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SAO PAULO -(Dow Jones)- The Brazilian Health Ministry confirmed the 9th case of H1N1 swine flu Thursday in the state of Sao Paulo.
There are currently 33 suspected H1N1 cases being monitored, with half of those patients exhibiting a majority of H1N1 flu-related symptoms
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why do you think that the diamondback pitcher's wife died of swine flu?
We were tipped off to keep an eye on the story by a resource who was present at the location.
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Health Dept.: 56 Hospitalized With Swine In NYC
NEW YORK (CBS) ― A health department spokeswoman said on Thursday that 56 people have been hospitalized with confirmed cases of swine flu around New York City.
Spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti had no information Wednesday on the patients' conditions or ages, or how the number of hospitalizations compares with recent days or weeks.
The department said most swine flu cases still are mild. City and state officials said there are more than 220 confirmed cases citywide. But Scaperotti said that represents only a fraction of the sick because only people with severe cases or in suspected clusters are being tested.
Ahhh! only the severe MILD cases are being tested, the people hospitalized and fighting for their lives with the MILD flu that is
I'm starting to get tired of their use of the buzz word: MILD!
Mexico City has fully lifted all swine flu restrictions imposed on the sprawling metropolis, as global health authorities puzzle over the origins and severity of the A(H1N1) virus.
"We can calm down now," Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard told a news conference on Thursday, just weeks after the city was virtually shut down.
Mexico City was at the epicentre of the outbreak of swine flu which has now spread to 41 countries, infecting more than 11,000 people and leading to 85 deaths, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The capital's website dropped its five-level alert to the lowest level green on Thursday, signalling that schools, businesses and transport could function as normal, without extra health precautions.
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas .- Although the federal Department of Health has announced that influenza A/H1N1 virus has [ed:not] undergone changes in recent days, in Nuevo Laredo the person who died for this cause is one example.
Rapid tests for detection of the disease were performed in life, were negative, and no laboratory tests of samples containing bronchial lung biopsy and pharyngeal exudate, which was taken after his death.
This situation is worrying, the doctor said Luis Loa Campbell, head of the Sanitary Jurisdiction number V to be interviewed about the death of the driver of the tractor, on May 11 in the Social Security hospital.
He said that this person arrived on May 8 from the capital to Nuevo Laredo with a picture of pneumonia advanced symptomatic despite medical treatment administered to the urgency of the case, died.
"In this case we can point out is that in life he made rapid tests for detection of influenza virus, but they were negative, two days during the procedures were followed and were again negative," he explained.
"The worrying situation," he added, "is that when a new analysis of samples of lung tissue, bronchial contents performed at the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference, were positive for influenza A/H1N1," he said.
In conclusion, he said that this put on alert again for the Health Sector in the state and especially to the border of the possible mutation of the influenza A/H1N1 virus.
HELENA – The state health department says Montana now has 10 cases of swine flu.
Cases have been reported in Yellowstone, Hill and Custer counties, according to the Department of Public Health and Human Services.
One of the most recent cases involved a Miles City youth. Lindsay Faber, a nurse with the Custer County Health Department, says the student did not require hospitalization and recovered with no complications.
Teachers in Miles City schools were asked to watch students for flu-like symptoms and parents were asked to keep their children home if they were sick. School district staff cleaned desktops and doorknobs with a bleach solution.
State officials say it is likely more cases of swine flu will be confirmed.
The Turner Radio Network has obtained the Centers for Disease Control Director's Update on the new Flu outbreak, issued yesterday, May 20, 2009. This document is labeled FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY (FIUO) and FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY (FOUO) and NOT FOR FURTHER DISTRIBUTION and SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED (SBU)
State health officials are now reporting 73 confirmed cases of swine flu in Iowa.
In an update released today, officials with the Iowa Department of Public Health say that is up from 71 earlier in the week. The new cases are in Polk and Tama counties.
Marshall County still has the most cases of the virus at 55. Tama County has 10 cases and there are three cases in Polk County.
Hardin County has two cases and there is one case each in Story, Des Moines and Chickasaw counties.
Egyptians who perform the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia risk being quarantined upon their return to Egypt, the health minister warned Wednesday, driving home the lengths to which Egypt is willing to go to remain free of swine flu. The minister, Hatem el-Gabali, said the volume of people participating in the pilgrimage, expected to begin in December, made it possible that swine flu would be transmitted.
KOBE, Japan — It all began at a high school volleyball tournament here on May 2 — or so residents of this Japanese port city suspect.
Soon, volleyball players who took part in the event were coming down with swine flu, early cases in a wider outbreak that has made Japan the worst-hit country outside North America in the global epidemic.
The outbreak has come as a particular shock for hygiene-obsessed Japan, where hand-washing is religiously taught in schools, children play in sanitized sandboxes, and everything from underwear to ballpoint pens comes with supposed antibacterial properties.