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

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posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 07:28 PM
Local teacher diagnosed with swine flu

PANAMA CITY — Bay District School officials learned Friday an elementary school teacher has contracted a case of swine flu. Superintendent Bill Husfelt, however, wants to assure parents their children will be safe when school starts next week.

“We don’t want people to start panicking,” Husfelt said. “There is no way a student can catch (swine flu) on Monday because of this teacher.”

The teacher, who is not being identified, caught the virus from a family member visiting from out of town, school officials said. The virus can survive only in the open for a couple of hours, so there is little to no risk of infection at the school site.

The superintendent does not want to identify the school site to help protect the teacher’s privacy.

“If the kids were at the school right now, it would be one thing,” Husfelt said. “Right now it is not a school issue.”.

posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 07:31 PM
Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 may have spread in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Aug 22 — Resistance to Tamiflu has been detected in a patient in Singapore who was down with the pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) bug. Similar cases have also emerged in Hong Kong, China, Japan, Canada, the United States and Denmark.

When the novel strain first appeared in April, the antiviral worked well against it. The World Health Organisation (WHO) feels that these instances of it not working are isolated cases of resistance that have developed because Tamiflu had been used at lower, prophylactic doses in people who might have been exposed to the bug.

Because these so-called contacts were, in fact, already infected, the lower doses turned out to be suboptimal, which allowed resistance to emerge. There is no proof that resistance is circulating in the community at large, the WHO asserts.

Yet there is at least one documented case of a 16-year-old girl who fell ill while travelling from San Francisco to Hong Kong on June 11. Though she declined Tamiflu, an isolate from her was found to carry the H274Y mutation, which signals Tamiflu-resistance..

posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 11:48 AM
Marin County reports fourth swine flu death

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—Health officials say a fourth person has died from swine flu in Marin County.
County health officers say the 71-year-old man who died Thursday had pre-existing medical conditions that made him vulnerable to the H1N1 virus.

Officials would not say what those conditions were, which hospital the man died at or in what city he lived.

Marin County's other swine flu victims include a 55-year-old man from San Rafael, a 33-year-old pregnant woman and a 78-year-old man.

Anju Goel, the county's deputy public health officer, say there have been 35 confirmed and 70 probable cases of swine flu in Marin.


posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 11:50 AM
Spain 3 women die this weekend in Andalusia from swine flu A/H1N1

Today, a woman of 20 years in Grenada died today from complications arising from influenza A/H1N1, as she suffered from morbid obesity informed the Ministry of Health of Andalusia.

Spain 3 women die this weekend in Andalusia from swine flu A/H1N1

This is the third death from influenza A in the last 24 hours in Andalusia, and the fifteenth fatality in Spain. The woman, who had a history of previous diseases, and suffering from morbid obesity, was admitted last Wednesday, August 19, at the Hospital San Cecilio (Granada), with various symptoms such as high fever, cough, shortness of breath and vomiting.

The woman, a native of the province of Granada, died this morning. This death is in addition to the two recorded yesterday in Andalusia due to complications from influenza A. Specifically, a woman of 39 died at the Hospital of Valme of Seville, where days before she underwent a caesarean section. In this case, women suffered from other risk factors such as hepatitis and also " major obesity."

In addition, another woman of 50 years died yesterday in Hospital, Punta de Europa de Algeciras (Cadiz) from complications from influenza A. she also had "prior history of other diseases."

posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 11:52 AM
Israeli woman dies of swine flu, raising death toll to 13

A young woman hospitalized for pneumonia died on Sunday from swine-flu related complications, becoming the 13th person to die in Israel of the pandemic.

The 27-year-old woman was diagnosed as having contracted swine flu after she was hospitalized with acute pneumonia at Assaf Harofeh Hospital, near Tel Aviv.

The woman's body was taken in for autopsy at the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine at the request of the Health Ministry, in order to determine the cause of death. Prior to the autopsy, she was not counted as an official swine-flu related fatality.

On Friday, a 4-year-old girl from Umm al-Ganam, a Bedouin village at the foot of Mount Tabor, died after catching swine flu, making her the 12th reported death in Israel.

She suffered from a rare genetic bone disease that can also compromise the immune system

posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 11:53 AM
India reports 64th death from A/H1N1 flu

NEW DELHI, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- A 48-year-old man died of A H1N1 flu Sunday in succumbed to A/H1N1 at the SSG hospital in Gujarat, western India, raising the number of fatalities from the flu in India to 64, said health officials.

Hasmukh Hingu was admitted to hospital three days ago because he was suffering from respiratory distress syndrome, said health officials.

After being tested positive for A H1N1 flu Saturday, he died Sunday morning after his illness developed very quickly, said the officials.

posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 11:55 AM
Heart patient with A/H1N1 flu dies in Greece

ATHENS, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- A 23-year-old heart patient infected with A/H1N1 flu virus died on Sunday.

It is the first death case related to A/H1N1 flu in Greece.

Greek Health Ministry said in a statement that the male patient had serious heart problems and had been in the Onassio hospital since Aug. 7.

The ministry said the incident is not recorded as A/H1N1 death case based on the international scientific data, since the patient was only infected in his last two days, which was not the death cause.

So far, more than 1400 A/H1N1 flu cases have been reported in Greece, most of which are visitors from abroad.

posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 11:57 AM
Flu cases in Costa Rica exceed 1,000

SAN JOSE, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Costa Rica has reported 1,018 A/H1N1 influenza cases, including 31 death cases, the Costa Rican Health Ministry reported on Friday.

Health authorities reported 36 new cases this week, mounting the number of confirmed cases to 1,018, while the death cases remained the same.

People under 30 are still the most affected. However, ratio of the young patients has lowered and now they make up 57 percent of the total.

The capital San Jose has the most flu cases, and more than 75 percent of the patients are from the central zone of the country.

Obesity might be a major cause of the flu deaths in Costa Rica, since 42.9 percent of the cases suffered from it.


posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 12:10 PM
The Swine Flu Vaccine Song

I can't embed the video - which is really quite good - so if someone else can ...

[edit on 25-8-2009 by spinkyboo]

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 08:41 PM
Brazil tops global swine flu death toll 557 deaths

Brazil now has 557 swine flu deaths, making it the country with the highest number of fatalities in the world from the disease, according to figures announced by the health ministry on Wednesday.

The toll puts it ahead of the latest count from the United States, which as of August 20 had 522 swine flu deaths, according to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.


posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 08:52 PM
This is a very important post!

I have tried to post here things that will help the seeking to understand what is really going down with this "Novel H1N1" flu.

The Massachusetts Senate passed bill 2028: Quarantine or $1000 a day fine for refusing the vaccine:

This is an urgent matter, and a turn of events that is worst case scenario. Get your stuff together now. When one state like this passes is a proving ground. Other states will follow suit. Then....the states fall, the Federal Government gains totalitarian control.

This is a set up from day what you can now, and
keep away from Massachusetts.

[edit on 26-8-2009 by burntheships]

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 08:57 PM
reply to post by burntheships

THIS is an important post. And a state policy taking a huge stand.
What exactly will - quarantine - mean? Self quarantine? Or - THEIR idea of quarantine.

We need to be paying very close attention to each state.
And - yes - get outta MA.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:04 PM
reply to post by spinkyboo

I have my doubts as to why they would pass legislation providing for 1,000.00 a day fines if they were going to allow this quarentine to be self imposed. I have never wanted to go here thinking believing but...I have investigated, seen all the videos, and read the reports...but never never wanted to think Internment/Fema camps.

Now, with the Pentagon asking for 400,000 new military posts here in the U.S. with DOD Gates it is just all too obvious.

I think they are advancing in as much as possible stealth fashion...and they have bad bad intentions.

All the puzzle pieces fit together...and it is one ugly deadly serious picture.

[edit on 26-8-2009 by burntheships]

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:05 PM
In the city, the dead of influenza to be cremated "immediately"

The city government ordered that all those killed by the influenza virus A (H1N1) are veiled and cremated drawer closed "immediately" to "preserve the health of the population and prevent the spread of the disease, it was learned today.

