Navigation Links
WHO Warns of Possible Pandemic as Mexico Seeks to Contain Swine Flu
Date:4/25/2009

anization and other international partners to assure early detection and warning and to respond as rapidly as possible to this threat," Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the CDC, said during a Friday afternoon press briefing.

Besser said the CDC issued an outbreak notice for travelers to central Mexico and Mexico City, alerting people to the flu outbreak. "At this time there are no recommendations for U.S. travelers to change, restrict or alter their travel plans to Texas, California or Mexico," he said.

While Mexico's flu season is usually over by now, health officials noticed a sizeable uptick in flu cases in recent weeks. The World Health Organization reported about 800 cases of flu-like symptoms in Mexico in recent weeks, most of them among healthy young adults, with 57 deaths in Mexico City and three in central Mexico, The New York Times reported Friday.

That could be worrisome. Seasonal flus usually strike hardest at infants and the elderly, but pandemic flus -- such as the 1918-19 Spanish flu, which killed an estimated 20 million to 40 million people worldwide -- often strike young, healthy people, the newspaper reported.

Schuchat said Thursday that the virus in the United States is influenza A N1H1 mixed with swine influenza viruses. The virus contains genetic pieces from four different flu viruses -- North American swine influenza, North American avian influenza, human influenza viruses and swine influenza viruses found in Asia and Europe, she said.

"That particular genetic combination of swine influenza viruses has not been recognized before in the U.S. or elsewhere," Schuchat said.

The viruses found in the United States are resistant to two antiviral medications -- amantadine and rimantadine -- but are susceptible to the antivirals oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza), Schuchat said.

Swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza. Swine flu
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. The Most Common Cause of Hair Loss Is the Least Suspected, Warns Trichology Expert
2. Gambling threatens national security, new book warns
3. FDA Warns Drug Makers to Stop Selling Unapproved Prescription Painkillers
4. ConsumerLab.com Warns of Problems with Mulitivitamins and Vitamin Water
5. Orange County Plastic Surgeon Warns: When It Comes To The Face And Body, The Best Deal Could Cost More
6. Research Shows that Weekend Binge Drinking Can Lead to Parents Drink Driving - Warns the Linwood Group
7. American Kidney Fund Warns of Kidney Disease Risk Factors During Kidney Awareness Month
8. FDA Warns Users on Psoriasis Drug
9. Deadly in Pink: New Report Warns Big Tobacco Has Stepped Up Targeting of Women and Girls
10. Consumer Advisory: Agriculture Department Warns of Tainted Raw Milk Sold By Dauphin County Dairy
11. Scientists uncover indicator that warns leukemia is progressing to more dangerous form
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... New York City, NY (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... to the life sciences industry, has launched a new ... mobile responsiveness, as well as increased access to the ... “The new cbpartners.com provides an ideal platform to showcase ... global health access issues,” says CBPartners’ Chief Executive Officer, ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... the latest results of the 4th “Trending in ... suite model. , Every day multinational corporations ... contracts, expense forms etc. To meet this challenge, ... (S2P) suites which can be defined as a ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... -- Adults with dyslexia are more likely to report ... than people who don,t have the learning disorder, according ... up to 10 percent of people, causes problems with ... adults with this condition said they suffered physical abuse ... without dyslexia. "Even after accounting for age, race, ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 ... use of calorie information on menus, if it,s available, to ... U.S. study. Women in particular review the menu labeling, ... with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ... to help choose their meal, compared with just under half ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... the amount of alcoholic beverages consumed, even for ... reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower body ... a new multi-center study published in The ... of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The ... suggest that consuming light-to-moderate amounts of alcohol (0.6-0.8 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:CBPartners Announces New Website 2Health News:‘Source-to-Pay’ e-Procurement Is Real Performance Driver for Purchasing Departments 2Health News:‘Source-to-Pay’ e-Procurement Is Real Performance Driver for Purchasing Departments 3Health News:Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse 2Health News:60 Percent of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted: CDC 2Health News:60 Percent of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted: CDC 3Health News:New study shows drinking alcohol provides no heart health benefit 2
... March 26 The statement below is attributable ... Association. This statement is being issued in response to ... England Journal of Medicine about prostate-specific antigen ... great interest the coverage surrounding the two studies about ...
... Percent of Surveyed MCO Pharmacy Directors Say They ... Idiopathic Arthritis and Pediatric Crohn,s Disease, According to ... 26 Decision Resources, one of the world,s ... healthcare issues, finds that 30 percent of surveyed ...
... radicals, researchers say , , THURSDAY, March 26 (HealthDay ... children,s lung growth and function, as well as ... University of Southern California researchers. , "Many factors ... variation and environmental exposures such as tobacco smoke ...
... (ASCTA) is formed in response to the Food and Drug Administration,s ... body are drugs, a position the ASCTA opposes. This physician ... adult stem cell therapy to their patients more quickly. , ... ...
... Strategic Cost Management Expertise with Hospitals Nationwide to Help ... An exclusive group of hospital CEOs from ... to Texas, and California to the Carolinas, will convene ... summit to address the implications of the economic stimulus ...
... March 26 Birner Dental Management Services, Inc. ... of PERFECT TEETH dental practices, ... Total dental group practice revenue decreased $371,000, or .6%, ... to $34.5 million. The Company,s earnings before interest, taxes, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:American Urological Association Statement in Support of Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing 2Health News:American Urological Association Statement in Support of Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing 3Health News:As a Result of the FDA Investigation Into TNF-Alpha Inhibitors, 30 Percent of Surveyed Rheumatologists Have Altered Their Prescription Patterns for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis 2Health News:As a Result of the FDA Investigation Into TNF-Alpha Inhibitors, 30 Percent of Surveyed Rheumatologists Have Altered Their Prescription Patterns for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis 3Health News:Genes May Boost Harm to Kids From Secondhand Smoke 2Health News:Physician Group Opposes FDA's Position on Adult Stem Cells 2Health News:Physician Group Opposes FDA's Position on Adult Stem Cells 3Health News:Healthcare CEO Summit Addressing Strategic Implications of Economic Stimulus Package to be Hosted by InfoLogix 2Health News:Healthcare CEO Summit Addressing Strategic Implications of Economic Stimulus Package to be Hosted by InfoLogix 3Health News:Birner Dental Management Services, Inc. Announces Earnings for Year End and Fourth Quarter 2008 2Health News:Birner Dental Management Services, Inc. Announces Earnings for Year End and Fourth Quarter 2008 3Health News:Birner Dental Management Services, Inc. Announces Earnings for Year End and Fourth Quarter 2008 4Health News:Birner Dental Management Services, Inc. Announces Earnings for Year End and Fourth Quarter 2008 5Health News:Birner Dental Management Services, Inc. Announces Earnings for Year End and Fourth Quarter 2008 6Health News:Birner Dental Management Services, Inc. Announces Earnings for Year End and Fourth Quarter 2008 7Health News:Birner Dental Management Services, Inc. Announces Earnings for Year End and Fourth Quarter 2008 8Health News:Birner Dental Management Services, Inc. Announces Earnings for Year End and Fourth Quarter 2008 9
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014   LabStyle Innovations ... Solution, today announced the appointment of Professor ... of its Board of Directors. Prof. ... business experience to LabStyle as an entrepreneur, venture ... and corporate governance expert. He currently serves on ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Most osteoporosis patients want ... a recent online survey* sponsored by Mission Pharmacal Company. ... National Osteoporosis Foundation online support community, revealed that 74 ... that comes in a form other than a pill ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  Celsion Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... from institutional investors to purchase an aggregate of approximately ... at-the-market registered direct offering, led by a dedicated health ... purchase agreements with these investors pursuant to which the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 3LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 4Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3
... --  Empire Genomics today announced that it has ... portfolio for the Japanese market.  The deal represents Empire,s international ... "We are excited to have such a proven and expert ... access to our broad genomic product and service portfolio," said ...
... MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for ... mg, 15 mg, and 20 mg. This product is the ... which is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia and the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Empire Genomics Chooses Funakoshi as Japan Distributor 2Mylan Launches Generic Version of Zyprexa® Tablets 2
... endoscope is the first Video ... instrument incorporates a 2.0mm instrument ... insertion tube. The slim size ... easy introduction even through areas ...
... Used for temporary internal drainage from ... Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended ... is advised; C-Flex® and Sof-Flex® stents ... six (6) months; silicone stents must ...
... internal drainage from the ureteropelvic junction to ... for ease of placement and patient compliance. ... for repositioning and ease of removal. AQ® ... that when activated, attracts and holds water ...
... Double Pigtail Ureteral Stents have an ... maximizes migration. They also feature unique ... cost savings. Each Classic Double PigTail ... Double PigTail Ureteral Stent with attached ...
Medicine Products: