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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

HOG FARMERS WANT US TO STOP CALLING IT "SWINE" FLU

Here’s the update from the CDC as of 40 minutes ago.  You can see that New York is still a problem, but Texas has jumped in numbers, and is reporting the first death (a 2 yr old returning from Mexico, who succumbed in a Houston hospital).  Cases in Texas have also popped up around Dallas, in addition to the Seguin area reported yesterday.  It is suspected that most of the Texas cases are related to travel to Mexico, but this is still under investigation.  Local schools around Seguin have closed.

 

We need to put this death in perspective.  It’s not an indicator of the severity of this illness…yet.   Small children are at increased risk of severe disease in all influenza outbreaks.  In California, there was a 45 year old female who needed intensive care before recovering.  

 

Not listed here is suspected cases in North Carolina.

 

There is one suspected case in New Zealand.

 

Note:  you don’t get swine flu by eating pork.  There are reports of people avoiding pork, and slaughtering hogs.  This is the kind of herd panic we see with human populations.

 

 

 

U.S. Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection
(As of April 29, 2009, 11:00 AM ET)

States

# of laboratory confirmed cases

Deaths

Arizona

1

 

California

14

 

Indiana

1

 

Kansas

2

 

Massachusetts

2

 

Michigan

2

 

Nevada

1

 

New York City

51

 

Ohio

1

 

Texas

16

1

TOTAL COUNTS

91 cases

1 death

 

 

Wash your hands,

 

Doc D

 

 

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