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Grippe A H1N1 influenza A - Niveau d’alerte pandémique - Current level of influenza pandemic (”Grippe porcine, Swine influenza”)

Grippe A(H1N1) (Improprement nommée “Grippe porcine” ou “Grippe mexicaine“)

Niveau d’alerte pandémique : phase 5

Swine influenza - Current level of influenza pandemic : phase 5

Comment puis-je me protéger contre la grippe A(H1N1)?

Prendre les mesures générales de prévention de la grippe:

* Éviter tout contact étroit avec des gens qui ne semblent pas bien portants et qui présentent de la fièvre et une toux.
* Se laver les mains à l’eau et au savon fréquemment et soigneusement.
* Avoir une bonne hygiène de vie, à savoir dormir suffisamment, s’alimenter correctement et conserver une activité physique.

Comment prendre en charge à la maison une personne malade?

* Essayer de lui réserver un endroit de la maison à l’écart. Si c’est impossible, maintenir une distance d’au moins un mètre entre elle et les autres occupants.
* Se couvrir le nez et la bouche lorsqu’on s’occupe de la personne malade. On peut acheter des masques dans le commerce ou les fabriquer à l’aide de tissus facilement disponibles du moment qu’on les nettoie ou qu’on les élimine correctement.
* Se laver les mains soigneusement à l’eau et au savon après chaque contact avec la personne malade.
* Essayer de bien aérer la zone où se trouve la personne malade. Ouvrir les portes et fenêtres pour faire circuler l’air.
* Maintenir l’environnement propre à l’aide de produits ménagers facilement disponibles.

Si vous vivez dans un pays où la grippe A(H1N1) a provoqué des cas de maladie chez l’homme, suivre les autres conseils donnés par les autorités de santé nationales et locales.

Que faire si je pense avoir contracté la grippe A(H1N1)?

Si vous ne vous sentez pas bien, présentez une forte fièvre, de la toux et/ou un mal de gorge:

* Restez chez vous et évitez de vous rendre sur votre lieu de travail, votre école ou à des rassemblements.
* Reposez-vous et absorbez des liquides en abondance.
* Couvrez-vous le nez et la bouche de mouchoirs en papier lorsque vous toussez et que vous éternuez et éliminez-les ensuite correctement.
* Lavez-vous les mains à l’eau et au savon fréquemment et soigneusement, surtout après avoir toussé ou éternué.
* Informez votre famille et vos amis de votre maladie et recherchez de l’aide pour les tâches ménagères qui supposent des contacts avec d’autres gens, par exemple les courses.

Que faire si j’ai besoin de soins médicaux?

* Contactez votre médecin ou prestataire de soins de santé et, avant de vous rendre à son cabinet, décrivez-lui vos symptômes. Expliquez pourquoi vous pensez avoir contracté la grippe porcine (par exemple si vous vous êtes récemment rendu dans un pays où sévit une flambée de grippe porcine chez l’homme). Suivre les conseils qu’il vous aura donnés pour les soins.
* S’il ne vous est pas possible de contacter votre prestataire de soins de santé à l’avance, faites part de votre suspicion de grippe porcine dès votre arrivée dans l’établissement de soins de santé.
* Prenez soin de bien vous couvrir le nez et la bouche au cours de votre déplacement.

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How can I protect myself from influenza A (H1N1)?

Practice general preventive measures for influenza:

* Avoid close contact with people who appear unwell and have fever and cough.
* Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly and often.
* Practice good health habits including adequate sleep, eating nutritious food, and keeping physically active.

How do I care for an ill person at home?

* Separate the ill person from others, at least 1 meter in distance from others.
* Cover your mouth and nose when caring for the ill person. Either commercial or homemade materials are fine, as long as they are disposed of or cleaned properly after use.
* Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly after each contact with the ill person.
* Improve the air flow where the ill person stays. Use doors and windows to take advantage of breezes.
* Keep the environment clean with readily available household cleaning agents.

If you are living in a country where there are infections follow additional advice from your national and local health authorities.

What should I do if I think I have the illness?

If you feel unwell, have high fever, cough or sore throat:

* Stay at home and keep away from work, school or crowds.
* Rest and take plenty of fluids.
* Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when coughing and sneezing, and dispose of the used tissues properly.
* Wash your hands with soap and water often and thoroughly, especially after coughing or sneezing.
* Inform family and friends about your illness and try to avoid contact with people.

What should I do if I need medical attention?

* Contact your doctor or healthcare provider before travelling to a health facility, and report your symptoms. Explain why you think you have influenza A(H1N1) (for example, if you have recently travelled to a country where there is an outbreak in humans). Follow the advice given to you.
* If it is not possible to contact your healthcare provider in advance, communicate your suspicion of infection as soon as you arrive at the facility.
* Cover your nose and mouth during travel.

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  1. 86 Responses to “Grippe A H1N1 influenza A - Niveau d’alerte pandémique - Current level of influenza pandemic (”Grippe porcine, Swine influenza”)”

  2. By Jeff on May 1, 2020

    Les masques respiratoires FFP2 et FFP3 sont les seuls qui peuvent vous éviter de contracter le virus, les masques chirurgicaux ne réussissent pas a filtrer un virus mesurant entre 80 et 120 nanomètres. Cependant, même le meilleur des masques sur le marché pourrait ne pas être efficace si vous n’effectuez pas un test d’étanchéité chaque fois que vous portez le masque. Nous avons tous une physionomie différente
    alors les masques “grandeur unique pour tous” ca n’existe pas. Pour plus d’information sur les masques et leurs ajustements, Visitez :

    http://blog.simexperts.com/sante-et-securite/un-masque-de-protection-respiratoire-peut-il-vous-proteger-contre-le-virus-de-la-grippe-porcine

  3. By Grippe porcine A H1N1 on May 1, 2020

    Deux cas de grippe porcine avérés en France

    La France compte désormais deux cas avérés de grippe porcine, désormais appelée grippe A (H1N1), a annoncé, vendredi 1er mai sur TF1, la ministre de la santé Roselyne Bachelot. Un autre cas pourrait s’avérer positif dans les prochains jours, selon la ministre.

    “Nous avons le cas d’un homme de 49 ans qui est hospitalisé à Bichat. Nous avons une femme de 24 ans qui est hospitalisée à La Pitié Salpêtrière et nous avons un cas très fortement suspect qui risque de se révéler probablement positif à Necker”, a déclaré la ministre. “Ces personnes vont bien. Elles ont été traitées par les traitements antiviraux”, a-t-elle précisé. “Elles provenaient toutes du Mexique. Ce n’est donc pas une contamination qui s’est passée sur le sol de notre pays”, a ajouté Mme Bachelot.

  4. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    First swine flu transfer case in UK
    2020.05.01 16:59:21 United Kingdom

    An NHS worker has been confirmed as Britain’s first case of swine flu being transferred between humans within the UK.

    Graeme Pacitti, 24, tested positive for the virus after coming into contact with football team-mate Iain Askham, who fell ill after his honeymoon in Mexico. Mr Askham and his new wife Dawn, from Polmont, near Falkirk, were released from hospital on Thursday after spending five nights in isolation. The positive test result was confirmed by the Scottish Government. It comes as a further case of the virus was announced by the Department of Health in the North West of England. The total number of people confirmed in the UK as having swine flu is now 10

  5. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-05-01 16:58:45 - China

    Event ID: CHN-20090501-104
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 18:58:42 [UTC]
    Area: China, Hong Kong Hong Kong
    Description:

    Hong Kong confirmed Asia\’s first case of the new H1N1 flu virus in a Mexican traveller on Friday, prompting authorities to seal off the hotel where the 25-year old man had been staying. Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang told reporters the man arrived on a China Eastern flight on Thursday afternoon after a stopover in Shanghai. He had a fever and went to Ruttonjee Hospital for help on Thursday evening, Tsang said. The Mexican is now in hospital in a stable condition. The confirmation of the H1N1 infection was made by a laboratory at the University of Hong Kong. \”He didn\’t leave the hotel (except to go to hospital) because he was feeling sick,\” Health Minister York Chow told a news conference. Two companions of the Mexican and a friend he met in Hong Kong were now in isolation wards at another hospital, he said. Tsang said he had accepted the recommendation of government health experts to seal off the Metropark hotel in Wanchai district where the Mexican was staying. Dozens of police wearing surgical masks stood guard both inside and outside the hotel late on Friday. Hotel guests were prevented from leaving while outsiders could not get in. \”I assure you the Hong Kong government will try its best to conquer the virus,\” Tsang said. \”At the present moment, I would prefer to do it more stringently instead of missing the opportunity to control the spread of the virus.\” Chow said the hotel had about 200 guests and over 100 staff and they would be quarantined for seven days. He urged those who were not in the hotel as well as taxi drivers who took the Mexican to the hotel and to hospital to report to authorities. The drastic action left some visitors distressed. Cinmei Sinaga from Indonesia was left standing for hours on the pavement with her eight-month-old daughter. \”I don\’t feel that they are doing anything to help me. I just need my passport but we cannot go to another hotel and my baby needs to sleep. I feel scared,\” she told Reuters. The affluent financial hub on the south coast of China is widely seen as one of the best-prepared Asian cities to deal with the new H1N1 flu virus, given its experience in handling sporadic outbreaks of H5N1 avian flu, as well as SARS in 2003 which killed 299 people. The order to seal off the Metropark hotel brought back memories of how SARS started in Hong Kong in February 2003. A doctor from mainland China who knew he had been infected with SARS had travelled to Hong Kong to try to seek medical help. But before he could get admitted to hospital, he infected eight people in a lift lobby of the Metropole hotel where he was staying. Some of them then went on to spread the disease in Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and Vietnam. To tackle the H1N1 flu virus, Hong Kong authorities have beefed up surveillance at airports and hospitals, improved public health response systems and stockpiled over 20 million doses of the anti-influenza drug Tamiflu.

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  6. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-05-01 16:43:36 - Russia

    Event ID: RUS-2020.05.01-107
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 16:42:57 [UTC]
    Area: Russia, Capital City Moscow
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    Two Russian women have been hospitalized in Moscow as suspected of influenza A/H1N1 after returning from the United States, the Interfax news agency reported Friday, citing Russia’s chief sanitary official. They “are in satisfactory condition,” said Gennady Onishchenko. “Both women are citizens of the Russian Federation. One of them arrived in Russia from New York yesterday, the other today. They had a high body temperature, and in compliance with our requirements, they were hospitalized,” said Onishchenko. The women had been sent to an infectious diseases hospital, and had taken influenza A/H1N1, formerly known as swine flu, tests, he added. “Since they are running temperatures, they are receiving necessary treatment. Both are in satisfactory condition,” Onishchenko said.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 2
    Infected (Conf.): 0
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  7. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-05-01 16:29:13 - Denmark

    Event ID: DNK-2020.05.01-106
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 16:28:08 [UTC]
    Area: Denmark, Capital City Copenhagen
    Status: Confirmed infection(s)
    Description:

    Denmark has confirmed its first case of H1N1 flu, a person infected in New York city, Jesper Fisker, head of Denmark”s Board of Health, said on Friday. Fisker told a news conference the person had been tested after complaining of flu-like symptoms during a Continental Airlines flight back to Denmark on April 29. He said the person had now nearly recovered but would remain in isolation until May 6. He said the person was receiving no treatment. Danish authorities say they are well prepared to handle any outbreak of the new strain of flu virus.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 1
    Quaranten: 0

  8. By Grippe porcine A H1N1 on May 1, 2020

    Premier cas confirmé de contamination humaine au Royaume-Uni
    Grippe A/H1N1 |

    L’homme infecté a contracté le virus au Royaume-Uni et non lors d’un voyage au Mexique, a annoncé vendredi le gouvernement écossais.

    Cet homme, Graeme Pacitti, a été en contact étroit avec un couple d’Ecossais contaminé lors d’un voyage de noces à Cancun, dans le sud du Mexique. Iain et Dawn Askham, qui avaient été les premiers cas confirmés au Royaume-Uni, ont depuis quitté l’hôpital.

    Un autre cas confirmé de cette maladie hautement contagieuse a par ailleurs été détecté dans le nord-ouest de l’Angleterre, portant à dix le nombre total de cas avérés au Royaume-Uni, a indiqué au même moment le ministère britannique de la Santé.

  9. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-05-01 14:54:04 - China

    Event ID: CHN-2020.05.01-104
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 14:53:09 [UTC]
    Area: China, Hong Kong Hong Kong
    Status: Confirmed infection(s)
    Description:

    Hong Kong’s leader says the territory has detected a case of swine flu, in Asia’s first confirmed instance of the disease. Donald Tsang told reporters Friday the patient is a Mexican citizen who developed a fever after arriving in Hong Kong via Shanghai on Thursday. Tsang said tests by both Hong Kong’s Department of Health and the University of Hong Kong confirmed the diagnosis. He said the patient has been isolated in a hospital and is in stable condition.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 1
    Quaranten: 0

  10. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-05-01 13:01:52 - South Korea

    Event ID: KOR-20090428-40
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 15:01:31 [UTC]
    Area: South Korea, Capital City Seoul
    Description:

    South Korean health authorities Friday reported two additional suspected cases of infections with the new variant of influenza A(H1N1), commonly known as swine flu. The report by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) caused concern that a human-to-human transmission of the highly contagious disease took place in the country, the national Yonhap news agency said. According to KCDC, a female patient in her 40s is being tested for having contracted the influenza A virus without travelling to affected countries. She lived with another woman who was reported Tuesday as the first probable case of swine flu in South Korea. The first patient, a 51-year-old woman, who returned from a trip to Mexico last weekend, has been quarantined at a hospital and is reportedly recovering. As of early Friday, 18 Koreans are still being tested for the virus as suspected cases and three people are categorized as probable cases, said the KCDC in its latest report. South Korea has restricted travels to Mexico, the epicentre of the outbreak, while tightening quarantines of pork imported from affected countries.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 4
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  11. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-05-01 13:00:24 - Mexico

    Event ID: MEX-20090425-2
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 15:00:08 [UTC]
    Area: Mexico, The Federal District Mexico City
    Description:

    Mexican authorities increased to 12 Thursday the number of dead of the new variant of influenza A(H1N1) in the country, as testing progresses on samples gathered since early April. Mexican Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos said in a press conference that a total of 260 people have been confirmed to have been infected with the new virus. The dead are four men and eight women, he said. Seven of the 12 died in Mexico City, four in the adjoining state of Mexico and one in the southern state of Oaxaca. Cordova Villalobos noted that 547 samples have been tested among all those suspected of involving the new variant of influenza A(H1N1), but he did not specify the total number of suspected cases. He said that the frequency of new cases in Mexico City is no longer increasing, but he noted that there is no clear picture for the rest of the country.