In an order published in the Official Gazette of the City, the Department of Cemeteries provided further that the funeral services companies must remove the bodies of the dead "from the place of death" and drop "green bags", then introduce them into the coffins.

Resolution 93, which has four items, provided that "all the dead whose cause of death arising from or is due to the virus that causes influenza A" join bound to the crematorium, where they will be immediately "incinerated.

In addition, he ordered the house wake and funeral that the bodies are "veiled drawer closed" because the disease is in "a steady increase," according to the Ministry of Health of Buenos Aires, and "the high transmissibility of the virus .

This is something there doing in Brazil. I just wonder how long before other countries like the US start doing it.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:08 PM
reply to post by burntheships

I would be interested to know if these people received the vaccine before they got sick? Reports say that many have already been vaccinated in Mexico.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:10 PM
reply to post by JBA2848

This is all getting way out of hand and too scary. Burning bodies?
Due to the flu? What the heck is going on? This is a mass scare create panic attempt on the part of all governments. IMHO.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:12 PM
reply to post by burntheships

Well Brazil just passed the US in deaths. And they have only had it in there country for a couple of months now.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:17 PM
reply to post by Egyptia

Before the outbreak in Mexico, several cities had public vaccination events. The news articles are buried somewhere in this thread. I will go dig and try to find them...but IMO...that is how this was introduced into Mexico. The unsuspecting people were preyed upon, and used as subjects to start the spread of a "Novel" flu.

Repeating what I have said many times, this new vaccine for this new flu is experimental. There is no proof it will immunize any person. NO proof whatsoever that this vaccination will protect you from catching the flu virus. In addition, the vaccine will be deadly to many, harmful to most.

I will not accept it, I know many health care professionals who have said point blank...they will not take a vaccine.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:20 PM
reply to post by JBA2848

That is bad news, and even worse when we think that this virus has been perpetrated on the people for economic gain and government control.

While I have no doubt this virus is serious, you and I both know that the vaccine most llikely will provide zero protection, and will certianly be harmful. Scary stuff going down.

posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:24 PM
Man with suspected H1N1 symptoms refuses to be quarantined

COIMBATORE: A businessman from Mettupalayam, who returned from a trip to Malaysia with symptoms of H1N1 infection, refused to be quarantined and
walked out of the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital on Thursday morning.

The 35-year-old-businessman, who arrived from Malaysia three days ago, suffered from severe respiratory infection and was treated at a private hospital in Coimbatore. However, the doctors at the private hospital suspected he showed the symptoms of H1N1 virus and alerted the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital.

The businessman went to the government hospital, but when the Resident Medical Officer decided to quarantine' him, he stubbornly refused and left. The anxious medical officer informed the public health department which rushed a medical team to his house in Mettupalayam to check his health condition.

However, he told the medical team that he was suffering from cough even before his departure to Malaysia and Singapore and hence, there was no need to quarantine him in the hospital. "As he had not visited swine flu-affected countries, we gave him broad spectrum antibiotics and decided to keep him under quarantine in his own house," district health official Dr V Vijayalakshmi said.

Seems this guy was a traveling business man who wouldn't stop traveling when he had H1N1 and later died. I can't seem to find the story where he died. But he is the one who caused India to take the fine or imprisonment approach.

Heres a story from Hong Kong they tallk abot fines or imprisonment.

Quarantine Measures - Responding to Swine Flu (H1N1) - What Can the Government Do?

There are several possible offences that can be committed under the Ordinance, most are related to the obstruction of the exercise of the authorities' powers or an escape from isolation or quarantine. The different offences carry a range of penalties. The maximum fine is HK$10,000 and imprisonment for six months.

Where someone knows that they have an infectious disease or are likely to have been exposed to the risk of the disease, they commit an offence if they expose other's to the risk of infection. This includes being present in a public place. The penalty is a maximum fine of HK$5,000 and up to six month's imprisonment. Someone who has care of such a person must reasonably endeavour to stop them exposing other people to the risk of infection.

I think the WHO and CDC are the ones pushing world government laws of fine and imprisonment to punish those that don't follow there rules. One world government under WHOs rule for your own protection.

[edit on 26-8-2009 by JBA2848]

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