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RT: @Veratect: US, Washington: Seattle pediatrician identified as a probable case of influenza A (H1N1) attended 22 patients before becoming ill. #swineflu
The 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Tigard, Ore. will conduct four mobilization ceremonies the first week in May in preparation for training at Camp Stewart, Ga. then deployment to Iraq.
The ceremonies in Portland, Bend, Eugene, and Medford will give local communities an opportunity to wish the soldiers well as they depart on what is the largest deployment of the Oregon National Guard since World War II. Nearly 2,700 soldiers from Oregon and five companies of soldiers totaling 700 personnel from Delaware, Massachusetts, Nebraska and New Mexico will spend about two months training followed by ten months in Iraq.
...(WHO) to change its pandemic alert phase to "Phase 5", which denotes "widespread human infection". Despite the scale of the alert, WHO officials noted on April 29 that the majority of people infected with the virus have made a full recovery without need of medical attention or antiviral drugs.
Originally posted by Hx3_1963
'Cause it'll *poof* real fast probably...
Although there have been reports of 152 "probable deaths" in Mexico City and "more than 100 dead from swine flu", the WHO had received reports of only 7 confirmed deaths total and explicitly denied the larger figure as of April 29.