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  12. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    Germany reports first case of swine flu transmission
    2020.05.01 12:55:22 Germany

    German authorities said on Friday that a nurse who has not been in Mexico but who has treated a patient with swine flu, had contracted the virus but had since recovered. It is is the first time that the H1N1 virus has been contracted within Germany, the Bavarian health ministry said in a statement. The other three confirmed infections in Germany are in people who had recently been to Mexico, the suspected epicenter of the disease.

    At an emergency meeting in Luxembourg on Thursday, EU health ministers rejected a French proposal to suspend all air travel to Mexico. “In the current state of the situation, we are not yet taking this decision,” French Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot said, adding that the plan may be revisited in the future. Previously other countries such as Germany and Spain had balked at the flight ban proposal, considering it too drastic and having little value, considering the outbreak had already spread to four continents. European ministers also shot down an Italian proposal that member states should set up a “drug bank” of flu remedies and vaccines, saying that it was up to each member state to decide how best to deal with health problems. “I am very much in favor of the suggestion that every member state is responsible for having a sufficient supply of drugs,” Germany’s Health Minister Ulla Schmidt said as she arrived at the meeting. The question of whether EU member states should share information on their drugs supplies has long been a divisive one, setting EU member states at loggerheads during earlier scares over bird flu and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

    Don’t panic

    The hastily arranged meeting in Luxembourg came as a growing number of European countries announced swine flu infections. Dutch officials said a three-year-old child had become the first confirmed case in the Netherlands, while Irish authorities said they were investigating one likely infection in a young man who recently returned from Mexico. Swine flu cases are also being treated in Germany, Austria, Britain and Spain. The World Health Organization (WHO) said that, while it was clear the disease was spreading, it saw no evidence to suggest it should raise its pandemic alert to the highest level. The WHO’s six-stage flu alert is currently set at level five. EU Health Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou warned against panicking over the spread of the potentially deadly virus. “We have to be careful, we have to exercise vigilance, we should not panic, we have to be prepared,” Vassiliou said hours after the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned a pandemic was imminent. Her spokeswoman stressed that “we do not have any casualties at the EU level yet” and that all cases so far in Europe were “mildly affected and recovering.” She warned against drawing parallels with the situation in Mexico because the state of preparedness was much higher in Europe.

    Vaccine development

    “On Wednesday, EU health commissioner Vassiliou hosted representatives from a number of European pharmaceutical companies in Brussels, calling on them to develop a vaccine against the new form of swine flu as fast as possible. It’s something that we have to coordinate with member states, because the industry has to receive some directions from member states on what they want,” she said as she arrived in Luxembourg. Asked how long it could take to develop such a vaccine, she said that it would “most probably take several months.” Diplomats said EU health ministers also debated whether they could speed up their national drug-registration programs in order to approve a vaccine faster, once one is developed. WHO flu chief Keiji Fukuda told reporters that Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche has indicated it was stepping up production of its antiviral Tamiflu to deal with the infection. Known generically as oseltamivir, the drug has proven effective against the new strain. Fukuda said the United Nations agency has already released some of its own Tamiflu stockpiles to the developing countries deemed most in need, including Mexico.

    What’s in a name?

    The World Health Organization has announced it would stop using the term “swine flu” to avoid confusion over the danger posed by pigs. WHO spokesman Dick Thompson said the name change came after the agriculture industry and the UN food agency expressed concerns that the term “swine flu” was misleading consumers and needlessly causing countries to order the slaughter of pigs. “From today, WHO will refer to the new influenza virus as influenza A (H1N1),” he said.

  13. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-05-01 10:31:01 - Germany

    Event ID: DEU-20090428-52
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 12:30:36 [UTC]
    Area: Germany, Bavaria Regensburg
    Description:

    Germany has confirmed one more Influenza A/H1N1 (swine flu) case in southern state of Bavaria, a spokesperson for the Federal Health Ministry said on Friday. Germany has thus confirmed four Influenza A/H1N1 cases in total so far. The spokesperson said the new patient is a woman who had contacted with a previous-confirmed flu patient. All patients in the three previous-confirmed cases in Germany are tourists coming back from Mexico.

    Dead(s): 0
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    Infected (Conf.): 3
    Quaranten: 0

  14. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    Western Ore. University shuts down over possible swine flu case
    2020.05.01 10:27:46 State of Oregon, USA

    The president of Western Oregon University said Thursday evening his campus is shut down through Monday pending results of a test to determine whether a student there has the swine flu. “If we don’t know by Monday (of the test results), we will continue to keep the school closed for a longer period,” said University President John Minahan. “The idea is to keep as many people who have come in contact with him away from others so this doesn’t spread.”

    He told KATU all 1,300 plus students who live in the dorms have been asked to remain there for the next several days in order to reduce the likelihood of exposure. However, they are not being quarantined. The campus closure was recommended by the state health department. The male student in question lives in an off-campus apartment but may have had contact with many people in recent days, Minahan said. He was being treated off campus and told officials he had not traveled out of the country recently and had no idea how he contracted the virus, according to Minahan. The student tested positive for influenza A at the university’s student health center earlier in the week, and a specimen was sent to the state Public Health Lab. University officials were notified Thursday that the specimen would require further testing by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however there was a 95 percent or higher probability of the student having swine flu, Minahan said. Those test results are expected back on Monday. If they are positive, Minahan said, school officials are prepared to clean the entire campus. In the meantime, all classes and activities are canceled, including a Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship meet scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday on the campus, he said. Minahan sent an e-mail to the 5,300 student body and 700 faculty and staff on Thursday informing them of the suspected case. The Polk County Health Department is working with campus officials to determine who may have come in close contact with the student. The news came as state health officials earlier in the day confirmed a young Multnomah County woman likely had swine flu and three more Oregon cases were expected to be classified as probable cases as well. It was not immediately clear whether the case at Western Oregon University was one of the three officials were referring to.

  15. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-05-01 10:21:42 - USA

    Event ID: USA-20090430-95
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 12:19:40 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Texas Houston
    Description:

    Four Houston-area schools remain closed indefinitely and one will close today as the number of confirmed cases of swine flu statewide rose Thursday to 26, keeping parents on edge and health officials preaching hygiene. The confirmed cases locally involve a 10-year-old boy at Lyons Elementary in Houston; a teenage girl from Fort Bend County who attends the private Episcopal High School in Bellaire; and a male student at Yeager Elementary in the Cypress Fairbanks School District, the latest addition to the local list of confirmed cases. Cy-Fair officials on Thursday night announced today’s closing. Officials said they plan to reopen on Monday, pending approval from health leaders. “If no one else becomes ill by then, they will reopen,” said Rita Obey, with the Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services. Obey said the boy, whose age was not available, has been out of school all week and remained sick on Thursday. His symptoms first appeared on Saturday and he has not been hospitalized. Neither family members nor those he has been in contact with have shown symptoms of the virus, she said. Health authorities said the first two children now are feeling well — neither had to be hospitalized — but both their schools have been closed temporarily in case the virus has spread . “While we recognize this creates a hardship on families to do this, our goal is to protect as many people as possible,” said Dr. David Persse, Houston’s director of emergency medical services. How the children became infected is unclear. Officials said none had recently traveled to Mexico, the epicenter of the disease. The Houston Independent School District also has shut down Harvard Elementary and Hamilton Middle School, where two students are suspected of having swine flu. The two girls, 9 and 14, came into contact with someone confirmed to have the virus, Persse said. At the University of Houston-Downtown, officials on Thursday said a student has a “probable” diagnosis of swine flu. Officials expect test results today, the university said on its Web site. The student, who had traveled to Mexico recently, had the upper respiratory symptoms associated with the flu. aIn school districts, colleges and churches, officials are urging healthy habits — frequent hand washing, using tissues when sneezing and coughing, and skipping sips of wine from the common cup during Sunday Mass. “The most important point to remember,” HISD Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra said to parents, “is to consult your doctor or clinic if you or your children have any symptoms, and please do not send them to school.” School nurses have found themselves on the frontline of the outbreak, as cautious teachers refer more students to the clinic. “We’re the gatekeepers,” said Starla Reichek, a nurse at HISD’s Key Middle School. “When a child comes in, we’re assessing for swine flu. Everybody is on high alert.” Outside of schools, some hospital emergency rooms are reporting increased traffic. Bill Briggs, president of the Emergency Nurses Association, advises people with mild flu symptoms to call their doctors to discuss whether to make an appointment. “We have reports from all over the country that patients who are concerned that they have the flu — essentially the walking well — are coming in to be screened,” he said. “That will clog the emergency departments, which are already terribly overcrowded.” Parents should be more cautious with children, who can easily dehydrate, Briggs said. “The problem with this particular flu,” he said, “is we’re so early in the outbreak that we don’t know yet how contagious this is.” The number of confirmed cases of swine flu in Texas increased by 10 on Thursday. Most continue to be in Guadalupe County, where at least nine people have the virus, according to the state. “We’re talking about some very, very small numbers, but we’re being, I think, appropriately cautious,” Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday . Nationally, there have been at least 131 cases of confirmed swine flu, with the one U.S. death occurring in Houston, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Miguel Tejada Vazquez, a toddler from Mexico City who authorities said had underlying health problems, died Monday at Texas Children’s Hospital. The boy stayed in Brownsville for most of April and spent time at Houston’s Galleria mall on April 5, according to Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos. Houston health department spokesman Porfirio Villarreal said Galleria shoppers have no reason to worry. The school closures in Houston leave more than 3,500 students out of class. Statewide, about 25 school districts and charter schools have closed some campuses, based on reports to the Texas Education Agency. The 80,000-student Fort Worth district has shut down through May 11. “It’s like Hurricane Ike all over again,” Houston Heights mother Lesa McLeod said. “I appreciate that they are concerned about the kids, but it puts us into a serious scramble to figure out what we are going to do.” Districts are trying to wrap up the TAKS test, and colleges are preparing for final exams. “It’s coming down to the wire,” said John Antel, chief academic officer at the University of Houston. “We want our students to finish the semester, but we also want to protect their health and welfare by not contributing to the spread of this disease.”

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 2
    Infected (Conf.): 1
    Quaranten: 0

  16. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-05-01 10:12:13 - New Zealand

    Event ID: NZL-20090426-11
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 12:12:03 [UTC]
    Area: New Zealand, Northern Island Auckland
    Description:

    Another passenger from the flight that sparked New Zealand\’s swine flu scare has been confirmed to have the virus, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to four. Director of Public Health Mark Jacobs said this evening that another passenger from Air New Zealand flight NZ1 - which also carried the Rangitoto College pupils diagnosed with swine flu - had been confirmed as having influenza A (H1N1) The result was confirmed this afternoon by the World Health Organisation lab in Melbourne. The passenger - who is not from Rangitoto College - is being treated with Tamiflu and is in isolation at home. As well as the four confirmed cases, New Zealand also has 12 probable cases, 116 suspected cases and 388 people in isolation.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 128
    Infected (Conf.): 13
    Quaranten: 388

  17. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-05-01 10:10:18 - Japan

    Event ID: JPN-20090430-98
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 12:10:09 [UTC]
    Area: Japan, Capital City Narita International Airport Tokyo
    Description:

    Further examinations have confirmed that the 17-year-old Yokohama student was not infected with A/H1N1influenza virus, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Friday. The patient, who had been on a school trip in Canada\’s British Columbia Province on April 10-25, suffered from a fever and cough and underwent a medical checkup Thursday at a Yokohama municipal hospital. And he was therefore identified as the first suspected case of A/H1N1 influenza virus in Japan. Tests showed that the student has been infected only with a seasonal strain of the influenza virus, said the ministry.

    Dead(s):
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    Infected (Conf.):
    Quaranten:

  18. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    Indonesia issues travel advisory on influenza A/H1N1
    2020.05.01 10:08:49 Indonesia

    The Indonesian government on Friday issued a travel advisory for its citizens traveling in areas allegedly affected by influenza A/H1N1 alerting them from possible virus infection, an official said.

    “Indonesians traveling in Mexico and north America are advised to increase their alert on all possibilities from getting infected by swine flu that attacks human respiratory system,” Indonesian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Teuku Faizasyah told a press conference here Friday. For those who planned to go to the region, the Indonesian government called them to postpone their trip or alter their routes, he added. The travel advisory is part of government’s steps to prevent and anticipate the spreading of swine flu virus, he added. A/H1N1 influenza virus has been active in Mexico and north America since March this year. The virus is responsible for the death of almost 100 people in Mexico with 1,000 others suspected of suffering from the influenza

  19. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    Emergency declared as 2 more probable swine flu cases found
    2020.05.01 10:02:28 Wisconsin, USA

    Gov. Jim Doyle on Thursday declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin after two new probable cases of swine flu were reported in the state. The two people affected are young adults in Ozaukee and Sheboygan counties, said Seth Foldy, administrator of the state Division of Public Health, who joined Doyle at a news conference in Madison.

    The two new suspected cases of the H1N1 virus brought the total number in Wisconsin to five, including two in Milwaukee and one in Adams County. Several more schools were to close Friday in Milwaukee, in addition to the four closed Thursday. Doyle said his executive order will allow state health officials to suspend procurement regulations and other rules that could slow the dispensation of anti-viral medications to the public. The medications will be available to people who need them regardless of whether they have health insurance, Doyle said. He also said he has authorized the Wisconsin National Guard to use its resources as necessary to assist the state’s response to the outbreak. The declaration “will give public health officials the tools they need to respond to this challenge,” Doyle said.

