Navigation Links
Swine Flu Outbreak Not a Pandemic at This Point
Date:5/3/2009

WHO officials say cases continue to climb, but geographic spread not wide enough for highest alert

SUNDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Although the number of swine flu cases continued to climb Sunday, the World Health Organization said there is no clear sign yet that the scope of the outbreak has reached pandemic proportions.

That doesn't mean it won't, however.

"At the present time, I would still propose that a pandemic is imminent because we are seeing transmission to other countries," Dr. Michael J. Ryan, director of the World Health Organization (WHO) global alert and response team, said in a teleconference from Geneva on Sunday. "We have to expect that Phase 6 will be reached. We have to hope that it is not."

As of Sunday morning, the WHO Web site was reporting 787 confirmed cases of swine flu in 17 countries. Mexico has reported 506 cases, with 19 deaths. The United States has confirmed 226 cases in 30 states, according to statistics released Sunday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Currently, the outbreak is gauged a Level 5, meaning the disease is spreading throughout communities in at least two countries in one of WHO's six regions, in this case the United States and Mexico. To reach Phase 6, the geographic spread of the disease would have to occur in at least one other country in another region.

However, the Associated Press reported that Mexico's health secretary said on Sunday that the swine flu epidemic in his country apparently is waning.

Jose Angel Cordova told a news conference that Mexico's swine flu death toll remained at 19, while the number of confirmed cases increased slightly, from 473 to 506.

"The evolution of the epidemic is now in its declining phase," Cordova said during the news conference.

U.S. health officials were also cautiously optimistic on Sunday.

"There are several encouraging signs," Dr. Anne
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Related medicine news :

