About
About Flu Wiki
How To Navigate
New? Start Here!
Search FW Forum
Forum Rules
Simple HTML I
Simple HTML II
Forum Shorthand
Recent Active Diaries
RSS Feed

Search




Advanced Search


Flu Wiki Forum
Welcome to the conversation Forum of Flu Wiki

This is an international website intended to remain accessible to as many people as possible. The opinions expressed here are those of the individual posters who remain solely responsible for the content of their messages.
The use of good judgement during the discussion of controversial issues would be greatly appreciated.

News Reports for October 18, 2012

by: NewsDiary

Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 19:24:54 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: 25-year-old woman dies of swine flu (Link)
• Gujarat: Women dies of swine flu in Kutch (Link)
• Punjab: Swine flu claims a life in Patiala (Link)
• Madhya Pradesh: Swine flu toll rises in Indore to nine (Link)

Nepal
• Swine flu scourge (Link)

United Kingdom
• Swine influenza affecting large number of herds (Link)

United States
• Online Reports Track Flu Season Activity (Link)

Research
• Researchers report on new SARS-like coronavirus (Link)

General
• Digital documentation of 1918 influenza crisis (Link) Influenza Encyclopedia: The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919 (Link)

Commentary
• Recombinomics: Novel Michigan H3N2v Case With PB1 E618D (Link)


• H (Link)

NewsDiary :: News Reports for October 18, 2012

News for October 17, 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
Flu Wiki

Tags: , , (All Tags)
Print Friendly View Send As Email

Nepal: Swine flu scourge
Swine flu virus; pandemic influenza A (H1N1) has been reported recently in Kathmandu in the blood samples collected from Kathmandu, Chitwan, Sindhuli and Khotang.

Outbreaks of unidentified viral fever have been hitting the country badly in different places. At least two dozen people have died due to viral fever in Nepal. They might have died of swine flu. Swine flu is a viral influenza (Snip).

(Snip)

Swine flu produces influenza like illness. These include fever, cough, sore throat, body ache, chills and fatigue. These symptoms are not specific to swine flu, so it is difficult to diagnose it. A diagnosis of confirmed swine flu requires laboratory testing of respiratory samples. The most common cause of death is respiratory failure, pneumonia, high fever, dehydration (from excessive vomiting and diarrhoea), electrolyte imbalance and kidney failure. Fatalities are more likely to occur in young children and the elderly as well as persons with low immunity. Continued: http://www.target.com/p/merona...

(Note: H5N1 has been found in chickens on a commercial farm very near Katmandu. Of the 2500 chickens, most died and the rest were culled. The countries of Nepal, India and Bangladesh frequently report both large and small outbreaks of "viral fever". The term is used when an undiagnosed febrile illness appears to be viral in nature.  It appears to me that many times a diagnosis is never made and IMO, this is always very worrisome.)

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

     


This is the correct link to the article:
http://www.thehimalayantimes.c...

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

     


[ Parent ]
India: 25-year-old woman dies of swine flu (Maharashtra)
PUNE: A 25-year-old woman died of swine flu on Wednesday, taking the city's death toll since April this year to 23. The woman had delivered a baby 10 days ago. However, it died soon after the birth due to severe hypoxia (insufficient oxygen supply to the brain).

The woman (Snip) had developed fever, cold and cough on October 2 and breathlessness by October 4. "She was pregnant then and had 39 weeks gestation. Despite the symptoms, she did not seek medical advice till October 4," (Snip). Her condition worsened following which she got herself admitted to a hospital in Ambegaon taluka. (Snip)

"The woman was moved to KEM in a critical condition on October 6. She delivered a baby the next day which died soon after the birth due to severe hypoxia," (Snip). Her throat swab (Snip) tested her positive for swine flu on October 9. "She developed respiratory distress following which she was put on ventilator support on October 13. She died at 4.15 pm on Wednesday," the official said. http://timesofindia.indiatimes...

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

     


India: Women dies of swine flu in Kutch (Gujarat)
BHUJ: A 55-year-old woman, Savita Sorathiya, (Snip) died of swine flu on Tuesday.

(Snip) Savita was admitted to a private hospital in Adipur and her blood samples were sent for laboratory test after doctor found symptoms of swine flu. She tested positive. (Snip) she succumbed on Tuesday.

This is the fifth death due to the deadly H1N1 virus in Saurashtra in the last three months. http://timesofindia.indiatimes...

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 a life in Patiala (Punjab)
Swine flu has claimed one life in Patiala after the flu getting diagnosed in Ludhiana. The deceased has been identified as Jasbir Singh and he was from the SST Nagar area of Patiala.

Jasbir had recently returned from Georgia in the United States of America. He was complaining of ill health after coming from the USA. Following this, he was admitted to DMC Ludhiana on October 2. He underwent a lot of tests after getting admitted at the hospital. The reports confirmed swine flu on October 8.

(Snip) On priority basis, a list had been prepared of those who came in contact with Jasbir. There were about 24 people in the list and there were two people in the list who also came back from the USA. (Snip)  

Dr Gurmeet Singh stated that Jasbir was a sugar patient. He stated that all 24 people who had come in Jasbir's contact are all doing well after taking Tamiflu dose for 10 days. http://punjabnewsline.com/news...

