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 Posted: Fri Apr 24th, 2009 09:17 pm

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April 23, 2009 - New Swine Flu Has Sickened 7 Americans. CDC has confirmed seven human cases of swine flu this week - five in California and two in Texas - with more cases likely to emerge. None of the infected individuals, who range in age from 9 to 54, have had direct contact with pigs. That suggests human-to-human transmission, but the swine flu source remains unknown, according to Anne Schuchat, M.D., Director, CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

 

Swine flu in pigs is a respiratory disease.
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The new virus called A H1N1 has a unique combination of genes never before seen in pigs or humans. This new swine flu is not lethal like the H1N5 bird flu and is not expected to be the next pandemic flu that cycles around every twenty years or so. But medical doctors such as Jay Steinberg, M. D., Infection Diseases, Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, warns: “I can say with 100% confidence that a pandemic of a new flu strain will spread in humans. What I can't say is when it will occur.”




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Updated 11:30 AM Mtn: April 26, 2009 - New Swine Flu Virus Has Killed 81 People in Mexico. 20 Cases onfirmed in 5 U. S. States.

“Public Health Emergency” Declared in U. S.

“We think this new swine flu virus will continue to spread, but we're taking aggressive actions to minimize its impact.”  - Richard Besser, M. D., Acting Dir., CDC

“We are very, very concerned. We have what appears
to be a novel virus, and it has spread from human to human.”

- Thomas Abraham, WHO

In a White House press conference today, Richard Besser, M. D., Acting Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, confirmed 20 swine flu cases reported in New York (8), Ohio (1), Texas (2 + 1 probable), Kansas (2) and California (7). More than 1,000 people are sick in Mexico where 81 people so far have died and Mexico City has been shut down. New Zealand has announced quarantine measures. Japan and South Korea are testing passengers leaving ocean liners.

 

The virus is called A H1N1 and has a unique combination of pig, bird and human genes never before seen in pigs or humans. So far, CDC, World Health Organization (WHO) and Homeland Security do not know why the new virus is killing people in Mexico and not in the United States. In answer to one reporter's question about whether the odd virus could be a genetically manipulated “bioterror flu,” Dr. Besser said, “Nothing we have seen about the virus so far is other than natural.”

 

Eight students from Queens, N. Y., are also sick after some 75 students traveled recently to Mexico where on April 24, 2009, President Felipe Calderon ordered widespread closure of public gathering places. Symptoms include fever above 100 F., nausea, dizziness, aches and pains.

 

Mexican Federal Policemen wear masks in Mexico City
on Saturday, April 25, 2009, to protect against new, spreading swine flu
that has killed at least 81 people by April 26.
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Could A H1N1, first thought not to be lethal, set off the next pandemic flu that cycles around the world every twenty years or so? American medical doctors have been asked to swab ill patients to search for swine flu virus. Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security Secretary said, “This is a changing picture and we will have daily briefings about it for awhile.” Anti-virals that work against this new virus are being distributed throughout the United States and air travelers will be isolated if ill with flu symptoms. So far, the U. S. State Department has not issued restriction advisories about travel to Mexico.

 




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Updated 9:00 AM Mtn:   April 27, 2009 - New Swine Flu Virus Has Killed 103 People in Mexico. Canada and Spain Confirm 1st Cases.

Israel and New Zealand Have Suspected Cases.

20 Cases Confirmed in 5 U. S. States.

“Public Health Emergency” Declared in U. S.

“We think this new swine flu virus will continue to spread, but we're taking aggressive actions to minimize its impact.”  - Richard Besser, M. D., Acting Dir., CDC

“We are very, very concerned. We have what appears
to be a novel virus, and it has spread from human to human.”

- Thomas Abraham, WHO

In a rare Sunday White House press conference, Richard Besser, M. D., Acting Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, confirmed 20 swine flu cases reported in New York (8), Ohio (1), Texas (2 + 1 probable), Kansas (2) and California (7). More than 1,000 people are sick in Mexico where 81 people so far have died and Mexico City has been shut down. New Zealand has announced quarantine measures. Japan and South Korea are testing passengers leaving ocean liners.

 


Mexico City masked police prevented people from attending
Sunday Mass in cathedrals as the city of 20 million people and hot zone for the
new swine flu was officially shut down by Mexico's government trying to contain
the virus's human-to-human spread in public places. Image © 2009 by Paul Vercammen.

The virus is called A H1N1 and has a unique combination of pig, bird and human genes never before seen in pigs or humans. So far, CDC, World Health Organization (WHO) and Homeland Security do not know why the new virus is killing people in Mexico and not in the United States. In answer to one reporter's question about whether the odd virus could be a genetically manipulated “bioterror flu,” Dr. Besser said, “Nothing we have seen about the virus so far is other than natural.”

