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« Reply #80 on: May 01, 2009, 12:20:40 PM »

Mere,

Thank you for staying on top of all the updates.

One thing that concerns me greatly is that there are three confirmed cases in Alabama as of yesterday and hundreds of specimens sent for testing.  And yet, Alabama is not even listed on the CDC list of states with confirmed cases.


Now this could happen if the testing was done here instead of sending to the CDC and there is a lag in reporting.  But if this is the case here, I have to wonder if there are not many more cases in many more states also not listed.




Anna....I think the following statement in the AP article above will help us understand that these guys do not count like we do:

"In the United States, the confirmed case count stood at 132. State lab operators say there are more cases than the confirmed number because they are not testing all suspected cases, focusing on finding new outbreak hot spots and limiting the flu's spread."

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« Reply #81 on: May 01, 2009, 12:26:19 PM »

Mere,

Thank you for staying on top of all the updates.

One thing that concerns me greatly is that there are three confirmed cases in Alabama as of yesterday and hundreds of specimens sent for testing.  And yet, Alabama is not even listed on the CDC list of states with confirmed cases.


Now this could happen if the testing was done here instead of sending to the CDC and there is a lag in reporting.  But if this is the case here, I have to wonder if there are not many more cases in many more states also not listed.




Anna....I think the following statement in the AP article above will help us understand that these guys do not count like we do:

"In the United States, the confirmed case count stood at 132. State lab operators say there are more cases than the confirmed number because they are not testing all suspected cases, focusing on finding new outbreak hot spots and limiting the flu's spread."

http://news.yahoo/s/ap/20090501/ap_on_me/med_swine_flu

Sorry Anna....bad link I guess....Here is a copy and paste of the post on the bottom of page four
and that article on Mexico Blames WHO contains the paragraph on how State Lab Operators are
checking and counting....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090501/ap_on_he_me/med_swine_flu

AP:  MEXICO'S EPIDEMIOLOGY BOSS FAULTS WHO
By Andrew O. Selsky, AP Writer - 21 Minutes ago
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« Reply #82 on: May 01, 2009, 03:14:39 PM »

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orl-swine-flu-tracker-map,0,2301019.framedurl

While reading at the orlando sentinel, I found an interactive map showing cases around the
world.  I cannot tell you how updated the material is, but this is the first map (like this) that
I have found.

It is exceeding difficult to find actual numbers of cases as each case must be confirmed by
the CDC.  The CDC, at this time, is publishing it's numbers one a day....around 11 a.m.

Please add to this thread with articles from your area.  Thank you.
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« Reply #83 on: May 01, 2009, 03:32:34 PM »

FOX NEWS.....covering Swine Flu....Janet Napolitano...

Note....wish San were here....I am not good with this kind of coverage....

National Guard handling security for some drugs
Moving 11 million courses to the States
Travel Advisory for non-essential travel to Mexico
She does not think that the actual number is not relevant....as much as the number of States.

Education Secretary....

430 schools closed...less that 1/2 of 1%
if there is a case in a school, CDC recommends closure of school
teachers may be able to provide information for students at home

Janet Napolitano - want kids home when schools are closed....trying to stop the
movement of swine flu from person to person.

DHS is preparing for situation to go to Level 6
Everyone has a role

In 19 States...confirmed cases

2 confirmed cases in Florida
Others are being checked

Interviewing Loyola - Chicago student with flu who is now with parents in Missouri - was very ill with high fever (102) - roommates iced him down.

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« Reply #84 on: May 01, 2009, 03:37:35 PM »

FOX NEWS.....covering Swine Flu....Janet Napolitano...

Note....wish San were here....I am not good with this kind of coverage....

National Guard handling security for some drugs
Moving 11 million courses to the States
Travel Advisory for non-essential travel to Mexico
She does not think that the actual number is (error...not) relevant....as much as the number of States.

Education Secretary....

430 schools closed...less that 1/2 of 1%
if there is a case in a school, CDC recommends closure of school
teachers may be able to provide information for students at home

Janet Napolitano - want kids home when schools are closed....trying to stop the
movement of swine flu from person to person.