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

     


Digital documentation of 1918 influenza crisis
I came across the following announcement in this morning's University of Michigan Record: http://www.montage.umich.edu/2012/10/upon-deeper-reflection/. The new digital encyclopedia itself can be found at http://www.influenzaarchive.org.

Hi MrSmith
Very interesting and informative. Thank you for posting it.

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

     


[ Parent ]
You're most welcome, Carol (and thank you for your tireless efforts!)
I haven't had time to do more than sample a few pieces of the digital encyclopedia, but it does look fascinating and chock full of lessons.

[ Parent ]
Yes, it does.
I read the section on Atlanta and found it very interesting. Having this will give us a chance to compare the actions each city took and the outcome.

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

     


[ Parent ]
UK: Swine influenza affecting large number of herds
The incidence of swine influenza in pig herds in the UK and Ireland could be higher than expected if the results of a recent survey are replicated across the national herds in these countries. Routine diagnostic blood testing in these countries indicates most herds tested were positive for swine flu.

(Snip) "More than 70% of herds tested in the Great Britain had one or more pigs that tested positive, while this figure increased to over ninety per cent in Ireland."

"Historically, and with no vaccine available, the industry has tended to be reactive to swine influenza, managing outbreaks as they arose, but more and more producers are now realising the benefits of vaccinating against the disease.

"There is a strong economic case for considering preventative treatment. Swine influenza causes fever, apathy, anorexia and respiratory signs such as dyspnoea and sneezing, which affect both welfare and productivity. In sows it can affect return to oestrus, cause abortion, increase the number of still born piglets and decrease lactation." Continued: http://www.farminguk.com/news/...  

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

     


Novel Michigan H3N2v Case With PB1 E618D
Recombinomics Commentary http://www.recombinomics.com/N...

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

     


Researchers report on new SARS-like coronavirus
In June, a formerly healthy 60-year-old man was admitted to a hospital in Jidda, Saudi Arabia.  He had been sick with a fever, cough and shortness of breath for several days; in the week that followed he developed severe pneumonia and renal failure.  He died 11 days after his admission to the hospital.

(Snip)

Researchers isolated the virus from mucus the patient coughed up and they sequenced its genome, discovering that it was most closely related to coronaviruses found in bats. (Coronaviruses are also found in birds, cats, dogs, pigs, mice, horses, whales and people.)

HCoV-EMC  caused symptoms much like those associated with a severe flu, or severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which affected more than 8,000 people over a four-month period in 2003, killing about 800. But unlike the flu or SARS, which can be highly contagious, HCoV-EMC does not appear to spread readily among people.  (Snip) none of the medical staff who treated the patient developed symptoms.

There has been one other confirmed case of HCoV-EMC confirmed, but there doesn't seem to be any connection between the two. (Snip). http://www.sun-sentinel.com/he...  

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

     


Online Reports Track Flu Season Activity
Those who want to stay on top of the seasonal health threat of influenza can do so from the comfort of their own computers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Illinois Department of Public Health maintain online surveillance reports about the flu and how it is affecting the nation and state.

The CDC recently released its first FluView Report for the current influenza season, which began Sept. 30. The first report, available at www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluviewinteractive.htm online, indicated that so far, flu activity is low nationwide.

The system used by the CDC to track flu activity in the United States works to determine when and where the flu is happening and to monitor which flu viruses are involved. Aspects such as viral surveillance, pneumonia and influenza mortality, influenza-associated pediatric deaths, outpatient illness surveillance and geographic spread of the flu are discussed in each report.

According to the CDC, so far, one state reported local flu activity, 29 states reported sporadic activity and the other states and territories reported no activity or did not report. So far, no activity has been reported in Illinois.

The reports include interactive visualization tools such as maps, charts, graphs and other data that can be customized and compared. Continued: http://www.thirdage.com/news/o...

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

     


India: Swine flu toll rises in Indore to nine (Madhya Pradesh)
Indore: Swine flu claimed one more life at a private hospital in Indore, raising the death toll due to H1N1 virus to nine since May this year in the Madhya Pradesh city (Snip).

Pawan Patel (32), died last night at Bombay Hospital in Indore (Snip) Patel, who hailed from Ashok Garden in Bhopal, was admitted to the hospital on September 21, where he was confirmed H1N1 positive on 4 October, (Snip).

Four other serious swine flu patients are still being treated at private hospitals in Indore (Snip).

Out of 133 swab samples tested for swine flu, 37 were found positive, and 96 negative (Snip). http://www.firstpost.com/fwire...  

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

     


Please post new news stories to...
Menu

Make a New Account

Username:

Password:



Forget your username or password?



Active Users
Currently 2 user(s) logged on.

Contact
  DemFromCT
  pogge (In Memorium)
  Bronco Bill
  SusanC (emeritus)
  Melanie (In Memoriam)

  Flu Wiki (active wiki resource)
  How To Add To Flu Wiki
  Get Pandemic Ready (How To Start Prepping)
  Citizen's Guide v 2.0
  Effect Measure
  Dude's FTP

Home
Powered by: SoapBlox