 

Eight students from Queens, N. Y., are also sick after some 75 students traveled recently to Mexico where on April 24, 2009, President Felipe Calderon ordered widespread closure of public gathering places. Symptoms include fever above 100 F., nausea, dizziness, aches and pains.

 

Could A H1N1, first thought not to be lethal, set off the next pandemic flu that cycles around the world every twenty years or so? American medical doctors have been asked to swab ill patients to search for swine flu virus. Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security Secretary said, “This is a changing picture and we will have daily briefings about it for awhile.” Anti-virals that work against this new virus are being distributed throughout the United States and air travelers will be isolated if ill with flu symptoms. So far, the U. S. State Department has not issued restriction advisories about travel to Mexico.




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Travel industry grapples with swine flu

By Lisa Respers France

CNN (CNN) -- Meeting planner Gail Murphy heard about the travel warning to Mexico too late in the day on Monday to do anything about her plans to head to Cancun the following day.


Jeffery Brown heard little about the swine flu during his vacation in Cancun, Mexico.
"I'm in good health," said Murphy, who is heading to the Eighth Annual Mexico Showcase and Travel Expo from her home in Shelburne, Vermont. "I'm a risk taker, so I'll go anyway."

In light of the swine flu, the U.S. State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to issue a warning against any non-essential travel to Mexico, said Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. The move could potentially devastate an already struggling tourism industry in the country.
The country is the epicenter for the swine influenza virus outbreak. More than 100 deaths in Mexico are being investigated as possibly tied to the outbreak.
The World Health Organization said Monday that 73 cases of swine flu had been confirmed worldwide.

Reports of the illness in Mexico couldn't have come at a worse time for the country's tourism industry, which is already grappling with negative publicity about drug-cartel fueled violence.
Don't Miss "They were having a terrible time anyway with all of the problems on the border and now to be hit with this, too," said Barbara Nassau, owner of New York-based In House Travel Solutions. She added that the outbreak has the potential to hamper travel similar to the way it was affected when bird flu hit China.

iReporter Dyana Pari Nafissi works in international business development in Mexico City and said tourism in the country had already been dealt a blow by fears of violence. iReport.com: Watch Dyana discuss what's happening in Mexico

"We've been on a steady decline since the first U.S. travel warning about the drug cartels," she said. "When you look at the kids that braved [that travel warning], and now they are back [in the U.S.] and they are sick. It's devastating to the economy here."

Some of the confirmed cases in the United States were high school students who recently returned from a trip to Mexico.

Ian Jeffries, a spokesman for Expedia.com, said the company had no data as of Monday on cancellations or changes caused by fear of swine flu, but added that it was prepared to aid any of its customers that had concerns.

"Expedia is currently offering to waive Expedia-imposed change and cancel fees for hotel and air reservations originally booked to Mexico," he said. "We will continue to monitor the situation and modify our policy accordingly."

Several major U.S. airlines also are waving fees for those who want to change their travel plans to Mexico.

Jeffery Brown arrived at Atlanta, Georgia's, airport on Monday after spending five days in Cancun with his wife. They saw people in surgical masks but didn't notice any widespread concern.

"My wife and I were a little concerned, but you know we haven't seen anybody sick in our resort, and we haven't seen anybody sick at the airport," he said. "Nobody said a word about it [at the resort]."

Mexico isn't the only country that potentially has a tourism headache on its hands. Cases of swine flu have also popped up in the United States, Canada and Spain. Watch how businesses might be affected by swine flu »
President Obama said Monday that federal officials are monitoring the cases stateside, where New York has had the largest number of confirmed illnesses.
Obama said the outbreak was "not cause for alarm." The European Union's Health Commissioner Andorra Vassiliou said, "Personally, I would try to avoid non essential travel to the areas which are reported to be in the center of the clusters in order to minimise the personal risk and to reduce the potential risk to spread the infection to other people."

Steve Weakland, border security coordinator for the United States Customs and Border Protection Atlanta field office, said all of his personnel have received illness recognition training.

If a traveler exhibits symptoms of the disease, CBP employees have been trained to inform the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to further investigate.
"Our guys are more the recognition aspect of it," Weakland said. "We wouldn't make any diagnosis or anything along those lines."

Teresa Roberts planned to take her mom to Akumal, Mexico, for Mother's Day and said she was more worried about traveling to New York for business than she is about contracting swine flu south of the border.

"Just because of the number of different travelers that go through the airports in New York from all around the world," said Roberts who flies about two or three weeks a month from her home in Atlanta, Georgia. "I'm not nervous about going to Mexico at all."

