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posted on May, 22 2009 @ 11:00 AM
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Latest report from WHO - May 22, 2009 Link to report

Microbiology and pathogenesis

Few patients have had evidence of bacterial infection upon admission, but instances of empyema, necrotizing pneumonia and bacterial coinfection, as well as ventilator-associated pneumonias, have occurred. Some cases had received antibiotic treatment before hospitalization. In Mexico, bacterial coinfections were documented in 3 fatal cases.1 Preliminary studies utilizing molecular detection methods found 2 instances of coinfections (1 Streptococcus pneumoniae, 1 adenovirus) among 21 severe or fatal cases.8

Initial autopsy reports from Mexico indicate that the pathology was consistent with ARDS secondary to primary viral pneumonia, including diffuse alveolar damage, peribronchiolar and perivascular lymphocytic infiltrates, hyperplastic airway changes and bronchiolitis obliterans. Muscle biopsies performed in 2 cases showed skeletal muscle necrosis.




posted on May, 22 2009 @ 11:01 AM
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Thank you for finding this article! It absolutely has a lot of frightening information. Also notice that it mentions Wisconsin; look how many cases are in Wisconsin.

Also, it mentions that the body the virus was extracted from was an "obese" woman; something else that has been in the news, linking weight with those severely infected. There is a LOT more to say about this article but I would like to hear comments from the "experts"...

Thanks!
FMF



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 11:12 AM
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My daughter who is 13 best friend whom she spent the night with Sunday night.......is now sick..........She missed school yesterday.......

Her symptoms are fever, diareara, vomiting, headaches, fatigue, dehydration, ........all sounds too familiar

The little girl was headed to the doctor this am and my wife told her mom to demand for her to be tested......

I will keep you posted.........


UPDATE: I was called just after I posted this and told that this girl has some underlying issues........but her symptoms are suspicious to me...

[edit on 22-5-2009 by Cloudsinthesky]



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 11:20 AM
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CIDRAP



Researchers say flu viruses frozen in lakes stay viable for decades
Influenza A viruses that have been frozen in lake and pond ice remain viable and potentially infectious when the ice thaws, a team from Bowling Green State University reported yesterday at the general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in Philadelphia. Zeynep Kocer and Scott Rogers found that flu viruses from frozen lakes and ponds in the Arctic and in Ohio, along major flyways for migrating ducks, were still infectious under lab conditions, and could account for flu strains re-emerging after decades.



Thought this was a odd when I read it.



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 11:33 AM
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Forgive me if this has been posted:

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr., today faulted the City's response and emergency management of the H1N1 virus currently circulating throughout a number of City schools.

Thompson urged the City to take the following steps to better inform the public of the H1N1 virus:

* Release and broadly distribute the detailed protocol being used to determine when a school should be closed, the scientific basis for the selected protocol, and the identity of the individual ultimately responsible for making the closure decision;
* Provide real-time public data reporting of all school absences;
* Issue a plan that details how decisions regarding school closures will be handled in the fall when the virus may resurface; and,
* Identify what additional capacity is being made available at emergency rooms throughout the City, and particularly pediatric emergency rooms in Queens, to address the surge in demand, especially in light of the recent closures of Mary Immaculate Hospital and St. John's Hospital.
www.nyrealestatelawblog.com...

[edit on 22-5-2009 by EDteach]



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 11:56 AM
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Originally posted by jonny2410

Originally posted by asala

RodrigoMxDr::: Keiji Fukuda, WHO's Assistant Director-General will speak to journalists at 17.00 hrs Geneva time, Friday 22 May #swineflu


From BNO news,


is that normal or is this a press conference to announce something you think?


Was anyone able to listen to this? There was nothing on TV about it here in the UK.



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 12:08 PM
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ITV Central News are just reporting about another confirmed case of a primary school aged girl, in Birmingham.

The news reporter said he'd spoken to lots of parents and many other pupils have been off sick with symptoms such as coughs and high temperatures.

The school has been closed today and it's half term week, next week, so no school anyway.



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 12:21 PM
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Actually it's not that odd - it's one of the theories I've thought might explain the current virus. When the Wilkens ice shelf shattered is it possible that a dormant virus was released?


Chilean authorities are investigating the deaths of nearly 1500
penguins. The dead birds were found on Saturday [28 Mar 2009] at
Caleta Queule, more than 1240 miles north of Antarctica. Experts from
the nearby University of Valdivia are working to determine what killed
them.

Navy Lt. Rodrigo Zambrano says experts from the nearby University of
Valdivia are working to determine what killed them. They did not know
immediately where the penguins were from.

University veterinarian Roberto Schlatter tells state television that
experts also are trying to establish the penguins' ages. It is not
unusual for some penguin species to migrate thousands of miles.


Penguins in seven histopathological examinations were performed, confirming necrotic liver in all birds, which are indicative of a pattern similar to bacterial infectious avian cholera.



The timing of when the 1300 Penguins washed ashore was exaclty when one of the new strains started in Mexico.


ABSTRACT: The aim of this work was to detect serologic evidence of influenza virus infections in South American fur seals (Arctocephalus australis) that inhabit the Uruguayan coast. In 29 of 37 serum samples that were analyzed, we identified antibodies to at least one of the following antigens: H1N1 (A/NewCaledonia/20/99), B/Beijing/184/93-like viruses, B/Hong Kong/330/01, and B/Sichuan/379/99 by means of the hemagglutination inhibition assay (HAI). Results confirmed that influenza A viruses circulate in marine mammals and also showed, for the first time, indirect evidence of influenza B infections in Arctocephalus australis.
Key words: Arctocephalus australis, hemagglutination inhibition assay, influenza virus, South American fur seals, Uruguay.


Seals eat penguins....seals can pass virus to humans....

But who knows for sure? There are lots of theories out there this is just one that a little more out there than most.



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by switching yard
Latest from Reuters... ominous...


* hints coming in (see posts by others in this thread re baseball player's wife) that there is a "drop dead" version of the virus out there (these deaths, if more are happening, may not make it into the MSM because they would be atypical of the "mild" strain or could be kept under wraps as part of the panic avoidance campaign approx 3 weeks underway




I could't find anything in the internet connecting the baseball player's wife's death to the new flu. Anyone found anything?
Don't you think that it would be practically impossible to hide such a huge history? How it haven't leaked?



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 12:27 PM
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This is from a while back in this thread, but remember the mysterious comments posted at Scientific Blogging, referencing the Ibn Hayan Project, etc.?

It specified the same three viruses in its combination...

Materials:

1) Live Simple (In Tissue Culture) Human Influenza.(H3N2) (Source Bragstad)

2) Live Simple ( In TC.) Aviar influenza (H5N1) (Source Viseshakul)

3) Live Simple (In TC ) Swine Influenza.(H1N1) (Source Sakamoto)

Methods. (Annex 002 detailed)

Low magnetic field bio-reactor in human tissue culture.

(H3N2)Segment PB2 (Transcriptase Bind)
(H5N1) Segment HA (Haemagglutinin)
(H1N1) Segment M2


(and so the plot thickens??)



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 12:34 PM
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[edit on 22-5-2009 by Cloudsinthesky]



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 12:37 PM
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Cronica Viva - Descartan existencia de gripe aviar en Perú -
El Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria (Senasa) descartó hoy la existencia de brotes de la Influenza Aviar (gripe del pollo) en el territorio peruano.
La Laringotraqueitis, conocida también como LT, es una enfermedad que afecta las vías respiratorias de las aves, generalmente a los pollos y muy excepcionalmente a los pavos. Es causada por un virus de herpes que no afecta a los seres humanos y se disemina rápidamente por contacto.

More at: Cronica Viva
Per's National Agrarian Health Service deny the existence of Bird Flu in the country, stating that the disease that is affecting the countrie's birds derives from Laringotraqueitis, a bird's respiratory disease.
Maybe they're telling the true but, anyway, where there's smoke there's fire.
It's quite suspicious that this went to the press in the same day (21/5) when confirmed swine flu cases jump from 5 to 16.



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 12:45 PM
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On the bbc Website they are reporting that another 8 cases of swine flu have been confimred.




Eight new cases of swine flu have been confirmed in the UK, bringing the total number to 120, while 169 other possible cases are under investigation.

The Health Protection Agency said two adults from London, two adults from the south east region and a child from the West Midlands were the latest cases



BBC NEWS



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 01:02 PM
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It's not only penguins that are dying in Chile, other species of birds and fish are beig found dead and no one has an explanation so far:
See more at:

Topix-Chile - Millions of fish & birds are dying and no one knows why

Radio santiago
Chilean government is also making statements to assure there is no bird flu in the country, despite the oddly death of millions of birds.

Chile Agriculture Secretary deny the presence of dangerous diseases among birds

SAG descartó enfermedades peligrosas tras muerte de aves - Completamente descartada fue la presencia de influenza aviar y la enfermedad del Newcastle en las aves marinas que fueron encontradas muertas en el sector costero de Constitución, especialmente en las inmediaciones de la Piedra de la Iglesia.


Chile and Peru are the south american countries with the highest numbers of infected people (accordingly to the very "reliable" south american government authorities, of course).



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 01:04 PM
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Wow.
My boss's dog just about died from necrotic liver two weeks ago.
He's in Corvallis, Oregon.



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 01:05 PM
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thanks for taking the time to compile a easy to read list of these topics



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 01:19 PM
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Argentiniam congressman proposes the closure of the border with Chile to avoid swine flu.
In Mendoza, Argentina a bus arriving from Chile was attacked with rocks by a mob of argentinians.

Los Tiempos



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by nanbei
It's not only penguins that are dying in Chile, other species of birds and fish are beig found dead and no one has an explanation so far:
See more at:

Topix-Chile - Millions of fish & birds are dying and no one knows why

Radio santiago
Chilean government is also making statements to assure there is no bird flu in the country, despite the oddly death of millions of birds.

Chile Agriculture Secretary deny the presence of dangerous diseases among birds

SAG descartó enfermedades peligrosas tras muerte de aves - Completamente descartada fue la presencia de influenza aviar y la enfermedad del Newcastle en las aves marinas que fueron encontradas muertas en el sector costero de Constitución, especialmente en las inmediaciones de la Piedra de la Iglesia.


Chile and Peru are the south american countries with the highest numbers of infected people (accordingly to the very "reliable" south american government authorities, of course).


To further this food chain discussion, could this perhaps explain some of the mass whale and dolphin beachings that happened a couple of months ago?



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 01:36 PM
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I don't know if this has been posted yet or not, I skimmed over 2 pages and didn't see it posted anywhere on here. I need to catch up on 2 days of reading on ATS
Been trying to get some yard work done and plant the garden.

WHO to consider severity of flu before declaring pandemic


The World Health Organization is changing its criteria to be met before a declaring a pandemic of swine flu.

"What we are looking for and what we will be looking for is something, events, which signify a really substantial increase in risk of harm to people," Keiji Fukuda, the WHO's acting assistant director general, told a news conference in Geneva on Friday.

Until now, the UN health agency's six-point scale only considered the way a virus is spreading, but not its severity.

WHO will now look for signs that "the risks for people have significantly gone up" Fukuda said, before moving the alert up from its current Phase 5 level, meaning a pandemic is "imminent."


www.cbc.ca...

[edit on 22-5-2009 by ZombieSlayer]



posted on May, 22 2009 @ 01:44 PM
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Some other articles from CBC today.

Fall flu season could be more intense in N.S. due to H1N1: health officer
www.cbc.ca...

WHO, under pressure from member states, to rewrite pandemic requirement
www.cbc.ca...

Pig populations need to be monitored for emerging flu viruses in future: study
www.cbc.ca...

U.S. sets aside $1 billion to develop a vaccine for swine flu
www.cbc.ca...



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