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News Reports for October 14, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 19:23:21 PM EDT


Reminder: Please do not post whole articles, just snippets and links, and do not post articles from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Thanks!

India
• Maharashtra: Jalgaon man dies of H1N1 in city, toll touches 21 (Link)
• Haryana: Gurgaon sees spurt in dengue, swine flu (Link)

United States
• TX: TSDHS Confirms Laredo TX Flu Outbreak (Link)

General
• RroMED: Influenza (16): Africa update, WHO (Link)


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NewsDiary :: News Reports for October 14, 2012

News for October 13, 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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India: Jalgaon man dies of H1N1 in city, toll touches 21 (Maharashtra)
A 46-year-old man from Jalgaon died of respiratory failure caused by H1N1 virus late on Friday. He was suffering from fever (Snip) dry cough and throat pain.

(Snip) Doctors said that majority of the cases were from outside Pune and patients were admitted to hospitals in an advanced stage of the disease.

The 46-year-old was suffering from swine flu like symptoms from September 22 and was advised hospitalisation on September 24. He was shifted to Ruby Hall Clinic on September 26 when he was given Tamiflu tablets.

(Snip) there are 21 swine flu patients across hospitals in Pune and four are on ventilator support. http://www.indianexpress.com/n...

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

     


India: Gurgaon sees spurt in dengue, swine flu (Haryana)
Dengue and swine flu are going viral in Gurgaon with the city reporting 149 cases of dengue so far, with five people succumbing to the disease. Cases of swine flu increased to four from three on Saturday.

(Snip) The health department on Saturday confirmed only one dengue death while private hospitals claim the death count has reached five. The number of suspected dengue cases has reached 750 (Snip).

(Snip)  

Alchemist hospital has registered a fresh case of swine flu, taking the count to four. But according to the health department, the cases stay at three. The fourth case (Snip) was registered on October 7. The 55-year-old woman is in the isolation ward at Artemis hospital. http://www.hindustantimes.com/...

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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If you are wondering where the flu news is..... so am I! The news is very quiet right now.

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

     


Be careful what you wish for..
The calm before the storm....

[ Parent ]
Hi BB!
I'm not wishing for more flu cases, I'm wishing for news on the ones we know may be there but we aren't getting any news on. H5N1 in China, Indonesia and Egypt are the ones I worry about the most. Plus, all this so called "viral fever" that India has frequently. It appears to me they call everything "viral fever" when they don't have a clue what virus it is and/or don't want to report the test results.

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

     


[ Parent ]
TSDHS Confirms Laredo TX Flu Outbreak
October 14, 2012
http://www.equities.com/news/n...
Laredo, Texas:  Oct. 13, 2012 (PRWEB) October 13, 2012 -- The Texas State Dept. of Health Services (TSDHS) in Austin confirmed this week two Laredo school districts are reporting influenza cases this season, which are running at levels six times higher than in 2011.
The state's acknowledgement is in sharp contrast to a recent report of sparse flu activity in the United States by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The CDC is now conducting further confirmatory testing, which was spurred by a new in-the-field surveillance system.

"This surprising early influenza outbreak - at levels usually seen only in the winter months - has been present almost from the onset in late August of the fall 2012 semester for both the Laredo Independent (LISD) and United Independent (UISD) school districts," said Dr. Vincent Friedewald, Chief Medical Officer for Argus1 Systems, Austin.

The TSDHS this week identified samples obtained from children in the Laredo outbreak to be Type B influenza virus, and not the swine flu variety being sporadically reported across the USA during the past summer.
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"I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man."  Thomas Jefferson


ProMED: Influenza (16): Africa update, WHO
Influenza update number 170
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Summary
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Seasonal influenza transmission has not been picked up yet in the northern temperate zone.

In the tropical areas most countries are reporting low or decreasing trends of influenza virus detections.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, Cameroon has reported an increase in influenza virus detections.

The influenza season seem to come to an end in the temperate countries of the southern hemisphere.

Countries in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere
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Influenza transmission in all reporting countries in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere is still minimal, that is, at inter-seasonal levels.

Countries in the tropical zone
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Sub-Saharan Africa Of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa that have reported influenza data, Cameroon has reported an increase of mainly influenza A(H3N2) activity in the past weeks whereas in Ghana influenza activity seems to be decreasing with mainly influenza B virus detections. Kenya continues to report low level of influenza type B activity. Madagascar is reporting influenza B circulation at low levels.

Countries in the temperate zone of the southern hemisphere
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Influenza activity has continued to decline in all temperate countries of the southern hemisphere.

Temperate countries of Southern Africa In South Africa, influenza virus detections continue to decrease after a peak in late July 2012 with currently mainly influenza B virus transmission. ILI and SARI cases continue to decrease, with influenza B virus making up the majority of detections in SARI samples positive for influenza virus. Continued: http://www.promedmail.org/dire...

A map showing positive influenza cases for each of the influenza transmission zones as of week 39 (23-29 Sep 2012) can be seen at: http://www.who.int/influenza/s...  

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