Swine Flu: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Outbreak

Concern that the world could be on the brink of the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years escalated Sunday as France, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Spain reported potential new cases in which people had been infected with swine flu and Canada confirmed several new cases. In the U.S., where 20 such infections have been confirmed, federal health officials declared a public-health emergency and are preparing to distribute to state and local agenciesa quarter of the country's 50 million-dose stockpile of antiviral drugs. Meanwhile, in hard-hit Mexico, where more than 80 people have died from what is believed to be swine flu, the government closed all public schools and canceled hundreds of public events in Mexico City.

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Though the World Health Organization (WHO) is referring to the situation as a "public-health emergency of international concern," the apparent emergence in several countries of an entirely new strain of H1N1 flu virus has led some scientists to believe that it is only a matter of time before the WHO declares pandemic status, a move that could prompt travel bans to infected countries. "We are clearly seeing wide spread," says Michael Osterholm, a pandemic risk expert who runs the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. "There is no question." (See a photogallery on swine flu hitting Mexico.)

Health officials in Washington were quick to point out Sunday that none of the 20 cases identified in the U.S. so far has been fatal; all but one of the victims has recovered without needing to be hospitalized. Officials also noted that only one American has been infected so far who had not recently traveled to Mexico — a woman in Kansas got sick after her husband returned from a business trip in that country, where he became ill — but that could change as more intensive disease surveillance begins. "As we continue to look for more cases, I expect we're going to find them," said acting Centers for Disease Control (CDC) director Richard Besser.

In the U.S., where cases have also been found in California, Texas, and New York City, the declaration of a public-health emergency is part of what federal officials termed an "aggressive response" to the outbreaks. In addition to releasing from the national stockpile some 12.5 million doses of the antiviral drugs Tamiflu and Relenza — which scientists say has so far been effective against the H1N1 swine flu virus — the Department of Homeland Security will begin "passive surveillance" to screen people entering the U.S. Any traveler coming from a country with a confirmed human swine flu infection will be questioned, checked for symptoms and potentially isolated if they are found ill. Though the CDC has issued public warnings about the more serious outbreak in Mexico, there are no recommendations from Washington against traveling to the neighboring country.

source: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1894029,00.html

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(raica toka na news ena yakavi nikua..e vaka dreiti meda savua vinaka sara na ligada on watever we touch..especially if we go out shoping se vanua cavaga da gaji kina..)
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thanks very much for the information efes
e dina qori..o rai e biuta mai na kena intro...o kemuni sa qai vakamatata taka sara...i just about to google search....n then...BIGOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....u put it up here...

ke cut n paste...sa donu..sa vakarawataki vei ira na qai wilika mai

(wawa au taro mada ..kemuni beka a doketa tu e I na Tumi e liu)//lolz su qai sara)
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ylei me sa bera ni yaco i viti na b....d swine qo, arrow taki vakatotolo sara ... o coz yabaki dau matai na aim... hahaha
koya na part ga qori au leqataka hahaha!
Nice, nice guys...vinaka na useful information me baleta na Swine Flu.
Sa rauta me yacana na swine flu ni sa swine sara ga na kena spread. Jst cross our fingers and pray that it won't reach stage 6...ya sa vakarerevaki sara. Ylei...ke qai dewa tale yani i Viti...ra dalasai vaojioji na current politician...lolzzz Rachel.
Dua ga vei rua..sf or bf...ha!ha!
Hi efes..long time no see...na brain qori sa lailai tale na brain nei Einstein...lolzzz



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