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1Nov 4, '09 by indigo girlThe Amazon Area of Venezuela
Quote from www.google.com(hat tip crofsblog)Swine flu has appeared among Venezuela's Yanomami Indians, one of the largest isolated indigenous groups in the Amazon, and a doctor said Wednesday that the virus is suspected in seven deaths, including six infants.
The deaths happened in forest villages near Venezuela's border with Brazil over the past 2 1/2 weeks, said Raidan Bernade, a Venezuelan doctor on a team working to contain the outbreak and treat the ill.
Bernade told The Associated Press that doctors confirmed one of those who died had swine flu-a 35-year-old Yanomami woman who doctors believe was pregnant.
1Nov 6, '09 by indigo girlToledo, Ohio
Quote from www.foxtoledo.com(hat tip flutrackers/JimO)Health department spokesman Larry Vasko told FOX Toledo News that Mandy Kimbler died Thursday at Toledo Hospital. She had given birth to twin boys in the past week.
Vasko said the cause of Ms. Kimbler's death is "suspected to be complications from H1N1" or Swine Flu. She was admitted to Toledo Hospital in late October for flu-like symptoms. She delivered her sons prematurely last week. According to her Facebook page they were not due until early January.
Samples have been sent to a lab for analysis, but it will be a few more days until county health officials obtain the results and can confirm she was infected with Swine flu.
To his knowledge Ms. Kimbler had no other underlying illness and was not vaccinated against H1N1 Dr. Grossman said.
1Nov 8, '09 by indigo girlPeshawar, Pakistan
Quote from news.xinhuanet.com(hat tip pfi/pixie)An Afghan female who was infected with A/H1N1 influenza died at a hospital in northwest Pakistan's city of Peshawar on Saturday, hospital authorities confirmed.
Hospital authorities informed the official news agency APP that Lateefa Bibi, 40, from Helmand Province of Afghanistan was suffering from high fever for the last few days. She was admitted in North West Hospital in Hayatabad, a modern suburb on the southwestern fringe of Peshawar, where her blood samples were obtained for laboratory tests by the World Health Organization (WHO) team who later confirmed the A/H1N1 influenza.
After confirmation of the A/H1N1 influenza in the Afghan female, the hospital authorities also obtained the blood samples of the newborn baby of the infected female, her attendants and the staff of the hospital, the hospital authorities said.
1Nov 11, '09 by indigo girlSharqia Governate, Egypt
Quote from news.xinhuanet.com(hat tip pfi/pixie)Egypt has registered the sixth A/H1N1 flu death case in the country, Al-Ahram daily reported on Wednesday.
A 24-year-old pregnant woman from Sharqia governorate died of A/H1N1 virus in the hospital on Tuesday night, the report said.
The woman returned from Italy on Oct. 25 and was hospitalized on Nov. 5, according to the report.
0Nov 11, '09 by indigo girlAachen, Germany
It sounds like the rapid flu test was negative like so many others. Now, she will be diagnosed at autopsy.
Quote from www.bild.de(hat tip crofsblog)The 33-year-old from Germany was not suffering from any other pre-existing health conditions when she was taken to the hospital with flu-like symptoms.
An initial test for swine flu had turned up negative, but as her conditioned worsened she prematurely gave birth even though she was only in her seventh month of pregnancy.
The woman was then brought to the University Clinic in Aachen where she died of lung and circulatory failure despite being put on a respirator.