    He also said he was not publicly calling for rallies, meetings and other large events planned statewide to be canceled. But, he added, “we are monitoring this hour by hour.” The Ozaukee County case involves a person who reported having flu-like symptoms after recently returning from Mexico, Ozaukee County Public Health Director Glenda Madlom said. The state Laboratory of Hygiene confirmed that the symptoms were due to swine flu, she said. Declining to say whether the person is a man or woman, Madlom said the person has been “confined since the onset of the illness.” She also declined to say if the person was at home or a health care facility. Madlom said her department is discussing how to handle up to 180 migrant workers from south Texas who soon will arrive in Belgium to work at canneries there and in Random Lake operated by Lakeside Foods. “We’re discussing with Lakeside on providing information to workers that will give some guidance on the signs and symptoms of the disease and what they need to do,” she said. Madlom said those discussions also might address the possibility of screening the workers for the presence of the disease.

    She suggested that anyone showing symptoms of the disease should stay home. Those symptoms include fever, body aches, runny nose and sore throat. In some cases, those symptoms might be accompanied by nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. By Thursday, state officials said they had sent more than 200 samples from Wisconsin to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for testing, with 182 found to be negative and results pending on 41. State officials hope to hear within 24 to 48 hours whether the five probable cases are confirmed, said Seth Boffeli, spokesman for the state Department of Health Services.

    Health workers treated

    In Milwaukee, a woman with probable swine flu was being treated at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, and some health care workers who came in contact with her later developed flu-like symptoms. Fewer than five health care workers developed symptoms and none was hospitalized, said Bruce Van Cleave, Aurora Health Care’s chief medical officer. “We are treating them appropriately,” Van Cleave said. Although the woman’s case had not been confirmed, swabs sent to the state showed that her flu type did not match any human flu strains, meaning it must have animal origins. It is up to the CDC to confirm that it’s swine flu. Tom Woller, vice president of pharmacy services for Aurora, said some workers began 10-day treatments of the anti-viral medication Tamiflu on Wednesday. They had treated the patient at St. Luke’s before test results identified that patient as a probable case of swine flu. Asked how many workers were given Tamiflu, he said: “We’re not sure. Quite a bit of work has to be done to track down who was working when.” Woller would not comment when asked if other patients were taking Tamiflu because of contact with the exposed employees. He did say: “That would certainly be something that we would be monitoring.” He added: “The message the public should get is that we’re taking appropriate measures. This is not a panic situation.”

    Hospitals see more cases

    Hospitals in the area are reporting an uptick of people showing up with flu symptoms. At Aurora facilities, there has been a small to moderate increase in the number of people with flu-like symptoms, but most of those cases have turned out to be not flu but something else, such as strep throat or a headache, Van Cleave said. The increase in cases is consistent with what might be seen at the beginning of a normal flu season. At Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare hospitals, emergency room visits are up about 15% to 20%, though the number of cases involving flu symptoms was not known, said spokeswoman Lori Holly. The number of people showing up at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Francis is a little higher, she said. She noted that the facility is on the south side, where several of the schools closed as of Thursday because of flu concerns are located. “Our phone calls to medical group offices have increased dramatically in the last day or so,” she said. In most cases, Holly said, people who have flu-like symptoms and have a known exposure, such as travel to Mexico, are being advised to come in. But the vast majority of the calls are coming from people who may have a cold or a scratchy throat and are calling to find out if they should be worried, she said.

    Call your doctor

    State and local health officials are advising people with flu symptoms such as fever and coughing to call their doctor’s office first rather than going directly to the office or an emergency department. Medical personnel are advising patients to come in if there is reason to suspect they might need to be tested. If someone has traveled in the last 10 days to Mexico or another area with confirmed cases, he or she is asked to come in for testing, Holly said. But a person’s travel history doesn’t matter if he or she develops flu-like symptoms, Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan K. Baker said Thursday. “The disease is here, and contact with someone with swine flu is what we’re concentrating on here,” Baker said at a news conference, where he was joined by Mayor Tom Barrett.

    Children show symptoms

    The two probable cases in Milwaukee are that of an adult and a child; a number of children with connections to the two cases are exhibiting symptoms of flu. Those children attend various Milwaukee Public Schools and are being monitored by health professionals, Baker said. Officials have not identified any of the people who might have swine flu, provided information on their conditions, or said whether they had been hospitalized or quarantined. The city’s chief medical director, Geof Swain, who joined Barrett and Baker at the news conference, said the date of onset for the illness is important because it gives officials information about the victims’ possible contacts. Meanwhile, with big crowds expected at Miller Park, the Milwaukee Brewers say it will be business as usual this weekend. A team spokesman said Thursday that the franchise was taking its direction on what to do about the swine flu outbreak from health agencies. So far, no decisions have been made about what to do about large gatherings where people are interacting.

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    Swine Flu: Mexico Claims Fewer New Cases
    2020.05.01 04:03:10 Mexico

    Mexico says the number of new swine flu cases in the country is slowing down, suggesting steps taken to curb the spread of the virus are working. However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged caution, saying there is insufficient evidence to tell if the outbreak is levelling off.

    So far, 168 people are suspected to have died from the H1N1 strain of swine flu in Mexico, although the authorities there put the number of confirmed deaths at 12. Mexicans have been told to stay away from work for five days after the WHO said a swine flu pandemic was “imminent”. President Felipe Calderon ordered non-essential government offices and private businesses to shut down to avoid further infection from the virus. The move came six days after all the country’s schools and theatres and museums in the capital Mexico City were closed. In other developments, EU nations have rejected a French proposal to ban flights to Mexico in a bid to limit the spread of swine flu in Europe. The move was suggested at an emergency summit of the EU’s 27 health ministers in Luxembourg. But the summit agreed to work “without delay” with drugmakers to develop a pilot vaccine to fight the virus.

    Swine flu cases have been confirmed in six European countries - Britain, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. It will be seven if tests on a man in the Irish Republic prove positive as expected. The new strain of flu has now spread to 13 countries. The others include the US and Canada, which has reported it first case of the virus being passed from person to person. In Washington, a World Bank chief has been diagnosed with swine flu in the first suspected case in the US capital. He had been on a business trip to Mexico. A member of an official US delegation to Mexico was also said to be displaying flu-like symptoms. Altogether more than 120 cases have been confirmed in 17 US states - over a quarter of the country. The figure includes 50 cases in New York, 26 in Texas and 14 in California where a state of emergency has been declared.

    Despite the increase the WHO says there is no reason to raise the flu threat level from five to the highest level of six. “That assessment holds steady and we do not have any evidence that we should move to phase six today” said WHO acting assistant director General Keiji Fukuda. The WHO raised the alert level from four to five on Wednesday, signalling a pandemic was close. A level six declaration would indicate the outbreak had grown into a pandemic, meaning it had reached global proportions. In Britain, there have been three new confirmed cases of swine flu, taking the total to eight.

  21. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-05-01 04:02:23 - USA

    Event ID: USA-2020.05.01-103
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 04:01:45 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Florida Orange County
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    Lab workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today are testing three cases, including one from Orange County, for the deadly swine flu virus. The samples from Orange, Lee and Brevard counties were sent by the state after preliminary tests showed they contain markers associated with swine flu. Dr. Kevin Sherin, director of the Orange County Health Department, said Gov. Charlie Crist told him the Orange County Emergency Operation Center needs to be upgraded to level 2 — or partial activation.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 3
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  22. By Grippe porcine humaine on May 1, 2020

    H1N1: les USA font le plein de médicaments

    Le nombre de cas confirmés de grippe porcine humaine aux Etats-Unis approchait les 120 jeudi, l’épidémie s’étendant dans 15 Etats. Les autorités ont annoncé dans la soirée l’achat de 13 millions de nouveaux traitements antiviraux.

    L’achat de ces médicaments est destiné à reconstituer les stocks stratégiques et à distribuer 400.000 de ces traitements au Mexique, épicentre de l’épidémie, a annoncé jeudi soir la secrétaire à la Santé Kathleen Sebelius.

    Le ministère de la Santé (HHS) compte dans ses stocks environ 50 millions de traitements antiviraux auxquels s’ajoutent 23 millions détenus par les Etats, a-t-elle précisé.

  23. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-05-01 03:35:54 - USA

    Event ID: USA-20090430-93
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 05:34:52 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Washington Seattle
    Description:

    King County health officials announced Thursday that seven more people — including six children — have likely been infected with swine flu, bringing the number of probable cases in the state to 13 and prompting the closure of more schools. In addition to Madrona K-8, which was closed Thursday for seven days, four more schools will be shut down in the region on Friday. They included two schools in Seattle: Aki Kurose Middle School and Stevens Elementary. \”There\’s a student at each school that the public health department has stated could potentially have swine flu,\” Seattle Public Schools spokesman David Tucker said. School officials were urging families to take precautionary measures, including washing hands and covering coughs. In addition to the newly diagnosed children, Fleming said a woman in her 20s is also suspected of having contracted the virus, officially called the H1N1 subtype of swine influenza A. He said all of the county\’s nine patients are improving. Fleming said while officials are still learning about the disease\’s transmission and severity levels, preliminary evidence is showing that it appears similar to typical seasonal influenza. He said indicators used to determine severity — school absentee rates and emergency-room admissions for respiratory problems — appear normal. Health-care providers are reporting an increase in patients seeking care for flu-like symptoms, but Fleming said that could be a result of the worldwide attention on the disease. He also said that the relatively high death rate in Mexico — one of the initial triggers for the pandemic alarm — is likely skewed, because of the underreporting of mild cases in that country. \”The key thing to understand here is we shouldn\’t have an undue sense of alarm,\” said Dr. Jeff Duchin, chief of Public Health\’s communicable disease control program.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 13
    Quaranten: 0

  24. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-05-01 03:33:36 - USA

    Event ID: USA-2020.05.01-102
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 03:32:47 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Connecticut Glastonbury
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    Connecticut officials say a sixth state resident has a probable case of swine flu. The state Department of Public Health says the person is an adult who lives in Glastonbury. A specimen from the person’s throat culture has been sent to the federal Centers for Disease Control for more testing. No confirmed cases of swine flu had been announced in Connecticut as of Thursday afternoon, but the CDC is also testing samples from five other people: two Fairfield University students, adults from Southbury and Stratford, and a child from Middlefield. All six of the patients with suspected cases are recovering and did not require hospitalization.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 6
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  25. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-05-01 03:32:14 - USA

    Event ID: USA-2020.05.01-101
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 03:31:42 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Virginia The area was not definied
    Status: Confirmed infection(s)
    Description:

    A man and a woman in Virginia are the state’s first two confirmed cases of H1N1 flu, the state health commissioner said on Thursday. The patients are an adult male from eastern Virginia and an adult female from central Virginia. Each had traveled to Mexico, both had mild illnesses, were not hospitalized and are recovering well, the commissioner said in a statement. Commissioner Karen Remley said the state expects to see more cases in Virginia given the size of its population, seasonal travel patterns and the ease with which the flu virus is spread.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 2
    Quaranten: 0

  26. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-05-01 03:17:41 - USA

    Event ID: USA-2020.05.01-100
    Date & Time: 2020.05.01 03:14:28 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Arizona Pima, Maricopa County
    Status: Confirmed infection(s)
    Description:

    The number of confirmed swine flu cases in Arizona rose to four on Thursday and health officials ordered two more Phoenix-area schools closed because a student at each was confirmed to have the virus. All the confirmed cases are in school-age children in Maricopa County who have either recovered or are recovering, officials said. Test results in 40 more suspected cases that were sent to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta are expected in the coming days. About half of those 40 pending cases are from Pima County, said Patti Woodcock, spokesperson for the Pima County Health Department. Woodcock said she expects to know as early as Thursday afternoon whether any of the Pima County cases are confirmed as swine flu.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 40
    Infected (Conf.): 4
    Quaranten: 0

  27. By nouvelle grippe A/H1N1 on May 1, 2020

    Le travail à distance - cas du télétravail

    En cas de pandémie, pour certains organismes, le travail à distance, dont le télétravail, pourra être une solution intéressante, dans la mesure où il limite les déplacements et les contacts. Il contribue à la poursuite du fonctionnement de l’entreprise, en protégeant des salariés.

    Organisé au préalable, le télétravail sera considéré, en situation de pandémie grippale, comme un aménagement temporaire du poste de travail destiné à réduire les risques de contamination sur le lieu du travail et dans les transports en commun.

    Modalités actuelles du télétravail

    Les modalités doivent être formalisées par un accord écrit entre le salarié et son employeur ; l’accord peut se matérialiser par un avenant au contrat de travail. Comme ce sujet concerne l’organisation du travail, les membres du comité d’entreprise ou les délégués du personnel sont consultés avant sa mise en œuvre.
    Le télétravailleur s’engage à fournir un travail similaire à celui qu’il fournirait dans son entreprise en temps normal. Mais il ne peut se voir imposer de recevoir des clients ou du public, s’il exécute les tâches à domicile.
    Quel que soit le lieu d’exécution de son travail, le salarié continue à bénéficier des services collectifs et des prestations sociales que lui garantit son contrat de travail initial.

    Le matériel nécessaire

    Le code du travail stipule que c’est à l’employeur de fournir, d’installer et d’entretenir les équipements de travail. Il en va de même pour le télétravail : le matériel est prêté par l’entreprise au télétravailleur, qui l’utilise et en prend soin. En cas de vol, le salarié doit aussitôt avertir sa hiérarchie. Si le travailleur utilise son propre équipement, l’employeur en assure l’adaptation et l’entretien.

  28. By nouvelle grippe A/H1N1 on May 1, 2020

    Poursuivre son activité professionnelle ?

    Lors d’une pandémie grippale, dès lors que l’employeur aura pris les mesures d’hygiène et de sécurité nécessaires et adaptées, il n’y aura pas -en principe- de raison pour le salarié de ne pas rester au travail ou de ne pas aller travailler.

    Toutefois, si vous ressentez les premiers symptômes de la grippe sur votre lieu de travail, il vous faudra rapidement quitter votre lieu de travail pour aller consulter un médecin. Il pourra s’agir, s’il y en a sur place, du médecin d’entreprise, qui, si nécessaire, vous prescrira un arrêt de travail, ou à défaut de votre médecin. Avant de quitter l’entreprise, vous devrez en informer votre hiérarchie afin d’éviter de vous mettre en infraction vis-à-vis de la législation du travail.

    En revanche, si vous décidiez de ne pas venir travailler de votre propre initiative, sans justification médicale, votre attitude pourrait constituer une infraction et pourrait ne pas donner droit à la perception du salaire ou de l’indemnité journalière. De manière plus générale, pour les absences et les salaires, il conviendra de se référer au droit commun du travail.

    Le dialogue au sein de l’entreprise devra permettre de résoudre au mieux les problèmes pratiques causés par la pandémie (garde d’enfant ou de proche malade …). Il s’agira de respecter les droits et la sécurité de chacun, tout en participant au fonctionnement de l’entreprise.

  29. By nouvelle grippe A/H1N1 on May 1, 2020

    Sport, spectacles et loisirs

    Comme pour la vie associative, les pratiques sportives et culturelles peuvent offrir un soutien moral important dans une situation de pandémie. Elles devront néanmoins faire l’objet d’aménagements, qui permettront à chacun d’observer les règles d’hygiène essentielles.

    Vous pourrez continuer à pratiquer des sports individuels (course, marche, vélo…). Concernant la pratique des sports collectifs, des indications seront donnés en fonction des caractéristiques sanitaires réelles du virus. Il faudra de toute façon respecter les règles d’hygiène dans les vestiaires et les zones des complexes sportifs qui peuvent générer une certaine proximité entre personnes.

    Pour éviter la contamination entre les personnes et la dissémination du virus, les spectacles, les concerts, les projections cinématographiques, les manifestations sportives pourront être annulés.

  30. By nouvelle grippe A/H1N1 on May 1, 2020

    Cafés et restaurants

    Si vous êtes en bonne santé, vous pourrez sortir prendre un verre ou manger au restaurant. Evitez cependant les grands dîners ou banquets. Restaurants et cafés devraient poursuivre leurs activités en les aménageant ; informez-vous sur les mesures prises par les établissements pour limiter la contagion.

    Au restaurant, que manger ?

    Lors d’une pandémie grippale, vous pourrez continuer à manger de tout. Toutefois, la chaîne d’approvisionnement pourra être perturbée en situation de pandémie. Cela se traduira éventuellement par une moins grande variété de plats proposés dans les restaurants.

    Quelles règles à respecter ?

    Au restaurant et au café, il conviendra d’observer les règles mises en place par les établissements.
    Les tables seront plus espacées, ou bien le nombre de chaises à chaque table sera adapté, afin de respecter la distance de protection sanitaire de 2 mètres, nécessaire entre les personnes pour éviter au maximum la contagion.

  31. By nouvelle grippe A/H1N1 on May 1, 2020

    Aller à la poste ou à la banque

    Dans les bureaux de poste et aux guichets des banques

    Au plus fort de la pandémie, il faudra vous attendre à ce que certains bureaux et guichets soient fermés. De manière générale, ne vous y rendez qu’en cas d’absolue nécessité : vous limiterez ainsi les files d’attente, qui sont des lieux de propagation des virus. Avant de vous déplacer, téléphonez d’abord pour savoir si le bureau ou le guichet fonctionne et, le cas échéant, si votre problème ne peut être réglé à distance ou différé

    Il vous sera également conseillé d’utiliser les distributeurs et guichets automatiques pour réaliser vos opérations lorsque cela sera possible, ou bien les services sur Internet.

  32. By nouvelle grippe A/H1N1 on May 1, 2020

    Dans la rue, les parcs et les squares

    La vie sociale devra poursuivre son cours, et vous ne devrez pas craindre de sortir dans la rue ou de prendre l’air dans les parcs et squares. En revanche, il faudra penser à vous équiper avant de sortir de chez vous (mouchoirs, masque anti-projections et lingettes) et respecter les règles d’hygiène à l’extérieur.

    Dans la rue

    Que ce soit pour faire quelques courses, se rendre au travail, chez le médecin ou dans tout autre endroit qui nécessite un déplacement à pied, vous devrez prendre les précautions suivantes :
    - essayez dans la mesure du possible d’éviter les rues ou les quartiers à forte concentration humaine ;
    - respectez une certaine hygiène : après usage, jeter vos mouchoirs dans les poubelles, tenir vos distances le plus possible des autres passants, sans oublier de porter un masque anti-projections ;
    - ne crachez pas par terre (les projections risquent malencontreusement d’atteindre quelqu’un) mais dans un mouchoir.

    Dans les parcs et squares

    Rester enfermé chez soi n’est jamais très sain, physiquement comme moralement. Si vous souhaitez aller de temps en temps dans un parc ou un square, n’ayez pas peur des oiseaux ou des animaux domestiques que promèneront leurs propriétaires. Ils ne peuvent pas vous contaminer. Il conviendra néanmoins d’observer l’hygiène habituelle, comme dans la rue.
    Les sorties dans les squares ou parcs concernent particulièrement les enfants qui ont besoin de dépenser leur énergie à l’air libre. Il se pourrait toutefois que certaines installations de jeux soient fermées, interdites, afin d’éviter trop de contacts entre les enfants.

  33. By nouvelle grippe A/H1N1 on May 1, 2020

    L’hygiène à l’extérieur

    A l’extérieur du domicile, il faudra rester prudent. En effet, s’il est plutôt facile d’identifier les personnes malades chez soi et de prendre les mesures qui s’imposent, c’est plus délicat hors du domicile.

    Poursuivre une vie sociale restera important, aussi prendre quelques précautions sera nécessaire.

    Sortir de chez soi, prendre l’autobus ou le train, poursuivre une activité sportive ou culturelle… seront autant de moments qui requerront le respect des règles d’hygiène essentielles : limitation des contacts physiques, port du masque, lavage des mains, mouchage, nettoyage des objets, traitement des déchets (cf. Fiches 2).

    Vous veillerez particulièrement à :
    - conserver une distance de protection sanitaire de sécurité (2 mètres) avec les autres afin d’éviter tout risque de contamination ;
    - éviter de serrer les mains ou d’embrasser si vous êtes amené à rencontrer quelqu’un ;
    - se munir de mouchoirs en papier avant de sortir et ne pas les jeter sur la voie publique après usage ;
    - se laver régulièrement les mains (prévoir des lingettes) ;
    - porter un masque si vous êtes malade, pour ne pas contaminer les autres ;
    - porter un masque si vous n’êtes pas malade pour vous protéger.

  34. By nouvelle grippe A/H1N1 on May 1, 2020

    Recevoir chez soi

    Même s’il sera préférable de différer les grandes réunions festives ou familiales et de refuser autant que possible les invitations, une pandémie ne signifiera pas un isolement absolu : la vie sociale devra poursuivre son cours.

    En l’absence de malade au domicile, les visites des proches (familles, amis, voisins) seront possibles, si chacun connaît et respecte les règles d’hygiène qui contribuent à limiter la propagation du virus.

    Si un membre de la famille est malade, les visites qui lui seront faites se limiteront à ses proches, aux professionnels de santé et aux aides familiales qui se protègeront en portant un masque et en se lavant les mains.

    De manière générale, les services à domicile (personnels de ménage, gardes d’enfant, plombiers, électriciens, livreurs, kinésithérapeutes, infirmièr(e)s libérales…) seront maintenus le mieux possible. Ces intervenants devront respecter les mêmes règles d’hygiène

  35. By nouvelle grippe A/H1N1 on May 1, 2020

    Eau, électricité, téléphone, courrier

    Si le virus grippal s’avère très virulent, l’économie pourrait être provisoirement désorganisée du fait de taux d’absentéisme importants au sein des entreprises, des administrations et des associations… Des mesures ont été prises par les distributeurs et les fournisseurs pour assurer la satisfaction des besoins essentiels des particuliers en cas de pandémie.

    Eau L’eau continuera à être distribuée à votre robinet comme en temps normal. Aucun risque particulier à sa consommation n’est à craindre.

    Electricité et gaz Les producteurs/distributeurs d’électricité et de gaz ont élaboré des plans de continuité de leurs activités afin de maintenir les approvisionnements en électricité et en gaz.

    Téléphonie et Internet Vous pourrez toujours téléphoner et utiliser Internet : le fonctionnement des réseaux sera assuré. Pour éviter leur saturation, il sera néanmoins préférable de reporter ses appels en fin de journée ou en début de soirée lorsque cela sera possible.

    Services clients et intervention à domicile Tous les efforts seront portés vers le maintien des réseaux et leur bon fonctionnement ; les installations nouvelles seront limitées. Vous ne devrez contacter les services clients qu’en cas de réelle nécessité.
    Certaines interventions à domicile, comme par exemple le relevé des compteurs d’eau, pourront être momentanément suspendues.

    Distribution du courrierLors du pic de la pandémie, essayez de n’expédier des colis ou du courrier qu’en cas de nécessité absolue. Les services pourraient être perturbés par manque de personnel.
    La distribution de votre courrier sera assurée tous les jours. Cependant, il n’est pas à exclure, qu’en cas de difficultés exceptionnelles, une distribution plus espacée dans le temps soit mise en place, voire que le service soit momentanément interrompu.
    Afin de limiter la contagion, le courrier sera déposé uniquement dans les boîtes à lettres et non remis en main propre.

  36. By nouvelle grippe A/H1N1 on May 1, 2020

    Alimentation

    Lors d’une pandémie grippale, vous pourrez continuer à manger de tout, à condition de respecter les règles d’hygiène.

    L’approvisionnement des lieux de vente alimentaire continuera à se faire dans les conditions normales. Il se pourra néanmoins que, au plus fort de la pandémie, certains produits soient plus difficiles à trouver, mais, en tout état de cause, il ne devrait pas y avoir de pénurie alimentaire.

    Dans tous les cas, vous pourrez manger de tout, la nourriture n’est pas une voie de contamination pour le virus grippal.

    Il conviendra cependant de prendre les précautions d’hygiène habituelles, lorsque vous préparerez les repas. Le lavage rigoureux des mains sera primordial avant et après les préparatifs. Un malade ne devra pas, sauf exception, cuisiner les plats qui seront ensuite servis à l’ensemble de la famille.

  37. By nouvelle grippe A/H1N1 on May 1, 2020

    Le virus, la transmission, les traitements

    Qu’appelle-t-on virus de la grippe « porcine » A/H1N1 (ou nouveau virus de la grippe) ?

    La grippe dite grippe « porcine » est une infection humaine par un virus grippal qui infecte habituellement les porcs. Dans l’épidémie actuelle, les virus isolés chez les malades sont des virus qui appartiennent à la famille A/H1N1.

    Dans le cas présent, ce n’est pas une grippe porcine. C’est une infection à un virus qui s’est développé chez le porc mais qui maintenant se transmet d’homme à homme.

    Ce virus est différent du virus H1N1 de grippe saisonnière, virus d’origine humaine qui circule habituellement.

    Comment se propage la grippe « porcine » ?

    Dans le cadre de l’épidémie actuelle, la transmission se fait de la même manière que celle d’une grippe saisonnière :

    * par la voie aérienne, c’est-à-dire la dissémination dans l’air du virus par l’intermédiaire de la toux, de l’éternuement ou des postillons ;
    * par le contact rapproché avec une personne infectée par un virus respiratoire (lorsqu’on l’embrasse ou qu’on lui serre la main) ;
    * par le contact avec des objets touchés et donc contaminés par une personne malade (exemple : une poignée de porte).

    Quels sont les symptômes des cas humains de grippe « porcine » A/H1N1 ?

    Les symptômes de la grippe « porcine » A/H1N1 chez l’homme sont, dans la majeure partie des cas, les mêmes que ceux de la grippe saisonnière : fièvre, courbatures, toux et fatigue notamment.

    Quelle est la période d’incubation de la grippe « porcine » ?

    La période d’incubation est de 7 jours maximum.

    Comment se protéger de la grippe « porcine » ?

    La transmission du virus de la grippe se fait principalement par voie aérienne (par le biais de la toux, de l’éternuement ou des postillons) mais peut également être manu portée (transmission par les mains et les objets contaminés). Il faut donc éviter tout contact avec une personne malade, se laver régulièrement les mains au savon et/ou avec une solution hydroalcoolique.

    Peut-on attraper la grippe « porcine » en mangeant du porc ?

    Le virus de l’animal ne survit pas à la cuisson.

    Les antiviraux sont-ils efficaces ? Quand sont-ils prescrits ?

    Les experts américains ont réalisé des tests sur les souches isolées aux Etats-Unis à ce jour. L’Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) et le Zanamivir (Relenza) sont efficaces sur ces virus. Les tests sur les souches mexicaines sont en cours mais les antiviraux devraient également être efficaces.

    Les antiviraux sont prescrits par un professionnel de santé après consultation et diagnostic, dès l’apparition des premiers symptômes grippaux.

    Les antiviraux sont-ils efficaces chez les enfants ?

    Il existe bien entendu un traitement antiviral pour les enfants (antiviraux sous forme pédiatrique) qui sera prescrit en cas de besoin par un professionnel de santé.

    Le traitement ne peut cependant être que symptomatique (traitement des symptômes de la maladie) chez les enfants de moins de un an.

    Si vous pensez que votre enfant peut présenter les symptômes de la grippe « porcine » A/H1N1 (courbatures, toux, fatigue, notamment) vous devez contacter votre médecin traitant ou le centre 15.

    Existe-t-il un vaccin pour se protéger de cette forme humaine de grippe « porcine » A/H1N1 ?

    Pour l’instant, il n’existe pas de vaccin contre ce nouveau virus. Selon les experts qui étudient ce virus, rien ne permet d’affirmer pour le moment que le vaccin saisonnier soit efficace contre ce nouveau virus.

    La mise à disposition de la souche pour la fabrication du vaccin s’opèrera sous la responsabilité de l’OMS. La souche, une fois préparée, sera mise à disposition des industriels pour la fabrication du vaccin. Un délai de plusieurs semaines à plusieurs mois sera nécessaire pour que le vaccin soit disponible.

    Peut-on / doit-on se faire prescrire du Tamiflu avant de partir au Mexique ?

    Avant de partir, vous pouvez prendre contact avec votre médecin traitant ou avec un centre de vaccination international pour optimiser la préparation sanitaire de votre voyage. Ces professionnels de santé pourront, si besoin est et en fonction de recommandations sanitaires officielles, évaluer la nécessiter de vous prescrire un antiviral.

    Quels sont les différents types de masques disponibles pour se protéger ?

