Archive for April, 2009

source | There are three confirmed cases of swine flu in San Luis Obispo County. The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department announced in a press conference Thursday evening that the three confirmed cases are students at the Grizzly Youth Academy in San Luis Obispo. The students are between 16 and 18 years old.



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source | BOSTON (myfoxboston) – Health officials are investigating a student’s "probable" case of swine flu at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston.

Mayor Thomas Menino called a press conference with the Boston Public Health Commission to discuss the case on Thursday night.

The health commission is asking for the school and the clinic to be closed, and the cancellation of classes for all third- and fourth-year and post-doctoral dental students

Amherst College says it also may have swine flu cases. Two students have tested positive for Type A influenza, which could be swine flu. The cases are not serious and the students are responding well to treatment, according to the school.



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source | A case of swine flu has been confirmed in a woman sharing a house with three students in Newcastle. Newcastle University registrar Dr John Hogan said the woman had recently returned from Mexico.

The woman works for Procter and Gamble at its Cobalt offices on Tyneside.

In a statement, Procter and Gamble said: "We can confirm that an employee at our offices in Cobalt in Newcastle has contracted the virus whilst holidaying in Mexico.



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source | Della Lindley Elementary in Thousand Palms will be closed beginning May 1 and reopen on May 11 due to a 10-year-old being a probable case of swine flu, school officials today.

The student is among two additional probable cases of swine flu identified today in Riverside County, bringing the total number of cases to six, public health officials announced.

The 10-year-old girl from Thousand Palms recently traveled to Mexico, according to the Riverside County Department of Public Health.



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source | There are now eleven people in Rock Island County who have been asked not to leave their homes because they are suspected to have the H1N1 virus.
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source | The Virginia Department of Health has received confirmation of the state’s first two cases of swine flu. State Health Commissioner Karen Remley said tonight that the patients are an adult male from eastern Virginia and an adult female from central Virginia.



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source | DENVER (AP) – Colorado health officials say they have confirmed two cases of swine flu in the state. The Department of Public Health and Environment announced today that the swine flu sufferers are a woman in her 30s from Arapahoe County who went on a cruise to Mexico and spent several days in San Diego, and a man in his 40s from Douglas County who is a baggage handler at Denver International Airport.



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source | The Collin County Health and Human Services Department has confirmed this afternoon that a Wilson Middle School student has tested positive for the swine flu virus. This is the only confirmed case in the Plano Independent School District.

In order to limit the transmission of the swine flu virus and for the protection of students and staff, Wilson Middle School will be closed beginning Friday, May 1, and will reopen on Monday, May 11.

Plano ISD officials are working closely with Collin County Health officials to monitor any illnesses that are reported in our schools. The district is asking parents to keep children at home that are not feeling well. If symptoms are flu-like in nature (fever, achiness, coughing, diarrhea or sore throat), they should see their physician immediately for a flu test and report the findings to their school nurse.



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source | Peruvian Health Minister Oscar Ugarte Wednesday confirmed that an Argentine woman was the first case of swine flu in Peru. The woman had been hospitalized after sickening and showing flu-like symptoms, he added.



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source | Director Dr. Alain Poirier said a man from the Montreal area who recently travelled to Mexico has contracted the strain of influenza virus currently circulating in several countries and believed to have originated in Mexico. The man is home now with a mild case of the flu.



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source | Alberta has four more confirmed cases of swine flu, the province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. André Corriveau, announced Thursday.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Alberta to six and the national total to 34. On Thursday, health officials in Nova Scotia announced four new confirmed cases of swine flu, Quebec confirmed its first case, Ontario added one new case and B.C. had five more.



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source | Two of the schools — Sator Sanchez School and Farragut Elementary School in Joliet –will remain closed until Tuesday. Batavia High School, located in Batavia, Ill., will be closed until Monday. Haines Middle School in Saint Charles and Ridge Circle Elementary School in Streamwood were also shut down.

On Thursday, three schools were closed- Kilmer Elementary School in Chicago’s Rogers Park, Rotolo Middle School in Batavia, and Marmion Academy in Aurora. Kilmer will remain closed until further notice, according to school officials. Extracurricular activities at Marmion have been canceled through the weekend.



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source | South Dakota’s first probable case of H1N1 flu has been diagnosed. The patient is a Marshall County resident who is between 30 and 39 years old. The patient is recovering at home and was never hospitalized. The person will be isolated at home for seven days. A sample is now being sent to the CDC, which will confirm the illness.



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source | The chief public health officer for Nova Scotia confirmed four new cases of swine flu in the province on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the province to eight.



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source | HOUSTON . Houston health officials say a 10-year-old boy is the first confirmed case of swine flu in a city resident. Houston Health and Human Services Spokeswoman Kathy Barton said the boy first became ill Sunday and is recovering after being treated with Tamiflu. The boy was not hospitalized and no one else in his family has gotten sick.



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