Many in the tourism industry appeared to be taking a wait-and-see approach. Disney Cruise Lines, which does not sail into Mexico, said it is closely monitoring the situation, as did officials for theme parks including Universal and Sea World in Orlando, Florida.
Meg Barton travels several times a year to Mexico from her home in Round Rock, Texas, and also isn't overly worried. Because of her father's recent heart surgery, she is already an avid hand washer and is always cautious about germs when abroad.
"I don't drink a lot of water in Mexico ever, and I am really more concerned about the drug issues in Mexico than I am the swine flue," Barton said. "We take antibiotics and Pepto with us when we travel."

Eric Meyer of Lafayette, Colorado, flew in with his wife and baby to visit family in Minnesota and lamented that "It's out there, but what can you do?"
"Wash your hands maybe and call it good," he added. "Put a mask on? [I'm] not gonna go that far and be that guy yet."

Rochelle Yates said a client of her New York City-based Yates Travel is planning to take plenty of antiseptic products on an upcoming trip to Cancun. Most seasoned travelers know to guard against infectious disease ordinarily, Yates said.

"My clients are people who travel all over the world, and they know that you have to take precautions regardless," Yates said. "You have to wash your hands no matter where you are, if you are on a cruise ship, in a hotel or even in your own house."

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 Posted: Mon Apr 27th, 2009 09:11 pm

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California school shut in possible swine flu case Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:16pm EDT 


* Teenager in Sacramento area has possible swine flu

* School with 270 students shut in "abundance of caution"

* State says following 12 other possible cases (Adds state investigating 12 other possible cases, quotes from officials, details)

By Dan Whitcomb

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (Reuters) - A California school was shut down on Monday after a student became ill with what could become the state's eighth case of the swine flu that is threatening to become a pandemic.

Health officials said they were investigating 12 other possible cases.

St. Mel's Catholic School in the Sacramento suburb of Fair Oaks was closed while samples from the teenager were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for analysis.

California has confirmed seven cases of the flu, which has killed up to 149 people in Mexico. All of California's cases have involved a milder form of the disease.

"We're close to being able to confirm yet an eighth case and we're following, my information is, about a dozen additional cases in California," Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health, told reporters.

The seventh-grader, who was not identified by officials or the school, was tested locally and found to be infected with a type-A influenza, Sacramento Public Health Division spokesman Kerry Shearer told Reuters.

"But we were unable to sub-type it so we sent it to the CDC for further analysis," he said, adding that the student had not traveled to Mexico but may have been in contact with someone who had.

The teen had not been hospitalized and Shearer said the school, which has about 270 students in grades 1 through 8, was closed "out of an abundance of caution" until there were no more cases of respiratory flu found.

"The bottom line is, we are prepared," California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told reporters at a briefing. "We are taking quick actions in California but what is important is that every individual is helping us."

All seven of the state's confirmed swine flu cases have been found in San Diego and Imperial counties, which share a border with Mexico.

The most severe case found in the state so far involved a 35-year-old woman who became ill on April 4. She was hospitalized in intensive care but has since recovered.

State health officials have not ordered any border restrictions but Schwarzenegger has advised Californians to take common-sense precautions.

California Schools Superintendent Jack O'Connell said the state's school system was monitoring the flu outbreak.

"Our schools are safe," O'Connell told Reuters. "To keep this in perspective, we have seven identifiable cases of Swine Flu in California limited to two counties, and we have 6.3 million students. We want to take every precaution. We are monitoring. We are watching." (Additional reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Eric Walsh)





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Mexico Raises Swine Flu Death Toll to 149 

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Monday, April 27, 2009; 2:48 PM


MEXICO CITY, April 27 -- The suspected death toll from the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico rose Monday to 149 people as health authorities cancelled all schools across the country until May 6.

Mexican cabinet officials led by Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova gave a press conference today in Mexico City with the latest information they have gathered about the outbreak of a deadly new strain of swine flu that has halted many aspects of public life here and appears to continue to be spreading.

Since the first case of swine flu was reported, 1,995 people have been hospitalized with serious cases of pneumonia, said Cordova, and 1,070 of these people have been released. He said 20 of the deaths so far have been confirmed as swine flu, but that just two laboratories in the country, one in Mexico City and one in the state of Veracruz, are able to confirm this new strain.

"We are in the most critical moment of this epidemic, and the number of cases, unfortunately, will continue increasing," he said. "We will strengthen all preventative measures and attention necessary to contain it."

 To add to the surreal nature of the day, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake centered south of the capital shook Mexico City and briefly interrupted the cabinet officials' press conference. There were no immediate reports of damage.

The Mexican states with the majority of the suspected swine flu cases are San Luis Potosi, Tlaxcala, Baja California, the state of Mexico, as well as Mexico City.
Schools in Mexico City and some other states have already been cancelled but officials decided to call them off nationwide.

"We will take advantage of the time so we scan all learn what we need to know to protect our health," said Alonso Lujambio, the Education Secretary.

