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« Reply #240 on: July 27, 2009, 12:59:40 PM »

Dear Monkeys....thank you for contributing to this thread.

The previous four articles were in my e-mail this morning - even though they are dated
sometime during the previous week.

I do post them as I receive them or as I find them on various news sites.

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« Reply #241 on: July 27, 2009, 01:07:38 PM »

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE56Q3I620090727

H1N1 flu spreads to remote corners of the world: WHO
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:38pm EDT

GENEVA (Reuters) - There may be no escape from H1N1 pandemic flu, which according to the latest World Health Organization figures has spread to the most remote parts of the planet including popular island getaways.

In a snapshot published on Monday, the WHO said more than 20 countries and overseas territories had had their first lab-confirmed cases of the new virus, widely known as swine flu.

These include holiday destinations such as the Seychelles, Turks and Caicos, St. Kitts and Nevis, Netherlands Antilles, Belize and France's Reunion Island, as well as isolated spots such as Tonga and American Samoa in the Pacific and the Solomon Islands in the Indian Ocean.
H1N1 flu, which is a genetic mix of human, bird and swine viruses, has also found its way to Bhutan in the Himalayas and Andorra, an independent state tucked between Spain and France. Conflict-ridden Afghanistan and Sudan have also had their first confirmed infections in recent days.

The emergence of the never-before-seen virus in Mexico and the United States and its fast international spread caused the WHO to declare in June that a pandemic was under way. The U.N. agency has said it is impossible to stop it from circulating, and is monitoring it closely for signs of mutation or combination with other flu viruses.

While most patients have had mild flu-like symptoms, such as fever and vomiting, pregnant women and people with diabetes and other diseases have been vulnerable to more serious effects. An estimated 816 people have died from infection to date, according to the WHO's latest tally.

The total number of people infected with H1N1 flu is not known, and countries are no longer testing and reporting each individual case of a person falling ill. The WHO has said more emphasis should be placed on preventing infection and treating the most serious cases to avoid unnecessary death.

Drugmakers Roche, Gilead Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline have benefited from a worldwide rush to secure supplies of their antiviral drugs to fight the spreading flu. Vaccine makers including Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis NOVN.VX>, Baxter and Solvay are also working on H1N1 shots that could be given alongside seasonal flu jabs.

(Reporting by Laura MacInnis)


 
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« Reply #242 on: July 27, 2009, 01:19:46 PM »


Table. U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection

Web page updated July 24, 2009,
11:00 AM ET

Data reported to CDC by July 23, 2009, 1:00 PM ET. 

States and Territories* Confirmed and
Probable Cases Deaths

States
Alabama 477 cases 0 deaths
Alaska 272 cases 0 deaths
Arizona 947 cases 15 deaths
Arkansas 131 cases 0 deaths
California 3161 cases 52 deaths
Colorado 171 cases 0 deaths
Connecticut 1713 cases 8 deaths
Delaware 381 cases 0 deaths
Florida 2915 cases 23 deaths
Georgia 222 cases 1 death
Hawaii 1424 cases 3 deaths
Idaho 166 cases 0 deaths
Illinois 3404 cases 17 deaths
Indiana 291 cases 1 death
Iowa 165 cases 0 deaths
Kansas 204 cases 0 deaths
Kentucky 143 cases 0 deaths
Louisiana 232 cases 0 deaths
Maine 145 cases 0 deaths
Maryland 766 cases 4 deaths
Massachusetts 1370 cases 5 deaths
Michigan 515 cases 9 deaths
Minnesota 670 cases 3 deaths
Mississippi 252 cases 0 deaths
Missouri 76 cases 1 death
Montana 94 cases 0 deaths
Nebraska 313 cases 1 death
Nevada 467 cases 0 deaths
New Hampshire 247 cases 0 deaths
New Jersey 1414 cases 15 deaths
New Mexico 232 cases 0 deaths
New York 2738 cases 63 deaths
North Carolina 483 cases 5 deaths
North Dakota 63 cases 0 deaths
Ohio 188 cases 1 death
Oklahoma 189 cases 1 death
Oregon 524 cases 5 deaths
Pennsylvania 1960 cases 8 deaths
Rhode Island 192 cases 2 deaths
South Carolina 244 cases 0 deaths
South Dakota 45 cases 0 deaths
Tennessee 283 cases 1 death
Texas 5151 cases 27 deaths
Utah 988 cases 16 deaths
Vermont 59 cases 0 deaths
Virginia 327 cases 2 deaths
Washington 658 cases 7 deaths
Washington, D.C. 45 cases 0 deaths
West Virginia 243 cases 0 deaths
Wisconsin 6222 cases 6 deaths
Wyoming 111 cases 0 deaths
Territories
American Samoa 8 cases 0 deaths
Guam 1 case 0 deaths
Puerto Rico 20 cases 0 deaths
Virgin Islands 49 cases 0 deaths
TOTAL (55)* 43,771 cases 302 deaths
*Includes the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

