lived in Merced but died at a hospital outside of the county. They have not released her name, age or other details about the case.
Merced County's health officer, Dr. Timothy Livermore, says flu cases this time of the year are rare, so most people who have the flu now would more than likely have swine flu.
California public health officials say there have been a total of 104 swine flu-related deaths in the state as of this week.
ISOLATED:: Virus samples taken from a 40-year-old woman living in a residence for the disabled showed that the strain was resistant to the anti-viral flu drug
AFP AND BLOOMBERG, HONG KONG
Sunday, Aug 16, 2009, Page 5
Hong Kong health authorities have reported the first local case of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu in the Special Administrative Region.
The Center for Health Protection (CPH) said on Friday that the case involved a 40-year-old female resident of a home for the disabled.
CPH controller Thomas Tsang (曾浩輝) said the woman started taking Tamiflu on July 15 after 21 people at the home fell ill. The woman was later confirmed to be infected with swine flu.
Laboratory tests made available on Friday showed the virus sample from the woman, who has since recovered, was resistant to Tamiflu, the main anti-viral flu drug.
Describing the case as an isolated one, Tsang said there was no sign of Tamiflu-resistant flu spreading at the home.
Early last month, Hong Kong announced it had detected a strain of the H1N1 virus that was resistant to Tamiflu. The case involved a 16-year-old girl who arrived from San Francisco.
She was later discharged from hospital.
The health department said on Friday there had been a total of 6,640 cases of swine flu in the region.
When Hong Kong discovered its first swine flu case in early May, health authorities quarantined about 300 guests and staff at a hotel where the carrier, a Mexican national, had briefly stayed.
In June, authorities ordered all primary schools in the city to be closed for two weeks after the first cluster of local swine flu cases was found.
Tamiflu is made by Roche Holding AG.
Whether mandated by the federal government, the individual states such as Massachusetts or international organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) or the United Nations (U.N.) forcing potentially dangerous chemicals on a free people is tyranny.
Health researcher Bill Sardi writes, “There is a cozy relationship here where the World Health Organization prematurely declares a pandemic which coerces more than 80 governments to purchase flu vaccines and then public health authorities invoke mandatory flu vaccination programs for school children and become the free sales agents for the vaccine makers. The vaccine makers then funnel profits back to the politicians in the form of political contributions which are veiled kickbacks.....
....All liberty-loving Americans should shudder at the WHO directives which state: “During a pandemic, it may be necessary to overrule existing legislation or (individual) human rights. Examples are the enforcement of quarantine (overruling individual freedom of movement), use of privately owned buildings for hospitals, off-license use of drugs, compulsory vaccination or implementation of emergency shifts in essential services. These decisions need a legal framework to ensure transparent assessment and justification of the measures that are being considered, and to ensure coherence with international legislation (International Health Regulations).]/b]
Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease: Leaked letter reveals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America
A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter. The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.
It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine. GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal.
The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications.
Influenza (H1N1) 2009 virus infection continues to cause illness and death among persons worldwide. Immunosuppressed patients with influenza virus infection can shed virus for prolonged periods, increasing the chances for development of drug resistance
The immunosuppressive agents employed in allogeneic transplants for the prevention or treatment of graft-versus-host disease further increase the risk of opportunistic infection. Immunosuppressive drugs are given for a minimum of 6-months after a transplantation, or much longer if required for the treatment of graft-versus-host disease. Transplant patients lose their acquired immunity, for example immunity to childhood diseases such as measles or polio. For this reason transplant patients must be re-vaccinated with childhood vaccines once they are off of immunosuppressive medications
JOHANNESBURG. South Africa’s swine flu death toll has increased to six in two weeks, making the country the worst affected by the epidemic on the continent, health officials said yesterday.
Three people died last week, two pregnant women aged 23 and 27 and a man in his 60s.
"Swine flu fatalities in the country now stand at six, this makes us the leading country in Africa with the most A(H1N1) case load and fatalities," national health spokesman Fidel Hadebe, said.
