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News Reports for September 20, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 23:21:07 PM EDT


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Brazil
• Secretariat confirms 12 deaths from H1N1 in Southern Minas (translated) (Link)

China
• China, Guangdong: 67,500 destroyed in HPAI cull (Link)

India
• Madhya Pradesh: Swine flu claims two lives in Indore (Link)
• Madhya Pradesh: Woman dies of swine flu (Link)
• Andhra Pradesh: Woman dies of swine flu (Link)

United States
• Pregnant women struggle to find flu vaccine (Link)
• NE: Dreaded flu season hits early in NP area  (Link)


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NewsDiary :: News Reports for September 20, 2012

News for September 19, 2012 is here.


Thanks to all of the newshounds!
Special thanks to the newshound volunteers who translate international stories - thanks for keeping us all informed!

Other useful links:
WHO A(H1N1) Site
WHO H5N1 human case totals, last updated August 10, 2012
Charts and Graphs on H5N1 from WHO
Google Flu Trends
CDC Weekly Influenza Summary
Map of seasonal influenza in the U.S.
CIDPC (Canada) Weekly FluWatch
UK RCGP Weekly Data on Communicable and Respiratory Diseases
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China, Guangdong: 67,500 destroyed in HPAI cull
A new outbreak of avian influenza in China's southern province of Guangdong has prompted a cull that destroyed 67,500 birds.

(Snip)

The virus was discovered on farm in Dongjian, Zhanjiang in Guangdong province, where 6,300 birds were found dead with the disease. Of the 73,800 susceptible birds; 67,500 birds were destroyed. The outbreak started on the 11th of September. The H5N1 virus was confirmed by (Snip) an OIE Reference lab.

Zhongqui reports that standard quarantine measures will be installed; stamping out; movement control, screening, zoning, disinfection of the premises, dipping, spraying. There will be no vaccination or treatment of affected animals.

The event is ongoing and pertains to the whole country. http://www.worldpoultry.net/ne...

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown

     


India: Swine flu claims two lives in Indore (Madhya Pradesh)
Indore: Swine flu on Wednesday claimed two lives in Indore, taking the death toll due to the disease in the city to four since May this year (Snip).

Two-year-old Atharv Chudhary of Dhar district and twelve-year-old Rupali, a city resident, died following H1N1 virus infection at private hospitals in the city.

Five others had tested positive for the swine flu, and were being treated in the city (Snip). Swab samples of another five patients were sent for tests (Snip). http://www.ndtv.com/article/ci...
 

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown

     


US: Dreaded flu season hits early in NP area (Nebraska)
The influenza bug is rearing its ugly head in Nebraska, and health officials are urging the public to get vaccinated before it's too late.

"The key to combating it is prevention," Myra Stoney, director of the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department, said. "Influenza usually peaks in January and February, and people often wait until October to get a shot. However, the CDC now recommends that people get their shots as soon as the vaccine becomes available." Continued: http://www.nptelegraph.com/new...

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown

     


India: One more dies of swine flu in Bhopal; toll rises to 6 (Madhya Pradesh)
Bhopal, Sep 19 (PTI) With one more person succumbing to swine flu, the toll has gone up at six this season in Bhopal (Snip). One Chhatar Singh, a resident of Raisen, died at the LBS hospital here yesterday. He was admitted on Monday for fever and headache. However, his condition deteriorated yesterday and he collapsed.

(Snip). This was the third swine flu death in the last three days in the city and the sixth this season (Snip).

(Snip) one more swine flu patient was admitted to the Chirayu hospital and was reported to be critical. Four fresh samples of suspected swine flu cases from LBS hospital were sent to (RMRC) for testing (Snip). http://www.moneycontrol.com/ne...

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown

     


US: Pregnant women struggle to find flu vaccine
WASHINGTON - It's hard for pregnant women to escape the message: You're at extra risk from swine flu - it could trigger premature labor, hospitalize you for weeks, even kill you - so be among the first in line for vaccine next month. But only about one in seven pregnant women gets a flu shot each winter.

While federal health officials are working hard to raise that number this year, repeated swine flu warnings won't automatically overcome a key obstacle: Many obstetricians don't vaccinate. And not only are many women reluctant to go hunting for flu shots elsewhere, historically some pharmacists and other providers have been wary of vaccinating them.

"Maybe this year we can change that culture," says Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "It's not supposed to happen that you, when you are pregnant, are fighting for your life on a respirator." Continued: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33...

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown

     


India: Woman dies of swine flu (Andhra Pradesh)
A 24-year-old pregnant woman hailing from Venkatapuram village in Nanganur mandal of Medak district died of swine flu in Hyderabad on Wednesday. The woman, Sandhya Rani was admitted to a private hospital at Siddipet a few days ago after she complained of fever. (Snip) As the reports tested positive for swine flu, the woman was advised to go to Hyderabad for treatment. Sandhya Rani died on Wednesday while undergoing treatment. http://ibnlive.in.com/news/wom...

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown

     


Brazil: Secretariat confirms 12 deaths from H1N1 in Southern Minas
Translated

(Snip) Secretariat has confirmed 46 cases of the disease in the region. Two more H1N1 flu deaths were confirmed in southern Minas on Thursday (20). (Snip)

In the region there have been 46 confirmed cases and 12 deaths, which were reported in the cities of Alfenas (MG), Cape Verde (MG), Cachoeira de Minas (MG), Cambuquira (MG), Campo Belo (MG), Ilicínea (MG ), Lavras (MG), Steps (MG), Santa Rita do Sapucaí (MG), São Gonçalo do Sapucaí (MG), Serranos (MG) ​​and Varginha (MG).

Already the city of Pouso Alegre (MG) ​​is the one that has the highest recorded cases, but no deaths. Altogether there are 18 records (cases) of the disease in the city. http://g1.globo.com/mg/sul-de-...

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown

     


Comment
The news has been quiet today. I sure wish we could find out more of what is happening with the human H5N1 situation in Indonesia, the large poultry H5N1 outbreak in (Guangdong) China and the more virulent strain of H5N1 (out of China) that is spreading in Vietnam. Plus we are getting no news on the H5N1 situation in Egypt.  

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Unknown

     


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