    Il existe deux 2 types de masques :

    * Le masque type chirurgical est destiné à éviter, lors de l’expiration de celui qui le porte, la projection de sécrétions (postillons) pouvant infecter son entourage. Il permet ainsi d’éviter que l’entourage du malade ne soit contaminé.
    * Le masque de protection respiratoire (masque FFP2), qui est en fait un appareil de protection respiratoire jetable filtrant contre les particules, est destiné à protéger celui qui le porte contre l’inhalation d’agents infectieux transmissibles par voie aérienne. Il est principalement destiné aux professionnels de santé et aux personnes en contact régulier et rapproché avec des malades.

  38. By nouvelle grippe A/H1N1 on May 1, 2020

    La France est passée en situation « 5A »

    Après le passage de l’OMS en phase 5, la France est officiellement passée en situation “5A” de son plan national. La situation “5A” correspond à une transmission interhumaine d’un virus grippal dans au moins deux pays non limitrophes d’un même continent.

  39. By Grippe porcine on May 1, 2020

    La grippe porcine continue de se propager à travers le monde, selon l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) qui a confirmé mercredi 114 cas vérifiés en laboratoire.

    Selon les derniers chiffres publiés par l’OMS, jusqu’au mercredi soir à 18H00 GMT, neuf pays ont officiellement rapporté 148 cas humains d’infection du virus de la grippe porcine, dont 91 confirmés aux Etats-Unis. Le Mexique a rapporté sept cas mortels confirmé, et les Etats-Unis ont rapporté un décès.

    CAS CONFIRMES

    MEXIQUE : Des responsables de la santé au Mexique ont déclaré que 99 cas de grippe porcine ont été confirmés. Huit des cas confirmés sont déjà morts.

    ETATS-UNIS : Les Centres américains de contrôle et de prévention des maladies (CDC) ont confirmé mercerdi qu’un bébé de 23 mois est mort du virus H1N1 au Texas, le premier décès confirmé de la grippe porcine dans le pays. La maladie touche au moins 91 personnes dans dix Etats.

    CANADA : 19 cas confirmés (quatre en Nouvelle-Ecosse et sept en Ontario).

    ESPAGNE : Le ministère espagnol de la Santé a déclaré jeudi que 10 cas de grippe porcine ont été recensés dans le pays, dont le premier cas d’un malade contaminé alors qu’il n’avait pas voyagé au Mexique. Plus de 70 cas suspects sont en observation dans le pays.

    ALLEMAGNE : La ministre allemande de la Santé Ulla Schmidt a confirmé jeudi trois nouveaux cas présumés de grippe porcine, portant le nombre total de cas suspects dans le pays à 10. L’Institut Robert-Koch a confirmé mercredi matin trois cas de grippe porcine : deux en Bavière (sud), un près de Hambourg (nord).

    GRANDE-BRETAGNE : au moins 5 cas avérés. 76 personnes sous observation.

    NOUVELLE-ZELANDE : trois cas confirmés, 13 “probables”, 104 autres personnes soupçonnées d’être atteintes de la grippe porcine ont été mises en quarantaine.

    ISRAEL : deux cas confirmés mardi : un homme de 26 ans mis en quarantaine à Netanya et un homme de 40 ans à Kfar Sava.

    COSTA RICA : Deux cas confirmés. 50 autres personnes sous observation.

    SUISSE : L’Office fédéral de la santé publique (OFSP) a annoncé jeudi qu’un premier cas de grippe porcine a été découvert en Suisse, alors que 29 cas suspects sont en cours d’examen.

    AUTRICHE : Un cas confirmé.

    CAS NON CONFIRMES

    AUSTRALIE : 128 personnes sous la surveillance.

    COLOMBIE : 59 suspects sous l’observation, dont 10 ont la grande probabilité d’être infectés par le virus.

    BRESIL : 36 personnes sont en observation.

    CHILI : 24 cas présumés de grippe porcine sous observation.

    ITALIE : 20 cas suspects de la grippe porcine.

    COREE DU SUD : 17 cas suspects.

    AFRIQUE DU SUD : premier cas suspect de grippe porcine rapporté jeudi. Il s’agit d’un homme rentrée récemment du Mexique ayant présenté des symptômes de grippe. Le premier signalé sur le continent africain.

    D’autres pays ont signalé aussi des cas suspects : cinq en Suède, cinq en Danemark, trois en Irlande, quatre au Salvador, trois au Guatemala, un en Autriche, un en Thaïlande, un en Roumanie, un en Croatie, un en Finlande.

  40. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 21:38:24 - Canada

    Event ID: CAN-20090428-46
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 23:38:04 [UTC]
    Area: Canada, Quebec Ottawa
    Description:

    Quebec\’s Public Health Agency has confirmed the province\’s first case of swine flu. Director Dr. Alain Poirier said a man from the Montreal area who recently travelled to Mexico has contracted the strain of influenza virus currently circulating in several countries and believed to have originated in Mexico. The man is home now with a mild case of the flu. Poirier said public health officials are also tracking three other suspicious infections that may have been caused by the same virus, which has been identified as a new strain of a type A swine influenza virus of the subtype known as H1N1. Health officials said they aren\’t surprised the virus has reached Quebec but called for calm and said preparations are in place. \”The major emphasis that we have — because we do expect it — is to minimize the transmission and certainly to minimize the transmission to our health care workers,\” said Dr. Mark Mille at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. \”We must protect our health-care workers, at all costs.\” Expanded quarantine facilities will be ready by the end of the week at the Jewish General, he said. In the worst-case scenario, the ambulance garage can be converted to house extra patients. Schools in the Montreal area are taking measures to ensure students have the least possible chance of contracting the flu. Laurier MacDonald High School officials cancelled a weekend trip to New York for 48 students and six teachers, who were scheduled to leave Friday.

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  41. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 21:19:50 - Canada

    Event ID: CAN-20090426-15
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 23:19:30 [UTC]
    Area: Canada, British Columbia BC-wide
    Description:

    Five new cases of swine flu have been confirmed in B.C., the provincial Ministry of Health said on Thursday, bringing the number of cases in the province to 11. Two of the cases involve children, and the rest are young adults, officials from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control confirmed. All of the cases have been mild and the people are either recovered or are recovering. So far, only one case of human-to-human secondary transmission has been confirmed in B.C. All the other cases involved people who recently travelled to Mexico or to California, officials said.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 11
    Quaranten: 0

  42. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 21:16:59 - Mexico

    Event ID: MEX-20090425-2
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 23:16:11 [UTC]
    Area: Mexico, The Federal District Mexico City
    Description:

    Mexico City officials on Thursday reported two new deaths with symptoms consistent with theA/H1N1 flu, bringing the total number of such deaths to 28 in the capital city. Five of the deaths have been confirmed by laboratory tests to be caused by the new strain of deadly virus, the officials added. A total of 115 people are now hospitalized with the flu, the same number as in the previous day, as 18 people were newly admitted with flu symptoms, but 16 were discharged upon recovery and two others died in hospital. \”The figures tell us we are heading towards a stabilization stage,\” Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon told reporters. \”Our worry had been that we would have a large number of people already infected with a tendency towards (accelerated) growth. With the measures we have taken and with citizens\’ participation we have not had this exponential growth in infections.\” During the last 24 hours, Mexico City medical centers received 13,339 people, of whom 194 proved to have swine flu symptoms, including the 18 newly hospitalized. This represents a sharp drop from the day-earlier figure of 320, and the Sunday peak number of 351. \”We must not be too complacent, because tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday and Monday we have to be checking the figures and what results we have seen,\” the mayor said. City officials estimate the virus has a 10-day incubation period, and the first virus alert was issued in the evening of April 21. \”We must realize that we will not overcome this virus this week,\” the mayor noted. \”We will have to live with it for some time, and so we will have to take measure to revive the economy, equip our health infrastructure properly and support the city.\” Federal government data showed that Mexico City is the worst hit area with 83 confirmed swine flu cases. Over 170 people have died with symptoms consistent with the deadly flu — high body temperature, breathing difficulties, headaches and muscular pain -but only 12 of these cases have so far tested positive for the new disease, in part due to a bottleneck in testing during the early days of the outbreak. As of Wednesday, federal government laboratories had the capability to test 65 samples every six hours.

    Dead(s): 178
    Infected (Susp.): 13339
    Infected (Conf.): 1311
    Quaranten: 0

  43. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 21:14:09 - USA

    Event ID: USA-20090425-8
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 23:14:01 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Texas Texas-wide
    Description:

    Confirmed cases of swine flu have risen to 26 in the U.S. state of Texas, including a toddler from Mexico City who died Monday from the disease in a Houston hospital, health authorities said Thursday. According to data released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas, which borders Mexico where the virus was believed to have caused more than 159 deaths and many more illnesses, currently has the second most swine flu cases in the United States, following New York City, which has 50 cases. Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a disaster declaration for the entire state on Wednesday, after the death of the 23-month-old Mexican toddler, the first human swine flu fatality in the United States and also the first outside of Mexico. The disaster declaration \”will move Texas to higher state of alert and release resources to address the spread of the virus,\” said Perry. The governor said the CDC has approved his request for more anti-viral medication from the state\’s allotment in the national stockpile, making about 1.7 million doses available to Texas. More Texas schools were being closed on Wednesday and Thursday after new cases of swine flu were confirmed in students on their campus. Special Olympics Texas also reportedly canceled its spring games across the state amid concerns about swine flu.

    Dead(s): 1
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 26
    Quaranten: 0

  44. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 20:25:59 - USA

    Event ID: USA-2020.04.30-99
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 20:25:28 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Tennessee Collierville
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    A second possible case of swine flu has been reported in Tennessee. Public health officials announced Thursday that a youngster at Incarnation Catholic School in Collierville, a Memphis suburb, is believed to have contracted the disease. Medical tests at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital indicate the child has swine flu. The tests must be confirmed, however, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The Collierville school has been closed for seven days, based on CDC guidelines. Officials announced Wednesday in Williamson County that a child in Middle Tennessee is also believed to have swine flu. That child’s school, Harding Academy in Davidson County, also has been closed.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 2
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  45. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 09:48:32 - Israel

    Event ID: ISR-20090426-12
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 11:48:03 [UTC]
    Area: Israel, HaKeMaz Netanya
    Description:

    Israeli health officials have confirmed two swine flu cases with four other suspected cases testing negative for the virus. After a sixth Israeli was hospitalized with swine flu symptoms, Israel\’s Health Ministry issued a statement declaring that all but two suspected patients had tested negative. The first confirmed case is 26-year-old Tomer Vajim, who was hospitalized after flu-like symptoms became apparent following a trip to Mexico. The second confirmed case is a 49-year-old man who suffered from a high temperature and other flu-like symptoms. Both patients are in good condition and are kept in isolation only to prevent a further spread of the new strain of pig, avian and human influenza. Four more cases were reported with flu-like symptoms in Israel, but lab results confirmed that they were not infected with the virus. Swine flu had sparked controversy in Israel before. Deputy health minister, Yakov Litzman, a member of an ultra-religious party, said earlier this week that the name \”swine flu\” should not be used, as it contains the name of an animal banned by Judaism. Instead, he said, the authorities should call the virus sweeping the globe \”Mexican Flu.\” That, however, did not sit well with either Mexico\’s ambassador to Israel or the Jewish state\’s envoy to Mexico. They hav maintained the name “Swine Flu.”

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  46. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 20:21:36 - Japan

    Event ID: JPN-2020.04.30-98
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 20:20:16 [UTC]
    Area: Japan, Capital City Narita International Airport Tokyo
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    The first suspected case of swine flu has been detected in Japan, the Japanese Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said late Thursday night. The patient is subjected to further examination to determine whether he is infected with the new type of influenza, the ministry said. On Thursday, a female Japanese passenger who arrived at Japan’s Narita international airport tested positive for the type A influenza in a preliminary examination. The woman passenger, a Japanese national who traveled on a Northwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles, was sent to Japanese Red Cross Narita Hospital.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 1
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  47. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 20:19:39 - USA

    Event ID: USA-20090428-41
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 22:19:26 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of New Jersey Trenton
    Description:

    New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine said on Thursday that five cases of H1N1 influenza have been confirmed in New Jersey residents after the state received test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Four of the five infected people recently traveled to Mexico and the fifth to California, Corzine said in a statement. They were aged between 10 and 47. None were hospitalized and all were recovering at home, the statement said.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 5
    Quaranten: 0

  48. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 20:17:40 - USA

    Event ID: USA-2020.04.30-97
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 20:16:37 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Oregon Multnomah Portland
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    A Multnomah Co. woman with a connection to an ill person in Mexico probably contracted swine influenza, state officials said, and three other cases were being tested in Oregon labs. “This is real. This is now, in Oregon,” said Oregon Health Director Mel Kohn. Risk factors identified with the deadly swine flu variant were identified in an adult female in Multnomah County, public health officials announced Thursday. The woman experienced flu-like symptoms after having come into contact with an ill person from Mexico, Multnomah Co. Health Officer Gary Oxman said. Oxman did not elaborate on how or where the woman contracted swine flu. He said she became ill Sunday, April 26, but went to work on Monday. She was not hospitalized and is recovering normally. The woman had been in contact with someone who had recently traveled to Mexico, Dr. Kohn said, and she was likely exposed to it there. Spread of swine flu to the Pacific Northwest had been expected for days by public health authorities.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 4
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  49. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 20:14:05 - USA

    Event ID: USA-20090430-91
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 22:13:21 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Colorado Douglas and Arapahoe counties
    Description:

    The state health department has announced there are two confirmed cases of swine flu in Colorado. They are in Douglas and Arapahoe counties. The victim from Arapahoe county is a woman in her 30s who went on a cruise to Mexico and spent several days in San Diego. She has not been hospitalized. The Douglas county victim is a man in his 40s who is a baggage handler at Denver International Airport. He was hospitalized, but is expected to be released today. The Chief Medical Officer Ned Calonge of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said in a news conference Thursday that there are a few cases still being tested, aside from the two confirmed cases of the swine flu (H1N1 flu). Those test results are due back later Thursday. “There are other lab specimens from patients in the pipeline that may confirm additional cases of H1N1 flu in the days and weeks to come,” said Calonge. “If there is evidence of a cluster of H1N1 flu cases that would warrant protective public health measures, we are prepared to employ social distancing measures that would help protect people from coming in contact with individuals who may be contagious.” “As I said on Sunday and Monday, we fully expected to identify Colorado cases of H1N1 flu,” said Ned Calonge, the state’s chief medical officer at the department. “This doesn’t change the state’s approach to the H1N1 flu outbreak. Health officials say if you feel any flu-like symptoms, stay home for seven days after the onset of symptoms. The symptoms of swine flu in people are expected to be similar to the symptoms of regular human seasonal influenza and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people with swine flu also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Do not go to work or school if you have any of those symptoms. Some area hospitals are taking special precautions with patients. Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo has begun pre-screening all patients coming into the hospital. They ask you why you\’re there and your symptoms and if any of those are flu-like symptoms, patients are given a mask and put in an isolated area. Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs tells 11 News they are posting signs at all of their facilities, asking patients with flu-like symptoms to put on a mask before entering the hospital. The case from DIA is a reminder that there are potential exposures in public places. Frequent hand washing or the use of hand sanitizers can protect people who are interacting in public places and prevent the spread of illness. Swine flu is passed from person to person, Calonge said, and is not contracted from pigs or by eating pork. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has established a Joint Information Center, which will be staffed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, to coordinate updates.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 2
    Quaranten: 0

  50. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 20:12:13 - USA

    Event ID: USA-2020.04.30-96
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 20:11:23 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of District of Columbia Washinton D.C.
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    The World Bank says one of its employees who works in Washington has been preliminarily diagnosed with the swine flu. In a Thursday news release, the bank says that the man is believed to have been exposed to the illness while on business travel in Mexico from April 14 to 18. This was before Mexico announced there was an issue with Swine Flu in their country. The man will undergo a second test by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm the diagnosis. The testing specimen was sent to the CDC on Wednesday. The man has been treated by a doctor and has made a full recovery. According to a source at the World Bank the man is married with children and no one in his family has come down with the flu. The source also tells 9NEWS NOW the man lives in Maryland. The man was in his World Bank office for part of the day on Monday, April 20. As a precautionary measure the bank has contacted other employees the man came in close contact with-which is approximately 80 people. All the individuals were asked to work from home until further notice. Earlier this week the World Bank announced $205-million in funding to support Mexico’s efforts to fight the spread of the Swine Flu. Meanwhile across the street at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-an agency that works closely with the World Bank-no employees there have had any direct contact with the World Bank employee who has preliminarily tested positive. However, William Murray, a spokesperson at the IMF tells 9NEWS NOW two (2) IMF employees are on leave as a precaution. “One for recent travel to Mexico, and the other because their spouse is a World Bank staffer who was sent home as a precaution for working in close proximity to the [World] Bank staffer who had suffered from the flu,” says Murray. “None of these persons are exhibiting any symptoms, including the World Bank spouse.” These 2 employees are on leave for 7 days. Murray emphasizes, “We currently have no actual or suspected cases at this time.” Murray also says the IMF has temporarily suspended all employee travel to Mexico.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 1
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  51. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 19:59:17 - USA

    Event ID: USA-2020.04.30-95
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 19:58:02 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Texas Houston
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    Three Houston schools aren’t holding classes today and a fourth shut down this afternoon in an attempt to prevent the spread of a swine flu outbreak that has spread to at least two area residents, including the city’s first case. The only Houston child confirmed to have swine flu is a 10-year-old student from Lyons Elementary School in Houston ISD. District spokesman Norm Uhl said parents are being asked to pick up their children from the north Houston campus “as soon as possible.” Staff will stay at the school until parents arrive, and the school will remain closed until further notice. Houston’s health department said the Houston boy has recovered without hospitalization for what officials characterized as a mild case. The U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention today confirmed the boy had swine flu. The city said the boy had not traveled to Mexico, which so far has been the epicenter of the outbreak. Family members also appear uninfected. The city declined to provide further information.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 2
    Infected (Conf.): 1
    Quaranten: 0

  52. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 14:38:37 - USA

    Event ID: USA-20090429-70
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 16:37:00 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Minnesota Cold Spring
    Description:

    Minnesota health officials announced this morning that a Cold Spring resident suffering a mild case of flu has become the first Minnesotan with a confirmed case of swine flu. According to the state Health Department, testing by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that the illness of a Minnesota resident was caused by the \”H1N1 novel influenza virus\” that has quickly become a worldwide pandemic. Two schools in the central Minnesota town of Cold Spring remained closed today because the unidentified patient has ties to one of the schools. Gov. Tim Pawlenty and several state and local officials planned to meet in Cold Spring this morning to discuss the state\’s response to the arrival of the flu strain. The Cold Spring patient had ties to Rocori Middle School, prompting officials to close it, a neighboring Catholic school and an adjacent senior citizens center. They did so as they stepped up efforts to limit the spread of a virus that is rapidly sweeping the globe. A receptionist a the Rocori School District said this morning that district officials are deciding on keeping the school closed one day at a time. School officials said Wednesday that if the flu diagnosis ended up being confirmed, the schools could remain closed through next week.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 1
    Quaranten: 0

  53. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 19:53:24 - USA

    Event ID: USA-2020.04.30-94
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 19:52:19 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Georgia LaGrange
    Status: Confirmed infection(s)
    Description:

    Georgia has its first confirmed case of swine flu. The head of the state’s Division of Public Health said today that the victim is a 30-year-old woman from Kentucky who is visiting the state. Elizabeth Ford says the unidentified woman is in a hospital in LaGrange in west Georgia. She has a history of traveling to Cancun, Mexico. Ford says she expects more cases in Georgia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of swine flu cases in the United States has topped 100, with confirmed infections in at least 11 states. Georgia Department of Health News Release: The Georgia Public Health Joint Information Center (JIC) has been activated to coordinate the state’s messaging concerning Georgia’s response to H1N1 Virus. This site is the state’s virtual joint information center for agencies and partners collaborating on the H1N1 Virus response.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 1
    Quaranten: 0

  54. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 19:51:17 - Fiji

    Event ID: FJI-20090430-84
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 21:50:46 [UTC]
    Area: Fiji, Lautoka Hospital Lautoka
    Description:

    Two New Zealand travellers to Fiji suspected of being affected by the dreaded swine influenza have been cleared by local authorities. The two suspected cases travelled to Fiji on April 26. According to the Ministry of Health, the first person had returned to New Zealand on the morning they received notification of his case. The second was located at Lautoka by the Western Health team yesterday afternoon. The Ministry of Health’s Dr Josaia Samuela confirms the person had no symptoms of the disease and is currently monitored closely and managed by health authorities in the Western Division. Dr Samuela addressed the media today following the second meeting of the National Swine Influenza taskforce, which was activated yesterday. The meeting is composed of representatives from Government departments, business organizations, non-government-organisations, the discipline forces and technical advisers from South Pacific Commission and World Health Organisation. Taskforce chairman Dr Eliki Cawaki, from the office of the National Disaster Management Office, said resources are being pulled together as relevant authorities enter the “prevention and control phase”. “The Ministry of Health is increasing its surveillance of the disease. A team is also leaving for Nadi tonight to meet with the aviation committee,” he adds. WHO representative Dr Wong said nine countries, including Australia and New Zealand, have officially confirmed cases of the swine flu. She adds, South Korea, which has air links to Fiji, has also reported one suspect case. Meanwhile, the Director-General of WHO from has raised the level of influenza pandemic alert from the current phase 4 to phase 5. Dr Wong said this describes a widespread human-to-human spread of the virus and requires all countries to have a national pandemic evacuation plan. “This change to a higher phase of alert is a signal to governments, to ministries of health and other ministries, to the pharmaceutical industry and the business community that certain actions should now be undertaken with increased urgency, and at an accelerated pace.”

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  55. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 19:50:08 - USA

    Event ID: USA-20090429-67
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 21:49:39 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Michigan Livington County
    Description:

    The state has confirmed its second swine flu case today involving a 34-year-old Ottawa County woman. The sample from the woman, who is recuperating at home, tested positive by the Centers for Disease Control. State health officials still don\’t know her travel history. \”In Michigan, we have one additional confirmed case, so we now have a total of two confirmed cases,\” said Janet Olszewski, director of the Michigan Department of Community Health. \”At this point in time, we have no new probables to report.\” However, state health officials are monitoring the situation even closer since the World Health Organization on Wednesday upped its pandemic alert level to a 5. Dozens of suspected samples are currently being tested at the state\’s public health laboratory. \”We are trying to get as best of a picture as we can,\” said Eden Wells, medical epidemiologist with the MDCH. Wells said the CDC will be sending testing kits to all state labs within the next few days to allow state health officials to confirm their own cases. Wells said she\’s hopeful it will decrease the results\’ turnaround time that is currently at 48 hours. The announcement of the second confirmed case comes a day after the state confirmed its first case of swine flu — or Influenza-A H1N1 — involving a 34-year-old Livingston County woman who returned Saturday from a two-week trip in Texas. The woman, who was treated, will be able to return to work Monday, according to state health officials. State health officials say they expect the number of probable cases to climb and are working to be prepared.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 2
    Quaranten: 0

  56. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 19:48:45 - USA

    Event ID: USA-2020.04.30-93
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 19:46:57 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Washington Seattle
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    A pediatrician who is one of six people suspected of having swine flu in Washington state saw 22 patients and their parents earlier this week before falling ill, officials at The Everett Clinic said today. In Seattle, a K-8 school was closed for a week Thursday after one of its pupils was identified as among the six probable cases. The state Health Department cautioned that more probable cases of flu might be found in Washington as additional tests are conducted. Dr. Yuan-Po Tu, a medical director at the clinic based in Everett, 25 miles north of here, said the 36-year-old doctor from Seattle came to work Monday at the clinic’s Mill Creek branch, midway between the two cities, with symptoms she thought were due to seasonal allergies. Toward the end of the day, she fell ill, went to a local emergency room and later tested positive for influenza presumed to be swine flu, Tu said. The doctor’s husband and two children have also come down with influenza-like illness, but are doing well on antiviral treatment. “There’s obviously a tremendous amount of anxiety and concern right now,” Tu said. “We are in the midst of contacting all those 22 families, and that is our utmost priority, is taking care of our patients. Our phone lines right now are clearly busy.” Tu said the doctor and her family did not recently travel to Mexico, where the flu outbreak began. She also did not see patients the day before she fell ill, when she may have been infectious, he said. Seattle Public Schools and Public Health-Seattle & King County said Madrona K-8 in the city’s Mount Baker neighborhood would be closed through Wednesday. “We thought this was an important precaution,” Dr. Jeff Duchin of the health agency told a Thursday morning news conference outside the school. An 11-year-old student at the K-8 school had a cough and fever Monday and his mother kept him home, school officials said. He was later hospitalized and is recovering. Duchin said no other cases had been found at Madrona and none of the six probable case in the state are connected.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 6
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  57. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    Mexico shuts down to stem deadly swine flu outbreak
    2020.04.30 19:31:31 Mexico

    Mexican President Felipe Calderon has ordered non-essential government offices and businesses to shut down for five days from Friday to stem the spread of a deadly swine flu virus that has killed up to 176 people in Mexico. Here are some key facts about the shutdown and the plans of some major companies:

    * Glass manufacturer Vitro will shut down most of its operations during the five-day period, a spokesman said.

    * The police and the army will continue on duty and the government has asked essential services in the private sector to continue to work, including grocers, markets, transport, health services, pharmacies, telecommunications and media.

    * It was unclear how many big companies would follow the government recommendation to close.

    * The government has yet to specify what parts of major oil exporter Pemex will close. Some operations at state-run company will continue normally during the period, like gas stations.

    * Small businesses in Mexico City like newspaper stands and tailors are planning to close. The local government already ordered some 35,000 restaurants in the capital closed earlier in the week.

    * Volkswagen’s Mexican plant will close its doors for the five-day period. A spokesman said VW had already planned the shutdown that coincides with the Cinco de Mayo holiday, which is especially celebrated in Mexico’s Puebla state where VW’s factory is located.

    * Walmart’s Mexican subsidiary Wal-Mart de Mexico, one of the nation’s largest employers and its top retailer, will not close its stores and will operate normally, a spokesman said.

    * Miner Penoles, which controls Mexico’s largest silver producer Fresnillo and copper giant Grupo Mexico said production continued normally but the companies were examining the government shutdown order, since it takes time to stop big mining operations.

    * Other services that will stay open are hotels and some restaurants as long as they are not too crowded. Ports, airports and roads will not be closed.

  58. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 19:30:54 - United Kingdom

    Event ID: GBR-2020.04.30-92
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 19:29:53 [UTC]
    Area: United Kingdom, Capital City London
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    Three more people in Britain have been diagnosed with swine flu bringing the total to eight. The Department of Health said two of the new cases were in London and the other in the North East. It added:”The preparations we have in place and are continuing to make will help to ensure we respond well in the event of a pandemic.”

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 3
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  59. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 19:28:48 - USA

    Event ID: USA-20090425-3
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 21:28:28 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of New York New York City
    Description:

    Authorities confirmed Thursday a total of 49 swine flu cases in New York City and eight, including five new ones, outside of the sprawling city, but said all of the cases were mild. They also reported a surge in visits to doctors\’ office and hospitals by people who felt ill or had symptoms of the normal flu in spring time. As in the past few days, New York authorities from Governor David Paterson to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg advised people not to rush to the conclusion that they had swine flu unless they became severely sick. In those cases, people should immediately go to an emergency room in a hospital, they said. Authorities said a total of five schools were closed on Thursday, up from two on Wednesday, which are the Saint Francis and Public School 177 in Queens. The three others are in Brooklyn. \”There was no plan to close more schools, because there is no swine flu outbreak,\” Bloomberg said. New York City health commissioner Thomas Frieden said there were 49 confirmed cases and 16 probable cases. Of the 49 confirmed cases, 47 were from the Saint Francis high school in Queens whose students travelled to Mexico last month for their spring break. Daines said six other cases were under investigation. The numbers vary from day to day. On Wednesday, the Centres for Disease Control said New York had 51 confirmed cases, and on Thursday, the CDC put the number at 50.

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  60. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    WHO changes flu virus strain name from swine flu
    2020.04.30 19:12:48 Worldwide

    The World Health Organisation (WHO), bowing to pressure from meat industry producers and concerned governments, said on Thursday it would refer to a deadly new virus strain as influenza A (H1N1) not swine flu. “From today, WHO will refer to the new influenza virus as ‘influenza A (H1N1)’,” it said in a brief announcement posted on its http://www.who.int/en/ website.

    The new strain has infected 257 people, of whom 8 have died. It derives from a swine influenza virus but the new strain has been found only in people. No pigs have been confirmed to be sick with it. WHO has consistently said the disease cannot be caught from eating pork if it is prepared properly. “There is also no risk of infection from this virus from consumption of well-cooked pork and pork products,” it said on its website on Thursday. The name of the flu led several countries to slap bans on imports of pork from Mexico and the United States, where the outbreak first appeared, and authorities in Egypt have ordered a cull of pigs. U.S. and European food industries and governments had been calling for a change in name to remove the link in people’s minds between the disease and pigs.

  61. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 19:11:35 - Canada

    Event ID: CAN-20090430-74
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 21:11:24 [UTC]
    Area: Canada, Ontario Toronto
    Description:

    Public health officials in Ontario are now reporting seven confirmed cases of swine flu. Three new cases were confirmed late Wednesday in York, Durham and Peel. \”We expected that there would be more confirmed cases of swine flu in Ontario as more lab tests come available and we continue our surveillance efforts,\” said Dr. David Williams, the acting chief medical officer of health. All seven people are in their early 20s and their cases are considered mild, according to a news release from the Ontario Ministry of Health, with none sick enough to be admitted to hospital. Six of the seven people had recently travelled to Mexico. In the seventh case health officials said there is no clear and obvious link with Mexico. Across Canada there are 19 confirmed cases of swine flu, though health officials in every province say they are monitoring other cases that may test positive for the H1N1 strain of the influenza.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 7
    Quaranten: 0

  62. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 19:10:03 - Canada

    Event ID: CAN-20090427-33
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 21:09:48 [UTC]
    Area: Canada, Nova Scotia Windsor
    Description:

    The chief public health officer for Nova Scotia confirmed four new cases of swine flu in the province on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the province to eight. \”We expected to see new cases and we anticipate more in the coming days,\” Chief Public Health Officer Robert Strang said in a news release on Thursday. \”This is a constantly evolving situation and the important thing is for people to be aware of the situation and take the necessary precautions,\” he said. The new cases are related to an original cluster of four cases among students attending the King\’s Edgehill School, a private boarding school in Windsor, N.S. The initial four students who came down with the virus have fully recovered and have returned to classes. The cases involved students who returned from a trip to Mexico in early April. There were also four new confirmed cases of swine flu in Alberta on Thursday, which has brought the total number of confirmed cases to 27 across Canada. All confirmed cases were said to be mild.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 8
    Quaranten: 0

  63. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    No swine flu in India: health officials and WHO
    2020.04.30 19:05:16 India

    No swine flu case has been reported in India, the health ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) stated on Thursday as more cases of the infection were reported in the western world. “We don’t have this infection. We are focusing to prevent the disease from entering the country,” Vineet Chawdhry, joint secretary in the Ministry of Health, told reporters.

    “We don’t need to panic. We need to be concerned and take some precautionary measures. The government is monitoring the situation and will handle it,” he added. JP Narain, director communicable disease in the WHO regional office for Southeast Asia, said: “There has been no suspected case in India.” Meanwhile, the government has put its surveillance in place to check any infection from slipping in and stockpiled on anti-influenza vaccines. Chawdhry said the Indian government has increased the stockpiling of Tamiflu - a globally recognized medicine to combat avian flue - to 10 million and it will be made available within seven days. “The government is talking to four pharmaceutical companies and medicines will be acquired on the basis of rate query,” he said, adding that the health ministry is talking to Ranbaxy, Cipla, Hetro Drugs Roche India.

    Chawdhry said health authorities had identified 50,000 tourists who have entered India from flu-affected countries like New Zealand, Mexico, the US, Canada, Spain, France and Britain and they would be screened. India has also included in its list citizens coming from Austria and Israel. Asked about a suspected flu case, a 27-year-old passenger, who returned to Hyderabad from Texas in the US on April 28 and had developed symptoms of common cold, Chawdhry said: “He has reported to a private hospital for check-up wherein he was referred to a government chest hospital.” But the man had failed to report at the government hospital. “This passenger has been tracked to his residence. As a precautionary measure, a team of doctors went to his house. He was found healthy with no symptoms of flu and is being followed up. His clinical samples have been taken and are being sent to the laboratory in Delhi,” the official said.

    He said it will take 24 to 48 hours to get the final result of the tests. “But the preliminary report has shown that he doesn’t have symptoms of swine flu,” he said. “No other suspected case has been identified,” he added. He said travelers especially coming from Mexico would be traced. “Our surveillance is in place and we have started screening passengers at the international airports,” he added. Passengers will be screened for visible signs of flu like cold, fever and upper respiratory infection. If anybody is found with the symptoms, they would be isolated and put on Tamiflu.

  64. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 19:04:54 - Canada

    Event ID: CAN-20090428-53
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 21:04:42 [UTC]
    Area: Canada, Alberta Calgary
    Description:

    Alberta has four more confirmed cases of swine flu, the province\’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. André Corriveau, announced Thursday. The cases are all mild and involve four young people from Calgary who went on a trip to Mexico together. Three are male and one is female. \”[They] had a mild course of illness. They were managing at home and are all recovering,\” Corriveau said

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 4
    Infected (Conf.): 2
    Quaranten: 0

  65. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 14:35:34 - USA

    Event ID: USA-20090429-66
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 16:35:11 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Illinois Joyce Kilmer Elementary School Chicago
    Description:

    he Rock Island County Health Department says it is investigating three suspected cases of H1N1, also referred to as the swine flu. These makes the total number of suspected or probable cases in the Quad City area to five. That includes one person in Des Moines County, and Clinton County. The health department says it will utilize staff from various departments and volunteers to help in getting information out to the community regarding the flu.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 4
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  66. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 18:43:10 - USA

    Event ID: USA-20090426-10
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 20:42:46 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Texas Guadalupe County Guadalupe County
    Description:

    Health officials are reporting another 10 cases of swine flu in Texas, bringing the state\’s number of confirmed infections to 26. The Texas Department of State Health Services reported Thursday that most of the confirmed cases continue to be in Guadalupe County, where at least eight people have the virus. Dallas County has three cases, while there is no information yet about where 10 of the cases in Texas were confirmed. Health officials say the latest known illness onset was Friday. Authorities say a Mexico City toddler who became the first swine-flu death on U.S. soil spent a day shopping at a huge indoor mall in Houston one day before he began to show symptoms.

    Dead(s): 1
    Infected (Susp.): 26
    Infected (Conf.):
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  67. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    No more Tamiflu for French pharmacies
    2020.04.30 14:42:05 France

    Pharmaceutical giant Roche stopped delivering the flu remedy Tamiflu to French high street pharmacies on Thursday, after panic over the swine flu outbreak saw it disappearing off the shelves.

    “We’re not out of stock,” Roche France said in a statement. “It is our responsibility to reserve Tamiflu for hospitals and health authorities. “In order to allow rapid distribution to hospitals so that any suspected cases can be treated, Roche has decided today to suspend Tamiflu deliveries to shops and wholesalers,” the company explained. Tamiflu is one of the medicines recognised by the World Health Organisation as effective in treating the new strain of the A/H1N1 swine flu virus that has spread across the world from a recent outbreak in Mexico. Worried French consumers have been buying up the drug for fear the virus will infect their families, even though health experts advise that this is a needless precaution in a country with adequate public health facilities.

  68. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 14:04:12 - USA

    Event ID: USA-2020.04.30-91
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 14:03:29 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Colorado The area was not definied
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    Colorado health officials are awaiting test results for what they call five suspected cases of swine flu. No cases have been confirmed yet in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says it expects the results Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials are not disclosing where the suspected cases are in Colorado. Colorado lawmakers are set to get a briefing from health officials about the illness Thursday afternoon.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 5
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  69. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    Ukraine bans import of meat products for personal use
    2020.04.30 13:38:13 Kijev, Ukraine

    Ukraine has prohibited its citizens, foreigners or stateless people from bringing foreign-produced animal products into Ukraine, warning that it could carry the H1N1 virus, known as swine flu.

    As reported by the State Committee on Veterinary Medicine, the ban was put in place under a resolution of April 27 of the head state veterinary inspector. Apart from that, border-crossings should be supplied with the equipment required for the safe disposal of products presumed hazardous. The head state veterinary inspector has also instructed the regional vet services to maintain the work of pig breeding farms in “closed mode.” The committee has also adopted an action plan in case the virus is detected among the Ukrainian pigs. Earlier, Ukraine banned meat import from the United States, Mexico, New Zealand and Canada.

  70. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 13:32:26 - Spain

    Event ID: ESP-20090426-14
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 15:32:11 [UTC]
    Area: Spain, MuntiState Cataluna, Andalucia, the Balearic Islands, Valencia, Bilbao, Teruel, Albacete, Navarra and Madrid
    Description:

    The number of people diagnosed with swine flu in Spain has risen to 13, Deputy Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega said Thursday. The authorities are investigating 84 other suspected cases. Most of the diagnosed patients had been to Mexico recently. The government earlier said they were doing well. Several went home from hospital. Health Minister Trinidad Jimenez said in Luxembourg that Spain did not back restricting travel to Mexico, because it would be a \”drastic\” and \”not useful\” measure.

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  71. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    Mexico’s First Swine Flu Death Baffled Docs
    2020.04.30 13:01:18 Oaxaca, Mexico

    Almost two weeks before tests confirmed she was the first person to die of swine flu, doctors in the southern colonial town of Oaxaca couldn’t figure out what was wrong with a 39-year-old woman who arrived at their hospital gasping for air, her hands and feet blue from oxygen-starved blood. They administered antibiotics, but she only got worse. They hooked her to a ventilator. They sent a saliva sample to a local private lab. On April 12, her third day in the intensive care unit, the test results indicated coronavirus — a highly contagious disease associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS.

    Dr. Jesus Salcedo, director of the Dr. Aurelio Valdivieso General Hospital, realized he had a potential crisis on his hands. The ward Adela Maria Gutierrez shared with at least 20 seriously ill patients had to be quarantined. His terrified staff demanded better protective gear or a transfer. A day later, Gutierrez died — just before a second round of tests came back negative for coronavirus.

    Hospital and health workers then began a desperate hunt to find the source of the mystery disease and who else may have been contaminated. It has since been identified as a mutated swine flu suspected in 168 deaths in Mexico that has spread to at least eight other countries, triggering an unprecedented global alert.

    The case vividly shows why the virus has been so difficult to contain in Mexico. The medical teams did some of the sleuthing that epidemiologists recommend for tracking a killer bug, interviewing 472 people who may have come into contact with Gutierrez, a mother of three who worked with the public in her job with Mexico’s tax collection agency. They took more samples from Gutierrez and sent them to Mexico’s National Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference, which forwarded them to a lab in Canada.

    They closed the ICU to new patients until the exposed ones were well enough to leave, telling them they should return immediately if they had flu symptoms. None did, Salcedo said. But the follow-up appears to have been weak — just like the national response to swine flu outbreaks in other parts of Mexico, where victims’ families have yet to be contacted by health workers to see if they also contracted the illness. In the end, only 18 people — all hospital workers — were tested for swine flu after Gutierrez’s sample came back positive around April 20, said Dr. Ruben Coronado, director of Oaxaca’s department of epidemiology.

    In her last days, Gutierrez had worked closely with a temporary employee from Veracruz, the state where Mexico’s earliest case of swine flu was confirmed: 5-year-old Edgar Hernandez, who survived. About 450 people were diagnosed in the Veracruz town of La Gloria with acute respiratory infections, but only 35 were tested for the new virus. Edgar’s was the only test that came back positive. Gutierrez lived in a two-story home where the family runs a convenience store. Her husband, a welder, declined to be interviewed. “They’re really afraid and they don’t know what’s going on,” state Health Secretary Dr. Martin Vasquez said of the family.

    Gutierrez was buried the day she died, odd in Mexico where a wake is customarily held overnight, with burial held the next day. Already rumors were circulating that she died of a very contagious disease. Four houses away, Hermelinda Leon was too frightened to attend the wake. She, her husband and three children had all been ill with similar symptoms starting April 7. Leon had a fever of 104 degrees Fahrenheit and spent several days in bed before her doctor gave her antibiotic injections. “When they told me the neighbor died from a sore throat, I was worried because I was so sick from a sore throat, I felt like I was going to die,” she said.

    Three days later, health workers came to interview Leon, who caters food to Oaxaca hotels. They asked about the family’s illness, symptoms, their medications and said they would return to give them a special test. She said they never did. A day after Salcedo learned from the Canadian lab that Gutierrez had swine flu, two other patients died of pneumonia in the Oaxaca hospital. They weren’t tested for swine flu because they didn’t show atypical symptoms, Salcedo said. Gutierrez’s family also never showed any symptoms, he said.

    Coronado said only 18 of all the people interviewed were tested for swine flu because the others didn’t show signs of the disease — even though Leon’s family had similar symptoms. Coronado told AP he wasn’t familiar with the Leon case. Of the 18 saliva samples taken from medical staff, 12 did not have enough cells to be tested. The other six came back negative for swine flu, Coronado said. Oaxaca now has 11 suspected cases of swine flu — all unrelated to Gutierrez, health officials say. Three victims are still hospitalized and eight went home after receiving anti-viral drugs. No other cases in Oaxaca have been confirmed.

  72. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 13:06:20 - Croatia

    Event ID: HRV-2020.04.30-90
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 13:04:59 [UTC]
    Area: Croatia, Osjecko-Baranjska Osijek
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    Croatian authorities reported on Wednesday afternoon that an Osijek hospital had quarantined a 22-year old student, who recently returned from a visit to the United States with flu-like symptoms. The Croatian Health Administration confirmed later in the evening that an initial analysis showed that the girl was not suffering from swine or any other flu. A final confirmation is expected on Thursday.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 1
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  73. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    WHO issues advice to prevent flu spread in hospitals
    2020.04.30 12:53:28 Worldwide

    Countries should be on high alert for the new swine flu virus, tracking any suspect cases and ensuring medical workers do not spread it further, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday. Doctors and hospital staff must wear protective masks and gloves and wash their hands often to lower the risk of transmitting the new strain among themselves and patients, the United Nations agency said in fresh guidance on the outbreak. “All countries should immediately activate their pandemic preparedness plans. Countries should remain on high alert for unusual outbreaks of influenza-like illness and severe pneumonia,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said.