The anxiety over the virus has vastly altered the rhythm of Mexico City, with millions of people staying home and many of those who venture out doing so wearing masks. On Sunday, Catholic Masses across the city were canceled. One of the most popular Mexican professional soccer teams played a game in an empty stadium that can seat more than 100,000 people. Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said he might have to shut down all public transportation if the crisis worsens.

The question of who contracts and ultimately dies from this virus has become a matter of central concern in Mexico. And the answers that are beginning to emerge as the death toll rises have been ominous. Relatively young adults, presumably among the population's most healthy, have been the first to succumb. Fifteen people in Mexico City who are suspected to have died from the virus were 25 to 37 years old, Ebrard said in a radio interview Sunday.

The high proportion of young adults among the fatalities is one of several mysteries about this virus. The same pattern emerged during the 1918-1919 Spanish influenza epidemic, which killed at least 50 million people, and it remains unexplained in that case as well.

One theory is that the virus triggers an excessively aggressive immune response that destroys the throat and lung tissue. Young adults, with the most robust immune systems, may be especially at risk.

 
Mexican officials said there is no shortage of antiviral medication. The difference between who lives and dies seems largely linked to how quickly patients receive treatment, officials said.

"With a sickness like this, if you don't take it seriously, if you don't go to the doctor right away, it can have very grave consequences," President Felipe Calderón said in a televised address Sunday.

Calderón gave a national lesson on public health, instructing people to wash their hands regularly, wear surgical masks, cover their mouths when they cough and avoid sharing food. Officials in Mexico City have handed out 6 million masks.

"Everyone, absolutely every Mexican, needs to make a special effort to avoid contacting other people who could potentially be infected with the virus," the president said.

Jorge Francisco Guzmán Suárez, a 24-year-old who died Saturday at the National Institute for Respiratory Illnesses, was initially treated by a private doctor for a stomachache, rather than the flu, his aunt, Herminia Guzmán, told the Reforma newspaper.

"We are devastated," the aunt told the paper. "The miracle did not arrive."
An outdoor market in the colonial neighborhood of Coyoacan on Sunday was a shadow of its usual self. Candelaria Villanueva, 72, a vendor of jewelry and blouses, said sales have plummeted. She was worried, she said, because her 20-year-old granddaughter recently got sick and was told by a doctor that it was "just the flu."
"I think you have to have faith in God," she said.

A double-decker tour bus was nearly empty. Bus worker Karla Yañez said people are scared to ride.

"Everybody's inside, places are closed, the parks are closed, people don't go out," she said. "Mexico is a social place -- people like to go out and be together. The sickness has taken that away."

Staff writer David Brown in Washington and special correspondent Jonathan Roeder in Mexico City contributed to this report.



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Israel, New Zealand latest countries hit by swine flu

Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:26am EDT


 


By Catherine Bremer
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - New Zealand and Israel confirmed cases of swine flu on Tuesday, the latest countries hit by a new strain that has killed up to 149 people in Mexico and which threatens to become a pandemic.

The World Health Organization has raised its alert level to phase 4, indicating a significantly increased risk of pandemic.

Global markets slumped for a second day on Tuesday on fears the outbreak could snuff out fragile signs of economic recovery.

No one has died outside Mexico but more than 50 infected people have been found in the United States, six in Canada and two each across the Atlantic in Spain and Scotland. Possible cases were being tested in South Korea and Australia.

New Zealand said three of 11 people in a school group that visited Mexico had tested positive and it expected the others would also turn out to be positive when tests were completed.

Health Minister Tony Ryall said all those affected appeared to have only mild symptoms and had been responding to treatment.

The Israeli carrier, a 26-year-old man, had also recently returned from Mexico.
"His condition is good but he is being kept hospitalized for observation," health ministry spokeswoman Einav Shimron said.

A honeymooning Scottish couple who recently returned from Cancun, one of Mexico's biggest beach resorts, were the first people in Britain to test positive for swine flu.
One of the mysteries of the current outbreak is why all cases outside Mexico have so far been relatively mild.

The WHO said the flu was being spread by human-to-human transmission but it did not advise any travel restrictions or border closures.

European and Asian stock markets retreated, with airline stocks taking another hit and drug makers posting gains. Investors cut their exposure to riskier currencies.
Oil dropped 2 percent, sinking below $50 a barrel.

"Markets are doing what they tend to do, taking fright," said Howard Wheeldon, strategist at BGC Partners in London. "But in my view, it's totally unnecessary."
Airlines braced for significant falls in traffic due to the outbreak. 

Asian companies stepped up precautions, restricting travel and advising staff on how to protect themselves.

"We're limiting all non-essential travel to places that have seen cases of swine flu, and staff members returning from those areas will be quarantined for a period of time before being allowed to enter our factories and facilities," said Edmund Ding, spokesman for Taiwanese electronics parts firm Hon Hai, which has several factories in Mexico.