July 24, 2009 is the last day that CDC is providing individual confirmed and probable cases of novel H1N1 influenza.

CDC will report the total number of hospitalizations and deaths each week, and continue to use its traditional surveillance systems to track the progress of the novel H1N1 flu outbreak. For more information about CDC’s novel H1N1 influenza surveillance system, see Questions & Answers About CDC's Novel H1N1 Influenza Surveillance.

International Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection
See: World Health Organization.

NOTE: Because of daily reporting deadlines, the state totals reported by CDC may not always be consistent with those reported by state health departments. If there is a discrepancy between these two counts, data from the state health departments should be used as the most accurate number.
 
Summary of Situation

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/
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« Reply #243 on: August 07, 2009, 03:18:33 PM »

Dear Friends....I have been on vacation for 10 days and have received a number of emails regarding H1N1 information.  I will give you a link and a title to them so that you may read
any of interest.  Thank you.....Mere
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« Reply #244 on: August 07, 2009, 03:26:47 PM »

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/statelocal/  dated 7/24/09
Novel H1N1 Vaccination Guidance for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Health Officials

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http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/public/vaccination_qa_pub.htm  dated 7/28/09
What are the plans for developing novel H1N1 vaccine? When is it expected that the novel H1N1 vaccine will be available? Will the seasonal flu vaccine also protect against the novel H1N1 flu? And more

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http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/callcenters.htm  dated 7/30/09
During a response to a large-scale influenza outbreak such as the current H1N1 outbreak, a community’s 9-1-1 and healthcare systems may experience a surge in calls or walk-in visits for care, advice, and information. In fact, call volumes or walk-in visits could reach the point of overwhelming the 9-1-1 and healthcare systems, rendering them unable to respond to other emergencies in an efficient and effective manner. In those instances, community planners should take steps to divert unnecessary calls away from the community 9-1-1 system and non-critically ill patients away from the healthcare system to reserve both for actual emergency situations. This implementation tool provides a step-by-step approach to achieving this objective by focusing on alternative call center resources

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http://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2009/r090729b.htm   dated 7/29/09
CDC: Advisors Make Recommendations for Use of Vaccine Against Novel H1N1
The committee met to develop recommendations on who should receive vaccine against novel influenza A (H1N1) when it becomes available, and to determine which groups of the population should be prioritized if the vaccine is initially available in extremely limited quantities.


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« Reply #245 on: August 07, 2009, 03:51:23 PM »

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/updates/international/

Novel H1N1 Flu: International Situation Update
Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:30:00 -0500 with updated information as of 8/7/09

This situation report provides an update of the international situation as of July 28, 2009. As of July 27, WHO regions have reported 134,503 laboratory-confirmed cases of novel influenza A (H1N1) and 816 deaths.

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http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/update.htm

Novel H1N1 Flu: U.S. Situation Update
Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:30:00 -0500  updated information as of 8/7/09

Activity levels indicate geographic spread of both seasonal and novel influenza A [H1N1] viruses.

