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Swine Flu news and updates thread

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posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:26 AM
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Breaking News: Health Protection Agency, Four new cases of Swine flu reported and confirmed in the UK!!

Will post link A.S.A.P.

Total Number os cases now stands at 32:




[edit on 6-5-2009 by Laurauk]




posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:28 AM
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I've missed the last 10 or so pages of this post so I hope I'm not repeating what has already been posted somewhere. The media is upbeat and basically is blowing off the story as old news. Nothing to be concerned about.

Ohioans say coverage of swine flu is overblown
www.dispatch.com...

2 more Ohio flu cases confirmed
www.dispatch.com...



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:31 AM
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reply to post by Laurauk
 
And...

Suspected flu outbreak forces Navy ship to scrub mission
www3.signonsandiego.com...




posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:44 AM
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Subscribe to the WHO rss feeds to keep updated, the WHO, CDC and ECDC plus your countrys health organizations are keeping a keen interest on this one. The WHO and CDC data is lagging since they can not keep up with testing plus the test results are delayed 2 weeks. Since 2 days confirmed cases has increased by 53% and affected countries has increased from 20 to 22, it's a pandemic by WHO definitions.

www.who.int...

As of 06:00 GMT, 4 May 2009, 20 countries have officially reported 985 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.

As of 18:00 GMT, 4 May 2009, 21 countries have officially reported 1085 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.

As of 06:00 GMT, 5 May 2009, 21 countries have officially reported 1124 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.

As of 16:00 GMT, 5 May 2009, 21 countries have officially reported 1490 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.

As of 06:00 GMT, 6 May 2009, 22 countries have officially reported 1516 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:46 AM
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Do different countries do tests in differnet ways. i.e does uk do it different to usa as there are just more suspected cases in usa.

Does anyone know, i see you guys have talked about testing.



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:50 AM
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If this trend is to be mantained, the number of infected people will be around 12 million in 30 days and in just 51 days the whole world will be infected.



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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Originally posted by nanbei
If this trend is to be mantained, the number of infected people will be around 12 million in 30 days and in just 51 days the whole world will be infected.


Yeah that number really keeps climbing and climbing but the MSM and TPTB are basically saying "nothing to see here, move along."



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:56 AM
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I was trying to find out if there are any confirmed cases in Czech republic as my maternal side of the family all live there...Anyway, they are calling it Mexican Flu!



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:59 AM
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Originally posted by pcgeek

Originally posted by nanbei
If this trend is to be mantained, the number of infected people will be around 12 million in 30 days and in just 51 days the whole world will be infected.


Yeah that number really keeps climbing and climbing but the MSM and TPTB are basically saying "nothing to see here, move along."


Come, the other week everyone (almost) on ATS was screaming over why MSM was hyping the swine-flu comparing it to normal flu that kills 36.000 every season.



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:59 AM
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Mexico is reporting the most fatalities. Not known if swine flu vaccine will be one or two shots.5 minutes ago from TweetDeck

As of one hour ago, official figures: cases confirmed in 23 countries; 1,658 cases. 2 minutes ago from TweetDeck

France, Canada, New Zealand and Spain, Sweden, UK confirmed new cases.1 minute ago from TweetDeck

Mexico: 165 Additional Cases and 13 Additional Fatal Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed; Total Increases to 1,112 Cases and 42 Deaths 2 minutes ago from web

Mexico swine flu death toll jumps to 42
www.reuters.com...

@ nanbei: Might have to Re-Work yer calculations now...sorry


[edit on 5/6/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 10:09 AM
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confirmed case in O'Fallon Mo.



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 10:11 AM
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Is there anywhere where they have done a breakdown comparison of who has died / been infected and their general background or is that too early yet?

Like Do they or the family they live with smoke?
vegetarian or carnivors?
Cases of alergies / asthma in the family?
More women than men?
pet owners v non pet owners?
buck teeth v boss eyes...

You know things like that?



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 10:21 AM
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the lady who died yesterday was pregnant...

Officials identified the woman as a 33-year-old pregnant schoolteacher who fell into a coma and had her baby delivered by Caesarean section. State health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said Judy Trunnell had "chronic underlying health conditions" but wouldn't give any more details.

SOURCE

[edit on 6-5-2009 by yzzyUK]



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 10:23 AM
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How severe will the flu outbreak be?
Epidemiologists race to pin numbers on the global H1N1 spread.
www.nature.com...

Second strain of flu may complicate picture: study
www.reuters.com...

Closing in on the magic 50 number


Daily update (5/6/09): Total cases of novel H1N1 flu in US = 642 , states affected = 41: bitly.com... #swineflu #h1n14 minutes ago from web

The Caller-Times: Health officials say suspected swine flu cases in Nueces County, TX rises to 677. Only 1 case is currently confirmed. 2 minutes ago from web

[edit on 5/6/2009 by Hx3_1963]



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 10:38 AM
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Schools in Madison opened today after being closed for two weeks due to swine flu. This morning .. the first day back .. Madison gets hit by tornadoes. Damage all over town. Trees down and power out at schools. So far ... kids are fine. But what a first day back, eh?

www.waff.com...