Experts say that while it is impossible to stop the spread of the disease, efforts to slow its progression around the world could buy crucial time for countries to procure essential drugs.

The last flu pandemic, a Hong Kong flu outbreak in 1968, killed about one million people around the world.


MEXICO HUNKERS DOWN


In Mexico, epicenter of the latest outbreak, people from company directors to couriers wore face masks while airlines checked passengers for flu symptoms.


"We will defeat this threat," Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said as several hundred people suspected to be suffering from the flu were treated in hospitals and life in the normally hectic capital took on an eerie hush.


Mexico City shut restaurants, bars, cinemas, stadiums and some government offices to stop the infection from spreading.


Unsure how worried they should be, people stocked up on food, drinking water, rental movies and surgical masks. Some opted to work from home. Schools were closed until May 6.


Facing damage to tourism and trade -- motors of an economy that is already tipping into recession from the global downturn -- Mexico said it would not order a mass closure of businesses to try to contain the infection.


"Economic activity must continue," Labor Minister Javier Lozano told a news conference.


Danske Research said worries over the outbreak weighed on global markets but they were not panicking. The swine flu could be used as an excuse to reduce risk after a period of increased appetite, it said.


If the WHO raises its pandemic alert level, it could have a further negative impact.


"The impact would obviously be biggest for countries involved and for emerging markets with weak medical infrastructure and lack of contingency plans for fighting pandemics," Danske said.


Worldwide, seasonal flu kills between 250,000 and 500,000 people in an average year. The new strain is worrying as it spreads rapidly between humans and there is no vaccine for it.


Most of the fatalities have been people aged between 20 and 50, an ominous sign because a hallmark of past pandemics has been the high rate of fatalities among young adults.

Mexican media have speculated the flu may have originated at a pig farm in the southeastern state of Veracruz.

But Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova said the first case that alerted authorities to a possible rogue flu strain was in the southern state of Oaxaca. It was too early to identify the cause or geographical source of the virus.

WHO also did not know where the outbreak started.

The first victims may not have recognized they were infected with a new type of flu requiring different treatment than normal flu, they may not have received the medicines until late, or they may have been infected with other diseases reducing their immunity to the virus, WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said ina Geneva.

Officials say the virus is not caught from eating pig meat products but several countries banned U.S. pork imports.

The heavy volume of visitors to Mexico only underscores the risk of contagion. Airlines fly more than 1 million passengers in and out of Mexico City's international airport each week.

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World closer to swine flu pandemic

By Alistair Bell




MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A new virus has killed up to 149 people in Mexico and the World Health Organization moved closer on Monday to declaring it the first flu pandemic in 40 years as more people were infected in the United States and Europe.

The WHO raised its pandemic alert level for the swine flu virus to phase 4, indicating a significantly increased risk of a pandemic, a global outbreak of a serious disease.
The last such outbreak, a "Hong Kong" flu pandemic in 1968, killed about 1 million people.

Although the new flu strain has so far killed people only in Mexico, there were more than 40 confirmed cases in the United States, including 20 at a New York City school where eight cases were already identified.

In Mexico City, fearful Christians paraded a centuries-old statue of Jesus, believed to protect against disease, through the streets for the first time in more than a century.
The swine flu is not caught from eating pig meat products, but several countries imposed import bans on pork from the United States. Stocks in companies such as airlines were also hit as investors worried about the impact on travel.

Spain became the first country in Europe to confirm a case of swine flu when a man who returned from a trip to Mexico last week was found to have the virus.

Texas health authorities confirmed a third case of swine flu at a school near the Mexican border and California said it now had 11 confirmed cases.

The U.S. State Department and the European Union urged citizens to avoid non-essential travel Mexico and other areas affected by swine flu.

Mexico relies on tourism as its third biggest source of foreign currency and millions of Americans travel there every year.

Mexican Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova said the outbreak was now suspected of having killed 149 people and warned the number of cases would keep rising.

Thirty-three million Mexican schoolchildren will be off school until the middle of next week as authorities seek to contain the outbreak. Schools in the sprawling capital had already been closed but the government ordered classes canceled across the country until May 6.

Most of the those who died were between 20 and 50 years of age, an ominous sign because a hallmark of past pandemics has been the high rate of fatalities among healthy young adults.

Worldwide, seasonal flu kills between 250,000 and 500,000 people in an average year but the new strain worries experts because it spreads rapidly between humans and there is vaccine for it.

NEW BLOW TO ECONOMY

Oil prices fell more than 2 percent to close to $50 a barrel as investors feared a new blow to an already fragile global economy if trade flows are curbed and manufacturing is hit.

