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Eleven more US children died from H1N1 swine flu during the past week, a federal health official said Friday, adding that the disease is now so widespread it has surpassed epidemic proportions.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is attributed to J. Patrick Boyle, President and CEO, American Meat Institute: "USDA has confirmed that hogs at the Minnesota State Fair may have screened positive for the novel H1N1 virus.
Critical illness from 2009 influenza A(H1N1) in Mexico occurred among young patients, was associated with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome and shock, and had a fatality rate of about 40 percent.
Child deaths from the swine flu have shot up to 76 in the US, including 19 in the past week alone, said officials with the CDC on Friday.
A comprehensive study has revealed, for the first time, the impact of swine flu on the health of the general public in Australia and New Zealand.
Fifteen states could run out of available hospital beds during the peak of a swine flu outbreak if 35 percent of Americans fell sick from the H1N1 virus.
A new study is about to be published in Canada that links the swine flu virus to seasonal flu shots, Canadian health officials say. The report, which is under peer review, suggests that people vaccinated against seasonal flu are twice as likely to contract the swine flu, The Globe and Mail of Canada reported Monday. Researchers Danuta Skowronski of the British Columbia Center for Disease Control and Gaston De Serrres of Laval University of Quebec are not allowed to comment on their findings...
The head of the World Health Organization announced on Monday that the swine flu has not transformed into a more hazardous disease.
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