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Five new cases of swine flu have been diagnosed in England, including four children, the government has said.
UK swine flu genetics unravelled
The first genetic code of swine flu from European samples has been unravelled by UK researchers.
Originally posted by Laurauk
Hopefully now that they have the genetics of this virus, they will be able to quickly produce a vacination to combat this virus.
[edit on 8-5-2009 by Laurauk]
Originally posted by cnichols
I certainly hope you don't have it. Good luck and hope you get better.
With regards to the number of people "confirmed" to have Swine Flu.... As has become my habit, I check the CDC webpage every day. The number yesterday was around 600+. Today when I checked it's up to almost 900 with two confirmed deaths (both in Texas). The following is from their website, so maybe we'll end up seeing the numbers increase exponentially (sp?)...
CDC has developed a PCR diagnostic test kit to detect this novel H1N1 virus and has now distributed test kits to all states in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The test kits are being shipped internationally as well. This will allow states and other countries to test for this new virus. This increase in testing capacity is likely to result in an increase in the number of reported confirmed cases in this country, which should provide a more accurate picture of the burden of disease in the United States.
CDC Website for H1N1
Originally posted by cosmicpixie
That's because they are only seeing H2H in people returning from Mexico and passing it on to people close to them. They are not yet seeing H2H in the wider community, which I guess means something like person A passes it to person B who passes it to person C who passes it to person D etc ...Fukadu 2 days ago explained they want to see more "sustained" spread before going to level 6