DAN SATERFIELD! Watch the news live-
www.whnt.com...

www.whnt.com...



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Schools in Madison opened today after being closed for two weeks due to swine flu. This morning .. the first day back .. Madison gets hit by tornadoes. Damage all over town. Trees down and power out at schools. So far ... kids are fine. But what a first day back, eh?

www.waff.com...

DAN SATERFIELD! Watch the news live-
www.whnt.com...

www.whnt.com...




"God" saying stay the f*** home???



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 10:43 AM
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Delaware On Line


33 swine flu cases now confirmed in Del.
By RACHEL KIPP • The News Journal • May 5, 2009

Swine flu has now been confirmed in at least 33 Delawareans, and the state today announced the first confirmed cases beyond the University of Delaware community.

Among the cases announced by the state Division of Public Health were six cases previously reported as probable: four UD students, a student at the Wilmington-based First State School and a student at Baltz Elementary School in Elsmere. The state also announced seven new confirmed cases: a 24-year-old; a 17-year-old; a 15-year-old; a 13-year-old; a 9-year-old; a 4-year-old; and a 1 1/2-year-old.


BUT WHERE ARE THEY? Which schools? :shk:

edited to add - the Delaware online just said this ...


State officials would not release the names of the schools attended by students most recently diagnosed with swine flu.




[edit on 5/6/2009 by FlyersFan]



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 11:07 AM
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Continues to spread in Indianapolis showing up at more schools but, the schools are no longer being closed. Two of the cases are in my childs school district.

We are doing our part to be socially responsible, everyone uses hand sanitizer as soon as they walk in the door. I wear gloves when shopping etc.

Again, I don't live from a fear base but something seems very fishy with the lack of media attention. It was all at once and permeated every network from local to national media - no longer the top story and barely gets a mention. I realize this doesn't appear to be as serious as they first thought but, this lack of reporting and the increasing number of cases raises my conspiracy flag high.

What is the media attention in other countries besides the US? Are they still covering it on a daily basis or has it disappeared from your MSM as well?

Thanks for the global updates and WHO updates.



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 11:14 AM
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States now has 642 cases of the new H1N1 flu, with two deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

CDC officials have said they expect the new swine flu to spread to all 50 states, to cause severe disease and some deaths, although most cases have been mild.

Mexico has confirmed 42 deaths and said it was impossible to get samples from about 70 more people who died of flu-like illness recently. Globally, more than 1,600 cases have been reported in 23 countries. (May 6, 2009)


OK, so the confusing reports continue: Schools are to reopen, little to no media coverage, just mild flu. So why then the above statement "...expect the new swine flu to cause severe disease." We are at Level 5 and the SF if set to cause severe illness, yet little is mentioned. I guess if it does cause severe illness worldwide, they can site the reports where they said it was going to and if it doesn't--they said it would not either. Ohhh, I get it--they get to have their cake and eat it too!



posted on May, 6 2009 @ 11:15 AM
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Behind the Scenes: Navy Researchers Helped Spot Swine Flu in the United States



The first case, a 10-year-old DOD dependent, was identified in a trial to evaluate a novel influenza diagnostic. On 1 April, a swab sample from the patient was tested on the diagnostic platform. The result suggested an influenza A but subtype negative virus. Our screening questionnaire deemed the patient at low-risk for an avian influenza infection. Per the study protocol, a second specimen was sent to a third-party lab in Wisconsin. This laboratory, along with the state laboratory, confirmed the influenza A/un-typed finding. The specimen and an isolated virus were then sent to the CDC for confirmation. The CDC determined the virus was an influenza A/swine/H1N1.

The second case, a 9-year-old female from Brawley, California, was sampled in the collaborative study with the CDC’s Border Infectious Disease Surveillance Project. What was thought to be a routine specimen was sent to our laboratory the first week in April. Our initial testing demonstrated an influenza A/untyped virus. Further testing on the Ibis T5000 platform, which infers H and N types from multiple genomic signatures, suggested an influenza A/swine/H1 virus. [Although most tests rely on known DNA sequence or antibodies to identify influenza isolates, the Ibis T5000 has a mass spectrometer and can identify unknown subtypes.] This was right about the time we received word from CDC about the first case. At that point we knew we were onto something significant. The CDC subsequently confirmed an influenza A/swine/H1N1 virus.


Navy Confirms Three Cases of H1N1 Flu



WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy confirmed May 4 that three Sailors based in San Diego, Calif., were confirmed to have H1N1 influenza.

The Navy continues to monitor the health of the force to ensure necessary precautions are being taken to educate and safeguard Sailors, civilian personnel and family members.


Plus there is 50 sailors on board sick with unconfirmed flu.
DoD-GEIS



The DoD-GEIS supports laboratory testing and pathogen exploration efforts for respiratory disease cases at the Air Force Institute for Operational Health, the Naval Health Research Center, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, and The US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Naval Health Research Center located in San Diego.

[edit on 6-5-2009 by JBA2848]



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