DHS is preparing for situation to go to Level 6
Everyone has a role

In 19 States...confirmed cases

2 confirmed cases in Florida
Others are being checked

Interviewing Loyola - Chicago student with flu who is now with parents in Missouri - was very ill with high fever (102) - roommates iced him down.

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« Reply #85 on: May 01, 2009, 03:38:13 PM »

Canada swine flu cases rise to 47

VANCOUVER, Canada (AFP) — Canada raised its number of swine flu cases to 47 Friday with patients being treated coast to coast of the vast country.

Gordon Campbell, premier of westernmost British Columbia province, said a total of 15 cases had been identified in the province, four more than previously announced.

"All of them are relatively mild (cases)," he said, adding the infected people were recovering or had already recovered.

But he warned: "Unfortunately we may see some deaths. It's important for us to recognize that."

Two cases were also detected in neighboring Alberta province, the hub of Canada's oil industry, said local authorities. Public broadcaster CBC said one of two infected Alberta women had traveled to Mexico.

Six new mild cases of H1N1 human swine influenza were also reported in easternmost Nova Scotia province. All of them were connected to an outbreak at a local school that recently welcomed back students from a Mexican vacation.

"These new numbers are what we expected," said Robert Strang, chief public health officer for Nova Scotia.

Earlier, eastern New Brunswick province also reported its first case of swine flu.

Canada has now recorded the third highest number of cases of swine flu after the epicenter Mexico, and the United States.

Canada's breakdown of cases is: 14 in Nova Scotia, eight in Ontario, one in New Brunswick and one in Quebec in the east of the country, eight in Alberta and 15 in British Columbia to the west.
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« Reply #86 on: May 01, 2009, 04:01:07 PM »

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090430/D97T2ALO1.html


State labs: US swine flu cases likely higher
 
 
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(AP) Microbiologist Gilbert Ortiz, left, handles samples while testing for swine flu along with lead...

 

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A hundred cases of swine flu in the U.S.? Health officials say there are likely more. Just how many is not important, they say. As the world faces a potential pandemic, swamped labs are not testing all possible cases. Getting an exact tally has taken a back seat to finding new outbreak hot spots or ways to limits its spread, health officials said.

"The specimens are coming in faster than they can possibly be tested," said Dr. Jeffrey P. Davis, state epidemiologist in Wisconsin, where a lab helped spot the nation's first known case, in a 10-year-old boy from San Diego.

New York, which has more cases than any other U.S. location, also has had to limit the samples it tests, said Dr. Don Weiss of that city's health department.

"Sure, we'd want to diagnose every case, but we don't have that resource," he said. Instead of trying to confirm every sign of the virus, "we're focused on where else is it going and how do we prevent it."

 
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On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will start shipping kits so states can do their own swine flu tests. Until now, state labs could only rule out previously known flu strains and send suspicious samples to CDC.

With the new kits from CDC, states will be able to declare presumed swine flu cases, allowing doctors to start treatment. Medicines to fight the virus, such as Tamiflu and Relenza, must be taken within 48 hours of first symptoms to do any good.

Until now, many busy labs have been so overrun that they could do preliminary tests only on samples that meet a strict case definition or that involve people who traveled to Mexico.

"The capacity of the state laboratories to test all the swabs is being exceeded," said Dr. Paul Jarris, executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

Initially, labs just needed to detect the virus, he said. "Once it's in the community, it's not as important to detect every single case. You can actually treat based on the clinical picture."

 
(AP) Lead scientist Lupe Garbalena handles a sample while testing for swine flu at the Houston...
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Sending samples to CDC was "getting to be a challenge," said Alabama State Health Officer Don Williamson. The first eight were negative, and the state lab had 29 more to test on Wednesday, he said.

Without a confirmed case, state officials still took the precaution of ordering 1.5 million face masks and other supplies.

"We are preparing for the worst while praying for the best," Williamson said.

CDC has had to be selective, too. The agency generally can process about 100 samples a night, said Michael Shaw, associate director for laboratory science. CDC has not said how many specimens they have received for testing.

"As the number of specimens increases, the time slows down," Shaw said. "It's not just a matter of running tests. It takes time to unpack boxes, make a record of receiving, enter into the database."