The MSCI world equity index fell 0.8 percent and U.S. stocks also slipped.
Flu fears hit U.S. airline stocks hard as investors worried that the travel industry would suffer. Shares prices for UAL Corp, the parent of United Airlines, shed 14 percent, while Continental Airlines Inc lost 16 percent.

Other travel and leisure stocks such as Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways and British Airways fell sharply, whereas makers of drugs and vaccines, such as Roche, were higher.

But his condition, like that of the cases in the United States and six in Canada, was not serious. Spain had 26 suspected cases under observation, health officials said.

A New Zealand teacher and a dozen students who recently traveled to Mexico were being treated as likely mild cases.

In the first confirmed cases in Britain, Scotland's health minister said two people tested positive for swine flu and were being treated under isolation near Glasgow.
Suspected cases were also reported in France, Norway, Germany, Sweden and Israel.

Large numbers of Mexicans made it to work in the capital despite the flu outbreak. Traffic in the city of 20 million was brisk as workers, many in surgical masks, packed buses.

"I preferred to come by car instead of public transport because I didn't want to be in contact with so many people," said 25-year-old graphic designer Andres Beltran.

(Additional reporting by Jonathan Lynn and Stephanie Nebehay in Geneva, Maggie Fox, Emily Kaiser and Lesley Wroughton in Washington, Helen Popper and Miguel Gutierrez in Mexico City; Editing by Kieran Murray and Chris Wilson)




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Updated 2:15 PM Mtn - April 29, 2009 - First U. S. Swine Flu Death: 22-Month-Old in Brownsville, Texas, Visiting from Mexico.

World Health Organization ( WHO ) raised its pandemic alert level to 5 out of 6 today.
A/H1N1 virus has spread to 10 states; 91 confirmed swine flu cases.
Austria and Germany now reporting cases.

“In one week, this new swine flu virus has spread rapidly and has the potential
to be as serious, or more serious, than SARS.” 
- Cornell Medical Center

 

On Wednesday, April 29, 2009, quarantine officials
at the airport in Narita, Japan, meeting planes arriving
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Demand grows for face masks and the antivirals, Tamiflu and Relenza, that have been effective so far in treating the new swine flu in the United States. Medical researchers still do not understand why the virus is killing in Mexico where authorities report at least 159 swine flu deaths and 1,311 people have been hospitalized with flu symptoms. For more information, see:  CDC   and  WHO.




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Swine Flu Outbreak One Step Closer to Full Pandemic

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April 29, 2009: Wearing a protective face mask, a woman and her child leave the emergency area of a hospital in Mexico City.

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WASHINGTON —  The World Health Organization has raised its pandemic alert for swine flu to the second highest level, meaning that it believes a global outbreak of the disease is imminent.

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan made the decision Wednesday to raise the alert level from phase 4 — signifying transmission in only one country — after reviewing the latest scientific evidence on the outbreak.

"Influenza pandemics must be taken seriously precisely because of their capacity to spread rapidly to every country in the world," Chan said. “New diseases by definition are poorly understood and influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation and unpredictable behavior.”

In Mexico, where the flu is believed to have originated, officials said Wednesday the disease is now confirmed or suspected in 159 deaths, and nearly 2,500 illnesses.
"The good news is that we are better prepared for an influenza pandemic than anytime in our history," she said, adding "it really is all of humanity that is under threat in a pandemic."

She said all countries should immediately activate their pandemic preparedness plans and remain on high alert for unusual outbreaks of influenza-like illness and severe pneumonia.

Phase 5 alert means there is sustained human to human spread in at least two countries. It also signals that efforts to produce a vaccine will be ramped up.


WHO has confirmed human cases of swine flu in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Britain, Israel, New Zealand and Spain. Mexico and the U.S. have reported deaths.

The change comes as the fast-moving flu spreads to at least 10 U.S. states from coast to coast Wednesday and swept deeper into Europe, extending its global reach as President Barack Obama mourned the first U.S. death, a Mexican toddler who had traveled with his family to Texas. Total American cases have surged to nearly 100, and Obama said wider school closings might be necessary.

The cases include 51 in New York, 14 in California and 16 in Texas. Two cases have been confirmed in Kansas, Massachusetts and Michigan, while a single cases have been reported in Arizona, Indiana, Nevada and Ohio, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Manny Answers Your Questions on Swine Flu
Maine reported three confirmed cases Wednesday, which are not included in the CDC figures.

And the U.S. government says the first shipments of the drug Tamiflu from the federal stockpile arrived in New York state, New York City and Indiana Wednesday morning, and all states will get their share by Sunday.

Related: 10 Ways to Protect Yourself From Swine Flu
As a precaution, the government has decided to ship to the states enough medication to treat 11 million people — just in case the new swine flu takes off.
The Mexican boy died at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston Monday night from a variant of H1N1 swine flu.

He was about 2 years old. Houston officials said he was 23 months old, but state officials said he was 22 months old and could not immediately explain the discrepancy.

