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Originally posted by captiva
reply to post by Pakd-on-mystery
There is no confirmation that this flu can be spread by animals of any kind. there are no animals with this strain. It is new, being a mixture of swine, bird and 2 human strains.
from an earlier post I made
The World Organisation for Animal Health says the virus is a mix of avian, swine and human viruses and has not been isolated in animals yet. It has recommended the name "North American influenza" instead of swine flu.
[edit on 28-4-2009 by captiva]
Originally posted by irishchic
It's not an actual "Avian flu" that has a high mortality rate but he feels it "caught stream" and now has to be carried through until the bitter end..
[edit on 28-4-2009 by irishchic]
The Scottish couple who have been confirmed to have Swine Flu, honeymooned in Cancun.
More Swine Flu Cases Reported in San Diego County
County officials confirmed another case of swine flu, bringing the total to five, while state health officials said there are two more likely cases in the county.
Meanwhile, a private school in Mira Mesa where one student tested positive for swine flu was closed after a half-dozen teachers became ill.
Christ the Cornerstone Academy was closed as a precautionary measure while tests are conducted to see if the six teachers suspected of having swine flu actually contracted the disease, said Dr. Wilma Wooten, San Diego County's public health officer.
* WHO awaits U.S. confirmation on human-to-human spread
* If confirmed, phase 5 pandemic alert could be declared
* Questions remain on low mortality in Mexico
GENEVA, April 28 (Reuters) - The WHO said on Tuesday it awaited formal confirmation from U.S. authorities the new swine flu virus has spread significantly between people, a sign that could indicate an "imminent" influenza pandemic.
Sources tells the BBC 8 possible swine flu cases in Wales, could bring total possible cases to 31 in the UK.
UPDATE -- Official says at least 23 possible swine flu cases in Scotland after at least 14 were discovered in the last hours.
Interpandemic period Phase 1 No new influenza virus subtypes have been detected in humans. An influenza virus subtype that has caused human infection may be present in animals. If present in animals, the risk of human infection or disease is considered to be low.
Phase 2 No new influenza virus subtypes have been detected in humans. However, a circulating animal influenza virus subtype poses a substantial risk1 of human disease. Pandemic alert period
Phase 3 Human infection(s) with a new subtype, but no human-to-human spread, or at most rare instances of spread to a close contact.
Phase 4 Small cluster(s) with limited human-to-human transmission but spread is highly localized, suggesting that the virus is not well adapted to humans.
Phase 5 Larger cluster(s) but human-to-human spread still localized, suggesting that the virus is becoming increasingly better adapted to humans, but may not yet be fully transmissible (substantial pandemic risk). Pandemic period
Phase 6 Pandemic: increased and sustained transmission in general population.
Postpandemic period Return to interpandemic period.