 
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The CDC added just 18 new cases to its official list on Thursday, and its acting director said it may stop doing confirmatory testing as the virus becomes more common in a community.

"We may move away from case updates," Dr. Richard Besser said. "The numbers become a little murkier, and we'll focus more on where things are occurring and what that tells us about the spread of infection."

The public may be surprised to know it's not so important to have an exact tally, or to tell a person whether he or she has the germ, said Sharon Shea. She is director of infectious disease programs at the Association of Public Health Laboratories, the network of labs that work with CDC.

"It's not what people want to hear. As an individual, you want to know what's making you sick," she said.

Each state's epidemiologist will have to decide what samples should be tested, said Scott Becker, executive director of the lab association.

 
(AP) A scientist handles viral samples at the West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre at the...
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The common cold and other viruses are also circulating and cause similar symptoms.

In the last two days, the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene "had a huge spike," about 150 samples of suspected swine flu cases, said its communicable disease chief, Pete Shult. Wisconsin has five probable cases awaiting CDC confirmation.

Through a fluke, his lab helped confirm the nation's first case. A private company doing a study of an experimental rapid flu test it wants to sell had agreed to send any samples that could not be typed to a more experienced lab - in this case, the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in Wisconsin.

The clinic, in turn, had agreed to alert the state to any flu viruses that did not match a known strain.

"I got a call on Good Friday. They had such a specimen," he said. That was from the boy in San Diego who was the first known U.S. case of swine flu.

 
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The sample was tested on Monday, April 13, and shipped overnight to CDC, which confirmed it as the novel swine flu on Tuesday, April 14.

The San Diego boy had fallen ill on March 30. Since then, the CDC and the public health lab association have suggested that state labs go back through samples since February to look for signs of the virus. At CDC, stored samples show no earlier sign of it, Shaw said.

"That's the odd thing about this. It just appeared out of the blue the last week of March," he said.

Shult said the hunt now is "an academic exercise" and a lower priority than testing the hundreds of samples that might help contain the outbreak.

"I'm going to be trying to stay afloat" of the crush of current samples, he said.

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Associated Press writers Mike Stobbe in Atlanta, Sara Kugler in New York, and Desiree Hunter in Montgomery, Ala., contributed to this report.



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« Reply #87 on: May 01, 2009, 04:56:09 PM »

Mtnmom and Anna.....thank you for your articles.  I think somehow the government and/or the media thinks the world will panic if given accurate information.  I think most people are stressed
if they do not receive accurate information.

The following article from the Food and Drug Administration warns about fraudulent activity and scams to be aware of.....this is a long report.  If anyone is interested, you should read from the
link.


http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2009/NEW02007.html

FDA News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 1, 2009
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Consumer Inquiries:
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FDA, FTC Warn Public of Fraudulent 2009 H1N1 Influenza Products
Offending web sites and illegal activity targeted for action

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission are alerting the public to be wary of Internet sites and other promotions for products that claim to diagnose, prevent, mitigate, treat or cure the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus.  The agencies are also advising operators of offending web sites that they must take prompt action to correct and/or remove promotions of these fraudulent products or face enforcement action



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« Reply #88 on: May 01, 2009, 05:03:18 PM »

http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/influenza-disinfectants.html

Antimicrobial Products Registered for Use Against Influenza A Viruses on Hard Surfaces
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Swine Flu Info
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are currently tracking an H1N1 flu outbreak that has caused infections in humans in the United States, Mexico, Canada and other countries. Information on this Web page will help you identify antimicrobial products that are registered by EPA to disinfect hard, non-porous surfaces that may be contaminated with the 2009-H1N1 flu.

EPA registers pesticide products, including disinfectants. As part of the registration process, EPA evaluates the product efficacy to make sure the public health label claims are accurate. Currently, over 500 disinfectant products are registered for use on hard, non-porous surfaces against influenza A viruses. EPA believes, based on available scientific information, that the currently registered influenza A virus products will be effective against the 2009-H1N1 flu strain and other influenza A virus strains on hard, non-porous surfaces. For safe and effective use of these products, always follow label instructions for these products, paying special attention to the product’s dilution rate (if applicable) and contact time.