Health officials say a family member and others who had contact with the child are not sick. The child lived in Matamoros, on the Mexican border with Texas, an official said.
Kathy Barton, a spokeswoman for the Houston Health and Human Services Department, said Wednesday that the child had traveled with family from Mexico to Brownsville in south Texas.

He had underlying health problems when he traveled to the Texas border town to visit relatives. They did not specify what underlying health issues the boy had before arriving in the U.S.

The cause of death was pneumonia caused by the flu virus, Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos said.

Health officials in Brownsville are trying to trace his family's trip to find out how long they were in the area, who they visited and how many people were in the group, Cascos said.

He was admitted to a Houston hospital a few days after developing a fever and other flu symptoms and died on Monday night.
In related news, Texas officials are postponing all public high school athletic and academic competitions until May 11 because of the swine flu outbreak. Some private schools are planning to continue with their athletic and academic competitions.

South Carolina health officials have identified eight additional 'probable' cases of swine flu, bringing the total number to 10. Rhode Island was added to the states that have suspected cases.

A Massachusetts health official says two siblings in that state have tested positive for swine flu after traveling to Mexico. The children from Lowell — about 35 miles northwest of Boston — are the first confirmed cases in New England. Health officials have not released the names or ages of the siblings, but said they are not hospitalized and are recovering.

State public health officials in Illinois said Wednesday that more than one case is being sent to federal authorities for confirmation.
An IDPH spokeswoman Melaney said one case is located at a North Side Chicago school. A Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman confirms that the school is being closed.

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that wider school closings in the U.S. may be necessary, adding that local schools across America should consider temporarily shutting down if conditions worsen.

Dr Keiji Fukuda, WHO's Assistant Director-General ad. Interim for Health Security and Environment, said it is clear at this point that the virus is continuing to spread from person to person with no evidence of slowing down at this point.
“As the outbreak evolves, it’s clear that we are moving closer to a Phase 5 alert, which is a significant milestone,” said Fukuda, speaking during a late morning news conference.

The WHO called an emergency meeting Wednesday to assess the global outbreak of swine flu and to reassess whether it should move up its pandemic alert level from 4 to 5. The current level is two levels below the threshold for a full pandemic.
Fukuda said as soon as the WHO concludes that there is sustained transmission of the virus in two or more countries it will raise the level to one level below a full pandemic.

Emergency Response

There is no vaccine to prevent infection but U.S. health officials aim to have a key ingredient for one ready in early May, the big step that vaccine manufacturers are awaiting. But even if the World Health Organization ordered up emergency vaccine supplies — and that decision hasn't been made yet — it would take at least two more months to produce the initial shots needed for human safety testing.

"We're working together at 100 miles an hour to get material that will be useful," Dr. Jesse Goodman, who oversees the Food and Drug Administration's swine flu work, told The Associated Press.

Obama asked Congress for $1.5 billion in emergency funds to help build more drug stockpiles and monitor future cases, as well as help international efforts to avoid a full-fledged pandemic.

In Washington, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was questioned closely by senators about whether the U.S. should close its border with Mexico, repeated the administration's position that questioning of people at borders and ports of entry was sufficient for now and said closing borders "has not been merited by the facts."


In a bit of good news, Mexico's health secretary, Jose Cordova, late Tuesday called the death toll there "more or less stable."

Swine Flu vs. Seasonal Influenza

“The illness is consistent with seasonal influenza and has generally the same symptoms of seasonal influenza,” Fukuda said. “Our information to date shows that the infection can range from very mild, requiring no hospitalization and recovering after a few days, to fatal, which is also in keeping with seasonal influenza."

Fukuda said there is no evidence that the virus is spreading from pigs or that it is unsafe to eat pork.

Authorities sought to keep the crisis in context: Flu deaths are common around the world. In the U.S. alone, the CDC says about 36,000 people a year die of flu-related causes.

Children, especially those younger than age 5, are particularly vulnerable to flu and its complications, and every year children die from seasonal flu.

According to the CDC, more than 20,000 children younger than age 5 are hospitalized every year because of seasonal flu. In the 2007-08 flu season, the CDC received reports that 86 children nationwide died from flu complications.

As of April 11, CDC had received reports of 53 seasonal flu-related deaths in children during the current seasonal flu season.

Still, the CDC calls the new strain a combination of pig, bird and human viruses for which people may have limited natural immunity.

Hence the need for a vaccine. Using samples of the flu taken from people who fell ill in Mexico and the U.S., scientists are engineering a strain that could trigger the immune system without causing illness. The hope is to get that ingredient — called a "reference strain" in vaccine jargon — to manufacturers around the second week of May, so they can begin their own laborious production work, said CDC's Dr. Ruben Donis, who is leading that effort.