1. Swine Flu Outbreak Not a Pandemic, Yet
2. Cleanose Personal Air Filters Offer Added Protection From Inhaled Viruses/ Swine Flu/ H1N1 and Other Inhaled Dangers
3. Swine Flu Continues to Spread Across U.S.
4. Scope of Swine Flu Outbreak in Mexico Might Be Smaller Than Thought
5. From SARS to Swine Flu: Protecting Your Dental / Medical Practice
6. Swine Flu Infections Now at 141 in 19 U.S. States
7. Photos: Traveler Interest Shifts From Mexico to the Caribbean in Light of Swine Flu
8. Safety Product Company Sees Increased Inquiries Resulting from H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
9. Industry Coalition Advises Against Use of Dietary Supplements as Swine Flu Remedy, Cure
10. What All Parents Should Know about Swine Flu
11. Swine Flu Infections Now Top 140 in U.S.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Swine Flu Outbreak Not a Pandemic at This Point 
(Date:4/23/2014)... Oncotarget , explored tumour heterogeneity where different ... signatures within the same cancer. Such differences could ... strategies. , Firstly they confirmed the mutual exclusivity ... or BRAF mutation. Secondly, they found that lung ... that specific mutation present uniformly throughout the tumour, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... bottom of Alzheimer,s disease has been a rapidly ... In the latest crook in the research road, ... interaction between proteins associated with the disease. The ... Chemical Neuroscience , could have important implications for ... Nieznanski and colleagues explain that for years, research ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... (Chicago) A recently FDA-approved device has been shown ... as much as 50 percent. When coupled with an ... Rush, the device facilitated the complete elimination of seizures ... in the decade-long clinical trials. , That,s good news ... in the U.S. living with epilepsy whose seizures can,t ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... April 22, 2014 Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical ... from depression . , A team of ... by which ghrelin (a hormone with natural anti-depressant properties) ... potentially powerful new treatment for depression in the form ... The study, published online in April,s issue of ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... Bethesda, MD, April 22, 2014: The Association for ... The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics on ... the baccalaureate and master,s levels of education. The ... (MLS) Curriculum Task Force of the AMP Training ... the critical need of educating future medical laboratory ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Non-uniform genetic mutations identified in lung cancers could lead to targeted treatment 2Health News:Newly approved brain stimulator offers hope for individuals with uncontrolled epilepsy 2Health News:Depressed? Researchers identify new anti-depressant mechanisms, therapeutic approaches 2Health News:Depressed? Researchers identify new anti-depressant mechanisms, therapeutic approaches 3Health News:AMP publishes curriculum recommendations for medical laboratory scientists 2
... blood vessel walls can vary among individuals depending on factors ... research at UC Davis. The new research reinforces the ... linings that can lead to heart disease and strokes. ... cholesterol," known to increase risk of inflammation of the endothelium, ...
... Salamon HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay ... weeks early has no discernible impact on babies, a new ... than their full-term peers and those delays may affect their ... term and 1,200 late preterm infants -- those born between ...
... 2011) Two studies published in the current issue ... islet cell transplantation for treating diabetes. Researchers in Milan, ... in diabetic therapy and islet cell regeneration and Canadian ... in vitro. Both studies are in the ...
... Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The area of the brain ... that suggests the brain is a "task machine" instead of ... brain scans, the researchers measured neural activity in eight blind ... blind since birth, showed activity in the exact same part ...
... cell phone use does not appear to increase the ... a study by University of Manchester scientists suggests. ... Office of National Statistics to look at trends in ... 1998 and 2007. The study, published in the ...
... urban public housing spend more time playing outdoors than ... Columbia University and Princeton University. Contrary to ... living in poorer circumstances would be playing outside less, ... played outside 13 percent more per day, on average, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study reinforces link between obesity, high-fat meals and heart disease 2Health News:Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays 2Health News:Delivery Even a Bit Early May Mean Developmental Delays 3Health News:Researchers work at the frontiers of islet cell transplantation 2Health News:Researchers work at the frontiers of islet cell transplantation 3Health News:Cell-phone use not related to increased brain cancer risk 2Health News:Children in public housing play outdoors more 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... HILLSBORO, Ore. , Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... and a targeting guide with accompanying instrumentation to place ... new adjunct to the soft tissue (e.g. ligament) repair ... soft tissue repair heals. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... a manufacturer of ergonomically designed laboratory equipment for research, ... Japan to sell and service the Hitachi brand ... utilize its network of sales professionals throughout the United ... assistance in application use, product benefits and features, options and accessories, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014   Oligomerix, Inc. , a privately ... for Alzheimer,s disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders, announced ... Valhalla, NY as of January 15, ... at New York Medical College. Oligomerix, which ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3NuAire announces sales and service of Hitachi Koki centrifuges in North America 2Oligomerix Relocates Corporate Headquarters and Secures Additional Laboratory Space from New York Medical College 2
... Eisai Corporation of North America today announced that the ... review the company,s supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for ... injection) to treat patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). ... diseases that limit the production of functional blood cells. ...
... Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN ) today announced that ... Zometa(R) (zoledronic acid) in the treatment of bone metastases ... primary and secondary endpoints and demonstrated superior efficacy compared ... the time to the first on-study Skeletal Related Events ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Accepts sNDA for Alternative Dosing Regimen for Dacogen(R) (decitabine for injection) to Treat Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 2Denosumab Demonstrates Superiority Over Zometa(R) in Pivotal Phase 3 Head-to-Head Trial in Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases 2Denosumab Demonstrates Superiority Over Zometa(R) in Pivotal Phase 3 Head-to-Head Trial in Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases 3Denosumab Demonstrates Superiority Over Zometa(R) in Pivotal Phase 3 Head-to-Head Trial in Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases 4Denosumab Demonstrates Superiority Over Zometa(R) in Pivotal Phase 3 Head-to-Head Trial in Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases 5Denosumab Demonstrates Superiority Over Zometa(R) in Pivotal Phase 3 Head-to-Head Trial in Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases 6Denosumab Demonstrates Superiority Over Zometa(R) in Pivotal Phase 3 Head-to-Head Trial in Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases 7Denosumab Demonstrates Superiority Over Zometa(R) in Pivotal Phase 3 Head-to-Head Trial in Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases 8
... a sterile nonpyrogenic, transparent viscoelastic solution of ... mg/mL of high molecular weight (greater than ... physiological saline. In the limit of zero ... (105 Pa s) at 25C, and the ...
Orbital Retractor, schepens Retractors, overall length:154mm....
... places fast and accurate visual ... Utilising standard computer hardware and ... with new testing and display ... integrated into a modern ophthalmic ...
... With a test capability extending to 80, ... a patient's visual field, allowing peripheral defects ... field to be explored. Practice Management Integration ... practice. With the Medmont Studio package the ...
Medicine Products: