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April 28, 2009

H1N1 Swine Flu Map (Updated and reposted)

Topics: Health Issues

(Updated and reposted from April 26)

swine flu.jpgDavid Bradley notes at Sciencebase, forget avian influenza, it's swine flu that could ravage the world as Mexicans are warned not to shake hands in church and have been told to keep at least six feet of separation between each other, and even to wear protective masks. Large public gatherings, such as sporting events and concerts, have been banned and schools closed.

Readers can keep watch on this map of H1N1 Swine flu in 2009. (HT - Hugh Hewit). .

As for treatment, Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) are the possible pharmaceutical frontline defence and are proving effective in treating patients diagnosed early enough. There is no vaccine.

This video sums up the situation as of April 27:


The Wall Street Journal has a video primer that explains what Swine Flu is all about

In a April 27 update, Airports, Border Officials Take Action Against Swine Flu:

Airports in the United States and around the world are on high alert today as health officials race to tackle the swine flu outbreak. The European Union's health commissioner has warned Europeans to avoid nonessential travel to Mexico and the United States.
And as of April 27 at 9:35 am EDT: U.S. set to issue travel warning to Mexico:
(Reuters) - The U.S. State Department plans to issue a travel warning later on Monday urging Americans to avoid all "nonessential" travel to Mexico ...
Related updates:
Associated Press (April 29 8:18 am)- Officials confront first US death from swine flu
CNN (April 29) - Earliest case of swine flu tucked away in Mexico, officials say
Washington Post (April 27): Questions And Answers About Swine Flu
Center for Disease Control - Human Swine Influenza Investigation
AP via Yahoo News, Apr 27, 6:39 am ET: Spain confirms 1st swine flu case in Europe
NYT (April 27) - W.H.O. Issues Higher Alert on Swine Flu, With Advice
Associated Press (April 28) - Worst case scenario underlies US pandemic plan

Posted by Hyscience at April 28, 2009 6:41 AM



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