Sunday a pregnant woman died from the swine flu in Egypt in an intensive care unit from a Beheira governorate hospital in Nile Delta. A health ministry spokesperson said the woman was six months pregnant when she died and that she had been admitted in the hospital for five days. The woman who was not named was 31 years old and was admitted on November 8 because of symptoms resembling the swine … [Read more...]
MERS Virus Outbreak – Prevention of SARS, Swine Flu Learnt?
Hong Kong has emerged as the city with several global pandemic fears in recent years. It has recently grabbed the headlines for the swine-flu outbreaks. It was given the status of the worst-affected city during the 2003 SARS outbreak. During the SARS outbreak, the city received an unwelcome distinction of being the home for over one fifth of the world’s SARS cases. But the city was quick to … [Read more...]
Utah orders slaughter of show pigs to check swine flu
Amidst the rising fear of swine flu, Utah’s veterinarian's office has issued an emergency order on Tuesday for all pigs that are exhibited at state’s fairs and livestock shows to be slaughtered after the events. The order has been passed with an aim to protect Utah's pork industry from disease. Department spokesman Larry Lewis said, four of the five states that border Utah have seen pigs … [Read more...]
California Sees High Influenza Death Toll In Unusually Severe Season
SACRAMENTO, California: A bizarrely influenza flu season has claimed lives of at least 147 young and middle-aged people in California. It is 10 times the number killed by influenza viruses by the same point in time last year, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said on Friday. In 2012-2013, only 14 deaths under age 65 had been reported, and there were 106 … [Read more...]