    The WHO has raised its alert level to 5, on a scale of 6, indicating a pandemic was “imminent”. “At this stage, effective and essential measures include heightened surveillance, early detection and treatment of cases and infection control in all health facilities,” Chan told a news conference late on Wednesday. Laboratories must gear up to analyse quickly whether patients have the new strain and follow good biosafety measures, said Chan, adding the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was working to make diagnostic kits available to other countries and laboratories. The new virus has killed up to 176 people in Mexico and is spreading fast. A dozen countries have reported cases of the H1N1 strain and Texas officials have confirmed a 22-month-old Mexican boy had died in the state while on a family visit, the first confirmed swine flu death outside Mexico. “It is critical that health care workers use appropriate infection control precautions when caring for patients with influenza-like symptoms … to minimise the possibility of transmission among themselves, to other health-care workers, patients and visitors,” said the WHO.

    Infection Control measuers

    Extra care must be taken when treating a patient with an acute, respiratory illness and fever, especially those who have been in an affected region within the week before symptoms began, it said. The virus appears to spread mainly through droplets. Family members visiting patients should be allowed access on a limited basis and must also use the same infection control measures as health workers, the WHO said. Medical staff should isolate or avoid crowding patients together, and wear eye-visors, goggles or even a face shield when directly treating those infected with the virus. Procedures such as cleaning out the respiratory tract, intubing a patient, performing a bronchoscopy or even an autopsy carry increased risk of transmitting the virus, the WHO said. “Health care workers with symptoms should stay at home,” it said.

  74. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 12:51:23 - Lithuania

    Event ID: LTU-20090430-85
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 14:51:12 [UTC]
    Area: Lithuania, The area was not definied
    Description:

    Lithuania\’s health authorities were awaiting the results of tests Thursday in what could be the first case of swine flu in the Baltic states. Samples taken from a Lithuanian citizen who returned to the country from Mexico on April 23 have been confirmed as containing a Type A influenza virus. The samples have been sent to specialist laboratories in Britain to confirm whether it is swine flu, the Lithuanian Health Ministry said. \”We have a message from London that results will be available as soon as possible, maybe on Friday evening,\” Health Ministry spokesperson Giedre Maksimaityte told the German Press Agency dpa. The possible victim, who is male and around 38 years of age, felt unwell with flu-like symptoms on April 25 and submitted himself to tests on April 28. He was said to be in good health at present and is being kept in isolation in a Vilnius hospital. \”His wife was checked today and she doesn\’t have any virus,\” Maksimaityte said. The man\’s route back to Lithuania from Mexico included stops in Prague and Amsterdam,

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  75. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 12:09:01 - Serbia

    Event ID: SCG-2020.04.30-89
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 12:07:14 [UTC]
    Area: Serbia, South Backa Vojvodina Clinical Center Novi Sad
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    The Vojvodina Clinical Center in Novi Sad has admitted a patient with symptoms resembling those of swine flu, says Health Minister Tomica Milosavljević. There are concerns that the 71-year-old patient could have contracted the virus after returning home from the U.S. two days ago, said Milosavljević. Blood samples taken from the patient have been sent to the Torlak medical institute, and the preliminary results will be known by the end of the day, said the minister during a visit to the Institute for Infectious and Tropical Diseases in Belgrade.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 1
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  76. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 11:58:03 - Netherlands

    Event ID: NLD-20090430-88
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 13:57:51 [UTC]
    Area: Netherlands, The area was not definied
    Description:

    The first case of swine flu has been confirmed in the Netherlands, the Dutch health minister said Thursday. The patient was a three-year-old child who had recently returned from Mexico.

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    Posted:2020-04-30 11:58:03 [UTC]

  77. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 10:30:23 - Netherlands

    Event ID: NLD-2020.04.30-88
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 10:25:53 [UTC]
    Area: Netherlands, The area was not definied
    Status: Confirmed infection(s)
    Description:

    The Dutch Minister of Health confirmed that the first H1N1 flu case in the country. It is no more information.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 1
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  78. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 10:22:49 - Czech Republic

    Event ID: CZE-2020.04.30-87
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 10:21:52 [UTC]
    Area: Czech Republic, Capital City Prague
    Status: Quaranten
    Description:

    The number of Czechs suffering from minor respiratory problems upon return from Mexico and who are therefore confined to home isolation has increased from 16 to 20 in recent hours, chief sanitary officer Michael Vit told the public broadcaster Czech Television (CT) today. The measure was taken with a view to preventing the dissemination of the swine flu virus from Mexico. “On Wednesday evening, four more patients were examined. These were Czech tourists who had travelled across Mexico,” Vit said, adding that they had slight fever. Results of tests for three patients who have been hospitalised in the Czech Republic over the suspicion they contracted the diseases will be known later today, Vit said. However, their health condition does not seem to suggest that the infection will be confirmed, Vit said. Some 180 Czech tourists are expected to return from Mexico at the weekend. Thermo cameras will be installed at the Prague-Ruzyne international airport to detect suspicious cases. Air hostesses will measure temperature to passengers on board the aircraft. They will also give information on the symptoms of the flu and the opportunity to be medically examined right at the airport. The lethal A/H1N1 virus has already claimed over 150 lives in Mexico. The disease has spread to the USA as well as other countries. The Czech Republic as the EU-presiding country has convoked a meeting of EU health ministers for Thursday to deal with the situation.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 20

  79. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    Egypt to close airports when pandemic alert level reaches Phase 6
    2020.04.30 09:53:01 Egypt

    Egyptian Health Minster Hatem al-Gabali announced that the Egyptian authorities would close the airports and crossings if the World Health Organization (WHO) declared its pandemic alert level to Phase 6, Almasry Alyoum daily reported Thursday.

    “Up till now there aren’t swine flu suspected cases in Egypt,” Hasasn Mohamd, director of Cairo airport quarantine said. “We check every passenger comes from Mexico, not just the Mexicans. We take their contact details, names, addresses, to follow their health conditions,” he added. The WHO on Wednesday raised the pandemic alert level to Phase 5, indicating that a full pandemic is imminent. The Egyptian government decided on Wednesday to slaughter all pigs in the country immediately in an attempt to avoid the outbreak of the fatal flu that has hit different parts of the world. The WHO’s pandemic alert system includes altogether six phases. Phase 6 is the highest level which means a full global pandemic is under way.

  80. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 09:50:09 - USA

    Event ID: USA-20090430-77
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 11:49:46 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Washington King County
    Description:

    Five suspected cases of swine flu have surfaced in Western Washington, health officials said during a press conference on Wednesday. Officials said three of the victims are in King County. They are a child, a man in his 20s and a woman in her 30s. The child was hospitalized and is said to be improving. The two adults were not hospitalized, but also said to be improving. Two other victims are in the Snohomish County — a 6-year-old child and a 34-year-old woman. \”Now that swine flu is likely in King County, we expect to see more infections, but it\’s too early to say how severe the illnesses will be,\” said Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health - Seattle & King County in a statement. Health officials said a sixth possible case surfaced in Spokane County. Samples have been sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for formal confirmation, officials said.

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  81. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 09:52:42 - USA

    Event ID: USA-2020.04.30-86
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 09:51:33 [UTC]
    Area: USA, State of Wisconsin Milwaukee
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    Three probable swine flu cases have been found in Wisconsin and four of Milwaukee’s public schools have been shut down indefinitely because of the two probable cases in the city. Mayor Tom Barrett says he expects confirmation within 48 hours from the federal Centers for Disease Contrl in Atlanta of swine flu in Wisconsin. The state hasn’t had any confirmed cases since the outbreak of the illness in Mexico. Milwaukee Health Commissioner Bevan Baker says the city’s two probable cases involve one adult and one child. The third probable case involves an adult in Adams County in central Wisconsin. Officials have released no identifying information, conditions or other details on the three people. As of today, the state reports it has submitted 144 suspected cases for testing, 41 came out negative, 100 are pending and the three are listed as probable.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 3
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  82. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 08:42:33 - Lithuania

    Event ID: LTU-2020.04.30-85
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 08:41:44 [UTC]
    Area: Lithuania, The area was not definied
    Status: Confirmed infection(s)
    Description:

    Lithuania’s health authorities were awaiting the results of tests Thursday in what could be the first case of swine flu in the Baltic states. Samples taken from a Lithuanian citizen who returned to the country from Mexico on April 23 have been confirmed as containing a Type A influenza virus. The samples have been sent to specialist laboratories in the United Kingdom to confirm whether it is swine flu, the Lithuanian Health Ministry said in a statement. The possible victim, who is male, is reported to have felt unwell with flu-like symptoms on April 25 and submitted himself to tests on April 28. He was said to be in good health at present. Late Wednesday the World Health Organization upgraded the status of the swine flu virus’ spread to grade five out of six, indicating that a global pandemic is thought to be “imminent.”

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 1
    Quaranten: 0

  83. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 08:39:08 - Fiji

    Event ID: FJI-2020.04.30-84
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 08:37:48 [UTC]
    Area: Fiji, Lautoka Hospital Lautoka
    Status: Confirmed infection(s)
    Description:

    Fiji’s health officials were monitoring a traveler suspected of being infected by the swine flu virus while another left for New Zealand. The suspect is under close surveillance at Lautoka Hospital, said Fiji’s Ministry of Health officials on Thursday. Officials said Fiji’s first suspected swine flu case, who arrived in Fiji resort city of Nadi from New Zealand on April 26, has shown no symptoms of the disease so far. The New Zealand authorities alerted the Fiji government about the alleged case but it is unclear why the traveler was allowed through. Meanwhile, the health officials from Suva have flown to Nadi to monitor the situation. The suspected case of swine influenza was located at Lautoka by the Western Health team on Wednesday. The other suspected case returned to New Zealand by the time local authorities were notified. “The incident has indicated the need for every traveler returning from affected countries to quickly contact the appropriate health authorities if they have any flu-like symptoms i.e. fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, etc, within the seven days of their arrival,” said the Ministry of Health.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 1
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  84. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE : 2020-04-30 03:51:22 - Mexico

    Event ID: MEX-20090425-2
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 05:50:08 [UTC]
    Area: Mexico, The Federal District Mexico City
    Description:

    The number of confirmed swine flu infections in Mexico climbed from 49 to 91, with eights deaths caused by the new strain, Mexican Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova said Wednesday night. The latest figures came shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva raised the pandemic alert for swine flu by one level to phase 5. The declaration of phase 5 by WHO Director General Margaret Chan is a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent, but not inevitable. The second-highest phase is characterized by human-to-human spread of the virus in at least two countries in one WHO region. There have been close to 160 deaths and nearly 2,500 infections in Mexico\’s flu outbreak. Of these, more than 1,300 people remain in hospital, but most have not yet been identified as swine flu cases. Apart from Mexico, which is the epicentre of the outbreak, WHO reported of confirmed swine flu cases in Canada, the United States, Israel, Spain, Britain and New Zealand. Costa Rica said it had two confirmed cases and 25 suspected cases were pending testing. Chan said all countries should activate pandemic flu plans and called on governments and health authorities to be on high alert for influenza-like illnesses and pneumonia. \”The situation remains serious,\” Cordova said, adding that all non-essential state and federal government offices and private businesses would be closed until May 6. Only essential service providers such as hospitals, transport, supermarkets and garbage collectors were to remain open. Mexico City\’s Finance Minister Mario Delgado told a press conference Wednesday that the government would give 50 pesos (about 4 dollars) per day to those workers who have suffered because of the limitations on movement and closure of several establishments. Those hospitalized were to be compensated with 3,000 pesos (about 200 dollars), he said. On Tuesday, Mexico City banned restaurants from serving food on their premises, although they can sell take-away meals. The move affected an estimated 35,000 restaurants and some 450,000 jobs. Argentina suspended flights to and from Mexico from Wednesday until at least Monday, as it awaited test results of three suspected cases of swine flu. Cuba Tuesday suspended flights to and from Mexico. The measure was to last 48 hours, but was later extended indefinitely, according to an official statement published Wednesday in Communist Party daily Granma.

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  85. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 07:40:16 - New Zealand

    Event ID: NZL-2020.04.30-82
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 07:39:37 [UTC]
    Area: New Zealand, Whanganui
    Status: Quaranten
    Description:

    The Whanganui region has seven cases of people being isolated, treated with Tami flu and suspected of having influenza A.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 0
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 7

  86. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    2020-04-30 07:32:55 - South Africa

    Event ID: ZAF-2020.04.30-80
    Date & Time: 2020.04.30 07:31:40 [UTC]
    Area: South Africa, Gauteng Johannesburg
    Status: Suspected infection(s)
    Description:

    Swine flu has claimed its first two South African victims – both of them women. The two unidentified women recently visited Mexico, epicentre of the new disease sweeping the world. Both women – one from Gauteng, the other from Western Cape – have displayed “ mild symptoms” of the potentially killer disease, Lucille Blumberg, deputy director of the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, said yesterday. She said South African laboratories could still only do preliminary tests and that the results of suspect cases were then sent overseas for confirmation. Reagents that will allow local laboratories to complete definitive tests are expected in days, she said.

    Dead(s): 0
    Infected (Susp.): 1
    Infected (Conf.): 0
    Quaranten: 0

  87. By H1N1 influenza A on May 1, 2020

    Emergency declared for nine counties
    2020.04.30 06:42:36 Oklahoma, USA

    A state of emergency was declared Wednesday for nine Oklahoma counties that have been battered by tornadoes, severe storms and flooding since Saturday. Gov. Brad Henry issued the declaration for Alfalfa, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Kay, Major, Woods and Woodward counties.

    Other counties can be added if warranted, the governor’s press office explained. “Many communities throughout our state have been hit hard by severe storms that began over the weekend and are continuing to cause significant damages,” the governor said Wednesday. “It is critical that city and county governments have all available resources at their disposal.” Under the governor’s executive order, state agencies can make emergency purchases and acquisitions needed to speed the delivery of resources to local jurisdictions. In addition, the governor’s declaration serves as a first step toward seeking federal assistance, should it be necessary.

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