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http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/acip.htm

Novel H1N1 Vaccination Recommendations
Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:30:00 -0500

With the new H1N1 virus continuing to cause illness, hospitalizations and deaths in the US during the normally flu-free summer months and some uncertainty and about what the upcoming flu season might bring, CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has taken an important step in preparations for a voluntary novel H1N1 vaccination effort to counter a possibly severe upcoming flu season. On July 29, ACIP met to consider who should receive novel H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available.

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http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/surveillanceqa.htm

Novel H1N1 Flu: Facts and Figures
Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:30:00 -0500

When the novel H1N1 flu outbreak was first detected in mid-April 2009, CDC began working with states to collect, compile and analyze information regarding the novel H1N1 outbreak. On July 24, 2009 official reporting of individual cases of confirmed and probable novel H1N1 infection was discontinued. Below is a summary of information gathered during the first weeks of the outbreak.

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http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/h1n1_pregnancy_20090731/en/index.html

WHO: Pandemic influenza in pregnant women
Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:30:00 -0500

Research conducted in the USA and published 29 July in The Lancet has drawn attention to an increased risk of severe or fatal illness in pregnant women when infected with the H1N1 pandemic virus.

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http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/provider/preparing.htm

Preparing for Vaccination with Novel H1N1 Vaccine
Fri, 31 Jul 2009 23:30:00 -0500

In the Northern Hemisphere, novel H1N1 influenza virus is persisting, and is continuing to cause outbreaks and sporadic cases in numerous locales despite the onset of summer. Evidence to date suggests that population immunity to this virus is low, particularly among the young. Thus far, most cases of illness, hospitalization and death associated with novel H1N1 infection have occurred among persons less than 65 years of age. Groups at increased risk of influenza-related complications include pregnant women, those with asthma, COPD, diabetes, chronic cardiovascular disease, and immuno-compromised persons. These are the same groups as previously recognized to increase the risk of severe illness from seasonal influenza. In addition, morbid obesity may represent an additional risk factor for severe illness. Unlike seasonal influenza where persons 65 years and older are most likely to be hospitalized or die from influenza-related complications, this age group has been substantially less affected by novel H1N1 virus than younger age groups.

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http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/schools/dismissal_form/index.htm

CDC: School Dismissal Monitoring System
Tue, 04 Aug 2009 10:00:00 -0500


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U. S. Department of Education have established a School Dismissal Monitoring System to report on novel influenza (H1N1)-related school or school district dismissal in the United States. Your assistance in reporting known school dismissals is very important.

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http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/08/20090804a.html

Readout of Today's H1N1 Summit Webcast
Wed, 05 Aug 2009 08:00:00 -0500


Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan joined today with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Dr. Anne Schuchat to discuss H1N1 preparedness and answer questions from the public.

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http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/guidance/exclusion.htm

CDC Recommendations for the Amount of Time Persons with Influenza-Like Illness Should be Away from Others
Thu, 06 Aug 2009 14:00:00 -0500


CDC recommends that people with influenza-like illness remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100° F [37.8°C]), or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.

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Updated Guidance for Schools for the Fall Flu Season  
(this information received by email this morning - 8/7/09)

The guidance reflects what we learned this spring and what we must plan for this fall.

http://www.flu.gov/plan/school/schoolguidance.html
CDC Guidance for State and Local Public Health Officials and School Administrators

http://www.flu.gov/plan/school/k12techreport.html
Technical Report for State and Local Public Health Officials and School Administrators on CDC Guidance

http://www.flu.gov/plan/school/toolkit.html
Preparing for the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Schools (Grades K-12)

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http://www.flu.gov/plan/school/schoolguidance.html

CDC Guidance for State and Local Public Health Officials and School Administrators for School (K-12) Responses to Influenza

 This document provides guidance to help decrease the spread of flu among students and school staff during the 2009-2010 school year. This document expands upon earlier school guidance documents by providing a menu of tools that school and health officials can choose from based on conditions in their area. It recommends actions to take this school year and suggests strategies to use if CDC finds that the flu starts causing more severe disease. The guidance also provides a checklist for making decisions at the local level. Detailed information on the reasons for these strategies and suggestions on how to use them is included in the Technical Report. Based on the severity of 2009 H1N1 flu-related illness thus far, this guidance also recommends that students and staff with influenza-like illness remain home until 24 hours after resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.