Choose a product whose label states that it is effective against "Influenza A virus" and lists your specific site of concern, such as: farm premises, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, schools, offices or homes.

As the CDC stresses, your first line of defense is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based cleaner. These registered disinfectant products are for use on hard, non-porous surfaces, such as door knobs, handles, tables, floors, etc. EPA emphasizes that these products are not to be used on the skin or to be taken orally.

More than 500 antimicrobial products (17 pp, 137 K PDF) are registered by EPA specifically for use against influenza A virus. This is not a complete list since some products may have different distributor or product names and may not be referenced. We will continue to update this list as more information becomes available. Approved products specifically have label information which states they provide effectiveness against “Influenza A virus.”
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« Reply #89 on: May 01, 2009, 05:09:03 PM »

Re the 500 disinfectant products mentioned in the above article, this link brings you to a pdf file which lists those products:

http://www.epa.gov/oppad001/influenza-a-product-list.pdf
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« Reply #90 on: May 01, 2009, 07:21:07 PM »

Fox News Gretawire has a large list of newspapers from around the country.

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these papers to get additional information on the flu.

Scroll down and look to the right for the list of papers.

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« Reply #91 on: May 01, 2009, 10:34:01 PM »

Swine flu may be less potent than first feared

The swine flu outbreak that has alarmed the world for a week now appears less ominous, with the virus showing little staying power in the hardest-hit cities and scientists suggesting it lacks the genetic fortitude of past killer bugs.

President Barack Obama even voiced hope Friday that it may turn out to be no more harmful than the average seasonal flu.

In New York City, which has the most confirmed swine flu cases in the U.S. with 49, swine flu has not spread far beyond cases linked to one Catholic school. In Mexico, the epicenter of the outbreak, very few relatives of flu victims seem to have caught it.

A flu expert said he sees no reason to believe the virus is particularly lethal. And a federal scientist said the germ's genetic makeup lacks some traits seen in the deadly 1918 flu pandemic strain and the more recent killer bird flu.

Still, it was too soon to be certain what the swine flu virus will do. Experts say the only wise course is to prepare for the worst. But in a world that's been rattled by the specter of a global pandemic, glimmers of hope were more than welcome Friday.

"It may turn out that H1N1 runs its course like ordinary flus, in which case we will have prepared and we won't need all these preparations," Obama said, using the flu's scientific name.

The president stressed the government was still taking the virus very seriously, adding that even if this round turns out to be mild, the bug could return in a deadlier form during the next flu season.

New York officials said after a week of monitoring the disease that the city's outbreak gives little sign of spreading beyond a few pockets or getting more dangerous.

All but two of the city's confirmed cases so far involve people associated with the high school where the local outbreak began and where several students had recently returned from Mexico.

More than 1,000 students, parents and faculty there reported flu symptoms over just a few days last month. But since then, only a handful of new infections have been reported — only eight students since last Sunday.

Almost everyone who became ill before then are either recovering or already well. The school, which was closed this past week, is scheduled to reopen Monday. No new confirmed cases were identified in the city on Friday, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the outbreak in New York had so far proved to be "a relatively minor annoyance."

In Mexico, where swine flu has killed at least 16 people and the confirmed case count has surpassed 300, the health secretary said few of the relatives of 86 suspected swine flu patients had caught the virus. Only four of the 219 relatives surveyed turned up as probable cases.

As recently as Wednesday, Mexican authorities said there were 168 suspected swine flu deaths in the country and almost 2,500 suspected cases. The officials have stopped updating that number and say those totals may have even been inflated.

Mexico shut down all but essential government services and private businesses Friday, the start of a five-day shutdown that includes a holiday weekend. Authorities there will use the break to determine whether emergency measures can be eased.

In the Mexican capital, there were no reports of deaths overnight — the first time that has happened since the emergency was declared a week ago, said Mayor Marcelo Ebrard.

"This isn't to say we are lowering our guard or we think we no longer have problems," Ebrard said. "But we're moving in the right direction."

The U.S. case count rose to 155 on Friday, based on federal and state counts, although state laboratory operators believe the number is higher because they are not testing all suspected cases.

Worldwide, the total confirmed cases neared 600, although that number is also believed to be much larger. Besides the U.S. and Mexico, the virus has been detected in Canada, New Zealand, China, Israel and eight European nations.

