Thursday, April 4, 2013

H7N9 bird flu continues to spread in eastern China

H7N9 bird flu continues to spread in eastern China, spread to Jiangsu Province, Anhui Province, Shanghai, Zhejiang Province, the lower reaches of the Yangtze River Basin as a whole almost fall! Hangzhou, Zhejiang, yesterday confirmed that the two diseases, one died and one was critically ill, Shanghai is also outgoing deaths of people infected, but has not been officially confirmed. As of yesterday, the Mainland has confirmed nine cases of H7N9 avian flu, including three deaths, six in critical condition.

Zhejiang Provincial Health Department yesterday confirmed that two people were infected with the H7N9 avian flu, which is a 38-year-old Hung surnamed chef working in Taicang, Jiangsu. Hung male disease, on 7 May after reversal of Hangzhou Xiaoshan hospital, rescue the first month on the 27th where he died Monday confirmed to have been infected with the H7N9 avian influenza. The other patient is a 67-year-old retired man surname Yang, on January 25 because of cough, fever admitted to hospital the day before to go to the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University hospital treatment, and confirmed to have been infected with the H7N9 avian influenza in serious condition. Provincial Health Department refers not found two cases of an epidemiological association, contact 183 of the two patients found no abnormalities.  HK reporter arrived late last night, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University Hospital, the medical staff refused to disclose the specific circumstances of the patient.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Will You Be Denied The Swine Flu Shot?

Nobody enjoys going to get a flu shot, but we do expect that if we want one, getting in line for it should simply be a matter of showing up for the event. But what if that was not the case? What if you discovered that you were actually turned away from an inoculation center because you did not fit a predefined "profile" for who is eligible to receive a shot?

Ironically, in a year in which a pandemic strain is circling the globe, this is a very real possibility. Right now we know for certain that swine flu vaccines will be in short supply until sometime in 2010. That means not everyone can be vaccinated against the new pandemic virus.

In fact, vaccine manufacturers let it be known in mid August that instead of the initial 120 million doses of swine flu vaccine that they had projected would be made available for distribution to the U.S. population, only 45 million doses are likely to materialize.

Not only is this not great news, we still have no idea yet whether the new vaccine will even offer significant protection - the 2008 seasonal flu vaccine protected only 44 percent of those who received the shot. So the availability and efficacy of swine flu vaccine is still very much up in the air.

Right now this is not a huge concern, because the virus has not claimed a large number of lives. In fact, it has so far caused no more misery than the seasonal flu, which claims up to a half million lives across the globe every year. But that could change quickly, and if the new swine flu strain suddenly proves to be significantly more lethal than it has been, people will want to be vaccinated, and finding themselves denied the shot could be very worrisome.

So who *will* be allowed to get the shot when it first becomes available? First responders to emergencies need to remain healthy, as do doctors and other health workers who will take care of the sick. Members of the military are also likely to go into the line, as are children, who have shown a higher tendency to fall sick, pregnant women, and anyone with cardiac problems, high blood pressure, or other underlying health problems than can cause a lowered immune response.

If you are otherwise healthy, and you are an adult, then you will likely have to go to the back of the line and wait until early 2010 before you can be vaccinated. Given that the U.S. will get its hands on an estimated 45 million doses of the new vaccine by late October, and depending on whether one or two shots are required to invoke an antibody response to the new swine flu, about one seventh (more likely), to one third of the population of the United States could be vaccinated during the first round.

But if you are NOT one of the lucky first to be vaccinated, and the virus does turn significantly worse, all is not lost. There are still antiviral drugs that can be administered to break an infection that has got started in your body. To learn more about your options I recommend that you check out Survive Pandemic Flu, which was written in response to the emergence of the new pandemic. It goes into great detail about pandemic influenza, and what you can do to protect both yourself and your family from the threat.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Japan Gov. promote 30 seconds hand-washing method

Japan's Ministry of Health, to teach the people wash their hands 30 seconds method. First of all, cropped fingernails, second, take off watches and rings. Third, spend 20 to 30 seconds to wash hands with liquid soap, especially the thumb, back of the hand and wrist. Experts recommend sing "Happy Birthday Song" twice, then it is just long enough. You may try.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Drug-resistant Swine Influenza virus transmit via human in Japan

There is many drug-resistant cases of Human swine influenza (H1N1) all over the world, Japan has recently discovered the first cases of swine influenza drug-resistant human transmission. The girl has never taken Tamiflu, but infected ”Tamiflu” resistant swine flu virus.

Health and Welfare Ministry said a girl in Sapporo of Hokkaido, had never taken ”Tamiflu”, she admitted to hospital of fever last month, it is confirmed she was affected by swine flu resistance virus. The girl recovered next day after being prescribed ” Relenza” from the hospital.