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http://www.flu.gov/plan/school/toolkit.html

Preparing for the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Schools (Grades K-12)

The purpose of “Preparing for the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Schools” is to provide basic information and communication resources to help school administrators implement recommendations from CDC’s Guidance for State and Local Public Health Officials and School Administrators for School (K-12) Responses to Influenza during the 2009-2010 School Year.   

For more information on H1N1 situation, please visit www.Flu.gov

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http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/h1n1_safety_vaccines_20090805/en/index.html

WHO Safety of Pandemic Vaccines
Fri, 07 Aug 2009 10:30:00 -0500

The public needs to be reassured that regulatory procedures in place for the licensing of pandemic vaccines, including procedures for expediting regulatory approval, are rigorous and do not compromise safety or quality controls.

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http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/h1n1_vaccine_20090806/en/index.html

WHO: Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Process and Timeline
Fri, 07 Aug 2009 10:30:00 -0500

It takes approximately five to six months for the first supplies of approved vaccine to become available once a new strain of influenza virus with pandemic potential is identified and isolated.

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« Reply #247 on: August 10, 2009, 11:25:33 AM »

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2009pres/08/20090807a.html    dated 8/7/09, received 8/10/09
 
Updated Federal Guidelines for 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Schools Offer Many Options

Guidance Says Officials Should Consider Local Needs in Making Decisions

Updated federal guidelines offer state and local public health and school officials a range of options for responding to 2009 H1N1 influenza in schools, depending on how severe the flu may be in their communities. The guidance says officials should balance the risk of flu in their communities with the disruption that school dismissals will cause in education and the wider community.

Entire article available at link above.....

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« Reply #248 on: August 10, 2009, 04:38:44 PM »

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                                                       August 10, 2009

North American Leaders’ Declaration on H1N1


Building on the strong record of our trilateral cooperation during the spring of this year, we will remain vigilant and pledge to continue our close collaboration in addressing the H1N1 pandemic. We agree to work together to ensure that we have effective strategies, grounded in the best available science.

Our governments have worked closely together since the very beginning of this outbreak to protect the health of our citizens. During the onset of the H1N1 outbreak, we worked to implement science and evidence-based measures in our countries and on our borders. These measures were geared to provide an appropriate public health response. Movement across our shared borders is essential to the economic health of our countries. We recognize that highly restrictive measures such as general border closures would be unlikely to prevent the spread of this virus and could aggravate the economic and social consequences of an influenza pandemic.

We continue to study the severity and progression of the virus both here and in other parts of the world to help inform future public health decisions, including the use of vaccine, antiviral, and non-pharmaceutical interventions. Through regular communications; exchange of scientific knowledge, expert personnel, and clinical data; and shared access to laboratory facilities, we have been working to promote the health of the people of our three nations. In anticipation of a possible fall wave of flu due to the 2009 H1N1 virus, we will look to enhance our exchange of information, ensure common understanding on the effectiveness of public health measures, and share expertise through technical assistance and capacity building. We will continue to do everything we can to ensure that our people have timely and accurate information, and that our citizens are as prepared as they can be. In this regard, we will focus our attention on mitigating the effects of the outbreak in our communities. We encourage all families in North America to learn more about the simple steps they can take to prevent the spread of the flu, including frequent hand washing with soap and water, coughing into your sleeve, and staying home when sick to help prevent illness and the spread of the virus to others.

We know that cooperation and communication between nations, governments, citizens, and domestic and international organizations are the most effective ways to ensure that we are all protected. The strong collaboration between our countries allowed us to have a more secure North America region. We are proud that our countries have collaborated so effectively to this point, and we are firmly committed to continuing to work together in the months ahead. We will continue to work collaboratively with the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization and support their leadership in facilitating international and regional collaboration in addressing this global issue.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/North-American-Leaders-Declaration-on-H1N1/
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« Reply #249 on: August 11, 2009, 11:23:30 AM »

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/statelocal/qa.htm

Mon, 10 Aug 2009 19:30:00 -0500

Questions and answers are addressed by CDC concerning subjects such as vaccine purchase, allocation, distribution, administration, and supplies
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« Reply #250 on: August 11, 2009, 11:30:25 AM »

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/cdcresponse.htm

Novel H1N1 Flu: CDC Response
Mon, 10 Aug 2009 19:30:00 -0500


CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to the outbreak. CDC’s response goals are to reduce the spread and severity of illness, and to provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this new public health threat
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« Reply #251 on: August 12, 2009, 02:17:35 AM »


Costa Rican president sick with swine flu

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President Oscar Arias has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, government says

Arias fell ill Sunday, complaining of a sore throat and a temperature

Arias is expected to return to work on Monday, presidential minister says

As of last Friday, there were 718 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in Costa Rica

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/08/11/costa.rica.president.h1n1.flu/index.html
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« Reply #252 on: August 13, 2009, 10:54:08 AM »

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION UPDATE 61 - dated 8/6/09

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 - update 61
A Summary Below with full article available at the link provided:
 

In summary, the overall picture of transmission globally is one of declining transmission in the temperate regions of the Southern Hemisphere with the exception of southern Africa. The season in these areas was characterized by rapid rise and fall of respiratory disease numbers, as is seen in a normal influenza season. The impact and severity of the season in these areas in terms of proportion of cases which developed severe disease and the load imposed on health care infrastructure is still being evaluated but generally appeared slightly worse than a normal influenza season in most places with increased hospitalization requiring respiratory critical care. The northern hemisphere is experiencing continued spread of the virus but declining activity is being observed in areas affected early in the course of the pandemic. Tropical areas of the world are now experiencing increasing numbers of cases at a time when the usual seasonal peaks would occur. As the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus is now the dominant strain in most areas of the world, it can be expected to persist into the coming influenza season in the Northern Hemisphere. Additionally, there is a risk of further spread of virus in highly populated areas as community spread starts occurring in Asia and Africa.

 
http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_08_12/en/index.html
 

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« Reply #253 on: August 13, 2009, 11:06:17 AM »

The Wall Street Journal - World - The Flu Outbreak
contains articles of interest around the world covering H1N1
- interesting reading

http://online.wsj.com/public/page/swine-flu-health.html
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« Reply #254 on: August 13, 2009, 11:17:07 AM »


CBS NEWS - HEALTH

BAGHDAD, Aug. 12, 2009
H1N1 Flu Cases Among GIs in Iraq Hit 67

(AP) The number of American troops in Iraq diagnosed with H1N1 (swine) flu has climbed to 67, making U.S. soldiers the largest group in the country to come down with the potentially deadly virus, Iraqi health officials said Wednesday.

The figures were released by the Iraqi health ministry as it detailed steps being taken to control the spread of the virus, which last week claimed its first fatality in the southern holy city of Najaf. A 21-year-old Iraqi woman, who had visited the city's Shiite shrines, later died of swine flu.

The health ministry has also confirmed that 23 Iraqis and six other foreigners have been diagnosed with the virus. Their nationalities were not disclosed.

All the U.S. troops had either been treated or were undergoing treatment, said Dr. Amer al-Khuzai, the deputy health minister. There have been no fatalities among American forces, he said.

The U.S. military did not immediately confirm the figures released by the Iraqis. But earlier this week, it said 51 soldiers had been diagnosed, while another 71 suspected cases were in isolation.