Anyone with symptoms who ignores the Health Ministry’s advice and spreads H1N1 faces RM10,000 fine or two years’ jail.
KUALA LUMPUR: Those found to have wilfully spread influenza A (H1N1), which has so far claimed 62 lives including three yesterday, face a fine of up to RM10,000 or up to two years in jail.
The government has decided to enforce Section 12(1) of the
Disease Control Act in another effort to contain the rapid
spread of the disease, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong
Lai said yesterday.
Court action will be taken against people who have influenza-
like illness symptoms but defy the ministry’s call to seek
treatment, isolate themselves or wear masks.
Speaking after opening the Lifelong Health Carnival for the Serdang area, Liow said: “The Ministry of Health takes this very seriously. We want everybody to abide by our call to help stop the spread of H1N1.
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Clay County has had its first confirmed death from the H1N1 virus, also known as the Swine Flu.
The county Health Department announced Friday, Aug. 14, that a 30-year-old woman died as a result of the virus.
A 26-year-old from the Cape and islands with no history of underlying medical problems has died from swine flu, the 11th death in Massachusetts attributed to the novel virus, state public health authorities announced this morning.
The latest swine flu victim lived in Dukes County, which principally consists of Martha's Vineyard. Citing patient confidentiality laws, authorities released no further information about the victim.
Since the disease, known scientifically as H1N1, was first detected in the United States in late April, 447 deaths have been linked to the virus nationwide. Children and young adults have proven to be especially vulnerable to the ailment, though many of those who have died had existing health conditions such as asthma or heart diseas
The feds are trimming producers in the Canadian pork industry by offering a multimillion-dollar buyout to struggling hog farmers.
Devastated by overproduction, a high Canadian dollar, high feed prices and lately public misperception about the H1N1 virus, pork producers will be able to gain access to $75 million from the Agriculture Ministry if they get out of the business,
An 11-year-old Saudi girl has become one of the latest victims of swine flu after health officials announced a further three deaths in the kingdom.
A total number of 14 people have died from the H1N1 virus in Saudi Arabia to date, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Sunday.
The child was diagnosed with swine flu and died on Friday. The same day a 28-year-old Saudi woman also died from the virus.
The actor from a popular UK public service announcement about how to avoid swine flu ... has been diagnosed with swine flu.
In the advertisement (video below) from the U.K. Department of Health, actor David McCusker first sneezes the "wrong" way in an elevator, spraying mucus everywhere, then sneezes the "right" way -- into a tissue, which he promptly throws away and washes his hands.
The campaign's tagline: "Catch It, Bin It, Kill It."
Except now, according to the Daily Mail, McCusker has been diagnosed with swine flu.
"It was a shock when I found out," McCusker told the paper.
"I quarantined myself and I've been getting lots of [grief] from mates," he said. "I was supposed to 'Catch It, Bin It, Kill It' but instead I've been shivering, shaking and spreading it."
About 36 in the UK have died from the virus
LOS ANGELES (AP) ― San Bernardino health officials say swine flu has caused the death of a teenage boy with an underlying health problem.
County health officer Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare says the unidentified boy was hospitalized and died earlier this month.
The boy is the third person in San Bernardino County to die of the virus.
As of Aug. 12, the most recent statewide statistics available show 1,057 hospitalizations and 104 deaths related to swine flu. 1
Two Duval County women have died within the past two weeks from the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, health officials confirmed today.
A 33-year-old woman died Wednesday and a 43-year-old woman died on Aug. 7, raising the county's number of swine flu-related deaths to three. A 55-year-old man who died on July 1 was the county's first victim.
The eight-day period of Aug. 7-14 marked the deadliest by far in Northeast Florida since the disease's arrival last April. In addition to the two Duval deaths, Clay County health officials reported that a 30-year-old woman died on Friday.
The five-county region's victim total stands at four.
NEW HAMPSHIRE (FOX25, myfoxboston) - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reports the first death related to the H1N1 virus in the State. The 22-year-old woman, a resident of Hillsborough County, had other health issues that may have contributed to her untimely death.