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Influenza A(H1N1) - update 15
5 May 2009 -- As of 06:00 GMT, 5 May 2009, 21 countries have officially reported 1124 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.
Mexico has reported 590 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 25 deaths. The United States has reported 286 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.
The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Austria (1), Canada (140), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Costa Rica (1), Colombia (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (4), Germany (8), Ireland (1), Israel (4), Italy (2), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (6), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (1), Spain (54), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (18).
Mexico-Swine fever leaves 81 dead
The outbreak of swine fever has killed more than 60 people in Mexico, prompting national panic amid fears of a global pandemic.
Tests show 68 people in the Central American state have died from a new strain of "pig flu", with over 1,000 more cases confirmed by Mexico’s Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova.
Mexico outbreak traced to 'manure lagoons' at pig farm
April 28, 2009
It is now known that there was a widespread outbreak of a powerful respiratory disease in the La Gloria area earlier this month, with some of the town’s residents falling ill in February. Health workers soon intervened, sealing off the town and spraying chemicals to kill the flies that were reportedly swarming through people’s homes.
According reports gathered on the website of James Wilson, a founding member of the Biosurveillance Indication and Warning Analysis Community (BIWAC), about 60 per cent of La Gloria’s 3,000-strong population have sought medical assistance since February.
“Residents claimed that three pediatric cases, all under two years of age, died from the outbreak,” wrote Mr Wilson. “However, officials stated that there was no direct link between the pediatric deaths and the outbreak; they said the three fatal cases were isolated and not related to each other.”
The number of cases will keep rising so we have to reinforce preventive measures,” he said, adding that in addition to the 149 deaths another 2,000 had been hospitalized with “grave pneumonia”, although at least half of that number had since made a full recovery.
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WHO flu tally hits 1,124 in 21 countries
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday 1,124 cases of the H1N1 flu infection have been officially confirmed in 21 countries worldwide.
The tally includes 590 people confirmed as having the new disease in Mexico, 25 of whom died. The United States has reported 286 laboratory-confirmed cases including one death, it said.
The United States, Canada and Spain accounted for most of the increase from previous tallies issued on Monday. Portugal has joined the ranks of affected countries with one human infection recorded.
Flu infections without fatalities have been confirmed in the following countries: Austria (1), Britain (18), Canada (140), Hong Kong, China region (1), Costa Rica (1), Colombia (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (4), Germany (8), Ireland (1), Israel (4), Italy (2), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (6), Portugal (1), South Korea (1), Spain (54) and Switzerland (1).
"This facility will make it possible to accelerate important scientific work to develop new vaccines, diagnostics and treatments for diseases like anthrax, plague, hemorrhagic fevers, typhus, West Nile fever, SARS, influenza and drug-resistant tuberculosis," he said.
Originally posted by Cloudsinthesky
I finally received news from my source at the CDC......Again I am only passing information as it was given to me........
Originally when this started I was told this virus could go through three phases......
We are now at phase two I was told. This is where the viuse is constantly mutating from person to person. We have all seen the media reports of human to pig exposure in Alberta.........but there is also a case in the U.S. that is being covered up (I was not told where).
I was informed that the CDC is looking at all animals (mamals) for they have seen human to pig and pig to human from this virus........The potential of this spreading to all mamals is a great concern..........
I was informed that this virus can live up to 24 hours without having a host........Now I know this contradicts some post here as far as only 30 minutes......
The first three days of infection the person is highly contagious.........The virus runs for about 7 days........and it has spread all across the U.S. and beyound..........
As far as vaccines are concerned.....I am still being told to stay away from any anti viral or vaccine that you will see here in the near future.....
Stocking up on antibodies for the secondary infections was recommended....as well as the other natural medicines already posted on this thread......
Universal percautions should be used and to stay away from large crowds and gatherings
I was told that this is far from being over.........
As far as phase three........we all know what that would mean.......so being prepared is the message here......
New Hampshire 1
New Jersey 6
New Mexico 1
New York 90
North Carolina 1
Rhode Island 1
South Carolina 16
Texas 41 1