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A primary school in Hong Kong started to suspend classes for seven days from Wednesday, following an outbreak of A/H1N1 influenza and influenza B in the school.

The Department of Health of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government advised Raimondi College Primary Section in Wan Chai to close for a week.

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Five states reported regional H1N1 influenza activity, and Puerto Rico and six states reported local influenza activity, U.S. health officials said Friday.

The weekly flu surveillance report — completed during flu season by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — said for the week ending March 6 H1N1 influenza activity remained at approximately the same levels as last week.

The proportion of outpatient visits for influenza-like illness was 1.9 percent, which is below the national baseline of 2.3 percent. However, three of 10 regions reported influenza-like illness at or above region-specific baseline levels.

No states reported widespread influenza activity, but regional influenza activity was reported by Alabama, Georgia, Maine, Mississippi and South Carolina. Local influenza activity was reported by Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

Sporadic influenza activity was reported by Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.



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Oklahoma leaders reported another death from the flu caused by the H1N1 virus.

State health officials said a young girl from Delaware County died late last month from the virus.

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source: Six more people died last week of H1N1 flu, bringing the death toll since the outbreak of the disease on April 28 last year to 218, the Public Health Ministry announced on Monday.



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People are still dying from swine flu in England – even though the spread of the disease is limited, the chief medical officer said yesterday.

Some 11 deaths have been reported in the last fortnight, according to Professor Sir Liam Donaldson.

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source: Another H1N1 virus case kills a man in the city of Batumi, Adjara Region. Mirza Gogitidze, 46, was undergoing medical treatment at teh City Republican Hospital for several days.

Doctors said, the man`s delayed hospitalization became the reason of deterioration of his health conditions. He was suffering from bilateral pneumonia. The patient was connected to the respiratory.



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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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