Latest Pandemic H1N1/09 virus Stories
SILVER SPRING, Md., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We often hear the phrase, "It's not a matter of 'if' but 'when.'" With regard to pandemic influenza, public health laboratories recognized the importance of planning for the 'when' a long time ago.
MURRIETA, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As of May 5, 2009, the World Health Organization, has officially reported 1124 cases of Influenza A (H1N1) infection in 21 different countries.
As the winter approaches for countries south of the equator, health experts caution that those countries that have thus far been spared from outbreaks of the swine flu could be at an elevated risk as the virus continues to mutate and spread.
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Joon Yun, Director, Palo Alto Institute: The world is slowly recovering from the fear of a swine flu pandemic, a panic that has proved more widespread than the virus itself.
GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC. (MSD) confirmed today that its investigational influenza test was used in detecting the first identified case of infection with the 2009 A(H1N1) swine flu.
Following the announcement that nearly 900 cases of swine flu had been confirmed worldwide, World Health Organization officials cautioned governments to remain vigilant despite reports that the virus appears to be on the decline.
Public Urged to Remain Calm; Take Commonsense Steps to Prevent Spreading Flu NORRISTOWN, Pa., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced Pennsylvania's first laboratory-confirmed case of 2009 A/H1N1 in a 31-year-old man from Montgomery County.
Officials said Saturday that the first swine flu virus in pigs was found in Canada. The pigs that were infected by a farm worker that visited Mexico.
U.S. public health officials must decide whether to change the formula of the vaccine for the next flu season to guard against swine flu, officials said. The formula was approved about a month ago, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world mourns the deaths within Mexico and the first death resulting from swine flu outside of Mexican soil, the World Health Organization has raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 5.
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