However, the Ministry of Health and Welfare refused to confirm the girl were infected by drug-resistant-to-human transmission of swine influenza, but they do not deny this possibility. They claimed that she only infected with a variant of swine flu, and there is no evidence to show that the Infective power of this virus is strong and the toxicity is become stronger.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tanning Protects Against The Swine Flu?

[Post by Jessica L. Flint, College student major Physics] I would like to bring to your attention a subject that the media is saying will soon be affecting us again, the Swine Flu (H1N1 virus.) As a college student majoring in Physics, I feel the need to shed light on a study I have recently become a huge supporter of, Indoor tanning as a precaution against the H1N1 virus.

Not only is indoor tanning giving us all a bit of color and a boost of confidence, a study which started out focusing on the positive effects Vitamin D has against battling the seasonal flu has taken a turn on how Vitamin D can help protect against the H1N1 Virus, commonly known as the Swine Flu Virus.

It is estimated that over 95% of U.S. senior citizens suffer from Vitamin D deficiency, along with an alarming 85% of the general U.S. public (these numbers are at their highest during the Winter months.) Unless you are getting regular UV exposure to a large portion of your body, it is imperative that you get your Vitamin D levels checked on a regular basis. Experts recommend getting in at least 2,000 IU (International Units) per pound of body weight per day of Vitamin D. It is suggested to jump into a safe tanning bed to raise Vitamin D levels, one tanning session provides 4,000 – 5,000 IU’s (International Units) per tanning session, which contains more IU’s than a glass of milk.

Not only is the intake of Vitamin D going to help combat off the Swine Flu, but studies have shown Vitamin D is responsible for lowering rates of disease, helping fight against respiratory infections and a lower death rate. Those lacking sufficient Vitamin D levels can suffer from brittle, thin bones. Not too mention Vitamin D is the happy vitamin, releasing endorphins into the blood stream. Endorphins give sudden bursts of energy and a general feeling of pleasure, who doesn’t love a vitamin that will increase happiness.

I feel this alternative is a far better solution than the mandatory Swine Flu vaccine which is in talks at the moment.

The aforementioned vaccine will be mandatory for the elderly and pregnant. As a woman, there is absolutely no way I would inject a virus into my body and into the blood stream of my unborn child. Nor would I ever suggest injecting this into someone who is elderly and naturally has a weakened immune system.


Monday, August 31, 2009

Swine influenza virus could go into lungs

Human swine influenza (H1N1 influenza) outbreak, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reiterated many times swine flu is less lethal than seasonal influenza, people should not be too fightened.
But H1N1 influenza virus are not only not afraid of hot weather,
New research also shows it is much more harmful than expected, also large infiltration in the lungs of infected persons before a large number of breeding.

Adhesion nose and throat

The University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka, the Professor, experiment on rats, monkeys and ferrets made them infected with swine influenza and seasonal influenza.
He found that seasonal influenza virus was found only in animal adhesion of the nose and other upper respiratory System. But the swine influenza virus can be found in-depth lung cells, and then a large-scale breeding, and made the infected person's lungs in severely damaged as well as pneumonia, and even death.
Kawaoka pointed out that the special attack of swine influenza infection in the lungs, was similiar as the Spanish flu pandemic which killed more than 6,000 million people in 1918.
The people whom born in 1918 was natural with antibody swine influenza, reflected the two viruses were similar.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Is Swine Flu virus derived from laboratory to make fast evolution?

Human Swine Influenza is a combination of swine flu, avian flu and human flu virus, but it has always been a mystery that no one can answer how this virus is form.

Australian plant virologist Gibbs (Adrian Gibbs) believed that the swine flu was not from nature, but the development of human vaccines in the laboratory, which accidentally allow a virus to escape and affected by the human.

WHO did not agree the theory of the 75-year-old Gibbs, after he analysis the swine influenza gene of Mexico and the United States, he found that the evolution of swine influenza viruses is much faster than the general body of the influenza virus in pigs, so it should not like spread out by pig. In his view, the virus may be from another host, such as birds or fish, who spent a period of time evolution; or researchers in the laboratory to develop vaccines using an egg, the birth of the virus in eggs, was escape from the laboratory and then proliferate in the community.

Gibbs said: "The virus may be caused by human error, the sooner we know the virus come from, the more security." He had written the report of the findings, but not published. However, he conceded that it is not enough evidence to show swine influenza virus is transmitted by the laboratory, "escaped" over the weekend, therefore he reported the case to WHO, the WHO would like to investigate.

WHO had contacted the world's human and animal influenza laboratories, research Gibbs arguments are true. Acting Assistant Director-General of WHO Keiji Fukuda said that at present all the evidence do not support the theory of Gibbs. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Department of influenza tester Dramix (Nancy Cox), did not agree with Gibbs because he did not got South American and African swine flu virus samples and the new type of swine influenza virus was evolutes in these two countries, and also "no evidence that the virus originated from an egg."

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