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H1N1 flu : 8 more probable cases
Saturday, May. 2nd 2009 12:09 AM
Eight more suspected cases of the new flu virus were identified in Minnesota on Friday, bringing the total for the first full week of the outbreak to nine. The Minnesota Department of Health said that three of the new cases are from Hennepin County, and one each is from Dakota, Wright, Polk, Scott and Isanti counties. None of the people who contracted the new H1N1 virus required hospitalization. All are at home and expected to make a full recovery, health officials said late Friday night. That means, they said, that the new flu which is rapidly evolving into a global flu pandemic, is so far behaving like standard seasonal influenza. The new cases have not yet been confirmed by the Centers...
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That seems to be the consensus I'm seeing as well...
The NAU Flu it's self might not kill you, it's the secondary/tertiary attacks and infections on a already compromised immune system...
Not a nice thought...and there's still that 2nd/3rd mutation angle as well
Sparse supplies at Harris County’s public hospitals and clinicsforced doctors to reserve the medication for hospitalized patients and health care workers, officials said. The hospital district is trying to obtain more Tamiflu doses, said Dr. Robert Atmar, who chairs the district’s infectious disease committee.
The cost of Tamiflu — $100 per dose — was a major factor in the hospital district’s decision last year to stock minimal reserves, Atmar said.
China says it will quarantine all those who travelled on a flight from Mexico with a man suffering from swine flu, in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.
The 25-year-old man flew to Hong Kong via Shanghai on Thursday, and was admitted to hospital.
Beijing said it would put his fellow passengers under week-long observation. It also suspended flights from Mexico.
Mexico: 101 deaths estimated, 16 confirmed
US: One death, at least 141 confirmed cases
New Zealand: 4 confirmed, 12 probable cases
Canada: 35 confirmed cases
UK: 13 confirmed cases
Spain: 13 confirmed cases
Germany: 4 confirmed cases
France: 2 confirmed cases
Israel, Costa Rica: 2 confirmed cases each
The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, South Korea: 1 confirmed case each
Countries with confirmed cases of secondary transmission
Originally posted by pmbhuntress
Originally posted by Cloudsinthesky
reply to post by infinite
Goodmorning to all, I see the UK stayed busy here last night or I should say night for me..........
Infinite, very interesting numbers, Pandemic? What pandemic? 40 cases wilth very few probable? Hhmmmmmmmm
Before I crashed last night, three different members reported from Mexico that all of this flu stuff was BS.......and they could not even find anyone who knew of someone dying......
They even reported that yes people were wearing mask and gloves but the ER's were empty (as far as flu) cases. And no deaths??
In the U.S., I have verified people being sick and linked deaths to the virus that the CDC is not reporting on the east coast.....
Have there been more reports that this is BS in Mexico and maybe this virus really started in the US in an attempt to completely destroy the Mexican economy? Just a thought?
My husband has family in Mexico and is calling them daily, so far they have seen nothing. I have a strange feeling this is one of those new ways the government wants to destroy Mexico. I truthfully believe its a bunch of BS. My daughter caught a virus 2 months ago we all got it. According to the Dr. it was a killer virus. It also had headaches and high fever. At that time it was effecting children and elderly mostly. There had been 27 deaths just in NC at that time. I believe its the same virus. Yet it was hushed up at that time. It was not the regular flu. We had already had both of those strains for the year. My 6 year old almost died from it. But is now fine.
I believe its something that started here in the US. and just now we are seeing it. And hearing about it. A few others were talking in here about a week ago about them having a high fever with a virus, and this was over a month back. Sounds to me like the government is covering somehing up. It wouldnt be there first time to cover up something either.
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In Mexico, relatives say flu victims were pictures of health before illness
Reporting from Mexico City -- First, one of Manuel Martinez's children fell ill. Then others in his family -- 12 people living under a single small roof in the state of Zacatecas -- became sick. Martinez, 42, was the last to catch the disease, and the only one in his family to die.
Daniel Lucio Fiscal, 35, a robust father of a small child, taught music in the elementary and high schools of San Luis Potosi. He took his family to a resort for Easter weekend, and then the headache and fever started. He died April 25.
Colleagues of college professor Jaime Alberto Ruiz Reyes at Mexico City's National Autonomous University knew that he was sick when he began missing class. The geophysical engineer and world traveler died nine days ago.
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ECDC SITUATION REPORT
Update 2 May 2009, 08:00 hours CEST
Within the last 24 hours, 12 new confirmed cases were reported in the EU and EEA/EFTA countries:
2 cases in Germany, 7 cases in the United Kingdom, as well as the first cases in France (2) and Denmark (1).
This brings the total to 39 confirmed cases in the EU and EEA/EFTA countries.
Three new occurrences of secondary human-to-human transmission (no travel history to affected areas) occurring in the EU were reported by Germany and the United Kingdom.
In Germany, a case was identified in a healthcare worker who had contact with a confirmed case.
In the United Kingdom, two cases were reported with no history of travel to Mexico.
This raises the total of cases with autochthonous transmission in the EU to 4, including the case previously reported in Spain1.
The new confirmed case from Denmark did not travel to Mexico but is suspected to have acquired infection in New York where he travelled.
Worldwide, 610 cases reported, 596 of which confirmed
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Obama reveling in U.S. power unseen in decades
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Barack Obama is reveling in presidential power and influence unseen in Washington for decades.
Barely 100 days in office, the U.S. president and his Democratic Party have firm control over the White House and Congress and the ability to push through ambitious plans.
Now, with the coming retirement of a Supreme Court justice clearing the way for him to appoint a successor, Obama already is assured a legacy at the top of all three branches of government -- executive, legislative and judicial.
On the corporate front, the federal government's pumping of billions of dollars in bailout money into banks and auto companies has given Obama the power to force an overhaul in those industries, a remarkable intervention in capitalist industries by the state.
Americans are giving him leeway as well. His job approval ratings are well over 60 percent, giving him political capital to undertake big challenges.
UPDATE 2-Any Citi capital need seen as manageable-sources
The most vulnerable could face new government capital infusions, which would extend Washington's reach over the sector and potentially put some CEOs' jobs on the line.