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DSHS officials said even those with influenza – H1N1 flu or seasonal flu – generally do not need emergency treatment. Most low-risk people can be safely treated at home with appropriate fluid intake, fever-reducing medication, rest and careful monitoring. However, emergency treatment would be appropriate for anyone with one of the following symptoms:
Dehydration symptoms (such as dizziness when standing, absence of urination, or in infants, a lack of tears when they cry)
Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
Purple or blue discoloration of the lips
Unexplained confusion, unresponsiveness, sudden dizziness or seizures
Severe or persistent vomiting.
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Asian Flu Fixes
Governments are showing they learned from SARS.
The A/H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, has arrived in Asia, with Hong Kong and South Korea confirming their first cases last week. This was inevitable in the jet age. What matters now is how governments react.
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Swine flu epidemic still spreading, says WHO
05/05/2009 - 20:25:38
The World Health Organisation began to ship 2.4 million treatments of anti-flu drugs to 72 needy countries today, and its flu chief said the swine flu epidemic was still spreading.
WHO flu chief Keiji Fukuda said new infections were among the 405 confirmed swine-flu cases reported to WHO in the last 24 hours.
“We are seeing testing of specimens that were collected from previous infections and then the laboratory work is catching up to it,” Fukuda said. “But we’re also seeing new infections occurring.”
“So, there’s both of these things going on simultaneously,” he told reporters.
The countries getting Tamiflu included Mexico, Afghanistan, Angola, Bhutan, Bolivia, Eritrea, Haiti, Moldova, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Zimbabwe, among others.
The drugs are from a stock of five million treatments of Tamiflu that manufacturer Roche Holding donated in 2005 and 2006, WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said.
They were being shipped from Geneva and Basel in Switzerland, Maryland in the United States, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The global body says there were now 1,490 cases and 30 confirmed deaths from the swine flu epidemic. Of those, 822 cases and 29 deaths were in Mexico; the US had 403 cases and one death; Canada had 140 cases, Spain 57, Britain 27, Germany nine, New Zealand six and Italy five. Israel and France had four cases each, Korea and El Salvador had two each, and Austria, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Colombia, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland had one case each.
Most of the people infected with the so-called A/H1N1 virus were young people in their mid-20s, Fukuda said, and most had been travelling to Mexico, the hardest-hit country.
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First swine flu death of U.S. resident in Texas
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Reported by: CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
McALLEN, Texas (AP)
Texas health officials have confirmed the first death of a United States resident with swine flu.
Few details have been released, but officials say the flu victim was a woman who lived in Cameron County, along the U.S.-Mexico border, and had other, chronic health problems.
The Texas Department of State Health Services said Tuesday that she died earlier this week.
Last week, a boy from Mexico City died at a Houston hospital, marking the first swine flu death in the United States.