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Originally posted by Hx3_1963
# Brno: Second Individual Hospitalized For Suspected Influenza A (H1N1): Date: May 15, 2009 14:47 UTC Risk: Medium Medifax, a national ..1 minute ago from twitterfeed
Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the lung. Frequently, it is described as lung parenchyma/alveolar inflammation and abnormal alveolar filling with fluid (consolidation and exudation). The alveoli are microscopic air-filled sacs in the lungs responsible for absorbing oxygen. Pneumonia can result from a variety of causes, including infection with bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites, and chemical or physical injury to the lungs. Its cause may also be officially described as idiopathic—that is, unknown—when infectious causes have been excluded. Typical symptoms associated with pneumonia include cough, chest pain, fever, and difficulty in breathing. Diagnostic tools include x-rays and examination of the sputum. Treatment depends on the cause of pneumonia; bacterial pneumonia is treated with antibiotics. Pneumonia is a common illness which occurs in all age groups, and is a leading cause of death among the elderly and people who are chronically and terminally ill. Vaccines to prevent certain types of pneumonia are available. The prognosis depends on the type of pneumonia, the appropriate treatment, any complications, and the person's underlying health.
Originally posted by yzzyUK
The rest of the world sails by and tuts at the news.... Found this on my manic googling travels...
all these people have pre-existing complications.. wake me up when we get an actual death. I don't think we have anything to worry about yet
Clinicians should send specimens* for testing for swine influenza through Public Health on patients who are:
influenza-like illness [ILI, defined as fever ≥37.8ºC (100ºF) and a cough and/or sore throat], OR
pneumonia or severe, unexplained febrile respiratory illness, OR
sepsis-like syndrome (in infants, adults ≥65 years of age, or persons with compromised immune systems who may have atypical presentation for influenza);
Have ILI (defined above) and:
are healthcare workers, OR
are pregnant, OR
are part of a cluster (3 or more) of people (e.g., school, institution, workplace) with ILI, OR
live in an institutional setting (prison, homeless shelter, etc.).
Public Health will accept specimens only on patients meeting the current testing criteria.
Originally posted by jonny2410
2 more deaths in Mexico, 66 total there , 73 total global
Originally posted by Adrifter
when these people are getting confirmed are they getting admitted to the hospital or what? Are all cases getting sent to the hospital or are they just getting their issue of tamaflu, and sent home? What I am getting at is I am trying to see the severity here. I am just hearing tally's.. Def. some serious censorship on this story... I am trying to find accounts on severity online and I cannot find any..