"We think they have this many cases because they come through different countries to come here. They come from the United States. They come from Europe," al-Khuzai said.

He said the U.S. military has been giving the ministry weekly updates about the number of swine flu cases diagnosed on American bases in Iraq.

Col. Michael D. Eisenhauer, chief of clinical operations in Iraq, told The Associated Press in an e-mail earlier this week that the U.S. military had been completely open with the Iraqis on the cases of diagnosed Americans.

The cases in American troops have been diagnosed over the last three months since the military actively began screening for the virus, he said. "There has not been a sudden outbreak," Eisenhauer added.

Swine flu cases have been diagnosed at six U.S. bases in Iraq, the military said. In May, 18 soldiers on their way to Iraq were diagnosed in Kuwait with the virus. Troops are now screened for the virus before they leave the United States and again when the arrive in Iraq.

Cases among Iraqis have been diagnosed in Baghdad and elsewhere.

Ten were caught at Baghdad's International Airport, where health officials screen arriving passengers, said Dr. Sabah Karkukly, who oversees the ministry's swine flu program.

The figures raise concern about Iraq's ability to control the virus' spread among millions of Shiites who visit the revered shrines in Najaf and another holy Shiite city, Karbala.

Two cases of swine flu were diagnosed in Najaf, while three others were diagnosed in Karbala, said al-Khuzai, the deputy health minister. He cautioned Iraqis to take extra steps to protect themselves, such as avoiding crowded places where the virus can easily be transmitted.

Iraq's Cabinet on Wednesday banned trips to Saudia Arabia's holy city of Mecca during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which begins later this month.

Iraq also joined other Arab health ministers in banning children, the elderly and the chronically ill from the annual hajj pilgrimage in late November.

The World Health Organization, as of July 31, had tallied more than 162,000 swine flu cases worldwide. It counted at least 1,154 deaths, with more than 1,000 reported in the Americas, according to its Web site.

Iraq's Cabinet also approved the purchase of $100 million worth of the anti-viral medicine Tamiflu, which is enough for a quarter of Iraq's population, Karkukly said.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/12/health/main5236886.shtml
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« Reply #255 on: August 14, 2009, 03:00:15 PM »

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/states.htm

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu): State Health Department Websites

Check on link and on your State to read about up-to-date information for your area
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« Reply #256 on: August 17, 2009, 01:04:46 PM »

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/update.htm

Novel H1N1 Flu Situation Update
August 14, 2009, 6:00 PM ET



http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/updates/international/

Novel 2009-H1N1 Flu: International Situation Update
August 14, 2009, 11:00 AM ET


This situation report provides an update to the international situation as of August 14, 2009. World Health Organization (WHO) regions have reported 177,457 laboratory-confirmed cases of novel 2009-H1N1 influenza virus (new H1N1) with 1,462 deaths. The laboratory-confirmed cases represent an underestimation of total cases in the world as many countries have shifted to strategies of clinical confirmation and prioritization of laboratory testing for only persons with severe illness and/or high risk conditions.


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« Reply #257 on: August 18, 2009, 01:11:58 PM »


http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=1517

FluTrackers.com has contributors from around the world including news sources and citizens.

I spent a couple of hours here this morning.  In my case, there is up-to-date information
on a school closing which was announced last night.  I also checked on areas of the country where family and friends live.  You might want to give it a try.
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« Reply #258 on: August 18, 2009, 01:23:34 PM »

http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=48

FluTrackers dot com Site......

Scroll through the States and see what is happening in your area.  Interesting forum topics at the
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« Reply #259 on: August 19, 2009, 12:52:05 PM »

Preparing for the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Businesses and Employers

The purpose of "Preparing for the Flu: A Communication Toolkit for Businesses and Employers" is to provide information and communication resources to help businesses and employers implement recommendations from CDC’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to the 2009-2010 Influenza Season. 

For more information on H1N1 situation, please visit www.Flu.gov

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