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H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Case count, new deaths, phase 6 on hold, vaccine news, jump in Aussie cases, asthma as risk factor

first_imgJun 4, 2009US sees steady rise in novel H1N1 casesThe nation’s number of novel H1N1 cases rose to 11,468 today, up 414 from yesterday, an official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today at a media briefing. The number of deaths reported by states to the CDC grew by 2 to 19. The number of hospitalizations climbed to 770, about 2.5% of the cases. Rates were highest in the 5 to 24 age-group and among children younger than 5.[CDC press briefings]Five states report new novel flu deathsConnecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Wisconsin are reporting new novel H1N1 deaths, according to media reports and health departments. The ones in Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin were adults who had underlying conditions. In Illinois, the patient was a 20-year-old Chicago woman who died after giving birth. New York reported its first outstate death, an adult with an underlying condition, and New York City reported two deaths in patients who were in their 40s and had risk factors.Chan says no final decision on alert level changeMargaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), told Bloomberg News yesterday that a final decision has not been made about raising the pandemic alert from phase 5 to 6. Sources close to the WHO have told Bloomberg that the WHO would raise the level within the next 10 days. Chan advised countries to review their pandemic plans and make revisions as needed based on the novel flu strain that appears much less lethal than the H5N1 strain upon which many plans are based.[Jun 4 Bloomberg News story]Novavax, NIAID to test novel flu VLP vaccineNovavax, a biotechnology company based in Rockville, Md., announced today that it has signed an agreement with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to evaluate the company’s virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine against the novel H1N1 virus. Novavax scientists produced the first batch of novel flu VLPs in May from an isolate from a California patient. VLPs are nearly identical to viruses but lack replication genes. The new method is designed to speed production.[Jun 4 Novavax press release]Novel flu cases rise quickly in AustraliaThe number of novel H1N1 cases is Australia climbed to 876 today, 243 more than reported yesterday, the country’s Department of Health and Ageing reported. The high concentration of cases (752) in the state of Victoria has led other states to impose quarantine rules on those traveling from Victoria, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. New South Wales, for example, is barring children who traveled to Melbourne from attending school for a week after their return.[Jun 4 Sydney Morning Herald story]Asthma leads risk factors in NYC novel flu hospitalizationsThe New York City Department of Health (NYCDH) yesterday detailed risk factors that were present among the 152 residents who were hospitalized for novel influenza. At least 85% had one or more underlying health condition. The most common ones were asthma (41%), being younger than 2 years old (18%), having a compromised immune system (13%), and heart disease (12%). Pregnancy, diabetes, and chronic organ system disorders were also reported among those who were hospitalized.[Jun 3 NYCDH press release]Barbados, Trinidad report first novel flu casesThe Caribbean countries of Barbados and Trinidad reported their first novel flu cases, according to media reports today. The patient in Barbados is a 19-year-old with no recent travel history, according to the Associated Press (AP). The patient in Trinidad is a woman who had recently traveled to other countries where the virus was reported. No other details were available about her illness or exposure.[Jun 4 AP story]last_img read more

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Gobernador Wolf: “Use una máscara, Pennsylvania”

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Public Health Reiterando el mandato de la orden de usar máscara que la Secretaria de Salud, Dra. Rachel Levine firmó ayer, el Gobernador Tom Wolf nuevamente informó a todos los residentes de Pennsylvania que es obligatorio usar máscaras cuando están fuera de casa.“A medida que nos acercamos al fin de semana festivo del 4 de julio y hoy vemos otro aumento en los casos en Pennsylvania, es crucial que los residentes de Pennsylvania se tomen en serio el mandato de usar máscaras”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Este virus no se ha ido y el uso de máscaras es un esfuerzo de mitigación obligatorio que sabemos que funciona para detener la propagación.“Hemos visto evidencia que indica que los recientes aumentos de casos en Pennsylvania pueden rastrearse a ámbitos donde las personas no usaban máscaras ni practicaban el distanciamiento social. Esto puede causar más y más casos en nuestro estado. Hemos logrados avances tan extraordinarios que no debemos desperdiciarlos, arriesgando vidas y medios de vida.“Todos debemos hacer una cosa simple para detener la propagación de la COVID-19: “Use una máscara, Pennsylvania”.La orden de la Secretaria de Salud incluye que las personas deben usar máscaras en las siguientes situaciones:Estar al aire libre y sin poder mantener consistentemente una distancia de seis pies de las personas que no son miembros de su hogar;Estar en cualquier lugar interior donde generalmente se permite el ingreso de miembros del público;Esperar, viajar, conducir u operar transporte público o de paratránsito o mientras está en un taxi, servicio de automóvil privado o vehículo de uso compartido;Recibir servicios del sector de la salud en ámbitos que incluyen, entre otros, hospitales, farmacias, clínicas médicas, laboratorios, consultorios médicos u odontológicos, clínicas veterinarias o bancos de sangre; oParticipar en un trabajo, ya sea en el lugar de trabajo o realizando trabajos fuera del sitio, que implique interactuar en persona con cualquier miembro del público, trabajar en cualquier espacio visitado por los miembros del público, trabajar en cualquier espacio donde se preparan o empaquetan alimentos para la venta o distribución a otros, trabajar o caminar por áreas comunes, o en cualquier habitación o área cerrada donde otras personas, excepto los miembros del hogar o residencia de la persona, estén presentes cuando no sea posible distanciarse físicamente.La orden incluye excepciones limitadas al requisito del uso de máscaras.View this information in English. Gobernador Wolf: “Use una máscara, Pennsylvania”center_img July 02, 2020last_img read more

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Late-race opportunity leads Zuhlsdorf to winner’s circle

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 15) – Opportunity knocked on the door late in the race Saturday night and Kris Zuhlsdorf answered. National point leader Cory Probst paced the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks while Alan Lahr led the way to the Mach-1 Sport Compact checkers. Kris Zuhlsdorf was the Saturday Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod winner at Arlington Raceway. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty) Mike Kennedy led the first 12 laps of the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature at Arlington Raceway but saw his advantage up front erased by a caution. center_img Dan Menk led from start to finish of the 20-lap feature for IMCA Modifieds and Michael Stien was the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car winner. Tenth starting Dan Mackenthun topped the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event.  Zuhlsdorf capitalized, taking the lead following the ensuing restart and driving to the win.last_img read more

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