The first doses of a swine-flu vaccine could be available about 15 weeks after the World Health Organization decides what kind of vaccine it wants companies to produce, Sanofi-Aventis SA's chief executive said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.

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Swine Facts
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Yeesh. Thats enought to make you sweat.  - I worry about the kids.
- Thanks Ian for keeping us up to date......

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Lee County boy confirmed to have swine flu
Lee County swine flu confirmed
TALLAHASSEE: Gov. Crist confirms Florida's first two cases of swine flu, both in children.
One of the confirmed cases is a student at Spring Creek Elementary, in Bonita Springs. The male student is 11-years-old.
Federal officials say 19 states have at least one confirmed case of swine flu.
There is another Lee County case awaiting results.
The governor has declared a Public Health Emergency in Florida because of the cases. That means the governor has authorized the State Surgeon General to take any action necessary to protect public health.
The state says it has anti-viral medication pre-positioned in areas of potential need. There are a half million individual courses.
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Second suspect case at Spring Creek

LEE COUNTY: Health officials say there is a second suspected case of the swine flu at Spring Creek Elementary School in Bonita Springs.

The second child is a five-year-old boy, according to his aunt, who developed a cough Wednesday.

He went to school Thursday and came home with a fever. The same day, the family took him to the doctor, who took samples and sent them to the lab for testing.

The boy, his nine-year old brother (who also attends Spring Creek) and his mother, who is nine-months pregnant, have been ordered to stay at home and start taking the drug Tamiflu.

The boy's father confirmed all the information the aunt gave to NBC2.
School was in session at Spring Creek Friday, a day after parents received a letter stating a student was being tested for swine flu.

That first student, a boy, is at home with his family under quarantine until the test results come back from the Centers for Disease Control.

The school district says classrooms and buses were completely disinfected overnight.
Parents are urged to send their children to school if they are not sick.

"I don't want this to be used as an excuse for kids to get out of school, there's no reason for that to happen at this point. Statistically speaking, aside from home, the safest place for kids to be is in school," said Joe Donzelli of the Lee County School District.

Teachers will be watching students closely and any with flu-like symptoms will be taken to a designated area for symptomatic children.

The Lee County Health Department expects to receive results from the CDC today to find out whether the student does or does not have swine flu.



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BREAKING NEWS:
2 cases of swine flu confirmed in Florida


Florida now has two CDC laboratory confirmed cases of swine flu in Florida, the state Department of Health said Friday.

· Lee County: 11-year-old male who attends Spring Creek Elementary School.

· Broward County: 17-year-old female who attends Hallandale High School.

Decisions regarding school closures will be made by local superintendents.

Gov. Charlie Crist has directed state Surgeon General Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros to declare a public health emergency that will allow the state Surgeon General to take any action necessary to protect the public health (Florida Statutes, 381.00315).

There are currently no school closures in the state of Florida. States with school closures include: AL, CA, CT, IL, MN, NY, OH, SC, TX, and WA. An estimated 298 schools within these states are closed due to confirmed and probably cases of H1N1. The closures impact 172,264 students and 10,877 teachers. An additional 30 schools in three states (CT, NY and TX) closed for precautionary measures only.

The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.



Current situation



Samples are being received by Florida Department of Health Laboratories for analysis from physicians and hospitals across the state.

The Department of Health continues enhanced surveillance and outreach to physicians, hospitals and other health care professionals. The surveillance system, consisting of sentinel physicians reporting influenza activity, DOH laboratories receiving specimens from physicians and hospitals and our ability to monitor emergency room cases and over- the-counter drug sales is fully operational. We have activated our response plan and are ready to respond to any cases of swine flu if it should occur.

The Department of Health continues its enhanced surveillance with a network of Sentinel Physician Providers. These providers send selected samples of laboratory specimens to state laboratories for testing if they have patients with influenza like illness (ILI). These physicians also continue to report weekly ILI cases to the Department of Health.

Anti-virals have been pre-positioned to areas of potential need. We have one half million individual courses.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 109 confirmed cases of novel influenza in the United States, with one death in a twenty-three month old.

The World Health Organization (WHO) alert level remains at Phase 5. The declaration of a Phase 5 is a strong signal that the pandemic is imminent and that the time to finalize the organization, communication, and implementation of the planned mitigation measures is short.

Participation in Centers for Disease Control and other national conference calls will continue.



Precautions



The state Surgeon General provided these recommendations:

People with respiratory illness should stay home from work or school to avoid

spreading infections, including influenza, to others in the community.

Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or otherwise appear ill.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Wash hands frequently to lessen the spread of respiratory illness.

People experiencing cough, fever and fatigue, possibly along with diarrhea and

vomiting, should contact their physician.

If you think you have influenza, please call your health care provider and discuss

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lol, i just watching the news on this.....


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