There were still plenty of signs Friday of worldwide concern.

China decided to suspend flights from Mexico to Shanghai because of a case of swine flu confirmed in a flight from Mexico, China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

And in Hong Kong, hundreds of hotel guests and workers were quarantined after a tourist from Mexico tested positive for swine flu, Asia's first confirmed case.

Evoking the 2003 SARS outbreak, workers in protective suits and masks wiped down tables, floors and windows. Guests at the hotel waved to photographers from their windows.

Scientists looking closely at the H1N1 virus itself have found some encouraging news, said Nancy Cox, flu chief at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its genetic makeup doesn't show specific traits that showed up in the 1918 pandemic virus, which killed about 40 million to 50 million people worldwide.

"However, we know that there is a great deal that we do not understand about the virulence of the 1918 virus or other influenza viruses" that caused serious illnesses, Cox said. "So we are continuing to learn."

She told The Associated Press that the swine flu virus also lacked genetic traits associated with the virulence of the bird flu virus, which grabbed headlines a few years ago and has killed 250 people, mostly in Asia.

Researchers will get a better idea of how dangerous this virus is over the next week to 10 days, said Peter Palese, a leading flu researcher with Mount Sinai Medical School in New York.

So far in the United States, he said, the virus appears to look and behave like the garden-variety flus that strike every winter. "There is no real reason to believe this is a more serious strain," he said.

Palese said many adults probably have immune systems primed to handle the virus because it is so similar to another common flu strain.

As for why the illness has predominantly affected children and teenagers in New York, Palese said older people probably have more antibodies from exposure to similar types of flu that help them fight off infection.

"The virus is so close," he said.

In the United States, most of the people with swine flu have been treated at home. Only nine people are known to have ended up in the hospital, though officials suspect there are more.

In Mexico, officials have voiced optimism for two days that the worst may be over. But Dr. Scott F. Dowell of the CDC said it's hard to know whether the outbreak is easing up in Mexico. "They're still seeing plenty of cases," Dowell said.

He said outbreaks in any given area might be relatively brief, so that they may seem to be ending in some areas that had a lot of illness a few weeks ago. But cases are occurring elsewhere, and national numbers in Mexico are not abating, he said.

A top Mexican medical officer questioned the World Health Organization's handling of the early signs of the swine flu scare, suggesting Thursday that a regional arm of the WHO had taken too long to notify WHO headquarters of about a unusually late rash of flu cases in Mexico.

The regional agency, however, provided a timeline to the AP suggesting it was Mexico that failed to respond to its request to alert other nations to the first hints of the outbreak.

The Mexican official, chief epidemiologist Dr. Miguel Angel Lezana, backtracked Friday, telling Radio Formula: "There was no delay by the Mexican authorities, nor was there any by the World Health Organization."

In the U.S., Obama said efforts were focused on identifying people who have the flu, getting medical help to the right places and providing clear advice to state and local officials and the public.

The president also said the U.S. government is working to produce a vaccine down the road, developing clear guidelines for school closings and trying to ensure businesses cooperate with workers who run out of sick leave.

He pointed out that regular seasonal flus kill about 36,000 people in the United States in an average year and send 200,000 to the hospital.

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« Reply #92 on: May 02, 2009, 11:27:23 AM »

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

Note...The above link is new CDC link for Swine Flu - H1N1 -
The text is updated as of May 2, 2009 - the numbers are as of May 1, 2009


CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Site last updated May 2, 2009, 2:25 AM ET

U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection
(As of May 1, 2009, 11:00 AM ET)
 

States
# of laboratory confirmed cases
Deaths

Arizona 4   
California 13   
Colorado 2   
Delaware 4   
Illinois 3   
Indiana 3   
Kansas 2   
Kentucky* 1   
Massachusetts 2   
Michigan 2   
Minnesota 1   
Nebraska 1   
Nevada 1   
New Jersey 5   
New York 50   
Ohio 1   
South Carolina 16   
Texas 28     1 death
Virginia 2   
TOTAL (19) 141 cases 1 death

International Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection
See: World Health Organization

*Case is resident of KY but currently hospitalized in GA.
 
CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to an expanding outbreak caused by H1N1 (swine flu). CDC’s response goals are to reduce transmission and illness severity, and provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this emergency.

CDC continues to issue and update interim guidance daily in response to the rapidly evolving situation. Early this morning, CDC provided interim guidance on school closures. Supplies from CDC’s Division of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) are being sent to all 50 states and U.S. territories to help them respond to the outbreak. In addition, the Federal Government and manufacturers have begun the process of developing a vaccine against this new virus.

Response actions are aggressive, but they may vary across states and communities depending on local circumstances. Communities, businesses, places of worship, schools and individuals can all take action to slow the spread of this outbreak. People who are sick are urged to stay home from work or school and to avoid contact with others, except to seek medical care. This action can avoid spreading illness further.
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« Reply #93 on: May 02, 2009, 11:35:49 AM »

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/k12_dismissal.htm

This is just a headline of a larger article regarding School Closing Recommendations....use link to read entire message.

Update on School (K – 12) Dismissal and Childcare Facilities: Interim CDC Guidance in Response to Human Infections with the 2009 Influenza A H1N1 Virus
Page last updated May 1, 2009 4:35 PM ET


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« Reply #94 on: May 02, 2009, 11:43:57 AM »

http://www.who.int/en/

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INFLUENZA A(H1N1): SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS
Influenza A(H1N1) - update 9
2 May 2009 -- The situation continues to evolve. As of 06:00 GMT, 2 May 2009, 15 countries have officially reported 615 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.
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No rationale for travel restrictions
1 May 2009 -- WHO is not recommending travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the Influenza A(H1N1) virus. Limiting travel and imposing travel restrictions would have very little effect on stopping the virus from spreading, but would be highly disruptive to the global community.
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Influenza pandemic alert raised from phase 4 to 5
29 April 2009

Full coverage of influenza A(H1N1) 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Vaccines for the new influenza A(H1N1) (2 May 2009)

What can I do?

Frequently asked questions - full list
SITUATION UPDATES



Including global number of laboratory confirmed cases


2 May 2009
Influenza A(H1N1) - update 9


1 May 2009
Influenza A(H1N1) - update 8.1


Previous situation updates
FOR THE MEDIA

Press briefings
Audio and transcripts of the virtual press briefings
    GUIDANCE


Technical guidance for professionals is being released daily. Latest additions:


Pandemic influenza prevention and mitigation in low resource communities
2 May 2009


Considerations of influenza A(H1N1) and HIV infection
1 May 2009


Infection prevention and control in health care in providing care for confirmed or suspected A(H1N1) swine influenza patients
29 April 2009


More guidance documents 


30 April 2009 -- From today, WHO will refer to the new influenza virus as influenza A(H1N1).
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« Reply #95 on: May 02, 2009, 12:11:54 PM »

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090502/ap_on_he_me/us_med_swine_flu_q_a

Questions and answers about the new swine flu
By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer – 1 hr 4 mins ago



http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124126480414780235.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Wall Street Journal - 20 minutes ago - Also Great TimeLine Information on the Right

MAY 2, 2009, 11:43 A.M. ET
 
Mexico Says No New Flu Deaths
More Cases Emerge World-Wide; Officials Vigilant on Assessing Virus's Spread

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« Reply #96 on: May 02, 2009, 12:17:47 PM »

U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection
(As of May 2, 2009, 11:00 AM ET)

 
States # of
laboratory
confirmed
cases
Deaths

Arizona 4   
California 24   
Colorado 2   
Connecticut 1   
Delaware 4   
Florida 2   
Illinois 3   
Indiana 3   
Kansas 2   
Kentucky* 1   
Massachusetts 8   
Michigan 2   
Minnesota 1   
Missouri 1   
Nevada 1   
New Jersey 7   
New York 50   
Ohio 1   
South Carolina 13   
Texas 28 1
Virginia 2   
TOTAL (21) 160 cases 1 death

International Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection
See: World Health Organization

*Case is resident of KY but currently hospitalized in GA.

http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/
 
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« Reply #97 on: May 02, 2009, 01:26:58 PM »

CONNECTING THE DOTS


A very good Wall Street Journal Article on origin of Flu - click link below for entire article

Germ Sleuths Stalk Origin of Killer Flu



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« Reply #98 on: May 02, 2009, 09:54:59 PM »

Obama Seeks To Reassure Country On Flu

In this weekend's Presidential YouTube address, President Obama discussed the action that the government has taken to deal with the swine flu, including distributing antiviral treatments from the country's strategic stockpile, and also discusses the precautions that schools and businesses should take:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/I6iNiOBw9rc&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6&amp;border=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/I6iNiOBw9rc&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;color1=0x006699&amp;color2=0x54abd6&amp;border=1</a>

"It is my greatest hope and prayer that all of these precautions and preparations prove unnecessary," said Obama. "But because we have it within our power to limit the potential damage of this virus, we have a solemn and urgent responsibility to take the necessary steps."
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« Reply #99 on: May 03, 2009, 09:35:49 AM »

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 More imagesH1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

Site last updated May 3, 2009, 2:30 AM ET

U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection
(As of May 2, 2009, 11:00 AM ET)  States # of
laboratory
confirmed
cases Deaths
Arizona 4   
California 24   
Colorado 2   
Connecticut 1   
Delaware 4   
Florida 2   
Illinois 3   
Indiana 3   
Kansas 2   
Kentucky* 1   
Massachusetts 6   
Michigan 2   
Minnesota 1   
Missouri 1   
Nevada 1   
New Jersey 7   
New York 51   
Ohio 1   
South Carolina 13   
Texas 28 1
Virginia 2   
TOTAL (21) 160 cases 1 death
International Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection
See: World Health Organization

*Case is resident of KY but currently hospitalized in GA.
 
CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to an expanding outbreak caused by H1N1 (swine flu).

CDC’s response goals are to:

Reduce transmission and illness severity, and
Provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this emergency.
CDC continues to issue and update interim guidance daily in response to the rapidly evolving situation. This includes guidance on when to close schools and how to care for someone who is sick at home. Supplies from CDC’s Division of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) are being sent to all 50 states and U.S. territories to help them respond to the outbreak. In addition, the Federal Government and manufacturers have begun the process of developing a vaccine against this new virus.

Response actions are aggressive, but they may vary across states and communities depending on local circumstances. Communities, businesses, places of worship, schools and individuals can all take action to slow the spread of this outbreak. People who are sick are urged to stay home from work or school and to avoid contact with others, except to seek medical care. This action can avoid spreading illness further. More on the Situation
Guidance
Reports & Publications
Press Briefings
Past Updates on the Situation

General Info on H1N1 Flu
H1N1 Flu & You
Antiviral Drugs
Taking Care of a Sick Person
Facemask & Respirator Use
Images of the Virus
Audio & Video

Info for Specific Groups
Parents & Caregivers
Child Care Providers
K-12 Schools
Colleges & Universities
Travelers & Travel Industry
What You Can Do to Stay Healthy
Stay informed. This website will be updated regularly as information becomes available.
Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
Take everyday actions to stay healthy.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
Develop a family emergency plan as a precaution. This should include storing a supply of food, medicines, facemasks, alcohol-based hand rubs and other essential supplies.
Call 1-800-CDC-INFO for more information.

Additional Links
PandemicFlu.gov
FDA: FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of Influenza Medicines, Diagnostic Test in Response to Swine Flu Outbreak in Humans
GenBank Influenza Virus Resource (swine influenza A [H1N1] sequences)
WHO: Reducing excess mortality from common illnesses during severe pandemic
WHO: Pandemic flu preparedness & mitigation in refugee & displaced populations
WHO: Influenza-Like Illness in U.S. & Mexico
WHO: Protocol for antiviral susceptibility testing by pyrosequencing
WHO: Sequencing primers & protocol
WHO: CDC protocol of realtime RTPCR for swine influenza A(H1N1)
WHO: Additional Guidance

NOTE: This is a rapidly evolving situation and current guidance and other web content may contain variations in how this new H1N1 virus of swine origin is referred to. Over the coming days and weeks, these inconsistencies will be addressed, but in the interests of meeting the agency's response goals, all guidance will remain posted and new guidance will continue to be issued.
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