Archive for February, 2010

Two persons succumbed to infuenza A (H1N1) in Maharashtra today, raising the death toll in India due to the swine flu pandemic so far to 1372, an official statement said.

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source: One pig sample taken at the Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse on January 7 contains essentially a swine influenza virus that had picked up an H1N1 gene, the University of Hong Kong has found.

This is the first time that a reassortment of swine flu virus with the pandemic H1N1 virus was found in its surveillance programme.



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A five-year-old boy has become the latest – and one of the youngest – person to die from the Influenza A (H1N1) virus here.

He was admitted to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and was said to have caught the virus from his uncle.

The boy was in critical condition over the Lunar New Year holidays.

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Though the highly contagious respiratory disease H1N1 appears on its last leg in the country with declining transmissions, the danger is not well and truly over with the virus still circulating albeit with lesser intensity.

Reports of 11 new deaths Wednesday is a troubling reminder that the influenza continues to infect, sicken, and even kill at-risk people.



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source: Three more people died of type A(H1N1) flu last week, bringing the death toll since the outbreak of the disease to 209, Public Health Minister Jurin Laksanavisit said on Monday.



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source: An eight-month pregnant woman succumbed to H1N1, taking the death toll from swine flu in Oman to 32, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health.



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source: An adult female from Rockingham County is the state’s 10th confirmed H1N1-related death.



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Hong Kong health authorities reported a new death case of the influenza A/H1N1 on Tuesday, bringing such cases in the city to 69.

The case involving a 53-year-old male patient with diabetes and end-stage renal failure. He attended the Accident & Emergency Department of Princess Margaret Hospital on Feb. 11 due to fever and pneumonia syndrome.



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source: A 32 year old woman who was hospitalized in Palm Beach County has died from complications from the H1N1 virus.



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source: The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services confirmed today that a middle-aged woman from Homer who died Wednesday tested positive for H1N1 influenza. A swab test was done yesterday by the Alaska State Virology Lab, Fairbanks.

The family of Terry Shepherd, 44, had said earlier that she had H1N1. Shepherd had been the executive director of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies since October and had moved to Homer last fall with her husband from Moab, Utah.



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Florida: The publicity over swine flu may be dying down in Florida, but people are still dying, the Florida Department of Health reported.

Kansas: Carolina Enegren, 31, hospitalized for more than three months because of complications from H1N1, has died.



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source: The Ministry of Health announced Tuesday the death of three cases of A(H1N1) flu, raising the death toll to 265.

The ministry said that the latest victims were all females between 50-61, two from Daqahlia and the third from Sixth of October.



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source: Health officials in Seminole this morning announced the county’s 5th swine-flu related death.

The person was an unidentified 49-year-old man. No other details about the person and his illness were revealed by the Seminole County Health Department.



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One patient infected with the A/H1N1 virus has died. The total number of confirmed new flu cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in Romania amounts to 6,986, out of which 121 ended in death.

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source: An elderly patient who contracted swine flu has died in the Lothians, despite having no underlying health conditions.

Their death takes the Scottish toll from the virus to 68.



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