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Two people died in Spain as a result of influenza A since the beginning of flu season in early October.
One child died as a result of H1N1 virus in the city of Rio Gallegos, after being hospitalized over a month. The 7 years old boy was in intensive care with respiratory distress, diagnosed with pneumonia, according to the medical director of the Regional Hospital of Rio Gallegos, Analía Constantini. Then, rigorous testing of influenza [...]
The World Health Organization (WHO) decided to maintain the pandemic status of Swine Flu, a year after it was declared. The disease caused panic in the world and special sanitary measures were taken to prevent its spread. Margaret Chan, WHO general director, announced that the emergency committee will meet again in mid-July for a reassessment [...]
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said, in the opening of a production plant remedies in La Plata city, that “public health, with public education and the right to social mobility”, are the items that “the government more has developed.”
The trivalent vaccine in short supply and national chain pharmacies as the neighborhood confirmed this data, while they reporting that there is no specific date for the renewal of stock.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a meeting of external experts to review the response to last year’s outbreak of the swine flu virus.
In the town of Bedford Hills New York a dog of 13 years became the first affected by the influenza A virus in the United States.
President Cristina Fernandez announced the call for tenders for the establishment of a plant where the vaccine against swine flu will be produced locally, through an agreement between two foreign laboratories and a national.
Lusas Health authorities are investigating another case of a pregnant woman who lost her fetus at 34 weeks, five days after being vaccinated against influenza A. It is the second event being in that country, authorities are awaiting autopsy results to determine the causes.
The most important thing for pandemic preparedness is for the public to be knowledgeable, ready to take steps to avoid contracting the virus, avoid spreading the virus, and mitigate its effects as much as possible.
In Mexico, a priest was dismissed for disobedience and simony, and among his “serious misconduct” are having celebrated Mass during the health crisis caused by the swine flu epidemic last May.
Cuba, influenza A: Fidel Castro blames Canada, Spain and the United States or bringing the disease into the country
Fidel Castro, Cuban leader confirmed that “tourists from countries like Canada and Spain introduced influenza A in their country, and that the U.S. president, Barack Obama, triggered it to ease restrictions for Cuban-Americans who were visiting the island.”
Argentine health officials confirmed the death of a 61 year old woman due to a H1N1 virus infection at Cordero Hospital in San Fernando district, Buenos Aires province.
Ten new cases of H1N1 virus infection were confirmed officially in the last hours in the Buenos Aires districts of Olavarria and General Pueyrredon, while another 31 probable cases are being analyzed.
With the arrival of cold weather to the northern hemisphere, Swine Flu begins to threaten the population and sparking paranoia. Players of the Spanish club Real Betis and stars of the series “Desperate Housewives” already have the disease.
Usmagazine.com reported that the South African actress Charlize Theron kiss auctioned for 140 thousand dollars, to benefit a NGO for children. The winner was a woman whose bid exceeded that of all male competitors.
Menswear company Haruyama Trading claims the suit can protect wearers from the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, as it is coated with titanium dioxide, a chemical commonly used in toothpaste and cosmetics and that breaks down when reacting with llight, supposedly killing the virus upon contact.
The first doses of swine flu vaccine are being administered in the U.S. today, initially targeted at health-care workers as the country’s biggest influenza prevention program seeks to slow the pandemic.
Studies of the new swine flu vaccine show that children 10 and older will need just one shot for protection, but that younger children almost certainly will need two.