0Nov 11, '09 by lamazeteacherthis is what is happening in china, to stop the spread of h1n1. they say it may have worked....... if it did, you can expect more mandatory vaccination happening here, schools closing, businesses closed, and no movie theaters open, no trips to the supermarket, or travel anywhere!
if doing that could save the lives of one mother and baby, would all that be worth it to you?
it would be to me. you can't morally put a price on lives, especially those of unborn babies, so get the vaccine, folks, before you have the one for seasonal flu, as it's been shown statistically in canada, with 2,000 people that h1n1 flu frequently occurs after someone gets the seasonal flu vaccine. there's plenty of time before seasonal flu gets here in late dec., jan., feb., and march. i got the seasonal flu vaccine at the beginning of september, and then got what appeared to be h1n1 flu a month or so later - for the second time. anecdotal i know, and the whole story of the statistics being assembled now, will be known next year.
the article below came from the new york times
".......a student receives a h1n1 vaccine injection at a hospital in suining, sichuan province, china, on wednesday.
quarantines and medical detentions are among the aggressive measures that chinese officials have taken to slow the transmission of h1n1, which quickly spread worldwide after being first diagnosed in north america.
to howls of protest from around the world, [color=#004276]china isolated entire planeloads of people entering the country if anyone on the plane exhibited [color=#004276]flu-like symptoms."
1Nov 12, '09 by indigo girlKien Giang, Vietnam
Quote from www.saigon-gpdaily.com.vn(hat tip pfi/treyfish)A pregnant woman from the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, six months into her term, has become the 41st victim of swine flu, a health official said November 11.
Dr. Nguyen Huy Nga, chief of the Preventive Health and Environment Department, said at a meeting of the National Steering Board of Human Flu Prevention that the 16-year-old developed a fever, cough, and sore throat on November 3 and bought medicines to treat herself.
Four days later, when her condition worsened, she was taken to the province's General Hospital where she died on November 9.
...the possibility of the H1N1 and H5N1 viruses combining is very high with winter approaching.
0Nov 12, '09 by lamazeteacher"...the possibility of the H1N1 and H5N1 viruses combining is very high with winter approaching." quote from indigogirl's post #167
This is something that will present greater impact on people vulnerable to these infectious organisms, hospitals and care providers, making the situation today with H1N1 look like less than the tip of an iceberg.
We need to put aside the resistence to being told to do it and avail ourselves of vaccination against H1N1, then seasonal flu; and promote it for others, as we never have before. That could prevent greater loss of life that will happen, when/if H5N1 becomes entwined with H1N1. Fatalities with H5N1 are much higher than H1N1 in the countries were it's prevalent, especially for very young children.
I've never been a fear monger before, but the feeling that this time is precious for prevention of contagious type A flus has never been greater, for me. We need also to avoid crowded situations, have enough chicken soup/comfort food, jello, fruit, and juice in the freezer for your whole families, etc so we don't have to shop while ill.
More markets and pharmacies need to deliver medications and food to homes, so those infected will stay there, and of course have the TV servers and other utilities paid up in preparation for the possibility of having to stay home.
It's unfortunate that so many "backs got up" when officious administrators put forth mandatory declarations. That aside now, we need to face facts and protect ourselves and others! New findings show that the highest fatality rate due to H1N1, is seniors. That group hasn't demonstrated the anticipated protection through earlier exposure to it.Last edit by lamazeteacher on Nov 12, '09 : Reason: enlarging on theme
1Nov 12, '09 by indigo girlQuote from lamazeteacherDon't know if that will ever come about. The quote is from the Vietnamese. Clearly"...the possibility of the H1N1 and H5N1 viruses combining is very high with winter approaching." quote from indigogirl's post #167
This is something that will present greater impact on hospoitals and care providers, making the situation today with H1N1 look like less than the tip of an iceberg.
all of the countries where H5N1 is endemic are worried about that possibility as
are some virolgists in the western world also, although we don't hear it spoken of as
I know they are concerned in Hong Kong, and the Egyptians slaughtered all those
pigs not just because of swine flu. Margaret Chan of the WHO had also said that no
one knows how H5N1 will behave under pressure of a pandemic virus. Things could
get more interesting but we already have enough on our plates...
Yes, vaccination is a very wise idea for even if the virus mutates, which of course it
will, it may offer protection against a fatal outcome even if infected.Last edit by indigo girl on Nov 17, '09