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[9 Mar 2010 | One Comment | 1,908 views]
Emergency departments see rise in flu-like illness

–cidrap–
–Lisa Schnirring –
Feb 24, 2010 (CIDRAP News) – Some of the nation’s emergency departments are noting increases in flu-like illness cases that appear to be pandemic H1N1, and colleges are reporting the first increase in flu-like illness since the end of November, but it’s not clear if these are early signs of a third pandemic flu wave.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) said today in a Twitter post that some of its members were anecdotally reporting a new wave of pandemic H1N1 patients coming to emergency departments and asked if …

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[11 Jan 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,937 views]
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 – update 82

–who.int–
Weekly update
8 January 2010 — As of 3 January 2009, worldwide more than 208 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including at least 12799 deaths.
WHO is actively monitoring the progress of the pandemic through frequent consultations with the WHO Regional Offices and member states and through monitoring of multiple sources of information.
Situation update:
The most active areas of pandemic influenza transmission currently are in parts of central, eastern and southeastern Europe, North Africa, and South Asia.
In Europe, pandemic …

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[1 Oct 2009 | Comments Off | 2,021 views]
H1N1 Virus (Pandemic) Planning: Play It Safe-Over-Plan

–corrections.com–
–by William Sturgeon–
There has been a great deal written about the H1N1 virus (aka Swine Flu). There are articles spanning the medical gamut from who should be immunized to when schools should be closed. Everything that I have read has beeninsightful and useful. I will incorporate much of the information that gleaned from my research into this article. This article is being written as a WARNING for correctional facilities and/or places where people live in close contact with each other (juvenile facilities, college dormitories.) H1N1 virus may, like the Y2K …