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Originally posted by infinite
H1N1Nederland Reuters: China expert warns of pandemic flu mutation tiny.cc... #swineflu #h1n1 #schweinegrippe #griep
10 minutes ago from web
394 deaths, reported (in total) yesterday
[edit on 25-11-2009 by infinite]
WHO reported more than 526,060 laboratory confirmed cases of H1N1 worldwide on November 15, with at least 6,770 deaths. However, it has stressed for months now that the figures were only the tip of the iceberg.
It urged countries to place more resources on mitigating the disease rather then on costly prevention measures or testing everyone. All WHO and the U.S. CDC will say is that "millions" have been infected.
Originally posted by Maya00a
I'm still struggling to see what all the panic is about.
Originally posted by Kailassa
Originally posted by jedi_hamster
. . .
and people doing everything to spread false information, should be locked up at best.
For all we know it could be you and Eco spreading the false information.
Should we lock you up?
How many cases in the Ukraine, to date, have tested positive for swine flu? And how many people have died with no pathology test confirming the cause of death?
How many died from cytokine storm and how many died of slower, more normal causes?
The fact is, we don't have answers which prove TB is not the cause of many of the recent Ukraine deaths.
And you have the cheek to say people theorising about possibilities other than swine flu should be locked up.
Shame on you, coming to a discussion board like this and trying to silence discussion in such a manner.
it's DANGEROUS, can you understand that? you're playing with people's minds and their life my depend on this.
Can anyone else hear the barking of the sheep-dogs as they herd the sheep toward the immunisation pens?
Originally posted by JJay55
Yearly world death toll for flu is 500,000. A billion cases, 3-5 million severe.
Scientist Repeats Swine Flu Lab-Escape Claim in Published Study
By Simeon Bennett
Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Adrian Gibbs, the virologist who said in May that swine flu may have escaped from a laboratory, published his findings today, renewing discussion about the origins of the pandemic virus.
The new H1N1 strain, which was discovered in Mexico and the U.S. in April, may be the product of three strains from three continents that swapped genes in a lab or a vaccine-making plant, Gibbs, and fellow Australian scientists wrote in Virology Journal. The authors analyzed the genetic makeup of the virus and found its origin could be more simply explained by human involvement than a coincidence of nature.
Their study, published in a free, online journal reviewed by other scientists, follows debate among researchers six months ago, when Gibbs asked the World Health Organization to consider the hypothesis. After reviewing Gibbs’ initial three-page paper, WHO and other organizations concluded the pandemic strain was a naturally occurring virus and not laboratory-derived.
“It is important that the source of the new virus be found if we wish to avoid future pandemics rather than just trying to minimize the consequences after they have emerged,” Gibbs and colleagues John Armstrong and Jean Downie said in today’s eight- page study.
Gibbs and Armstrong are on the emeritus faculty at the Australian National University in Canberra and Downie is affiliated with the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Laboratory Services at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital, according to the study.
While the exact source of the new H1N1 strain is a mystery, their research has “raised many new questions,” they said. The authors compared the genetic blueprints of flu strains stored in the free database Genbank and found the pandemic virus’s nearest ancestors circulate in pigs.
While migratory birds may have acted as conduit for their convergence, human involvement in bringing them together is “by far the simplest explanation,” Gibbs said in a telephone interview today.
Gibbs wrote or coauthored more than 250 scientific publications on viruses, mostly pertaining to the plant world, during his 39-year career at the Australian National University, according to biographical information on the university’s Web site.
“Knowing Adrian Gibbs, he will have thought through it pretty logically and come to that conclusion,” Lance Jennings, a clinical virologist with Canterbury Health Laboratories in Christchurch, New Zealand, said in a telephone interview. “It’s up to someone else to try and prove it or disprove it.”
2009-2010 Influenza Season Week 45 ending November 14, 2009
All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received.
Please note that because of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the week 46 report will be distributed on Monday, November 30, 2009.
During week 45 (November 8-14, 2009), influenza activity decreased slightly in the U.S.
•3,106 (28.8%) specimens tested by U.S. World Health Organization (WHO) and National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) collaborating laboratories and reported to CDC/Influenza Division were positive for influenza.
•Over 99% of all subtyped influenza A viruses being reported to CDC were 2009 influenza A (H1N1) viruses.
•The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) was above the epidemic threshold for the seventh consecutive week.
•Twenty-one influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported. Fifteen of these deaths were associated with 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus infection, and six were associated with an influenza A virus for which the subtype was undetermined.
•The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness (ILI) was 5.5% which is above the national baseline of 2.3%. All 10 regions reported ILI above region-specific baseline levels.
•Forty-three states reported geographically widespread influenza activity, Puerto Rico and seven states reported regional influenza activity, the District of Columbia reported local influenza activity, and Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported sporadic influenza activity.
The TB deaths and new cases to date for the year 2009
These counters are based on the current number of cases (and deaths) reported and the rate of increase for both. Statistics were obtained from: the CDC(states 9 million active cases) and the NIAID at the NIH(states 8 million active cases). Both state 2 million deaths. Counting begins on Jan 1, 2009.
Counting is determined by:
Number of news cases each year / days / minutes / hours / seconds = rate of new cases per second
8500000 new cases of active TB each year
(((8500000.0 / 365.0) / 24.0) / 60) / 60 = 0.27 new cases per second
2000000 deaths by TB per year
(((2000000.0 / 365.0) / 24.0) / 60) / 60 = 0.063 deaths per second
Pneumonia kills more children than any other illness; of the approximately 10 million children aged
... a growing part of their business is paying people to blog and post on forums to push particular points that client wants publicised.
Since January, more than 13,000 people have died of complications from seasonal flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly report on the causes of death in the nation.
No fewer than 800 flu-related deaths were reported in any week between January 1 and April 18, the most recent week for which figures were available.
The report looks at deaths in the 122 largest cities in the United States.
Worldwide, the annual death toll from the flu is estimated to be between 250,000 and 500,000.
About 9 out of 10 of those deaths are among people older than 65, Currie said. Most times, they already have health problems that the flu makes worse, he said.
"Regular influenza can be taxing," he said. "It causes their underlying disease to decompensate and then they don't have the reserves to get through it.
"While it may not be the direct cause listed on the death certificate, it certainly contributed."
One of the reasons medical experts are nervous about the swine flu outbreak is that many of the people who have died in Mexico have been young and otherwise healthy. The strains found in the United States have so far been weaker.
... TB kills in a matter of weeks, not in a matter of hours like H1N1 does